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600 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
+1 617-972-9188
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For a small restaurant it is a busy place. Get there early if you don't want to wait. Food is good, vegan and vegetarian dishes available. Our food was very good. Recommended if you are in Watertown.

Thank chemist1948
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Red Lentil has the best veggie burger in Watertown. We went for Sunday brunch! My only complaint would be that you can only get the veggie burger during brunch, not at dinner during the week.

Thank Bria M
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this review

Dear Bria M, Thank you for taking your time and sharing your review with other foodies like yourself. I am glad that you liked our Veggie burger which happens to be one of our biggest hits. We like to offer this for our brunch specials but can definitely consider making this available one night a week. Once again, thank you... More 

Lahore, Pakistan
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They had a delicious variation of meat free classics and more exotic flavorful dishes. My friend got the red lentil soup which was a tasty way to start the meal. Then he got the beet salad which was very fresh and vibrant. I ordered the shepherd's pie which was INCREDIBLE! Lots of thick delicious layers to the pie- all containing... More 

Thank Bilal W
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this review

Dear Bilal W, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback on our TripAdvisor page. It is great to when our guests order a few varieties from our menu and taste the different flavors we offer to suit all palates. Our kitchen team and front associates will be waiting to welcome you back in the near future. Sincerely, Chef Pankaj More 

Level Contributor
30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

not a vegetarian but their breakfast is really good. Friendly staff and good service as well. Lunch and dinner menus look good as well

Thank gb1a
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this review

Dear gb1a, Thank you for taking your time and sharing your valubale feedback with other meat eaters looking to try something different. We offer freshly squeezed juices and our dippings/sauces are all made inhouse to offer the best to our guests. Looking forward to welcoming you in the near future. Sincerely, Pankaj More 

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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Went on a Saturday evening. Even when the restaurant was full, the servers were attentive and pleasant. The food was okay, but not as good as I would prefer to be able to report. We got the pita plate. While the flavors were okay, the hummus and baba ganoush were runny. The vegan Caesar salad was a bit heavy on... More 

Thank charndram
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this review

Dear charndram, Thank you for taking your time and sharing your feedback on our TripAdvisor page. I am glad that as a team we were able to meet your expectations. We will certainly share your feedback with our kitchen team and make the appropriate changes. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future, Sincerely, Pankaj More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love this place. It's a total hidden gem in Watertown. I'd walked past maybe a hundred times before noticing, but I'm so glad I did. The food is priced fairly (not cheap, but not excessive), and absolutely delicious. You can tell that a lot of care goes into the food they serve; the whole atmosphere of the restaurant is... More 

Thank Alex H
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this review

Dear Alex H, Warm welcome to our restaurant and I am glad that we were able to meet your expectations on all aspects. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Pankaj More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great vegan and non vegan options- not expensive, creative menu all well prepared. Nice that there are alcohol options and awesome gluten free choices

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the raving reviews. We are glad to make you guys a enjoyable hospitality experience. Please let us know, if there is any upgrade or suggestions from your end. We will be happy to consider your suggestions. Thanks Red Lentil More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a cozy, quaint little local restaurant. We were headed to the Thai place across the street when we spotted it and decided to give it a chance. So glad we did. The juices are freshly squeezed, the food is incredibly fresh. A wide variety of tastes to try. I went to satisfy my vegetarian husband, but was pleasantly... More 

Thank altocj
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this review

Dear altocj, Thank you for taking your time and sharing your valuable feedback on our page. We pride ourselves with fresh food including juices and all our dippings and sauces are prepared inhouse daily. We would be looking forward to welcoming you back next time you plan to be back. Sincerely, Pankaj More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our go to place when we are craving awesome, I mean really high end creative vegan, multi course meal and wine. The owner has another Vegan place which is more casual but equally good, Wild rice. Though the place is not that big, considering how awesome it is and how popular it is, they should buy additional space and extend.... More 

Thank Travel_Ladybug_2017
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this review

Dear Travel_Ladybug_2017, I am glad that as a team we are able to meet your overall expectations and thank you for trying the same great food at Wild Rice. It is loyal clients like yourself that we are inspired to provide the great food you crave for. We are looking into expanding in the near future and above all, thank... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food and great service. I had the Rueben and sweet potato fries and both were excellent. My fiancé had the Hummus plate with baba ganoush and thought it was great too.

Thank Anthony D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
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Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-972-9188
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?