Ate here a couple of times on this stay. Restaraunt is now completely a buffet, no al a carte. I have gluten and dairy allergies and did fine. The one thing that I should mention is that the experience will fluctuate greatly on the staff/chef on duty. First time in on Tuesday I was basically told what you see is what you geton the buffet, and there are no substitutions from the bsck and nothing I can have for dessert. However, on a Saturday visit the chef was spectacular. She whipped me up stuff in the back that was great and safe to eat. They even brought me out sorbet for dessert. My advice us to be persistent and ask because it makes a whirl of difference.
Excellent staff. I asked about gluten free options and got a personal walk through of the buffet with the chef who identified for me what was naturally GF, what had the potential for CC and what was not GF. The chef prepared and delivered my GF Mickey pancakes and freshly baked chocolate muffin himself. Very happy with my experience in terms of GF eating. Quick note to beware of cost however as the buffet cost my partner and I $100 for lunch. If I had of known we were paying $50 each, we probably would have eaten elsewhere. I overheard others complain that it was $27 per child. If you don't mind paying extra, I would highly recommend!
Great options - Disney staff are very accommodating and knowledgeable! Breakfast: ask to speak to a chef to prepare a non cross-contaminated plate from the kitchen. Lunch/Dinner: ask for an allergy menu and look for the items marked 'For Gluten', meaning for people with a gluten allergy (or celiacs).
The options for GF were minimal and virtually none if you're also vegetarian. The chef came out to talk with me, which seemed like a good thing, except what was prepared was three separate steamed and unseasoned side dishes: peas, broccolini, and huge asparagus, with a pasta noodle in my broccolini. The server was defensive that I was not pleased with this vegetarian option. They had promised rice, which never arrived.
Cannot say enough positive things about this place. The only place in SoCal where I can get a home cooked American-style all you can eat breakfast, not get glutened, and get hugs from my childhood heroes ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Usually I feel so embarrassed or anxious at restaurants but here I feel both special and normal at the same time.
We had horrible service. Our table was ignored and the staff seemed to have a hard time understanding English. My chicken wasn't cooked all the way and the chef came out and didn't argue, he agreed it wasn't cooked and took it away. Never apologized, never offered to get me something else. I don't normally post reviews but this was an awful experience.
Excellent experience. The chef came out and talked with us for the supper decision and then again when dessert was ordered. They went out of their way to help with any and all questions we had about how the food was prepared. Will eat here again every chance we have.
This was an amazing dining experience! Their allergy-friendly menu not only lists which items are gluten free, but also which are free of dairy, egg and other common allergens. Our server was more than accommodating and even let me substitute a side so that the gluten free entrée I wanted could also be dairy free. I had the chicken (incredible), and they even brought out complimentary gluten free flat bred in place of the bread basket. They give you the option to talk to the chef, but our server was so knowledgable I never felt the need to. Love, love, love this place!
Had wonderful gluten free Mickey Mouse waffles here! The buffet was average but the waffles and character hugs were awesome! Felt like a little kid again. Although a bit on the pricey side, I would recommend it and would go back. Staff was knowledgeable and waffles came out with an allergy flag and huge slab of butter that was clean. I was also told to avoid the sausage.
This lovely, upscale cafe is located in Disney's Grand Californian hotel & spa, part of the Disneyland Resort. My family includes 2 gluten-intolerant members and one member with Celiac Disease, and the staff and chefs were very knowledgeable and accommodating. They have gluten-free pasta, bun, pizza crust, french fry and bread options, and they cook everything separately. When they bring specially cooked food and even butter out, they mark it with a small flag that says "allergy" to alert all to keep it separate. I had the cobb salad, while my sister had the tuna sandwich and my niece had rice noodle pasta. Everything was delicious and the service was wonderful. It's a little pricey but well worth it.