the Chef & the Gardener

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 18 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pasta + 2 more
100% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

345 North St, Saco, ME 04072

(207) 282-9035
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    5 ratingJuly 15, 2017

    Great meal!! Eggs Benedict. Lots of gluten free choices. I was able to get cheesecake for dessert for first time in less no time. Mmmmmm

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    5 ratingJuly 01, 2017

    Awesome meal and great gluten-aware service. Low key, friendly environment. A surprising number of gluten free options.

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    5 ratingJune 01, 2017

    A hidden gem in the area that is not only extremely Celiac-friendly but food quality that would rival our favorite San Francisco restaurants (and Portland!)

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    5 ratingMay 25, 2017

    Delicious food and they were very knowledgeable of GF and celiac. I had the haddock and they also have GF desserts! Really good food.

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    5 ratingMarch 19, 2017

    The brunch was lovely. It was the first time I'd had french toast since going GF. Yum! I ended up ordering the spinach quiche to go so I wouldn't have to search for a good breakfast the next day of our trip.

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    5 ratingAugust 21, 2015

    I haven't even had the rest of my meal and I'm so impressed that I had to write a review from the table! Their crunchy pear salad is to die for, and the atmosphere is so warm and friendly. The staff know their stuff and and are extra careful about asking who has food allergies!

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    5 ratingAugust 16, 2015

    Amazing food and amazing experience. We went last night as a family of four. My wife and daughter are celiac and my son and I have joined team gluten free to support them. Within five minutes of looking at the menu my daughter asked "can we eat here every night?". Amazing choices. Cream of Mushroom soup was simply the best I have every had. Lobster and Scallops over pasta with an Alfredo like sauce??? Awesome!! What more do I have to say than Gluten Free Brownie Sundae!! The Carpe Diem coffee was the perfect touch at the end. My family eats out quite a bit and we struggled with trying to remember a better meal than the one we had last night. Oh and if the food was not enough, the service is great. Gabrielle you were fantastic.

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    5 ratingAugust 02, 2015

    Super friendly staff, knowledgeable and food is sooooo good. I got Gluten free eggs Benedict (with gf toast) and cheesecake!

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    5 ratingJuly 08, 2015

    Just had an AWESOME dinner here with my wife. I am gluten free and my wife is gluten free, dairy free and shellfish free. Gabe our waitress was totally knowledgeable about our food allergies and we could have just about anything on the menu. We just kind of dropped in here after searching on this app and to our surprise, this is actually fine dining at a reasonable cost. The food here is awesome and the servers Gabe and Mike are equally awesome! We're going back for more.

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    5 ratingAugust 22, 2014

    Good food and even better people.

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2014

    Amazing dinner after all day at Old Orchard Beach. Staff was very knowledgable about GF. Scratch kitchen so accommodations were easily made. Gf beer and gf brownie sundae. Menu options that could be made gf had a * next to it on menu. Rivals the best we have had in the Boston area. A little off the beaten path - hidden gem.

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    5 ratingMay 14, 2014

    Great meal good price too. My gf 3 year old son gave them 2 thumbs up!

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    5 ratingApril 24, 2014

    Delicious! Most menu items were available GF.

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    5 ratingApril 10, 2014

    Great food, great service, enjoyable and safe dining. The kind of place you can take your non gf friends to : )

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    5 ratingMarch 29, 2014

    Delicious! Great variety and GF options and excellent staff

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2013

    Really good/varied options for GF eaters and they've been known to adapt recipes on the spot. Weird location, but hopefully they'll flourish since they are a good GF-friendly lunch and dinner spot.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta


  • Restaurant
5 pm - 8 pm
5 pm - 8 pm
5 pm - 8 pm
5 pm - 9 pm
11 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm
9 am - 2 pm
The Chef & the Gardener is a restaurant that believes dining out should be an enjoyable & exciting experience for everyone…no matter how they choose to eat. We make all of our menu items from scratch. In so doing we can assure those with allergies or dietary restrictions that they are not consuming any problem foods. Through our restaurant and our “ healthy cuisine to go” food subscriptions you can dine out at home with delicious, creative dishes. We can even work with you to develop dishes that are specific to your needs.

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