Food Allergy Friendly Restaurants, Food Allergies 22 Years

New York, New York
find Divvies (sweets)

at Yura on Madison
1292 Madison Ave. at E. 92nd
NY, NY
(212) 860-1707

at
Dylan's Candy Bar
1011 3rd Ave. at E. 60th
NY, NY
Subway N, R, W, 4, 5, 6 to Lexington/59
St.
(646) 735-0078

3/17/09
Divvies are now available at Whole
Foods.
McCormick and Schmick's Seafood
Restaurant
1285 Ave. of the Americas at W. 52nd
St.
New York, NY
(212) 459-1222

Corporate office claims they can
handle food allergies.
Outback Steakhouse

919 Third Ave. at E. 56th St.           
New York, NY  10022
(212) 935-6400

60 W. 23rd St. at Ave. of the
Americas(Chelsea)
New York, NY  10010
(212) 989-3122

Corporate office claims they have
policy in place to handle patrons with
food allergies.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
148 W. 51st St. between Broadway and
7th Ave.
New York, NY  10019
(212) 245-9600

Corporate office claims they can
handle food allergies.
Ruby Foos Times Square
1626 Broadway at W. 49th St.
New York ,NY  10019
(212) 489-5600

3/17/09
Just heard back from corporate office.
Ruby Foos Times Square is one of the
B.R. Guest Restaurants and they claim
they are all very accommodating to
guests with food allergies.
This location also has a gluten free
menu.

2//12/09

Patron allergic to milk, egg, peanut.

Ruby Foos was recommended by a
friend who had a safe meal here with a
family member who has food allergies.
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Burger King Mobile
(some Manhattan zipcodes include
10010 through 10036 )
Patron with allergies to milk, egg,
peanut & tree nuts has eaten at  
multiple B.K.s throughout the U.S.  
Ability to handle food allergies varies
depending on local staff.
Talked to wait person, manager & chef
as one would in any other restaurant.
Opal Bar & Restaurant
251 E. 52nd St. near 2nd Ave.
New York, NY  10022
(212) 593-4321

Patron allergic to milk, egg, peanut,
and tree nuts.

Opal requested that Bud put his
allergy info in writing for the chef.  
They seemed like they really wanted
to get his order right the first time.  
He was served a fine meal of steak,
salad and summer squash after a 30 -
40 minute wait.  He definitely wants to
go back again.
Pooket Thai Restaurant
945 2nd Ave. between E. 50th & E. 51st
St.
New York, NY  10022
(212) 759-6339

Patron allergic to milk, egg, peanut,
and tree nuts.

Bud went in 5 minutes before the
kitchen was closing and they were
happy to serve him.  The sauteed
garlic and pepper beef with veggies
was yummy.  He'll go back again.
Fireside Restaurant (Omni Berkshire
Place Hotel)
21 E 52nd St. between Madison and
5th Ave.
New York, NY  10022
(212) 754- 5011

Patron allergic to milk, egg, peanut &
tree nuts.

The waitress seemed nervous about
dealing with food allergies and the
manager's attitude felt arrogant, so
Bud decided not to dine here.  I often
remind him to "go with his instincts".
Sarabeth's Central Park South
40 Central Park South (between 5th
and 6th Aves.)
New York, NY  10019
(212) 826-5959

2/9/09
Just got an e-mail from Sarabeth's
stating they can accommodate food
allergies, to milk, egg, peanut and tree
nuts.  They suggest we ask for the
manager when we arrive.  The e-mail
stated that it is certainly easy for them
to prepare plain broiled or sauteed
meat or fish with vegetables.  I love
the positive attitude!
Sushi A G0-Go
1900 Broadway @ W. 63rd St.
New York, NY 10023
(212)724-7340

Patron Allergic to milk, egg, peanut
and tree nuts.

2/18/09
Bud loved this place.  It had a nice
cozy neighborhood feel and the wait
staff was terrific.  We were in there at
11:15 p.m. and everyone was in a good
mood.  When informed of the food
allergy situation, one of the chefs said
that it was his pleasure to serve us.  
We felt very welcome and the food
was tasty.
Empire Hotel
44 W. 63rd St.
New York, NY  10023
(212) 265-7400

