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Jun 16, 2011 05:12 AM

Vegger in Boston

Vegetarian in Boston -

Hey everyone, I am moving to Boston this August.
Any suggestions for an 'upscale' (aaheem) vegetarian

Or at least one that is based more on
'raw' foods rather than the more 'junk food' mash-up that
you can find a bit more readily?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
Cheers -

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    1. Pulse Cafe, Davis Sq, Somerville.

      1. True Bistro, Teele Sq., Somerville is the best 'upscale' purely vegan/vegetarian in the area, at the moment. Also second Red Lentil - thought not upscale. Reservedly recommend Pulse.

        You can also get great veggie items at Oleana in Cambridge, also upscale, in a Cambridge way.

        Also, search the board - there are lots of threads on vegetarian restaurants and there are a number of 'upscale' restaurants that offer vegetarian tasting menus.

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        1. re: Bob Dobalina

          I would second True Bistro. Was there a few weeks ago and meal was great, as well as service and ambience. Pulse is more diner style food and is ok, but very casual. Red Lentil is good too, but a little inconsistent and ambience is lacking too (but fine for price point). I would also add Masao's Kitchen in Waltham for excellent macrobiotic fare, although it is primarily a hot bar style place with a few cooked to order items. Still worth a visit, and watch out b/c he sells out by 7pm most days!

          Masao's Kitchen
          581 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

          Red Lentil
          600 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

        2. I'm not sure what you mean about "junk food mash up" -- do you mean faux meats?

          In addition to the places listed above, check out Bergamot and EVOO -- both do a vegetarian tasting menu using local fresh produce.

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          1. re: Boston_Otter

            Wasn't sure what he meant there either -
            But veggie mash-up reminded me of East Coast Grill's All-Vegetarian Experience of the Day.

            East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
            1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

          2. Lots of chef-driven places, although not vegetarian restaurants at all, do very good vegetarian tasting menus and/or pre fixe menus: Ten Tables, EVOO, Craigie on Main, L'Espalier (very upscale), and TW Food are the ones that come immediately to mind.

            I also second (third?) Red Lentil, although not upscale at all.