Preserved Restaurant

4.8
3459 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Preserved Restaurant is an ingredient-driven restaurant located in the beautiful Lincolnville Historic District in Saint Augustine, Florida, on the corner of MLK Blvd and Bridge Street.
Preserved Restaurant, owned and operated by James Beard Award nominee Chef Brian Whittington, serves authentic, locally-sourced, ingredient-driven southern cuisine, giving homage to the history of Lincolnville.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3459 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CheM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal, superb flavours and portions were perfect. Fantastic top notch service.
Our outdoor table (Table 21) was a bit awkward to sit; as there were guests inside the building and we were staring at each other through the window as both parties ate.
Recommend adding a espresso to the menu! ;)

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vipEllenO
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!

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StokesO
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely one of the best, most thoughtful, high end culinary experiences in Florida. If you are looking for something special while in St. Augustine, you will be in for a treat when you go here. I always recommend sitting outside on the porch or in the garden, the ambience is so lovely!

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BuddhaB
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was our server and presented the menu in a very knowledgeable and professional. His support team were prompt with plate delivery and beverages. Our first visit was exceptional and will not be our last. The ribeye was prepared to perfection and the demi-glace was mouthwatering. My wife's Shrimp & Grits may have been the best preparation of this recipe we have ever had! Wonderful experience! Thank you Nick for that experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is first class from the moment you are greeted by the hostess to your bill and everything in between. 5 star food level and just an amazing experience overall.

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vipLuvtoeat
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We sat inside and I thought the music should be more of a background music. Better speakers can take care of that and would be pleasing to the ear and more inviting. Actually I found the music took away from the ambience and was too loud at times.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously the very best food and service I have ever experienced!

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GregV
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, this place gets it right. From your first greeting by the hostesses until they wish you Goodnight, you’re made to feel welcome. The music, the simplicity of the table settings, the smiles of the serving staff make you comfortable. Our server, Meghan was well informed and charming. The food was perfect. Delicious and filling. Preserved has been our number one go to when we visit St Augustine since they opened. It remains our number one go to. Can’t wait to return.

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KateS
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent experience. Lovely ambiance. The food was really very good. I would highly recommend it. One of the better meals we had.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess went out of her way to find the best seat for us.
The server was attentive and her wine suggestions were perfect.
We loved the food and will dine there again when we are back in St. Augustine

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time in St Augustine and we were also celebrating 9 years of marriage. Preserved was perfect. Service was great and food was absolutely delicious. For sure the highlight of our week long vacation.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the ambience and the great service from our waiter Nick. I am sure to go back again to sit outside in milder weather.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish our dining experience was top notch. We order oysters and a really elegant bottle of wine that the sommelier suggested. I had a filet with a red wine Demi glaze and my partner had scallops which both were cooked perfectly. We were celebrating my birthday and I had creme brûlée for dessert and bread pudding.

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KellyW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was adequate. Wouldn’t go back probably or recommend. Finding parking was a nightmare.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. The roasted oysters and the bouillabaisse were phenomenal. The ribeye was a bit salty for my husband and he felt it was a bit overpriced given the saltiness of the Demi+butter topping. The bubbles to celebrate our anniversary were a very appreciated touch! Would definitely dine again!

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S213
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience and phenomenal food and wine selections.

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SabrinaQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My overall experience i.e. food, staff, and ambiance was exceptional

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MaryS
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Preserved did not disappoint! It deserves a 5 out of 5. Delicious food. Excellent service. Lovely Old Florida ambiance. I will definitely return I’m the future when I travel to St. Augustine.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Horrible service. Waitress was rude and seemed to be bothered at the fact that she had to be there. We go to this Resturaunt yearly and have never had this issue, so that was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful restaurant with attentive service and amazing food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming house with great ambiance. Hope I get to sit outside next time. The short ribs were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was expecting a good filet and received a phenomenal filet, wife’s thick cut pork chop was cooked to perfection. We frequent St. Augustine and this is our best meal by far. A little off the beaten path (5 min extra walk ) well worth it!

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ChrisG
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Impeccable service. Great music and ambiance. We love this place.

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vipRandom
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food exceeded my expectations. Service was great. We enjoyed sitting in the courtyard. Beautifully restored home in historic Lincolnville.

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champ
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and even better service.

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vipCBOW
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

When preserved called to confirm the appointment I asked if the outdoor dining was shaded and was told it was. Most seats that is probably true but if you get seated in the wrong seat don’t expect anyone to do anything to help you and keep saying we have all these other guests that have reservations… well I had reservations too!

Food was good but I will not be back. The hostess apparently runs the place and every person working there is afraid to change her plan.

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StAugDog
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very attentive. Food is superb. A must visit restaurant in St Augustine.

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EricW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner! Food was great and chef is creative. Great atmosphere! My wife says we have not had a better meal out.

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vipAce1
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food, service and wine list are always amazing! We look forward to our next visit!

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LindaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. This was our 2nd time at Preserved. Will definitely be back.

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere- pricey, but worth it!

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vipMichaelT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable; food was exceptional; ambiance (outside) was romantic.
Best pork chop I have ever had; wife had the halibut which was fantastic.
Was there for our anniversary.

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PatrickL
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great restaurant. We have dined there eight times and each time it was a pleasure. Plus on-site parking, which is almost unheard of in Saint Augustine.

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christinew
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Scallops were absolutely delicious, best I’ve ever eaten. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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SusanK
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our night out to Preserved was flawless. Started with excellent customer service and a lovely ambience on the front veranda.The watermelon gazpacho was a delicious
surprise, light and refreshing. My husband loved his scallops and my shrimp and grits was complex and very flavorful. We ended with cream brûlée which was a perfect ending ( wish it hadn’t ended!). And Dianne and her waitress in training gave us excellent service. Thank you for a very special Anniversary dinner!

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Waldosmom
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating, great service & delicious food. A great night out!

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southernprof
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with an excellent menu. They put interesting twists on their dishes.

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JamieC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was amazing!

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vipNJLB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

FAQs

Preserved Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 679-4940.

Preserved Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3459 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.