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About Preston's

“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.

901 Prices Fork Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Wine Bar

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

Cross Street:
University City Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 231-0120

Website:
http://www.innatvirginiatech.com/dining_lounge/prestons_restaurant/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment on Thursday's from 5pm-7pm and Sunday's from 11:00am-1:30pm.

Catering:
All of our catering options are done through the banquet department of the hotel.

Parking Details:
We have plenty of parking available for guests.

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.

Executive Chef:
David Oehring

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.

Private Party Contact:
Bianca Norton: (540) 231-0115

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

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.

Preston's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
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Good for a Date (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Romantic (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Vegan (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

We were in town for the VT/Pitt game and decided to do brunch for my wife's birthday. We made reservations and were seated promptly, but it took quite a while for the server to come over to take our drink order. The meal itself was very good, and the server stopped by several times to pick up dirty plates and bring more coffee. Unfortunately, when we were finished, our server disappeared again. After about ten minutes of waiting, we asked a different server for our check and were on our way. We've visited numerous times before and have always been pleased, and we were happy this time as well, but the service definitely left something to be desired on this trip.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was good, the service very good. The only thing that it was not good both times we were there for breakfast on weekends was the bread. It was not fresh! and rather tasteless. The seletion was limited ( 3 items) but the main thing is that it was not fresh! and I do not mean that it had been baked hours ago, but rather days ago..

Tha smoked salmon was very good as were the omelets and the coffee! We will go again. Maybe we will bring our own bread:)

Thank you,
Maria

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was excellent; as well as the atmosphere. We ate from the buffet for lunch. Robin was very attentive in anticipating our needs. Great experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good ambience and great food. This is one of those places were, no matter what you order, you will not get a bad dish. the setting was quite so, there is no issues having a quite conversation. Sufficient lighting and reasonably fast service. We will come here again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The choices available at the buffet were excellent. The food was delicious. Our server needed training.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was great, and a great value for a comprehensive brunch. Staff was very friendly. Live music was perfect for the setting.

Tags: Live Music, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This was a perfect setting for neighbors to get together one last time during the "summer season" in Blacksburg. With our busy lives, this was the perfect place for us to meet and enjoy good food and conversation.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Preston is the best restaurant of the six we've tried since traveling to Blacksburg. Set inside the Inn at Virginia Tech, the restaurant is spacious, quite and has a nice view to the outside which opens up to the setting sun. The Service level is attentive and wait staffed is dressed more formally in alignment with ambience. Patrons in the dining room wore both suits/dresses and dressed more causally. We went after a football game and did not feel out of place dressed more on the casual side. Overall the restaurant features a nice menu of decidedly American cuisine. Spinach salad and Calamari appetizers were prepared well, solid portions with fresh ingredients. Our dinner's Steaks and Seafood were cooked to correct temperature, served promptly and served with well prepared side dishes. A very nice dessert menu finished the meal as a compliment. Although on the more expensive side for Blacksburg it was worth the premium if your desirous a meal on the finer side. Highly recommend and will return.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 16, 2017

My favorite restaurant and my family are enjoying the food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our third or fourth time at Preston's did not disappoint! Great dinner with our family. Excellent food, service and ambiance! Will be back again....over and over again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Celebrated our son’s (who is at Tech) birthday with brunch. Excellent food and great service! Wish it was closer to our home in NoVA.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We enjoyed an appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert, it was all absolutely wonderful, especially the buttered popcorn ice cream!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Excellent meal! Excellent service too! We have also enjoyed live music on past visits (none the last visit).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Our business lunch was quiet and leisurely. As we lingered, a hostess checked to make sure we had everything we needed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Our third time at Preston's in the last 5 months, and once again Preston's did not disappoint! Our server Haley was super attentive and nice. Our food, which included the scallops and the rib eye, were delicious! Absolutely wonderful. Cocktails were great as was the wine selected. Dessert included an order of brown butter pecan ice cream which was awesome, everything was perfect....again! Keep up the great work, Preston's!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Far better than average for a hotel restaurant. Limited but interesting menu, excellent attentive service, brilliantly prepared food. Been there twice, will certainly return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was exquisite and the ambiance was special. The only issue I had with the whole evening was the signage. If you don't have a familiarity with the Virginia Tech campus you will need Google Maps. Please put signs up because people need to find this place!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 21, 2017

While touring Virginia Tech with our son, we stayed at the Inn. Our tour guide at VT told us Preston's would be great for dinner. Our server recommended a great Chardonnay and craft beer. Our appetizers of calamari and prosciutto with melon were excellent. Entrees of duck, scallops and ribeye were all good. We each got a different dessert and all were delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 10, 2017

The scallops were amazing!!! We enjoyed staying at the Inn and eating on site.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Absolutely wonderful service! Had the restaurant to ourselves, quick service in and out! Thanks so much!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Glad they were open on a holiday but wished they offered more than breakfast.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The Sunday Buffet was not as good as usual in the last few years. The increased(?) price seems excessive. BH

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We go here every Mother's Day for brunch. Good food. Nice atmosphere

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

As always, Preston's never fails to please. It is always a treat to be received at Preston's and to participate in a meal event. Always well prepared and delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Authentic, Disabled Access
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Compared to usual Sunday brunch the selection and quality of food was much lower. One would expect with such an increased price to see an improved menu and quality.

