Just because you're gluten-free doesn't mean you can't have a fine-dining experience. Here are five Atlanta restaurants that cater to people with gluten allergies. Don your fanciest frock and get ready for a gluten-free feast on the town.
St. Cecilia's: From owner-chef Ford Fry comes a menu of palate-pleasing coastal European fare (read: seafood and pasta). But don't fret — all pasta dishes are available gluten-free and are made in-house with separate dough. So you can have your capellini and eat it, too. http://stceciliaatl.com, 404-554-9995
Bantam & Biddy: The casual but upscale eatery serves delicious diner food created by Atlanta's Shaun Doty (owner of Yeah! Burger). Perfect for a business lunch or a fun family night out, the menu denotes all gluten-free items with a green symbol, so you know you're ordering safely. Better still? Everything fried is also gluten-free, so you can get your fried chicken fix, stat. www.bantamandbiddy.com
SOHO:A separate gluten-free menu at this Vinings hot spot offers everything from melt-in-your-mouth short ribs to blackened grouper. Specials are added weekly, so it's worth a trip to see why this restaurant has been an Atlanta favorite since 1997. http://www.sohoatlanta.com, 770-801-0069
Alma Cocina: With a gluten-friendly menu almost as long as the regular menu, you'll have plenty of options to choose from at this authentic Latin and Mexican eatery downtown. From roasted chicken mole to masa fried chile rellenos, no dinner there is complete without one of their famous margaritas. Ole! http://alma-atlanta.com, 404-968-9662
Ecco: Gather with friends over a cured meat and cheese plate before diving in to a bevy of gluten-free appetizers (beef tongue, anyone?), main dishes and sides at this taste of the Mediterranean in Midtown. Add a glass of wine and a gluten-free dessert, and you've got yourself a meal fit for a gluten-free king (or queen!) http://ecco-atlanta.com, 404-347-9555
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