Puritan & Company

4.7
1674 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.

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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 1674 people are saying
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viporiginalcritic
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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something
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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AaronH
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed P&Co! Menu was diverse, but not overwhelming. Flavors were delicious and a drink menu was solid. LOVED the crab cavatelli.

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Douglass
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu with pairings, $220 base price. Add initial wine, coffee, tip, other and the bill was $370. The experience took two hours plus, and was delayed slightly by the coffee rebrewing that failed to arrive with our dessert, which prompted the owner-manager(?) to say someone was waiting for our table.

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vipMexicanaFoodie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager Dave made my evening extra special!!! Brought flowers over to surprise my date and he helped with the vase and sneaking it onto the table. Thank you Dave!
The food is exquisite. I frequent Puritan and Co and even took food out during the pandemic. Their innovation with desserts shouldn’t be missed!!
Puritan and Co should be on your list. You’re missing out otherwise !!!

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NicholasV
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love P&Co. Excellent staff and incredibly food. We had the house made swordfish pastrami, seared halibut, duck breast and a ricotta/corn meal torte with a plum sauce. Yum!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
185 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puritan & Co is our favorite restaurant and is our Anniversary tradition since the first one in 2013. Every year is outstanding and every year we say "we have to come back before the anniversary!" This time was no different, the flavor combinations are other-worldly and the service is the perfect balance of checking in but not overbearing, with significant humor this time (she seriously had the best one-liners!).

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SofiaB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were absolutely amazing! Such great recommendations and a great time. The food was amazing and the location was so cute. Favs were the parker rolls, burrata, mushroom egg toast, and crab cavatelli

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JoshuaC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been wanting to eat here since reading about them, but pandemic issues and timing was never quiet right. On a whim, I booked and headed down with a good book. I decided on the tasting menu and it was a perfect complement to the end of the week and a new book. The staff checked on me, but was never too intrusive, respecting my joy of food and reading. I'd recommend this place for small gatherings or individual incursions, as my quick observations around the space indicated they hired a great group of people focused on service for each parties' needs. In my opinion, that's one of the hardest qualities to teach and they have it in spades.

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vipBill
New England
29 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor setting on the sidewalk/street. The drinks were good but a little on the sweet side. The wine by the glass was great.

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vipDSFR
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Average food, no energy and aloof staff. Every other Cambridge and Somerville restaurant beats P&C!

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EverettP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Puritan & Company is consistently one of the best meals I have in the Boston area. Parking sucks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about my experience was phenomenal. From our amazing server, Hannah, to the lovey bartenders who were very conscious of my dietary restrictions. We ended up getting everything they recommended and the geez, it was delicious! I’ll definitely be back!

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vipWorldTraveller
New England
58 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puritan never disappoints. One of the best restaurants in Boston! Interesting menu, excellent wine, and outstanding service.

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Tanya
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and unusual combinations of food - swordfish pastrami?!

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Murphyslaw
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor seating area, great dishes - just the right portion size

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Gregory
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food.
Very good wine list.
Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderfully delicious and wine list was quite nicely done. They were able to accommodate gluten free, dairy free beautifully without subtracting flavor. The flavors of my meal were unexpected and melded beautifully together. The GF dinner rolls were the most delicious I’ve had. The texture and flavor were wonderful. I will absolutely have dinner here again. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and drinks were excellent. Our server Davis was amazing! He went above and beyond to accommodate a guest who had dietary limitations. Nice outdoor seating area. Highly recommend!

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vipChuckK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here at least five times, and every time the entire experience was excellent. A fine New England ambience coupled with inventive and tasty menu and short but thoughtful wine list does the trick for us. Plus the service in these Covid challenged times was still quite good given the shortage of help. A true Cambridge and Boston area gem.

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KNels
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, smooth drinks, a delightful dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was well portioned and delicious. Service was attentive. We sat outside and the seating was good. Will easily come back!

