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Preserved Restaurant, St. Augustine, FL
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Preserved Restaurant

4.8
4.8
4332 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (904) 679-4940

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brian Whittington

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 5 to 8 guests, please contact our Host Team at hostteam@preservedrestaurant.com or call 904-679-4940. Credit card required to book. We are unable to accommodate parties of more than 8 people. You may be charged $10 per guest if the reservation is cancelled within 24 hours of your reservation. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Neighborhood

    St. Augustine

  • Cross street

    Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

  • Parking details

    Entrance to parking lot off of MLK Blvd.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,332 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Great for fine wines

  • St. Augustine

    Best Overall

  • St. Augustine

    Best Food

  • St. Augustine

    Best Service

  • St. Augustine

    Best Ambiance

  • St. Augustine

    Best Value

  • St. Augustine

    Innovative

  • St. Augustine

    Neighborhood gem

  • St. Augustine

    Romantic

  • St. Augustine

    Good for special occasions

  • St. Augustine

    Most Booked

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  1. JG

    JimG

    Coastal Georgia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great scallops and short ribs. Highly recommend this restaurant. We will definitely go back again when in the area.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Heather was the best! Friendly, efficient and kind service
  3. TB

    TravelBugger

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous location in an old house, jazz music in the background and casually elegant service. The food was excellent and correctly portioned. I had seared scallops with a sweet potato hash with a slight spice - very good, $40. Hubby had the braised short ribs with mashed potatoes and mushroom/pearl onions, which he said was excellent- $38. Wine was $18 a glass. A bit bright inside and would have been nice to have it a tad dimmer…though the wine list is in tiny print and already hard to read. I would go here again with out of town guests or on a special occasion, since prices are a bit on the high end. Definitely one of the best restaurants in town, and we are locals.
  4. j

    joannew

    New Mexico

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Disappointed it didn’t have a full bar.
  5. LR

    LaurieR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The overall rating is due to the rain and the inability to shield completely from the rain.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent on every point.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always exceeds expectations!
  8. C

    Carebear

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food and service was outstanding. Food delicious. The servers worked together and took care of every detail and need. The restaurant is in a cute house. I would say the table are close together and the parking was horrible but otherwise it’s a gem.
  9. TH

    TomH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing. Benjamin was our server. Terrific! The host/manager Sarah was extraordinary
  10. AW

    AWCNM

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We sat in the courtyard and when it got chilly the heater was turned on for us. The waiter even served my daughters service dog bottled water ! We will definitely return.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service once again did not disappoint. A wonderful special occasion location! Our server Robert was excellent and accommodated our unusual dietary need (no onions). The hostess who sat us picked by chance our favorite table in the corner on the front porch. There’s street noise as you dine, but a comfortable level that does not require raised voices at the table. It adds to the outdoor ambiance. We will be back for our next special occasion.
  12. KT

    KayTee

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect ambience for a quiet date night in a charming location. While we visited during the cold snap, the courtyard was still a perfect choice, as space heaters worked to keep us warm(er). The fish of the day was tasty, cooked to perfection, but the standout for me was the etouffee. Having lived in New Orleans, I wasn’t expecting etouffee here to top that, but it did. There was a rich smokiness that was so memorable. The ice cream trio was a must! I will absolutely return.
  13. D

    Dennis

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual this restaurant is consistent with it's food and service. The wine list is one of the best in St Augustine. We always have a wonderful time with family and friends every time we go.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! Food, service and ambiance all wonderful!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Cold weather and we sat outside was only issue, which was not on restaurant
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pricey
  17. R

    Robert

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely evening in courtyard. Great service!
  18. M

