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Puritan & Company
Puritan & Company

Puritan & Company Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.puritancambridge.com
  • Phone: (617) 615-6195
  • 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: Contemporary American, Wine Bar
  • 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 & Promotions: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "nice ambience. brunch was good. relaxing experience, and had a quality meal. also the staff were pleasant."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The menu was disappointing. And there was no dish, either appetizer or entree that any of the 4 would choose again. The waiter was cool and somewhat distant. The wine was good! Too bad."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I had high hopes after my first meal at Puritan. And, indeed, the fried oyster lettuce wraps and gougere were excellent. But the lamb sausage had a salty, off taste and the shrimp were bland. But the real problem was the main dish - pasta with peas. Frankly, it was so wildly over-salted that it was inedible. The salt completely masked all other flavors. Had I been with my wife only I would have sent it back. The service was friendly and knowledgeable but not very attentive. There were long waits on several occasions including waiting for my credit card to be returned."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Pleasantly surprised - wonderfully creative and well prepared dishes. Knowledgeable servers. Relatively good value proposition."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food. Great portion sizes. Comfortable and trendy atmosphere. Went with 3 others, we all ordered different things and were all VERY pleased with our meals. Would go back in a heart beat !! Exceeded my expectations !"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Just tried Puritan for the first time and wondered why we had been sooner. Early dinner for 3 on Tuesday (Oyster) night. Oysters were fresh and delicious (from Onset MA). Main courses were each perfect: a sliced flank steak, a pork chop that despite its heft managed to remain juicy, and a codfish dish. A not-too-sweet goat "cheesecake" or more properly a mousse, in a glass layered with fruit was prefect for sharing. Service was friendly but not obstusive. And yes, like a previous reviewer mentioned, the bartender even said goodnight and thank you when we left. Very long bar, also a raw bar, and plenty of seating at tables. Very attractive decor. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "we've made it a family tradition to come here for brunch. it's not an expansive menu but everything they offer is just delicious and the coffee is out of this world. i highly recommend this neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Poor. Service arrogant & casual. Food took a long time (not particularly busy) and when it came the food wasn't cooked properly as well as being cold. Really? Special occasion too. Never going back. My teenage son said "it's ok for the place to look cool - but the food's the most important thing"."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "P&C was fantastic! We arrived right at 11:00 a.m. for our brunch reservation. There weren't many people when we arrived so we got a prime corner, booth seat. The restaurant was comfy and peaceful, yet vibrant at the same time. This was our second favorite meal in Boston (second only to Neptune Oyster). We had the corned beef hash and croissant breakfast sandwich; both were phenomenal. Then for "dessert" we shared a Boston cream donut that was decadent, but not too heavy. Drinks were constantly flowing and the whole meal prepared us for a fantastic final day in Boston."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This is a review of Sunday brunch. Excellent brunch pastries, tasty pancakes, but mediocre drinks and pork hash. I really enjoyed the ambiance, and the service was friendly and prompt."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Puritan & Co delivers on their promise for fresh, seasonal food. Everything we ordered was executed to precision. A very solid restaurant and good value for precise (not necessarily innovative) cuisine. The restaurant is rather beautiful and you would feel comfortable wearing anything from shorts and a t-shirt to a three piece suit."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Everything about this establishment dips excellence. The whole place and staff clearly demonstrate a commitment to delivering a whole class dining experience and an attention to detail. The servers are wonderful, both knowledge and engaging. Never far away they never you never feel rushed but instead the demonstrate a level of care rarely seen in restaurants today. The food is sublime, yummy and extraordinary. The skate fish was the best I ever had!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The best restaurant meal we have had in a long time. Each dish was carefully prepared with max flavor from the ingredients. We will be going back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "One dollar per oyster One dollar per oyster One dollar per oyster One dollar per oyster"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Excellent brunch. Make sure to start with the pastry basket and a brunch cocktail!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The brunch was delicious and the restaurant inside is beautiful. The server was a bit unfriendly but was fast at least. I would definitely return. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I'm local in the Boston area but had not heard about Puritan until reading about them recently in the NY Times. It's a relaxed and friendly yet stylish venue, with excellent, creative food offerings and very knowledgeable wait staff. The team of co-owners/managers has high-end restaurant experience and was very hands-on during service on a Saturday night. They clearly show pride and passion in what they're doing. We plan to return."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Remarkable Locavore discovery, talented chef, warm and well serviced, a true delight and a must for Bostonians and visitors. We're locals and are always on the search for authentic. This is the best. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The menu and wine list are short and well selected items, fun combinations wonderfully put together. This menu is set up for sampling and discovery, rather than bulk feeding, but I hope you will give it a try. You can have raw bar, share a starter, enjoy a main and share another dessert, and not leave over stuffed, but satisfied, and really pleased at the cool dining experience you have had. Good luck, and enjoy."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "I loved Puritan & Co.! The decor was modern but had touches of the past. It was comfortable and the staff were very kind and inviting. Even the bartender greeted and thanked everyone as they came in and went out. The food was delicious- I got the duck. The portions are not big, as it is a gourmet menu, but I was satisfied with the roll, a small plate, and the duck dish. (Also split a dessert which was delicious.) The drinks were great, and I even went back later on that night with another friend to sit at the bar. This isn't the kind of place that I could eat all the time, since it is a little pricey, but it was worth spending a little more on a delicious and interesting meal. I'd love to go back some other time!