Present Company

4.7
619 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.
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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff Lizotte is a very talented chef and the staff makes sure you are attended to! A big thumbs up to Present Company!

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JC
Riyadh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the appetizer but would have preferred it served on a plate, not in a bowl. Also couldn't figure out the small dish of popcorn or the tiny slices (3) of bread for 2 people. Very skimpy. Looking forward to a bar coming.

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DM
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very cool place for dinner...the seats at the counter overlooking the magic happening in the kitchen are the best!

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BG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A friend from Houston was consulting in area and wanted to meet up for dinner. My girlfriend and I have been to Present Company several times and every time its been great, so we brought him there. I was hoping he'd enjoy the choice, and was happy to see him practically lick the plate. Present Company is by far my favorite restaurant in the area, and might be my favorite period.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose the five course tasting menu with the wine pairing. None of the dishes were the ones I was eyeing on the menu and I’m so glad I wasn’t choosing: each course was delicious and the salmon was truly exceptional. I’m still dreaming about the Turtle dessert with Guinness ice cream. As always, the service was friendly, unpretentious, helpful, and attentive. Fantastic dinner all around.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This cozy quaint place is perfect for you to just get away for the night and enjoy a fabulous meal. The wait staff is very pleasant and the chef will physical serve some dishes while engaging with his patrons. The food is phenomenal and with so many choice worthy meals it is hard to select which ones you want to try each time. Great place for date night or with a few friends. Definitely put this place on your restaurant bucket list!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful service. It is pricey but well worth it.

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I had in along time. Service was awesome and very accommodating. Will be back definitely!

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LM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and fantastic service. I recommend this place as the best fine dining experience available in the greater Hartford area.

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding seasonal menu, always inventive and delicious! For special occasions or just to try the new menus and keep up with what Chef creates.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

I had been looking forward to eating at Present Company and had a reservation for 7:15. It was packed and it took a while to place our order. While the food was excellent, but it took a solid 3 hours. The kitchen apologized frequently for the delays and gave us an additional course, but the waiting was a bit much.

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AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good except for the “Pate de Chinois” Shepherd’s Pie, which was very bland and needed more seasoning, especially salt. Also, between the 2nd and 3rd courses was a very long wait. I understand that one of the cooks didn’t come in that night but still, it was an uncomfortably long wait.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The service is always amazing. The food is top notch.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Connecticut

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can't love PCo enough! The attention of the entire team, table-side visits by Chef Jeff and by Tom and amazing food with a high attention to detail makes for an incredible dining experience. In this visit, we hosted some very special friends who had never dined at Present Company. They were sufficiently blown away and we are all looking forward to our next dinner. If you have a chance, dine @ the chef's bar for an interactive experience and see how the magic comes to life!

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TR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant!!

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c
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our favorite place!

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DS
Key West
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, special place.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great experience. Pasta was the best we have ever had. Loved the overall vibe of the place.

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BS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We weren't sure what to expect but were very pleased. The food was very different than you would see in most restaurants but pleasingly delicious. It was a bit pricey but well worth it. Probably not your weekly Saturday choice but absolutely a great place for a special occasion. We will return here.

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TF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner at Present Company for our Anniversary. Every dish we tried was unique and delicious.

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I went for to dinner here for my birthday but service was very slow due to another very large party that was there on the same evening. Our dinner was delightful, but just note that this is not the kind of place that will offer a birthday dessert at no added cost, so you might be better off trying something else if that is important to you on your special day.

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D
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good to very good, but outside of the Wellington, fell just short of excellent. Wine was great. Overall service was very good.

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JW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with my Mom and Sister. Everything was amazing. The service and food were excellent.

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DG
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food presentations and curiously great ambiance! A lot going on in a small space and nothing could take the place of having access to a great chef!
The menu pretty much leads you into the prixe option since nothing is priced?! Great value though so you can't go wrong .
Service was so close to being great- it's the most common and annoying mistake for a server to get lost in back work while after a wonderful evening out you cannot get you CHECK!

