Present Company

4.8
594 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
A unique, open kitchen restaurant, featuring seasonal, American fare with a French influence. Available for private events and offsite catering.
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CN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food--everything tasted so fresh. The pork belly really wow'ed me. Service was great. Would definitely go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Present Company is as good as the best restaurants in New York! First off,, the hostess is amazing. She is friendly, nice, and keeps things moving. The wait staff are phenomenal! They are equivalent to NYC wait staff! They are always there with whatever you need. The food is amazing. There are many options. The food is cooked to order which I love! I had the roasted beets with French onion dip. The beets were roasted perfectly and the onion dip was a great accompaniment. Then I had the monkfish with escargot butter. It was divine, and the fish was cooked perfectly! For dessert I had the lady fingers with chocolate sauce. Phenomenal! This was our third time here. The nicest thing of all was the hostess and wait staff remembered us!

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VR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The food was decent but really nothing special - several local places that I enjoy much more. The price was very high and service was extremely slow. We had 3 course prix fixe meal and had over a half hour wait for each course. This was our 2nd trip, we wanted to try a second time given all the positive reviews but we just confirmed our first impression.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

confirmed a reservation 2 weeks in advance and still eneded up seated next to the kitchen and bathroom. Very slow service in between courses, but the food was terrific.

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m
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

let me start off by saying the food was outstanding. we arrived at 7pm on a friday and sat in the 'kitchen' area. right as we arrived several other tables were seated in the same section and it was clear our server became distracted and overwhelmed. the first course took extremely long to come and they slowly improved with the 2nd and 3rd. to put into context, all of us had 2 rounds of drinks as we were waiting for our first course. we sat at the worst table in the entire restaurant - 4 top by the bathroom and entrance to the service area. it is a great view of the kitchen and i understand the desire to maximize seating but this table should not exist plain and simple. i really hope the owner or manager made it this far in the review if they are reading this b/c it is critical they do this!

will i return? absolutely but it will be on a quiet weekday night in hopes of getting a true present company experience.

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c
95 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

New menu tonight
Service remains good
Super busy tonight on a Wednesday???
Great atmosphere
Preferred the ice cream with the beignets
Such a gem of a restaurant 👍

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sitting at the Chef table is a must!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The chef’s tasting is not to be missed!

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s
8 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is fabulous. Never felt rushed. We already have a reservation to go back next Saturday night!

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CF
8 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food and service were excellent but -----

There were a few large parties the evening we went and things got a bit out of control. An over-crowded lobby area meant people spilling over into the dining areas making the experience less enjoyable for those of us already seated. The kitchen got backed up causing long delay between courses. I would add that having eaten here quite a few times this is not something we have ever seen before. Service, food and ambiance have always been top notch. The staff recognized and acknowledged the situation and responded quickly and professionally to rectify it. We could have not asked for more.

I highly recommend PC and yes, we will be going back in the near future. Nothing in life is perfect, but they come pretty close!

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PG
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I was looking forward to our evening and tasting the food at this restaurant. Other than the great beet appetizer I found the food not very flavorful, the duck was bland and undercooked, brussel sprouts very uninteresting and pea soup flavorless. The presentation disappointing. The desserts were also flavorless and not well coordinated. The cheese that they served with the beignets did not coordinate well.

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EW
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an amazing meal. The food is unbelievable, the staff is lovely, and the experience is worth a drive. It's my favorite kind of place - casual and unpretentious with James Beard worthy food.

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GT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

By far the best restaurant in Connecticut for those interested in high quality creative dishes. The atmosphere is perfect, you can actually talk with the cooks as the kitchen is exposed and you can sit at a bar running its length. You get a three course or five course most nights (the five course may contain items not on the menu), and its just awesome, where else am I getting rabbit in ice wine?

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k
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal.! required to do a 3 or 5 course meal
You can not roll in for a salad and a glass of wine.
But that being said. The food was inventive and delicious
Wine by the glass selection was up our alley as we often feel that Old World wines are not offered. Service was great. Loved our evening. But they are not giving it away
And the space!

