Monday, August 6, 2007


By now, I think you are aware of the incredible Celiac menus at PF Chang's, Legal Seafoods and The Elephant Walk. If you are not - Check them out! Not only do they have gluten free meals, but the entire staff has been thoroughly trained. Talk about Peace of mind.
Even though I can't get enough of those three restaurants, I have been testing out other restaurants here and there. I would like to share a list of places that have been very accommodating in my experience.
Before you venture out, remember: Do not assume anything. Always ask the server and/or manager to work with you and be sure to explain everything in great detail. If you can call ahead, that would be ideal.

*most (not all) restaurants are willing to work with you, but here is a list off the top of my head that I have visited recently:

Upscale favorites: Capital Grill, Abe & Louie's, Grill 23, Atlantic Fish Company, Hamerslys

Scollay Square- (Ask for Amy- she is my friend and very familiar with the GF diet)

B&G Oysters (not an extentive list beyond oysters, but the manager was great. She was able to put together a lobster salad over greens and prepared it away from their tiny kitchen to avoid cross contamination. )

Silvertone (their manager (Maureen) was extremely helpful and worked with the kitchen to create an excellent gluten free meal)

Stephanie's on Newbury (staff is very familiar with the gluten free diet)

Cactus Club (willing to work with you provided you explain your restrictions thoroughly. I was able to enjoy chicken tacos , gluten free)

Douzo (tip: bring your own gluten free soy sauce! Order only after confirming ingredients. My favorite safe items: California rolls and Philadelphia rolls

House of Siam (in the South End -confirm ingredients with manager first. I have had a lot of luck with the traditional Pad Thai dish)

Salsa's (in South Boston - go over list of restrictions and they will work with you)

Skipjacks (staff is willing to work with you)

The Farragut House (kitchen will work with you, but needs guidance)

Game On (when the kitchen is not busy they will cook a burger on a clean pan with some veggies on the side)

Wagamama (they have some options on their menu)

Fresh City, Souper Salad and Wendy's all have gluten free items. Inquire within or check the website.

The Longhorn Steakhouse, the Ninety Nine and Outback Steakhouse are all chains that are very accomodating. Outback has an in-house gluten free menu. 99 has one on line. Longhorn is willing to work with you to make your meal gluten free.


Ryan said...

Hey there,
My girlfriend's mother has Celiac, so I've learned a few things here and there. As far as restaurants, I'm not sure if you are already aware but Outback Steakhouse and PF Chang's both have glutten free menus. If youre looking for something a bit more exciting, Elephant Walk has an exceptional glutten free menu and the folks there are very accomodating.
There's a place in Brookline, right by Coolidge Corner, called Lineage that has great food and advertises that they are Celiac friendly. We went and the staff was very nice but not knowledgeable. They didn't serve potatoes with one dish because they thought it wasn't Celiac friendly. Eventually, everything was fine but it's a bit unnerving. Hopefully they've gotten a little bit more educated if they are going to advertise.
Below are links to Lineage and Elephant Walk, hope this was helpful.

Anonymous said...

We attempted to go to Stephanie's on Newbury but the staff was not very accommodating. We were not impressed with their GF options, and ended up leaving. Tapeos, down the street was very accommodating, and very good.

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