Preserved Restaurant

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2243 reviews
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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.
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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a wonderful anniversary dinner here! Love that they take reservations and provide parking. The roasted oysters, bouillabaisse, and creme brûlée were outstanding! Servers were friendly and attentive. Excellent!!

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed my Birthday Dinner, unfortunately there was a family with a child & infant that did not allow for an appropriate expected dining experience due to the child & infant noise. Next time we will reserve our dining to a later time in hopes to avoid any young children & infants in the dining room.

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JM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is our favorite place in St. Augustine for Brunch or Dinner.

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M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends were in town and we knew we had to take them to the Preserved. The carrot fennel soup was so flavorful and aromatic.
The braised shortrib was fabulous and tender.
We rave about this place to all our local friends and to friends in Miami.
We can't wait for our next visit!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s Birthday

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FT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific experience. Lovely and quiet seating on outdoor patio. Excellent service. All meals at our table both beautifully presented and delicious.

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f
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

They were having front of house issues - lots of sad faces on staff.

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AA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place for a delicious, fresh dinner. The wine list is wonderful. The food is locally sourced and the menu has enough choice to make anyone happy. The service is wonderful and not obtrusive. There is ample parking. The setting is wonderful. We have been there at least 4 times in the last 5 months and will certainly be going back. Need reservations.

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JV
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

There were four of us dining and ever dish was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. Our server was knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. It was the best meal we have enjoyed out in St. Augustine or Jacksonville!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sooooo soooooo good. The escargot is amazing.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food service and ambiance. Would come back again!

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TD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The dining room is excellent but the noise level was high and made it difficult to talk. The bouillabaisse was excellent but the shrimp and grits was not. The shrimp was overcooked and tough and the grits came to the table lukewarm. At the end of the meal while I was in the restroom, my daughter spoke with the waiter about my meal but he did not reply. He brought the check. I paid and we left.

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TB
Savannah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Loved the scallops and tomato tartare

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RC
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was one of the best meals and dinning experience I have had in quite some time.

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

Our server was informative but not bothersome. His suggestions were great and the food was amazing as usual. The atmosphere is one of my favorite things about this restaurant- it was our anniversary and first night out since having our baby, and it was a perfect way to celebrate.

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MC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have already recommended Preserved to several friends!

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BT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 3rd visit and were not disappointed. We love everything about this restaurant. If you want a fantastic meal in a super cool place with awesome service go to Preserved! Can’t wait to come back next year for our annual visit.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Justin was a great waiter. The food was even better.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An ABSOLUTE NECESSITY for the brunch on Sunday! The food was amazing and the service was too.

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J
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing if it wasn’t so hot outside it would have been more enjoyable but besides that it was a very enjoyable experience. Will definitely be going back someday.

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PH
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there many times. The food and service are consistently excellent.

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S
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased with our experience. They had staff to take you to a waiting area and they would get drinks for you while you waited. Had to wait about 15 minutes past our 8:30 reservation to be seated, but it was not a big deal. Would definitely go back again!

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T
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at The Preserved. They offer local sourced foods and you choose if you dine inside, or sit on the Veranda or in the courtyard (which looks magical at night).

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SK
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated another family birthday at Preserved. What a great restaurant, delicious food served in a wonderful atmosphere, by a knowledgeable and attentive staff. One of our favorite places, we drive down from Jacksonville because its that good!

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TG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the interior of the restaurant...and the parking! Food was excellent! Only negative is the glasses of wine/beer were a bit pricey.

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TA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, great food and great service, can’t wait to go back!

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c
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This was my second time dining here and unfortunately, was underwhelmed regarding dinner. I selected the red snapper dish and had two dry small pieces of snapper on lots of creamed rice and sauce underneath. My friend had the scallops on top of lots of peas and corn. Her scallops were undercooked as they were barely warm on the inside. We did not ask to return both of our dishes, but they were sub par and over priced. The only good thing was good service and the chocolate mousse dessert.

I will not go back until the quantity and quality of the food is improved. I'll go to Ned's/Creekside/Black Molly/Panama Hattie's before I will dine at Preserved. LaPentola was my favorite and their portions and quality were outstanding. Sorry for bad review, but for over $150 tab, I expect more.

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F
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great classic southern brunch. The best eggs Benedict that I've ever had. Fab service, cute spot. Three of us all loved it.

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Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pork chops were cooked too long and service was slower than normal. An off night from usually good

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KS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much to your staff for making our birthday celebration memorable!

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C
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was hands down our best experience in St. Augustine. The service was fantastic and the food pairings and flavors were unrivaled! Highly recommend!

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JG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff made our anniversary dinner so special. We loved the food and relaxing atmosphere. Thank you!!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience of a classic Victoria style home turned into a restaurant was simply fantastic. The menu was first class and the food was superb. The service was definitely great as well as very attentive. My wife and I are already looking forward to our next visit to St. Augustine so we can enjoy another great meal at the Preserved.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an great meal, ambiance, and service. This was our first visit and you felt like you were treated like you'd been there numerous times. The scallops and Steak Frittas were melt in your mouth and the Caucuttirie board was a first for us with so many amazing local flavors.

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J
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with excellent staff and amazing food. Sitting on the porch in a summer rain adds to the old Florida feel! Must go again!

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TQ
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got the pork chop and my wife got the chicken and it was the best food we ever eat.

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DW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food...cool space. Service a bit spotty.

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M
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, as always. There were 3 of us. All of us had a different entree and we all enjoyed the food and dining experience very much.

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RH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were sat outside like most people who eat here. I became mosquito food but my wife was left alone. Food and music were very good. Definitely do the charcuterie board if that is your thing. The banana creme "pie" was fantastic as a finish. We would return and have already told our friends about it.

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