Great new spot
We were one of the first tables they sat on opening night. We had a great time. Food, service, decor - all we're lovely. I'd definitely go back. I hope they do well.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & Great Service
Our waiter Ty was awesome, he was helpful, knew the menu well, and made great recommendations. The food was very good and very fresh. Every dish we tried was unique and absolutely delicious. The restaurant itself is a very cool place. Can't wait to return and try more of the menu!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cool place! ; )
went around the time it first opened so they didn't have the ice installed yet (was explained as a giant piece of ice displayed in a refrigerated case) Anyway, the decor was cool and the food was great! Romantic date spot. The only thing that was odd was the bar upstairs had bar tables that you were forced to use a cocktail waitress for- but she hardly seemed to come around- so we waited forever.The bar was right in front of us but you were not allowed to order from the bar- even tho the bartender was not doing anything. Anyway, no biggie on that- all good. A standout was the cookie/ ice cream sandwich desert. Loved that. Bottom line, everything was very good and would go back (and also have recommended to friends ; )
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Uniquely New York
Greeted kindly and led down a spiral staircase (out of a Tim Burton movie) to our table nestled near the wine cellar and open kitchen. It was quaint, our waitress was knowledgeable and kind and the food was outstanding. From fresh L.I. oysters, to pickled vegetables to a 30day aged ribeye steak... it was all divine and something out of a movie. Great place for a first date or for a group of friends enjoying a night out.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Doing It Right
Refreshing to find a large scale installation themed restaurant that hasn't lost sight of the point -- delicious sustainably sourced food, wonderful cocktails and balanced wine list, attentive, friendly, efficient, and professional service staff. We were a party of four, seated at the Chef's banquet style shared table with a good view of the kitchen staff at work. Fiddleheads, truffle frites to start, main entrees - pork chop, lamb, scallops, cod, dessert - chocolate bread pudding baked in a cast iron pan, tart - YUMMO. four glasses of albarinho, two beers, and compass rose cocktail. Total: $240, including tip.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Deceived but satisfied
Could have sworn I saw a huge lunch menu online but they were only serving from a small brunch menu until dinner. Either way the food was good and the sangria was bottomless.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new find
Fun place with great food. Staff is warm and efficient, but not overbearing.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is a unique place, waiters believe in what they say about the food, not pretentious, very special interrior design, great food! Overall, very recommended!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is amazing and great service to boot! Thanks Nicollet for taking such good care of us.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
unique dining experience
Love this spot. Ambience is amazing and food is wonderful. We started in the upstairs bar with drinks and oysters and then moved to our downstairs table. Piano bar, made from recycled pianos was rocking. There were 4 of us dining and we all enjoyed it. Servers are very friendly and really know the menu. Fun part of town as well.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boutique drinks and fried chicken
Boutique cocktails and fried chicken for brunch? Why not? Also, try the lobster benny.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great rib eye. $1 oyster happy
Great rib eye. $1 oyster happy hour is a winner. 2 midwestern girls will visit again! Terri and Ann
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Brunch Spot!
Preserve 24 was the perfect spot for my husband and I to enjoy a Sunday brunch. The food and coffee is fabulous! The wait staff there is extremely friendly. I love the decor and atmosphere of the restaurant. I highly recommend this spot for brunch, or any other meal for that matter!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The coolest restaurant... Great food and the best priced wine list in the city. Top restaurant without paying big money. It's a MUST GO!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Phenomenal brunch, great decor and super attentive staff.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Decor - Great Food
When every item on the floor, ceiling, walls & furniture are so carefully selected that the restaurant itself becomes a piece of art, you expect a weak spot. It wasn't the wine, beer or cocktails... All were great. The food was fabulous. The lobster Cobb & the Salmon ere both beautifully presented & delicious! With no room for desert we asked about the "MovieNight". We were blown away! We shared the popcorn ice cream with chocolate covered peanuts & a Coca-Cola reduction. Sounds intriguing & bizzare but all four of us loved it!
