Preserved Restaurant

4.7
1604 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, French
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Supper
Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(904) 679-4940
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Whittington
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
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Parking details
Entrance to parking lot off of MLK Blvd.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Savannah
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our group of five had a wonderful dinner on the porch. Food was excellent. Started with the antipasto plate. The house made charcuterie was a pleasant surprise. Among the entrees, we had the cassoulet, the catfish, and the mussels. All were outstanding. Didn't have room for dessert, but they looked so good, we had them anyway. The wait staff was attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant. Two in our party were visiting from France. They were impressed. We would not hesitate to recommend the Preserved to others. When back in St. Augustine, we will most certainly dine again at Preserved.

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LL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food in a charming setting. I make a reservation every time I travel to St. Augustine - it is special.

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience. They do a great job working with someone that has a food allergy.

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HC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal and the weather was perfect for the porch. We recommend this restaurant. Very pretty setting and atmosphere.

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OT
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First trip to Preserved. Will definitely will recommend.

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JK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went here for our anniversary this weekend after hearing about it from a fellow foodie couple.
Jacksonville has no shortage of great eats, including Orsay and Blacksheep. But I must say this is a new favorite. Amazing food, great service and a beautiful Victorian venue. Definitely a top recommendation from us

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TD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, outstanding service, outstanding experience. Our table had a bit of everything- braised short ribs, shrimp & grits, scallops and pork chop. Each dish was prepared perfectly with an awesome presentation. I have lived in the area for 7 years - this was my first visit but will not be my last.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, excellent, excellent!!!! All around 5 stars!! From server - meal choices - dinner - AMAZING. Exceeds our expectations every time we come, which is why we keep coming back. Thank you!

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Love this place

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JB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Be prepared to pay perhaps more than you anticipated, but check the menu online if you're worried about the cost. In my opinion, the cost was well worth it - the food was exceptional. I'll be back.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu items and the wine list

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b
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience from start to finish. Fantastic food, service, wine... We were not rushed and felt like the staff was eager to share their enjoyment. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall the service is improving since we didn’t have to wait 45 minutes for bread but the young ladies at the hostess stand could pretend to enjoy their jobs just a little. A smile from either one would have been nice.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Sat on porch right at a window that was awkward with a couple on the other side

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ET
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. No bar so don’t get there early.

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V
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second trip to Preserved. We would go more often if it wasn't a few hundred miles from our home. The menu is interesting and the food is well executed. My husband's scallops were perfect, and I couldn't have been happier with my charcuterie plate. We ate on the porch and it was perfect.

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CD
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant in historical building. We could't have lunch as it was Sunday brunch. But very tasty

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TP
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience at the Preserved. Food is always fresh and delicious and service is fantastic.

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RR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit to Preserved and it has gotten better each time. Everything was top notch, food, service and ambiance. Our son who lives in Chicago and is quite the " foodie" was with us and he thought it was great.

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LW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I have been here several times and will continue to eat at preserved. However we had horrible service this time and 3 of the 5 meals we ordered were cold. The restaurant made this right but was disappointing that it happened.

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JW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated an anniversary dinner here and had a lovely experience. The service was wonderful, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere was just charming. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and will return again!

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d
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Preserved but definitely will not be our last. Our server was Pamela and she was spot on. She knew when to give us additional time to review and discuss the menu but was never far away. My husband had the soup of the day which was a velvety sweet potato soup with candied pecans. First rate. I had the arugula, roasted beet and blue cheese salad which was not only tasty, but had an elegant presentation. For the mains, my husband had the fish of the day (flounder) which he said it was one of the best meals he has had for a long time. I had the scallops which were equally good. We also had the creamed spinach which was out of this world. They also have a nice wine list. We were too full for dessert but we will definitely save room next time as they sounded wonderful. The ambience of the was restaurant was lovely as well. It is in a lovely restored old home in Lincolnville with a gracious wrap around front porch. The lighting was subdued and the music was great - Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, etc. The chef and owner have created a wonderful dining experience - one that will lure customers again and again.

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WA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have taken guests to the Preserved Restaurant many times for supper and Sunday brunch and have never been disappointed. The menu is wide-ranging, portions are ample and the preparation impeccable. I can vouch for the wines, soups, tomato tartar, shrimp and grits, sea scallops, and steak, among other dishes. In Saint Augustine, parking can be a hassle but not at the Preserved. In all, it is hard to beat as a high-end, yet casual dress place to dine.

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TH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the Shrimp and Grits! The butter for the bread is incredible.

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ZG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely be returning! It was great to celebrate at such a wonderful place!

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RC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I

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d
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, surprised I had not heard of this restaurant before. We had a great experience, would definitely recommend this to friends and will visit it again in near future.

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m
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think my server was cheryl, she was outstandiing. The whole experience waa amazing,

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DR
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem in St. Augustine that is a step above the other restaurants.

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BF
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and five-star food make Preserved one of the true gems of St. Augustine!

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WV
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Waited an hour for our food waitress forgot various requests. The potato’s were full of grease. Restaurant is very pretentious

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OT
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant for Sunday brunch.
One of the best restaurant desserts, with the sweet potatoe bread pudding!

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JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent fr the first moment we sat down. Wine, app, entree, coffee, all wonderful! (Too full for dessert)

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RM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, good service in a very nice setting (a well kept house with a large porch and surrounding yard all set with tables. All in all a very nice evening

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TM
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The other night was the 4th time we have been to Preserved and not one time did we regret it. Whenever we want a nice meal near downtown and want to go with some friends Preserved is top of the list. Every single one of us cleaned our plates from appetizer to dessert. Highly recommend

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SO
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful times visiting for our anniversary. Would highly recommend.

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LH
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the menu selections but would really like more poultry (chicken especially) options.

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Charming restaurant! We went for brunch on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it. We shared the spinach salad, which features goat cheese bacon lardons, very thinly-sliced apple and lightly dressed with a bacon vinaigrette. Delicious! I loved the 102 Bridge Eggs, which is similar to eggs Benedict, but has tender cornmeal-crusted fried oysters. My friend ordered the Eggs Benedict, and while it was good, it was a little disappointing. It is described in the menu as "English muffin, crispy prosciutto, soft poached eggs & hollandaise sauce." However, the prosciutto is more like a garnish than a key ingredient -- just a tiny sprinkling of bits on the top. Both were served with Lyonnaise potatoes -- perfectly browned new potato halves and caramelized onions. The atmosphere is lovely. I would definitely return for dinner on a future visit to St. Augustine.

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MP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More restaurants need to take notice of what Preserved is doing. Every aspect of our visit was seamless, executed to perfection, yet relaxed and casual. This place pays attention to detail where most other restaurants fail. I went for brunch. The menu had a wide range of choices. The porch seating was perfect. And all of it was locally sourced food. So good. Can't wait to go back again!

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ES
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came here for Sunday brunch to celebrate our recent marriage. We are just passing through the area, so I don’t know much about it, but I thought the neighborhood was charming and the renovated house the restaurant is in is absolutely beautiful. If the weather is nice, sit on the porch. The food was really good, so were the mimosas. Wait staff was really on top of their game. All in all, great experience.

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