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About Present Company

A unique, open kitchen restaurant, featuring seasonal, American fare with a French influence. Available for private events and offsite catering.

2 Tunxis Rd
Tariffville, CT 06081-9686
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, French, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Routes 189 & 315

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 658-7890

Website:
http://presentcompanyct.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Jeffrey Lizotte

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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!

Present Company Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (36)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
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Good for a Date (30)
Romantic (28)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Tasting Menu (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Local Ingredients (25)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Authentic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Cozy (15)
Fun (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Seasonal (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
Casual (6)
Business Meals (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Organic (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The only good thing was the waitress’s service, the food and seating were not good.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was creative & delicious. Chef takes pride in presentation & quality of food. rustic ambiance

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing chef’s tasting. Amazing experience. We will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was exceptional, and the service nearly perfect. The dishes were well considered, and worked well with one another to create a perfect five course menu. The wine pairings were unexpected and adventurous. I would absolutely recommend the chef's menu with the wine pairing. When dining like this, leave caution to the wind and trust the chef. You won't be disappointed.

So, why a less than perfect review? Well, we were seated right in front of the door on a particularly cold night. The dining room as a whole was just unreasonably cold, and diners were still wearing their winter coats at the tables. My wife was so uncomfortable we actually contemplated leaving. That was just unreasonable and totally unexpected from such an otherwise remarkable meal. I would definitely return, and would recommend this restaurant to anyone, but these are the sort of little mistakes that just aren't appropriate for restaurants operating at this level.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were there for New Year's Eve. The food was fabulous as was the waitstaff. They were having a problem with the heat that night and we had to eat with our coats on, it was that cold. Had it been a different occasion we would not have stayed due to the temperature. I'm sure they are working on fixing the problem but it did make it uncomfortable for that evening. We have been there previously and didn't have any issue with the temp.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Stellar food and service, with one major flaw. As a long-time hospitality professional, I am aware that part of the dining experience is atmosphere and environment. I have dined several times at Present Company and have thoroughly enjoyed my experience. New Year's Eve, one of the coldest days of the year, was a bit different. It was literally impossible to get warm and enjoy the evening.
Many guests, including our party of 4, kept coats on throughout our seating. I am well-aware of the formidable challenges to heat and cool the renovated space which you have lovingly created for dining. Since this was a cold spell long mentioned in the weather forecast, accommodations for diners spending $110-$150 per person for a fixed priced dinner menu before tax and service could have been better. It was extremely uncomfortable and unpleasant to be that cold.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was delicious, in particular the avocado soup dish, the rice pudding / egg dessert dish. Very disappointed in the temperature of the restaurant itself given the cost. Sadly, the frigid temperature indoors takes front and center of the memory most had from this experience. While i am aware you have no control of mother nature, simply alerting the guests ahead of time of the poorly insulated building so one could have prepared would have been a significant improvement. All in all, i would be willing to try again as the food was great... I'll have to wait for a warmer time of year to do so....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service! Limited menu selection but very very good food. Somewhat pricy but worth it - especially for special occasions!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of our favorites! Love the seasonal menu changes and the food is always TOP NOTCH! Great service, great wine... We LOVE Present Company!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

There is a need for a high-quality restaurant in the area with a tasting menu and experienced chef. With high expectations, we chose the tasting menu and wine pairings. Unfortunately, the food and wine fell far short of the mark.

Pros:
-Excellent, attentive waitress
-Wine pairings with tasting menu are free on Thursdays
-Woodsy setting by the river
-Cassoulet was right on the mark

Cons:
-Drafty and cold on a winter's night. Several diners wore overcoats throughout the service
-The wine list was weak, with haphazard offerings that would greatly benefit from a sommelier. Particularly egregious is not providing vintage years for offerings, which we find disprectful to those with any knowledge of wines
-One would assume fish would be a strength for a chef with experience at Le Bernardin, but the salmon was unevenly cooked (raw in the middle) and flavorless from a lack of seasoning
-There was a more than 30-minute wait between courses at one point during the service, which is inexcusable
-Most of the dishes were forgettable and/or mediocre

