Present Company

4.9
955 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.9
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFrequentDiner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food; sublime. Worth the trip. 3 course pre fixe is only option but so worth it! Service was great too.

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vipEliizabeth
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At our daughters request we celebrated her birthday at her favorite restaurant Present Company. Perfect evening of good wine excellent creative food and exceptional service. The atmosphere created by all the staff is comfortable and welcoming.

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TedA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We hadn’t been back to Present Company for a couple of years, because of Covid. But returning and experiencing the food reminded me why this is one of favorite restaurants, period. Great food, great flavors, love the ambiance, nice service. And the desert this time, off the charts delicious. A perfect evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way possible. Inventive and generous portions of the finest food imaginable. Bring your appetite!

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SammiD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations for dinner on a Friday night for two after hearing amazing things about it. We chose to sit at the counter to be able to see the chefs and everything they do, which was a great experience.
The food was amazing. I was so happy to see plates focused around veggies rather than all starches to accompany the meat. The food was well prepared and the wait staff all friendly. I'd highly recommend a visit!

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TimW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special place for special (or just because occasions)

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MargeF
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Present Company had unique food, a unique selection of dishes, and an unusual way of presenting/selling their food (2 different prixe fixe menus). It was interesting and delightful!

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sydw
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fantastic, as always. Casey was our server and she was incredible. We sat at the chef’s counter which we highly recommend!! The pace of the meal was perfect and the food was delicious.

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Samzak
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Not very comfortable seats the cushions of which have caved in. The food is average and does not compare with some of the less expensive restaurants in West Hartford and Farmington. The service and friendliness of staff is excellent and much better than average.

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BetsyH
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so delicious! We sat at the chefs counter and the chefs were very friendly. Great wine, too. Will definitely go back

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vipAlyssaG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place, wonderful staff and amazing food!!!

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LisaW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish we could give it 6 stars! Excellent all around! Sat at the chef's table. The kitchen staff hustles and takes the time to talk to patrons. It has become our favorite restaurant.

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vipLaBoheme
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pure gastronomic delight! We loved the service, we loved the location, and the meal was sheer culinary artistry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time patron. Phenomenal experience. From the ambience, to the service, and most importantly the food, all came together into a wonderful experience. I stress experience as it truly was without trying to hard. We sat at the kitchen counter which has a bird’s eye view of the chefs. That proximity not only provides a glimpse into what is a well oiled machine that cranks out incredible food, but also enables you to converse with the chefs which added to the great experience.

Food, all of it, was amazing. There were 4 of us. Four appetizers, 4 entrees, 4 desserts. Each of us tried every one. I would have been happy ordering any of them.

I am looking forward to many return visits.

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MikeD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, as was the service. Wonderful night.

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JesseG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. This is a true hidden gem. Make it a point to get here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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BradW
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ever changing menu. Friendly and knowledgeable service

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vipAlyssaG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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RegisM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Love the restaurant with great service and upscale food. Probably the best restaurant in our area. The noise level from piped in music was too loud, not inline with the quality of the restaurant.

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KatH
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful meal and service. Everyone from the host to the chefs were wonderful.

The menu filled will so many tasty dishes it was difficult to choose.

A lovely atmosphere and evening. I cannot wait to return .

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vipilovefood
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved sitting at the counter an watching the chefs prepare food. Our food was fantastic, servers were excellent. It was the best meal and experience out we have had in many months!

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DonW
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Present Company is highlighted by excellent food with creative presentation. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, and attentive without being intrusive. Though the background music was a little loud for our tastes, the overall ambience of Present Company was very pleasing, with the smaller size of the restaurant complemented by understated decor. There was a fine cross section of offering on the menu, and the wine pairings with our meal worked to perfection. We will be back to sample more of their creative menu!

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RobertP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overwhelmingly the best food in the Hartford area! The 3 course option is a lot of food....I always leave feeling a bit too full. I wouldn’t have to eat every morsel, but it is just soooo good! So many great tastes on every plate. And the menu has many choices...truly something for everyone. An exceptionally talented chef and culinary team. Fairly priced and interesting wine list as well.
Really on a par with Arethusa out in Litchfield area!

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Slim
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the state. Makes Millwrights look like a bunch of rookies.

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JonathanC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since covid for our 28th anniversary. They haven't missed a step, updated the kitchen and are adding a deck for outside bar and dining. Sitting at the counter was great and really enjoyed talking to Drew about each dish as they were being made. The 5 course meal was wonderful and the wines matched perfectly. Can't wait until the next time we are there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional experience, as always! Amazing food is the standard but, what really separates them from any other restaurant is the team that makes your experience so special. They are so warm and welcoming and zero sense of pretentiousness. They all work together and make you feel part of the Present Company family.

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ron1134
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful quiet and very pleasant loved the overall menu

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ChristineT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our whole experience at Present Company was magnificent. Our waiter was extremely attentive and our meals were outstanding. We will be back!

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PatB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Present Company has been a perennial favorite for us, and my wife and I have recommended this restaurant without hesitation.

Saturday's visit was the first that left us disappointed.

The chef's tasting menu has usually been a great combination of innovative dishes, seasonal ingredients, and impeccable pacing and service. Our last meal was missing the balance, some of the seasonality, and textural contrast in which the team usually excells. Woody asparagus, overly garlicky and salty tapenade, and a "pub food" course of beef wellington/shepherds pie did not fully showcase the talent of this team. Service fumbled several times, forgetting wine pairings and almost skipping a course.

Prices are up substantially. Pre-covid, this meal with tip would have been less than $250 for two; on Saturday the meal was nearly $400. Maybe the service hiccups were a one-night occurrence, but the price tag seems to be here to stay.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here a few times and I decided to reserve the chef’s counter for my wife’s birthday. The service was perfect and everything you’d expect at this price point. The attention to detail in every aspect from front to back of the house is impeccable. Great being able to interact with the sous chefs and hearing them call out tickets. Entire experience was just perfect!

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vipmarkm
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amzing food and wonderful people- Casey was fantastic. A real treat

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ChristineA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Present Table - we had been when it was The Mill at 2T. The food was outstanding and we truly enjoyed our evening. We wil be back!

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Brucem
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Book a seat at the counter into the kitchen if you can.

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Swifts
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Highly recommend Present Company! My husband and I have now gone twice and both times we've absolutely enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

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Mimi
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I wanted to have dinner out this evening. We had never been to Present Company. It ha been recommended to us so we tried it. Fabulous. Congenial . Excellent food. Unique presentation. Eclectic surroundings. Our new favorite.

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Jmonowong
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, Sensational, Fabulous, are just a few words that come to mind thinking about the dining experience this spoiled foodie got at the Present Company. This was our second trip in 2 weeks and the forever changing menu changed just enough that it felt like a whole new amazing menu.

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CliffC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food great time will go again recommend the tasting menu and wine pairings

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KelleyG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Sunday brunch. Had the Croque Madame first course. I will remember that for a long time. Best dish I've had in a long time. I was willing to sacrifice some symptoms my GI may undergo for this dish and it was worth every single bite. Then I had the Crab en Crote. Tons of crab meat! Very tasty. We will be returning for a regular dinner in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely all around fantastic. One of the best in CT! Top 3 in my book.

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You can order delivery directly from Present Company using the Order Online button. Present Company also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 658-7890.

Present Company is rated 4.9 stars by 955 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.