Went to Preston's for Dine Out on my birthday. The atmosphere was somewhere between upscale lounge, and cheap sports bar, but divided in bits and pieces. The food itself was attempting to be upscale, and the presentation was good. The dishes themselves however, did not have expectations properly set on the menu so a couple came out and we were confused because they were not as we envisioned. Most importantly though, they tasted mediocre. The cook on the food was fine, they just didn't have flavour or balance. They weren't disappointing persay, they were just fine. Would not return - in a town like Vancouver, I can get 'delicious' at a half dozen places every block.
In their favour, the service was friendly, professional, prompt and exactly what I would expect from service.
I really wanted this to be a great Dine-Out experience, but unfortunately it wasn't at all. The waitress seemed nice, but was too busy to attend to our table properly. The kitchen put alot of time plating up nicely, but the food itself did not back it up. Seems like they must have ran out of salt in the kitchen as all the dishes were very, very bland. The korean beef wrap starters were okay, but the scallop starter was terrible, grainy texture in the puree and what I think was meant to be a prawn cracker, tasted like a piece of plastic, not a good start. The steaks were strangely uneventful (like actually, blah) and we couldn't get the attention of any of the servers to bring out some salt. They were too busy running back and forth and ignoring us. The cod was inedible. So dry and rubbery, like the fish had sat on the counter overnight. The rice balls that came with it though were nice. Desserts were ok, but the little bugs flying around our table and landing in our food was very off-putting... Though much of our food went back to the kitchen, we still paid in full, with tips. But we will not be returning and cannot recommend this place based on our experience.
The food overall is ok.
We went there for our friend’s 50 years old birthday. Each of us ordered the dine out menu and a cocktail. We also opened a bottle of wine. The service has terrible. They didn’t get the order right. The waiter was way to casual. When they served the dishes, they past the plates right across your face. Also it was a table of four people, but they ask us to past on the plate.
I felt very uncomfortable and embarrassed as we were the host of this dinner.
The atmosphere was very welcoming and warm. The acoustic guitar player was AMAZING 😋 the food (Korean lettuce wraps, striploin steak and toffee pudding) was so delish, I would definitely recommend it
Food was bland, and considering how quiet it was, the service was extremely slow.
Although they didn't have the reservation, could have been a glitch in the system, which didn't make a huge difference to us as they had a few tables available, it was a great experience overall. Food great, made in house, service was great.
Experienced the 2018 Dine Out menu at Preston's. It was a great value, but, there were a couple of issues.
1. Ordered a rare striploin steak, it arrived on the higher end of medium. This was replaced.
2. The honey butter was shaped in cling wrap then sliced off before each serving.. I was able to tell because the butter had a film of plastic going around it both times.
Very good, aside from waiting for the bill and average fries
Came to Prestons for NYE dinner it was the only place who had availability left. Its inside Coast Hotel, easy enough to find. We were taken to our table right away, nice ambience. It wasnt loud, our group could actually talk to each other. Got the set menu; for $55, they start us off with corn bread with honey sriracha(which they forgot but was reminded later on so they gave us extra). I ordered dungeness crab bisque; I dont recomment this, very salty. The other starter option was a salad with goat cheese-- my friend had this, looked delicious. We ordered drinks, started with jalapeno margarita--- THIS DRINK IS ABHORRENT! I was thinking the drink would be similar to this jalapeno margarita I had at Cabo Wabos in Vegas but oh boy was I wrong! It tasted like Windex with some spice in it. Alas, I could not finish it so I ordered the house white, a lot more palatable. As for my main, I ordered the Bouillabaisse with sable fish and mussels and a slew of other seafood-- contents were good, the soup/sauce portion was a little salty much like the bisque. I wanted to mention though my daughter ordered chicken and fries from the childrens menu. It arrived in a timely manner-- I love that! I wanted to elaborate on the chicken, wonderfully spiced! Crunchy on the outside and easy to pull apart on the inside-- we wanted to order more to go but the kitchen closed by 10pm at the time :(-- we will be back though! Then came dessert, fondue, japanese cheescake and prosecco jello shot--- my fave? Japanese cheesecake! It had the consistency of cheesecake but lighter, not as sweet but sweet enough, there was enough portion that you didnt overeat. It was divine! Will be back for the cheesecake for sure. Fondue was the usual riff raff, chocolate sauce etc. The jello shot wasnt executed as well in presentation; I didnt bother trying it. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant for its ambience, great place to catch up with friends, great for an intimate group