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“Wonderful fresh open air dining”

The Garden Cafe at Common Ground
Price range: $14 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Hawaiian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Fresh Wholesome Healthy Organic Dishes Created From The Seasonal Crops Of Kauai's Best Farmers and Ranchers.
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful fresh open air dining”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

We came here for lunch and it was superb. The vegetable just out if the organic gardens. Very pleasurable experience

Visited August 2014
Thank CheriCarl123
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Grand Rapids, MI
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food -- Staff member taking orders needs better training/communication re: cross-contact concerns”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

We chose this wonderful restaurant because we love fresh, locally-sourced cuisine with interesting menus. We were not disappointed with the menu or the food. It was terrific! I have lots of food intolerances so it can be challenging to find suitable options. Not here! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

However, we struggled to find a safe choice for my son with celiac disease. We asked for assistance with finding a dish that would be free of cross-contact. Traces of gluten must be avoided with celiac disease. The young staff member was polite but difficult to engage in this discussion. She twice gave us the disclaimer: "We cannot guarantee that there won't be traces; We're not a gluten-free facility." Usually restaurants with a well educated staff will guide you with selecting the safest possible option.

Normally, we would have walked away but we persisted as it seems that many GF diners have had wonderful meals -- safe from gluten. I'm left wondering if this restaurant doesn't concern itself with cross-contact or if their staff member wasn't well trained.

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
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Thank Karen J
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112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is the bomb! Food delicious and grown on the farm. The staff is more than helpful and knowledgeable about the entire place! Need to stop no doubt about it!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank JMS664
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Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great food, lovely atmosphere”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

My tow friends and I really enjoyed our lunch here, where the three of us shared wraps, salads and smoothies. We also were big fans of how they use organic, local foods to produce such delicious meals.

The setting was lovely too- far enough off the highway and out in the fields so that it was quiet, peaceful, shady and green.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank lone_wanderer001
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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good wraps, fresh ingredients”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

We enjoyed lunch here. We had various wraps - these were the size of a large burrito, plus a whole side of sweet potato fries. So plenty of quality food, not too expensive, and a nice outdoor setting. The veggies were good and fresh; I think they grow some of their own produce. If the whole family had loved their entrees, I'd have given it a five, but some of us thought the flavors were just OK.

Visited June 2014
Thank phelsuma90
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