Preston's

4.5
396 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
“The leading restaurant in the New River Valley, Preston’s specializes in farm-to-table dining featuring premium meats and sustainable fresh seafood choices. Preston’s local artisan cheese selection, signature dishes such as the Seared Atlantic Salmon, the locally famous House-smoked Trout Crostini, and - of course - sumptuous house made desserts are some of the reasons you want to visit. Preston’s is known also for its progressive Wine Spectator Award winning wine list including many fine Virginia labels, hand crafted cocktails, and attentive service . Various nightly promotions make Preston’s always a fun place to celebrate great food and drink.”


Preston's serves breakfast and luncheon buffets daily with a rotating menu providing a variety of delicious fare including healthful selections. Dinner features an a la carte menu with selections for the most discriminating palette. Preston's is also the place for the New River Valley's finest Sunday Brunch.
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CM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food of a wide variety. Wasn't expecting the live performance; superb!

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MT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine frequently at Preston's and it has always been a very good experience. I would recommend Preston's.

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ER
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Some kind criticism: the bread rolls were inferior and detracted from the overall quality of the food. Food was fabulous; nicely presented & expertly cooked. Drinks were excellent. 🤗

I did receive notice the next day that I had not showned up for my reservation and I was unable to respond to this message via text. 🤔

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much it was a great way for us to spend time together as a family and celebrate my dad‘s birthday with both his grandsons !!!!

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v
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at Prestons Friday March 1st and was very pleased. We came back Sunday for the brunch and still was very pleased. Staff very accommodating and friendly. Food was delicious and very filling. The prime rib was excellent and so was everything else. Nice and relaxing meal before we headed home. The only problem was we were stuffed.

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time we have been here and was very pleased. We will be back again soon. We got there just a little before our reservation time and was seated promptly. They even catered to my nut allergy. When the server came to the table he made note of my allergy and said they would make sure there were no cross contamination from nuts. Not all restaurants will do this for me. The food was wonderful. The only thing I have to say is the service was a little slow to start with but the server told us they were behind due to large party and was now caught up.

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HD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was very good. Our server was friendly and attentive to filling our drinks and removing used tableware. The entree was OK. I expected a much better meal for the price and location. My pork loin with vegetables plate looked like it had been set up and chilled and then warmed up for service. The food was lukewarm when served and the vegetables were raw with the potatoes almost too hard to eat. Dessert was again just OK. The cheesecake was described as peanut butter with chocolate fudge but the fudge was a tiny amount baked in on top then served with thin stripes of chocolate syrup on the plate. It looked pretty but would have tasted much better if the syrup had been on the cake.

I don't plan to return to Preston's for dinner (this is my second try—underwhelmed both times) but I would recommend the Continental Divide Bar/Lounge and that menu. It was far more affordable and the items ordered from that menu for appetizers were much better than the much more expensive entre ordered in Preston's.

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WF
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

It did not impress. We have dined at similar priced restaurants where the food was stellar and you planned a return visit before leaving the restaurant. Our food was 'ok' at best, but nothing to plan a second trip around. Hollandaise sauce on stuffed pork loin was cold. Duck confit was over cooked and too crispy. My entire table cloth was covered in crumbs as I tried to eat the duck. However, duck flavor itself was decent. Our server was exceptional, warm and well knowledge. She made it pleasant.

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Q
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The so called brunch consists of lowest grade cold cuts, overcooked vegetables and dried out meat. Low grade beef. This place has been reducing food quality steadily over the last few years. I would caution anyone to support this rip-off business. The dishes on the steam tables are unsuitable for hours long heating. Even on their best item, the traditional bread pudding they changed the sauce to a commercial Creme anglaise. Unconscionable business model, buoyed by captive convention groups.

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C
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I don't know why, but it seems like every time I go here, whether meeting a friend for a drink at the bar, or having Sunday brunch with family, they ALWAYS appear to be flustered and in the weeds. The hosts, bartenders and servers disappear for lengthy periods of time and no one picks up the slack. There's a sense of confusion with everyone you encounter and no one smiles. That being said, it has been like this for YEARS. If you can accept that this is the way Preston's operates, and always will operate, then you'll be satisfied. Let's face it, there just aren't better choices in Blacksburg.

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ES
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Took a bit long for the entrees to come. The first two courses came out timely. Drinks were a bit weak. Overall, a nice experience.

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KB
Greensboro
133 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid brunch buffet.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Buffet

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TC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Brunch was great. Every meal I have had has been awesome.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for Breakfast with Santa. The food was fresh and delicious especially the prime rib. Service was outstanding. We will definitely return for other special occasions or Sunday Brunch.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Something just never seems quite crisp about a meal at Preston’s. This was our third attempt at a special occasion event. The first was Valentines dinner (quite a disaster) the second Easter Brunch (where we ended up eating in a hallway despite very advance reservations) and now a Friday evening Christmas Family Dinner.

As before the evening started with a more than allowable wait to check in for our table. The host seemed distracted by everything except seating the growing line of diners. This was followed by a 25 minute wait at the table before a waiter arrived. Almost hit my “30 minutes and I’m walking out” trigger. And even with the waiter arriving, as with the host, he was very distracted by everything and serving us seemed to be bottom of the list.

We ordered from the set menu for the evening, which seemed simplistic given the totally disorganized running of the dining room. You could tell by observation that most diners were more than disturbed by the lack of service and wait for food.

Appetizer course arrived in what was an acceptable wait. And the salads and soup were average and probably what we expected given the limited choices. But the main course took an additional 45 minutes arrive once the appetizer course was cleared. Now the dining room was not full by any stretch of the imagination. And the ample wait staff should not have caused any delay.

But upon further observation it was clear that this was the first night for many on the wait staff. And much of the training occurred by cross the dining room yelling from the host.

No need to describe anything further about the food. A trip to Applebee’s would have resulted in the same experience.

We do so much want to think that Preston’s could be of better quality. With the limited options for some choices for finer dining in Blacksburg we had decided to give it “one last try”. Unfortunately three strikes and you are out.

No need to stop here if you are looking for upscale or just “nice” dining.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent brunch. Always a special meal!

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LA
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful, as always!! A wonderful place to celebrate the coming holidays with fellow colleagues!

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Boise
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 2nd trip to Preston's, this time to celebrate my wife's birthday. We has an outstanding meal. My wife opted for a salad and 2 appetizers. The "Fruits and Shoots" salad was a delicious and unique combination of citrus fruit, micro greens and beets all nicely dressed. Her 1st appetizer was a memorable pear and brie tart. The crust was incredibly light and flaky. Her other appetizer was the Cabernet braised beef short rib - tender, savory and well complemented by a kale slaw and creamed fresh corn. My meal was excellent as well. I started with the Chesapeake Bay crab crepe. it was a tender treat of crab, spinach and chunks of ham complemented with a nice Hollandaise and a balsamic-curry reduction. We finished off the meal by sharing their signature bread pudding - an amazing light on the inside, nicely crusted on the outside treat accompanied by a delicious Creme Anglaise sauce- and an impactful chocolate espresso ice cream. Service was friendly, efficient and courteous. All in all just a great meal!

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful waitress, hostess. The food was very good.

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CW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, ambiance, and service were all great. Will definitely return to Preston's on our next trip to Blacksburg.

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PP
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent service wasn’t. Hard to get plates taken away or drinks filled. Would have liked a few more choices for children.

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AM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were given a lovely table for two in the hall-way, which was quiet, and had windows for a lovely view.

The food was excellent, and the service friendly and efficient.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very nice evening. Food was very good. Server was a little inexperienced. Overall a very nice dinner. Would definitely dine there again. Some plates such as oysters did not come with proper utensils.

