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600 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
+1 617-972-9188
11:00 - 21:30
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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

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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
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I am trying to transition to better eating so I looked up a few vegetarian restaurants. My visit to Red Lentil was a pleasant experience. I informed the server that this was my first time and ask for her suggestions. The cauliflower was recommended and was a great experience. I am not sure what I enjoyed more, the fact that... More 

Thank kalimahrahim
Stamford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent brunch with my daughter, who recently turned vegan - there was great food for both of us! Nice decor too!

Thank yago446
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I can't belive the vegetarian food can be so tasty and good,even healthy. This restaurant has everything good here ...the best appetizer is gobi Manchurian and the best Entree is Shepherd's pie. Great. The services are really good too. Ooo and the desert...the carrot cake is great.

Thank Dancu L
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We recently enjoyed dinner at Red Lentil. They offer a good range of entrees, many with tofu or tempeh as key elements. We enjoyed Jamaican Jerk tempeh the most, with sweet potatoes and a delicious sauce. Service was just OK, but the place is small enough that we could easily flag down a server. Prices are higher than we would've... More 

Thank ARF-GF
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We all loved the "specials" pizza. The smoothies were good also. Guacamole was delicious. Nice decor. Very good service. 😎

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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
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?