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Feb 8, 2007 02:34 AM

Gluten free restaurant options?

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for restaurants that either have gluten free menus or accomodate gluten free requests. I already know about Legal Seafood, PF Changs, and Outback Steakhouse. I come to Boston often and need to find some alternatives to those three restaurants.

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    1. I have met with the sous chef at the Fours Seasons - Eric Caron - and they can definitely do GF at dinner and with advanced notice will even do their High Tea Gluten Free. Also, haven't bee, but read that the Oxford Spa (not a place for facials, but a lunch place) makes their own GF bread for sandwiches. Must try that out soon.

      I have been meaning to check on Shabu, Shabu as it looks like it should be GF, but haven't gotten around to that yet.

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      1. re: gilliano

        Rumor has it that Oxford spa has changed hands, and is "in negotiations" with the baker to continue providing the gluten-free bread.

        1. re: gilliano

          checked out the GF High Tea at the Four Season, totally disappointing - esp, considering that you have to reserve it a day in advance. the veg bites included tomato wedge with shrimp salad, cucumber slices with cream cheese (boring and lame), 2 fruit kebabs with a honey yogurt dipping sauce (this is not a tea course - who wants yogurt with tea?). the baked good included a scone and a mini loaf (they were ok, not great) and a dessert. considering all the good reviews that the Four Season has for great food, luxury and attention to detail, this was just sad. GF shouldn't be so difficult for an accomplished chef with some creativity. my friend, a foodie, had the "regular" high tea and loved it, so the chef is clearly talented.

          Four Seasons Restaurant
          249 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604

          Four Seasons Hotel
          200 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

        2. Elephant Walk has a gluten-free menu on their website ( - it looks like they have quite a few options.

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          1. re: LauraB

            They do, and they are absolutely delicious.

          2. Tantawan in Watertown, MA (next that far from the city) handles the gluten free diet well. You need to ask for the "Nancy menu" - there's no printed menu, and there's a long story behind it, but I've eaten there many times over the years without a problem.

            Triumph Dining

            1. Rialto in the Charles Hotel (Harvard Square) has a gluten-free menu. The Oxford Spa is incredible for lunch sandwiches (also Harvard Square) and has a couple of GF rolls. Wagamama (Quincy Market and Harvard square - but beware of cross-contamination), Blue Ginger in Wellesley might be another option, The Washington Square Tavern is well aware of celiac concerns and has Redbridge beer on their menu, along with GF options. Douzo in the Back Bay/South end uses GF tamari sauce. East Coast Grill in Inman Square Cambridge asks you about any food allergies and offers to help with selections. Uno's might have a new GF menu too. Check out - lots of info on Boston and some places pulled from there :) Also Johnnies on the Side (West End) has Bard's Tale Ale - I specifically asked them to carry it on their beer list.