This was a positive experience. The wait staff were great a knowledgeable. It is call the Lago and not the common man but is part of the Chain.
Separate GF menu with several good options. I had the New England pot roast. Fork tender beef was delicious
Although they don't have a gluten free menu, the business manager was very knowledgable! He went through the whole menu with me identifying every dish that could be gluten free and there were many options. He then outlined how the kitchen would handle my order to prevent cross-contamination. I also ended up with a waitress that has many family members with celiac disease. Probably not a coincidence, but it was wonderful reassurance that I would be well taken care of!
They had a very extensive GF menu and did have GF bread available! The bread is regular sandwich bread but it was still nice to have while waiting for the meal to arrive. I ordered the quinoa stuffed peppers and they were very good! They had burgers and other main dishes available too. If we’re back in the area I would definitely go back. Waiter was knowledgeable
— Separate gluten-free menu
I loved eating at the Common Man! The atmosphere was great and the staff members were super friendly. They had a completely separate gluten free menu with lots of choices. I ordered the pesto haddock, which was delicious!! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone searching for a great GF meal in NH!
Amazing dinner!! I started with the escargot, it was perfect. Hot garlic sauce topped with gooey cheese. For dinner, I had the prime rib. It was cooked perfect and full of flavor. Service was on point and great atmosphere. I can’t wait to come back!
We made a trip to Jay Peak VT and this was our half way point. Great GF options and service. We stopped on our way home too. Highly recommend the burgers and sandwiches! Also GF fries available.
They had a completely separate gluten free adult menu and denoted gluten free items on the Children’s menu. Our server even made sure to bring two separate take out boxes so that my daughter’s gluten free pizza did not get mixed in with our non-celiac daughter’s pizza.
My daughter has a severe gluten allergy and has limited options to eat out. On our vacation to Lincoln NH we ate at the Common Man several times because the have a dedicated and extensive gf menu and they take it seriously. It was so nice for my daughter to have options. They even brought her Gf bread when they brought our rolls and they had gf desserts. She felt fine after each visit and really enjoyed her meals.
Menu had a lot of gf options. I got the pesto haddock which was really good (as I write this review I’m realizing they never brought my veggies 🤔). My husband got the grilled chicken sandwich with French fries. Appreciated the gf fryer to make safe french fries. My experience would have been even better had they had gf bread or crackers. It’s hard being really hungry and watching everyone eat a bunch of bread and crackers with cheese.
On Wednesday, 11 July, I was glutened by this establishment.
I had eaten food from here a few times when I first moved (takeout burgers) and never got sick. However the first time I went and sat down to eat... It was a disaster. I clearly ordered gf food and stated that it was due to an allergy, NOT a preference. The server brought gf crackers—they have a whole cheese and crackers thing. I ordered a gf burger and fries (my normal) and I also ordered the gf brownie sundae, as I had been wanting to try it. I requested that the sundae be brought with my meal as my mom and I were pressed for time. An individual who was NOT my server brought out the food: my burger, my sundae, and my mom's chicken ceaser with croutons. I started eating my burger and fries. The person who brought the food (again, NOT my server) came out with another sundae and apologized, stating that he had accidentally brought out a NON-gf sundae. Well people make mistakes, whatever! I hadn't started eating the sundae yet, so phew, good catch! However that made me question the rest of my meal. I had taken a couple bites of burger, and when my server came back I asked her if she was sure it was a gf bun. She replied, "nope that does not look like it!" My server then got Scott, the man who brought out my food and corrected the sundae, and he came over. He is apparently the manager of this establishment. He said that the server did not put my gf food in the system—which I find ridiculous, because otherwise how did he know the sundae was supposed to be gf? He comped the meal, which honestly there was no question that that should have been done—why the f would I pay for food that was going to make me incredibly sick?? They did offer to remake it. I had to explain that I was going to be extremely ill, however it is not immediate, and I did not want anymore food that they had to offer. They did not really seem very concerned, even though I was very adamant that I was going to be extremely sick. I feel like they did not care because I did not get sick in front of them. If I had an anaphylactic response in front of them, it would have been a HUGE deal. But because I had to wait to see the horrific symptoms, they kind of brushed it off.
I would say eat here at your own risk. I think I had success with the takeout food because the hostess is the one who took my order over the phone. But I am mainly disgusted at their lack of empathy or sympathy about this issue. I did not feel that I could even speak to the manager about this because HE was the one who brought the food and HE was the one who blamed the server. So HE would not have been held accountable to anyone! So frustrated. Disgusting that they don't care about Celiac Disease or its repercussions.
