We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Puritan & Company

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeout or delivery at this time.
COVID-19 Update: Local restaurants need your support! Purchase a gift card directly from them and make a difference. Purchase a Gift Card
Reserve a Table
Mon, 5/25
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


$25 - $75


Please note our menu changes often, please check our website for the latest published menu.
Smoked Bluefish Pâté
Fines herbs, hardtack crackers
Swordfish Pastrami
Pumpernickel,‎ mustard, pickles
Chicken Liver Mousse
Sourdough, dilly beans, mustard
Sliced Coppa
Boothby's‎ blonde & grape relish
Crispy Pig Head
Squash, quail egg, pickles
Today's Oysters
Cocktail & mignonette
$3 each
Bibb Lettuce
Cranberry, fried bread, dill ranch
Beef Tartare
Oyster,‎ sunchoke, egg caramel
Roasted Squash Toast
Mozzarella, sage, pickled apples
Beef Heart Kabobs
Lentils, scallion verde
Clam Chowder
Pork belly, fennel, toast
Wild Mushroom & Farm Egg
Smoked brioche, arugula, garlic
Moxie-Glazed Lamb Belly
Eggplant, orange, pistachio
Bone-In Skate Wing
Cauliflower, brussels, pine nuts
Cornish Game Hen
Escarole, Radish, Sweet Potato
Roasted Lamb T-Bone
Spinach,‎ cipollini, farro
Grilled Flat Iron Steak
Yukon gold, broccoli, romesco
Ricotta Cavatelli
Black pepper, celery root, onion
Sponsored by: Puritan & Company

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Fresh-baked Parker House rolls
1. Fresh-baked Parker House rolls
"I highly recommend the chef's tasting menu"
Steve K
See reviews that mention Fresh-baked Parker house rolls
2. Excellent service and comfort
2. Excellent service and comfort
"food is beautifully prepared and arranged, the service is wonderful"
See reviews that mention Excellent service and comfort
3. Seasonal Menu - Farm Fresh
3. Seasonal Menu - Farm Fresh
"The menu was delightfully different, as were the drink selections"
See reviews that mention Unusual and delightful
Reviews (198)
Filter reviews
193 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch scallops pastrami chocolate cremeux duck pastry basket cavatelli salad potatoes tasting menu hash pretzels pancakes fries knowledgeable wait staff memorable dinner amazing dinner
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed March 8, 2020

This is the only restaurant in cambridge where I've wanted to send more than one dish back. The menu is well-designed and pays thoughtful homage to old-fashioned new england ingredients. I went with a friend on a weeknight at 5 and we were the only...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Ming-TaiH, General Manager at Puritan & Company, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience wasn't great. We strive for excellence every day and clearly missed the mark with you. The two dishes that you described are no longer on the menu and we would love...More

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed January 14, 2020

My friend treated me to their Tasting Menu. It was truly INCREDIBLE. The dishes were creative and SO delicious. We had some scallops, tempura mushrooms, delicious pasta, shrimp, ribeye, and a really creative dessert. The service was impeccable. When I come back to Cambridge, this...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

1st Brunch in Cambridge I’d heard good reviews of Puritan & Company before I walked in. I walked in with my friends and you could feel the good atmosphere. It’s smelled good, everyone was happily talking/eating and the restaurant was not crowded. Our server was...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020

Meet another couple for brunch on Sunday. Not rushed, knowledgeable staff, nice room and bar with display of pastries towards the back. Everything we ate was excellent. Actually had a hard time choosing, the menu reads great. I settled on a poblano hash, not a...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

Lots of creative food outside the usual spots in the Boston area. Popular with locals. The wine list was very good, and the inventive local food was excellent. I recommend the tasting menu because it has lots of different types of food, and you might...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

excellent dishes prepared really well. service was top notch, and the facilities are cozy and comfortable.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

The 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed the Hen of the Woods mushroom appetizer and the duck with kale and grains and kumquat jam is a dish I’ll happily order again. The phyllo crusted cod was a definite favorite too. The star of the meal however,...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020

We had a very wonderful family celebratory dinner at P&Co. They have an amazing beer, wine, spirits and cocktails menu with very knowledgeable waitstaff who helped us choose. The vegetarian/pescatarian options were terrific -- fresh cheese with fig, rosemary and gooseberries; herb-stuffed burrata with apple...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 23, 2019

Sorry to dump on a place, it certainly is popular. However, in a group of 6 there wasn't even one dish we would describe as excellent. Appetizers: Salmon crudo was a large portion on dime sized apparently raw salmon that was bathed in some oil...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 23, 2019 via mobile

Went with a girlfriend - excellent fish and salads; attentive staff; unique wine list and GREAT vibe - will be back!!

Date of visit: November 2019
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge
532 reviews
.78 miles away
Le Meridien Boston Cambridge
464 reviews
.79 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Boston Cambridge
311 reviews
.86 miles away
Boston Marriott Cambridge
1,178 reviews
.88 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
756 reviews
.18 miles away
The Druid
161 reviews
.18 miles away
112 reviews
.16 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Bantam Cider Company
30 reviews
.41 miles away
Union Square
20 reviews
.47 miles away
Taza Chocolate Factory Tours
211 reviews
.25 miles away
Parlor Sports
5 reviews
.27 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
August 29, 2019|
Response from Ming-Tai H | Property representative |
Hi! Gift cards are available on our website or in-person at the restaurant!
April 14, 2018|
Response from calwinemd | Reviewed this property |
There are a limited number of vegetarian options. Would call in advance to check what is available
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing