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Gluten-Free Friendly Restaurants in Chicago

Gluten-Free Friendly Restaurants in Chicago

Mar 25, 2010

Finding gluten-free friendly restaurants has gotten a lot easier than it used to be. At Lettuce Entertain You, we keep our gluten-intolerant friends in mind when creating our menus – many of our restaurants even have dedicated gluten-free menus for these guests.  If you or a friend or family member is gluten-free, here are restaurants where you can be sure to have a gluten-free friendly experience.

Gluten-Free Pasta from Osteria Via Stato
Gluten-Free Pasta from Osteria Via Stato

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Aba
CONTACT: 773-645-1400
All guests can enjoy dinner with the gluten-free menu at Aba. Start with gluten-free crackers and dip into hummus spreads like the Avocado & Fava BeanLamb Ragu or Crispy Short Rib. Next, select from the raw, humble cut and prime cut sections of the menu and enjoy favorites including KanpachiHamachi, Skirt Steak Shawarma and more. Have a sweet tooth? End the meal with dessert, like the Halva with Medjool dates and candied nuts.
Make a reservation at Aba
Aba gluten-free menu

 

Antico Posto
CONTACT: 630-586-9200
Located in Oakbrook Mall, Antico Posto offers gluten-free pasta selections prepared with choices like Bolognese, Shrimp, and Pomodoro. Complete the meal with antipasti like Brick Oven Prosciutto or Caprese Salad and a glass of wine.
Make a reservation at Antico Posto
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Beatrix – Fulton Market, River North, Streeterville
CONTACT: Fulton Market: 312-733-0370 | River North: 312-284-1377 | Streeterville: 312-642-0001
What makes a dessert or pastry even sweeter? When it’s gluten-free! Beatrix’s in-house bakery features a variety of gluten-free items that are the perfect cap to the end of the meal, or for a quick pick-me-up. Gluten-free favorites include Emmy’s Cream Cheese Coffee Cake (named after Shameless star and fan of Beatrix, Emmy Rossum!) Triple Chocolate Cookie, Tall, Dark and Handsome Chocolate Cake, Raspberry Coconut Macaroon, and the Joy Cookie.
Make a reservation at Beatrix Fulton MarketRiver North or Streeterville
Beatrix gluten-free menu

 

Beatrix Market – DePaul Loop, Fulton Market, Loop, Streeterville
CONTACT: DePaul Loop: 312-583-0598 | Fulton Market: 312-733-0370 | Loop: 312-629-0025; Streeterville: 312-642-0001
There’s something for everyone at Beatrix Market, including those who are gluten-free! Build your own salad or enjoy chef-prepared salads, such as the Superfood SaladCauliflower SaladGrain Bowls and more. For those with a sweet tooth, enjoy gluten-free pastries, including the Triple Chocolate Chunk CookieEmmy’s Gluten Free Cream Cheese Coffee Cake or Coconut Macaroons. Want to share with the office?
Beatrix Market gluten-free catering menu

 

Big Bowl – Chicago, Lincolnshire, Schaumburg, IL
CONTACT: Chicago: 312-951-1888 | Lincolnshire: 847-808-8880 | Schaumburg: 847-517-8881
From summer rolls and lettuce wraps to kung pao chicken and pad thai, our gluten-free guests have a wide variety to choose from. We also offer several gluten-free sauces to enjoy at the stir-fry bar. We are happy to accommodate our guests with dietary restrictions and additional allergies, just alert your server!
Make a reservation at Big Bowl ChicagoLincolnshire or Schaumburg
Big Bowl’s gluten-free menu

 

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
CONTACT: 773-935-5000
Tapas are made to share – and that includes our gluten-free diners. An array of tapas and paella are prepared gluten-free so you can partake in the traditional Spanish dining experience. Enjoy tapas like the signature Brussels Sprout Salad, Garlic Potato Salad and Rioja-Braised Short Rib, and choose from three kinds of paella: Natural Chicken, Seafood and Farmers Market Vegetable.
Make a reservation at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! gluten-free menu here

 

Di Pescara
CONTACT847-498-4321
All guests will feel included in the program with Di Pescara’s gluten-free menu. Meticulously selected seafood is carefully prepared by trained kitchen staff. Choose from pristine fresh Broiled Whitefish or Salmon, Alaskan King Crab, or familiar favorites like Chopped Steak, peppers and onions. For more casual fare, sandwiches are served on house-made gluten-free buns on request.
Make a reservation at Di Pescara
Di Pescara gluten-free menu

