While there’s no denying that gluten-free dining has become both prevalent and trendy in recent years, it’s not always easy to find restaurants that offer comprehensive menus that cater specifically to those of us that lead gluten-free lives (either by choice or out of necessity). To take the guesswork out of choosing a restaurant that will both fit your dietary needs and offer you a variety of options, we’ve rounded up six popular restaurants that take their gluten-free offerings seriously.
French fare may not seem like a viable option for the gluten-free set, but the gluten-free menu at this Lincoln Park bistro handily proves that theory false. Splurge on onion soup au gratin smothered in gooey gruyere and finished with gluten-free croutons, house-made country pate with cornichons, whole-grain mustard, and gluten-free toast, and steak bearnaise, and punctuate your feast with vanilla creme brulee. As if that weren’t enough, all guests who go gluten-free will also receive warm, gluten-free bread with sweet cream butter and complimentary olives with roasted garlic, orange, and herbs. 2300 N. Lincoln Park W., 773-348-8886
Stone crab claws and steaks abound at this staple for all things surf and turf, which comes equipped with both gluten-free and vegetarian menus for those with dining restrictions. The popular seafood chopped salad, oysters, crab, and the myriad beef options are all safe bets, and pair well with hearty, gluten-free sides like baked sweet potato with praline pecan butter and sauteed spinach. 60 E. Grand Ave., 312-379-5637