Boston Restaurant Week Summer 2013 Gluten Free Options


Attention Gluten Free Diners! Believe it or not, delectable dishes await you at a number of restaurants this Restaurant Week.

It’s that time again, when some of Boston’s finest – and most expensive – dining establishments offer dinning experiences for affordable prices. Last year’s 3 course dinner menu cost $33.12, and the year before $33.11. Well this year they decided to raise the price by not only 1 cent, but $5.01. However, this is still an unbelievable price for many of the options available. At The Capital Grille, the Bone-in Kona Crusted Dry Aged Sirloin will cost you $43 on a regular night. Pigalle’s Cassoulet braised lamb shank runs at $31 on the dinner menu and the seared salmon at Davio’s will set you back $29. Now that you have a little more perspective on that, I think you don’t mind such a big price increase this year. (Some restaurants are including a glass of wine or sangria in this price too, others have great wine specials to go along with the restaurant week menu)

As someone who loves food I naturally have always participated in restaurant week, which is actually two weeks twice a year in Boston. But as someone who has developed food intolerances over the last few years (gluten free since 2009, dairy free since 2012 and now yeast free too), it has made me a little anxious. Until recently, a limited menu rarely meant something was food allergy/intolerant friendly. [Unfortunately it still does sometimes].  Over the years I’ve had to politely decline invitations from friends to dine at certain restaurants due to my dietary restrictions and the lack of Restaurant Week options. I’ve also persuade them, sometimes more like whining, to go somewhere else, even after hearing them say they’ve “been dying to try this place” or “have been waiting months to go here”. Well, that is all changing. As gluten free diets and other food allergies are becoming more prominent in our society, it is leading restaurant owners and chefs to becoming more aware of and knowledgeable about gluten free diets and how to accommodate to our dining needs.

Below is a list of restaurants that offer gluten free Restaurant Week menu options. Some offer full Gluten Free Restaurant Week Menus. Some off gluten free options on the menu and others can accommodate very easily by subbing gluten free pasta for regular, etc.

If you would like me to add your restaurant to this list, or if you are a gluten free diner who has recently enjoyed a gluten free Restaurant Week meal somewhere else please let me know and I will be happy to add it to the list. Click on the restaurant name to bring you to the Restaurant Week Menu.

Disclaimer: This list is my own personal list based on personal and past experiences.

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I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.

4 thoughts on “Boston Restaurant Week Summer 2013 Gluten Free Options

  1. Thank you so much for this comprehensive list of restaurants that can accommodate gluten free diners for restaurant week. I am so excited to pick one (or two!) of these places to try! I am both gluten and dairy free as well; although restaurants are much better about accommodating diners with food allergies, I still find it challenging and often frustrating to find restaurants where I can get a meal that is free from both gluten and dairy. Do you find it hard to make sure that you are getting a meal that truly is both gluten and dairy free? Or are you ever embarrassed asking a million questions about the ingredients in each dish? I would really appreciate to hear your thought! Sincerely, a fellow gluten and dairy free Boston diner!

    1. Hi! I am also dairy free as well and that can be a bit more challenging from when I was only gluten free BUT I have been able to find things to eat, and I do eat out often. I always ask a lot of questions, and if I am going with a group of friends I usually call ahead and make sure they can accommodate for gluten and dairy free and what my options would be. Luckily, my family and friends are great sports and don’t mind me asking so many questions! I am never afraid to ask about ingredients or speak up if I think there is something wrong with my meal; because if I don’t I will get sick! When I go out I always remind them when I order that in addition to gluten free I am dairy free, and reiterate to the waiter/waitress that that means no butter on anything! If I am sharing something with my boyfriend or friends, I just tell them to put the sauce on the side so the other people can enjoy it. I hope you have a great meal during restaurant week!

  2. This is an amazing list and a great resource! I’ll definitely be sharing this post with my GF people. I’m headed to Sorillina during restaurant week, I’m sure I’ll find something! I’m also dairy free.

    1. I’m glad this is helpful for you! Let me know how your meal is – I have been dying to go there.

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