Present Company

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$30 and under
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American
A unique, open kitchen restaurant, featuring seasonal, American fare with a French influence. Available for private events and offsite catering.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it. Delicious food creations from a talented chef. Everything was perfect. Can’t wait to go back for more.

LG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

I have been a loyal customer of this restaurant for some years and enjoyed some excellent dinners. However,my experience this time was extremely disagreeable. There was a large party that were so drunk and loud that a dive bar would have ushered them out. There was no effort to quiet them down. They slowed down service and ruined the evening. To add insult to injury, we were overcharged on the bill. I have never had such an unpleasant dining experience. This has soured me totally and I do not plan to patronize this establishment in the future

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you Chef Jeff and your amazing Present Company staff for an OUTSTANDING dining experience!!!!!!!! Excited to return again soon!!!

EL
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was excellent. Far too noisy though. Hard to be heard above the noise

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We have now dined here twice and we have really enjoyed this small quaint restaurant. We like the 3 course options and enjoy the different farm-to-table take on the choices. We would definitely recommend this spot for a quiet date night or special occasion.

J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience, we came in late in the evening and were treated amazingly!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food weird bathroom situation

TC
New England
31 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and atmosphere was great as always. Never disappoints.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Above and beyond expectations!

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very good and service was excellent. Knowledgeable waiter chose the perfect wine.

JC
Riyadh
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Selected the chef's choice and enjoyed every plate. You receive 5 dishes, appetizer to dessert. Highly recommend this.

SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Present Company is a true gem in CT. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the food is outstanding. The staff take great care of you to make sure you have a pleasant experience. The food is very unique and thoughtful with the menu changing seasonally so it's always fun to see what's new! Definitely a place worth checking out and coming back to!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food. We had the chef tasting without the drink pairing. Everything was delicious and the staff were very welcoming. The open kitchen is a winner in my book. Keep up the good work.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Continue to offer incredible flavors in innovative dishes. Perfectly seasoned and layered tastes bite by bite. Nice small intimate atmosphere, service has always been exceptional.

RP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in the Greater Hartford area!! Food is superb -every dish has layers of flavor...Jeff is extraordinarily talented. Menu changes at least seasonally. Reserve a seat at the chef's table for a wonderful experience suitable for two people.

VP
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The way the team work we together and the interaction was great. We had such a great night, the food and timing and pairings were perfect. I thank Chef Jeff and his fantastic team for a rare night out. Kudos chef. You’ve got a great thing!! I look forward until next time.

NB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chef Jeff and his skilled kitchen team make Present Company a must-hit every time I’m in Connecticut. Phenomenal food, a perfectly-sized wine list, and the intimate atmosphere are what I appreciate most.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing! The chef’s tasting was outstanding and each course was delicious! My favorite restaurant for consistently great food.

W
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and lovely, comfortable setting. Very original and special food.

k
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jeff, Ethan, and Sadie always put together an amazing meal. We did the chef’s tasting menu as a special treat. The food was delicious, the stories that came with each dish were entertaining, and the service was perfect. Truly an enjoyable restaurant for any occasion and particularly special ones.

WS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Table near Kitchen entrance shouldn’t be there. Smell of the Chemicals used to wash kitchen floor during dinner was pretty strong.

l
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. We have ordered the tasting menu as well as off the regular menu. The food is seasonal, creative and delicous without being pretentious. The entire staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

GJ
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very creative menu with great presentation of the food, very unusual combinations of food

TF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing - portions very generous for a tasting menu. I asked the Chef - where have you been for the past 3 years of my life! We will certainly return with the change of menu for our next adventure.

L
New England
31 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I went to Present Company for our anniversary. We were a little confused about the 3 course price fix, but it was explained perfectly by our waitress. The food was delicious with no exceptions. I loved the sizes of the plates; small enough to not overwhelm which was . great as we were able to finish the 3 courses easily. It is nice to have a combination of flavors in the dishes; loved it! My reason for the 4 star is the ambiance; loud when tables are full.