We couldn't find a wek spot!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Preserve twice now. The first time was for a client dinner on a Tuesday night and the place was hopping. My favorite dishes that evening were: Truffle fries, Lobster Cobb, and Crab and shrimp appetizers. The staff was kind, intelligent, and efficient. After dinner they brought complimentary desserts which was a nice touch with the clients in town. I liked it so much, I took my parents the following weekend on a Saturday night. I was shocked that the place was dead. We were the only table there, but the food and service was still impeccable. Please try: Steak, sliders, crudo appetizer, crispy oyster sandwiches. Mike was an incredible server, request him! I'll be back again for sure.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed our brunch
Really enjoyed our brunch and the atmosphere - lots of good food and coffee!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was plentiful and outstanding. Great atmosphere too. Truffle frites were outstanding!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The decor is as pictured if you check out the pictures on their website. It is pretty spectacular. Downstairs has the main bar and additional seating. While it does get louder down their it is where most of the decor you see in the pictures is. We were seated upstairs unfortunately so we went downstairs for a drink after. The food is overpriced. 3 medium size scallops over pork belly was $30. However, the truffle fries were really good. The specialty cocktails were overpriced as well in my opinion. It comes in a 12 oz glass filled with ice leaving about 4 oz of liquid which maybe 1.5 oz was alcohol. All for the very low price of $14. Stick to the beer. I would go again to have some drinks to start the night, and go somewhere else.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Bacon Waffle & Ice Cream
Brunch was delish. I love the vibe and the decor. Only negative was the waiter who at first seemed niceivie then disappeared after our food was served. Never offered coffee, drinks or anything. We had no water to even drink. Our bill was literarily just the food - which was all great - but we couldnt even take advantage of the nlmited sangria ( which we found out about later) because we were never offered anything. I go here often and it was the first time I had a problem with the service but then again I always sit and eat at the bar. Awesome bartenders
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my B-day brunch at Preserve24 and had a wonderful time. The Rum toast was FANTASTIC!!!! Thank you Preserve24 for a great start to a truly Blessed day!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Where's the ice?
Answer: Greenland til march. Got a table right in front of the open air kitchen, very cool! Ordered pretty much every starter on the menu, and fried chicken with honey wasabi and rosemary mashed potatoes as our entree (yes, it sounds amazing because it was...and only available on Tuesday). Bone marrow (2 huge bones) with perfectly grilled crostinis, grilled endive salad with bleu cheese dressing (amaze balls!) and heirloom tomatoes, oyster sliders ( a must!), and tuna tacos. Our server, his name escapes me, was very knowledgeable and answered the numerous questions about food, drink, and the "ice". Drinks were delicious ( Seawitch). All in all a great 2 1/2 hour dining extravaganza...we plan on going back, but we are waiting for the ice!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good choice in LES
Totally conveniet spot right off of Houston and Allen. We got seated right away. We stayed upstairs since one of us was on crutches and was hard to go downstairs. I think the ambience would have been better downstairs (livelier). The bar seemed to be happening though. We had the small platter as an appetizer followed by the gnocchi and the roasted chicken and finished it with sorbet (not on the menu). I thought the gnocchi was perfect (got the appetizer version instead of the full plate and that was more than sufficient). The roasted chicken was delectable. The service was efficient but nothing to brag about. Overall a good experience.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The brunch menu includes some inventive twists on comfort food; the cocktails are great; the service was super friendly and helpful.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The true measure of a restaurant
The true measure of a restaurant and its staff is how they respond to simple requests. I am happy to say that my experience at Preserve24 was great. The managers and host staff were amazing in accommodating our request for a different table as our group of five did not have to be squeezed into a small front table. They found us a great table and it made the meal that much better. The food, service, and drinks were all top notch.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service exemplary
My son and I had dinner on Tuesday and went whole "beef". Marrow and porterhouse. Just delicious. But our evening was really enhanced by our server, Sienna. She is a perfect representative of the philosophy and was helpful and engaging as we moved from oysters at the bar and cocktails to a table where she served.
Just have to say, was slightly disappointed in lack of horseradish option with oysters. But will be back when I save my pennies.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great restaurant for brunch. I went there with a group of friends and I liked that the restaurant is spacious and they are not rushing you out like most tiny and tight brunch places in New York. The food is good, nothing special to be honest, so I thought that it was a little bit pricey, but the ambiance and service is great and I had a great time with my friends.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
<3 unlimited sangria brunch
delicious food & unlimited sangria - what more could you ask for!?
they were anything but stingy on the refills, which was quite wonderful for our girls brunch.
will be back. often.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun brunch spot
The food at this place made up many times over for the spotty service. It was a great atmosphere with exceptionally creative and fun brunch items. The Chorizo Mash and LES Runny Egg Sandwich were particularly great.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my boyfriend here for
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we had a great time.
First of all the interior designer for this place is a genius.
The entire ambiance provokes nostalgia and an urban american identity.
This restaurant knows what it wants to be and is successful across the board.
The food was great (love the bone marrow) and the service was perfect (our server independently sung Happy Birthday to my boyfriend).
I definitely plan on going here again.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Preserve 24 was one of the
Preserve 24 was one of the coolest and most interesting looking restaurants I have been to in NYC. On top of that our brunch food was amazing and our server was excellent. Overall had a great experience - would recommend to others and go back myself!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The reviews on yelp said it
The reviews on yelp said it was kid friendly, but they don't have high chairs / the table we had didn't have room for a stroller - just FYI to parents.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I joined our daughter that lives in the area for Thanksgiving. We did the Thanksgiving buffet. The food was your traditional fare, turkey, ham, salmon, shrimp, and oysters. The sweet potatoes were tasty as well as the two types of stuffing. Many veggies with great brussel sprouts. The desserts were average. Have had better, but overall everything was delicious and good value.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM