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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.

1166 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Bar
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

Cross Street:
Tremont Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 615-6195

Website:
http://www.puritancambridge.com/

Parking Details:
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

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

Executive Chef:
Will Gilson

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

Additional:
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

Specials

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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We are offering a fixed, 3-course menu for $45/person. We can easily accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions, but this is the only menu offered this evening. Wine pairings optional.

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Sun - Mon 5:30PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 9:45PM

Tue 9:00PM - 9:45PM

Wed 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 9:45PM

Thu 9:00PM - 9:45PM

Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Puritan & Company Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Seasonal (12)
Romantic (12)
Great for Brunch (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
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Comfort Food (8)
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Great Beer (8)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2015

This is a sleeper, great creative dishes and very fine service

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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2015

We had a perfect Sunday brunch. Food was delicious. Service was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2015

Family and other artifacts help provide a nice, comfortable setting for a mostly delicious brunch: a fried egg w/cheese on a thick brioche w/tater tots (variably salted); chunky corned beef hash with a very good aioli and salad. The highlight of the pastry basket was an excellent chocolate croissant (apparently phyllo). The negative was a chocolate donut that had a very good ganache exterior but a dull, dry spongy chocolate interior. The coffee was good. The service was excellent, friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2015

Excellent restaurant. We came here on a Saturday night and had a wonderful experience. The ambiance was lovely - almost like an old farmhouse. The volume of the restaurant was great, I could hear my boyfriend and was not distracted by the other couples at their table. We tried a couple of the small plates -all were delicious. He had the skirt steak and I had the halibut - both perfeclty well done. Great service - definitely would go back again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2015

we found too few options in the menu, nothing jumped to our view but then what we order was fantastic! Really quality food, a little overprice I thought

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2015

We went for $1 Oysters on a Tuesday night. They are a $1 until they run out! It was a great treat for a busy weeknight.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2015

My boyfriend and I did the 6-course tasting menu. It was delicious! The "farm egg " was amazing.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2015

My girlfriend and I loved our experience. Everything was awesome. Our waiter, Rich, was super friendly and knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. We didn't care for the texture of the cartilage of the pig's ear in one of the dishes. But that's just a personal preference, you may love cartilage. We can't wait to go back!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2015

Service is excellent. Both times I've dined here, the chef has created a fabulous and exciting vegan dish for me--truly exceptional. My boyfriend says the bread was the best he has ever had. Had a lovely gewurztraminer. Love this restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2015

The menu options were somewhat limited, however the steak I had was delicious and cooked perfectly. I was served the tiniest cocktail I've ever had -- maybe because it had no ice but was nevertheless I was surprised.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2015

Great atmosphere and food. Very engaged staff. Long wait between the time order was placed and main was served which took away from overall experience

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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2015

Puritan brunch is absolutely to die for. It helps to make a reservation whatever meal you are eating because this place gets busy quick! Every single thing on the menu is delicious, and the price is about what is expected for the quality of food. But if you want to experience great food for cheap, Tuesday nights are $1 oysters! Highly recommend this place (but secretly hope not too many people find out about it because I want to keep it all to myself!)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 26, 2015

Had a great mean. Server was fantastic. Po boy not as good as I hoped. Salad dressing was perfect. Great drinks

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2015

It was out five year anniversary and upon hearing this, the staff brought over complimentary champagne and congratulations along with compliments on our appearance. We were excited to try the 6-course chef's tasting and we were very pleased with it. Halibut ceviche with perfect citrus pieces added, lobster stew with tasty chunks of lobster and perfect mix of flavors, housemade cavatappi with peas and a parsnip puree that was our favorite part of the meal, moxie-glazed lamb belly (who thinks of that?) and it was great but a little strange, skirt steak prepared with just the right sauce, and finished it off with flourless brownie with molasses ice cream. The only thing I may do differently there is to have a 4 or 5 course instead of 6 because we were SO FULL! The portions were mostly appropriate, but there was still so much food! All the staff was great and informative to us, but considering our special occasion and how much we spent, it would have been polite for he manager to come over and talk to us after we saw him chatting with another older couple who didn't do the chef's tasting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2015

Lovely space, very friendly and accommodating. Interesting food, great flavors. Buffalo skate? Go try it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2015

Everything we had was delicious. We went on a Sunday when they had "southern Sunday". Half the menu was inspired by the chef's time spent in Charleston, SC. We started with oysters and fried chicken. The fried chicken had some lemon zest and I don't know what else, but it was perfect. My gf was hoping they served it with sauce on the side, but we both agreed after a bite, that it didn't need anything else.

For mains we got the scallops and pork steak. Both were cooked and season perfectly - the added bonus were the sides which were unique and fit well. Loved it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2015

We got the tasting menu and everything on it was delicious. You have the choice of customizing it with items that you like from the menu or you can ask the chef to pick for you, which is what we did. We were pleasantly at each dish- there were six courses, all delicious, and the portion sizes were much bigger (but not too big) than typical tasting menus. No complaints. And our waitress was lovely and friendly. Will come back for sure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 19, 2015

Came here for brunch with my best friend, and the food was fantastic. I also appreciated how they didn't try to rush us out. The bacon is the best I've had!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2015

seafood was excellent (particularly fluke ceviche, wellfleet oysters). another excellent dish: ricotta cavatelli with morels and fava beans). nice work, puritan & co.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2015

Excellent. One of the finest meals, and culinary experiences we've had. I would rate as one of Boston /Cambridge areas finest. A must for everyone. Far exceeded our stringent expectations

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2015

Pastry was dry. Scrambled eggs w/broc. overdone. Brown in spots. Not fluffy. Coffee was really good. Waitress very nice. Would not go back for the food.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2015