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great food, awesome atmosphere, knowledgeable staff! "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This is our first time, and likely our last. The food was not executed well enough to justify the price, and the wine is not cheap. I had the duck and although cooked just right at medium rare, it lacked flavor and finesse and the accompaniments were decent but unexciting. Someone had the red fish and it too, was lacking in flavor, which even the accompanying ramps could not enhance. And flavor does not equal salt. The only positive part of our evening was the energetic atmosphere which had the casual coolness where you can be comfortable dressed up or down."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Made a 5:30 res for 4 people at 4:30 on a graduation Sunday and was happy just to get a table. Surprise! They have Prime Rib on Sundays! 3/4 of us had Prime Rib and it was the ballerest Prime Rib ever to Prime Rib!!! Had a 15oz cut with mashed and carrots. Other choices were baked or broccoli. Served with au jus, and a horseradish creme fraiche that was light and fraiche. Had a Sherry Negroni that changed my life a little bit. Bartender even delivered the drink to our table with a cheers and a smile! Desserts made to order. Shared a caramel vanilla pudding, hazelnut chocolate torte and a citrus lemon torte. All perfect. David was genuinely awesome, his recommendations were spot on. P.s. Sweet, buttery, warm, soft Parker House Rolls."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Terrific and delicious. Portions were moderately sized but the flavors were well executed and overall extremely satisfying an healthy. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My family includes two bakers and an excellent chef. We rarely find a place that serves food to satisfy all, and this place was fantastic. We enjoyed the entire meal from starters to dessert. It was a little loud, though that is not surprising on a Saturday night, but a great experience overall and more than worth it for the truly excellent quality of the food."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The starters, appetizers and drinks were great. The main entrees were not so much inspired and definitely overpriced as is everything in Boston. The service was friendly and helpful. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I continue to be amazed at how great the kitchen and experience are at Puritan. It's one of the very top dining experiences in the area, and certainly my favorite brunch."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The talented chef, Will Gilson, uses vegetables from his own family's farm in delightful ways, as splendid stand-alone salads or as delicious accompaniments to his creative interpretations of classic dishes, using the freshest fish and meat. The drinks, hand-picked by super sommelier Josh Cole, include wonderful wines from small producers, brilliant beers, and inspired cocktails using fresh rhubarb, mint, cucumbers, and other fun ingredients from the farm. A fun, upbeat dinner party atmosphere, casual enough for kids, yet elegant enough for a special celebration. Farm to Fabulous!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My friend and I have the same birthday so we choose Puritan and Company as our celebratory dinner. Food was excellent, I went heavy on the seafood and was impressed with all of it. The service is also very polished while remaining warm and friendly. Our server also gave several excellent recommendations and was patient when we were slow to look over the menus. Definitely coming again. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I really spent a great time there! The food was excellent (I took the steak, which was perfectly cooked), and the service was absolutely fine. I liked the wine list (as French!), even though it's a little bit expensive (it's not that easy to find good wine at reasonable price). Overall, a really nice dining experience."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food is wonderful, decor is amazing! It's a bit pricey, but worth it for special occasions. Drink list is also quite good."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "What a wonderful meal! Our server was knowledgeable and recommended a great selection of oysters for our party. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "The three of us had different cocktails and we enjoyed them all, the appetizers were simple, clean and delicious, the fish mains were excellent and so was the barley risotto. We'll definitely come back. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Very fun atmosphere, delicious entrees, very good service. Fun time had by our group of six."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had high expectations for Puritan & Company because we are fans of the chef's (Will Gilson) family's Herb Lyceum in Groton, MA which put's on a dinner party style dinner on Saturday's. For the most part our expectations were met, the food is excellent. I had the redfish, my girlfriend had the rabbit, both of which were perfectly prepared. The only hiccup in the meal is that our chowder, which was also excellent BTW, came out moments after we were served our appetizers (oysters and crab biscuits). The restaurant is located in a fairly seedy part of Cambridge but don't let that put you off, it's one if the best restaurants in th Boston vicinity. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was our first visit, and everything about this restaurant was up to the high quality we'd been led to expect. The food was well-conceptualized and executed. The servers were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The place itself felt exactly right for what they're trying to do. We'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meal at Puritan and the wait staff was very attentive and helpful! The appetizers were inventive and delicious with the swordfish being a must try. They had a great drink and beer selection as well. The only misorder was the lamb entrée as the meat was very fatty and the sides were very bland. However, the other two entrees--the redfish and scallops were extremely tasty."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Three of us ate at Puritan & Company Wednesday night for the first time. All of the food was delicious. I had the pan roasted fluke with spring succotash, fennel and guanciale; my husband had the roasted duck with mushroom, sweet potato and pear; and our friend had the roasted chicken with peas, carrots, quinoa, and onion. All were fantastic! Appetizers were Island Creek and Wellfleet oysters, deviled crab biscuits, smoked bluefish pate and swordfish salami. All were delicious and the service was impeccable. The room is really funky in an Inman Square casual way. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "One of our go-to places, Puritan is great. Amazing food, really good service, a great little wine list and a cool vibe. Love it!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "had a nice brunch, beautiful restaurant, highlight was 'church' cocktail! highly recommended!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014