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Anyone ever been? They have a few locations in CT. My parents ate their last week and said it states on their menu they are very accomodating to all sorts of dietary issues. I was thinking of giving them a call...

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Hey! I realize this is an old thread, but...

Went to the Cookhouse in New Milford a week ago (haven't been online since...); they are also in Darien and Orange or West Haven.

They CAN accommodate gluten-free diners. When I identified myself as a gluten-free diner, the waiter brought a copied piece of paper that said "Flour free" options on it - which gave me pause, but when I saw that they said something like 'no bbq sauce, it may have soy sauce in it' I realized they actually knew more than their vocabulary might tell. The regular bbq sauce on the table did have an ingredient list, which included hoisin sauce (with soy and wheat).

Currently, any 'dry' style ribs, and all steaks, are gluten-free as is the beef chili *without* the tortilla strips. My spouse wondered why the tortilla strips would be a problem, but I have learned if a resto says 'not safe' to take them at their word!

Safe sides limited to coleslaw and mashed potatoes, but you can also get a small salad as a side. Mine came the first time with croutons :( but they replaced quickly & happily. I swear they used to have collard greens, which are often gluten-free, but they are not on the menu now.

I don't know if their vinegar bbq sauce is okay; often this style of sauce is fine the spice rub on my ribs was good enough not to bother asking (it didn't have an ingredient list), and so I didn't try it!

Proof of pudding: no reaction :)

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