The Little Wisco team does it again! Another AMAZING, nobread approved restaurant to add to the list. Montmartre, the newest Little Wisco restaurant, opened in Chelsea about a year and a half ago and is off to a great start. Not only is the menu gluten friendly, but the dishes are unique, delicious, and the waitstaff is incredibly knowledgable of the allergens and ingredients in their menu. Upon seating, my waiter asked if there were any allergies at the table, and when I mentioned I was gluten free he proceeded to go over the menu with me and show me which dishes were GF. Even more amazing then this was when I called earlier in the week to make my reservation, the Little Wisco employee who took my call asked if any diners had any allergies she should note, too! This effort to cater to their customers is why the Little Wisco group stands out from other restaurant groups in New York City and why each of their restaurants are so successful!…
French cuisine is long known for their delicious pastries, sweet treats, and rich breads. Yes, Montmartre has all of these delicacies on their menu, but there are a ton of gluten free options that are suitable for the nobread crowd, too! For lunch, I highly recommend the scottish salmon salad with garden beans, cornichon, and almond pesto. This salad comes with grains, so be sure to ask for it nograins or with quinoa as a substitute. The grilled octopus was very flavorful, and I also recommend the steak tartare nobread, loup de mer, lamb, and duck entrees. Montmartre is known for their french fries; however, there in only one fryer on site so the fries are subject to cross contamination. The roast chicken is another popular dish, but this dish is NOT gluten free. It is stuffed with a brioche (similar to Nomad Restaurant), so unfortunately if you are gluten free you cannot indulge. Complete your meal with a side of grilled leeks or shiitake mushrooms and you are guaranteed to leave satisfied.
Last but not least, be sure to take advantage of the outdoor seating!! The patio at Montmartre is one of the cutest I have seen to date in New York City, and it will absolutely be where I host the majority of my fall brunches. Complete with a bar, the patio is open for about 8 months of the year and is perfectly bright and not too hot; I could have stayed here for hours! Thank you, Little Wisco and the Montmartre staff, for an amazing dining experience- I’ll be back soon!