As Someone who frequents Prestons for lunch and brunch frequently, this is very disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very overpriced Mother's Day brunch and relatively poor quality. Some dishes (e.g. Fish, hash browns and many others) were tasteless to inedible. They had lox, capers, onions, great right? No bagels...not sure what they thought you would do with it. For the price had higher expectations. To top the whole thing, a mandatory 18% service charge for a server that got a couple of cups of coffee. Really left a bad taste in my mouth.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We went here for our son's graduation from Virginia Tech, and the restaurant did a bait and switch on us. They put everyone in a large conference center room with an overpriced buffet (about $40) of fairly lame food. Shame on Preston's! We had dined here before when we stayed at the Inn at Virginia Tech, and it was not great but fine. This was taking advantage of students and families when other places were booked. No wonder it was the only thing available in town!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Bad idea to have the grad even in the ball room. Ambiance was totally missing and promised music was not even plugged into the amp. Very disappointed they thought that would be a good idea for a graduation celebration

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Graduation dinner at Preston's - beware you may not know until the last minute that you will be sitting in a banquet room lacking ambiance instead of the beautiful historic resturant. We were excited to score a reservation at Preston's for my son's graduation we have never dined there before and we were looking forward to a elegant evening with good food and good service. However, the day before Preston's called to confirm our reservation and advised us that on Saturday, they were serving all guests in the Ball Room, buffet style for $37 per person. We were not happy with this arrangement but it was too late, all the other decent restaurants in town were booked. Upon arrival, The ball room was not the celebratory atmosphere we had hoped for (it was like a high school banquet). The food was good and filling, carved roast beef, chicken and starchy sides, and a chocolate fountain, but not worth $37 pp. Preston's could have at least turned down the lights and added more decor to create a better ambience and could have stepped up their game on the food, like including seafood, shrimp or or cooked to order items. And how about a free champagne toast to make up for not being able to order from the menu?? I would love to say we had great service but it was a Buffet and over priced for what was served. Wish we would have known sooner!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We ate here to celebrate Graduation. The food was a terrible buffet. Tasted like cafeteria food. We liked the location of our table because we had a 9 month old with us and were in the overflow area by ourselves. We were able to fit her stroller comfortably and walk around with her . Just disappointed with the food .. you have to have good food!!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Not a typical dining experience due to VT graduation weekend. The service was all buffet. The carving station of Roast Beef was decent. The selection of vegetables and sides were very limited and starchy. Dessert table had a nice assortment. The waitress was exceptional and friendly! The acoustic guitar was a nice touch but not heard if you were not sitting close by. Being a buffet you can only expect so much. Not a fair representation of what the restaurant usually has to offer. The young man at the host stand was very polite and professional.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 12, 2017

VT graduation buffet cannot compare to Preston's usual experience.
Grad weekend buffet was disappointing & expensive.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Staff was exceptional. Food was awesome. Disappointed there was no brunch option

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Not worth the $37 we paid for buffet. Dried up pasta and unripen fruits, and so on.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 7, 2017

I appreciate the restaurant for being clean, good food, friendly host and servers. Variety of foods to choose from.

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 23, 2017

This was the best sunday brunch I've been to in a long time. The food was all extraordinary.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Reservation service worked well and seating was ready as requested. Staff was very attentive. There was a great variety of food selections in one price. Prepared to order omelets were an added plus. Out of state visitors were very impressed with the entire facility at The Inn at Virginia Tech.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

I want to thank Woodrow for accommodating our last-minute change in the number of guests. I also want to thank the host for giving us a better table in the hallway. I forget his name, but he was very friendly and courteous.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Food was very good and trendy. Recommend for a date or special occassion

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 14, 2017

I was disappointed in the service during breakfast---got seated but no one came to the table and I had to get up and finally ask someone for coffee. The food was okay but not overwhelmingly good. I was given a discount from the server since I had to ask her for the coffee, which was nice. The restaurant is very clean and quiet, however, and very convenient if staying at the Inn.

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