This place is great! Both of our kids have celiac. Great choices of foods and they truly understand the whole gf/cc thing. Nice to eat at a restaurant that’s not a chain. HIGHLY recommend.
They have a decent gluten free menu. The gluten free bread is cut up pieces of mediocre gf bread but I give them credit for effort. The gf steak tips were ok, cooked in a separate pan which is great for avoiding cc but missed the grilled taste. I would go back.
Just had a wonderful, safe lunch there with two family members who have Celiac disease. Separate GF menu, delicious options, food came out on a plate tagged for allergies. We didn't get dessert, but the GF brownie sundae sounded amazing. Highly recommend!
Concord Common Man. Great atmosphere. Very nice, plentiful GF menu including baked onion soup, flatbread, pot roast and several seafood selections. The most delicious brownie sundae too. Impressed. Very busy Friday evening so kitchen was slower than usual but service was very good.
Amazing!! We went purely upon recommendations here and I am so glad. Wait was pretty long but they have the cutest lounge area where they offer cheese and crackers (good for my non-gf littles) and wine (for me!). Large selection of gf options, knowledgeable and friendly staff. I got the "almost escargot" and the smokehouse burger on a gf bun. Food was prepared separately, huge portions and absolutely delicious. They also have gf desserts! Can't wait to go back!!
Best GF Caesar Salad in the area! I also had the Crispy Polenta w/ grilled chicken. Delicious also! Hostess and waiter were both knowledgeable and thorough with my questions and requests. Will definitely be back!
Second time here....this place is fantastic. They go above and beyond with GF. First time had the pot roast dinner. This time had onion soup and blt flatbread (udis crust). Flatbread was cooked perfect. They even have two GF desserts and the white chocolate is GF too!!
when traveling it can be hard to find gluten free that's good. The Tilton Diner is part of the Common Man restaurants, it's great. Had a real burger on a grilled Udi's roll with a side of Cole slaw, awesome. Also ate at another of their places, Fosters Boiler Room, another great place!
This was one of the most gluten free friendly restaurants we've been to. My son has celiac and they even brought UDIs bread for him with our bread basket!! Our waiter Rick was amazing!! Super nice guy & we arrived very late after traveling, at the end of his shift & you would have never known. Thank you! We will definitely be back!
I went with my Celiac 10 year old. They have lots of choices. They have complementary GF crackers to put with the cheese spread they provide. That is New England style for you. It was great. He got a burger with a bun, side Caesar salad and a huge GF brownie sundae. The fries have a cross contamination issue but it was very good.
We had a great dinner here with our two kids (one of them our 9 year old daughter with celiac). Our daughter had the burger with gf bun and mashed potatoes. They brought GF bread to the table when we sat down. The waitress was very knowledgeable and knew all about celiac, I barely had to explain. Thank you to other for your positive reviews recently, this is exactly why we stopped here!
We had a great dinner and experience at this restaurant. My husband and daughters who are not gluten free were very happy with their dinners and I who has had celiac for 15 years was very happy with their separate gluten free menu. I had pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes and carrots-- delicious. I also splurged on the torte. Delicious again. The waitress was very helpful... thank you!
This review is for the rest stop locations. They don't clean the grill so if you order anything cooked then it's cooked on the same surface as the pancakes and gluten bread etc. all they had was a gluten free bun but nothing to put in it except boars head deli meats. Not great for a celiac toddler.
Everything was awesome! Waitress was so friendly. Home fries are gluten free, as well as my French toast! So they have bread and buns (udi's) available! Was busy, but the service was fast regardless and food was wonderful! So many options, only downside is no GF batter, but still delicious!
I have Celiac Disease and my family and I stopped on the way back from the White Mountains to CT. Fantastic GF menu (steak, fish, shrimp, chicken) choices at reasonable prices and the staff and cooks got it! I had mussels in a delicious broth that came with GF bread with a toothpick marked "allergy". Also shared polenta ragout with chicken added with my hubby which was excellent. Would have ordered a GF dessert (brownie sundae, creme brûlée or almond torte) except I am stuffed! Non Celiac family members had pork sliders and chicken pot pie and loved both. Will definitely go back!
Excellent options with their own gluten free menu. They have a separate gluten free menu. Waitress very knowledgeable. They even offered warm gluten free bread as an alternative to rolls. Highly recommended.