Preserved Restaurant

4.8
3355 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 3355 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant in St Augustine. This place was great… try the duck! Went their with some work colleagues all of us from out of town… great food, service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Preserved acknowledged our anniversary w a complimentary glass of sparkling wine—nice touch

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vipPatty1978ms
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The steak was amazing as ever!

Unfortunately we had to wait 20 min past our reservation time because the table they had reserved for us was needed by another larger group. Hopefully in future they can keep at least a closer to reservation time as it was hit waiting in the “lounge”

Watermelon salad was very good and refreshing. We were there n my birthday so they gave us a creme brûlée which was good. As said before the steak was amazing. Too bad the cream spinach didn’t live up to the other items.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent.
Food was good though I was expecting much more for such a restaurant.

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BeckyW
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance and fresh food.

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MelodyB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diane is the best server ever! We love her and The Preserved!!!

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Dgrlk
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. The kindest service and the food was great

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KEVINH
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We totally enjoyed the whole experience as we celebrated our wedding anniversary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Not as good as last time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific menu, great wine list, and outstanding service. We will definitely be back.

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NegarH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staffing, food was delicious and good portions

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can always count on Preserved indoor seating to create the ambiance of a special dinner. The service is always excellent and the food is exceptional.

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Sheridan157
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an anniversary dinner. The best table, the best staff and server (Diane was superior!), the best ambience! Oh...and the food, spot on! We both had steaks (filet and ribeye) with whipped potatoes and creamed spinach as sides. And the bread pudding for dessert was so unique and delicious! Can't wait to return!

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RobertD
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was to the minute when we arrived we were sat in a great outdoor table.waiter was fantastic and from NY .Food was all great that’s why we come back.All staff 5 star.We already reserved a night in August

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food! One of the best meals we have ever had, to be honest. Dined here for our 13th wedding anniversary and was blown away. The escargot and bouillabaisse was excellent. Highly recommend.

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JohnM
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, Great food & service. Sat outside, a little noisy from cars & motorcycles passing by,so if you want a little quieter eat inside. Short rib was Awesome....so was the Creme brûlée

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PatsPointers
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely creative entrees and starters. Superb wine list which I understand is going to be increasing very soon. I was excited to find such a wonderful Restaurant in St Augustine and cannot wait to go back.

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BonnieC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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GaryH
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Probably the most overrated restaurant in St Augustine. Trendy but terrible food. As a Foodie I rate them a Two at best!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation in St. Augustine and we wanted a great meal with good atmosphere. Preserved delivered.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food and the place is immaculate I’ll be back soon

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Shorten
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience! Couldn’t have asked for more.

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TobieB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Veggie Shepard’s pie was excellent and gluten free as well. Great value for the money.

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Lourdes
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner cannot say enough about the ambiance, food and exceptional service .. had the seafood platter and scallops both were delicious!

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vipDinnerForTwo
Jacksonville
40 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The porch dining is the way to go, nice breeze, great atmosphere. Wine list is very good, Charcuterie Board was excellent. Specials Black Fish and Lamb Chops were excellent. Service was outstanding. One of the top if not the best in St. Augustine.

When did it become okay for tables of 4 or more to talk so loud and act like the restaurant was theirs? Not just at Preserved but anywhere anymore. It’s amazing how many ignorant people are out there.

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CUTraveler
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Outstanding food - truly exceptional! Our server was quite busy and had many tables to take care of (perhaps too many?) the atmosphere and music made for a very memorable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We came here from Miami to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. I was super excited since reviews are amazing. Food is great, one of the most delicious dinners I've had in a long time. Wine list is very interesting with great options. Service was a bit slow, our server was maybe new so we were waiting for sparkling water and few glasses of white wine around 15 minutes. We were refilling our red wine which is not a bother for me. Then he forgot to order our side dish so main courses arrived ten minutes before side of asparagus. In the end our waiter didn't know it's a birthday celebration even if I put it in when I made a reservation. He even asked us is it really a birthday or no... Overall, we enjoyed, nice dinner and delicious food!

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vipJohnS
Caribbean
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience. The food and service were great, as was the location and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as wonderful as I remember! Food is excellent. Love the charcuterie board.

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vipChristinaT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 30th anniversary and they brought us complimentary champagne. Our server was so sweet and very attentive. The wine list is amazing, as well as the craft beer list! My husband had the escargot for an appetizer and could not stop raving about the sauce that it came with! We both ordered steaks that were perfectly cooked. Sitting on the wrap around porch just added to ambiance of the evening. It was perfect!

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vipBrianJ
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great presentation.
Wonderful waitress. Great restaurant!
To be very picky, they could have removed plates quicker and replaced silverware.
Will definitely go back!

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PattiG
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My daughter and I visited The Preserved for second time and it was wonderful. Food outstanding and our server Megan was the best. She served us on our first visit last year and we were happy to see her again.
We decided the ambiance of dining indoors was better than courtyard but both very satisfactory. We will be back.

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vipFoodie
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal I have had in a restaurant anywhere in the Southeast. Every element on my entree plate was perfectly seasoned, prepared and balanced. And I was delighted to have an excellent glass of wine to complement the the meal. This is destination dining.

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BethR
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Preserved and always go for brunch on Sunday. We are sad they will no longer be offering brunch and will be closed on Sunday. Since we live in Ponte Vedra we don't like driving at night so brunch worked better for us. Hopefully, they will reconsider!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the sweetest, most quaint restaurant we’ve dined in. The service was on point, the food was amazing, and the ambiance was so tranquil. They even surprised us with creme brûlée for our anniversary! ❤️ we’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Meal was delicious. Staff was nice. Would recommend.

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CourtneyS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good food, but they have named the two opossums that live in their outdoor patio "Chuckie & Cheese". One of the opossums circled our table and the wait staff attempted to make it seem like something endearing. Absolutely disgusting and unacceptable for such a high caliber restaurant.

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vipWindswept1
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of fine dining with a touch of comfort foods. Diverse local sourced foods offered in unique tasty presentations. Diners are offered choices of indoor or out door seating any of which can be a satisfying dining experience.

We were cared for by an exceptional waitstaff in an elegant yet resort casual setting. The staff has been well trained by the resident sommelier. The pairing suggestions are always spot on. Reservations highly recommended.

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vipSandiW
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Blonde haired younger hostess greeted us with a somewhat snotty attitude which did not set our experience off on the right foot. We sat inside which is as dull and a bit underwhelming as far as decor. Our server was wonderful and the food was absolutely delicious. We’ll go back eventually to retry the outdoor seating which is beautiful.

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 3355 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.