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Red Lentil

600 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
+1 617-972-9188
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
600 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Boston recently. We're vegan and Boston and the surrounding area have plenty to offer. We rode the bus here from our AirBnB. Quick and easy. We were greeted by pleasant staff who seemed happy to help. As an appetizer we...More

Thank Brendan1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met a friend for lunch here because she is interested in becoming vegan and knows that I am vegan. We each got something small since it was a late lunch but both enjoyed our meals!

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great bean burger with sweet potato fries and my friend had the soup and spinach salad; all delicious! It's great to have a place that makes great food from REAL food that's a pleasure to eat at. Nice ambience too!

Thank alicedi11
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

As a vegetarian I always am overwhelmed when I have more than 3 options on the menu. Therefore Red Lentil is an amazingly overwhelming experience for me! All the dishes that I've had on different visits here have been outstanding.

Thank michelskt
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Ordered take out here for lunch and got the mushroom sandwich which blew me away! it was so tasty and the salad was so fresh. So many things on the menu looked good and felt like I would've been happy with anything I picked,More

Thank Brianna C
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear Brianna C, Thank you for taking your time in reviewing your recent visit to the restaurant. I am glad to hear that the sandwich met your expectations and hopefully you are able to make it our Sunday Brunch in the near future which is...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

If you are not ideologically committed to eating vegetarian, Red Lentil is likely to be a mixed experience. The polenta was pretty well received, as was the paella. The vegan lasagna was not popular because of the fake cheese, and the macrobiotic bowl was just...More

Thank Josh C
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear Josh C, May it be positive or constructive criticism, the time taken to write your feedback is sincerely appreciated. We do focus a lot on organic and locally grown produce to provide our guests with freshly prepared dishes like you mentioned about our polenta...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

We eat at the Red Lentil nearly every time we are in the Boston area! Wide variety of vegetarian offerings but well liked by non-vegetarians as well! Everything is fresh with great seasonings. We have never had a bad meal here! The staff is all...More

Thank Richard S
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear Richard S, Thank you for taking your time and sharing your valuable feedback with us on our TripAdvisor page; it means a lot to us, especially coming from loyal guests like yourself. I am glad to hear about your consistent food experience and the...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Went out on a recent Saturday night at 7 so a wait of about 15 minutes was expected. The staff is hard working and very nice, never seemed overwhelmed by what was a very busy time. They get high marks for service. The food was...More

Thank wes p
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear wes p, May it be positive feedback or constructive criticism, we would like to thank you for taking your time and sharing the same with us. I am glad that you enjoyed the food and it is great when our serving staff exceeds expectations....More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

I went for brunch and my dish was packed with great veggies and full of flavor. The fruit plate presentation at the table next to me made me wish that I had saved room for more. Though I didn't try a dessert, there was an...More

Thank Mel02138
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear Mary Ellen B, Thank you for taking your time and sharing your delectable experience with other food connoisseurs like yourself. Our desserts are definitely a huge hit so please don't mind asking for a sample next time. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon....More

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Though a Vegetarian restaurant, Red Lentil will be sure to offer everyone a memorable meal with bold and delicious flavors. I'm fortunate to live down the street from this great neighborhood spot. Whether you're eating in or taking out, the menu is fun to explore...More

Thank Eric S
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear eshupin, Thank you for taking your time and sharing your valuable feedback on our page, it means a lot to us and especially coming from loyal guests like yourself. it is definitely our experiment with various organic spices that gives a different flavor to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-972-9188
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Red Lentil is unique to Watertown and the surrounding area. We provide a warm atmosphere in which to enjoy creative and globally inspired vegetarian and vegan foods. Our aim is to please every customer that walks through our door. Our menu items are of the finest quality and are treated as such. They are prepared with sensitivity and care. Daily specials are offered at lunch, dinner, and brunch. They are built around produce that is currently in season in New England, which allows our chefs to exercise their creative whims. We strive to meet the needs of special diets, offering gluten-free, raw, and macrobiotic selections. We take great care to avoid any traces of gluten in our gluten-free dishes as we recognize the severity of celiac disease. We are committed to having special equipment for these offerings. Our dessert line is baked in-house to ensure freshness and features a wide range of vegan and gluten-free dessert options.
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