2/23/09
Bud and I stayed here last week.  It
worked out ok, but there are a few
cautions I must post.  On the desk in
our room we found a box full of items
for sale including several different
types of nuts.  Alway a red flag for us.
When I made the reservation, I
requested feather-free bedding.  We
got in late, so it was 1a.m. when I
realized there appeared to be a
feather topper on the mattresses.  We
were too tired to call housekeeping,
so Bud just slept on top of his
comforter and there wasn't an allergy
problem.  In the hotel's defense, we
did not end up in the original room
they had prepared for us since there
was a problem with the heater when
we first checked in.
Our room had a mini bar fridge
stocked full of beverages.  When I
made the reservation, I was told that
the hotel would empty the fridge and
let us use it for our food if we were
willing to pay an additional $50.  Since
we were there only one night I didn't
bother.  Instead, at midnight I
removed a couple of bottles from the
fridge and put our container of Silk in
there for the night.  That morning, I
removed the Silk and put the hotel
beverages back in the fridge. I'm very
grateful to have refrigeration
available whenever we travel.
Hilton Garden Inn New York/Chelsea
121 W. 28th St.
NY, NY  1001-6102
(212) 564-2181

Bud was not here.
2/23/09
A close friend stayed here recently
and told me all about it.  This place is
fairly new. The room came equipped
with a refrigerator and microwave!  I
love when that happens!
The rooms are non-smoking by floor
and no pets allowed.  
There is some construction going on
in the neighborhood.  
I plan to check it out next time I'm in
Manhattan.
Go Sushi II
982 2nd Ave.
New York, NY  10022
(212) 593-3883

3/10/08
Patron allergic to milk, egg, peanut
and tree nuts.

Good food.  Would go back again.
Better Burger (Chelsea)
178 8th Ave. @ 19th St.
New York, NY
(212)989-6688

3/7/09
Bud was not with us.
Stopped in for a quick burger and
fries and then spoke with Myrna, the
manager.  She told me they are well
versed in food allergies and
cross-contamination.  She personally
is allergic to macademia nuts, which
are in some recipes, yet she eats
there all the time.
She encouraged me to thumb through
their allergy notebook where they list
all of their menu items and each
ingredient.  I was happy to find that
their burger and hot dog buns are
free of milk, egg and nuts (not sure
about sesame).  They use Applegate
Farms hot dogs and bacon which are
milk, egg, nut and nitrite free.  These
are the same ones we have used for
years at home.  She even said the fruit
smoothies are not cross-contaminated
with dairy from the milk smoothies.
Like every other restaurant, they want
to be alerted of a patrons allergies
before they take the order.
They have 2 more locations in NYC.
Atlantic Grill
1341 3rd Ave. @ 77th
New York, NY   
(212) 988-9200

3/17/09
Just heard back from their corporate
office.  Atlantic Grill is one of the
B.R.
Guest Restaurants and they claim they
are all very accommodating to guests
with food allergies.
Blue Fin
W Hotel Times Square
1567 Broadway @ 47th St.
New York, NY
(212) 918-1400

3/17/09
Just heard back from their corporate
office.  Blue Fin is one of the
B.R.
Guest Restaurants and they claim they
are all very accommodating to guests
with food allergies.
Blue Water Grill
31 Union Square West @ 16th St.
New York, NY
(212) 675-9500

3/17/09
Just heard back from their corporate
office.  Blue Water Grill is one of the
B.R. Guest Restaurants and they claim
they are all very accommodating to
guests with food allergies.
Dos Caminos Park
373 Park Ave.
Between 26 and 27th Sts.
New York, NY
(212) 294-1000

3/17/09
Just heard back from their corporate
office.  Dos Caminos Park is one of the
B.R. Guest Restaurants and they claim
they are all very accommodating to
guests with food allergies.
Dos Cominos Soho
475 W. Broadway@ Houston St.
New York, NY
(212) 277-4300

3/17/09
Just heard back from their corporate
office.  Dos Cominos Soho is one of
the
B.R. Guest Restaurants and they
claim they are all very accommodating
to guests with food allergies.
Dos Cominos Third Ave.
825 3rd Ave. @ 50th
New York, NY  10022
(212) 336-5400

3/17/09
Just heard back from their corporate
office.  Dos Cominos Third Ave is one
of the
 B.R. Guest Restaurants and
they claim they are all very  
accommodating to guests with food
allergies.
206 Spring Street Events
206 Spring St. @ 6th Ave.
New York, NY
(212) 331-0328

Available for private events only.

3/17/09
Just heard back from their corporate
office.  206 Spring Street is one of the
B.R. Guest Restaurants properties
and they claim they are all very
accommodating to guests with food
allergies.
Ocean Grill
384 Columbus Ave. @ W. 78th
New York, NY
(212) 579-2300

3/17/09
Just heard back from their corporate
office.  Ocean Grill is one of the
B.R.
Guest Restaurants and they claim they
all are very accommodating to guests
with food allergies.
Isabella's
359 Columbus Ave. @ W.77th
New York, NY  
(212) 724-2100

3/17/09
Just heard back from their corporate
office.  Isabella's is one of the
B.R.
Guest Restaurants and they claim they
all are very accommodating to guests
with food allergies.
Primehouse New York
381 Park Ave. South @ 27th St.
New York, NY  
(212) 824-2600

