Puritan & Company
Puritan & Company

Puritan & Company

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.puritancambridge.com/
  • Phone: (617) 615-6195x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch
    11:00 am – 2 pm
    Sunday – Thursday:
    Dinner 5:30 pm – 10 pm
    Drinks until 11pm
    Friday – Saturday:
    Dinner 5:30 pm – 11 pm
    Drinks until 12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Will Gilson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: For questions, please contact Joanna directly at events@puritancambridge.com with your private event questions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tremont Street
  • Public Transit: MBTA bus stops 69, 83, 91 CT2, 64, 68, 85 (ordered by distance of stop from restaurant)
    MBTA Red Line: Central Square and 12-minute walk
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking service on Friday and Saturdays for $10.

    Please watch out for Cambridge-only residential parking areas. Here are our favorite car park options.

    Closest public parking lot (meters) - on Windsor St. off of Cambridge St. (across from Harvard Glass)
    Further public parking lot (meters) - on Springfield St. off of Cambridge St. (next door to Ole Restaurant)
    Cambridge Street parking (meters) - Free on Sundays, Holidays
A word from Puritan & Company
Puritan & Company serves modern American cuisine, with particular emphasis on traditional New England fare, and not without occasional excursions into other ethnic ingredients and styles. Our mainstays are ingredients sourced from farms we know and locally to the extent possible, and always a sense of fun.

Our dining room is a casual and fun place to dine. We love to share our excitement about the food and wine we serve like we would in our own home. Guests and their friends should feel comfortable in our friendly and even familial environment as we make our food and guest the number one focus.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Puritan & Company reviews from OpenTable diners
194 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (137)neighborhood gem (105)special occasion (62)romantic (42)good for groups (40)notable wine list (40)great for brunch (36)hot spot (28)vibrant bar scene (16)great for lunch (5)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great brunch!
    happyfrappy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We came in for Sunday brunch with high hopes, given their status of Best of Boston brunch for 2014. We weren't disappointed. The cocktails were great - I especially loved the 'church' - and the food was tasty. Of particular note were the pastries (go for the pinwheels and banana bread), the steak and eggs, and the duck confit hash.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • duck confit hash
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Duck confit is one of my favorite foods, but the duck confit hash was so heavily spiced you could not tell what you were eating - so it really did not taste that good. It was also very dry and the poached eggs on top were overdone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was quite expensive and just "ok". I'm surprised this got the 'Best of' from Boston Magazine. Service was hot/cold throughout the night, my steak was tough and over-salted. Dessert (coconut cake) seemed like small stale pieces of Angel Food cake. My wife had the beep soup and cod and thought both were great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thrilled...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This didn't disappoint either of us (one half of the party being a chef, the other being married to one...). There was nothing we would have changed, apart from the seasoning on the steak special- just needed salt. Beyond that, everything was well thought out, impeccably presented and service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ++food; --hearing
    OrionVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    A short menu, but everything we had was a gem, delicately and perfectly prepared. Our waiter was superb and appropriately attentive. It did take a bit of time for our main courses to come (on a Tuesday night), but it was tolerable. What isn't tolerable is the noise level. There seems to be only one table in the entire restaurant at which you can sit and actually carry on a reasonable conversation. We were fortunate enough to have it, but even then, my wife and I both left the restaurant with sore throats, and they certainly weren't from the delicious food. Come on, folks, they still make acoustic tile, don't they?
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding as always!
    LeniaVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Puritan & Company is hands-down one of the best restaurants in the Greater Boston Area. The food is always delicious, the service is excellent, and the prices are very reasonable, especially considering the quality. I love that their menu is seasonal and so you always get to try something new. Particularly exciting is their "Farmer's Market Mondays" dinners that happen during the warmer months. If you do go here for brunch, make sure to try their cashew sticky bun. It's so dangerously, spectacularly, amazingly delicious you will never crave any other pastry again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelming - not worth a visit
    AngyB12
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I've visited twice now, once for dinner and once for brunch and both times were average at best. I had vowed not to visit again after the dinner experience of poorly seasoned food, slow service and disregard for my feedback during the visit. However, they were just voted best brunch in Boston by Boston Magazien so I figured I'd give them another chance. The baked goods were dry, especially the monkey bread which is what they're apparently known for. The eggs liked seasoning and their potatoes had black spots and weren't fully cooked. They have a limited brunch drink menu also. I can't see a reason for another visit here. Save your money and go to Bergamot instead!
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  • Brunch at Puritan
    DJC555VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We thank the folks at Puritan for being patient with our tardy arrival (we telephoned ahead). We planned a get-together brunch and were impressed with the pastries. Our main dishes, one order pork hash, two orders scrambled eggs with cheddar and broccoli . While not generous portion wise, the servings were sufficient. While we enjoyed our meals. They were not the type of meal that lingers on one's mind afterwards. Fresh and well executed, but not overall impressive. Please Puritan, do not butter our toast! Overall we were not disappointed. We will try Purtitan for dinner and report back.
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  • anniversary dinner
    Happydiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Puritan and Co. was the best restaurant I've been to in a while. It was our anniversary and we switched to Puritan from another restaurant at the last minute. I am so glad we did. The menu was manageable with great choices but not overwhelming. We were greated with a glass of Rose champagne and the service went up from there! We started with the tempura lobster with deep fried brussel sprouts and it was amazing! I could have eaten two more orders. We also shared the bluefish pate, lamb belly, scallops and cavatelli, all out of this world! I look forward to returning
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anago
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service was excellent, very accommodating to our special request. The appetizer (cold squash) was very bland. Scallops and Skirt steak were very tasty, same as the berry tart.
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  • consistently fabulous
    BostonBelle
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is our go-to date night restaurant and it always hits the mark - service, presentation, taste, pacing, ambiance. There are always so many new places to try, but we keep coming back to Puritan instead.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All in all, not great
    AFineGlance
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Chose P+C for the reputation but were disappointed. Service was great, presentation was great; atmosphere was decent; food was "meh." And really, that's what counts. Had the duck liver mousse to start, ricotta cavatelli, and seared cod. Nothing was the matter with any dish, just not up to the foodie standards that the restaurant projects.
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  • As always...
    starlingtonVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great food - innovative, eclectic, very tasty, well sized portions, well coordinated flavors, good textures - along with really good service, a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, service is so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I love Puritan & Co. This was my third or fourth meal there, and the decor and vibe are lovely and appealing. The food is always uber fresh and uber creative. I once sat at the chef's table and watched Wil Gilson himself, which was a treat. The menu changes, but when smoked bluefish pate is there it is an absolute must. Most recently our group started with oysters and pate (the duck liver was also amaze-balls). Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their main courses -- ricotta pasta, skirt steak, cod -- and everyone commented on how delicious the rolls are. The server seemed a bit bored, a bit impatient perhaps. I also recall a birthday dinner (mine!) where no rolls were served because they had run out! How???
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appallingly poor service
    Neddy
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I was amazed at how bad the service was. Even after 40 minutes of waiting and after our second or third request to give our order, there still seemed to be no concern or explanation. I rarely give bad reviews but this was notable. The attitude was very patronizing. Not a pleasant experience.
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  • The best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food is innovative and superior. This was our second trip and we will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food at Puritan and Company is wonderful. The brunch menu is delicious and they have the most extensive alcohol list for a brunch menu I've ever seen. The Gin Bloody Mary was a refreshing and much needed twist on the typical brunch drink. Our reservation was honored and we were sat at a wonderful table. I will be frequently visiting this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Great food and atmosphere
    GoodFoodOnly
