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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

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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (27)
Good for a Date (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Local Ingredients (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Seasonal (12)
Romantic (12)
Great for Brunch (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Cozy (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Healthy (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (7)
Casual (7)
Business Meals (6)
Great Beer (6)
People Watching (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Organic (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Everyone made a special effort to give us a fantastic 30th anniversary dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Wonderful fresh food. Can't wait to go back with a group. Comfort food for foodies!

Tags: Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

the service was terrible. One waiter was unpleasant and the others useless - they did not seem to know what they were doing

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We certainly felt rushed out, which was unfortunate.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Salad was like a compost bin. 35$ steak was gristly fatty, tasteless. Extremely overpriced and confusing food.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food and wonderful service. A tad on the pricey side, but well worth it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 29, 2017

A birthday Sunday brunch for 10 family members. Delicious food, prompt and friendly service! Our first visit, and we look forward to returning. Baked goods, Bloody Mary carafe, brunch entrees were all thoroughly enjoyed.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a very enjoyable dinner Saturday night at Puritan & Company. The oysters were outstanding as was the Haddock entree. The service was very attentive. Will definitely go back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fun dinner with our two sons. Shared several appetizers and some amazing oysters before our entrees. We would definitely go back. Had a 6:00 reservation and were the first there but the place filled up by 7:00.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Ugh we loved everything about the place! The decor was sparse but wonderful, the pre and post bathroom space, the food (bisque and chocolate mousse, the cocktails and port). Romance and wonder.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had the basket of pastries, scramble and duck hash. Everything was great. Service was even better

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I was seated at the chef’s station when my friend canceled. What a treat! Great service, creative food beautifully prepared and a lovely chat with the sommelier. A complimentary glass of unique unsulfured Toscana was tasty. Such a wonderful meal. Thanks

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Fun, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

One of my favorites! Love this restaurant! Food is always perfection.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Destined to become a favorite on account of great food paired with excellent service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We liked the feel of the place and the service. The food was good but not memorable, and for that reason it seemed overpriced for what we got.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had a great dinner! It's a good place for a date or special occasion, nice but not over the top fancy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great place for Sunday Brunch. Pastry basket is a must. Little slow on service with multiple bill mistakes. The music could be a bit softer for ease with table conversations. Overall a good place to head out to.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I had the tasting menu. Food was great and service was excellent and there was more than enough food in the six courses

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Convenient valet parking. Cool interior and active with the adjacent bar. Nice mix of apps and mains. Server was knowledgeable and attentive. Food very good.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Absolutely love this restaurant. Will gilson is an amazing chef. The tasting menu is 100% worth it. Loved every bit. Can't wait to go back

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Everything was so amazing that my standards bar has shifted and I really haven't seen that happen since the one week, when I went to Cedric Maupillier's, Mintwood Place in D.C. and Barbara Lynch's, Menton here in Boston, respectively.

I will forever now only drink a Gin and Tonic at Puritan. Their recipe is so perfect. It ruined me to have it anywhere else.

Their kitchen delivers visuals of interest, exactness in technique and creativity in flavor. You think you know what you are in for but you have no clue. Buckle up baby--- put your hands up --- and enjoy the ride!

Their staff is kind, happy to be at work and thrilled to lead you on a journey of fun- if you let them. And the restaurant is full of all ages of guests and no one feels disconnected or lost. That is what happens when the front of the house is run on par, with the back of the house.

Now I know I am setting myself up to never find an available table here again, but really it is James Beard Award winning quality at half the price. And for those who look at price as a concern, then run here, you will feel spoiled and special. For everyone else, what are you waiting for?

I will be the girl with the G&T, bowing to the kitchen, saying "I'm not worthy" in my best Wayne's World voice, who eventually and reluctantly will go home after many plates, but with my leftovers in a box marked cleverly with "Thurs Lunch <3 Puritan & Co" smiling like the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, plotting my next appearance.

Tags: Quick Bite, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Vegan
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We have been going to Puritan & Company for brunches and dinners whenever we visit Somerville and Cambridge. We love the food and the atmosphere of the place. The pastry baskets for brunch are absolutely delicious and the dinner rolls are to die for. There are great meat and seafood dishes as well as vegetarian creations using local ingredients. Don't worry if your diet is gluten free - plenty to chose from and the chef would alter some dishes from the menu for you.
We started frequenting the place about 2 weeks after they had opened and we have been happy to have a meal there whenever possible since.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Fresh, fun, and innovative are the things that come to mind. It is so good that we all were wondering "can we try to duplicate that at home?",but then realizing there was no chance. Good color, everything cooked to perfection, and I cannot emphasize the innovative flavors in the sauces. An epicurean experience!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Found the meals were trying to do too much and just didn't quite pull it all together.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Kitchen had some issues and Sunday night prime rib didn't live up to our expectations. Prime rib good but all the other accoutrements dissapointed...over-held dry gougeres, dull twice baked potato, icky beans, not good desserts. Beers and cocktails great and great swordfish.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Best dining experience!

From the inviting host, to the lovely and knowledgeable server and the great sommelier that picked the most perfect bubbly, to the delightful and delicious menu, our dinner and our experience was awesome. Thank you Puritan & Co. you are doing everything right!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Had a very nice dinner - very good but a bit pricier than similar places and a bit pricey for the casual ambiance - so we won't be back more than once a year.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent and creative cusine in a wonderful space.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent food, inattentive service at times

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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in my neighborhood, but moreover in Cambridge and Boston.
So fortunate to be in the neighborhood with a restaurant of this exceptional quality.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Spicy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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