Puritan & Company

4.7
1711 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Puritan & Company, led by Chef-owner Will Gilson, 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1711 people are saying
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vipAngieT
New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Appetizers were amazing, especially the fig flat bread. Octopus was okay. The duck was dry, the risotto had no taste and the scallops were not seared enough. Needless to say bad experience

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vipOedipus
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

exquisite chef, foodie find, great bar, parking on street only

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely modern restaurant, great environment, solid food. Easy decision for a date night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place looks and feels like you’re at the chefs private farmhouse. We were celebrating our anniversary and we’re surprised with champagne before we even ordered! Great service, the chef absolutely killed it with his 5 course tasting, and the wine pairing made it that much better. 1000% recommend again and again

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vipkhakio
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at Puritan last Friday night. The wine was a 2007 Spanish and was extremely memorable. And the food was exceptional -- pork chop, duck and crab pasta as entrees, with flatbread, carpaccio and oysters as starters and chocolate cream and coconut sorbet as desserts. We will be back very soon.

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AL411
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the chef’s five course tasting menu and the wine pairing that goes with it and WOW, what an amazing experience. The food was incredible, the service was perfect. No complaints.

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vipCherriB
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was concerned when we arrived because we were celebrating a special evening with my daughter. The atmosphere wasn’t ‘fancy’ but at 9 pm all their tables were still full. I had no need to worry, dinner was incredible. Everyone was very happy with their dishes but the grilled halibut in a bowl of clam chowder is not to be missed! Thank you for a wonderful evening

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AmandaS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular restaurant, our first time dining for our anniversary and we were treated wonderfully! Service was A+, food was incredible and the ambience was enchanting. We were very impressed and had a lovely evening. Highly recommend.

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Fiorucci1
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to be back at this tried and true spot - great food, drink and ambience!

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wafflesmama
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spot on. Excellent service and ambiance. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good staff. Lively atmosphere. Comfortable tables. Feeling of privacy amidst a busy restaurant. Excellent food and drink, from cocktails to dessert!

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Biketripper
New England
84 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item on the menu seems to be prepared beautifully, with interesting combinations, like the yummy squash puree with the burrata cheese starter. My dining companions were exuberant about the steak and halibut selections. My honeynut risotto was delicate and flavorful, with fried sage and candied pistachios. The desserts were utterly amazing. The wine list by the glass is small but distinguished. Wine by the bottle list is vast and interesting. We will be back.

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DiannaB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time going to Puritan, and our first time getting the chef's tasting menu. Everything was delicious and our server was great! Can't wait to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The heaters outside kept us warm to a point, but good enough for November in Cambridge!

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Cecile
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Birthday…. They forgot

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LBCSoxFan
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely incredible experience. Our family doesn’t get to see each other enough and we were celebrating a ton of special occasions. The food was perfect but David is the one who really created the memories. From fun and creative wine recommendations to making sure everyone had fun the meal wouldn’t have been what it was without him.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service; they helped make our anniversary special. The food and drink exceeded expectations as well.

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Chicago610
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A bit of a rough start after we were promptly seated. Had to ask for a server and the manager, David, couldn’t have been more humble in taking care of us himself. We were also given the wrong wine list. I swear that David was so embarrassed. But he made it all the better with him personality and charm. The food was fantastic, and the atmosphere was really nice, simple yet remarkable and clean. Josh made one heck of a Sazerac behind the bar. I would come back or recommend in a heartbeat.

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vipBetterFood
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was super lovely and accommodating - it couldn’t have been better. Food also as usual fab! Thank you!!!

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JoeS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The five course chef's special was mediocre unfortunately. The final savory dish was a duck breast that was chewy and lacking in flavor. I would likely give this restaurant another chance, but I was disappointed this visit.

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AdrienF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space and fantastic meal. P&Co never disappoints. I’ve been many times and will continue to go back to try the latest gustatory sensation.

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paulb
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Puritan & Company and we are very pleased our dining experience. The meal presentation, quality of ingredients and service were all exceptional. We highly recommend the Octopus appetizer (sweet & sour grapes, black sesame, orange, herb salad & a cilantro based sauce). It was fantastic...easily the best preparation we have had with octopus. I ordered the Pan-roasted halibut (swiss chard, clam chowder, bacon lardons ) It was served sauted on the clam chowder - delicious! My wife enjoyed the Seared Scallops and they were superb. Our wait person (Mark) was knowledgeable and attentive - his recommendations were spot-on. You will not be disappointed - it was a great evening.

