Present Company

4.7
455 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
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  • Good for Anniversaries
A unique, open kitchen restaurant, featuring seasonal, American fare with a French influence. Available for private events and offsite catering.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, French, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(860) 658-7890
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jeffrey Lizotte
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Catering
Let Present Company do the cooking for you! We are available for all your catering needs. Whether it's just a few trays of food or a full service event, we'll take care of every detail and create the perfect event for you.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Routes 189 & 315
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Special events & promotions
Go to our website to join our mailing list for information on all special events. Wine dinners, beer dinners, Family Night, Holiday Specials, Summer Series in the Field and more!
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 455 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

this restaurant was so delicious. The service was attentive and personable. we met the chef/owner and they are professional and dedicated. We will be back!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Growing pains? Dinner on a Friday night, over extended and perhaps understaffed. Ambitious menu, lovely amuse bouche, pleasant staff, asked how they might do better. Has promise, just not there yet.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The muse bouche was outstanding, the scallop appetizer was ok but I found several of the dishes lacking in Chef Jeff's usual depth of flavor. The menu was definitely heavy on the fish entrees. I had the King Salmon and I found the texture to be off and again not up to the usual 5 star standard. Our server was excellent as was the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Jeff, Tom and team are amazing! Just simply amazing! Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The word "phenomenal" means very remarkable, extraordinary, exceptional, amazing and astonishing. These words would describe Present Company. First of all, their menu is incredible and mouth watering. I could pick a ton of things from it that I would really enjoy as a meal but I have yet to order from it because I always get the Chef's tasting menu. There is something about being surprised and delighted that I love. And that is what Chef Jeff Lizotte and team do every single time I am there. The food is out of this world delicious. It looks beautiful. And to sit at the chef's bar and see the team in action makes me appreciate the kind of talent and creativity that is required to be a great restaurant. We also had a great server (Lydia) who was very down-to-earth and interesting to speak with. Can't wait to get back. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Always a great meal at Present Company.

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Restaurant was quiet with plenty of open tables. As always, food was delicious. Servers were RUDE and we felt rushed through our meal. We were in and out in under 40 minutes.

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1.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The a/c was broken and we were not warned by the staff. 15 minutes into the meal and we were so uncomfortable, my daughter was dripping sweat. A few of the advertised menu items were missing. Which I understand menus can change, but a menu was emailed at 4pm (1 hour prior to our reservations) and at least 3 items were unavailable/changed. We picked this restaurant based on the special menu, and it was very disappointing that key items we were looking forward to were not there.

Also because the restaurant was 85 degrees inside, we opted to skip the “cold” salads on the buffet given they were not resting in ice.

So basically I paid $35 for a burger, potato chips, and a tiny dessert that was different than advertised.

When I bought this to the servers attention all she said was “sorry.” No attempt to make it right, no offer to speak to the manager or make it right.

Our bill was $140 with tip for some burgers, soggy fried chicken, and potato chips. I really wanted to like this place. I feel like given the extreme heat and lack of ac and missing or not edible items (for safety concerns) something should have been done.

I will say on the positive note, my wife enjoyed a wonderful glass of wine, the the restaurant is very beautiful. However after our visit I don’t think we would ever return or recommend to anyone.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Different appetizers, small but varied wine list, same with main dishes. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This was our first time and overall everything was very good. At the end our server got distracted with another customer so we waited longer than should be expected to receive our check, but other than that one service item, everything, food, wine, service was very very good.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Very nice server. Nice touch with glasses of champagne for our anniversary. Food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

A wonderful evening with the chef's tasting meal.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Never disappointed! Great food, superb service and great ambience! Favorite place to go!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

I always recommend family night ... it’s great to see families sitting down to a wond

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food is unusual and exceptional. An outstanding restaurant with great ambiance. For that special night out.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Amazing, delicious food, best dessert ever (chocolate with sesame cracker)

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great day night - food, service, and ambiance what more could you ask for?

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Menu was creative, food was well prepared. Dessert was exceptional, best I've had in Hartford in a long time.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

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?

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

As always, food was outstanding and service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great culinary diversity High end for people who appreciate exquisite cuisine.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Outstanding in every detail. We had the tasting menu.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

New menu was great...plenty to chose from and the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We LOVE it here.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Went for our anniversary, what a great place. Classy and upscale. Jeff does a great job and we will definitely be going back

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Fantastic Experience. Always changing menu in a quant environment. Recommend the bar seats with a view of the kitchen.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great food- high end food options very well prepared, 1/2 price wine special, comfortable open kitchen atmosphere, always a great dining option

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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.

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