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417 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003-7005 (Astor Place)
+1 212-777-8443
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Wonderful to not have to worry what foods have gluten in them from the menu! And it tasted great. I had fried chicken with grits!

1 Thank gingerspicePortland
The Woodlands, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This very cute restaurant made us so happy. Everything we ate was amazing. It was the best friend chicken that we have ever had, it was hard to believe that it was gluten free. The staff was very attentive and made our dining experience so much fun. We wish we could bring this restaurant home with us. Thanks for such... More 

1 Thank Tiffany R
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189 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Booked a reservation for our anniversary date night and it was the perfect choice! Our first time to Colors and we will definitely be back soon. Everything was delicious and 100% gluten free. I was very impressed with the appetizers. It has been many many years since I've been able to have things like a shrimp cocktail or soft pretzel... More 

Thank Foxtrotx
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Went here on our first night in New York. It was a really good evening. The staff were excellent - friendly and welcoming - right balance. The food was fantastic. Delicious. And a gluten and dairy free diet was no problem at all. Really encourage people to go - have a lovely evening - and support a not for profit... More 

1 Thank MHA22
Jackson Heights, NY
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122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

My sister and I just had a delicious dinner here! The restaurant is a non-profit that provides training for novices working in the food industry. There was a gracious and charming individual inviting us in to dine. Lucky for us we were early for a play at The Public and we walked down a block and had dinner. The servers... More 

1 Thank LauraBarrett66
Rosanne M, General Manager at Colors, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your dinner at COLORS and hope you will be back! More 

Boulder, Colorado
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We are a gluten-free family because two of us have celiac disease. We were going to be in NYC for Thanksgiving so I tried to find a place for dinner that we would be safe. After calling many popular restaurants and not being convinced the manager knew about safe gluten-free, I found Colors. Colors was an oasis in our week... More 

1 Thank 278Sunny2105
New York
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Its very thoughtful food made beautifully and deliciously ! Light and all feels fresh and good for you. Service was on point, attentive, easy and friendly. Atmosphere was relaxed but perfectly suitable for date night. Its also a non profit ! My husband and I came right before a show and they were very respectful of our time, infact asked... More 

Thank creamybuddha
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Not only is colors an amazing restaurant it is a nonprofit started by workers from 911 Please don't miss this place. The food is outstanding and you are supporting a great cause

Thank bdw720
Cincinnati, Ohio
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215 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

The whole menu here is gluten free, making it a great spots for Celiacs. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating; they were not offering the dinner menu on the night we went, so she brought us several plates of delicious “bar food.” We still enjoyed every bite! Definitely recommend the chicken wings and ribs!

Thank GoSeeGlutenFree
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

We went there for a birthday celebration because half the party was gluten-free - what a lovely surprise that each dish was delicious and perfectly cooked. The complimentary hummus was accompanied by perfect pita that was impossible to believe it gluten free. The crispy shrimp was light with no sign of grease, as was the cod croquettes, the short ribs... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003-7005
    (Astor Place)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to Astor Place, R & W to 8th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-777-8443
Serving a 100% gluten-free menu, COLORS is a non-profit restaurant started by restaurant workers displaced from the World Trade Center tragedy. COLORS is sponsored by Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United. We believe in sourcing natural ingredients from local farmers and we believe in sustainability for our workforce by providing a living wage.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?