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TFCambridge
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal and a good job of making outdoor seating work in October. I had the pan-roasted halibut, which was superb. We shared some desserts, all of which were outstanding.

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BeccaL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food, atmosphere, and service was great! However, our server assumed our genders and called us "ladies" throughout the meal which is really surprising for Cambridge in 2021. My friend, whose birthday we were celebrating, is non-binary. We corrected our server 3 times and they never corrected and even tried to make a point (?) by using our names on our credit cards when returning them which was awkward and uncomfortable. I wish my friend did not have to deal with this discomfort and being mis-gendered on their birthday. It made me sad. Puritan and Co., do better.

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KateR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! I love this place. Pork chop was so yummy and their cocktails are fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outdoor seating (by choice) to safely celebrate our anniversary. Cold night. Heat lamps were not quite strong enough to make it warm and toasty, so I was glad that we came prepared with scarfs, hats and warm coats. We chose the tasting + wine. Wine came delayed a couple of times, but serving staff was really nice about it and seemed to be doing their best. Somewhat expected an extra course as compensation, but was never offered. Surprised by some of the choices in the tasting, but enjoyed it. Tuna crudo was lights out - one of the best bites I have had in a long time. The pasta course looked amazing but tasted a touch watery. Scallops were our second favorite course. A touch too salty for me, but that didn’t stop me from cleaning my plate. Pairings were excellent - when timed properly. Overall, enjoyed our meal and would return to explore more of the menu.

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AlexandriaS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, beginning to end. Charcuterie board was eclectic and generous, and Parker house rolls were out of this work. The pork chop and steak were perfectly cooked, and the gratin was incredible. The best part was the tres leches carrot cake at the end!

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vipBrandon
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, everything was outstanding. Excellent cocktails and food. Our waiter Dave was very good as well. Puritan & Company is always on point!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was underwhelming. I got the scallops and they were small, cold, and overpriced. The steak was average. Atmosphere and wait staff were nice.

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yumyum
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Scallop ceviche was my fave. And for beverages, we were so crushed to learn that the cherry and black pepper hard cider we were enjoying was out of production. Made it that much more special!

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KathleenK
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Very attentive wait staff.

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vipAndyS
Los Angeles
492 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience at Puritan and Company! The ever evolving tasting menu is the way to go, featuring a variety of flavors built on quality, well sourced ingredients. Oh, and the Parker House Roll with cultured butter and a glass of wine could be good enough for a stand alone meal! The wine list is really well curated and offers a variety of old world as well as some natural focused domestic producers. Service was prompt, friendly and knowledgeable.

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EricS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious. Wish we had gotten buratta for everyone at the table. For sure would return if ever in Cambridge again.

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JodyP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a relaxing, warm, modern space where staff is well trained and kind, it is the perfect set up to enjoy the deliciousness of everything from drinks to dessert.

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CelebratingGoodFood
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent, service was minimal and lacking for this price point of restaurant. After we received our food, our server didn't return until we asked for the check. Ambiance is okay - a little too noisy for my personal taste.

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BobW
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The server was distracted. The drinks took way too long to arrive, even though all the tables weren't full. The kitchen must have been understaffed, because it took forever for the food to arrive. Three of the four entrees arrived cold! The manager was wandering around helping clean tables, but must have been oblivious to the overall service situation. No one came to apologize for the delays before or after the food arrived. The appetizers were great. The food was creative. BUT THE FOOD WAS COLD AND ARRIVED WAY TOO LATE!!!! Our party of four had six total drinks and no dessert; but the bill was over $300.00. P.S. there is an automatic 5% kitchen fee added to the bill. I am all for the back of the house getting paid, but include that in your menu pricing. The online menu does not reflect this, so expect your bill to be 5% higher. Our meal took over TWO hours, for whatever reason, but we weren't dallying. We eat in similar restaurants two to four times a month. Even by pandemic standards this evening was unacceptable, but worst of all the staff didn't seem to notice or care. I don't know which is worse?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food

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viporiginalcritic
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone's food was superb, no exceptions. Service was also excellent.

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something
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tasting menu was well constructed, lots of variety of flavors and textures. Drinks were excellent

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You can order delivery directly from Puritan & Company using the Order Online button. Puritan & Company also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 615-6195.

Puritan & Company is rated 4.7 stars by 1711 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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