The Lexington at Picnic Grove Opens at Cambridge Crossing

by | Jul 16, 2020 | Dirty Water News, Featured, Food and Drink

Chef Will Gilson and Pastry Chef Brian Mercury Debut new Summer Outdoor Dining Destination               
Puritan & Company’s Chef/Owner Will Gilson and Pastry Chef Brian Mercury have worked with the team at Cambridge Crossing to create a new outdoor dining experience for the Summer months.
Starting Thursday, July 16, Will Gilson and his team will debut “The Lexington at Picnic Grove in Cambridge Crossing”. It will be a new outdoor dining venue at the soon-to-open Cambridge Crossing development.
A completely outdoor venue, The Lexington at Picnic Grove by the Puritan & Company team is going to be a max of 80 guests, seated at socially distanced tables. The menu will include beer and wine, along with summertime favorites like burgers, hot dogs, lobster rolls, etc. There will also be some special menu items through the season that they will be testing out for The Lexington menu.
The name “The Lexington” came from one of Will Gilson’s three venues opening up at Cambridge Crossing in Early Fall 2020. The venues will be named The Lexington, a rooftop bar; Geppetto, an approachable Italian concept; and Café Beatrice, an all-day café.

“The Lexington” debuts on July 16th and will go through the summer months. Reservations are required and can be made through The menu will include:

  • Oysters
  • Grilled chicken wings
  • Grilled bacon wrapped scallops
  • Potato chips and za’tar onion dip
  • Buttered lobster toast


  • Wagyu hot dog
  • Grilled burger
  • Tacos (Fish, chicken, or impossible)
  • Spice-roasted Cauliflower quesadilla
  • Lobster roll
  • Chopped salad


  • Sundae cup
  • Pistachio rice krispie treat
  • Cookie bag (assorted 3)

When:  Starting July 16th through the end of the summer The Lexington at Picnic Grove will be open Thursday & Friday from 4PM to 8PM and Saturday & Sunday from Noon to 8PM.
Where:  The Lexington at Picnic Grove at Cambridge Crossing, 219 Jacobs Street in Cambridge, MA 02141
About Puritan & Company – Puritan & Company is Chef/Owner Will Gilson’s first restaurant, located in Cambridge, Mass.’s Inman Square. The modern-American dining destination pays homage to New England history and the restaurant’s neighborhood. The Puritan & Company concept is that of an urban farmhouse where Gilson presents seasonal, fresh cuisine deeply rooted in New England tradition, while in the modern American style for which he is best known. The beverage program embodies Puritan & Company’s piety to the New England bounty and tradition, with a focus on the often overshadowed, classic art of pairing of food and wine.
Gilson presents touches of his familial hospitality and their passion for herbs sprinkled throughout the dining experience at Puritan & Company. Everything from the material, to the color scheme, to the host stand (a repurposed antique stove from the 1920’s), to the menu (stuffies, hard tack crackers, and Puritan Cake) all have special meaning and transport guests from Cambridge back to the Puritan time. Puritan & Company is located at 1166 Cambridge Street in Cambridge. For more information, log onto or call 617-615-6196.