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Preston's

4.3
352 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Sunday Lunch
“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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 9:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 1:30pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(540) 231-0120
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Oehring
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Private party facilities
We provide two separate rooms to accommodate private dining requests. The smaller of the two rooms holds up to 28 guests and the other room holds 38. We have AV equipment for rent as well.
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Private party contact
Bianca Norton: (540) 231-0115
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Catering
All of our catering options are done through the banquet department of the hotel.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
University City Blvd
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Parking details
We have plenty of parking available for guests.
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Public transit
We have a few conveniently located public transit stops near the hotel. One on Prices Fork Road and the other on West Campus Drive. We also have a complimentary shuttle for our hotel guests.
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Entertainment
Live entertainment on Thursday's from 5pm-7pm and Sunday's from 11:00am-1:30pm.
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Special events & promotions
We have special events from time to time in the restaurant. We have a monthly Wine Society dinner, a beer tasting dinner in the fall, holiday buffets in our ballroom, & much more.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 352 People Are Saying
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4.2
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Impressive Service, Friendly and engaging Staff - Haley's service was excellent; superb martinis! The Hand cut special Ribeye steak was done to perfection. The Spinach Salad was delightful. The Calamari appetizer was fresh and prepared with a tempura style. A wonderful celebration evening -- worthy of return visits!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Father’s Day Brunch (1:00 pm) was our first visit here as a family. Good variety, although the breakfast portion of the brunch buffet was rather picked over. Omelette Station was efficiently run and the food was excellent. The other entrees were all fresh and not overly seasoned. Pork, catfish, salmon and prime rib were a nice variety. Construction/renovation of the dining room took away from a bit of the usual ambience, but the live music (acoustic guitar) was a welcome addition. We look forward to a return visit when renovations are complete.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The brunch always has quite a variety of delicious dishes, including an omelette bar and dessert bar. The staff is competent and friendly. The guitarist duo played rock, bluegrass, etc., and soft enough to enjoy conversation. My family and I are return guests. Great restaurant!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

when we arrived the matradee (said oh you will be sitting at table 20) and asked another person to seat us. Arriving at our table, our waiter was super. Then about 5 minutes later, I noticed another table to our right was seated with African American people. Then about 5 minutes later another family with African Americans were seated to our right. This was all done with the tables in the back of the room, and there were EMPTY tables closer to the food. When I was coming back from getting some food from the buffet. I noticed all the white people were seated up close and the black families were in the back. We are African American. I am not sure why she did this but it was quite notable, because later when I said it out loud my daughter(21) noticed it too. Please feel free to call me 276-620-6447

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The graduation brunch food was cold and definitely not worth the price for the limited food options and quality.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great graduation lunch!

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Normally, it is fine. Because it was college graduation, it cost the 3,of us over $100. I took 8 of my TAs to brunch at Preston’s for $203 prior to tip. It is ridiculous to charge so much for a lessor buffet than a normal weekend at Prestons. We estimated it was $30-40 a plate, vs $12.95.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Graduation lunch

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had a great graduation day meal! Thanks you!

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We ate at Preston's on Saturday of our son's graduation from VA Tech. The food selections were very good and plentiful and the service was very good. Downside was the hot food selection was just warm at best.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It was a good dinner. We were there for my son's Graduation. When the reservations were made we were never told it was a Buffet so we were quite surprised when we got there. We wanted something a bit more quaint than a buffet.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

This was the graduation buffet. The large ballroom was pretty, brightly lit and festive. The food was such a let down. I left hungry and hardly ate anything. The carving station consisted of ONE choice: a dry pork loaf. There was no roast beef, no ham or anything else. On the rest of the buffet, the only delicacy was peel and eat shrimp. There was no lobster, no salmon or fish. There was a kind of spiced chicken loaf, some vegetable salads, noodle dishes, things like that. Even the dessert selection wasn't thrilling. It consisted of an assortment of pecan pie, petit fores, some baklava, strawberries & other fruit and marshmallows to dip in a chocolate fountain. The server did not check on the table very often and directed us to the coffee and tea station when I asked for coffee . It was all very blah and disappointing...especially for the $40 per person + added on tip price.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Went to Preston's after VT Graduation. Although I had thought it would be a sit-down menu service, we were pleasantly surprised that it was a buffet so they could accommodate many families. The food was very good with great variety. Everyone in our party loved the shrimp and grits and pork loin. They also had colossal shrimp on the salad bar as an appetizer. I would recommend Preston's as your post graduation dining experience.

