We've been meaning to try out CHOP Steakhouse & Bar for a long time. We've 'almost' gone a few times but plans always changed. This time for Amanda's birthday we made it happened. We called in a reservation to the West End and called in some baby sitters and made it happen.
We were happy to hear there was a Gluten Free Friendly menu. It certainly helps make choosing your meal a bit easier. I have to admit, the menu was not perfect, it seemed to miss some obvious gluten free items like a baked potato, but that was sorted out with the advice we always give, ASK QUESTIONS. Gluten free menu or not, not sure, just ask questions.
CHOP treats the gluten free menu like an allergy. I recommend saying it is 'severe' then the manager handles your order. The waitress we had was pretty good, didn't have a full understanding. However, we were still comfortable because she was responsible and asked the kitchen staff when she was not sure, or when she didn't sound sure.
Amanda ordered the Steak and Lobster with loaded baked potato and for an extra $5 turned it into a CHOP Experience by adding a really amazing Cesar Salad with no croutons (soups and other salads available) and side vegetables. For dessert we ordered a creme brule.
The steaks was done to perfection. No complaints at all and the Lobster just delicious (yes I snuck some of Amanda's. The steak and lobster used a top sirloin cut, so I ordered a New York strip steak. Another really nice cut of steak done to perfection. The loaded baked potato was really tasty, made up of fresh crispy bacon.
We don't often eat out steak dinners, because they can be expensive, but we knew after the meal and good experience, that we would be back for another special occasion.