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L
8 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfection!
Outstanding, creative menu celebrating fresh and exotic ingredients! The restaurant is cozy and warm as was the excellent staff.
How nice was it to have Chef Jeff come out to thank us for coming!
Present Company is the gold standard for how a restaurant should run and a very hard act to follow for all area restaurants.
We can’t wait to return!!!!

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R
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, the service and the ambiance were stellar. My only issue was with the pre fixe menu. While it’s great to have a pre fixe option, it’s not great when that’s your only option.

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c
96 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Present company makes Connecticut a better place

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FK
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed one of the best dining out experiences my wife and I have had for years. The night before the start of a major snowstorm made the restaurant warm and welcoming. Jeff Lizotte's food is always innovative and this night was no exception. I had seaweed crusted cod followed by a pork belly dish. My wife ordered swordfish. Everything was great. Sitting at the counter in front of the kitchen and watching meals being prepared is great fun.

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BF
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is excellent and beautifully presented
Jeff, Tom and staff are all very accommodating and fun

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M
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A real treasure—setting, service and food is all excellent
Go there—you will not be disappointed!

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SA
26 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Present Company always exceeds expectations, and the owners, chefs, wait staff and hosts are as warm and welcoming as the food is delightful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We try to go here every couple months and it NEVER disappoints. We always do the five course tasting menu and even if there is something on the tasting that you aren’t excited about, they are willing to accommodate. Staff is very friendly, food is off the charts and it’s always a fun experience.

Anyone who doesn’t love this place is not to be trusted.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The menu changes twice a season, always a reason to return!

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MC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food selections were creative and delicious. The prix fixe menu option was absolutely the way to go. It allows you to treat yourself to more than one of the chef's wonderful creations...and the portions were plentiful. The owners were on-site and were very friendly and helpful and our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Put this one on your list!

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RW
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all round. Did the chef's tasting with wine pairings. The food was outstanding, the wines were good. Will go again.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! Truly a unique dining experience.

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D
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a complete dining experience; from the atmosphere, to the food, to conversing with the chefs, it was a fantastic evening out! Highly recommended to anyone who appreciates high quality food!

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TC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

We have loved Present Company on previous visits, but our last visit of January 9,2019, we were disappointed that our food did not measure up to the exquisite level we have known on all previous visits. We hope it was just a "blip" to the superior quality we have come to know. Our next visit will be telling if Present Company meets the high standards of cuisine we once knew. Respectfully, Tom and Dianne Chauvin, of Simsbury, Ct

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Prey fixed menu was delicious and the portions were larger than expected. Try to sit at the. Jed’s Table to get the experience of the cooking staff as they prep everyone’s meals. Great experience.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visit and not disappointed. Glad we had reservations! Popular spot.

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J
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed the delicious cuisine. Loved the creativity. Perfect amount of food based on the selections. The short rib was the best I've ever had. The scallops w/mushrooms was delectable. The dessert was so good that I wish it had been a larger serving. The only criticism is the noise level -- the music was definitely too loud. The pastrami octapus and the venison were exquisite. Can't wait to go back.

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OT
17 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sarah was a great server and owners Tom and Jeff were super accommodating!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

PCO never fails to impress! There are no words to describe how delicious the food is. Eating the foie gras and black truffle ravioli on New Years was a spiritual experience. Even though I was full after the second course, I couldn’t stop eating and made it through all 6 courses and of course, enjoyed every bite. My sister and I have spent the past two New Years at PCO and we plan to come back for next NYE and for all of our regular visits. LOVE this place!

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RI
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New Year’s Eve tasting menu was excellent. Great pairings with something for everyone. Looking forwards to the next change of menu.

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PT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The setting is relaxed and friendly . The service and menu options are excellent . The atmosphere and ambience is comfortable .

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t
22 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing in all ways. Great food. Great service. Great place to eat. I’m impressed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Happy New Year!!

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C
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our third meal at the counter. The food was delicious with a great blend of flavors. The service is excellent with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend!

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TR
9 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience.

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