I've eaten here many times with no issues. However, I ate there a week ago and was sick for four days after. Will not be returning.
They have faulty staff training and food prep processes that make this a risky place to eat if you are a celiac. They routinely contaminate the supposedly dedicated french fry fryer and don't tell GF customers when they order fries.
great staff very willing to check on ingredients if they are questionable. gluten free fryer is next to the regular fryer, if you are very sensitive don't eat fried stuff.
Very nice staff and great gluten free buns!
We visited this location several weeks ago and we made the mistake of assuming that we could safely eat there. Although we communicated about our need to eat GF due to Celiac, we didn't find out until it was too late that the fries we had already consumed were prepared in the same fryer as wheat containing items because the GF fryer was broken. The poor server rushed out to tell us as soon as she found out but my daughter was hysterical upon getting the news since she was worried about getting physically ill & we were 45 minutes from our hotel. The manager there was not even apologetic and said that they couldn't guarantee the food would be GF. She didn't charge us for the burgers that those with Celiac couldn't eat due to having to rush out of there but I was extremely disappointed in her response and would have expected that a restaurant that offers a gluten free menu would at least brief their staff before the dinner shift if there are changes that might affect their customers. I am so disappointed at how this wasn't communicated.
I loved my build-your-own hamburger. It was amazing to eat a burger with a delicious bun. My waiter was so helpful, and I didn't get sick!
Update: we've eaten here several times & Celiac hubby has not gotten sick. The food is good, though expensive, & the service has been flat out bad the last few times. But the sweet potato fries & organic bison burger are so good I can't totally write them off yet. They do now have packets of "Heinz Natural" HFCS free ketchup if you ask for it. I previously gave this location one star for being generally clueless. They seem to have dramatically improved and do indeed now have a dedicated frier for the fries (regular and sweet potato). I wish they had organic ketchup, they only have the Heinz HFCS filled junk. They do have organic bison and organic greens. I will update again after super sensitive hubby has eaten there a few times so we can gauge how safe they really are. But they have definitely taken steps in the right direction. And the bison burger in a bowl and fries were DELICIOUS. (They do have GF buns, Udi's I think, and a GF beer or two.)
This place is really accommodating and has a great diverse gluten free menu
Some places make such a big deal out of accommodating people with special dietary needs, it’s nice when you find a place that gets it right. Gluten free buns for their delicious build your own burgers, tons of topping options, vegan burger and cheese options, and a dedicated gluten free fryer. I had a delicious bison burger on gluten free bun with goat cheese, onion, grilled pineapple, bacon, and avocado with a side of sweet potato fries. Best meal I’ve had in a long time and was not made to feel like it was any problem to accommodate my needs.
Absolutely delicious and safe!! Definitely go between 3-6 if you can to avoid the busy times. I got the grilled chicken with bacon/cheddar/avocado/ranch, SO GOOD. Chose no bun, though the GF bun looked good. Will definitely come again and hope to see some in the Midwest!
Just came back from a mission trip in Cuba. Had to carry all my food. Hadn’t eaten any real food in a week. They have GF hamburgers and FRIES. Saved my life. Rosemary knows her stuff. She has done some study on GF
Delicious but I got super sick within an hour. The waiter didn’t seem to be paying a lot of attention, I shouldn’t have trusted. I’ll try again if I’m starving but I’d give them a thorough talking to and not trust unless I get full attention
Had a burger on gluten free bun and Rose helped me with GF toppings. Did not get sick. I have celiac.
so happy to find this place! Rosemarie, the hostess, walked me through the menu, crossed off everything I could not eat. they have a separate fryer for French fries and gf buns for burgers.
Knowledgeable staff, great burgers and dedicated fryer. A rare find for airport food!
Staff is knowledgeable. I ordered fries because I know other The Counter spots have a dedicated fryer. But since i wrote “Celiac/gluten allergy” on my order, someone called me and told me their fryer isn’t dedicated because their kitchen is too small at this location. I really appreciated them calling to tell me.
Peggy crossed all the gluten items off the menu for me. I was able to build my burger to my liking. Even the fries were safe.
I have CD. I requested and received the Gluten-free menu. I ordered a GF sandwich and made sure they knew it was the GF version. When I received the sandwich, I asked again if it was GF because it looked like regular bread- The waiter assured me that it was. It was not. I got sick shortly after I began eating. They blamed the business of the restaurant on the kitchen and waiter's error. While they were highly apologetic, what if I had an allergy instead of CD? Never going back.
I’ve eaten here 6 times over last 2 months, and have never had a reaction. I’ve a very, very sensitive Celiac sufferer. GF burgers, buns, fries are all available. Including GF alcoholic beverages, such as angry orchard in bottles. Don’t try Omission Beer (NOT celiac friendly), and I haven’t ordered milk shakes due to possible cross-contamination. Staff is learning about celiac. Many, many options available. Good parking available in garage in back- enjoy!
The gourmet burgers were very delicious. They serve the burgers on GF buns and we shared a GF batch of fifty fifty fries. (Half shoe string fries and half sweet potato fries).
I loved the burger, you can male your own burger with gluten free bread. They also have orchard thieves which is my favorite kind of cider. We paid 38€ for 2 burgers, 3 ciders and sides. 4 stars because they don't have any gluten free dessert (only ice cream but who wants ice cream with this cold?)
Amazing gluten free menu! My Coeliac husband was not unwell after eating here. Server knew exactly what was gf. We didn’t like the drinks we ordered and they kindly swapped FOC. Above and beyond here. Make sure you time your visit before the lunch/dinner rush as it does get busy.
Went here twice while in NY. So happy to have a safe burger and fries! The fries are very thin and very crispy and some of the best fries I have ever had. So nice to be able to build my own burger too with tons of GF options. Great to have the option of a lettuce option as a wrap if you avoid grains. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable both visits. Would for sure go back.
I'm pretty sure they don't even know what gluten is. Also I received an attitude and felt judged for even asking about a gf menu or buns. I have celiacs and felt unwelcome to order anything at all. This restaurant should not be presented as a gf option at all.
I choose this place because they did have a separate gluten free menu along with a build your own burger menu for gluten free, it's one of the few places that had this. my boyfriend got the Mahi Mahi burger, however he was not a fan of the bun, but it wasn't the worst.
Terrible experience. I was very clear about my allergy and my grilled cheese came out on gluten-filled Texas toast. I asked if it was gluten free and the server said "it's just bread and cheese, so yeah". I only knew this was not gf because I had been to a different location before. I said I need gluten free and he was surprised I needed my bread to be gluten free. I am still in shock. When my gluten free grilled cheese came out, it wasn't cooked at all. Just cold cheese on a bun. The sweet potato fries were cold also. This location is an embarrassment to The Counter franchise. The location in NYC has always exceeded my expectations.
Seems like this place has the potential to be safe, but there was a nearby concert this evening and a huge influx of customers trying to eat topped with only three waitstaff...they were overwhelmed. My "gluten free" dish I ordered off the gluten free menu they specifically brought to me came out with the same type of bun the rest of the family got...obviously not gluten free. I sent it back and it came back out just a few minutes later on a gluten free bun...obviously cross contaminated. Unfortunate as we had already waited over a hour for our food.
Hostess extremely knowledgeable on GF options, which are plentiful.