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About The Putterham Grille

Putterham Grille is a local neighborhood eatery located just outside of downtown Boston
serving mediterranean inspired cuisine in a modern relaxed environment.

1012 West Roxbury Parkway
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
1012 West Roxbury Parkway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 327-2202

Website:
http://putterhamgrille.com/

Entertainment:
Thursday evenings live music with Clark, Christopherson & Holt listen to the sweet sounds of jazz while eating delicious cuisine.

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking

Executive Chef:
Michal Hincman

The Putterham Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

3.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
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Creative Cuisine (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We met our friends from Newton and had a great time.
Waited a little too long for the food but it was delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always fine service and excellent food. Not just the same old menu items you find at your basic restaurant. I always look forward to dining at The Putterham Grille.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The restaurant isn't much to look at aside from many framed pictures of runners as the decor but the food is surprisingly good. We each had a different entree which were more than generous and one person had soup which got high marks. Three of us took home leftovers which was great for another meal. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our waiter Jim was attentive, funny and well versed in menu selections. Food and service was great- hard time deciding what to order.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our experience was fine. Food was better than the service. It is a perfectly fine neighborhood restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The food was very good . . . but -
My friend arrived early and was seated, but no water or menu until I arrived 10 minutes later.
Tried to order one of the specials and they were out. It would have been nice if they mentioned it a few minutes earlier when they brought the menus.
It took one hour from the time we ordered until our food appeared. The waiter brought us bread five minutes before the food appeared.

We won't be eating here again.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Food was OK but too salty. We specifically asked that they don't add salt but I guess that most of it is pre-marinated or seasoned ahead of time

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Was four of us for dinner the service was excellent the chicken teriyaki appetizer was delicious all four meals came prompt hot and tasted wonderful my compliments to the chef

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·Dined on August 7, 2017

It seems like I always order the beet salad because it's delicious!
The staff is very friendly and welcoming.
My reservation is always honored!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

This was my first time at the Putterham Grille, and I enjoyed it immensely! The steak tips and risotto were perfectly cooked and delicious! Looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

This was our first time at PItterham Grill and it was delicious! We had the lemon- balsamic salmon over quinoa and blue cheese steak both prepared to order, tender and tasty. The quinoa could have been warmer. Desert was a warm rice pudding with fresh cinnamon. Very nice. Wait staff, music and ambience casual and a friendly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The food is always excellent. Nice options for vegetarians. Live music on Thursday evenings. This is one of my favorite restaurants!

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Because it was Mithet's Day we were stuck with a fixed ($$$) menu and plain food.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Always liked this restaurant. Lunch especially, had dinner once there late afternoon and it was delicious.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Interesting menu, great service , live music on Thursdays .

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Easy eating, large variety, quite good food! Salads, sandwiches and brunch items are standouts.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great food again at Putterham Grille...Great Greek dips and pita bread for an appetizer. Then delicious blue cheese crusted steak with wonderful fries with a garlic flair followed by the best Greek milk pie dessert (galaktoboureko). Very satisfying and dependable food with friendly service.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Good tasty food

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Putterham grill is a great neighborhood restaurant with everything made deliciously from scratch. Although a Greek/mideastern flair, there is some local Jewish standards on the menu that don't disappoint. You certainly don't feel rushed thru the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Vegan, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on March 30, 2017

service is friendly but very slow; an hour to get two matzo ball soup orders

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Great place to meet up for lunch! We arrived at 11:15 and they had just opened. Nevertheless, they were up and ready to go. Lots of choices! We had a turkey club and falafel with salad. Food was fresh and very good. Nice service too! Interesting to see they have what looks to be a big take-out service.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2017

We went on a Thursday night. food was outstanding - some dietary restrictions in our family and the chef came out to speak to us regarding the food options. Server was courteous and friendly.
Only beer and wine served but that's what our dinner party likes. Dessert menu of cheese cake and baklava was excellent along with our espresso.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 13, 2017

