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Preservation Kitchen
Preservation Kitchen

Preservation Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.preservationkitchen.com
  • Phone: (425) 408-1306
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:
    Daily: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Happy Hour:
    Daily 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Raney Enga
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Preservation Kitchen has a charm and understated elegance that is perfect for your private party. Whether you’re in one of our cozy private rooms upstairs or our spacious dining rooms, our restaurant has several options for your special celebration.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: The 522, 372, and 312 stop at Bothell Way NE and 180th, about 1/2 mile from our location.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Preservation Kitchen has a private lot but because of our location and the lot size, we offer free valet parking on busy nights.
A word from Preservation Kitchen
Preservation Kitchen celebrates sharing a good meal with friends and family. We believe that all great things begin at the dinner table.

Preservation Kitchen preserves the traditions of regional cuisine and drink. The Northwest seasonal menu supports local producers, and uses sustainable, organic ingredients when possible to create the perfect “fine dining comfort food.” Pair your food with a drink from the extensive book of Wines & Libations to complete your meal.

Preservation Kitchen offers the elegance, warmth, and comfort of celebrating any occasion with the ease of feeling at home with family and friends, but without you doing any of the work. The restored historic 1916 Kaysner Estate was formerly home to Bothell's mayor and is located in a woodsy naturalistic setting. During the summer the outside patio is a relaxing area to grab a cocktail for the daily Happy Hour while enjoying the sprawling grounds.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was very good, had to wait a bit for the front patio but it was a beautiful day and no one was in a rush to leave and open up a table. A compliment to the restaurant if annoying to those waiting :) My dish was delicious (ravioli) and my dates was a well (the Wild Boar Ragu, to be honest I preferred hers, but that I believe was more of a matter of personal taste then a comment on the dish itself). A few noisy children but nothing that would ever stop me from going again...it was just the borderline between "family noise" and annoying and even then just for bit."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Got last minute reservations and could not have been happier. Appetizers were fantastic, and our wild boar ragú was out of this world. We were astounded by a S. Seattle Community College Sangiovese blend from the wine list. We will be back many times."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I decided to take my boyfriend here after hearing about how wonderful the food was! I was blown away by the quality and taste! We both loved it! So delicious! The only downside was how warm the restaraunt was but the quality and service had no compare!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We decided to celebrate our anniversary and expected a spectacular meal. We were disappointed. We had the artichoke heart appetizer and it had way too much vinegar added to it. We had the duck entree and it was over cooked. It came very quickly from the kitchen. How did they cook it so quickly? Did they have pre-cooked and then heat it up in a microwave? The real unpleasant surprise is when I got the bill. The charged me $10 for a gin and tonic. And of course it was mostly ice."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I thought the prices were expensive and the food was good, but not great. I had short ribs and the sauce was too sweet. It was balanced somewhat by a horseradish and garlic sauce, but they didn't give enough to put it on the whole portion of meat. They did give nice portions overall, I thought. My wife had stuffed pasta, which I though was good and she really enjoyed it. The location is poor--we looked out onto the highway. Service was good. I think we like Barking Frog better."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "On a whim we made a reservation for the restaurant for 8:45 at night. As it turned out, the restaurant portion was not open at that time and our reservation shouldn't have been accepted. Not sure where the problem lies, but be warned that just because you got a reservation, doesn't mean they are open. We ended up going to the Ale House portion of the facility (I guess the restaurant is down at the bottom of the structure.) For pub fair, it was pretty good. Service was not awesome. I will go back and try again sometime. I've heard good things about their brunch, so I will probably try for that next time. But the Ale House was a fine substitute for the restaurant at the time we were there (a Saturday night)."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We recently went for happy hour for my birthday on the back patio. I got a couple cocktails and we order a few items. All of it was super delicious. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went there for the first time on my wife's birthday and we both loved it. The food was amazing, the wine list was excellent, the ambiance was quaint, and the service was great. It's in an old refurbished house complete with wood floors that creak. Very charming. The dinner menu is the perfect size and changes seasonally. It features mouth watering entrees made with local organic ingredients, which is refreshing. The local sourcing is also reflected on the large wine list. If you prefer something stronger to drink, they do have a full bar. The entire experience was wonderful. We look forward to dining there again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Very attentive, wonderful food choices and quite filling portions, would miss it if your drove by (fun little hide-away)"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "At Last! Finally a delicious breakfast spot in our area! All we have found since moving out of Seattle is greasy spoon, rock gut restaurants. We love the food options, the staff is super friendly and attentive, and most of all the food was perfection. We haven't found a place that does a great hollandaise in 6 years! Biscuits and gravy are to die for.....and the Bloody Mary hit the spot. Please keep up the great work. We can't wait to come back to try out lunch, dinner and the sunday evening supper!