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Red Lentil

600 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
+1 617-972-9188
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
600 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went wuth 4 adults and 2 kids under the age of 4. Food was okish with the starters being slightly better than main course. Fusion food and being vegetarian and vegan friendly was tge main attraction. Restaurant was reasonably busy. Service was poor. When the...More

Thank Cwood59
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Cwood59, May it be positive feedback or constructive criticism, your time to share your recent experience is greatly appreciated. It is a standard practice to charge 18% gratuity to a table of 6 but I completely agree that this should have informed to you...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

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
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Brendan1969, Hope you had a safe trip back home and thank you for stopping by for your meal. I am glad that you tried our most popular dish, Gobi Manchurian, and enjoyed the same. It is great to hear from foodies like yourself who...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

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!More

Thank Ashley K
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ashley K, Thank you for bringing in your friend who is inspired by you to turn vegan. It would be my pleasure to share some of my thoughts next time you both are in and let you know about my vegan journey. Looking forward...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

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!More

Thank alicedi11
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear alicedi11, It's great to hear that you you enjoyed one of our most popular items on the menu. It is our pleasure to support local producers that in turn gives us the opportunity to make fresh and healthy food four our guests. Hoping to...More

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.More

Thank michelskt
Pankaj3075, Owner at Red Lentil, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear michelskt, Thank you for taking your time and sharing your recent visit feedback with us. I am glad to hear that we have always met your expectations and it's great to hear from regulars like yourself. Looking forward to welcoming you in the near...More

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Meals
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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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