We had heard lots of good things about 110 Grill from another celiac family for a few years before it came to Wayland, so when it arrived I was excited,
and of course I went immediately. Actually, somehow, it took me 2 years to go. And after eating there, I have no idea why it took me so long.
The waitstaff and manager was impeccable. For two items that I ordered, they brought out the original packaging so I could read the ingredients myself. (I have a couple of uncommon food allergies on top of celiac disease, so they wanted to be extra careful.) They explained how my meal was being prepared, and they DO have a dedicated gluten free fryer. All my meals were brought out separately from the rest of my party with my celiac and allergies confirmed. Additionally, they use an “allergy stick” to identify meals.
Sometimes it’s hard for me to review a restaurant as if I only had celiac disease, as I feel like at some locations you receive more location when you have both celiac disease and food allergies. However, this restaurant seemed very aware of the importance of avoiding cross-contact for those with celiac.
They have an extensive list of gluten free items. Our waitress told us they can modify nearly all the meals as they are a “scratch kitchen,” meaning most of the food is made from scratch there.
Of course, I wanted to try something out of the gluten free fryer, so I tried the crispy dill pickles, which were coated with corn. I really liked them, which makes sense as I ordered them. My mom and sister thought they were interesting, but couldn’t eat a whole basket! My favorite dipping sauce was the Sriracha Aioli Dipping Sauce.
My mom ordered the 110 seasonal salad, which is also on the gluten free menu. This salad is artisan greens and arugula, diced gala apples, red grapes and candied walnuts tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette, topped with feta and applewood smoked bacon. Since this was my mom’s meal (and she doesn’t have celiac disease), I’m not certain if any modifications have to be made from the meal pictured here for someone with celiac. It comes with a lot of bacon, which is right up my alley!
I had the 110 Sesame Ginger Salmon, which consists of a pan-seared salmon served over marinated chilled soba noodles, tossed with asian slaw and sesame ginger dressing and finished with Sriracha Aioli. Apparently, I really like Sriracha Aioli. The salmon was delicious, I certainly didn’t need all the Soba noodles, but it is a well conceptualized meal.
We finished the meal with a chocolate cake. My family is AMAZING, and even though they brought out spoons to share, they only had one scoop with a clean spoon until I finished eating my portion of the cake, so that any gluten in their mouths wouldn’t touch the cake I was eating.
As dining service can vary from table to table in a restaurant, this means that chain restaurants can certainly vary across locations and as management changes. This review is specific to Wayland, MA as of January 2018. The other chain restaurant that I’ve had good luck with is Burton’s Grill at both their Hingham, MA and Charlottesville, VA locations.
What’s your favorite restaurant with a gluten free dedicated fryer?