Food was good, excellent service
Food was good, excellent service with 9 diners. Restaurant was not crowded.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
For the price, I found the
For the price, I found the Easter Buffet to be very mediocre. They had ham & lamb (neither were anything special)--they should also have had roast beef. The seafood and dessert selections also left something to be desired. It was convenient, since we had spent the previous night at The Inn at Virginia Tech. I doubt that we would eat there again or recommend it as something really good to anyone. Sorry!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Easter buffet was pretty
The Easter buffet was pretty good - I prefer their regular menu items, but overall, good experience, good service, and nice people.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall excellent experience.
Overall excellent experience. We had a reservation for a business dinner and arrived in the middle of a surprise winter snowstorm. To accomodate an unanticipated large number of guests and travelers without reservations the restaurant opted to offer a buffet dinner only for the evening. Due to the nature of our dinner the buffet was not ideal. The dining room mgt picked up on our dissapointement and provided our group with full menu service. Both food and service were excellent even though they were overwhelmed with a large crowed.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
When I arrived, I stood for about 10 minutes before anyone even seemed to notice I was there. There was a little snobbery from a bearded waiter that just brushed past me like I was inconveniencing him. When I finally did get seate, the lovely young woman that served me was full of energy and delightful. The food was pleasant, ambiance was adequate, prices were reasonable. It is a decent place to eat in Blacksburg, just don't show up near the end of the night.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The waitress was wonderful
The waitress was wonderful and very accommodating !
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Premier restaurant in Blacksburg
A rare find in Blacksburg, as most restaurants cater to college kids. Awesome food, excellent wine list, and superb service. Ambience is lacking due to design of dining room but still a great place.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb food and atmosphere.
Service was ok. Had to ask for more to drink and utensils.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
We came to Preston's while we were in town for our daughter's college graduation. The brunch was lovely. There were large ice sculptures and sculptures of melons throughout. The food presentation was very nice and the food was both plentiful and delicious. We had the breakfast buffet the day before and it was also wonderful.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great option for graduation dinner
celebration with large group. We had 10 people. Very good service. Good food.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was very good.
Everything was very good. The only thing we noticed was that by 1pm there were almost no so many variety of desserts. The dessert area looked a little bit empty.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and excellent service
On the Virginia Tech campus, Preston's is an excellent alternative to the busy and frenetic restaurants downtown (none of which take a reservation).
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Graduation Lunch buffet
Was convenient to graduation and great food and service. Nice guitar music. We were seated in an area where there were no other people, which was weird, and kind of creepy. All empty tables around us. Not sure what that was about. Chef came over to chat which was really nice and appreciated.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a party of 7 for a
We had a party of 7 for a graduation celebration dinner, food and service excellent, we're very pleased with experience
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Preston's has incredible food and service! We went for Father's Day brunch this past Sunday and had a wonderful time. It was busy but we were seated right away and the waiter was very attentive checking on us. There were so many delicious food options and the resturant was able to make the buffet brunch a classy affair. The cellist playing beautiful music really set a great ambiance. I will definitely be coming back to Preston's next time I'm in Blacksburg.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time and will return
We were celebrating a birthday and was our first time at Prestons. This turned out to be a real find. The service was very good and attentive. The food was just perfect . Three at the table had steaks and each a different cut and temperature and each raved over the meal. I had the scallops and have never had better. They were cooked to perfection and the flavor was over the top. All and all this is a place I will return to. One last mention is the cheese platter, the cheeses were presented wonderfully along with honey and quince. It ended the meal for me with the right touch. The birthday guest was presented with a creme berlee on a plate decorated with Happy Birthday, no signing or candles just a wonderful touch. Great meal.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Preston's is the dining room
Preston's is the dining room within a hotel/conference center at Virginia Tech University. The few times I have been it is never crowded so I cannot rate the above. The staff are students and service is excellent. The food is very good. It is great to have an option of fine dining in a college town.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The quality and variety of food on the lunch buffet at Preston's is always great. The servers are friendly and the food is presented beautifully.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful brunch buffet on
Wonderful brunch buffet on Sundays, reservation helpful
Eggs Benedict are perfect, real Hollandaise and yolks still runny, muffins tender and some crunch
Peel and eat shrimp are huge and perfect texture, great soups
Huge selection , something for everyone , breakfast or dinner
Good quality desserts, nice smoked salmon and special hors d'eauvres
This time there were flavorful cherry tomatoes stuffed with fresh basil pesto cream cheese
And smoked salmon capers and cream cheese rolled on toast points
Staff was very pleasant and attentive, live classical guitar music was wonderful
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
After an absence of two months from the city, Preston was the top choice as a place for a great meal.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Preston's is an outstanding
Preston's is an outstanding restaraunt. We took our daughter and her roomate to dinner and we throughly enjoyed ourselves. One caution - the menu is limited. We could all find something we liked easily - but check the menu before aking your reservation. The service was outstanding and the wine list was exceptional.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
For a university restaurant,
For a university restaurant, it was much better than expected. Not much of a selection on the menu, but what they had was very good.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prestons is a great spot inBlacksburg. The food and service was great. No worry about parking. Even though we were the last table seated we were not rushed. Being a college town this is a perfect "adult" place. Will be back.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice Dining at Va Tech/ Bburg
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.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
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!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.).
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM