Puritan & Company, the modern-American dining destination from much-lauded Cambridge-based chef, Will Gilson, pays homage to local history and Gilson’s deep New England roots. Named for the Puritan Cake Company, which once occupied the same spot and Gilson’s Pilgrim ancestors (he is a thirteenth generation Mayflower descendant), the Inman Square restaurant creates an urban farmhouse vibe with potted herbs and heirlooms from his family’s farm in Groton. Communal tables add to the convivial, dinner partyesque atmosphere.
Open for dinner seven nights a week, Puritan & Co. features seasonal, fresh, farm-to-table fare that’s deeply rooted in New England tradition, yet executed with Gilson’s signature modern American style – oven-fresh potato Parker House rolls and Moxie-braised lamb belly, for example. The beer-and-wine beverage program balances local craft beers and house-made vermouth with wines from all across the globe, including a range of organic and biodynamic selections.