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American, Contemporary, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

Though I am neither vegetarian or vegan I stopped here for dinner because of its convenient location and was not disappointed. The menu had a wide variety of options to choose from. I had the veggie lasagna (also available with vegan cheese) and it was...very good, as was my mojito. Definitely a vegetarian place that omnivores can find something delicious.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2021

This is a great restaurant for vegan and vegetarian dishes. We tried an appetizer, a soup, and several main dishes. Everything is fantastic!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2020 via mobile

We came here after Kayaking, and the food was DELICIOUS and so generous. Also, they made me the portabella mushroom dish even though it was not on the lunch menu. Plus, they were extremely Covid-careful.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed December 6, 2019

This was not my first visit to Walnut Grille. I am not a vegan or vegetarian, but many of my family members are, so I had previously picked up their take-out desserts for a family event, and they were delicious. Eager to return, I had...chosen this restaurant for a Saturday lunch with my sister and my nephew, who is in his 30’s. I loved my salad, but many of the other choices were brunch/egg choices, and there was really nothing that my sister and nephew seemed to be tempted by. Both ended up ordering soup, which went largely uneaten. I wished that there had been a few more lunch choices, for folks who had already eaten breakfast.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 4, 2019

I've been to this restaurant several times, and I'm always impressed. They have a wide range of creative and healthy dishes, all well prepared and tasty. They also have a kids menu. I had the tofu loaf, which I recommend. It's a bit bland, but...hearty, and a good winter dish.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2019

Interesting vegetarian restaurant in a corner of Walnut St...i am not vegetarian but i love fruit and vegetable so, every now and then i go to such places. Very wide range of choices, even the menu of the day was very rich! Delicate artichokes and...asparagus soup, big and tasty salad of beets and goat cheese. Fair prices, friendly and professional staff!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019

As a vegetarian, this is one of my favorite restaurants in Newton and neighboring towns. A little pricey, but well worth it for exquisitely prepared and presented vegetarian or vegan food. Vegetarian meals that have dairy ingredients can be requested to be made vegan. The...food is absolutely delicious and elegantly served. My favorite dish is the seitan or tofu masala. The service is friendly. There is a good wine list and full bar service. I upgraded my rating from last year’s 4 to 5-stars.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2019 via mobile

My daughter and I went here after looking up vegan restaurants. The place was amazing. We had the falafel bowl, arancini, gobi Manchurian. All was wonderful

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

My wife and I live not too far away and simply wanted to try a new place without going to far. We are both certified omnivores. We could not be more pleased with out dinner last night. We showed up without a reservation, and were...seated quickly. Service was friendly and efficient. We had the cauliflower and artichoke heart appitizers. The pizzas at other tables looked very tempting but we went with the "chicken" piccata which we devoured. Had the apple crisp which was good as well. The portions were large and prices were reasonable. We will certainly be back. Maybe for breakfast?More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 29, 2019

It's rough being vegan sometimes and this menu looked amazing. The food didn't live up to the descriptions. Nachos were soggy, salad uninspired and the server appeared not to even know what kombucha was. Weird for a veg-based place.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

I've eaten here several times, both when I was a carnivore, as well as a pescatarian. Food is quite good, with a nice variety. Service is friendly, but sometimes the wait times they provide are quite wrong. i.e. "It will only be 20 minutes", and...it is 45 minutes. Once seated, service was excellent.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

Started going here when it first opened and am so thrilled to see most times for lunch, there is hardly a seat available. The restaurant attracts such a diverse clientele. The servers are always thoughtful and friendly, The food never disappoints or hasn't in the...many times I have been. Highly recommend if you are hankering a meal without meat!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

We ate here with friends who insisted on having vegetarian food. I ordered the "impossible" meat vegetarian burger. I guess that this burger has been getting a lot of publicity. Well, the burger deserves all of that publicity. It really did look and taste like...a beef burger. We are not vegetarians but usually eat chicken or fish, rarely beef dishes. When we do, it takes me a while to digest the beef. The "impossible" burger is the best of both worlds, tastes like beef but is easy to digest. The serving is large. In addition to great food and service, you are also getting a modest cost. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

My favorite restaurant in the Boston area. Great place for one who is vegan, gluten-free, and picky. There are many vegan + gluten-free choices in soups, appetizers, main entrees, and even desserts. Yes, multiple vegan + gluten-free options of desserts!! The menu clearly marks items...that are vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free. Atmosphere is welcoming, comfortable, clean. Service is good, professional. I've eaten here many times over the years. Every meal has been consistently delicious though I do prefer some dishes over others. Service consistently good. Friends and family who are meat eaters also have enjoyed this restaurant. My favorites at present is the lentil soup with gluten-free bread, gobi manchurian (appetizer), vegetable lasagna with vegan cheese, chocolate soufflé with vegan ice cream. An extra plus.... parking is super easy and free behind the restaurant. In my opinion, this food is well worth the trip from Boston.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

The waiter recommended the cauliflower dish (on the appetizer menu) and it was delicious! It was almost a full meal. I also got soup, which was very good. Lots of vegan options. Most things (if not everything) can be made vegan. And great service!

Date of visit: March 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5