84% of 26 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2331 Calvert St NW, Washington D.C., DC 20008 Directions

Certified Gluten-Free by MenuTrinfo

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Celiac
2 weeks ago

Tourist and ate here. GF on menu but not for celiac. Fries are in same oil as breaded items, one toaster for GD and regular bread, garlic mayo is communal dish, nothing separate for celiac. Nice place but clearly there is a misconception between GF and celiac. Ask lots of questions.

1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Our family eats here every weekend. I get the hashbrown bowl and have never been glutened. They're very careful and the service is amazing. They even brought my 3-year-old a gf muffin on his birthday just because they know I'm celiac.

Celiac
1 month ago

I appreciate the staff was knowledgeable about gluten, the food tasted great, & I felt no negative gluten effects. My quibble is one others have noted — the menu lists french fries as GF, but it’s a shared fryer. That’s what is keeping it from a 4-star rating. Double check with waiter before ordering

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free
  • Diner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Plant Based
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac
4 months ago

I had the huevos rancheros, I was not glutened, but I was also not full when I left

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent food and service. Gluten-free options available, though no bread options.

Celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Stuff is labeled but no dedicated fryer. I got a salad and still got glutened. It’s not worth coming here.

Not celiac
1 year ago

GF Mac and Cheese was awesome and it was so nice to eat a BLT. We are already planning to go back tomorrow.

Not celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

NOT a Gluten Free restaurant at all! We were very specific to waiter that our daughter is celiac. Asked that the GF pasta be cooked in separate pot with new water. Unfortunately pasta that was delivered to us wasn’t even GF pasta, only found this out after daughter ate some and she felt sick within minutes. Also, items on their menu state GF but are fried or cooked with regular items.

Celiac
1 year ago

Mad I went here. Hashbrowns are marked GF. They aren't, as there are fried in shared fryer with breaded chicken. I speficially told my server gluten allergy, and a while later asked how severe, because hashbrowns are in shared fryer. Ended up getting an egg, GF toast which was similar to Udis, so ok but not great, and fruit. I went based on other write-ups and it wasn't anything special. The server also didn't ask about splitting check and brought it to us and we had to ask to split 2 ways between 2 couple.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

I'm not sure why the menu is "certified gluten free," because they do not have a dedicated fryer. The server told me that my safest bet would be the things marked "GF" on the menu, and when I pointed out that fries are marked GF but there isn't a dedicated fryer, he had no response. Restaurants need to be more aware about dedicated fryers, or at least explain on their menu. Left with only salads as legitimate options, and the one I ordered was mediocre. Frustrated that I trusted the "certified" menu badge on this app, as well as the restaurant's online menu. Did not feel comfortable!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Not impressed. GF menu for breakfast had 2 items plus optional GF toast. When pressed, they told me the toaster was common and so was the fryer (I wanted hash browns). I ended up getting an omelet with fruit.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

This is one of the most popular cafes in DC, especially for breakfast and lunch. They offer local gluten-free bread substitutions on breakfast dishes and their amazing sandwich menu using locally made brioche from Rise Bakery

Celiac
2 years ago

gf options were great and the brussels sprouts were amazing

2 years ago

Gluten free options yes. Nasty food yes. Rude service yes. Walked out yes. Won't ever even go back!!!

2 years ago

I'm sensitive not celiac but LOVED the options. With GF bread and GF pizza dough ... most lunch and dinner items can be modified to be GF. Casual. Affordable (for D.C.) and yummy. Chef must be GF!!

2 years ago

Ordered the open mussels pasta and the veggie burger and was tasteless . The only dish that save the day was my wife's chicken wings which were superb

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Grilled chicken wings were great. Had breakfast too. Huevos Rancheros were Delish

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

A diner without the diner look. it's a nice place with gluten free markings on the menu. the food is good, if a bit mondaine. I was nervous getting in because of the fast pace but had no adverse effects from the food. the portions are fair and don't leave you wanting much more. gluten free waffles and toast available. the wait to be seated even during peak time on Sunday morning was only about 10 minutes. tl;dr - food alright. basically a diner. gluten free menu markings. would visit again.

Celiac
3 years ago

My son had the gf chicken wings and a side of fries - he was thrilled he could have the fries! I had the hash brown bowl - so yummy with lots of jalapeño peppers! Great find!

Celiac
3 years ago

Fantastic. Knowledgable wait staff. Very helpful and willing to adapt. Great pizza!!! Stumbled upon this place and so glad we did!

Not celiac
3 years ago

Gluten free pizza is excellent!!!! They DO have GF bread and GF French fries. They do NOT offer GF buns for hamburgers, pancakes or waffles. Great atmosphere and knowledgeable servers.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

This little cafe is pretty much the realization of my celiac dreams. The sandwich was structurally unstable, but what gluten free sandwich is? My lunch was delicious, and I didn't need to explain the gluten free thing over and over. The location is a little out of the way for my every day (I'm up here for a conference), but if there was a location near Farragut, I'd be all over this on the regular!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

this place had a fairly big menu for lunch, sandwiches salads and apps. I got the blt and the bread was delicious. to the point where I thought it was not gluten free. By the end of the sandwich it was crumbling a little ( as all gluten free breads do) but it was still delicious. They have the separate fryalators so I had sweet potato fries which were also delicious. the bartender did not seem to be as knowledgeable about gluten free but if you ask the right questions and talk to management you'll be okay.

Not celiac
4 years ago

They do have several gluten free items on the menu, but their food just isn't that great. I had an omelette with hash browns and GF toast and it was mediocre. I've had one of their GF muffins before and it also just wasn't that good. Skip this place.

Not celiac
4 years ago

Great place to go. Helpful staff great atmosphere, lots of gf options would recommend

4 years ago

They menu notes which items are gluten free and has several options. They also have gluten free muffins that are pretty good

Not celiac
4 years ago

Great GF bread and Mac and cheese. A good variety of GF options on the menu. A favorite of our GF and non GF family members.

Not celiac
5 years ago

Amazing food and service!

Not celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

GF options but were out of many ingredients when we were there so large GF menu was a but deceitful. Much smaller options actually available.

Not celiac
6 years ago

extremely aware of gf and other food allergies! great food!

Celiac
6 years ago

Great menu items. I love brunching at open city. The staff is not the best in terms of catering to gluten free customers but if you are careful and attentive you can dine around it. For example, every time I have ordered GF and explained that my dish must be GF the servers always bring coffee with a cookie on the saucer. I go here all the time because the food is great but make sure you ask questions, confirm that a dish is GF and if you have doubts, double check!!

6 years ago

Awesome GF pizza! Wish they had some GF beer

Celiac
6 years ago

breakfast is great has gf menu and staff is very good with gf ppl

7 years ago

They were out of GF crust the night we went. Had other good options, but my little GF boy was crushed. The nonGF food was great, though. The kid's pizzas were big enough for 3 adults to share.

7 years ago

great options, before I went vegan and now that I am nutritarian (whole food plant-based diet). And its in our 'hood which is fabulous.

Celiac
7 years ago

Fun fun fun place. Had pizza and it was good. I'm highly sensitive and no problems. Owners wife has celiacs so they understand

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