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CN
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food--everything tasted so fresh. The pork belly really wow'ed me. Service was great. Would definitely go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Present Company is as good as the best restaurants in New York! First off,, the hostess is amazing. She is friendly, nice, and keeps things moving. The wait staff are phenomenal! They are equivalent to NYC wait staff! They are always there with whatever you need. The food is amazing. There are many options. The food is cooked to order which I love! I had the roasted beets with French onion dip. The beets were roasted perfectly and the onion dip was a great accompaniment. Then I had the monkfish with escargot butter. It was divine, and the fish was cooked perfectly! For dessert I had the lady fingers with chocolate sauce. Phenomenal! This was our third time here. The nicest thing of all was the hostess and wait staff remembered us!

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VR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was decent but really nothing special - several local places that I enjoy much more. The price was very high and service was extremely slow. We had 3 course prix fixe meal and had over a half hour wait for each course. This was our 2nd trip, we wanted to try a second time given all the positive reviews but we just confirmed our first impression.

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

confirmed a reservation 2 weeks in advance and still eneded up seated next to the kitchen and bathroom. Very slow service in between courses, but the food was terrific.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

let me start off by saying the food was outstanding. we arrived at 7pm on a friday and sat in the 'kitchen' area. right as we arrived several other tables were seated in the same section and it was clear our server became distracted and overwhelmed. the first course took extremely long to come and they slowly improved with the 2nd and 3rd. to put into context, all of us had 2 rounds of drinks as we were waiting for our first course. we sat at the worst table in the entire restaurant - 4 top by the bathroom and entrance to the service area. it is a great view of the kitchen and i understand the desire to maximize seating but this table should not exist plain and simple. i really hope the owner or manager made it this far in the review if they are reading this b/c it is critical they do this!

will i return? absolutely but it will be on a quiet weekday night in hopes of getting a true present company experience.

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c
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

New menu tonight
Service remains good
Super busy tonight on a Wednesday???
Great atmosphere
Preferred the ice cream with the beignets
Such a gem of a restaurant 👍

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting at the Chef table is a must!

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Key West
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef’s tasting is not to be missed!

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s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fabulous. Never felt rushed. We already have a reservation to go back next Saturday night!

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CF
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were excellent but -----

There were a few large parties the evening we went and things got a bit out of control. An over-crowded lobby area meant people spilling over into the dining areas making the experience less enjoyable for those of us already seated. The kitchen got backed up causing long delay between courses. I would add that having eaten here quite a few times this is not something we have ever seen before. Service, food and ambiance have always been top notch. The staff recognized and acknowledged the situation and responded quickly and professionally to rectify it. We could have not asked for more.

I highly recommend PC and yes, we will be going back in the near future. Nothing in life is perfect, but they come pretty close!

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PG
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was looking forward to our evening and tasting the food at this restaurant. Other than the great beet appetizer I found the food not very flavorful, the duck was bland and undercooked, brussel sprouts very uninteresting and pea soup flavorless. The presentation disappointing. The desserts were also flavorless and not well coordinated. The cheese that they served with the beignets did not coordinate well.

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EW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing meal. The food is unbelievable, the staff is lovely, and the experience is worth a drive. It's my favorite kind of place - casual and unpretentious with James Beard worthy food.

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GT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best restaurant in Connecticut for those interested in high quality creative dishes. The atmosphere is perfect, you can actually talk with the cooks as the kitchen is exposed and you can sit at a bar running its length. You get a three course or five course most nights (the five course may contain items not on the menu), and its just awesome, where else am I getting rabbit in ice wine?

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k
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal.! required to do a 3 or 5 course meal
You can not roll in for a salad and a glass of wine.
But that being said. The food was inventive and delicious
Wine by the glass selection was up our alley as we often feel that Old World wines are not offered. Service was great. Loved our evening. But they are not giving it away
And the space!

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection!
Outstanding, creative menu celebrating fresh and exotic ingredients! The restaurant is cozy and warm as was the excellent staff.
How nice was it to have Chef Jeff come out to thank us for coming!
Present Company is the gold standard for how a restaurant should run and a very hard act to follow for all area restaurants.
We can’t wait to return!!!!

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