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Gluten Free Restaurants In The Midtown, Times Square Area

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There's an Outback at 3rd Avenue and 56th Street. I went there when I was in NYC in August of 2004 and it was fine. As I recall, it is on the southeast corner. It doesn't look like the usual Outback from the outside, but it is the same on the inside.


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Some good restaurant ideas here: http://www.glutenfreerestaurants.org.


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I'm sure some New Yorkers will chime in shortly (jkmunchkin is an expert at dining out in NYC), but Risotteria http://www.risotteria.com/ is known for its gluten free menu.

Hehe, thanks Carrie!

Risotteria is ofcourse beyond words. Mmmmm, pizza! (This in the West Village however - and you mentioned you need Midtown or Times Square), but you should really make every effort to go there.

Downtown you can also find options like Hampton Chutney and Puff & Pao. I haven't tried Puff & Pao yet, but it sounds really good.

If you are looking for a nice place for dinner (actually perfect for Valentine's Day), Lumi is delicious. It is a upscale Italian restaurant, and they have a gluten free menu. Actually they are on the list that Creative Soul posted. Very convenient to get to.

For more casual Italian, also on that list is Bistago. It's in Murray Hill and really yummy!!

Sambuca (which is on the Upper West Side) also has a very extensive gluten free menu.

In Times Square there is a place called Osteria al Doge on 44th b/t 6th Ave & Broadway. They don't have a gluten-free menu, but there are plenty of options including the most delicious seafood risotto.

Are you visiting the city? If you tell me where you are staying I can maybe let you know what is near you.


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Blooms Deli right by Grand Central Station is really good "diner" food too--- Good hamburgers, and FF!! DELISOUS FF!! YUM>

Bloom's Delicatessen Cafe

350 Lexington Avenue

(corner of 40th Street)

New York, New York 10016

United States

Cuisine: Everything - Diner Style Menu with Omelettes, Hamburgers, gluten-free French Fries, and Salads

212-867-FOOD (3663)

www.bloomsnewyorkdeli.com

Bloom's New York Delicatessen & Restaurant features a special gluten free menu including amazing gluten free French Fries!! Bloom's offers great deli and dinner foods such as Eggs and Omelettes, Hamburgers, Smoked Fish Platters, Salads, and Dinner Entrees including Salmon and Steaks.

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What's on the gluten free menu at Bistago? is there a big selection? I would like to know before I go there. I want to make sure I pick the right restarant for my birthday dinner.

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What's on the gluten free menu at Bistago? is there a big selection? I would like to know before I go there. I want to make sure I pick the right restarant for my birthday dinner.

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Bistango is great and definately a big selection. They have everything. Pasta, chicken, veal, fish, ect. There is no website, but you can find their menu on menupages. They say they can make just about anything gluten free except the pizza, fried calamari and a few other things.

However how many people are you having for your birthday dinner? For something a bit more special I would suggest Lumi. It's perfect for either a romantic dinner or a nice dinner with a group of friends or family. It's a beautiful, quiet restaurant in a 2 story town house, and the food is delicious.

http://www.luminyc.com/media/websitelumi.html

Also, I haven't tried the gluten free menu at Sambuca yet, but I have been there many times pre-gluten free and if you are going with a large group this is perfect. They also have a very large menu, which if it's on par with the regular menu, won't disappoint.

http://sambucanyc.com/page/15tat/GLUTEN_FR..._FREE_Menu.html


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This is the third time I've posted this info in two days, so I hope it's useful to someone :) It's basically repeating a lot of things people have said already, but with subway directions.

I actually go to school in Manhattan (although I am studying in Prague at the moment), so you should be happy to know that you have plenty of options smile.gif

1. RISOTTERIA - this is an absolute must. It's by far my favorite gluten-free restaurant in the city. It's on the corner of Bleecker Street and Morton Street in the West Village (near the 1 train (Christopher Street stop) or the A,C,E,B,D,F, and V trains (W4th street stop)). It's a great little Italian place with a good selection of pizza, focaccia sandwiches, and risottos. They also have great gluten-free breadsticks (they come automatically, you don't even need to ask) and desserts. The menu automatically lists all of the gluten-free options, and they pretty much make everything in a "regular" and gluten-free version. It's my own personal version of heaven, and it's about 3 blocks from where I live in New York, so I'm here quite a bit.

2. Puff&Pao - this is relatively near Risotteria, it's on Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson I think (or it's between Bleecker and 7th Ave. South...I would know this if I was there right now) - they have great gluten-free brownies and I think some of their other cookies are gluten-free as well, but the best thing to try is the paos, these little Brazilian (I think) cheese breads that are a specialty of theirs. Same subway directions as Risotteria, although the 1 train is much closer.

3. Babycakes! - Gluten-free bakery on the Lower East Side. www.babycakesnyc.com. It's a cute little place with a lot of great options, and it's sugar-free and vegan as well (I promise, they still taste great). I think you take the F train to Delancey Street and walk down to Broome Street, but I would look up their address and look up the subway directions on Hopstop (see below) to be safe.

http://www.glutenfreerestaurants.org/adv_s...p;submit=Search

These are the GFRAP restaurants in New York City (including Risotteria). All of these offer gluten-free menus. I've been to Sambuca - it's quite good - but I haven't been to any of the others.

Let's see...

There are several Whole Foods locations. There's one in Union Square (4,5,6,N,R,Q,W,L trains to 14th St-Union Square) that's right down the block from a Trader Joe's (and a regular grocery store - the Food Emporium.) This is the one I shop at, and they have a really good selection of gluten-free items. There's also one in Columbus Circle (A,C,E,1,B,D trains to 59th St-Columbus Circle, or take the N,R,Q,W, to 57th street and walk) that's really nice. I'm not sure where the other locations are but I'm sure you can look that up on the Whole Foods website.

Another useful website is www.hopstop.com - this isn't gluten-free related, but it's useful to look up subway and walking directions to wherever you need to go in New York (including these restaurants!)

Overall, I've eaten out at plenty of places (and I'm fairly sensitive) and you definitely have a lot to choose from. Most of my restaurant recommendations are in the vicinity of NYU, as that's the area I know best (although Sambuca is further uptown, by Central Park) but you can definitely find something in any area of the city. Risotteria is a must though.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

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