I do not recommend this restaurant for those with celiac disease. I ordered brunch at this restaurant (midtown location) last weekend on a date. I asked about gluten free options and mentioned having celiac disease. The waiter told me the Rancheros breakfast with the corn waffle and egg were gluten free, *as long as the waffle was baked. When the food came out, it was someone from the kitchen staff who handed me my plate of food, along with my date's food. We had both ordered the same thing, but mine had been marked with a flag. I got about half way through the waffle when the waiter came out and said, "wait! Hold up, your plate doesn't have the sauce on the side. The gluten free order usually has the sauce on the side." At that point he told me to stop eating and he checked with the kitchen. A few minutes later the manager came out and was very nice and apologized, but said they had made a mistake with my order. They had given me the wrong waffle. Now, perhaps this is my fault for taking the risk of ordering a corn waffle at this restaurant, but if I were a GF customer looking at reviews, I would want to know that this happened. This week I have a full on celiac rash, I am bloated, lethargic, sniffly, and just feel lousy. So moral of the story: if you are Celiac and do not want to risk a mistake, do not order from The Smith.
I went here with my boyfriend very recently after being diagnosed with celiac disease. They told me they took gluten free to the “next level” and they totally did! The manager came over after I ordered and reassured me of the kitchens expert knowledge. They even put a little toothpick flag in my dish to insure they checked it!
I went to the Lincoln Center location for lunch based on the sole fact that I saw it was GF friendly. I went there and was told they had no GF bread or pasta and that they didn't have a dedicated fryer. The person who made the reservation was told that the staff was trained thoroughly in food allergies and even though they put a little flag in my steak I was told the fries were defiantly going to be cross contaminated. My steak was not cooked how it was asked to be prepared but the steak sauce was good. I liked the atmosphere but as for a GF place, cross this off your list.
I had breakfast here. The food was very good and the kitchen and management were accommodating to avoid cross contamination. The only issue was that I found a potato near my omelette that must have fallen off my husbands plate when the runners carried the food and leaned over to put the plates down. The potatoes are cooked in a fryer that contains gluten. They made me a new dish and the manager came over to apologize and said she would make sure the runners carry the gluten free plates alone so this doesn't happen again.
While options were a bit limited, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable and my food was clearly prepared specially with a GF flag to mark it, and my waiter bringing it out separately. The food was delicious, the drinks were amazing, and the location is adorable!
The waiter was extremely knowledgeable. They flagged my allergy and every plate came out with a flag indicating it was for me. There aren’t a ton of options or anything flagging gluten free friendly foods on the menu. Hence my 4 start, otherwise this place was great.
The staff was nice and knowledgeable. They put a red flag in my food to ensure the kitchen knew about my dietary needs. I had the kale salad and will go back again! It’s delicious. They have a nice drink selection, too.