Preston's

4.6
363 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Quiet Conversation
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“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.
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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 363 People Are Saying
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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
15 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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was outstanding

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S
Washington DC
15 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
5 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
1 review
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
2 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
15 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
1 review
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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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
31 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
3 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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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r
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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F
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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SZ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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K
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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J
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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MR
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

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

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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D
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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SS
Shreveport
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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SZ
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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