The Place

7 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Cider
Safety Rating
7 ratings

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229 Lexington Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
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Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Had the chicken sandwich gf with no issues and it was yummy

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The Place is touted as being celiac friendly which is why we chose to eat there. To their credit they have gluten free bread for most if not all of their items and they stated that they prepare their GF meals in separate kitchen area. They do not have a Gluten Free fryer, however. This eliminates the sides (fries, crispy potatoes, and chips) which are the only options offered with most sandwich entrees. They offered me a salad instead for an up charge. It also negates the chicken wing options, which happen to be incorrectly marked as gluten free on the menu. The food itself was delicious and there were only minor service issues that aren't worth extrapolating on here. If you are craving a classic sandwich such as a beef on weck, burger, or Buffalo Chicken then I'd suggest eating at the Place as long as you can go without the fries or chips (which looked so delicious). I had the beef on weck, on their gf kimelweck styled roll and did not get glutened. Also had the banana pepper dip with GF toast (was a rye-styled bread). The dip was mostly cream cheese with very little banana pepper flavor and no heat (spice). The server and staff seemed knwoledgeable about their protocol and menu, but certain menu items are marked GF even though they are fried in a gluten-shared fryer so 4/5 for safety. Make sure you ask questions.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Server was knowledgeable about GF products. Was able to order a fried chicken sandwich because they use rice flour. Just be sure to ask for extra napkins if you order jt because they aren’t afraid of sauce. Would go again to check out other items.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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 1 year 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
  • Cider
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Keto Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


Beef on whick, without whick. Safe GF sandwich!
GF Mac & Cheese
Gluten free Rueben with roasted potatoes
Gluten free Mac and Cheese with pork belly and local Blackbird cider
Gluten-Free at The Place
Gluten-Free at The Place
Gluten Free Burger rolls
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Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Review


This is a wonderful restaurant with delicious food. The owner is gluten sensitive, so there is a large menu of gluten-free options, including mac & cheese. You would love the environment here as it’s a fun., upbeat place!

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 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I went with a friend and ordered the Buffalo chicken sandwich which was coated in gf panko and I was told cooked on the grill. The roll was not great but it was toasted on the grill to reduce cross contamination. I wish they had a dedicated fryer but was happy with my side salad. It was a delicious meal and would return.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


They dont have a separate gluten free fryer. It said in the reviews that they do thats why we came but apparently they dont have one. Service was eh. They seemed pretty understanding of celiacs but 🤷🏼‍♀. Probably wont come back here. Go to the burning buffalo. Much more options and they have a separate fryer.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Fabulous gluten free menu. Almost all items can be made gluten free, so many choices! Everything is delicious, great service, nice atmosphere and a patio!

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 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I tried this place put due to good reviews and it did not disappoint. We are outside on the patio, while the bees were annoying the food was great! I had gf Mac and cheese that was very creamy and cheeses. The Mac and cheese was cooked in a cast iron skillet! I also had a gf beef on whick. Was not really on whick it was on a gf roll. While the beef was good and the sauce was gf, the roll did not hold up to moisturize in meat. It was kind of messy to eat, if I ordered again I would opt for the roll on side and make the sandwich in parts. Small price to way for GF food that was safe to eat!

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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I had the mac and cheese and the poached pear salad, both items were delicious, and I had no reaction. The staff was knowledgeable, and I was completely comfortable eating here. I will definitely be back the next time I’m in Buffalo!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Jay (owner) and his team were excellent. The food was delicious, they had local ciders (naturally GF), and we left without a single bellyache...besides from being so full. We will absolutely be back and are so happy to have another restaurant in our GF arsenal.

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We came here for lunch when where we had planned to go turned out to be closed.

Most menu items are gluten-free. Unfortunately the fish fry was just advertised as gluten-free it’s not really what you would expect a traditional western New York fish fry to be. It’s a lemon broiled fish. So my kids and I they did for gluten-free macaroni and cheese. It was very tasty and selling. My mother purchase the gluten-free a Reuben sandwich with roasted potatoes. We all enjoyed our meal immensely. The service was a little bit slow but the food was excellent.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Absolutely my favorite place to get gluten free food in Buffalo! I’m a Celiac and I’m super confident that the staff takes all the precautions necessary! From what I know the owner and their kids also have celiacs which makes me feel so much better about getting gluten free food from here. Last time I was there I got the Buffalo chicken sandwich and mac and cheese GF, both were SOO GOOD seriously can’t recommend this place enough for my GF people! And of course everyone else they have the best food, drinks and staff!!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The family of 4 that owns it are gluten free so they know their stuff, and have trained their staff well! Very accommodating as well. Good nightlife scene too while being kid friendly, think upscale updated neighborhood Irish pub kind of thing.

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


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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The menu is clearly labeled which items are gluten free and which can have GF substitutions (bun, pasta, etc). Our server was helpful with my questions. I got a burger with a GF bun and was impressed to find that the buns are sourced from a local bakery, not sad frozen grocery store buns.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


they have gluten free buns and are willing to make alterations to their food

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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