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Red Lentil

600 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472-4124
+1 617-972-9188
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
600 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472-4124
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Red Lentil is an exceptionally good restaurant in a convenient location. The dishes are creative and tasty, the atmosphere relaxed and friendly, and the service impeccable. I especially enjoyed the red lentil soup and the delicious side dishes. A keeper!

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Stopped in for lunch and had the cauliflower appetizer and it is delicious. deep fat fried and covered in a sweet & sour tomato sauce. Had kale chips...could have done without those. the polenta were deep fried triangles with roasted tomato sauce & cippoline onions....More

Thank arewehavingfunyet4
Reviewed 28 February 2018

I am not a vegetarian, but I really enjoy vegetarian restaurants. Red Lentil fits the bill. We dined here on a Saturday night, without a wait. There is ample seating. Vibe is very positive. I always like to see what others are eating, and they...More

Thank sej60
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We love veggies and spices - these folks have combined both with a delightful result! Pleasant and small restaurant - the food is reliably good. Never tried any dessert though

Thank Shiraz-2011
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

While the space is cozy, you feel like you’re in your own kitchen. The food was delicious and fresh. A tad pricey but worth the cost. Enjoy!

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Good food good service. Many selections on robust menu. I enjoyed service and friendly knowledgeable staff

Thank Ed G
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We found this place by accident after attending a wake nearby and although I have come to love vegetarian food, the three other people in my party were less than excited to find out that they didn’t serve any meat. However everyone kept an open...More

Thank Katharine M
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Dear Katharine M, Thank you for taking your time and sharing your valuable feedback with us. Please accept my sincere apologies for the rushed service but I am glad that our food was very well received. I am looking forward to welcoming you back and...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Unreal food! Tried the lasagna and Shepard pie and cheesecake for desert. Everything was 10/10. Prices are reasonableMore

Thank nswtraveler
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Dear nswtraveler, It's great to hear when food connoisseurs like yourself enjoy the meal and score us a perfect 10! We buy local and prepare fresh to maintain the taste and helps us in keeping our prices reasonable. Looking forward to seeing you in the...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

I'm usually very doubtful when it comes to go to a veggie place. I have to say that both the place itself and the food were amazing. You have to go there if you never tried, that will change your mind.More

Thank TonySansico
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Dear TonySansico, Thank you for taking your time and posting your feedback on our TripAdvisor page, means a lot to us. I am glad to hear that we were one of the best vegetarian places you have been to and I am looking forward to...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

The place was packed the entire time, and the service was still pretty good. The soup was not hot enough and I sent it back to be heated up a bit. The portions were large, the food was very tasty.More

Thank Mark G
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Dear Mark G, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback on our page; it means a lot to us. I am glad that you enjoyed the food and the ambiance and please accept my sincere apologies for the soup temperature not being hot. I hope...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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 St, Watertown, MA 02472-4124
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-972-9188
  • E-mail
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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