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was good and the wine list was good, however they seated us inside. Did not even ask if we want to sit outside. Which we would have done because it was 90 degrees out and there was NO air conditioning. It was so hot we could barely enjoy the food. The wine was hot. I had to get up to go outside for a bit to cool off, which is when I noticed there was outside seating. In the shade which was 10 - 15 degrees cooler than inside. As I said the food was good so I may try it again sometime but only once.... so overall the experience was unpleasant."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was excellent and very quiet that. Had a lot to discuss with my guests who are local but never been there. Thank you for making our reunuion memorable! I have already mentioned your place several times to friends!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Salmon, filet, duck leg. The menu is definitely a NW creation. The wine list is 90% west coast. Same for the cheese selections. While the options were limited, not in quantity offered, but in uniqueness & variability, they are reliable excellent & the accompaniments add an interesting flair to the standard NW offerings. Great fries. Heard the mashed potato was a definite try but it was out that evening. I will return to just have a taste of the mashed. The noise level could be unbearing if there is a rowdy group because of the low ceilin. But the clienteles mostly seems to be the quiet sort. Ask to sit at a different section if you find a group next to you upon sitting."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Dinner was delicious. The presentation was gorgeous. We have paid two times for food that did not meet this standard. The short ribs melted in my mouth. We rave about this local spot and are excited to dine here again soon!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The bar area is only hard surfaces, and so it is deafening. The server is accustomed to this, as she shouted at us the entire time."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Went here for dinner for the 1st time for my 40th birthday. I was hoping for a special meal & based on their menu thought it would be perfect. Sadly the ambience was lacking-super loud & shoved in a corner table. And while the waiter was ok we literally only saw him to place our order- then never saw him again except to give our check. The food was ok- like most in Seattle - expensive & boring. Dessert was the fruit cobbler which had obviously just been microwaved. I think my husband was hoping to tell the waiter it was my birthday so maybe he could put a candle in the dessert but again we never saw him. The bar seemed like it might be fun but can't say we will be eating here again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "It was a great surprise. The food was excellent. Unfortunately they were short on people for serving. I am not sure if this is a common practice, but it looks like they had one waitress to serve the entire restaurant this Saturday (05/31) during lunch time. I would give 5 stars, because they were very nice and careful, but it took an eternity to have my bill closed. I will definitely try again, and I strong suggest this place to my friends. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My cousin was here from Ca. and wanted to treat us to a nice dinner. We walked into the restaurant and were seated immediately in the fireplace room. Our waitress was excellent and attentive to our table while managing a large party next to us. The food was delicious and piping hot when brought to our table. The special was halibut with asparagus and couscous(delicious), the pork tenderloin with tart cherry sauce(fabulous) and the goat cheese and beet ravioli(tasty treat). One dessert for three people was the perfect ending."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Went here for brunch and got the "breakfast nachos." I was served a cold plate of generic & flavorless breakfast potatoes drowned in salsa water, topped with a tiny bit of unmelted cheese, bland salsa, and an undercooked egg with slimy egg white. I took two bites and then stopped in disappointment- when you start thinking of a way to take the potatoes home a re-purpose them for another meal instead of enjoying your current meal? Not good! So, the kitchen blew it on an easy, easy concept for a breakfast dish. What really sealed the deal for my never returning here, though, was the waiter walking by three times, seeing my full plate, and never asking how the food was. I had to flag someone down to get it taken off the bill, and left hungry :("
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "When we walked into Preservation Kitchen we thought, "oh no, this is noisy and crowded!" But then we were escorted back to the dining room (we'd seen the bar and "roadhouse") which was very pleasant and a lot quieter. Our food was very good, but the service was lackluster and the timing from the kitchen pretty bad. We waited over 30 minutes were appetizers and another 30 from end of appetizers to main course, and the dining room wasn't even near full. Perhaps the demands of the roadhouse make it difficult to service a quiet elegant dining room well. If that's true, that's too bad."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had never been before. We had a small high school friend reunion and the four of us really enjoyed our food. The service was excellent. Parking lot is smaller, but they have a complimentary valet to rectify that."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We met for a couples dinner with friends. Inside the restaurant was a little too warm to enjoy a hot dinner- there seems to be no AC or it wasn't turned on. We ordered the mussels and they were amazing. We also greatly enjoyed our cheese plate and the mushroom risotto. Unfortunately, we felt the braised short ribs were inedible. They were greasy and too sweet. The kitchen easily replaced the food. Drinks were delicious. Overall, I just expected a little more. We felt the food was under salted. If we would have sat outside or at the bar maybe we would have enjoyed ourselves more. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I've been here a few times and although the converted old home is a nice venue, we feel the food is not quite worth the prices. Went back for a special Mother's Day menu dinner. $55 Prix fixe 4 course Again the food was just OK, some things not cooked enough. The bill for 4 was over $300 after tip. Probably should have made the drive to Bellevue or Seattle."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We always enjoy our special meals out at Preservation Kitchen. I had a broken ankle and was using a walker, and they made sure to seat me in a quiet area with plenty of room to maneuver. They were very solicitous of my condition. We had a lovely brunch with cocktails, and the food and service were excellent. I also enjoy the fact that the restaurant is in a gracious old home, which of course makes it "homey". Yes, "thumbs up"."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful experience at preservation Kitchen and we will definitely return"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My wife & I celebrated our sons birthday here. The food was excellent. The seafood and wild boar were done just right. They had delicious sauces that added to the flavor of the dish. The asparagus appetizer had a wonderful vinaigrette sauce. This was a perfect place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I have never had less than a spectacular meal here. The service is outstanding. The food is incredible. I only wish I had found it sooner!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We had an amazing time dining at Preservation Kitchen. We loved the food and the service was great as well. We'll definitely be back. :)"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This our third time visiting the Preservation Kitchen, twice for brunch and once for dinner. The food and service are excellent. Old home that has been transformed into a very cozy dinning location. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I have been to Preservation Kitchen many times and it is consistently great - both service and food. I have food allergies and they are always willing and able to modify and make a great meal. I take my customers there!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Very pleased with how quickly the food arrived even though it was a very busy day. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I had heard about this place and had been wanting to try it. So I had a friend in from out of town for Easter, so decided to do their Easter brunch. The menu was excellent, lots of yummy choices... We had reservations and seating was immediate, and service was excellent. The food was great and prepared in a very timely fashion. Can't speak to the wine list as we weren't drinking but it looked okay... Overall an excellent option for dining."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My husband and I ate here for brunch on Saturday. We had a lovely table next to the fireplace. The menu was full of good choices at reasonable prices. We really enjoyed every bite of our food and my husband sampled one of the many beers on tap. We liked it so much that we returned for brunch the next day! Oh yes, the service was as good as the food. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My friend and I went here for Seattle Restaurant week, and neither of us will go back. It started out with my cocktail coming out, curdled. And that should have been my first clue. Our appetizers were tasty, but not what the menu claimed they were going to be. Then our Beef Burgundy, which is fancy beef stew, was poorly executed. The meat was chewy and some of the vegetables were mushy, while others were overcooked. Then for dessert, we had the panna cotta and lemon souffle. They were presented well, but that is really the only positive I could write about. Sadly, neither of us will go back to what appear to be a very quaint and cute place. Oh, and we really only saw our waitress when the bill was ready."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I visited Preservation Kitchen during restaurant week and was disappointed. The portions were very small so paying $28 didn't feel like a "promotion". I wasn't willing to load up on the two large pieces of bread and plate full of noodles so the few tiny bits of beef and carrots that topped the mound of pasta had to suffice for my dinner....so I went home hungry. Oh, and the starter plate was two figs....that's not a typo, two one-inch figs with a kernel of gorganzola cheese, and they weren't that tasty either. Loading up on the cheap ingredients like bread and pasta in a restaurant I've heard so much about sealed my decision to never return. Overall the portions were more suited for a small child (except the mountain of pasta). "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Thoughtful waiters, great food, can't wait to go back and enjoy happy hour on the new outdoor patio! The ice cream was the perfect way to finish our meal! Yum!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We decided to try them out for the first time because we had purchased a Groupon. Wow! I am so glad we did. We were only a few bites in and already planning our next visit."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "So, went for a Friday night date night. Had saved it as one of those, ok next time places. Very glad that we went. My girlfriend is the foodie...not me. But, she repeatedly has said, that was a very good restaurant. We ordered the artichoke & feta cakes for an appetizer. Really great sauce & tasty start. She ordered the wild boar ragout, and I ordered the duck with cherry chutney. Our hostess was great, upbeat, and helpful. My duck arrived, was really good, and that cherry chutney that sealed the deal for me...flipping divine. The taste I had of the ragout was spicy, but not hot find me a water glass spicy. Rather savory spicy. A signature dish and you can quickly taste why."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went to the Preservation Kitchen for this first visit during the 30 for $30 promotion and were very pleasantly surprised. Great food offerings and it was Washington Wine Month with nice bottle prices. We will go again. Don't miss the PK Alehouse attached as well."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "There was no music. So though the fire was romantic, it would have been nice to have a little mood music. The food was good but not outstanding like it's reputation suggests."
    Dined on 3/25/2014