The Brushmill by the Waterfall

4 ratings
$$$$ • Restaurant, Bar
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Dessert
Safety Rating
4 ratings

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129 W Main St
Chester, CT 06412

Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

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Amazing food. My partner, who has the allergies, said the pan seared chicken is the best chicken she’s ever had, ever. The bread was amazing, although not GF, they did have GF bread - made with rice so she still couldn’t have it. The parsnip soup amazing. My burger was also fantastic.

A side note- we were celebrating our anniversary and they gave us a card and champagne- classy. Anyone that attentive adds a few more stars - so 8 from me!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This place is phenomenal for gluten-free. And also for dairy free. So much to choose from and the waitstaff is very knowledgeable. So glad they chose to have many options.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The Brushmill is great for celiacs. The menu isn’t marked up but all the servers are well informed about all allergens on the menu. The kitchen is also switching any soy sauce containing dishes to tamari. I highly recommend the Brushmill. They have great food and a great atmosphere. I’m work there as a host currently, so I eat there a lot and can attest to the servers’ and chefs’ knowledge about celiac and any other allergens.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 11 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Dessert

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bar
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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I was blown away at the grand opening of this spectacular restaurant this past Thursday. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and was able to dine without any cross contamination! Both fine dining and tavern style options are available with gluten free options for both adventurous and picky eaters. About half of the menu is prepared without gluten containing ingredients and can be prepared celiac safe if you notify your server. At the mention of an allergy or celiac disease, a manager came directly to my table to assist me with ordering and ensure safe food preparation. Anyone working there who is not currently SafeServe certified for allergies, will be in a short amount of time. The pastry chefs even ensured that two of the desserts are completely celiac safe!

I split the bass and duck with a friend, and we were both incredibly satisfied. For dessert we shared a Creme brûlée and an incredible soufflé. My main criticism of the dining experience would have been that not all of the servers have completely memorized the table numbers.

Overall, everything was spectacular, from the uniquely handmade cocktails to the exquisitely prepared fresh food. The menu and wine list had me envying every table that had ordered something different from my own selection, while still leaving me incredibly satisfied with my own selections!

The Brushmill is currently reservation only and can ensure gluten free bread will be available if you give a couple of days notice with your reservation. I am optimistic that gluten free bread will be consistently available as the restaurant becomes more popular.

If anyone hopes to enjoy the burger or grilled cheese off of the children’s menu, they can use separate pans and simply need to be notified at the time the reservation is made. Even so, the fine dining and tavern menus include items that many picky eaters will still enjoy.

For parents of infants or children with sensory issues, there is a lounge with a door to reduce sensory input, chairs, a mini fridge for storing formula or pumped breastmilk, and a changing station. There are three bathrooms which are all gender neutral. The restaurant is also wheelchair accessible! The Brushmill also boasts beautiful reclaimed wood seating for its guests and provides high chairs in the tavern dining room for smaller patrons. The restaurant is full of beautiful dining areas and history, while still maintaining a safe family friendly space.

Whether you are out for a family dinner or celebrating with a bottle from the spectacularly curated selection of wines, The Brushmill by the Waterfall is an excellent choice.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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