Now Introducing – The Walnut Grille!

Though I am not even close to being over the closing of Peace o Pie, I am very excited to report that the Boston area now has a brand new vegetarian eating establishment, The Walnut Grille.

The restaurant is near the Newton Highlands stop on the D line (and very close to Route 9 if you drive). It also has its own parking lot so that is a huge plus. It’s all vegetarian but everything (with the exception, I assume, of the “Artisan Cheese Plate”) can be made vegan.

I went to Walnut Grille two weeks back for the Boston Vegetarian Society‘s monthly Dining Out event, and I have nothing but good things to say.

I started with the Raw Noodle Salad:
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Love that they include olives on this!

I also had the Gobi Manchurian (one of my all-time favorite Indo-Chinese dishes):
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The only thing that could have been improved would have been if the Gobi was spicier. This dish was mild as mild can be, but also SO tasty.

My dining companions were kind enough to let me photograph some of their lovely eats as well!

This is the Highlands Gem Salad (how gorgeous is that?!)
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This was the Salad Special of the night (“Local green leaf lettuce tossed in cranberry vinaigrette, served with pears and English cucumbers, slivered almonds and parmesan cheese”)–not vegan
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And, last but not least, is what I *think* is the Coconut Tofu
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I was extremely impressed by the beautiful presentation of the dishes at Walnut Grille, and the prices are insanely reasonable. They also serve beer and wine, as well as all kinds of yummy-sounding juices and smoothies, so it really is a place you could go for a date night or a nice dinner with family or friends.

The best part is that I get to go back this evening, because Vegan Meetup is having its monthly dinner at Walnut Grille.  I can’t wait!

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