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The fish and meat were very dry. Vegetables were ok and the salads and desserts would be the only thing that was worth eating

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Unfortunately no one at open table or the hotel told us that this was going to be a prefix buffet dinner in the ballroom which was not at all the type of experience we were looking for. So we were not hungry enough to eat the value that we spent. The food and service was very good but it was still extremely disappointI got.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Any young person I asked knew nothing about if menu items had tree nuts in them. My daughter has a severe tree nut allergy....NOT causing a little rash, but anaphylactic shock!!!! WE felt like no one took it serious at all...... Definitely should be addressed with kitchen staff AND with “front of the house” staff!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

They handled the graduation crowd well,0 but the buffet was pricey for the amount of entree and side dish choices.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

A perfectly wonderful option following graduation. So many wonderful food offerings. Great service and accomidated or large pay with ease.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Excellent brunch!! Violin music was a nice touch.
Excellent value. We enjoyed our meal, the waiter and the desserts. It was an excellent ending to a celebrated graduation!!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We made a reservation in advance for Sunday Brunch, as we try to make it to Preston's for Brunch almost every time we visit our son at VT. He LOVES brunch at Preston's, and so do his teammates (Hokies XC and T&F), so we invited one young man with us, but after meeting two other young men at the Sunday Mass, we invited them, too. As the group just got larger, I called Preston's, and they were very accommodating to my request to increase the reservation from 4 people to 6. What a treat for these young men, as they love to eat well! It was a delightful brunch in the company of our son and his friends. The variety of food was great, as always, and service personnel was courteous and attentive. There were a few large groups of people in different tables, but it was not as (uncomfortably) noisy as it could be at some of the area restaurants. Here at Preston's you can easily hold a conversation without screaming. Definitely a gem in Blacksburg.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great Sunday brunch with many choices, omelette made to order was excellent! Service was great and the atmosphere and live music made it wonderful. We had a group of 10 and stayed 2 hours without being rushed out.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very well put together spot for Easter brunch. One person in our party was vegetarian and she found plenty to eat. Easter Sunday brunch with an Easter Bunny visiting tables. Very cute.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We drove from NOVA to be with two Hokies for Easter Brunch (buffet). There were multiple appetizers, main courses, salads, etc. Ham and leg of lamb were carved in front of diners. We were seated promptly. There was also a kids' station with kid favorites--many adults were sampling the mac n cheese, so maybe this should have been on the "big table" as well. The food was delicious and in more than adequate supply. Desserts were plentiful, varied, and tasty, including the chocolate fountain. This is not really a complaint, but I would have preferred to have seen plain potato so that I could have tried out the different gravies/au jus that accompanied the meats. I plan to have Easter brunch/dinner here next year!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had to sit at a table set up in the lobby. Was cold and pretty noisy.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We visited our Hokie for Easter weekend. My family and I really enjoyed the Easter brunch buffet. It was great!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We attended the Easter Brunch at the Inn at Virginia Tech and we totally enjoyed it! The food was terrific, from the omelets made to order to the cornbread to the sliced filet Mignon and the salmon. Everything about our Brunch was perfect. Service was excellent and music by Jared Stout was awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always a favorite when we come to visit our diaughter at VT. Very good wine list and the food is seasonal and delicious. We will return in May.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wonderful dinner- food was delicious, service wonderful. Will be back soon!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Usually don’t like buffet style meals, but brunch at this place was very good. Everything tastes fresh and delicious. Good variety of lunch and breakfast items, including omelette station .. Good musicians adds to ambiance and good service makes it worth going there.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We always love having the opportunity to dine at Preston's while visiting our son at VT. He specially LOVES brunch at Preston's, so we make it a point to make reservations to treat him and ourselves at this special gem in Blacksburg (he even sends pics of his plates to his friends who also love this place!). The lovely ambiance gives us a quiet place to enjoy conversation with our child while tasting delicious meals. Brunch is really priced well: whether going for the breakfast items or the lunch items, there is a great variety and everything is very appetizing. Service is excellent, and the staff is very attentive. We love the quiet atmosphere which is hard to find in most restaurants in the Blacksburg area.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

My shrimp dish had little flavor and the shrimp were not cooked enough. Very disappointing.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was very slow. Waitress was not attentive to our needs. Needed to ask for water twice, and also twice for rolls. Dessert was served with NO silverware.
Food was bland & tasteless, could have used some spices. Dinner rolls were hard and crumbly.
Overall, the food was not worth the price. It was our first visit to Preston's and we were very disappointed.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a 'love'ly Valentines dinner at Preston's at the Inn at Virginia Tech. It started off a bit rocky - after waiting 15 minutes for our server to check in, we finally flagged down a server and found out that we had fallen 'between the cracks.' which was quickly remedied with complimentary beverages. As I surmised, one of the servers had gone home sick, and the flurry of activity was everyone else, including the manager, filling in on their busiest night of the year. The three-course dinner, complete with baby kale salad, palate-cleansing sorbet, perfectly cooked ribeye, tender monkfish, raspberry creme brulee and double chocolate cake was very tasty. Well played, Preston's!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Preston’s never disappoints. We dine there a few time per year and the fact that you can hold a conversation without speaking in a loud voice is especially nice. The menu has some unique items and the wait staff are always friendly, courteous and efficient. This would be a good place for a business meal when impressing the client is important.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was above expectations. Friendly service too, which made for a great evening.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The meal was a pleasure. The food, service, and ambiance are always good. We enjoyed the Santa Claus picture.

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3.0Dined on December 21, 2017

After going to the Inn several times for our Christmas work lunch we were disappointed this year. The food was mediocre, with only a couple dishes that were "good." The service was terrible. Being that our lunch fell on graduation weekend the staff was hurried and rude and literally trying to force us out as fast as possible. We had to ask for water and basic things.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Please, always include salmon in the menu. Provide oil and vinegar for the salad.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

A convenient location for business meetings for Virginia Tech employees. Good food, friendly service, and a hospitable environment.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We enjoyed our meal.
The calamari appetizer was not so great.

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