The menu on-line looked great for our special breakfast. Nearly everything on the menu could be Gluten Free including toast, pancakes, muffins, granola, oatmeal, and many egg dishes. Our waitress asked if I had celiac when I asked for a Gluten Free menu. To my affirmative answer she told me "My sister has celiac and when I told her how things are done in our kitchen she said she could never safely eat here." I inquired "Do you have a Gluten Free toaster." Her reply shocked me - "No Gluten Free toaster and no special cutting board or prep area." I spoke with the manager and was told that indeed their Gluten Free prep and cooking did not avoid cross contamination but that they could cut up some fruit on a plate for me. Or I could give them a couple days notice and they could bring something in for me. I emailed the general manager but he did not respond.
If you are hungry for a gluten free burger and fries, or a sandwich and a gluten free beer, head here! The gluten free pizza is great too and you can choose your toppings. The pizza crust is on it's own pan so the pizza is not cross contaminated. Any sandwich can be made with gluten free bread or bun. They have a designated frier for the french fries so you can safely order fries without worry. The gluten free chocolate lava cake was out of this world. Outside seating area in the summer. Bar area and you have your choice of booth or table for dining. They also have a large room for rent if you are having a special occasion. Most of staff are college or high school kids but each time I've been there, they are hard working, friendly and familiar with gluten free....impressive. It is a popular spot but they will give you a buzzer to let you know when your table is ready if it's busy and you want to hang out at the bar or outside. Caters to all ages...good family place where celiacs won't feel left out.
Have no fear, ceilacs...this restaurant is very careful about food allergens. They have vegan, vegetarian and gluten free selections. The staff is knowledgeable about celiac disease. When they take your order, they ask if you are very sensitive so staff will take extra care with your food. Staff was able to tell me which gluten free wraps were from a dedicated facility. They make gluten free desserts too! The owner, Chris, goes out of his way to provide safe food for celiacs.
Restaurant in Colorado with excellent gluten free menu
Review Posted: Oct 06, 2012
Indulge Wine Bar and Bistro
Review Type: Restaurant
Location: 1601 Mayberry Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Contact: JR Tapia - Chef
Trip Type: Family meal/vacation
Travel Dates: 8-2012
This restaurant has an excellent gluten free menu. The chef, JR, came to my table to explain his knowledge of gluten free cooking and how he avoids cross contact. He has a personal connection with Celiac Disease and understands our needs. I felt safe AND the food was great.