Preston's

4.3
379 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.
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 379 People Are Saying
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Wilmington
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
Dined on November 18, 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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OT
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 4, 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
1 review
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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S
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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J
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, nice wine and beer selection, great desert. Reasonable pricing.

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PL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated right away, and the server took our drink orders. There were plenty of choices on the Sunday brunch buffet, from biscuits and sausage gravy to prime rib and salmon. Also a large salad bar. No rush to get us out of there either. Good times with a college classmate from Paleolithic times.

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g
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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BL
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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DB
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LH
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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PR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great graduation lunch!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Graduation lunch

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JS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great graduation day meal! Thanks you!

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JS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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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LT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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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RS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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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S
Orlando
40 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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JJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

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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M
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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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