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B
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious as usual but the staff has totally changed. They still were very professional but we had come to know some of the prior staff that had worked there for years! We will return as always!

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Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great price for what was included! More vegetarian options would be nice, but overall, it was very good.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PhD in Food Science...best scallops I have ever eaten (not big scallops fan).
Fig and Foie stuffed Pork Tenderloin may be most delightful flavor combo I have experienced, and requested rare...perfectly cooked. Shrimp and Scallops Chowder, which is deconstruction and reduction of a chowder, was a perfectly delightful surprise. I have worked on 5 continents, and the meals I have enjoyed most are in (simple or fancy) establishments where the chef likes playing in his food...this one is 5 Smiles!

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SU
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WHen at The Inn at Va Tech, best on site place to dine with family and friends

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MS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The food was okay but not great. Desserts were very good though! They sat us @ a table that needed vacuuming but they vacuumed right away. Also our server "disappeared" & I had to get the check from another server. Even though the hostess kept checking on us, I couldn't get her attention to get the check. Also our " disappeared" server came once to get refills but when we wanted them again, she was gone. But I definitely will come back ( since I live 5 minutes away.

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FP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are very friendly and we are well taken cared of. Food is phenomenal! We went to a brunch (not even a dinner) and each course has full of flavor and fresh and delicious!!!

We will come back for dinner next time!!!

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S
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent breakfast buffet for about $10. Very convenient if you are staying at the Inn at VT. The omelette stand is very slow, and waiting can be annoying. There could be as many as 50 patrons at breakfast, and 1 omelette station. So could be 10 people in line at any given time.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Booked for Friday night dinner on a football weekend. Menu looked nice enough on line, but they never mentioned it would be a buffet until after we were seated. The food was very limited and mediocre at best for the price. $32.00 per person. Even the salad bar consisted of only lettuce, tomatoes and carrots . The service was extremely slow. We waited 20 minutes for a bottle of wine we ordered. The entire experience was disappointing!

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RM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with our Hokie freshman after the game! Food was delicious, and the service was fine.

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TB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 50th Anniversary with our family at Preston's. Everything was excellent and gave us a truly memorable experience.

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S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for breakfast. Above average hotel based breakfast buffet. The omelette station took 20 minutes! But it was good when it was finally my turn. Scrambled eggs on the buffet were quite dry, bacon too salty. Homefries were good since I caught it just as they came out of the kitchen. Fruit and yogurt bar has a lot of options. Has other items like biscuits and gravy, cereal, oatmeal, few pastries, bagels , bread, etc. so it is good value for about $12.50 and it is very convenient if you are staying at the Inn at VT. Staff is always polite, though service can be spotty at busy times. I would definitely go back, since even with some limitations, it is a nice enough breakfast.

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TL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was outstanding

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Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

This was the onsite restaurant at the Inn at Virginia Tech. So it was a convenient option, since we got there late afternoon. The variety of food and wine options was more than adequate. Menu is interesting too. But the food preparation was just not done right. Fried calamari appetizer came out soggy, not crispy. The flavor was OK. The two seafood entrees we ordered - the scallops and the fish of the day (Corvina), were both overcooked. The scallops ended up a little chewy, and the fish was dry. At close to $30 per entree, one expects more care with cooking. Presentation was nice, and the flavor wasn't bad. Desert of salted caramel ice cream was only average - too much air, and just sweet - no flavor.

The bread pudding desert was the only highlight of our meal. It was perfect in every way.

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BM
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for a fun brunch with our son & his family who live in Blacksburg. We had a great brunch! It's a beautiful hotel and restaurant! The cute bar is being renovated unfortunately! Preston's is excellent!

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MS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good & we throughly enjoyed the buffet. The staff was very attentive & friendly. My favorite dishes were the bread pudding & the potato salad with shrimp.

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TC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Breakfast was very good. The are undergoing renovations but they worked around it very well. The staff was wonderful.

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