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Puritan & Company

1166 Cambridge St. (Hampshire St.) Send to Phone
Located in the former home of Puritan Cake Company, Will Gilson’s restaurant pays homage to New England fare.


Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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Puritan & Company, Cambridge, MA

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Puritan & Company Restaurant Review

: Chef Will Gilson's Puritan & Company pays homage both to the previous inhabitant of the building it now occupies, the Puritan Cake Company, and Gilson's roots: the former Garden at the Cellar toque lays claim to being a 13th generation Mayflower descendant. Quirky design elements include an antique gas stove that serves as the hostess stand. Grab a seat at the communal table and try the house-made vermouth in a dirty martini or order a microbrew. A special Peak Organic beer is made exclusively for Puritan with honey from Gilson's family's farm. Grilled oysters, radishes and butter, a charcuterie plate and a smoked bluefish pâté are among small snacks, while heartier appetizers range from grilled sausage to lamb belly and bone marrow gratin. For dinner, the free-range chicken with charred onion sauce or the wood-roasted Muscovy duck may rewrite your definition of comfort food. Finish with the Meyer lemon curd or classic tapioca pudding, rarely seen on today's menus.

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