    Mobay66

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb from start to finish. Robert is a true professional focused on doing his best work and taking care of his customers. Everything we ate was delicious from the seafood appetisers to the seafood entrees (shrimp and grits, bouillabaisse, and flounder). The broth of the bouillabaisse was classic in preparation, the seafood being perfectly cooked, and the crostini provided the perfect texture and additional flavour. The bread pudding with the bourbon caramel drizzle and brown butter ice cream was scrumptious without being cloyingly sweet Preserved has a well curated and extensive wine list. We sought their recommendation of a light bodied red wine that would complement the seafood. Two options were provided to us to taste and we were able to select one that was well suited for our meal. Preserved is a must for those seeking an excellent all around experience. We will return!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfection. The short rib was tender and tasty, the oysters fresh, the muscles perfectly cooked and the filets expertly prepared to the doneness ordered. Overall wonderful experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent all the way around!
  21. D

    Debra

    Washington DC

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our return visit to St Augustine we were sure to return to Preserved. Top notch meals in every way. My only complaint is that the restaurant was slow this particular evening yet minimal reservation slots were available through Opentable so I settled for an early reservation. I will call next time.
  22. VB

    VickyB

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice intimate setting. Excellent staff. I would recommend the porch The food was excellent. The oysters were flavorful Highly recommend
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy to have found this local Restaurant. Everything was wonderful. Parking was also easy since they have it on site. Highly recommend. .
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Preserved is, in my opinion, the best dining experience in Saint Augustine
  25. L

    Lela

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our meals were exquisite, however the creme brûlée stole the show. It honestly was heaven in my mouth. My advice, save room for coffee and dessert.
  26. PV

    PeteV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Preserved never fails to impress! We had the beef short rib, Cheshire pork chop and shrimp and grits. Perfectly cooked, exquisitely seasoned and elegantly presented. The staff is courteous, professional and highly knowledgeable about the menu and wine pairing selections. There's something to be said about a stress free dining experience paired with excellent food in a historic setting.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Be aware… beer and wine only. Nice selection of wine and local beers!
  28. KR

    KristenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We both had the braised short rib and it was exceptional ($38). Entree is served w/potato and vegetable so ordering an ala carte side is not necessary. We also ordered the charcuterie which was very good - and while it was certainly gourmet and unique, in my opinion - overpriced ($42 ttl w/the addition of both of the cheese offerings, $3/1 ounce). We received a complimentary creme brulee for dessert (friends birthday), which was a lovely gesture. It was also delicious and beautifully presented. Finally, the service was top notch - Definitely go to Preserved if you want to experience and enjoy a truly high end meal. Worth it !
  29. DS

    DeborahS

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , service and atmosphere Will definitely one back
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Food was really good! Wonderful wait staff!
  31. TC

    TracyC

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our dinners at Preserved Restaurant.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great restaurant.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aniversario
  34. TG

    TGeo

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner! Everything was delicious, wine list was amazing and service was friendly. Can’t wait to go back!
  35. WS

    WillS

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great time at Preserved. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and service! Shrimp and Grits and the Fresh Catch were both delicious and a nice spin on traditional southern classics.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional service and attention to detail. High quality ingredients and rich wine card of all over over the world. Highly recommend the baked oysters, mussel dish and the short rib.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. The food was fantastic.
  38. KD

    KarenD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience5
    80$ for one steak. There was nothing fancy about the steak
  39. F

    Feng

    Tampa

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dining experience. We ate indoors and our server, Robert, was very attentive. The short rib meal was outstanding and Robert’s wine suggestion was affordable and delicious.
  40. SR

    SusanR

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great meal in a great setting. Loved everything about it. Only thing that could improve is the bread basket, very mediocre. Exceptional food otherwise!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4332 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Preserved Restaurant

102 Bridge St Florida, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    St. Augustine

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Entrance to parking lot off of MLK Blvd.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Whittington

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (904) 679-4940

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 5 to 8 guests, please contact our Host Team at hostteam@preservedrestaurant.com or call 904-679-4940. Credit card required to book. We are unable to accommodate parties of more than 8 people. You may be charged $10 per guest if the reservation is cancelled within 24 hours of your reservation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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