Present Company

4.8
544 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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 544 People Are Saying
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DR
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing, food and wine pairings along with the mix of flavors outstanding.

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LC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

He great customer service! And a complementary dessert from the Chef! Love the open kitchen style!

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MS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food are always excellent. Food is out of this world. Can’t go wrong with anything you order. Great place to try new food you normally wouldn’t. The warm atmosphere makes you feel like you are eating dinner at a friends home. And it helps that the staff is amazing across the board, always making you feel welcome and at home.

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a very good restaurant with great ambiance. The menu is a little different with small entree portions, but we were able to have both a meat and a fish entree as part of the 3 course prix fine menu. The amount of food was ample and in hindsight we probably would have preferred a soup, a salad and one entree. You can also choose a dessert as on of the 3 courses. The price of $45 for 3 courses was reasonable. The sauce on one of the fish courses was barely warm and should have been hotter, but that was the only short-coming. The Sancerre wine was excellent and the staff were very nice. Great decor also.

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MC
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Start to finish, a perfect evening at Present Company. The meal was perfect. We were a party of 6 and everyone was thrilled. A special place, worth the drive from anywhere.

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TA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve dined at Present Company several times, and once gain it did not disappoint. Probably one of the best meals you can get in CT. Love the atmosphere, open kitchen, friendly professional service and staff. Highly recommend!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great meal!

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went and did the tasting menu paired with wine. Our server was wonderful, she was very knowledgeable on the wine and food and extremely attentive. The food was phenomenal and you could tell each dish was well thought out and paired appropriately with the wine. We look forward to returning and highly recommend checking out present company!

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious, a delight and unexpected, LOVED it!

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WB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent food, once it arrived. Nearly two hours for a 3-course dinner is way too slow.

Noise level was oppressive; 80 to 85 db, way higher than "busy traffic, vacuum cleaner, loud music) and not far from "diesel truck, power mower". Having to shout over dinner made dining experience very unpleasant.

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SJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience is as great as the fabulous cuisine!
Our first time to this respected restaurant and where we brought dear friends visiting from.of town. The next day, all four of us said we could go back again today and order the same meal. I can’t recall ever feeling that way before.

The restaurant is intimate; the staff operates as a cohesive team and project really appreciating the management and working there. Savanah, our server was perfect, anticipating our needs and answering any questions. Both owners, the chef, Jeff and front of the house manager, Tom visited our table.

But the meal... the 3 course prix fixe menu , our choice, offered a choice from each section - “ from the Farmer, from the Butcher or From the Sea. We all chose a selection from two categories and the third dessert. Our server chose the order to serve each portion that was the size of large tappas. Several of us had an amazing roasted carrot dish followed by short rib with Rouboucon (sp) prepared potatoes. Each dessert was excellent from the pear, apple or chocolate that we ordered.

Bottom line: we look forward to returning and highly recommend this fabulous restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, and perfect experience for foodies

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AP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

friendly staff and attentive to details, excellent food, original wine selection!
you can't go wrong here!

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely worth the drive from New Haven! A beautiful restaurant with lovely seasonal decor and friendly staff. Can't wait to go back.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best special occasion restaurant in Connecticut . Outstanding food and ambiance.

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C
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From start to finish a fabulous meal. Creative delicious food. Artichoke and house made chorizo, quail and fois gras were wonderful. Dinner partner proclaimed the venison was the best. The chocolate orange dessert was to die for. We’ll be back

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KK
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! One of the best discoveries this year!

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BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent overall. Creative cuisine beautifully presented.

We are an older couple and a low to moderate sound level is important in our choice of restaurants. Present Company has a noisy design as it is. As the evening progressed and the place filled up, the audio level was increased and it became very uncomfortable for us.

But, great food and service!

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k
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff and Ethan made our anniversary amazing. The whole staff was great. We had a lovely and romantic time. We always do! Whether it’s a special occasion or not.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful dinner. Went in for a Monday night with a guest chef. 5 course tasting menu for $55 with 5 wine pairings for only an extra $15!!! We went with our twin daughters, age 10. I asked if they could maybe skip a couple of courses for a reduced price. At the end, they tried to comp both of the girls. I objected and told them I felt like I would be robbing them. How can they offer wine pairings for $3 a glass?!?!? We settled on paying for only one of the girls. The food was absolutely amazing. One of the best meals we've had there. We love that they are constantly trying new things, inviting guest chefs, mixing up the menu -- it keeps it fresh and interesting. We love Millwright's, but they change the menu too slowly, so it's easy to get bored. Present Company makes it interesting.