HD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Present Company was recommended by a friend. every dish we tried was excellent. Present Company did not disappoint. we loved the fusion experience.

HL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

French Vietnamese menu is outstanding! Looking forward to fall Tuscan experience. This remains the best restaurant in the valley. Congratulations Chef Lizotte and staff!

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The music was too loud. We could not hear each other across the table.

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved their food. Sat at the chefs table so we could see all the delicious meals being made with locally sourced ingredients... definitely a special event meal due to the price but we’ll worth it!

F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jeff, Tom and the staff do an amazing job every time.

Perfect.

ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Creative, delectable menu with attentive service and delightful, inviting atmosphere

Chef Jeff Lizotte is brilliant!

Highly recommend and can’t wait to return!

BG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed a great meal and a lovely time watching our meal being prepared. We chose to sit a the counter watching the kitchen in action. It was a great experience interacting with the chefs. We chose the 5-course tasing menu, each time was yummy and the wine pairings were a great compliment. Our waitress was friendly and professional. Overall a wonderful night out. Looking forward to our next meal.

ME
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! This is our favorite restaurant by far! Chef Jeff is so talented and watching him
Cook is such a fun part of coming here..the prix fixed menu allows you to try lots of his creations and constantly changing based on seasons and what is locally fresh. I love coming here for a relaxing evening with my husband, we eat and drink for hours! Cant wait to go again!

D
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food was absolutely phenomenal. Such unique offerings on menu, very hard to choose. All four of us loved our selections. The lower rating for service was because it was definitely on the slower side, very pleasant, just slow, we were fine with it, people in a hurry may want to plan accordingly. Our reservation was 6:45, we all had the three course option and finished and got check after 10 pm. For me, this is not a deterrent in any way, I can't wait to go back and try some other options on the menu.

c
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant!
If you haven’t gone please try it!!
Then again don’t we may not be able to get a reservation!!

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Prix fix night is a great value, a chance to sample the fresh produce of the season from eggplant caviar through to the entrée of pesto wrapped lamb. The lighting is dim due to the ambiance of the mill building where the restaurant is situated but a table beside a window is helpful. The menu offered a good selection for all tastes from vegetarian, to fish, and meat. Creative fare with unique flavors make Present Company a local favorite.

S
New York Area
218 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is spectacular! Brilliant menu, incredibly talented chefs, service staff that goes above and beyond. We have eaten here several times and it never ceases to astound us how good Present Company is. The menus change keeping it fresh. We typically do the chef's tasting menu because we get a chance to try several different items and be surprised at what we are getting. Every course is unique and so delicious. We sit at the counter right in front of the kitchen so we get the chance to banter with the chefs while watching them do their magic (and magic it is). That really adds to the experience for us. It's always amazing to see the combinations of ingredients they put together that the average cook would never even dream of. And even if you don't sit at the counter, the restaurant itself is just super lovely and comfortable and intimate. Chef/Owner Jeff Lizotte, GM/Owner Tom Gale, Chefs Ethan and Sadie and the rest of the team are the best in the business. You can see the passion for what they do in everything they do. I also think it is very cool that some of the menu items contain foods grown by Jeff's parents such as his dad's tomatoes and his mom's zucchini. How fun is that! I wish I could give this place a 10. It truly deserves it.

JD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything here always exceeds expectations. Every friend I have taken to dinner here has absolutely loved it! Proud that this is in my community. The food is incredibly creative. The service is attentive but not overwhelming. The ambience is absolutely beautiful. It’s fun to have a kitchen view as what they accomplish in that efficient space seems impossible :)

I’ll definitely keep coming back.

Also, the fixed price menu offers an incredible array of selections and I always leave perfectly satisfied but never overstuffed.

CA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was everything we heard it would be. Chef Jeffrey Lizotte works his magic here! It is a prix fix menu and the portions are more than generous.