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Preserved Restaurant, St. Augustine, FL

Preserved Restaurant

4.8
4.8
4065 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 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 to 8 guests, please contact our Host Team at hostteam@preservedrestaurant.com or call 904-481-6744. 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

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What 4,065 people are saying

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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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    Romantic

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    Best Overall

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    Best Service

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  • St. Augustine

    Fit for Foodies

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    Healthy

  • St. Augustine

    Neighborhood Gem

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    Notable Wine List

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  1. t

    tamih

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is a beautiful old home in the residential area. Quiet and lovely. Food was delicious. I’m gluten free and staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Excellent service and amazing food.
  2. ML

    MarleneL

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside on the front porch, lovely atmosphere…The service and food were exceptional. Can’t wait to go again!
  3. R

    Random

    Cincinnati

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Charming location. Great wine list. Sadly, no cocktails.
  4. S

    Shai

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never ceases to amaze me, this is our third time coming and the food just keeps getting better each time. Also service here is sub par!
  5. I

    Itsfriday

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal on the porch. Dinner was delicious
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall an amazing experience! We went here for our 3rd wedding anniversary dinner date and from the time we arrived until the time we left, the experience was great. The service, the food, and they treated us to a crème brûlée because of our anniversary. Truly such a great dining experience.
  7. JE

    JeanneE

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The restaurant was beautiful. My husband enjoyed his dinner. I did not enjoy mine. The shrimp in the shrimp and grits were below par and quite fishy. The lemon bread pudding was delicious. Our waitress was excellent.
  8. AB

    AndrewB

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    FOOD AND SERVICE ALWAYS OUTSTANDING. FOUND OUT, IF DINING IN THE SUMMER THOUGH CHOOSE INSIDE DINING. BUG BITES ON VERANDA SEATING. (summer only) BRIAN, SARAH, HEATHER (our server), AND THE TEAM ARE ALWAYS ACCOMMODATING AND ATTENTIVE. THE PRESERVED RESTAURANT & THE CHOP SHOP ARE TWO EXCELLENT PLACES THAT PROVIDE FIRST QUALITY FOOD AND SERVICE ALL AROUND. THANKS, AS ALWAYS ANDY B.
  9. R

    Robert

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were very professional and attentive, our salads were unique and delicious, the steak was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent!! My husband had the filet. Cook perfectly. Fantastic favor. He stated one of the best he ever had I had the braised chicken. It was so good. Will be back. Server was super. The whole staff was great
  11. SL

    SteveL

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious made perfectly super the day was beet soup it was actually delicious the short ribs are some of the best ever
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived early and they were able to seat us on the front porch. Lovely setting and great service. Diane, our server, was wonderful. A server who knows how to treat her guests. Cheers!!
  13. MA

    MAS122

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, server was knowledgeable and attentive.
  14. JM

    JMW12

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best filet I have had... Creamed spinach was also top notch. Great wine selections and service was exceptional.
  15. k

    kjeme

    Jacksonville

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  16. R

    Rareties

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant perfect for special occasions or just an exceptional meal. All of the food is locally sourced and of the highest quality.
  17. PP

    PiratePenguin

    Jacksonville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, wonderful 30s to 50s jazz background music, just pretentious enough to be fancy without making it feel unwelcoming or not Southern enough. Have enjoyed multiple dinners with them over the years and all have been nearly perfect. As good as any restaurant in the area, and one of our top two favorites for a special occasion.
  18. BM

    BobM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fresh and authentic food for the money in STA.
  19. PM

    PhilM

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to get a meal with optional seating on the porch. When the weather is nice, that is a great option. I look forward to trying that on my next visit. I liked the local beer options, and brining the can out so you can see the product is a nice touch. Not just a glass, but the can to show you the beer. Had the mussels & frites and the oysters to start, while my wife had the spare ribs. Everything was hot and cooked perfectly. Service was top notch and they kept my water glass full and checked back often enough, but not too often! We will definitely be back!
  20. RC

    RobC

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and they had an extensive wine list.
  21. WR

    WaleskaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, waitress very informative. Well Done
  22. m

    mdlchic1230

    Dallas

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always! Food was delicious and service was great! We come every time we are in St. Augustine and have yet to be disappointed!
  23. LC

    LaceyC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, wine and beer list extensive, and such a cute space.
  24. R

    Ren833

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Service was not as should be expected. My table was missed for bread, and water refills for over 30 minutes. The tables on either side were taken care of. I assume it was not normal, but I was disappointed. The food was fantastic. I'll try again on my net visit.
  25. b

    bray

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and service (Blythe) and we will be back. The charcuterie board is a must. It is a bit pricey there, but heck it was my wife's birthday and well worth it. Their sommelier recommended a nice French wine which was excellent.
  26. KM

    KevinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. A must anytime we are in St. Augustine.
  27. SH

    ShawnH

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic spot. Menu is simple, clean and extremely well executed. Eamon was our server and he was the ultimate pro. His support staff was absolutely on point.
  28. e

    eatsoutoften

    West Palm Beach

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Chef is the owner. The menu is a bit limited (three of the six appetizers included oysters) and you may need a food dictionary when reviewing the menu. Had to inquire what lil moo cheese was as a example. Interesting they have no tonic or club soda available. Server, Diane, and service was good. Short ribs were outstanding. May go back, presently unclear and wouldn’t recommend to a less adventurous diner.
  29. D

    David951

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing. Always! Diane was simply spectacular all evening, the perfect balance of attentive and non-intrusive. Both entrées were incredible; muscles for me and the scallops for V, including the fabulous succotash under the scallops. And who can hate a bottle of Duckhorn cab? Thank you to the kitchen for flawlessly accommodating my pepper allergy. My sincere appreciation. Ambiance is wonderful and the tables are spaced ever so perfectly so no one overheard another conversation. The sound absorbing panels literally work perfectly. Out thanks to the incredible staff that makes every visit a special occasion. Bravo!
  30. KR

    KerryR

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Front porch seating was great!! Even during a storm! Rainbows are my favorite part.
  31. c

    calgood

    Jacksonville

    178 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Preserved Restaurant in the Lincolnville area of Saint Augustine is an outstanding, superb fine dining restaurant. The greeter/seating staff are very friendly and helpful; the waiter/server staff are knowledgeable, courteous and attentive. The chefs feature a remarkable dinner selection of Southern American with French influence cuisine. The international wine menu is by far, the best in virtually all of Florida with Cristof Bauer, an extraordinarily experienced and knowledgeable sommelier to help with your wine selection to complement a fabulous supper. You can dine inside, or outside on the surrounding porch, or patio area, but reservations are a must. Free parking is on the premises. This is a true gem to consider for fine dining in Saint Augustine!
  32. MF

    MelanieF

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience at The Preserved! This restaurant doesn't disappoint in any way. From our arrival and being seated, to having Dianne as our server, to the perfect food, it was stellar. We highly recommend this restaurant, especially for a special occasion.
  33. JK

    JeffK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was top notch. Food was excellent. We found our new favorite.
  34. T

    Thomas

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Have enjoyed this restaurant in the past but not this time. Arrived at 7:30 Wednesday. Waiter took order appetizer and salad delivered promptly But main course delivered after 9pm with no apology. We asked about the food 3 times. Apparently order not sent to kitchen 8:42. I was so looking forward to bread pudding for dessert but passed because unhappy and didn’t want to wait an hour for it. Will not return till they figure the service portion of their business
  35. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Preserved is fine dining in St. Augustine, and nothing was less than delicious and satisfying. Staff are very nice and cater to whatever your needs are. It is an old Victorian house with mostly outdoor seating, whether in the garden or on the covered porch (with fans running), there are only three tables inside, so keep that in mind if you think the weather might impact your evening. Highly recommended.
  36. MH

    MarkH

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a nice romantic evening for us. Food is very good and the place is quiet. The staff was amazing and tentative. It was our first time in St. Augustine and we enjoyed the evening at Preserved.
  37. CL

    CharlesL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my birthday on the porch. Wonderful service and delicious entrees. Our favorite restaurant in St. Augustine.
  38. F

    Foodie

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and great food. Really liked Preserved!
  39. CK

    CryKur

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  40. CK

    CroquetKing

    Jacksonville

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was a perfect evening! A perfect table, perfect food, a perfect waiter, a perfect evening with my perfect wife. Thank you very much for making it possible.

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 4065 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 16 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 to 8 guests, please contact our Host Team at hostteam@preservedrestaurant.com or call 904-481-6744. 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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