San Chez a Tapas Bistro

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 23 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Bread/Buns + 9 more
87% of 16 votes say it's Celiac friendly

38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Directions

(616) 774-8272
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    Excellent food and very well informed on their extensive list of allergy menus. The GF bread was super good. Definitely a place worth a visit, we definitely plan to come back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Absolutely fantastic. Very knowledgeable staff and the best GF bread I’ve ever had. Try the bread with gf roasted garlic cloves...felt like real bread!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    I love the concept of Roam by San Chez, the decor, and the atmosphere. What fell short, was their knowledge on food sensitivities. Having gluten allergies/celiacs is not about what level you can tolerate or have. GF people beware! Substituting the bread for GF and then leaving all other components like beer and sauces with gluten is not validating to label a menu item GF! These should be corrected as they are not truly GF. I could explain my whole experience but basically the above is what I wanted to share and address.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    This place is amazing! They have so many gluten free options & gluten free bread to go with all the apps. They are very accommodating! The trout dip & stuffed mushrooms are yummy 😋

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    Very tasty food with knowledgeable staff. Very sensitive celiac and never had issues.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This was the first place I ever ate in Grand Rapids on my first visit. I fell in love with it and made it a point to stop everytime I was in the area. After I moved here it became a mainstay. I don't get there as often as I'd like but they have a wide variety of gluten free options fand a GF friendly staff

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Exceptional! loved everything, great knowledgeable and sweet staff. I'm very a sensitive celiac and everything was perfect! we ordered paella, salmon tapas, chicken and chorizo tapas, and there were plenty more choices. Their menu as well descriptive for alerting any possible contamination and how to order each dish

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    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Good GF options and great service. The two items we ordered were odd, like the ingredients didn't quite blend right. But we didn't get sick and you can't argue with that.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Awesome place! They take allergies seriously. Fanciest GF menu I've seen, usually use to a binder with pages or loose leaf paper ls but they have separate menus for allergies just like their original menus. They are very respectful!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    I've eaten here several times and I always feel safe as well as welcome. The staff go out of their way to make sure they understand your needs. Since this is Tapas, my server explained which foods ordered by my table mates were gluten free and brought GF bread or crackers on the plate while putting regular bread on the side, to prevent cross-contamination. This helped me feel like I didn't have to be annoying to my friends about what my needs were.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    This place is amazing. Robust flavors, huge gf menu, great bread, great everything. The gambas asadas all fuego is to die for.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Sanchez is great about allergies and food sensitivities. Their food is delicious. Goat cheese dip and heart of palm salad are fabulous! They also have locally made sodas

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Quite a few options that are GF. And the food is amazing. Staff is knowledgable.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    This place is great! They have a separate full menu dedicated to GF with many choices. The wait staff is very accommodating and knowledgeable. And the food is amazing! We have been here twice so far and both experiences have been excellent. Make sure to try the Goat Cheese Pavlova Cheesecake; it is to die for!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Immediately after landing in Grand Rapids, we headed to San Chez. I ate here in 2013 and discovered their gluten free bread and welcoming atmosphere, and it was the first place I wanted to visit on my return. They have a really kind and well educated staff on celiac disease. I ordered off of their separate gluten free menu, and our server (Tyler) circled back to check in with me about the tostones because they are made in a shared fryer. I didn't order them as a result. I did have the pollo y chorizo dish, the gf bread loaf with the quince butter and salsa verde. All were fantastic! I also tried the whole garlic and red pepper appetizer, but didn't love it. I can't wait to eat here again!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I have never been so sick after eating here. Like an extra for the exorcist movie. I was comfortable with my waitress however different people bring out your food and I don't think she communicated my gluten allergy.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    We ate here twice, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Because it was just the two of us we wanted to try more of the tapas. Love this app for helping us find amazing food, especially when traveling. Wish we had more time to explore GR!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Very knowledge staff, great menu. this place never disappoints! Be sure to have anything with goat cheese, if you can tolerate dairy, and never leave without having the chocolate flourless cake with hand made truffles and raspberry sauce. San Chez is my favorite place in GR!

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    5 years ago

    My gf hubby really loves this place. Likes how knowledgeable the staff is, and their flexibility with gf options. Was also able to buy from them a bag of the gf hoagie buns they use. Very nice.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Great gluten free brunch options, staff is very helpful and knowledgable. Most of their menu is flexible so it can be altered to gluten free!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    6 years ago

    This place is unbelievable! The GF bread is great and the GF menu is quite extensive.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Tapas
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
8 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
8 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
8 am - 10 pm
Thursday
8 am - 10 pm
Friday
8 am - 11 pm
Saturday
8 am - 11 pm
Sunday
8 am - 10 pm

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