Celiac Restaurant Review: Local Chop & Grill House
This was one of my all-time favorite restaurants before my diagnosis: great food & libations, great service, locally-sourced ingredients. I would typically eat in the bar area, from the “bar menu”, which greatly understates the gourmet quality of the food! Having had a few tricky restaurant experiences, I was slow to contact the Chop House (as it’s locally called) concerning the whole Celiac / food intolerance spiel. BUT. By phone they seemed very accommodating and knowledgeable, and EVERYTHING is made there from scratch, so no question of ingredients. The server in the bar area was very willing to check with the chef on the safety of grilled salmon over salad, but he himself already knew that it likely did not contain gluten (he even listed off common perpetrators- soy sauce included!). He informed me that the duck fat fries may come into contact with breadcrumbs in the fryer (sad face, but I’m trying to avoid white potatoes, and much better to know!). Well, I’ve officially returned to the Chop House as a loyal diner- they know their stuff!