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Stay away if you have a food allergy.

Would you like a side of gluten with your canned artichoke hearts? Should have been the greeting we received from our snotty server. After calling to talk with the manager about my husbands gluten allergy we felt comfortable that they knew about the allergy and were equipped to handle it. We made a reservation. Big mistake.

We ordered everything gluten free. The Lyonnaise salad was very good with a perfectly poached egg. It was missing the vinegary bite found in the classic one but good anyway. My husband loved the snails Then things went downhill.

Many of their dishes incorporated artichoke hearts. We love artichoke so we ordered several dishes. One side was sautéed mushroom and artichoke hearts. How can a presumably high end restaurant serve canned artichoke hearts? I can open a can at home but I wouldn't.

My husband's steak tartare was served with bread on the plate. Not the gluten free bread we were promised but regular bread. Luckily I asked before he at any. Our server shrugged and started to take it away. I knew better and had her leave it on the table while they prepared a fresh one. The manager shrugged and said they would prepare a fresh one. Apparently no one appreciated the potential negative impact of serving food to someone who is allergic to it. The server tried to cover it up by saying that she served us another table's food. Now that's a comfort.

The worst was our server brought the check and said to my husband sorry but I wasn't really trying to poison you. What a snotty attitude. Lucky for her I didn't hear it or there would have been a smack down in the restaurant. I'm still pissed that my husband left her a tip.

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