The Putterham Grille
The Putterham Grille

The Putterham Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://putterhamgrille.com/
  • Phone: 6173272202
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Michal Hincman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Entertainment: Thursday evenings live music with Clark, Christopherson & Holt listen to the sweet sounds of jazz while eating delicious cuisine.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1012 West Roxbury Parkway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking
A word from The Putterham Grille
Putterham Grille is a local neighborhood eatery located just outside of downtown Boston
serving mediterranean inspired cuisine in a modern relaxed environment.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
The Putterham Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (5)fit for foodies (2)special occasion (1)great for brunch (1)good for groups (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Delicious food at fair prices.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Delicious food at fair prices. Very nice service. Overall, we really enjoyed our dinner at Putterham Grille. It is small and rather noisy, those were the only downsides
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was thrilled to have found
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    I was thrilled to have found The Putterham Grille - the food is much more elegant than its name and location imply. The food was beautifully prepared and presented - and wonderful. Everyone (vegetarians to carnivores) in our group enjoyed their food. The staff was very helpful and well-trained (I even saw a more experienced waiter quietly explaining to a newer one the subtleties of good service.) Because the restaurant is fairly noisy it is good for groups because you just blend in. I definitely plan on going back - many times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So So
    LDRBVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    Second time at this restaurant and always want to be satisfied but falls short. Music is great on Thursdays but just something about the place that doesn't work.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food! From appetizer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Excellent food! From appetizer to salad to entree to dessert each course was perfect
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real neighborhood place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    A real neighborhood place. Italian and greekfood fit for families. A good value
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just a bit too loud which
    CathyL
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Just a bit too loud which would deter me from returning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good but no atmosphere
    sammVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    The food was good but no atmosphere in restaurant. And our waitress was horrible.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a fancy place but definitely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Not a fancy place but definitely recommended. Greek and Italian menu does not look flashy either but the we rarely encounter grilled lamb this good. We also had tomato soup, Greek salada, and Spinich pie and all were excellent with great value.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a nice little restaurant......
    slk720VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    What a nice little restaurant............gourmet food, close to home, and at reasonable prices. This place is a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant...for vegetarians
    smcraig7VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    First time at Putterham Grille was very pleased. Lived up to expectations based on great online reviews. WONDERFUL service (thank you!). Vegetarian friendly--great options. Lots of flavor and well-balanced. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Real Treat
    FionaVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    My friend and I had never been to this place before and now we can't wait to go back and bribg our friends. I never would have found it without my GPS but its really not that far off rTE 9. iTS IN A STRIP MALL at a rotary. However - when you open the door - a real treat awaits you. We were greeted immediately and taken to our table. Our waitress - Betty - came right over to say hello and she would be with us shortly. The place is small and was packed but the food was outstanding - everything we had was delicious. And - Betty sure made the night more fun - she had her hand on the pulse and could tell us about the wines - the dishes and the deserts. So glad to have found this restaurant - its a real gem!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was tasty, definitely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The food was tasty, definitely enjoyable and had a twist of chocolate drizzle on appetizers and entree, which was odd. Must be the style. Had calamari, cranberry salad and shrimp risotto with truffle. Went on Valentine's day for dinner and it was too loud for the occasion and very crowded. The other waitress stepped on my coat :/. Service was quite slow that day for my table, they had 3 waitresses for a filled room. Tips for improvement: would be to have more spacing between the tables so that the waitresses don't have to nudge through. That will give customers ample space to sit without bumping into the neighboring table. The interior reminded me of a mini art gallery with all the portraits on the wall and the colorful decor at the back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thursday night jazz/blues
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Thursday night jazz/blues band is the ticket for easy night out. food is great nad wine is good. hopefully someday they'll get a hard liquor license so you can get a cocktail before/after dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The appetizers were generous
    Groupie
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The appetizers were generous portions and quite tasty. The main we found to be mixed - my chicken was excellent but my wife had the salmon which was just okay. It should be noted there is a singer on Thursdays - we were not aware of this but it was OK. I enjoyed the evening, but maybe a bit pricey given the locale and the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is amazing! Overall
    slk720VIP
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    This place is amazing! Overall has a Mediterranean feel with superb food choices. Can't wait to return !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A really great find which
    KennVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    A really great find which some friends directed us to. A very nice and broad menu and extremely reasonable prices for what you get. We will absolutely return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food reasonably priced
    Buff141VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Very good food,grape leaves appetizers were amazing. I had chicken kabobs that were good but not outstanding my husband had lamb kebab that was superb We would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is great, especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    The food is great, especially the fish and the very fresh salads. The kitchen seems to get behind when there is a crowd so it is a great place if you are able to enjoy a leisurely meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A few sips of wine for $7 -- really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Food was delicious. The 4 of us had chicken kebabs (2), veal marsala, and veal parmesan. The only disappointment was the tiny size of a $7 glass of wine. That was a ripoff. Advice: Order an entire bottle of wine or drink beer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and decor a cut above
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Food and decor a cut above for a neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once good turns sour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    Have been to this place many times and tried a variety of menu items with typically good service and decent but variable quality. Dining on 1/2/13 was a complete disappointment. Pork loin special was dry and overcooked and service was borderline non-existent. Additionally, my reservation was canceled by the restaurant after I left potentially to avoid this review. We had high hopes for this former neighborhood gem.
