The NoHo Hospitality Group is behind some of the most popular restaurants in New York City ie. The Dutch, Locanda Verde, Lafayette, Joe’s Pub, The Library at the Public Theater, and Bar Primi. Any whispers of a “NoHo Hospitality” or “Andrew Carmellini” restaurant opening grabs New York’s attention faster than shouting “free food!” on a sidewalk. Up until this week, I had been to all of the NHG’s restaurants except for The Dutch… which happens to be the most popular of them all! The Dutch, located in the heart of SoHo, fully embodies the spirit and enthusiasm of the area and brings delicious, nobread friendly dining to downtown New York City…
What’s great about The Dutch is that the majority of the menu is naturally gluten free or can easily be prepared gluten free by asking for nobread or notoast. Everything on the oyster bar is gluten free, and the caviar is gluten free if you ask for it nobrioche. For brunch, the eggplant dip nocrackers, heirloom tomato salad nofocaccia, truffled beef carpacio norye, soft scrambled eggs nobagel, and the omelette are all nobread approved. Currently, the omelette is served with corn and summer squash; unfortunately roux is added to the corn, making the dish nobread UNapproved, but the roux can be withheld! The shrimp and kimchi fried rice with two eggs and grilled pork belly is one of the most popular dishes at The Dutch, but the fried rice contains soy so I recommend skipping this dish. For dinner, the roast chicken and ribeye steak for two are gluten free and screaming my name. The Montauk tilefish with sweet shrimp and miso cabbage is another popular entree to order at dinner, but it is not gluten free, nor are the pasta dishes. Lastly, the french fries at The Dutch are very popular, but they are fried in the same fryer as other foods containing flour and subject to cross contamination.
Perfect location, casual yet sophisticated vibe, delicious food, and nobread knowledgable waitstaff; I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience at The Dutch and will absolutely be back soon. The restaurant is definitely pricey, but well worth it, and I recommend going the next time your parents are in town or the next time you make your date take you somewhere nice 😉