Walnut Grille is a gift sent from above for vegetarian suburbanites and all those heroes traveling the Mass Pike. This Newton Highlands sit-down spot turns classic American comfort dishes like BLTs, meatloaf, and lasagna into creative meat-free plates laden with seitan, tofu, and vegetables. The plant-based menu is full of vegan and gluten-free options too, proving that dining out with a restrictive diet isn't a bland affair.
Suburbanites need plant-centric options, too. So Walnut Grille is saint and savior for the Mass Pike crowd, a sit-down spot that takes all the usual family restaurant entrees—chicken piccata, meatloaf, lasagna, pizza—and recreates them in vegetarian (and often vegan) form. Oh, and the restaurant doesn't shy away from adult beverages, including organic beer and wine. Add in the hearty brunch menu, and a weekend visit to the parents’ place just got a little less painful.