Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Eating Gluten-Free at 99 Restaurant

I was nicely surprised today when my mom and I were out shopping and we stopped in for lunch at the 99 Restaurant.  I had heard that they had a gluten-free menu, but hadn't been in to try it until today.

While it's not an extensive menu, the gluten-free menu has enough items on it to satisfy.  There are salads, hamburgers, complete with gluten-free buns, dinners, such as prime rib (Sunday after 4pm), broiled sirloin tips, NY strip sirloin, top sirloin steak and salmon.  There is a choice of sides which include garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato and loaded baked potato (after 4pm), seasonal vegetables and french fries.  I asked if the french fries are fried in a dedicated fryer and was told that they are!

I ordered the Mushroom and Cheese Steakburger with french fries.  The gluten-free bun was, I believe, a rice flour and tapioca bun.  I know I have had these buns before, it tasted a lot like Gillian's Foods Plain Gluten-Free Hamburger Bun, I'm not totally sure and I didn't ask.  The burger was a lot bigger than the bun, which was fine with me.  The fries were very tasty!  The only complaint I really had was that the burger was a little underdone for my taste.  I ordered it medium-well and would probably order it well done next time.  I apologize that I didn't get a picture to share, but I didn't really plan on going out to lunch, so I didn't bring my camera.

Another restaurant to add to my gluten-free list!  If you have tried 99's gluten-free menu, I'd love to hear your comments!  If you haven't, it's time to check it out!  :)

Have a great gluten-free day!


Kat said...

That's great news, I didn't know 99 had GF buns! Which 99 did you go to? I wonder if they all have GF buns and dedicated fryers?

Lisa said...

Hey Kat!

We went to the one in Clifton Park. I didn't ask if all 99's have dedicated fryers, so I would definitely find out if you go to any other location. If you go, I'd love to hear about it. :)


Kat said...

I will definitely let you know.

Kim said...

Awesome! I have yet to find a restaurant that serves GF bread or buns. :(