Both brilliantly glutenfree, and seriously local, with a quality clearly linked to their dedication to organic, local, and pasture raised ingredients. Revel Kitchen not only makes certifiably safe celiac food, they create community, keep it simple but creative, and make the gamut - from pancake to burger - really good food. The venison sausage, breakfast potatoes, and paleo PB and strawberry jam pancakes - all beyond description good! I'm always pleased to travel to St Louis, if only to stop in at this dedicated gf eatery!
I’m so happy I found this place while in town. You know how it is to be in a new place and worried about finding safe, good food! Everything is GF except they do offer a whole wheat wrap option. It’s not a fancy, white linen and candles type of place, but everything is really high quality, even down to their water station which offers 3 different options (chilled, room temp and sparkling). A really nice touch! The hubby (not GF) and I both got Mediterranean chicken wraps, and we were both raving about them. The GF wrap was delicious! Staff was terrific as well. I wish we had one of these in Kansas City!
I shall keep it simple, because it was simple: Simply good, simply SAFE, simply amazing. Revel Kitchen cooks fusion, gluten-free entirely, with paleo and vegan options. While it keeps the menu simple with rotating specials, that simplicity gives its chef(s) the chance to make the food shine. From the classic American grass-fed burger, to bibimbap on cauliflower rice for the lunch offerings, to a full and fully stellar brunch menu, you can't go wrong at Revel.I was over-abundantly pleased with the PB& Strawberry Jam Pancakes, Waffles, Sweet Tater Hash and Venison Sausage for brunch. Lunch a few days later made my day again.I've found more and more spots that are dedicated these days, and entirely free from the risk of cross-contamination. But I have yet to find an eatery that provides not just gluten-free SAFE food, but really-really-really good food.Organic. Gluten-free. Local. Made-to-order.If I've any complaint, it's price -- and service was a bit slow for the brunch despite my cousin and I being the only two guests. But that wasn't repeated for lunch. If I could live nearer, I would...just to stop in as a regular.
Staff knew exactly what I could and couldn’t order. Basically, you pick whether you want a wrap, bowl, etc, then pick the flavor profile (Asian, Buffalo, BBQ, etc), and certain vegetables and sauces are included. That’s $7. If you want to add grass-fed beef, free range chicken, wild salmon, etc, it’s another $5. They have additional sides that are all $4, plus drinks, including kombucha on tap, that vary by type. I had the Asian cauliflower bowl with beef, and it was excellent. I’m a big guy, and I was hungry. The bowl was plenty for me.
This was my second time at Revel. I asked about the gf wrap option. They use Udis and said they warm it on the grill. When I asked about cross-contamination on the grill they said, “It’s so hot it kills anything that’s there.” Uh....no. There’s a reason some restaurants have separate pizza ovens, separate toasters, and clean their flat tops for celiacs. I suggested they do some more research, and I ordered a salad. The food is delicious - lots of healthy flavor and good texture.
The concept is good, but the dishes are lacking in flavor because there is little spice added to the meat when it is cooked. Seems like they could use more sauces. The best thing I have gotten are the brussel sprouts. They accomodated gluten and dairy free
I was very disappointed this IS NOT a dedicated gluten free kitchen. I know they are careful, but they shouldn't be advertised as dedicated if they aren't, it's that simple. I have to choose restaurants for my two daughters that have celiac. If there's cross contamination they are sick, it's not me that's sick. Staff is very nice and food was delish.