There's not much else to add to the title of this review. The service, the menu, the wine list, and the food, were all of the highest caliber. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, ever.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2015

This is our go-to place for a late, light dinner or snack at the bar or bringing out of town guests like our friend who celebrated her birthday here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2015

I wanted to take my friend to an awesome brunch place in Cambridge and Puritan & Company was perfect! The decor was quirky and fun and the food was absolutely outstanding. My friend ordered the quiche and said it was the best quiche she has ever had. It was unbelievably creamy and just scrumptious. I had the broccoli and cheddar scramble, with a side of bacon and while it was a bit of a traditional meal, it was beautifully done. My boyfriend had the hash and it was a cast-iron skillet of deliciousness. I have two small drawbacks: the bloody marys we ordered were really just ok and my friend's tea cost an astonishing $5. That is a little much, even if it is served in a cute teapot.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2015

Absutely fabulous food. One thing I can say is dessert has a lot of space to improve. Don't cry if you don't reach to dessert.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2015

We had been looking forward to trying Puritan for some time, so finally we booked brunch on Father's Day. We had a very mixed experience. The space is quite inviting. The cocktails quite good - best Bloody Mary we've had.
The vinaigrette on the salad - wonderful. But the quiche was shrunken, re- re-heated, and quite sad. I sent it back. Cheddar-broccoli scramble was uninventive. The croissants soggy. The service uneven. Sadly, we won't be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2015

Everything was delicious and perfect for my friend's celebration dinner. The Duxbury oysters were outstanding. And the flavors in every dish were unusual, fresh, and delectable. The cocktails are also fantastic. Go and enjoy!

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on June 19, 2015

We did the chef's tasting menu-- it was phenomenal! A great way to try a number of the more interesting dishes on the menu. Particularly delicious were the swordfish pastrami, the cavatappi, and the squid. The scallops were beautifully cooked. One note: the portions were a little larger than we were prepared for (no crime here), so if you plan on partaking in the 6 course tasting menu, be sure to come hungry!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 18, 2015

Great experience - in town for an event at MIT and I found this restaurant after looking at reviews of local eateries. We had Beef tartare which was plated liked a work of art and tasted every bit as good as it looked, fried green tomatoes which were also outstanding, scallops which my wife said were the best she has ever had and squid which was good but didn't stand up as well as the other three dishes. Service was great as well - my wife asked about two roses and our server brought both bottles and let my wife taste and decide. Overall great experience!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 14, 2015

We got lucky with super nice wait staff which made the whole experience much better. The food was awesome too. The pork hash with eggs was delicious, and the pastry basket was a must.

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 13, 2015

It's a special occasion and you want superb food and service, give this place a go because the food is out of this world. I have seen molecular gastronomy, but Puritan & Company offers that and the traditional feel for the plates. The flavors were abundant. Probably the only thing I wouldn't recommend is the pork. I would definitely visit if I were to come back to Cambridge.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 12, 2015

Fresh ingredients enhanced by a chef who definitely knows what he is doing in the kitchen.

They called me to inquire about dietary restrictions in our party.

The wines were very good too.

The steak was great. Try the swordfish Pastrami.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2015

Food was well conceived and the presentation was terrific. Staff was attentive and friendly. We had lentils, lamb, tripe, lardo, pickled spruce tips, and truffles in an Umbrian inspired night.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2015

Slightly higher prices are reflected in service. If the wait staff were not dressed down no one would complain about prices.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on May 25, 2015

Looking for a unique experience? This is it. Creative menu lots to choose from. Had 4 different apps loved them all. Enjoyed main dishes but would go sit at the bar for drinks & apps next visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2015

Food was good. Presentation was nice. Wait staff was very good, answered questions about ingredients, seemed to enjoy their work. No wait. Menu selection limited. Will go back there again, but maybe not for a special occasion.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 23, 2015

From the outstanding service of our waiter to the creative food- Puritan and Co will not disappoint. We had a fantastic meal. Lamb belly , farm egg salad, scallop crudo, beef tartare, all excellent. Chocolate semi fredo was one of the best we've had. Go to Puritan and co and enjoy!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2015

Though the menu was limited, we managed to find good choices for appetizers and and entrees. The oysters had some shells in a couple of the servings. But otherwise were tasty. The bar has very limited alcohol choices. But the beer and wine list was adequate. The space is lovely and even though a large group had reserved the front space, we were not disturbed by them.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 15, 2015

It was an immense pleasure dining at Puritan & Co. We are visiting from Australia and our host recommended Puritan. The Bibb Lettuce dish was light and refreshing, while the Ricotta Cavatelli was simply delicious. My husband was in 7th heaven over Puritan's scallop dishes which he had for entree and main meal. The desserts were delicious and light.

The Wine Director is passionate about wines and his recommendations were spot on. The service staff were attentive and helpful.

We enjoyed our experience so much that we are going to Puritan for brunch today before heading to New York.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on May 10, 2015

This was my first time at Puritan and Co. The food was excellent. I was there with 6 people and we all loved what we had and finished every bite - this included the scallops which were cooked perfectly, the roasted chicken, the steak, and a special (shrimp and grits). All of the dishes had wonderful flavors. The negative: our server was very off-putting. She immediately made us aware of her knowledge of wine and food in a way that came off as very superior. I found her to be condescending and awkward in her interactions. The food was so good that I would like to go back, but the service does make me hesitant. A restaurant of this caliber should have staff who are knowledgable but also gracious and helpful. If the management is fine with servers who behave the way ours did, I question whether I want to go back.

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