Went here with a few friends for dinner. Was handed GF menu and assured that every item on the menu was prepared in a distinct GF environment including the fried items (chips and fries). Ate the Big Sky salad and had the homemade chips, all off the GF menu. Half hour later, sicker than a dog. Would not recommend, there is definetly a lack of communication between waiters and cooks, or maybe they just don't care about cross contamination... Disappointing after thinking I finally found a place that ensured food and fried food was celiac friendly on Front street in Hartford.
(Previous rating was a 5) I had an adverse reaction to my meal yesterday for the first time. I ate here several times without issue, always getting the Skinny Dip and loving every second of it. But don’t think I’ll be back after this last visit. 😞
Awesome. So many choices and environmentally conscious too!
Had dedicated gluten free menu with a lot to chooses from. I got the bison filet with baked potato and asparagus. I am also peanut intolerant so I asked the server about that. She was able to answer right away. Order came fairly quickly and I have to say that for the money, everything was worth every penny. Everything tasted very good and I have to say that the filet was the best I EVER tasted. I’m not used to being able to have a filling meal with 2 sides but I was very impressed! I had absolutely no digestive issues afterwards. I will definitely be back.
Overall very good experience! I ordered their beef burger on a gluten free bun with a side of French fries (dedicated GF fryer). The patty was a bit over cooked but that’s my only complaint. Service was good!
They had a dedicated fryer and gluten free buns! The buns were not bad! It's been about 5 hours since my meal and I'm not sick. They change gloves and everything. They seem very aware of cross contamination.
Food was amazing and if you sit at the bar you can see the staff cooking the meal right in front of you. I got steak, asparagus, & fries (separate frier). They had a ton of other sides to choose from that are gluten free as well. Unfortunately, there is no gf dessert option other than vanilla ice cream.
The experience was good overall. As a newly diagnosed celiac, this is one of three places I have tried to trust. Our server seemed to totally understand the term “celiac” and provided their gluten free menu. The food was delicious, but my body’s reaction was not. I definitely think that somehow I got “glutened”; probably should have asked more questions and been more assertive rather than just trusting the menu and assuming the severity was fully understood. I would recommend that celiacs tread with caution and excessive communication.
I’ve gotten sick from their fries even though they said they were safe. I have also found onion mixed in with my lettuce when I specified I am highly allergic to onion. If you are highly sensitive, I do not recommend eating here.
NOT SAFE! My son started to eat his food and we just confirmed it's safe. Server checked and said the kitchen missed the gluten allergy call out on the ticket. Wife ordered the veggie burger and the cook came out to let her know there was panko crumbs in it and said he was confused between vegan and GF?? Manager was very apologetic.
Server was amazing when it came to all the inquiries we had but unfortunately the kitchen didn’t do so well. Taste was fine not celiac friendly regardless of the Gluten Free menu offerings (that are cooked on same cookware and fryers as non-GF food). Got sick even with warnings, will not be a next time for us.
I felt reasonably safe, and didn’t feel sick afterwards. However, the service was so awful, it was hard to overlook and therefore made me question the safety of my food while eating. I felt like I wasn’t really being listened to when placing my order, and the server did not seem knowledgeable. Open kitchen, for what it’s worth. I had a bison burger, and the meat was over cooked beyond my request, but still good. However, the generic gluten free bun ($$$$) was cold and crumbled. Would have been better off with a lettuce wrap of the meat or no bun. Extremely slow service, even taking into consideration it was a weekend. Server had our table as well as 5+ others, including a party of 11 people right next to us.
Ask for the kitchen manager! He was phenomenal. Separate GF French fry fryer. My husband tried the GF bun and he said it was excellent. I went bunless on my burger and t was great. Got the Avalon, listen.... the aoli is excellent but if they’re not willing to go get it out from the back don’t get it bc it’s constantly being spread on regular bread. They offered and I accepted, delicious. I wanna subtract stars bc our waiter honestly was useless, he didn’t know what celiac was or understand GF so I politely asked for the kitchen manager and he ignored us the rest of the time, never asked how our food was and took forever on the check. BUT, the kitchen manager WAS SO KNOW and well versed in cross contamination and such that we have to go w a 5 here. He has a food science degree. As always, ask solid questions and figure out for yourself what is safe rather than just trusting the gluten free menu. Make sure to get them to change their gloves and etc.
We have just had an excellent meal here. I am gluten intolerant. They have a gluten free menu and the waitress was very helpful indeed. I had the bison avalon burger which was really delicious with a very nice gluten free bun. The setting is quite cosy with booths around the edge and table seating in the middle. I would definitely eat there again.
Love the decor. Gluten free options were great, on a separate menu. The employees were knowledgeable. The gf bun for the burgers is AMAZING. It's soft and squishy. It's light and airy. I was very impressed that they even offered some vanilla ice cream or a root beer float for dessert. I loved my meal - those burgers are HUGE. Fries are delicious. No complaints, only compliments. I'll be back!
A+ Cealiac friendly, dedicated fried for chips and fries.... but the Steaks are Amazing! They have a real GF menu, nothing on the menu is cross contaminated like sometimes I see on other GF menus that are fried in combined fries. Anyhoo. Highly recommend. We had a great meal and awesome server.
Wow, this is now my favorite burger place. Great buns and French fries and the burger is delicious. I never would have tried this place but for staying with someone at a nearby hospital. Will definitely be coming back here regularly. I’m looking forward to trying the salmon, too.
Gf buns and a separate fryer for fries. Very Celiac friendly!
Excellent service! Fast and Polite and totally understood the difference between someone who has a severe celiac‘s allergy versus someone who just enjoys eating gluten free food. I highly recommend coming here and eating without worrying about getting sick!! 👌👍👍