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Puritan & Company, Cambridge, MA

Puritan & Company

4.6
4.6
1781 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 615-6195

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Will Gilson

  • Catering

    Contact us at info@puritancambridge.com for catering events or parties at your office or home!

  • 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

    our Private Event Coordinator : (877) 255-2417

  • Area

    Cambridge

  • Cross Street

    Tremont Street

  • Parking Details

    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)<br />MBTA Red Line: Central Square and 12-minute walk

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 1,781 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Boston / New England

    Fit for Foodies

  • Boston

    Fit for Foodies

  • Boston

    Notable Wine List

  • Boston

    Contemporary American

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  1. JS

    JonS

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I used to think of Puritan &amp; Company as someplace special—the most recent trip, it was okay. Nothing was memorably good, and the food, generally, was much lower quality than I would expect given previous experiences there. For instance the steak was so gristly, very little of it was edible. It is coming out of the rotation of favorite restaurants for us. We’ll give it a try in a while, now with much lower expectations.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Frankly ingredients and dishes did not live up to a 75 dollar dining experience. You are better off ordering a la carte.
  3. DG

    DanaG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chef’s tasting menu was fantastic! The wine pairing was great too.
  4. C

    Cookie

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Puritan. Had a great meal outside on the patio.
  5. F

    Foodie0135

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great friendly service. Nice decor, mix of rustic and modern. Portions are on the smaller side though.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tess, our waitperson was great!!!
  7. DS

    DanS

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was very impressed the the quality and originality of all the food.
  8. MA

    MAH7

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the outdoor patio very much, and service (Zoe) was terrific. The food, as always, was exceptional--starting off with the famous Puritan rolls. We shared the fried hen of the woods mushrooms--very lightly battered, not at all oily, and with a delicious lemon aioli. My spouse, a vegetarian, had the semolina trofie--a fresh pasta with yummy pesto and ricotta. I had the ribeye -- generous and perfectly cooked with mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, and a hearty onion broth-type sauce.
  9. BB

    BeckyB

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Expensive, small portions, mediocre service.
  10. T

    Titlemama

    New England

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was fabulous but the main course was tiny (cod and scallops). Service was spotty and it didn’t seem to be busy or understaffed. They brought our main course immediately after our appetizer which was so weird considering how long everything else took. Also expensive for what was received. Delicious yes but pricey with not great service
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Loved our server
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was delicious but service was slow, maybe because it was Father’s Day? I had been before and had a great time, so hopefully the wait was a one time thing.
  13. EM

    ElizabethM

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent! Ambience very nice. A little cold in dining room with A/C and Fan ... let guests know to bring a sweater Server was pleasant and knowledgeable.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal, excellent service, overall loved it and coming back soon. A very professional operation !!
  15. CM

    ClaireM

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Puritan never disappoints. We sat in the outdoor area, which was lovely. The service was top notch and the food was SO good - I am still dreaming of the deep fried hen of the woods dish!
  16. BM

    BobM

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service at Puritan. We’ll be back
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and drinks! We both had pasta dishes and the serving size was perfect after an appetizer and oysters to start. Will definitely be coming back!
  18. AE

    AENR

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Great meal and we would definitely go back!
  19. CM

    ChrisM

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service/Server was wonderful, but food was unremarkable and one dish inedible..meat was mostly fat. The food was very delayed so they comped us some wine and dessert. We chose to celebrate a birthday here so it was extra disappointing. We won’t go again. We are very patient people but this was even too much for us.
  20. SS

    ScottS

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really delicious food, with a balanced menu of small plates and excellent cocktails.
  21. DT

    DanielleT

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were all so pleased with our experience at Puritan & Company - from the food, to the beverages, and especially the service. Every member of the team was attentive and made us feel welcomed. There was a member of our party with a gluten intolerance, who had so many options and was able to adapt some dishes to their needs.
  22. PS

    PamS

    New England

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal and service. Our first time at Puritan. It was highly recommended to us. The meal exceeded our high expectations and service was terrific. We will return.
  23. NF

    NancyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were escorted to our table by a lovely hostess Jaquie but then did not have wait staff for over 5 minutes, and we were the 3rd table that had people sitting in the restaurant. Noticed that the wait staff was congregated in the back as we tried to get their attention. Evidently our waiter had all 3 tables. However, the manager and our waiter made up for that as well as helped me celebrate my 60th birthday. The food was wonderful and highly recommend the shrimp and scallop risotto. Not a fan of the octopus but others might like. Had great drink options that were thoughtfully prepared. The morel mushrooms were a treat from the manager and cooked perfectly. Very eclectic atmosphere but note that prices are very high. Husband ordered the scallops which came with 3 and cost over $25. We finished dinner with a wonderful chocolate tart and coffee. Coffee was served luke warm, I prefer mine hot. Otherwise we loved the experience and would go back to see what owner Bill Gilson has on the menu when we are back in town. By the way even the bread is considered an add on expense but so worth it, Parker rolls were amazing!
  24. MK

