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Great Special Occasion Place In Nyc

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I just want to rave about the experience I had at Garden Café in Brooklyn. This is a tiny, quiet, romantic little place—maybe 8 tables—run by a couple. The only person who waited on us was the owner. They do a small menu that changes every day, with healthy, organic, local food, and they are very celiac-friendly. I lived as a celiac for several months before finding out that I just have a wheat allergy as well as several other food allergies. When I made the reservation, I told them about my diet and was assured that their food is not “wheat-centric” and they’d be happy to accommodate me. When my boyfriend and I got there (for our 8th anniversary!), the owner remembered my call and immediately pointed out the dishes I could eat (most of them). She came out of the kitchen a couple of times to get my assurance that specific ingredients were OK, and at one point she even came over to let me know that what my boyfriend was eating was also wheat-free, if I’d like to try it. The food was well thought out and incredibly delicious—since it was 20 degrees out it was mostly hearty winter food. I can’t recommend this place enough. It would cost a fortune if it was in Manhattan. It’s not cheap (at least by my low-budget standards) but the $30 prix fixe is a fantastic deal.

Sarah

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