In summary, save your money and go elsewhere.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Present Company never disappoints. It is truly a culinary experience. It is my favorite restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Over all, very good experience. Food was on the whole great. Started out rocky - - someone forgot to put the baslsamic reduction on the amuse bouche , so it was just a small pile of flavorless vegetables. This may sound trivial, as the 1st taste of what you're getting, it was a big strike. Also, only wine and beer here, if that matters to you. Very cozy space, very good food, very attentive service. Would be happy to go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was very good, I had the swordfish and felt it was prepared too plainly. F it wasn’t for the sauce from the pasta, it wouldn’t have been very tasty. Waited a long time between courses and it was t busy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food was amazing, company was superb and the chef and staff are as always very accommodating and nice to talk with.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We really love this place! Great atmosphere and service, cozy, and the owners are on site and getting to know their customers. It is somewhat expensive, but the chef is very imaginative with the dishes and the presentation is beautiful, the food very tasty. If you are looking for basic meat, fish, potatoes, this is not your place. Prepare to be adventurous and you will not be disappointed. The menu is somewhat limited, but the chef can make dietary changes. This is a very small restaurant. My only recommendation is that they add a large salad or two that could be an entree if protein is added. Otherwise excellent and I highly recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We love Present Company, great ambience, seasonal menus and creative presentation. Jeff’s culinary skills are exceptional, we have never had a bad meal. We highly recommend Present Company!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Perhaps the best dining experience we have had in the greater Hartford area in years! Excellent, flavorful cuisine, reasonably priced wine list, friendly attentive waitstaff. Outstanding!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Amazing food regardless of price but made even better by being midweek prix fixe.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Riyadh)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I had changed the # of our party on open table the day before our reserved time and had accidentally changed the date. Did receive the confirmation email but never noticed the different date. They also make a phone call to confirm the reservation and that's how my mistake was caught. They were very gracious and easily took our party on my intended date without any problem. I had guests from San Francisco and they enjoyed the meal and want to go back there when they come out in the summer. I was pleased and loved the casdoulet.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I am skeptical of superlatives, but this was one of the best dinners I have ever had. Management is unusually friendly and attentive, and the food is the finest I have found in the United States. Worth a trip to Connecticut to dine here.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing Taste to the food, great presentation, can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

A gem of a restaurant. We had one of the best restaurant meals we have ever had. The chef and owner came by, and our wait staff was superb. This restaurant is not to be missed.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

fabulous in every way...food , service , decor and ambiance!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Smaller seating area makes for intimate dining experience. Food was wonderful. Wait staff exceptional and very attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was a little bit out there. You'll definitely try a food you've never had before regardless of what you order.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great! Only feedback is chair pads really needed for the bar stools! They were very uncomfortable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a delightful evening dining experience, including a creative menu, lovely decor, attentive and engaging wait staff.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was outstanding!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Absolutely delicious. We've been on the weekends for the tasting menu, which is one of our favorites in the area, this time we took advantage of the Tue/Wed $40 prix fixe. Absolutely delicious, and at $40 for a salad, entree, and dessert, a screaming deal for the quality level. The bouillabaisse was unbelievable, as was the carrot salad.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Chef Jeff, Tom and team knocked it out of the park again!! What an incredible experience. We had the tasting menu and it was out of this world delicious. The presentation was divine. This place is top notch. You are all the best! Thank you so much!! Can't wait until the next time

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Cozy and elegant, with delicious seasonal vegetable dishes. The carrot appetizer was sublime.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We sat at the chefs table, which was great! The Wednesday prix fix menu was amazing! Had a wonderful time and great meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience, will return! The staff was excellent, especially our server, Sarah. It is obvious that the owners have a passion for the restaurant experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, People Watching, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious and one of a kind dishes. Love sitting at the bar and being able to watch the food be prepared right in front of me -- all the chefs are fantastic and personable!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything from setting to staff to food and wine was fabulous. Carrots marianne - amazing! We also split the stuffed cabbage four ways for an appetizer - wow! The bouillabaisse was very flavorful. Everything was perfect. We will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Present Company is a wonderful little restaurant tucked away in Tariffville, CT just a stone's throw from the Tariffville Gorge of the Farmington River. Everything about Present Company, which replaced another great restaurant, The Mill at 2T, a little over a year ago, is absolutely outstanding. The menu is small and seasonal, but everything the chefs prepare is exquisite. At first glance, the restaurant seems upscale and fancy (and in some ways it is), but it is also a cozy and friendly spot, great for dates and anniversaries and meetings with old friends. I work at a nearby school (Westminster School) and we were there entertaining a couple of jazz musicians from NYC who had performed at my school. They were blown away by the wine and the food and the great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

We went for our anniversary and sat at the counter for the Chef's Tasting with Wine Pairing and it was amazing. The food, Chef's artistry and energy, the choreographed courses and excellent service made for a memorable experience. This place is tucked away from city and town but well worth the drive. My boyfriend said this will be a regular destination!

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I love this place and the creative spin on a variety of dishes. Enjoy sitting at the bar with the chef and his team. Small, but solid wine list priced fairly.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a very good meal. Sadly, I had requested a high top table online and when they called to confirm was told yes all set. High top was not available. I was surprising my husband with a dinner out and we love watching the kitchen at work. Sad that it didn't come together this time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Key West)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Reserved through Open Table - no problem. Chose the tasting menu for the evening - five excellent dishes, catering to meat and to fish people. Chose the wine coupling, as well, and were not disappointed there, either. One of us recommends the lamb dish, the other the crab dish - all great, with the chocolate fruit dessert an exceptionally pleasant surprise ending.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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