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  • food was quite good; very
    AdacVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    food was quite good; very good service and meals arrived quickly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I made the reservation based
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    I made the reservation based on availability and location, but found the food to be excellent, especially the steak my wife ordered. The location is deceptive - in a bland strip mall of sorts - but the decor was nice and the staff friendly and accommodating for the 3 children we brought along.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wide variety of dishes. The
    cazmachineVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Wide variety of dishes. The food was very good, and the service could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Large servings, very good
    CharmiVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2012
    Large servings, very good food. Extremely unpretentious, with lots of variety on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Putterham gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    We had a nice neighborhood dinner there with the kids on Oct 19th. Lots of selection from a Mediterranean, Italian menu. Better than the average chain or average local restaurant. Creative, friendly service, good wines. Lots of families and locals.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They kept turning the lights
    NonoVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    They kept turning the lights down. A little too dark. But they've created a nice ambiance.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We thought the food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    We thought the food was very good. We didn't have to wait for a table and the service was prompt. The only negative was the server removing the plates before everyone was done eating. She did rush us, even though no one was waiting for a table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Notable and Nearby
    Suncactus
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    This restaurant works hard to make sure every diner is having all their needs met. From the server to the host, all the staff combine to be readily accessible to serve, replenish or answer questions. The menu was diverse, the offerings were interchangeable for dietary needs;the portions were ample, the presentations were tempting and cooked to the specified temperature. We were celebrating a milestone birthday with friends and it was our first visit so we brought in a small cake. It was kindly received, quickly whisked away and brought out timely after our dinner plates were cleared. However, I did notice wonderful looking desserts in the entrance display case, for next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This local restaurant is an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/23/2012
    This local restaurant is an true gem. The food is superb, service is attentive and cordial and very helpful. For a relative small location, the putterham grille is just great. We have been there six times in the last four months and every single time is a wonderful experience. This last visit we were eight people and every item was fantastic and our two waiters were great. Highly reccommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The salmon was terrible this
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    The salmon was terrible this time. We'd had it before and it was good ,but not this time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good place in Chestnut Hill
    GABY
    Dined on 8/7/2012
    Great restaurant, comfortable, friendly and great food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great local find
    BandBNeedhamVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    First time was very good. Waiter was attentive and helped us pick two great menu items. Salad was big enough to share. The curved ceiling created some interesting sound patterns from voices across the room to where i was sitting. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • found this restaurant through
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2012
    found this restaurant through Open Table, never knew it existed and it was delicious. Salads were large portions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood spot and food!
    CoachBrezVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2012
    My wife and I had dinner there this evening and it was superb. The decor was simple and sophisticated and the place was cozy. The Chicken Marsala was one of the best I've ever had with fantastic homemade pasta and a creamy Marsala sauce that was outstanding (another reviewer called this "floppy gravy." I don't know what their talking about.) My wife had the Caprese salad, which she enjoyed. The server was alone, so service was a bit slow, and everything on the menu could have been priced a few dollars lower, but, overall, this was a great place with excellent food. Will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Appetizers (meze plate, spinach
    ShelTVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Appetizers (meze plate, spinach pie, stuffed mushrooms) were very good and service was quite professional. Italian entrees (veal parm & veal marsala) were undistinguished--temperature could be hotter and marsala sauce was gloppy gravy.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a wonderful time on
    GABY
    Dined on 6/21/2012
    We had a wonderful time on Thursday, there was an opening of an art exhibit and the place was rocking. The band and the singer were great but could be a little softer to be able to hold a conversation. the place looks great and the food was good with large portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic