Preserved Restaurant

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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.
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vipclaudiom
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was awesome! Great food and service until the very last moment. My wife and I were drinking and eating from 4 pm to 6 pm. Having fun, until we were invited to get out because of another reservation. I don’t regret the more than 30% tip, but putting us out of the restaurant was terrible. Anyway, great place however, you need to know that it has a time stamp.

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vipDanielB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Relaxed yet upscale. Food is great, service is great, it's just the perfect spot

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Dspad
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gem of a restaurant South of the bustle in St. Augustine. Quaint residential home restored for dining, menu is clean & diverse with options for every palate. Service is exceptional.

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ThomasR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's worth the 80 mile round trip to come here twice a year for our anniversary and my wife's birthday. The food and ambiance are always outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Time reservation was changed due to weather and rain, but the service and staff went above to accommodate things that were not their control. Great service, food was amazing. Great dinner date night :)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first visit! Wish the weather would have cooperated to enjoy outdoor setting area. Our server was great, food was great. Perfect portion of being full and no need for a box. Definitely will return for another dining experience

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vipMaryS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!'

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CathyH
Naples
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and a lovely atmosphere. The food was delicious.

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MaryG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter was visiting from Chicago and we celebrated getting together for the first time in nearly 7 months. She was concerned about Covid here in Florida and was gratified to see how conscientious the restaurant was. Food was excellent. The charcuterie was delicious and my scallops were perfectly cooked. My daughter had the bouillabaisse and the flavors were complex, but light and respectful of the seafood. Fennel was definitely present, yet not overpowering. We shared the apple/fig galette for the perfect end to a perfect meal. The server had suggested a lovely French white (Macon La Roche Vineuse) that complemented the food and tasted fabulous. Our only suggestion for improvement is better coffee. Perhaps a nice French Press served at the table?

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vipcalgood
Jacksonville
149 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, The Preserved Restaurant is a superb fine dining restaurant in St. Augustine, and one of the best in Florida. It features a Southern Cuisine with French influence, a magnificent international wine menu, and wonderful, attentive friendly service. Dining is available outside on the porch or patio, and also indoors. I am a frequent patron and I love this restaurant. The chefs offer frequent specials including first course, entrees, and desserts. It's always a treat!

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Kathy
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. The building is lovely. My waitress was very professional and knowledgeable. My meal was exquisite. I had the mushroom bisque and the flounder special. Both delightful. My palate thought it was in Paris!

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Everything was great, the service was good as well as the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening with wonderful food and service.

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vipJaneS
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff.

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Searrman
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. My wife and I had brunch and it was excellent. Flavors are expertly balanced. My wife had the eggs Benedict with fried oysters and I had the steak and eggs. Biscuits and gravy was excellent. We look forward to going back when we are in the area. Also don’t forget to visit their butcher shop. The butcher shop is why we decided to try the restaurant. (No they are not near each other)

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vipGregC
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All around an excellent spot for brunch. Interesting menu, solid wine list and good service. And fair prices.

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CindyB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our birthdays and couldn’t have asked for a more delicious experience! The food was amazing and I can’t wait to go back. The inside space isn’t very large which is nice, but you’ll need to make a reservation in advance! They also offer a brunch which I can’t wait to try. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I went for an early dinner date. It was our first time and everything was amazing. Megan was our server and she was extremely knowledgeable with the extensive wine list and menu. She recommended a few of her favorites and took her time explaining all of the items on the charcuterie board. We will definitely be back!.

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gigi
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the dinner, food was delicious can't wait to return I will try the shrimp and grits next time

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LesG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great COVID 19 friendly environment! Excellent food and service. A "must" place to go to get you and your loved one out of self quarantine.

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vipCraig
Orlando
93 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service - great wine list but for older folks the print was near impossible to read in dim light - make it bold folks

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Preserved for my birthday. Wonderful wine list, we sat outside in the courtyard which was beautiful. The food was delicious (we had the short ribs and scallops) and they provided a birthday Creme brûlée. Our server was wonderful and we will definitely be back.

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JenniferQ
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great staff. Excellent social distancing.

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MikeH
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on service. Food is exceptional. Just a great overall experience!

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vipAngelaM
Naples
40 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Preserved is always a delight. Great atmosphere, they’ve done a beautiful job with the decor and setting. Presentation of the food is always gorgeous and service very well done. We’ve dined here many times and are never disappointed. PS The creme brûlée is authentic and outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Server with short bangs had such a snooty and rude demeanor. My only regret was leaving her 18% tip. She’s definitely

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vipFLBilly
London
38 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! And everyone wore masks and nobody complained!

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MartinB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about the place. Calm and peaceful neighborhood away from the main center. Food quality as exquisite and service was fantastic. We highly recommend the restaurant.

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DianeM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls birthday dinner
Outstanding food- charcuterie board was exceptional- order the cheese. Dinner coq au vin yummy and chocolate/peanut butter dessert. Ambiance was nice- historic old house- we sat indoors but plenty of patio and outdoor seating available. Great place for an “occasion” celebration.

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KenP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always celebrate our anniversary at Preserved and have always been treated special. Plus everyone on staff pays special attention to our dogs!

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MikeRuth
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time, food was delicious, one of our favorite Saint Augustine servers, Dianne, waited on us. Excellent craft beer and wine options. Delicious oysters and perfect short ribs! A great night out.

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JulingtonCreekDaddy
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our 25th wedding Anniversary and I’m so happy we picked this restaurant. Ate outside on porch. Music, food and service was outstanding.

We will be coming back soon!

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vipJamie
Jacksonville
29 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, great food and great service! Only place in St. Augustine I will drive from Jacksonville to dine.

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MattB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit. Wonderful. My son recommended it.

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vipSkiRacer
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I have eaten there many times. Was one of my favorites. I repeat, was. The charcuterie plate is always good and this time the same tray as always. The meal itself however, was terrible. I had shrimp and grits with corn. There was a few kernels of corn under the risotto. The risotto was bland at best and topped with literally thawed bland shrimp that you can buy anywhere in the frozen food section. They were not then grilled, fried at even claim close to anything hot. Pathetically bland and disappointing. My friend had their pork chop and he said it was good but but his voice inflection did not support it nor did his eating. It had a FEW fingerling potatoes next to it. Wow. Wait for the sarcasm .... impressive. With the new restaurants popping up, Chef Brian needs to spend time back at the restaurant and less time at the chop shop before it’s too late

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vipMattR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Presentation was also amazing. Would go back and try everything on their menu!

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AnnieB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always a pleasure. Service is great, menu changes regularly, and lovely wine selections. Their patio is beautiful as well. Very highly recommended.

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vipJulieH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lovely décor. I would definitely go back

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lydiab
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Impeccable. Quality, atmosphere, service. Fresh ingredients make a difference and that's what Preserved is all about. Every time I have ever been there it has been a Stellar experience.

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 2865 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.