The Gluten Bigot: LIke Celiac Royalty at The Monarch Room

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

LIke Celiac Royalty at The Monarch Room

Back in January my husband and I decided enough was enough. We needed to get out and do adult things like eat dinner later than 6:30pm. So we found a babysitter.

On our first full night out I booked a table at The Monarch Room. The menu looked killer and the cocktail menu was nothing to scoff at either. When we arrived at 8:45pm on a Saturday night the place was still quite empty. I joked about the fact we had a reservation. It did get busy around 10pm, however there were still tables open. They do not have a gluten free menu, however they have many gluten free options; the server was really helpful in helping me make sure my choices were or could be gluten free

To begin I got the Gem Lettuce salad, which was really good. The horseradish was the perfect touch. 

For the main, my husband and I each got an entree and shared some sides. I had the amish chicken, and we shared the smashed potatoes and cripy cauliflower. All were very good. The chicken was the best piece I had had in a while. The potatoes were everything I hoped they would be. The best part, in my opinion, was the crispy cauliflower. I ended up basically eating the whole side since my husband is not fond of cauliflower. I can only describe it as crave-worthy. 
Amish chicken
Smashed potatoes
Crispy Cauliflower
The only downsides were that services was mediocre; it was efficient when we were seated and our food came quickly, but after our mains hit the table our server really didn't come back. The cocktails were meh. I was really looking forward to having the Anne Boleyn, however they took it off their cocktail menu (note: online menu not up to date) and they wouldn't make it for me - which was strange. And the deserts did not have gluten free options - so we ended up going to Buddahkan for desert.

All in all, I would absolutely good back. It's worth checking out if you're looking for gluten free in the Meatpacking District.

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