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!
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.
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.
Jeff, Tom and team are amazing! Just simply amazing! Highly recommended!
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!
Always a great meal at Present Company.
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.
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.
Different appetizers, small but varied wine list, same with main dishes. Service was excellent.
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.
Very nice server. Nice touch with glasses of champagne for our anniversary. Food was excellent!
A wonderful evening with the chef's tasting meal.
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.