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Red Lentil

600 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472-4124
+1 617-972-9188
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
600 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472-4124
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My vegan son and I went to Red Lentil last night and were treated to a fabulous meal!! We shared the moussaka pizza and a delicious tempeh dish with roasted Brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes...out of this world!! We might go back tonight to try...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are not vegans but our daughter is on a somewhat restricted diet. We stopped in at the Red Lentil and I was blown away. The food was delicious. I had the Eggplant Caponata which was fantastic . It is an appetizer...More

Thank Henry K
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Disclaimer: This review is highly unfair. All I've really had here is the eponymous soup, that is, the red lentil. Having lived for ten years in Turkey, I make a mean red lentil soup myself. The one here is good, not fabulous. There are not...More

Thank Krysia288
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I love this restaurant and was there recently with some out-of-town visitors. We loved the food (I haven't visited in a long time, so it was time to return to this place.) I really enjoyed the salad (although, I made a mistake by choosing the...More

Thank StrawberryGoldilocks
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

So good we often choose to eat here with non-vegan friends. Nice flavors; unexpected combinations and good value.

Thank Luckydog1Boston
Reviewed 15 April 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$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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