By the way: the chef at Present Company has a real talent for vegetables. We almost always find the meatless dishes the best. The meat dishes are also excellent, but the meatless dishes regularly blow us away.

Finally: the old Mill@2T liked to keep the temperature in the restaurant several degrees below freezing. The new owners at Present Company understand that isn't a pleasant temperature for a meal, and actually heat the place to a pleasant temperature. A huge improvement! (Now all they need to do is get rid of those chairs with zero lower back support... 😋).

Highly, highly recommended.

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f
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. My husband and I sat at the chefs counter and had a wonderful time. We chatted with the Chef and discussed the delicious food. Would definitely come back often!

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is absolutely fantastic. I am gluten and dairy allergic, so dining out usually means bland, boring food or eating beforehand. Not at this place! Everything was incredible and they were easily able to accommodate my limitations. Can't wait to go back!

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TR
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always fantastic. A true culinary delight with professional, friendly wait staff. I would recommend Present Company to anyone looking for a great meal and a friendly atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual!

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R
New England
44 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five course tasting menu worth the time and price. We’ve always enjoyed a positive and welcoming experience at Present Company. Sit at the cook’s counter for the ultimate in “food & circuses”. You will be treated royally! Very unique blend of colors and flavors.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was superb, as always! I frequent this establishment and have gone there for my birthday dinner every year since they’ve been open.

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P
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Present Company was everything I hoped it would be: fine dining in a casual setting with a very creative menu. We went on a Tuesday so we had the $45 prix fixe. We started with the complimentary bread with a miso honey butter and later some seasoned popcorn. I had the potato and leek potage as my first course, the halibut as my second course, and the crispy sweetbreads as my third course. As I had birthday cake waiting for me at home, we didn't try any of the desserts. Everything was outstanding from presentation to taste. The staff always asked how we were doing after every course and also replaced our tableware.

I can't recommend this place enough.

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JK
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the second time we have eaten at Prsent Company. My wife and I thought the food was wonderful. The salad was creative and our fish entrees were moist with a subtle and intriguing sauce. The dessert was outstanding. The Service was attentive and friendly and the chef and owner came over to say hello.

Overall, a great experience and we plan to return.

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HL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Best meal we've had from Chef Lizotte and a kitchen that was clearly running on all cylinders. New Robuchon-centric prix-fixe menu offers great value with the ability to order three courses for only $55. The attention, care and quality of the ingredients in each course could certainly warrant a much higher price. Overall experience marred a bit by an "off-service" night, apparently caused by a lost server for the evening. Hostess saved the evening by pitching in quite pleasantly. Can't wait to go back. After many visits to Present Company, this wonderful neighborhood "gem" has established itself as the best house in the Connecticut valley, by far. Bravo!

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g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best dining experience I've had since my vacation in Paris.
Excellent.

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JL
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again, my spouse and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at PC. The service was great, the serving staff was knowledgable and the food was spectacular. Sitting in the "heart" of Tariffville, PC is not easy to reach. But the trip is absolutely worth it. PC is not inexpensive. But this is one of those unique circumstances where you get exactly what you pay for.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food is excellent and the pricing while on the high side is still a value for fine food. Ambiance is not great. There are too many tables in high traffic areas which is distracting and noisy.

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and ambiance. Service was great and very friendly. Price was expensive but inline with what you would expect for the level of service and quality of food. Only complaint would be uncomfortable seating. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a good meal.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy dining here and love supporting local talent. Food is consistently excellent. I wish they had liquor/cocktails-not sure if this is financially feasible. Honestly, we’d visit often if they did. Beer and wine list are well curated. Service too is very good.

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m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptionally creative and tasty. Looking forward to going again

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RI
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. In every visit we have discovered new combinations, many memorable.

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CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always choose PC when we have an opportunity for a date night. The food is always fantastic, the service is spectacular and the chef table is just beyond. I’m always sad when the meal is over!

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PG
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new fall menu is creative and refreshing. You won’t find this kind of food anywhere else

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CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic!! Best restaurant around. I would recommend this place to everyone!

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D
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Always a wonderful culinary experience. A bit of a lengthy wait before entrees were served. But, the food was worth the wait.

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