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.
Food was good to very good, but outside of the Wellington, fell just short of excellent. Wine was great. Overall service was very good.
Dinner with my Mom and Sister. Everything was amazing. The service and food were excellent.
Excellent food presentations and curiously great ambiance! A lot going on in a small space and nothing could take the place of having access to a great chef!
The menu pretty much leads you into the prixe option since nothing is priced?! Great value though so you can't go wrong .
Service was so close to being great- it's the most common and annoying mistake for a server to get lost in back work while after a wonderful evening out you cannot get you CHECK!
Amazing food--everything tasted so fresh. The pork belly really wow'ed me. Service was great. Would definitely go back.
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!
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.
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.
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.
New menu tonight
Service remains good
Super busy tonight on a Wednesday???
Preferred the ice cream with the beignets
Such a gem of a restaurant 👍
Sitting at the Chef table is a must!
The chef’s tasting is not to be missed!
The food is fabulous. Never felt rushed. We already have a reservation to go back next Saturday night!
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!
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.
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.