    MarcK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The tasting menu was interesting and pretty tasty. The service was exemplary and the cocktails superb. It was a meal to remember.
  25. SK

    SissyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful kitchen and staff. Food is definitely world class. The cocktails are delicious and fairly priced. The only negative thing I can say is that it was noisy for a fine establishment, but that’s not always the restaurants fault.
  26. s

    samnjudy

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful choice for our tenth anniversary. Terrific service, really creative menu; wonderful drinks and wine offerings. Diverse Cambridge crowd. Truly superior cuisine in an unpretentious setting.
  27. AJ

    A2J0F

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Decent food. Mother’s Day brunch…Greek yogurt berry parfait was incredibly basic (handful of strawberries, honey, granola, yogurt). Expected a bit more creative thought. All in all friendly and helpful staff.
  28. LS

    LeslieS

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am updating this...while we had a mixed bag of an evening, the GM, Maxwell, was amazing in how he handled things! Will definitely be back. Thanks, Max!
  29. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. Our server was great with the recommendations. The drinks are wonderful and elevated. We did the 5 Course Chef-Tasting Gluten free which was fantastic. We opted to pass on the Wine Pairing. Scallop Ceviche, Pork Pate, Gluten Free Pasta (weakest of the dishes but still good), Duck Breast (stand-out - incredible) and a Torte for Dessert with Marscapone and Caramel. Overall good vibes and good food.
  30. EB

    ElsaB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the tasting menu and it didn’t disappoint! Left satisfied and full but not stuffed. Plenty of variety and creative combinations. Delicious and would highly recommend.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cozy and good vibe! I really liked the orecchiete and pork shoulder!
  32. BM

    BjornM

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tasty and rather innovative dishes on a traditional foundation. Fish and meat in nice combinations with veggies. Love the wine list which is not huge but well curated!
  33. K

    Kaley

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Every single dish except one appetizer came to the table refrigerator-cold or cool -- very disappointing. Risotto was undercooked. Quality of rib eye special was bad -- mostly chunks of inedible fat. Service took a long time. Fried hen of the woods appetizer was fantastic. Apricot sorbet pretty good too.
  34. D

    Dependable

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose the 5 course chef dinner. Each course was a surprise, each course did not disappoint. We had no food allergies in our group of 5 . We were presented with 5 beautiful and delicious courses. Thank you for a very fun dining experience.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely, four-top meal in the back room, which is out of the main dining area, a bit dimmer, though intimate. Joe was our server, and he took care of us expertly—allowing us time for conversation while also taking advantage of lulls (or empty drinks) to keep the meal advancing. Food was generally excellent, though understand that this is very much a small-plate-style experience. We ordered lots of dishes and shared them among the table. Overall, beautiful dining
  36. TF

    TFCambridge

    New England

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal; I’ve always had great experiences here and no matter what I try, I’m delighted. A great place to bring friends.
  37. M

    Mike

    Chicago

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had the seasonal tasting menu and loved it. Everything was fresh and super tasty - great value. Amazing space!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Appreciated the drink suggestions from the server. Especially the wine pairing with dessert.
  39. h

    hmlw

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Fun menu, although the billing that it’s a modern take on classic New England food seems a stretch. Food was good, though nothing stands out as particularly memorable except the Parker House rolls. Our waiter, however, was memorable for his surliness. The menu explicitly says let your server know of food allergies, so I asked if the pasta dish could be done without onion or garlic because I have an allium aversion. He responded that everything has onion and garlic, and he didn’t think anything could be done without. I asked if he would just check with the kitchen to see if anything could be done without onions and garlic, and he quickly came back and said EVERYTHING could be done onion and garlic free, though he seemed almost exasperated for being proven wrong. Just not a pleasant guy.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Only had the Easter Brunch menu available during dinner service. At $65/person for brunch items, it was pricey.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 1781 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Puritan & Company

1166 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Tremont Street

  • Area

    Cambridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    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

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Will Gilson

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (617) 615-6195

  • Catering

    Contact us at info&#64;puritancambridge.com for catering events or parties at your office or home!

  • 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

    our Private Event Coordinator : (877) 255-2417

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