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Gluten Free: Does this exist

Looking for a "fun and hip" place to take 6 people for a bday dinner next week, where the birthday boy is gluten-free. Any ideas?????

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  1. Pure Food and Wine (all raw means no wheat and great atmosphere.) Lasange and "ice cream" are winners.
    Or Rissoteria, much more informal, but definately caters to gluten free.

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    1. re: Stuffed Monkey

      Risotteria might be a little cramped for 6, BUT I took my gluten-free friend there and she almost started crying, she was so happy to have somewhere that she could order safely. Also, I thought it was pretty tasty.

    2. Go to Caracas Arepa Bar. It's not a "gluten free" restaurant, but by nature what they serve is. Arepas are made of corn flour and they are awesome. The drinks are great, food not too pricey but DELICIOUS. I took my gluten free friend there and he LOVED it. Has been back many times since. Enjoy!

      1. Gradisca offers GF pasta upon request. http://www.gradiscanyc.com/menu/menu....

        Call ahead to be sure.

        1. There was a whole article on Manhattan's gluten-free restaurants in NYtimes this summer. Here is the NYTimes list of gluten-free restaurants:

          http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage...

          The article is not free anymore online, but you may be able to get it at your local library:

          http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstrac...

          1. Gus's Place, on Bleecker Street east of 6th Ave (a block SE of Rissotoria) is pretty good and has a GF Menu, as do the various Outback Steakhouses.

            Check out the Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program places.

            http://www.glutenfreerestaurants.org/

            French Roast, at 85th & Broadway is quite good. They don't have a GF menu as such, but the staff (one of whom is celiac) are at least gluten aware and will check all dishes for this and most allergies.