Open City

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 37 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 9 more
85% of 20 votes say it's Celiac friendly

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

(202) 332-2331
Certified Gluten-Free by MenuTrinfo
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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    1 month 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.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    gf options were great and the brussels sprouts were amazing

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    1 rating
    1 year ago

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

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    5 rating
    1 year 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!!

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    3 rating
    1 year 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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

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

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year 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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

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

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    2 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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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.

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    Not celiac
    2 rating
    3 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.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

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

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

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

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    5 rating
    3 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.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Amazing food and service!

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    Not celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    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.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    4 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!!

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    4 rating
    5 years ago

    Awesome GF pizza! Wish they had some GF beer

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    5 years ago

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

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    3 rating
    5 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.

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    4 rating
    6 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.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    6 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

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free
  • Diner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
7 am - 12 am
Tuesday
7 am - 12 am
Wednesday
7 am - 12 am
Thursday
7 am - 12 am
Friday
7 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 1 am, 7 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 1 am, 7 am - 12 am

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