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About 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.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar
Hours of Operation:
Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm
Mon, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am
Tuesday - Thursday
Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer valet parking service on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for $10.
Please watch out for Cambridge-only residential parking areas.
Closest public parking lot (meters) - on Windsor St. off of Cambridge St. (across from Harvard Glass)
Cambridge Street parking (meters) - Free on Sundays, Holidays
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
Private Party Facilities:
Puritan & Company’s beautiful open dining room, full bar and ample seating, make it ideal for any special event. Your guests can enjoy our old farmhouse accents and seasonal cuisine prepared by Will Gilson and our award winning culinary team.
Private Party Contact:
Rebecca Millette: (877) 255-2417
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
~ Day-time or night-time wedding ceremonies & receptions complete with cocktail hour and a multi-course meal in our urban farmhouse setting.
~ Private company lunch, brunch, or dinner service
~ Celebratory brunches, bridal/baby showers, and rehearsal dinners
~ After-work cocktails with hors d’oeuvres for up to 40 guests
For questions, fill our simple form online at: http://www.puritancambridge.com/private-events
Puritan & Company Ratings and Reviews
We had been looking forward to going for quite some time and made a spontaneous brunch trip on Sunday. For the hype and the price the food seemed very average and lacking some flavor. Unlikely to go back with all of the other good brunch options in Cambridge.
We had a wonderful time sitting at the counter in the back. Our server was incredibly knowledgable, accommodating and friendly. The food was fantastic and came out at the right pace. The chef at the counter was fun to watch and great to speak with, though we also didn't feel like he intruded on our conversation. All around, a great night. Thank you!
Puritan is an awesome restaurant and never fails to deliver wonderful fresh and inventive food. The service is terrific and the team approach surrounds you. One of our favorite restaurants in Somerville/Cambridge. Back tapas bar is a great, the window tables are great and always love the bar.
Never disappoints! Every dish was delicious—the pasta was cooked perfectly, the braised lamb was moist, tender and very flavorful. The Brussels sprout gratin and broccoli side dish were a perfect addition! Desserts were rich and delightful, an awesome way to end the meal. The service was courteous, expedient and attentive. Highly recommend!!!
Celebrated a birthday dinner at Puritan & Co, small party but 3 generations: teen, middle aged, and elderly. Hostess immediately gave us an excellent table and very kindly turned the speaker down, without being asked. Servers were friendly and helpful, and completely unstuffy. Tasting menu was delightful, and sparked a lot of good conversation. I will agree with some other reviewers that it's a bit on the salty side. Excellent wine list. Very cool look and feel but still comfortable if you aren't looking for "scene". Can't wait to go back!
Surrounded by Harvard and MIT, I’ll use a grading system to rate Puritan & Company. It earned a solid C+. The fresh burrata appetizer with figs and endive was good and my pan-seared scallops were excellent; each earned an A. However, my spouse’s entree - the pork “coppa” steak had a nice flavor but was extremely fatty. He trimmed away a lot of his dinner that wasn’t edible; that dish was a B-. So if the food averaged an A-, why only a C+? The service. Our server encouraged us to ask questions about the menu and then was condescending when we actually did. We enjoy good food, but aren’t experts and she let us know it and then was snippy when we didn’t like her wine recommendation. After she took our order, we didn’t see her again until we flagged her down for the check. Fortunately, other servers brought our food and refilled our water. I think we’ll try other Boston restaurants before returning to Puritan & Company.
We enjoyed Puritan & Company and overall it was a pleasant experience. The location is direct street front so I’m not sure how parking works. The atmosphere is vintage look, tables are spaced well and noise tends to echo a bit because the walls are much like a warehouse feel. Conversation was still easy so that was a plus.
The menu for Sunday brunch is quite simple almost too limited. The pastry basket was absolutely delicious. The entrees were really standard eggs dish, steak and eggs was a favorite. The Patty melt did not live up to its blue plate special name. It was prepared in a healthy way so I’m not sure we’d order a healthy patty melt again. 🤔
Service was spotty. Our waiter was okay, not friendly or even kind. Just the basics and we waited too long for refills, extras etc.
if the service improved and we stuck to what they do best I’d eat there again.
My boyfriend and I went here for my birthday. We had the chef's tasting menu and it was fantastic - every course was delicious! We loved the seasonal ingredients and the fact that a lot of the food is homemade. The service was also great - the staff was attentive without being overbearing. The decor and atmosphere is very rustic and cozy. I would certainly recommend.
Some of our dishes were good, but a few were very salty. The food took quite a long time and the pacing was odd. We received our shared appetizer before getting bread to go with it. The waiter disappeared at the end of our meal despite our request for the check. Might return to sit at the bar and for some of the appetizers, but I do not think the food and ambiance was worth the price.
I have been to this restaurant twice - once for a birthday dinner and once for brunch.
Overall the dinner was a good experience. The food at dinner was delicious (although pricey) and the cocktails were exceptional.
However, when I went back for brunch we were one of the first tables to be seated, and we noticed immediately that the music was very loud, especially given how few diners were in the room. When we talked to the manager to request that the volume be lowered, she was very defensive and essentially told us that this was the volume they used for brunch and implied that we could either deal with it or we could leave. We ended up staying but it was pretty difficult to maintain a conversation throughout the meal. The food itself at brunch was fine, although my meal was a little cold by the time it got to me (it seemed like perhaps it had been sitting for a while) and the house-made pastries were delicious. No issues with the service either.
One other thing to be aware of is that they charge a mandatory 3% kitchen staff fee on top of their already expensive prices.
I would recommend going here for cocktails and appetizers after work, but I am probably not likely to come here again for a full meal.
Coming to Puritan & Company is our anniversary tradition, now in our fourth year--maybe it has stuck because it simply does not disappoint! I think consistency is a difficult thing to achieve for a restaurant, but of all the many we have been to over the years, Puritan & Company somehow just gets it right. There are a select few restaurants in Boston that we consider our top three... And while they're all different, we'd each choose Puritan & Company as our favorite! The space is inviting and chic at the same time, the staff is just gracious and warm and completely efficient, and the food is simple but elegantly prepared at the same time! Many thanks to all those that make this happen every day!
The pristinely clean and fresh environs with a decidedly non Puritan beverage menu invited our multi-generational party to this Sunday brunch reservation and it did not disappoint. Everyone ordered different options and all boasted happy palates afterward. Our wait staff managed that graceful balance of attentiveness and speed without hovering or pressuring. If one thing could be changed, I would wish it quieter for easier conversation.
We had a reservation for 3, and they easily accommodated us for 4 since we grew. That was great. I've only ever heard amazing things about this place, so I was very excited to check it out. However, the meals and the prices didn't match. The atmosphere was lacking. There are better options in the area for price and food. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.
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