We’ve been here many times and for the most part were pleased. Food is always prepared well but recently we’ve been a tad disappointed...not with the food or the quality, never about the quality, but with some of the combinations. Felt the entree accompaniments were getting too fussy and not always a good pairing.
My husband and I are so pleased to report that last night Present Company knocked it out of the ballpark!!! We had
A stellar meal once again and they are back on their game!
Jeffrey is a master in the kitchen and like fine chefs needs to create and experiment and that’s a good thing...but with a less heavy hand. Sometimes we just need some comfort and classic food prepared and served beautifully which is the standard at PC.
So we thank you for our so tasty meal (pea soup, lamb loin, an excellent bottle of wine, the little extras you serve) and what’s dessert without a bit of chocolate!
Tom is as always a charming host and, along with all the welcoming and knowledgeable waitstaff, will only enhance your dining pleasure. There was a lovely crowd last night, a good vibe and a lot of smiling diners!
on their game.
What can I say? Present Company has done it again (dare I say even better than before, which is certainly hard to accomplish in my book); I really cannot imagine a more perfect evening. From the friendly service to wonderful wine recommendations to delectable, unique dishes (all four courses!) to making us simply feel like the only two people in the place, PC really has their act together. Can’t wait to return!
The food was absolutely amazing! Everyone devoured every last morsel on their plates. Dishes were slower to arrive than anticipated but it allowed our group to have a leisurely dinner.
Never disappointed! Great food, superb service and great ambience! Favorite place to go!
I always recommend family night ... it’s great to see families sitting down to a wond
Went there for an anniversary and was very pleased with the food, and friendly service. It is a unique spot with great flavors. Definitely highly recommend.
The food is unusual and exceptional. An outstanding restaurant with great ambiance. For that special night out.
Amazing, delicious food, best dessert ever (chocolate with sesame cracker)
Great day night - food, service, and ambiance what more could you ask for?
My wife and I both got the tasting menu with the wine pairing and we both loved our meals. The five course choices were unique and I was impressed with whatever sauces came with each course. This was a special occasion so we do not typically spend that kind of money for even a Saturday night dinner out. The meal turned out to be special also - no regrets on the money spent. The servers worked well together and our main server was very attentive and the pace of the service and courses was relaxing. No rush to get us out. I recommend Present Company for special occasions but now I am interested in the less expensive deals offered in mid-week for every day dining.
Menu was creative, food was well prepared. Dessert was exceptional, best I've had in Hartford in a long time.
Ambiance of the restaurant was very intimate despite the high ceilings in the room. Excellent service and high quality, creative dishes. Cant want until they have a cocktail menu!
Good service. Good, creatively prepared food. Wine selection is small but good and reasonably priced. The prix fixe deal during the week is a good value. What’s more to say?
As always, food was outstanding and service was impeccable.
Great culinary diversity High end for people who appreciate exquisite cuisine.
Outstanding in every detail. We had the tasting menu.
New menu was great...plenty to chose from and the food was amazing.
We LOVE it here.
Shrimp appetizer was amazing, as was my beef. My son was disappointed a bit in his asparagus appetizer but delighted with his lamb. We share a wonderful raspberry torte. He had driven two hours to take me there for Mother's Day and it was well worth the drive for him - and me.
Always fantastic food and service at Present Company—this was our first time with the tasting menu, and it did not disappoint! Highly recommend Present Company—some of the best cooking in the area!
Went for our anniversary, what a great place. Classy and upscale. Jeff does a great job and we will definitely be going back
Fantastic atmosphere and service, but the food is mediocre. This is our second visit and both times we have enjoyed the atmosphere but regretted the meal. The chef has a very eclectic menu which is great but he's not pulling it off. If the food is going to be avant-gard, then every dish needs to be spot on. We have tried, meat, vegetarian and fish. All of which simply didn't taste good, were dry and heavy.
I hope he perfects his entrees or simplifies his menu. I would like this restaurant to make it. I can not say enough positive things about the wait staff. They are friendly, knowledgeable and excellent.
Fantastic Experience. Always changing menu in a quant environment. Recommend the bar seats with a view of the kitchen.
excellent meal. we had the tasting menu, which offered a nice variety -meat and seafood.
pleasant service, but a longer than expected delay between courses.
My new favorite restaurant. Gourmet food without the pretense or ridiculous prices. Attentive, friendly service. A cool space. They have a limited menu but everything is terrific and the chef is willing to make substitutions.
Great food- high end food options very well prepared, 1/2 price wine special, comfortable open kitchen atmosphere, always a great dining option
Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant!
A wonderful experience from beginning to end!
The flavors and textures are so well developed!
We will beck again and again! Thank you!
What a fabulous place. The menu was wonderful, service perfect, fun place for dining and so glad we found out about it from a friend.
Chef Jeff and team are amazing. The food was fantastic and the chocolate parfiterols, hands down the best dessert ever. It’s our favorite place to go! Thank you for a wonderful meal!
Sat at the chef’s table to celebrate our anniversary. The food, from the appetizers of butter poached shrimp and smoked trout, to the entrees of wild boar with potato gnocchi (it was an app that my wife had as an entree) and the pan fried flounder, was the best we had in the area, and one of the best meals we have had period (the founder might have been the best fish dish I have ever had). The service was fantastic, and we loved the decor. Even at the chef’s table, it was easy to have a conversation with my wife. We will definitely be back.
Delightful! If in Hartford area, coming out to Present Company for a meal is a must. Sitting at Chefs counter to watch the action is fun and adds an additional layer of entertainment. Food is creative but not overdone. The service from the time you enter the door is cordial and on point. Cauliflower app was unique and delicious. Both food and wine menu is small and changes often.
Came here for date night. My Fiance and I had the 5 course Tasting. Everything was delicious. I would definitely recommend the chef's tasting, it was lots of fun and we got to try a wide variety of dishes.
We went there on a spur-of-the-moment date and loved it!
Excellent meal and service as always!
Present Company was recommended to me and a friend by his father, and he was right when he told us that it was one of the best restaurants that he'd been to in CT! We went on a Tuesday night when they have their prix fixe menu and it was an amazing deal for the food that we got. Also at his recommendation, we sat where we could see the chefs cook and it was awe inspiring to watch these guys crank out some beautiful and tasty food. It didn't disappoint in any way, and we already set up another reservation to try out the tasting menu.
If you haven't had the pleasure of sampling Present Company, I recommend that you run, don't walk to the front door. Very creative menu items built on fresh local ingredients. An experienced chef who never ceases to surprise and a talented wait staff which provides a cozy, neighborhood feel against a fine dining landscape. Marry all that up with a fine wine or some Boom Sauce, and you got yourself a very nice meal.
The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. The owners do a good job interacting with the customers.
This was our first visit and though we live over an hour's drive away, we will definitely be back and will also be bringing Litchfield and Fairfield County friends from our area. Wonderfully unique menu (our foursome had all different entrees and we were all thrilled). We shared two desserts which were also delightful. The service and attentiveness of the entire staff was palpable.
We highly recommend this gem.
Lovely meal, very pricey (but expected that). Wish appetizer was larger & would be nice if they offered salads.
Service was really great! Food delicious