This was the first time my husband and a friend of ours went to the restaurant. All of us were very pleased with the service and the food. Would definitely go back again.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Made reservations for 7:30, showed up right on time. We were asked if we wanted a table in the center of the room or wanted to wait for a booth. We said we would wait. Another group of 4 came in right after us. In a few minutes a group left from a booth and the hostess had the table set. To our amazement, the group that came in after us was seated. The hostess the came to explain that we would be next, to which I stated that it was unacceptable for us to be seated after the group that came in after us. Both groups had reservations, so all things equal, there is no explanation that I can think of other than that they favored the other group. I told her that we would be leaving to eat somewhere else, at which point she started to try and explain how they would 'fix' it. I turned to the man behind the counter and asked him if he was the owner, which he said he was. I then quickly told him what happened and we left. At the end of the day, it may not matter much but we will be sure not to return.

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

I have been to Putterham Grille several times and always find the food to be fresh and creative.
If you like Greek food, the cuisine is really great all the way to dessert with the best galactomboureko I have found in Massachusetts (warm custard in phyllo dough). The non-Greek alternatives are also excellent including the sliced steak and their spinach and mushroom pizza with truffle oil. Just a solid choice for casual dining with delicious food and where you can talk quietly and be heard.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Tasty food which is well prepared. Lamb shank is outstanding. Attentive and friendly service. Great neighborhood restaurant. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My wife and I took my (elderly) mother to Putterham Grille for Valentine's Day. Did not know about the special fixed-price menu for the holiday, but that was fine - plenty to choose from and a reasonable price.
The food was fantastic! Choices were interesting - mom is picky and she loved her filet mignon - I was more adventurous and enjoyed my tuna tartare. First courses were interesting and generous; dessert was also varied and, well, delicious.
Did I say the food was fantastic? Wide menu range; creatively prepared; beautifully presented; an amazing meal.
The service, unfortunately, was quite slow. We were there to talk and celebrate, but it took easily 20 minutes to flag down a waiter for even the first round of drinks. We were not in a hurry, but the appetizer was not served for an hour (I checked my watch). It is a small place and was not full, so it is not clear why the start to the meal was so s-l-o-w. It proceeded at a pace after the plates were cleared from the yummy appetizers (which could have been a meal) but these guys can do better.
I rarely write reviews but we so enjoy the location and character and potential of this jewel we want it to be successful and hope that this helps.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

This little gem of a restaurant has a creative menu which is served with very generous portions. My son had a chicken dish that was massive. The waiter was super warm and friendly and the food came out quickly and well prepared.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The chef of this restaurant deserves more than the location allows. What a special find where everything is fresh and made from scratch. Great soups, but my favorite is the spanikopita and the Horiatiki Salad with their Chicken kebob. The marinade is yummy! Rice pudding is also a winner

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Great place! Love the food. Came with family and everyone enjoyed their meal.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2017

One of my favorite lunch spots. Try the Avgolemono Soup. It's fabulous!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Not fancy but comfortable. Good food, friendly service, good value, consistent: we're regulars.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

No where to be found as good is the Mediterranean pita bread . Superb, fresh from the oven.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

You must try the Mediterranean take on Cassoulet -- they use shrimp instead of chicken and it was a delicate, deeply flavorful dish. worth returning just to have that again.

also, nice people work there, which made it even more enjoyable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Putterham Grille is consistently good, whether you come for lunch or dinner. Great flavors and sauces, good service and a warm neighborhood atmosphere.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2016

The food was good and the service was fast. Definitely a winner!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Went here on an impromptu double date night because they had reservations available. Atmosphere and ambiance are very appealing and the menu looks great. However, our food took double the amount of time it should have to arrive. Very annoying. My butternut squash ravioli was so sweet it was nearly inedible and everyone else's entrees were "meh." The waiter was initially friendly but then was a little too defensive about the food wait time and not following a request for no cheese on a salad. Overall, just ok.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2016

The food was excellent. We had beef kabobs and the meat was tender and had great flavor. There were many dishes on the menu I would like to try, so I'll definitely be going back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2016

good, interesting food, good service, quiet enough to talk, catch up with friends...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2016

A good spot to meet for lunch! A nice selection of salads, soups and sandwiches.
Lentil soup a personal favorite!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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