July 26, 2016

Cheers Boston - Gluten Free

Cheers Logo Boston

Last week we went to Cheers on 84 Beacon Street in Boston Massachusetts. The restaurant, formally known as the Bull & Finch Pub, is best known for being the exterior of the Cheers TV show that ran from 1982 and 1993 on NBC.

We stopped in at a very busy lunch hour. The wait time for three people was about 45 minutes. Luckily we hung around the bar and were able to get some seats within 10 minutes of waiting.

We asked for a Gluten Free menu and was given a short menu with five options - they didn't have any kids size menu options.

Cheers Gluten Free Menu Options

Here are the items on the Cheers Gluten Free menu:

  • Beef Chili - Our Traditional recipe
  • Garden Salad - A seasonal blend of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, radishes, carrots, peppers, and cucumbers. Served with vinegar and oil
  • Bunless Burger - Served with our garden salad, oil and vinegar. Covered with artichokes and red peppers.
  • Gilled Salmon Filet - Farm raised salmon on a bed of garden vegetables, artichokes, and fire-roasted red peppers.
  • Grilled Chicken Breast - Served with rice and roasted vegetables

I ordered the Bunless Burger for my daughter. I asked if they could substitute the oil and vinegar with ranch dressing only if it was gluten free. The bartender checked and ensured us that the ranch dressing that they had was indeed gluten free.

The burger arrived pretty quickly and the burger was on its own plate and the salad was on a separate plate. It seemed to be a weird kind of presentation:

Bunless Burger2

I cut up the burger into bite size pieces so that my daughter could enjoy it. When the bartender asked how the order was, I asked for some cheese so that she could enjoy it a more.

I asked her what she thought of her lunch, and she gave me a thumbs up.

Cheers Thumbs Up

After we paid for our order the bartender said that the pen that I was using to pay for the order matched my daughter's dress and that she could keep it. That made my daughters day and put a big smile on her face. She used the pen to take notes when we went on the Swan boats a bit later.

Swan Boat Pen

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