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Preserved Restaurant, St. Augustine, FL

Preserved Restaurant

4.8
4.8
4017 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.

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Booked 25 times today

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 or more, please contact our Guest Services Team at hostteam@preservedrestaurant.com. Credit card required to book. Cancellation policy applies. 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

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What 4,017 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Best Ambiance

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Notable Wine List

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Outdoor Dining

  • St. Augustine

    Best Overall

  • St. Augustine

    Best Food

  • St. Augustine

    Best Service

  • St. Augustine

    Best Ambiance

  • St. Augustine

    Best Value

  • St. Augustine

    Fit for Foodies

  • St. Augustine

    Healthy

  • St. Augustine

    Neighborhood Gem

  • St. Augustine

    Notable Wine List

  • St. Augustine

    Romantic

  • St. Augustine

    Special Occasion

  • St. Augustine

    Most Booked

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  1. MB

    MelodyB

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Diane our server was amazing as usual! Food was awesome.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    This is our second attempt. The food was mediocre, service was strained. Just an awkward place overall. What I assumed was the manager walked around intently over and over but seemed to ignore the needs of our table. Our waitress was given too many tables so in her defense, she seemed stressed. Small things like the dishes our entrees were served on…mismatched. Just odd overall.

  3. RK

    RonKo

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Exceptional service, food and wine. Great atmosphere in a converted home. We dined on the porch which was quite pleasant

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend Preserved. The ambiance, staff, and food were excellent.

  5. BG

    BillG

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We love Preserved. It’s our go-to for special occasions. The food was outstanding as usual as was the ambiance. Our server was very professional but seemed to be busy, however others stepped in readily.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved this spot. Food was phenomenal and the service impeccable. Will certainly be returning. Highly recommend for a date or special occasion.

  7. d

    davidm

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thanks for the hospitality, we really enjoyed our time. Great food, wine and conversation.

  8. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great experience! Food was fantastic. Highly recommend.

  9. JC

    JoshuaC

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was great and the food was outstanding!

  10. T

    Trainguytom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food and presentation were excellent. The service and attention to detail were outstanding. This restaurant is top shelf all the way.

  11. C

    Charmy60

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Emond was excellent! Always on point catering to our needs. Knew what we need it before we even ask for it ! Great service good food!

  12. C

    Chrisstaugustinefan

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere. Food is excellent from filet to a carrot vegan soup. Also, outside is dog friendly. Best restaurant in St Augustine.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Made the reservation for my wife’s birthday, when we first started coming to St. Augustine they had just started to renovate this house, and before we came this time I found out that they had turned it into a nice restaurant. So of course I had to make us reservations. You won’t be disappointed, we sat outside on the porch and just sitting there with the breeze and the soft music takes you back to a time where life wasn’t as stressful. Where you could just sit down and enjoy a meal and not feel rushed, and that doesn’t even touch how good the food was. We chose the roasted oysters for our starter and they were delicious. My wife had the pork chop and she could not stop raving about it all night. I had the braised short rib, which was absolutely amazing. To me it was their version of a southern pot roast. And for dessert since it was my wife’s birthdays they provided her with a crème brûlée on the house. And that was the perfect finish to a wonderful, wonderful meal.

  14. BA

    BADRESTAURANT

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1

    We were celebrating a birthday. Sat outside because everyone told us we needed to experience it. Water dripped on the table all night AND there were ants all over the table. Disgusting cracks in the table. Not a great experience.

  15. K

    Kimberley21

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went here for a birthday dinner. Everyone was very helpful and I had a cake delivered which they prepared and brought out for a surprise! The food was great and the ambience was wonderful! Would definitely recommend and we will be eating here again.

  16. LB

    LynneB

    Jacksonville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our visit was outstanding. The service from beginning to end was very attentive without being intrusive. Our dinners were perfection, hats off to the Chef! We adored the ambience on the Front porch. We look forward to our return visit in the near future. She a lovely retreat for dinner in saint Augustine, Fl.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined on our anniversary and wow what a special experience. Highly recommend this hidden gem. We actually ate again here a couple nights later as the service and food was impeccable. You won’t be disposing. Food is amazing and wine list is extensive. Can’t wait to go back.

  18. BW

    BeckyW

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Asked for outdoor seating and ate out in the garden area for the first time. Service was a little slower but food and wine excellent. We had the chicken and the short ribs. My husband had the raw oysters and said they were outstanding.

  19. TP

    ThomasP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, local chef/owner really cares about what he plates. Simple menu shows they conservative on just good food. Loved the short Rib. Lived the desserts! We ordered lemon Rhubarb bread pudding and Creme Bruleé, both scrumptious! Great for locals like myself, but especially visitors on the old house location, so southern!

  20. MP

    MattP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic steak and shrimp and grits. Terrific ambiance. Love this place.

  21. PJ

    PaulJ

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    We were celebrating a birthday and arrived at 7:30pm. Just two of us and we were seated inside. Eamon was our waiter. It started off well as we ordered salads and drinks. The salads arrived, we enjoyed. Eamon asked if we were finished with the salad portion and we said yes and instead of clearing the dishes, left them on our small table for 25 minutes. The plates were finally cleared and we literally waited another 42 minutes for the two entrées. We watched tables of guests who all arrived after us getting their entrées and Eamon was no where to be found. We finally received our entrees by another waiter at 9pm. At this point we were ready to go but since we were celebrating a birthday, we made the mistake of ordering dessert. We then waited another 24 minutes for the desserts. Eamon stopped by to tell us there was a table of 10 who ordered dessert and that we would be delayed. We then canceled the desserts and asked for the check. The check was then incorrect twice, going to and from the back and finally appeared via a supervisor who blamed the errors on the processing system. They then comped the desserts to go and we left at 10pm!! Note: we arrived at 7:30pm. I rated the food higher because it was good but the service experience was downright terrible and our birthday celebration was ruined. We were so glad to leave at the end. Lastly, the indoor dining room was extremely loud.

  22. KK

    KevinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    our second time dining at Preserve and we had a phenomenal experience. just as we did in this past.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always perfect, good food service and atmosphere. My absolutely favorite date night location

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The server, Debra, was impeccable in her Knowledge of the menu and her descriptions of taste were beyond anything required. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will be returning soon

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Food was good, corn chowder was amazing. Kind of a date place.

  26. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Preserved is consistently a wonderful restaurant. The locally sourced menu is prepared in a creative fashion and is absolutely delicious. The staff are knowledgeable and professional. The ambiance is relaxing and their wine menu is superb. One of our favorite restaurants.

  27. KP

    KimberlyP

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food and service were excellent. We made reservations in advance. They originally tried to seat us at a table by the wall but I preferred to sit by a window and they accommodated that. The other diners were respectful of keeping the noise level down. The Crème Brûlée was excellent, but I recommend you split it!

  28. MA

    MarieA

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary dinner that left nothing to be desired! Excellent escargot, tile fish and scallops with creative garnishes and tasty sauces. Wonderful service and a special occasion treat of scrumptious creme brûlée!

  29. MD

    MDRRJR

    Bolivia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food, wonderfully presented, and expertly served.

  30. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect place to go and just celebrate life:). A nice treat. Dessert was good too - get the brownie

  31. T

    Timbrentwood

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All courses were great. The 5 star reviews were accurate.

  32. M

    Martin

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, great food, great service, can't ask for more! The value was really good for the quality of the food and wine. We'll be there again for sure!

  33. P

    Paige

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    We have gone to Preserved several times before and the service and food is always incredible. However, when we went last night, it was not their best night. We had a reservation for 7:30pm, and a spot was not reserved for us. We had to wait an extra 30 minutes from our reservation time to even get seated. Our waitress was kind, but they must have been short staffed, as the waitress did not come by very often. After we placed our food order, it took almost another 45 minutes for our food to come out. We then felt uncomfortable as the restaurant closed at 9pm, but since we had to wait extra for our reserved table and then for the food to come out, we felt rushed and uncomfortable to finish our meal as we ended up needing to stay past closing. Generally I love this place and the ambience, however we were disappointed in the wait times and lack of a reserved table for us. We had plans after dinner and we’re not able to make those plans since we needed to wait much longer than anticipated. The food was still delicious.

  34. JP

    JillP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had been wanting to try Preserved for some time, and finally made it there for my husband's 50th birthday. Everything was outstanding - from the Hostess who was so gracious and sweet when we arrived late for our reservation, to our waitress who was lovely and attentive (but not "overly attentive). The location, ambience, and food were all top notch. We cannot wait to come back!

  35. SQ

    SandraQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    A wonderful dining experience. The food was prepared and presented beautifully and we were delighted that we received a complimentary dessert for my birthday. I would recommend this restaurant highly and we will be returning in the future.

  36. JH

    JonathanH

    Jacksonville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second time dining here and in a word it was tremendous. I have nothing but accolades.

  37. JG

    JanetG

    Treasure Coast

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were there for our Anniversary and it was outstanding. Exceptional food, great service and very nice location. Very highly recommend

  38. S

    Stuckfoodies

    Orlando

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food prepared with care, local ingredients and freshness that makes this an outstanding experience. Charcuterie board one of the best I have had. Flavors and quality abound. Had scallops for an entree. Cooked perfectly and use of texture and flavor perfect. Dessert left us speechless. Salted brownie was buttery, sugary, chocolaty and fudgey all at once. Highly recommend.

  39. k

    kathleenh

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our favorite restaurant in St Aug. Outstanding service, staff, atmosphere and food. We love sitting outside in garden area. It is worth price for a special dinner. I had the duck and my husband has the drum fish of the day. Madeline was our server and was great. All the staff assists which is why the service is so good!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great restaurant. Every aspect = food, service, everything = excellent. We will dine here again.

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
  • 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

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 4017 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Preserved Restaurant

102 Bridge St Florida St. Augustine, FL 32084

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 or more, please contact our Guest Services Team at hostteam@preservedrestaurant.com. Credit card required to book. Cancellation policy applies. We look forward to hearing from you!

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