I've been to Walnut Grille several times, finally writing a review. My last two visits were with non-vegans. In both cases, I was happy and they were too. It's great to have a place where your non-veg friends can try out vegan food and not keep wondering "what do you eat?".
I'm not a big fan of fake meat, I like whole foods prepared well. Luckily, I can get plenty of that at Walnut Grille. Items I've enjoyed in my last few visits include:
* Butternut Squash Bisque
* Beluga Lentil Soup (my non-veg friends were raving over this)
* Gobi Manchurian
* Garden Quesadilla (yum!)
* Blue Moon smoothie
* Garden Loaf -- This was even better than I expected, it was moist and flavorful, not simulating a dry loaf at all.
* Vegetable lasagna
So you can see there are plenty of options without going the fake meat route.
I heartily recommend the place. And say hi to the chef/owner as well, he's a cool guy.Pros: Delicious food, Easy to talk with friends, Appeals to non-veg friends