Preservation Kitchen
Preservation Kitchen

Preservation Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.preservationkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 4254081306x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Daily: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

    Brunch:
    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: 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 WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Preservation Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (43)fit for foodies (32)special occasion (29)great for outdoor dining (28)romantic (22)good for groups (19)great for brunch (18)notable wine list (15)great for lunch (13)kid-friendly (12)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Relaxed Dining
    Cindy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We came on a lovely 80+degree day in mid-September, brunched outside on the patio among young families with children, and were delighted with the locale. There is a lovely play area for children, allowing adults to sit and enjoy their food and conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would return when I was in town.
    Burnouts
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I liked being able to make a reservation online. When I got there the staff was very friendly and I was seated right away. The drink selections were great with local beer and wines. I had the caramilized ribs that were cooked perfectly. Only thing I would note is a balance to the sweetness would have been appreciated. The sauces went well with the more savory aspects of the dish. Very happy overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Brunch
    BeckiVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Brunch is very affordable. The entrees (eggs benedict and the Mount Baker) were delicious as was the jalepeno infused bloody mary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    Newplaces
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The service was fantastic. The menu was full of great choices. Our meals were great. We went to Preservation Kitchen to celebrate our 44 wedding anniversary. We will most definitely return and will recommend to others that they go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Eilasor
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I made reservations for two. We were placed at the best table in the dinning room. It was lovely. I brought my girl friend here to see what her thoughts were about using this restaurant for meeting people from the internet. She thought it was a great place. Our waitress was wonderful. The salmon was very good. I love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sept.7 2014 Brunch
    thavey
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Met some friends we hadn't seen in a decade for brunch, following the previous day's wedding of a mutual long-time friend. We loved the ambiance of the old house, old furniture, eclectic outdoor area. Food was plentiful and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dining in Bothell, WA
    Tableopen
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We chose Preservation Kitchen as a venue to meet an old friend who we had not seen for over two years. It was a perfect place for our long conversation over an excellent dinner. This place is situated in what used to be the estate of the city mayor. The current owner has operated this restaurant for about six years, and it gets consistently good reviews. We enjoyed their Wild Boar Ragu (excellent, with just enough spice, and plenty of vegetables over perfectly cooked pasta), and a vegetarian risotto. The wine list, though not extensive, provided good choices for pairing with the menu. Our only glitch was with the very limited parking available, though free valet parking was offered. We will be returning to Preservation Kitchen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eilasor
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I had not spent time with my brother since the death of our mother. We were at our table for hours catching up with our life's. The waitress we had was fantastic she checked in with us and there was no pressure to hurry us along The food was wonderful, I couldn't of asked for a better table Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Annieo2
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful food. I had the Wild Boar Ragu. A bit spicy but delicious. My husband had the duck confit. It was good but a bit greasy, he said. Duck is a bit greasy anyway. The dining room is lovely. It has the look of the 40's. We had a great server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch done right
    Bacon4ever
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was our second trip to P.K. and we were again pleased by the whole experience. Brunch at 11am on a Sunday was easy to book (less than a week in advance) and the food was delicious and promptly served.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place, fantastic dinner
    FeChef
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely!
    2hot2handlelol
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Never Go Back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pub vs. Restaurant
    AbovetheNormVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy hour on the back patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful place to dine
    SnoCoFam
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Very attentive, wonderful food choices and quite filling portions, would miss it if your drove by (fun little hide-away)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new favorite breakfast spot!
    Kait
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Medium stars
    katierose
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • debbie keller
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NW Natural Standard
    LariatVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Local Option
    fourbyfour
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wanted a special night but..
    2tsie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great surprise
    fredeversiani
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Reservations Preservation Kitchen
    1PickyEater
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond disappointing!
    KarmenRayneVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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 :(
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 592 reviews are from the Preservation Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Good food, not so good timing
    probably2picky
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been better
    2couplesout
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    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.
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  • doesn't hit the mark
    fooddood
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thumps Up!
    decor500
    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".
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely brunch location
    Yumyumdiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful experience at preservation Kitchen and we will definitely return
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate a special event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place!
    janepez
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem in the rough
    Tyrone
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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. :)
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food and Service
    SeattleGuyVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great!
    Run2Eat
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.