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything was delicious. Nice for a smaller group. A bit pricey but good portions. A nice mix of starters and mains was perfect! Good service though felt as though we were rushed at the end (plate taken away after we'd said before we were still eating). We had an empty four top next to us all night so not sure why we had to be rushed out. Other than that, a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch. I wold recommend to all.
    Margo
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    A wonderful dining experience. Really great food - and the preparation of the bass was probably the best I've had. We were a party of 4 and everyone liked what they ordered.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh fare bar none
    Dynobot7
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Everything was well made and delicious. I don't think we left anything on the plates the entire night!! Our new fav!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bdiner
    BdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I am a big fan of Puritan & Co. The food has been fabulous for dinner and the brunch did not disappoint. It did seem louder during brunch so I might not recommend brunch for a larger group because it could be difficult to hear. Otherwise, I say go and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A welcomed addition to Cambridge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was excellent. The only complaints was the minimalist choice of main dishes. The duck and striped bass were the highlights. Deserts were average and could be improved. While the wine list was limited and exotic (unrecognizable ) the actual wine were surprisingly pleasant. On my list for future visits!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Great food and great preparation
    Flah
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Imaginative menu. Wine by the glass was a good pour. By the bottle wine list was extensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winter menu better than summer
    lela9889
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I went to Puritan in the snowy winter month of February and had a wonderful, warm, homestyle meal that was delightful. I returned back in September with my mother, and I was disappointed by the selection and flavors. Almost only fish options, and there lacked an intelligence to the menu. Fried green tomatoes were paired with pickled veggies and the swordfish pastrami was difficult to swallow. That said, we had incredible service as always and the ambiance is delightful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hipster delicious
    marinskiVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This restaurant could be in Brooklyn, although it offers great New England fare. The swordfish pastrami was cool, deconstructed pastrami sandwich, very conceptufal, but the heirloom tomatoes were more basic but so fresh and good. So, we decided the clean, farm table atmosphere was comfortable and the hipness wasn't off putting to the older among us. Go, it is really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unpretentious Ecellence
    Propertius79
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The best scallops I can remember, and my wife's Muscovy duck was superb. Waitstaff was pleasant and available but never obtrusive. And the drinks were unusual. Not many bars feature Aperol, which is like Campari but has its own appealing character.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable!
    GrayYelleVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a wonderful meal at Puritan and Company. There were 5 of us and we ordered a lot of items so we could taste a variety of things. Every single thing we ate was delicious. Not a single bite was merely "fine..." seriously, everything we had was truly excellent. We loved that the dishes were so well thought-out and interesting and very balanced.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • As always, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Terrific meal over the Labor Day weekend. Lamb belly and bluefish pate appetizers were terrific. We had the scallops, duck confit, and pasta with mushrooms- we each raved. Add to that great drinks and and a terrific waiter and you've got a great evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • mellenVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Late summer menu. We had the smoked bluefish pate, heirloom tomato salad with house made mozzarella, fried green tomatoes with fried oysters, wild mushrooms with duck egg, and the lobster crudite. The fried tomatoes and the wild mushrooms were the standouts. Also enjoyed an excellent (and new to us) Corsican rose. Plus the flourless chocolate tart for dessert.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • celia
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Some items are outstanding, some are really average. The chicken was amazing and so are the oysters.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Puritan rocks
    Bruno
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Puritan last Friday. My girlfriend and I decided to celebrate our final meal out as parents to be. I really liked my frito misto. My steak dish was fantastic. Skirt steak perfectly cooked with layered potatoes perfectly cooked and very neat looking. It was also nice to see the chef owner himself in the kitchen garnishing and expediting. Overall an excellent experience and Puritan exceeded my expectations.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    tako
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I could mention a couple of things that weren't absolutely flawless about our dinner at Puritan, but it would be criticism on a very high level. More importantly, I think that we weren't exactly ideal customers but that the waiting staff managed our table patiently and graciously. There were five of us, celebrating the visit of one of our closest friends, and there was a lot of giggling, and some changing seats, switching of drinks, and complex payment... all things that I would feel very self-conscious about. However, the staff made us feel very welcome and were very accommodating. We even were seated in a way where we didn't disturb our neighbors. The food, as always, was just outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Don't go
    Nora
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went for a special occasion brunch because if their 2014 best of Boston award. Food was tasty but the portion sizes were very small for the very big price tag. The wait staff barely spoke. I'll never go back.
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  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had dinner here with a group and everyone was very pleased with the experience. Great food, interesting menu items, friendly staff, cool ambience... a great night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous meal!
    Tina
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Although initially a little surprised that the menu was somewhat limited, we quickly realized that the focus was on ingredients and preparation of the highest quality. Our food was delicious, beautifully presented and creatively prepared. The service was thoughtful and unobtrusive. We will be back!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful
    KateVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We ate here last winter and thought it was very good, but in the last six months they've really gotten their feet under them. We had dinner here for our anniversary. The food was amazing. Our waiter was great. And I don't know what they put in that berry tart--but I think it was magic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lived Up to the Word on the Street
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Such a LOVELY space! Makes you feel good the minute you step in the front door. While I didn't sit at the bar, it looked very inviting...next time for sure! Meal was lovely...a light touch on my all my southern favorites...fried green tomatoes, buttermilk brined chicken and well-crafted Old Fashioned! Great spot to catch up with friends. Lively but not too loud!! Cheers until next time
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great brunch experience. We loved the quiche and pastries sampler! Also, best bloody marys we've had in a long time. Highly recommend getting a reservation - the restaurant was full when we arrived but our table was waiting for us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service, Good meal
    DiscerningDiner
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Despite a waiter who ignored our table of two for most of the meal (thankfully the other servers pitched to bring our food/ drinks), the meal was actually good.
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  • A truly delicious dinner!
    DOITVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent in so many ways. From the excellent service to the homemade butter rolls and deliciously simple food we ate- all wonderful. Musts: frd grn tomato w/oyst, scallops, beet soup (no more space)!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.