 

Ema
CONTACT312-527-5586
Enjoy a gluten-free mezze feast at Ema! Start your meal by dipping gluten-free crackers into favorite spreads including the Spicy Hummus,  Toasted Almond & Garlic and Avocado & Sweet Pea. With the full menu being nearly all gluten-free friendly, guest can enjoy signature dishes like Baked HalloumiBlack Lime ShrimpGrilled Pork BellyChicken Kefta Kebab and more.
Make a reservation at Ema
Ema gluten-free menu

 

Foodlife
CONTACT312-335-3663
If 14 kitchens weren’t enough, the chef team at Foodlife has also created an extensive gluten-free menu for each kitchen! From tacos to burgers and gluten-free sauces at stir-fry, those forgoing gluten will not be out of options or flavor at Foodlife.
Foodlife gluten-free menu here

 

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – Chicago
CONTACT312-379-5637
Being gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice great food and flavor. At Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab guests can enjoy a plethora of options fit for the most discerning of diets including Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos, Herb-Roasted Chicken, Double-Cut Colorado Lamb Chops, a host of steaks and seafood, and of course, our gluten-free Brownie Sundae, to name just a few
Make a reservation at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab Chicago
Joe’s gluten-free menu

 

L. Woods
CONTACT847-677-3350
Looking for gluten-free options without losing that BBQ flavor and variety? Choose from endless gluten-free menu items at L.Woods available for lunch and dinner ranging from Chicken and Ribs to BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches.
Make a reservation at L. Woods
L. Woods gluten-free menu

M Burger's burger wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun
M Burger Salad Style

M Burger – Aurora and all Chicagoland locations
CONTACT: Contact the location of your choice
Enjoy a savory Bacon Cheeseburger, Classic Old Fashioned or Chicago Double, gluten-free.  Order your sandwich “salad style” and get it wrapped up in fresh, crisp lettuce. Wash it all down with our house-made lemonade.
M Burger gluten-free menu

 

Mity Nice Bar & Grill
CONTACT312-335-4745
Known for its comfort food with a healthful twist, Mity Nice Bar & Grill serves up a menu filled with burgers, salads, signature entrees that can so easily be made gluten-free, that there’s an entire menu for it! Don’t miss the Gluten-free Cheese Popovers that are served on the house at the beginning of the meal. To check out our full gluten-free menu,
Make a reservation at Mity Nice Bar & Grill
Mity Nice gluten-free menu

 

Mon Ami Gabi – Chicago & Oak Brook
CONTACT: Chicago: 773-348-8886 Oak Brook: 630-472-1900
Skip the baguettes and enjoy the wealth of gluten-free options that Mon Ami Gabi has to offer. Begin your meal with Onion Soup Au Gratin with gluten-free croutons, Duck Confit or Shrimp Cocktail before moving on to the main event: Filet Mignon with shallow-fry frites, Trout Almondine and Chicken Grand-Mère with bacon and pommes purée. All gluten-free items include warm gluten-free bread with sweet cream butter and a complimentary amuse of Gabi’s olives with roasted garlic, orange and herbs. Be sure to ask your server about additional gluten-free offerings and specials.
Make a reservation at Mon Ami Gabi Chicago or Oak Brook
Mon Ami Gabi gluten-free menu

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Brazilian Steak Gaucho at Nacional 27

Nacional 27
CONTACT312-664-2727
Start with gluten-free tapas like Ahi Tuna and Watermelon Ceviche, Shrimp Adobado Skewers and Tomato Gazpacho with avocado and pico de gallo. An expansive steak selection celebrates the Latin culture, ingredients and cooking style of Cuba, Mexico, and Peru. Not a meat eater?  Enjoy Grilled Salmon with salsa verde, coconut rice, tomatillo pippin or Grilled Shrimp and Salmon Guacho.
Make a reservation at Nacional 27

 

Osteria Via Stato
CONTACT312-643-8450
Brunch, lunch and dinner menus boast an array of gluten-free options; pasta, seasonal risotto, grilled octopus, caprese, roasted beets, pan-roasted scallops, Slagel Farms’ dry-aged filet mignon and much more.
Make a reservation at Osteria Via Stato
Osteria Via Stato gluten-free menu

 