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vipJeffK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to eat at very comfortable bar even though we had reserved a table. Several unique dishes – swordfish pastrami/crispy fried octopus. Great service team. Great vibes. Leave extra time to park as it's located on Cambridge Street's "restaurant row".

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Shanester
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Had dinner last week upon a recommendation: I needed to find a place that was vegan-friendly, had good Covid protocols and near parking. Puritan checked all those boxes.

They had a tofu Caprese salad for my friend, which had abundant fresh tomatoes. I thought the kitchen could have done more with the tofu. I had the crab toast, which was great. For our entrees, she got a risotto that was rich but she really liked it. I had the cod, which was very flavourful and had a beautiful presentation.

We might have stayed for dessert but it was quite warm in the restaurant all evening. That was my one issue with the place. They kept the door open so the staff could go outside to serve the customers who were dining al fresco. But that made for a lot of wasted a/c and the large space not being sufficiently cooled. They did say something about a big fan, which was in the room behind us but too far away to cool us off. The waiter did bring big glasses of ice after I asked for something to cool down.

I'd definitely go back but when I can either dine comfortably outdoors or not worry about needing the a/c inside.

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vipFoodieMama
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first time dining there but for us a wonderful find. The service was very good as was the food. Very fresh and creative. Interesting wine list which the staff is happy to explain. Would definitely return .

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foodie6
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

On a beautiful summer night we enjoyed our patio seating and delicious dinner! The oysters were outstanding, The burrata sumptuous, and steak and haddock done very well. The sides were also really lovely. We had the cheesecake with fresh blueberries and it was the perfect end to our meal! Thank you for what felt like a real treat!

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vipDerrickA
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service … lovely selection of wines. Well balanced finely made cocktails delicious mains

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Violet
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality food at a relatively affordable price point. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and friendliness of service.

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Marjorie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Servers are very nice and knowledgeable in the wine list, great recommendations. Hostess initially refused to seat us in a shady area outdoors.

Flavor and presentation of food was excellent.

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SDdd
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was great - highly recommend the Steak. Dessert was mediocre but did not detract from otherwise great experience.

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vipNoamG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The kitchen had a few errors but the manager was very happy to help and fix the issues. Service was terrific and food very goof

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was on point! Food, drinks, portions, etc. Service was also incredible - you could really see that everyone worked well as a team.

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vipLADiner
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Unimaginative menu

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vipAndyS
Los Angeles
487 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasure to dine at Puritan and Company anytime I'm in Boston. The Chef's Tasting Menu is a great way to explore different flavors. I could have made an entire meal out of the delicious Parker House rolls! Although each course was delightful, I absolutely loved the seafood risotto. It was an "umami bomb" of scallops with truffle. Of note, the wine list is well curated and provides a great pairing with each dish. Service as always was friendly, knowledgable, and attentive. I highly recommend Puritan and Company, and look forward to returning as soon as possible.

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JP2424
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious and our waiters were wonderful. Our favorite dishes were the crab cavatelli, burrata, and the truffle crab.

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kc123456
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Drinks and appetizers were outstanding but my companion and I were both underwhelmed by our main courses. Beautiful space, would definitely come back to sit at the bar for a drink and a snack, but would go elsewhere for dinner.

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LauraT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant has remained a top choice in Boston for a reason! We had a late reservation so it was on the empty side but the food was creative & delicious and we appreciated the smaller menu. My husband loved his steak and the duck with very good. The decor was also really lovely. The weather was great that night and we really appreciated the windows being open. I can see this spot becoming a favorite of ours!

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EliasS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of wine and creative dishes with great outdoor seating for the pandemic.

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BertoM
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. We had a great experience and will definitely return if we are back in Boston.

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MaeveM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed celebrating our 21 wedding anniversary @ Puritan. The food was amazing, thx to the chef for adjusting to my desire to avoid cheese. We had a terrific waiter who added to our evening immensely with thoughtful suggestions and the perfect balance of being there at just the right time.
We will be back!

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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 1674 OpenTable diners.

Puritan & Company does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/puritanco/giftcards.

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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