Excellent creative cuisine, as always, in a comfortable and relaxed setting. This is restaurant is a standout!
There is no better restaurant in the area. All of expectations were surpassed. The food is phenomenal and the service the matches.
Service is great, food is excellent. Pricey, but you get what you pay for.
We had the tasting menue with wine pairing. The food was amazing, the service was outstanding. We are looking forward to eating here again.
The food would likely have been very good, but it was coated in lemon sauce which over-powered any other flavor (two different dishes, both tasted like lemon). Good service, but not worth the money for the small portions of mediocre food
In turns out the last time we had been to this location it was another restaurant called the Mill at 2T. It also turns out we dined that night with the same couple who joined us this night.
The food at Present Company is what this restaurant is about. While the surroundings are cozy, it's the kitchen that draws diners. I enjoyed duck breast, which was superbly prepared and which I devoured every morsel. Another of our party was delighted with the vegetarian entree, Roasted Root Vegetable Wellington. The waitress said that it's so good many non-vegetarians order it.
While the kitchen excels, the waitstaff at times seemed a bit stressed. Two of us were served our drinks, while the other two had to wait an awkward five minutes or so for theirs. At last a toast was made. But then, a similar experience with our salads: only three were served while the fourth guest had to remind our waitress that one was missing.
The setting is warm and friendly, but the acoustics are challenging. It was difficult communicating across the table, not to mention communicating with our waitress.
It was too noisy for the three of us - two of us in our late sixties.
We loved the food, but being required to buy three courses each seems a little much to us.
Amazing meal start to finish. The waitress was fantastic and knowledgeable and the manager couldn’t have been nicer. Watching the chefs cook was fun too. We will be back soon.
Inventive and fun cuisine, rustic atmosphere. Excellent service.
Great food! Sat at the counter and watched the food prepared, chef’s were nice and talkative too.
Present Company is an absolute gem. Great food, and I love the constantly changing menu. Their vegetable dishes are always the strongest, so don't overlook them. Don't get me wrong, the meat and seafood dishes are good, too, but the vegetable dishes are absolutely amazing!
I had visited this restaurant years ago when it was Mill at 2T and it was the wonderful experience then that brought me back. This time, under new ownership, was just as good. The service, the care and attention shown by the owner was wonderful and welcoming. Oh and of course the food. The only reason I didn't give the food a 5 star rating was that the third dish (short rib shepard's pie) in the prix fixe meal was less spectacular and creative compared to the first two. If it had been presented perhaps second, there would have been more of a natural build up to the finale. Splitting hairs... but overall a great dining experience and I'll be heading back!
Staff very accommodating— good teamwork—on a crowded Sat night even the owner waited on tables— delicious pea soup and cod entree.
This was our third visit to Present and my wife and I always comment on how creative and excellent the food is and they serve a real French baguette! The venue is a cozy restored industrial space with exceptional service and an inviting and relaxed ambiance. Definitely, we need to come more often.
Really, really excellent meal! Every bite from appetizer through coffee and dessert was superb.
We have been to Present Company several times. It is our 95 year old father’s favorite place in town.
The staff is amazing, the food is fabulous and the ambiance is delightful. Our family moved to Simsbury in 1959 and as the kids come back to visit, it is both amazing and wonderful that Tariffville has a place like this ; ). Keep up the good work and we will be back.
Inspired cuisine! Absolutely my favorite restaurant in the area. The food is divine. The venue is chic. The waitstaff is attentive and friendly. The place is unpretentious. The prices are reasonable. Enjoyed a mid-week 3 course menu for $45.
Thank you for bringing this level of fine dining to our area!
Jeff Lizotte is a very talented chef and the staff makes sure you are attended to! A big thumbs up to Present Company!
Always enjoy the appetizer but would have preferred it served on a plate, not in a bowl. Also couldn't figure out the small dish of popcorn or the tiny slices (3) of bread for 2 people. Very skimpy. Looking forward to a bar coming.
The service was incredible and the staff was very attentive. The food was creative, delicious and beautifully presented. The restaurant it self is a small cozy and intimate setting with an open kitchen that one might not expect by looking at the menu but wonderfully suits the overall feel of entire experience. It's like having an amazing meal around friends, very comfortable and inviting.
A very cool place for dinner...the seats at the counter overlooking the magic happening in the kitchen are the best!
A friend from Houston was consulting in area and wanted to meet up for dinner. My girlfriend and I have been to Present Company several times and every time its been great, so we brought him there. I was hoping he'd enjoy the choice, and was happy to see him practically lick the plate. Present Company is by far my favorite restaurant in the area, and might be my favorite period.
We chose the five course tasting menu with the wine pairing. None of the dishes were the ones I was eyeing on the menu and I’m so glad I wasn’t choosing: each course was delicious and the salmon was truly exceptional. I’m still dreaming about the Turtle dessert with Guinness ice cream. As always, the service was friendly, unpretentious, helpful, and attentive. Fantastic dinner all around.
This cozy quaint place is perfect for you to just get away for the night and enjoy a fabulous meal. The wait staff is very pleasant and the chef will physical serve some dishes while engaging with his patrons. The food is phenomenal and with so many choice worthy meals it is hard to select which ones you want to try each time. Great place for date night or with a few friends. Definitely put this place on your restaurant bucket list!
Delicious food, wonderful service. It is pricey but well worth it.
Best food I had in along time. Service was awesome and very accommodating. Will be back definitely!
Excellent meal and fantastic service. I recommend this place as the best fine dining experience available in the greater Hartford area.
Outstanding seasonal menu, always inventive and delicious! For special occasions or just to try the new menus and keep up with what Chef creates.
I had been looking forward to eating at Present Company and had a reservation for 7:15. It was packed and it took a while to place our order. While the food was excellent, but it took a solid 3 hours. The kitchen apologized frequently for the delays and gave us an additional course, but the waiting was a bit much.
The food was very good except for the “Pate de Chinois” Shepherd’s Pie, which was very bland and needed more seasoning, especially salt. Also, between the 2nd and 3rd courses was a very long wait. I understand that one of the cooks didn’t come in that night but still, it was an uncomfortably long wait.
Love this place. The service is always amazing. The food is top notch.
Best restaurant in Connecticut
We can't love PCo enough! The attention of the entire team, table-side visits by Chef Jeff and by Tom and amazing food with a high attention to detail makes for an incredible dining experience. In this visit, we hosted some very special friends who had never dined at Present Company. They were sufficiently blown away and we are all looking forward to our next dinner. If you have a chance, dine @ the chef's bar for an interactive experience and see how the magic comes to life!
Our favorite restaurant!!
Our favorite place!
Excellent, special place.
Great experience. Pasta was the best we have ever had. Loved the overall vibe of the place.
We weren't sure what to expect but were very pleased. The food was very different than you would see in most restaurants but pleasingly delicious. It was a bit pricey but well worth it. Probably not your weekly Saturday choice but absolutely a great place for a special occasion. We will return here.
We had a great dinner at Present Company for our Anniversary. Every dish we tried was unique and delicious.
I went for to dinner here for my birthday but service was very slow due to another very large party that was there on the same evening. Our dinner was delightful, but just note that this is not the kind of place that will offer a birthday dessert at no added cost, so you might be better off trying something else if that is important to you on your special day.