Oyster Bah
CONTACT773-248-3000
Oyster Bah now has a full gluten-free menu. Start your meal with a variety of fresh seafood items like the Poke PokeShrimp Cocktail, and of course Oysters! Enjoy gluten-free entree options like the Traditional French Mussels or Simply Seafood Lettuce Wrap with fresh hand-cracked main lobster, Alaskan king crab, jumbo shrimp, mayo, and celery.
Make a reservation at Oyster Bah
Oyster Bah gluten-free menu

 

RPM Italian – Chicago
CONTACT312-222-1888
At RPM Italian, there’s no shortage of gluten-free dishes for even the most discerning pasta-lover. Made with housemade gluten-free fettuccine, pasta options include Spicy King Crab with Fresno Chile & Lemon, Short Rib Bolognese with Pecorino & Rosemary and signature Mama DePandi’s Pomodoro with Genovese Basil, plus many more. There are also several antipasti, salads, seafood, steaks and chops to choose from that are all made without gluten.
Make your reservation at RPM Italian
View RPM Italian Chicago gluten-free menu here

 

RPM Steak
CONTACT: 312-284-4990
For those forgoing gluten, RPM Steak has several options from which to choose. While its steaks and chops are naturally gluten-free, there exist several less-obvious options, such as the classic RPM Caesar Salad with Anchovy, Deviled Egg & Parmesan or Truffle-Roasted Chicken from Slagel Family Farm.
Make a reservation at RPM Steak
RPM Steak gluten-free menu

 

Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago and Schaumburg
CONTACT: Chicago: 312-527-2722; Schaumburg: 847-517-2722
Gluten-free diners will find an amazing selection of menu items for both lunch, brunch, and dinner. All gluten-free dishes are bulleted and include the restaurant’s selection of oysters on the half-shell, poke bowls, Steamed Alaskan Red King Crab Legs, Surf & Turf, and so much more.
Make a reservation at Shaw’s in Chicago or Schaumburg

 

Stella Barra Pizzeria – Chicago
CONTACT: 773-634-4101
Pizza is nothing without the perfect crust. Our gluten-free pizza dough is made by hand daily with care so that everyone can enjoy our artisan pizzas. From the popular Organic Sausage & Shaved Fennel Pizza to seasonal specialties like Butternut Squash Pizza with candied bacon, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. *Gluten-free dough is prepared in an area that contains flour.
Make a reservation at Stella Barra Chicago

 

Summer House Santa Monica – Chicago
CONTACT: 773-634-4100
Dining gluten-free? Summer House Santa Monica boasts extensive gluten-free menus for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. We’ve got starters including Ahi Tuna & Watermelon Tostadas and Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, salads, sandwiches on gluten-free bread, taco platters with corn tortillas and much more. Join us on Saturday and Sunday for gluten-free pancakes and the Hashbrown Eggs Benedict – and don’t forget to stop by the Market counter for gluten-free muffins and cookies.
Make a reservation at Summer House Santa Monica Chicago
Summer House Santa Monica Chicago gluten-free menu

 

Tallboy Taco
CONTACT312-643-8450
Whether a quick bite, afternoon happy hour or a full meal, Tallboy Taco offers an array of gluten-free dishes.  Nosh on a list of ten creative tacos, fresh salads like Spinach & Avocado or Kale Caesar and hearty options like Latin Skirt Steak with salsa cruda and Grilled Salmon with coconut rice and green salsa.
Make a reservation at Tallboy Taco

 

Tokio Pub
CONTACT: 847-278-5181
Gluten-free dishes are easy to find on the restaurant’s clearly marked menu – all gluten-free items appear in red. Items include the popular Filet Mignon Japanese Hot Rock Appetizer, Edamame Bowl, Bang Bang Calamari, and a variety of made-to-order maki rolls. The cocktail menu also has an amazing variety of gluten-free cocktails from the Sake Sangria to the Mandarin Blossom. You’ll even be able to find gluten-free beers on draft!
Make a reservation at Tokio Pub

 

Wildfire – Chicago, Oak Brook, Lincolnshire, Schaumburg, Glenview
CONTACT: Contact the location of your choice
With much staff training and care, we are proud to serve our guests with celiac disease by offering an extensive gluten-free menu, including housemade gluten-free bread and pizza dough.  Gluten-free diners can enjoy everything from French Onion Soup and Baked Goat cheese with flatbread to start, an assortment of salads, steaks, baby back ribs, seafood and more.  Guests can finish their meal with flourless chocolate cake.
Make a reservation at Wildfire Chicago, Oak Brook, Glenview, Lincolnshire or Schaumburg
Wildfire gluten-free menu


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