Best Gluten-Free Options in NYC

October 25, 2016
by Zagat Staff

Here are the top-rated restaurants in New York for gluten-free dining.

Del Posto
Italian · Chelsea · $$$$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.6 · Service 4.6

“Hard to top” , this “magnifico” Chelsea Italian showcases “magic” with “inspired” cuisine and an “extraordinary” wine list in a “glamour palace” setting where “gracious” servers leave you “feeling totally pampered” ; just expect to “spend a whopping amount” , or try the lunch prix fixe for “a true bargain.”
Brunch · NoLita · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.0

“Amazing” thin-crust pizzas and “to-die-for” meatballs are the fortes of this “charming” NoLita Italian done up in “rustic-chic” style; “cozy” turns “tight” during prime times, and it can be “hard to get a table” , but “cool” vibes and “reasonable” tabs compensate.
Don Antonio
Italian · West 50s · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.5 · Service 4.0

Fans ascend to “pie heaven” via the dozens of varieties built on “light, flaky” crusts (its flash-fried rendition is especially “scrumptious” ) at this “excellent” Midtown Neapolitan; the setting can be “cramped” and “hectic” , yet in the end those “tasty” wood-fired pizzas “overcome all.”
Caracas Arepa Bar
Latin American · East Village · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.5 · Service 3.7

Vending “real-deal” arepas with “piping-hot” fillings so “addictive” you’ll “want to try them all” , these “cheerful” Venezuelans “hit the spot” “for little money” ; if the East Village “shoebox” is a bit “squished” (nearby To Go is “great for takeaway” ), the patio-equipped Williamsburg site is “more low-key” and there’s always “watching the surf” in Rockaway.
Spanish · Greenwich Village · $$$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.1

Small plates are “full of big flavors” at this Village Med, which stays “on its game” serving “premier” tapas and “awesome sangria” in “warm” bi-level surroundings helmed by a “welcoming” crew; prices are “fair” , but they can still “add up” , as with the “super-fun” $500+ “everything-on-the-menu” deal.
Candle 79
Vegan · East 70s · $$$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.1

“Tasting is believing” at this UES “phenom” that “sets the standard” for vegan “fine dining” with “distinctive” , “quality-sourced” organic dishes and wines delivered by “enthusiastic” servers in “intimate” digs; a “pleasant departure from meaty fare” , it's “so worth” the “premium price.”
Kesté Pizza & Vino
Italian · West Village · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.2 · Service 3.7

“Blow-you-away” Neapolitan pies ( “oh, that crust!” ) with “fresh, flavorful toppings” are the draw at these “popular” family-owned pizzerias; while the goods may be “hard to beat” , trade-offs include no reservations and “super-cramped” digs at the West Village original, but the Wall Street location houses a space for pizza-making classes.