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Preston's
Preston's

Preston's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.innatvirginiatech.com/dining_lounge/prestons_restaurant/
  • Email: PrestonsRestaurant@vt.edu
  • Phone: (540) 231-0120
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 9:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am;
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 1:30pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:0pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Chad Brodkin - Preston's Restaurant Chef: Jason Smith
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We provide two separate rooms to accommodate private dining requests.
  • Private Party Contact: Bianca Norton (540) 231-0115
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment on Thursday's from 5pm-7pm and Sunday's from 10:30am-1:30pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University City Blvd
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Preston's
“The leading restaurant in the New River Valley, Preston’s specializes in farm-to-table dining featuring premium meats and sustainable fresh seafood choices. Preston’s local artisan cheese selection, signature dishes such as the Seared Atlantic Salmon, the locally famous House-smoked Trout Crostini, and - of course - sumptuous house made desserts are some of the reasons you want to visit. Preston’s is known also for its progressive Wine Spectator Award winning wine list including many fine Virginia labels, hand crafted cocktails, and attentive service . Various nightly promotions make Preston’s always a fun place to celebrate great food and drink.”


Preston's serves breakfast and luncheon buffets daily with a rotating menu providing a variety of delicious fare including healthful selections. Dinner features an a la carte menu with selections for the most discriminating palette. Preston's is also the place for the New River Valley's finest Sunday Brunch.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I was surprised that this very large restaurant had such a small menu and did not offer any pasta or rice. However, the wine selection and food were quite good. The high ceilings and restaurant size made conversations "carry" easily since there were not many diners - another surprise since it was a Friday evening during high school Spring Break, and the hotel was sold out."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I go there almost every week. It is the highlight of the week"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The Brunch had a variety of foods. We especially enjoyed the salad bar and really liked the guitarist playing music during our dining."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We have eaten at Preston's on a number of occasions and find the service and ambience to typically to be excellent. The food served on this occasion was very good but just slightly below what we are used to, particularly the buffet selections. We will return again."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We love to enjoy Preston´s because of the excellent quality in its service and food. Although, we would appreciate a different variety of desserts, we have been enjoying this buffet since 3 years and we found almost the same desserts every time we go. Maybe we are too into sweets and we expect something different but pecan pie, apple pie, mini cheesecakes, cheese cake, a kind of hot bread and chcolate cake are constants. Wish you could change this variety and surprise us the same way as with the rest of the wonderful food. Suggestions: pastries, ice cream, chocolate truffles, lemon pie, crepes Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Preston's does not usually have many customers unless there is a conference there- so it is a good place for a quiet buffet lunch."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I e-mailed Preston's that we were celebrating my son's 21st birthday and wanted a special desert for lunch. They delivered perfectly-portioned, decadent chocolate cake slices with strawberries and a birthday greeting! The lunch service was spectacular, in spite of a busy, full restaurant. We were very pleased with the wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Open Table lists only this restaurant in Blacksburg. That worked fine for us for two reasons: (1) Preston's was the restaurant at the conference center/hotel where we were located -- so convenient, and (2) it's darn good food and service. There were two in our party. Over the three days there we tried several dishes: chicken thighs, steak, pork belly, mix of appetizers. All of the food was prepared well; the kitchen allowed us to substitute sides; the service was excellent; the wine list provided good choices. All in all, a solid restaurant in a college town."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinners of duck confit and crispy chicken thighs. Brad, the sommelier, did a great job picking a wine that went well with both our dishes. The chocolate bread pudding was excellent. A bit of a cross between bread pudding and warm chocolate brownie."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The lunch buffet was delicious and the restaurant accommodations made a group lunch meeting easy, enjoyable, and effective. The service and people were great."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The menu is limited but offers enough variety so that everyone in our diverse group found a meal that they were happy with. The items are prepared in interesting ways. The duck confit was excellent Serving sizes are perfect. The wines offered by the glass are mediocre but drinkable. The service is very friendly and helpful. This is definitely worth going to again."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I continue to enjoy dining at Preston at the Inn of Virginia Tech. So far I go there almost every Sunday except the days I am out of town. It almost becomes my "religion" every week!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "This is a favorite spot to go after church when we have family in town. The price is great and the food is DELICIOUS! They always have a carving station with prime rib available AND a chocolate fountain. YUMMY!!!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Wonderful food atmosphere and staff! I enjoyed the live music also."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "First and second courses were fabulous, dessert was a little disappointing."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We arrived 40 minutes early for a 7;00 p.m. reservation. There appeared to be (not certain) open tables but the specific table reserved for our 4 people was busy. We were seated at that specific table at about 6:50. I just wondered if we were required to wait for that one specific table, maybe not, but if we were you might consider reviewing the policy. It was a busy night and our waiter did a good job. I"m sure the kitchen was really busy The Chicken was excellent/."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The hostess needs training. She kept us in a long line while she escorted diners to their seats . She should have handed diners off to a waitress for seating."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This is the 2nd year in a row our family (party of 12) has celebrated Thanksgiving by dining at Preston's. The food is delicious and there is a large variety of food to try. The buffet line moves quickly and the servers are fast. I also appreciate that they have a separate table set up with food that the little children prefer (corn dogs, chicken nuggets, etc.)."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I've now been to Preston's several times for 'special day' brunches. Those where they push through a large crowd, such as Thanksgiving and Mother's Day, have only lunch items offered. For days with smaller draws, such as Christmas, the offerings include a waffle and omelette bar in addition to lunch items such as prime rib and turkey. The true brunch buffet offering both breakfast and lunch items (and a huge dessert bar) is far superior. The dates where only lunch is offered have nothing special. On a positive note, with reservations seating is quick and there are always small tables set aside with kid-friendly foods."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We had no service and had to bus our own table. Is not worth the high price to do that."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The quality and variety of choices on the lunch buffet cannot be beat. It is the best business lunch venue in town The servers are friendly and professional. They always feature a special chef's offering. Preston's is the best!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "What is going on with my fellow Open Table users. We so depend on honest ratings for first time visits to our restaurants. The food was average at best, overpriced and the servers were all underclassmen with little or no professional skills yet Preston's is rated 4 star?"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Had several wonderful dining experiences with out grandson who attends VT. He has a huge appetite and Preston's provided everything to satisfy his appetite. We will visit Preston's when we return."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Set within the Inn at VA Tech, Preston's offers a limited menu, with only six entrees, but they are very well chosen. You can view the menu on line. Try the smoked trout appetizer with a glass of NZ Sauv. Blanc. Loved the Duck confit- really a Duck cassoulet that was tasty and hearty and paired nicely with a glass of Malbec. A piece of crispy Duck skin made for a nice treat capping the confit. The Cajun spiced Sea Scallops were perfectly cooked with a mild cajun spice that did not compete with the scallop taste. It pairs nicely with the oven roasted brussel sprouts and a delicious cornbread pudding. Too full for dessert we did have coffee, which was fresh and hot, but less inspired than the meal preceding it."
    Dined on 11/1/2013