3/17/09
Just heard from their corporate office.
Primehouse New York is one of the
B.R. Guest Restaurants and they claim
they all are very accommodating to
guests with food allergies.
Ruby Foos Uptown
2128 Broadway @ W. 77th
New York, NY
(212) 724-6700

3/17/09
Just heard from their corporate office.
Ruby Foos Uptown is one of the
B.R.
Guest Restaurants and they claim they
are all very accommodating to guests
with food allergies.
Level L

Closed until Spring 2009.
Belongs to B.R. Guest Restaurants.
Vento Trattoria
675 Hudson St. @ 14th St.
New York, NY
(212) 699-2400

3/17/09
Just heard back from their corporate
office.  Vento Trattoria is one of the
B.R. Guest Restaurants and they claim
they are all very accommodating to
guests with food allergies.
Wildwood Barbecue
225 Park Avenue South @18th St.
New York, NY
(212) 533-2500

3/17/09
Just heard from their corporate office.
Wildwood BBQ is one of the
B.R.
Guest Restaurants and they claim they
are all very accommodating to guests
with food allergies.
Unos Chicago Grill (Seaport)
89 South St. @ Fulton St.
New York, NY
(212) 791-7999

Unos Chicago Grill (Upper East Side)
220 E. 86th St. between 2nd Ave. and
3rd Ave.
New York, NY  10028
(212) 472-5656

Unos Chicago Grill (Upper West Side)
432 Columbus Ave. @ W. 81st St.
New York, NY  10024
(212) 595-4700

Unos Chicago Grill (West Village)
391 6th Ave. between W. 8th and
Waverly Place
New York, NY  10014
(212) 242-5230


3/19/09
Just found a statement on their
website that seems confusing
alongside everything Kacey, from their
corporate office, told me.  
From www.unos.com: "If food allergen
in question is not listed as an
ingredient, please assume its
inclusion is a result of possible
contamination from either the
processing, the equipment, or food
preparation."

3/5/09
Talked to Kacey from the corporate
office.  She claims they have very
extensive food allergy policies with
one caveat:  Peanuts are served in the
bar area and are supposed to stay in
the bar area but.....  Sometimes
patrons might carry some peanuts
from the bar to the dining room.
Patrons allergic to peanut should talk
to the manager right away and the wait
staff will wipe down the table a second
time in an attempt to clear residual
peanut residue.
Unos wants all patrons to have a
pleasant dining experience.  Unos
wants us to start by asking for the
manager since they are considered
their resident food allergy "experts".  
Although all staff are trained in food
allergies and cross-contamination,
Unos does not  want to leave anyone's
health in the hands of just the
wait-staff because of the turnover rate
of such positions.
All
menu ingredients are available
online, and they also offer a
gluten-free menu. Kacey told me that
the frequent requests from the
gluten-free menu constantly require
them to practice their safe food allergy
handling procedures.

2/26/09
Was talking to a friend who worked at
the Waltham, MA location in 2008.  As a
waitress, she was required to watch a
video on food allergies.  She said the
kitchen was very strict about food
allergy policies.

FOOD ALLERGIES TO GO

Bangkok House
360 W. 46th St. between 8th & 9th Ave.
New York, NY
(212) 541-5943

4/18/09
Patron allergic to milk, egg, peanut &
tree nuts.

Bud has safely dined here several
times.
Aru Sushi
695 9th Ave. (between 47th & 48)
New York, NY   10036
(212) 977-1777

8/6/09
Patron allergic to milk, egg, peanut
and tree nuts.

I never thought the day would come
that we could order takeout and
delivery.  Thanks to Aru Sushi, it has.
Bud ate there in person before daring
to order delivery.  When ordering
online, their website,
PearlontheSushi.com, allows you to
submit a comment regarding "special
cooking request".


7/3/09
Patron allergic to milk, egg, peanut
and tree nuts.

Bud and his friends thought this was
the freshest sushi they've ever had.  
The wait staff and kitchen handled his
food allergies without a glitch.
Worry-Free Dinners Website
New York, NY

10/05/09
I do not have personal experience
with the site's allergy friendly meals,
but it looks like an interesting idea for
people who live in or visit Manhattan.

This is a website run by a woman who
lives in NYC.  She follows a
gluten-free diet and also has multiple
food allergies. She organizes meals at
restaurants in Manhattan for people
with food allergies and/or Celiac
Disease, posts the date, time and
location of the meal, as well as the
menu.
Basera Indian Restaurant
745 9th Ave @ 50th St.
New York , NY 10019
(212) 757-9787

September 2009

Patron allergic to milk, egg, peanut
and tree nuts.

Patron ate here several times
successfully, but had an allergic
reaction when using the delivery
service.
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