Prestons Restaurant + Lounge
Prestons’ success stems from our well-crafted culinary menus that pair with our local beers, BC wines, and unique cocktail creations. We serve wholesome food with unique twists that you’ll love and crave. Outgoing and attentive bartenders bring people together and make travelling guests feel like this is their local restaurant. It’s people serving people. A modern day Cheers: this is the place where everyone knows your name.
We had a reservation booked for 7 people. The warning sign was when the first person arrived and the staff seemed to have no idea about our reservation.
They arranged a table for us, but it then took over 20 minutes to get coffee and our orders taken. When our food finally arrived about an hour after we first sat down, one order was cold and two were just wrong (one was comped). The food was...fine, but for the price and location I was expecting much better.
We had to ask for coffee refills instead of the server checking on us, and after clearing all our plates the staff disappeared for another 15 minutes without bringing us our bills or seeing if we needed anything.
Overall, a disappointing experience.
Attentive service from welcoming to serving and follow up during dinner. A member in my group was very impressed at the food quality (he ordered the steak sandwich and was cooked to perfection).
We didn't realize this was in a hotel. It had a very strange vibe and was very pricey for the ambiance, decor and food. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. We stayed for one drink and an appetizer and then ran.
Food was amazing, def worth a second trip! The service absolutely amazing, so glad our server offered me the right type of white wine for my dessert. She went the extra mile to ask my preference of what I would like for my dessert. Def recommend your location. Thank you
We enjoyed our meal and evening. This is a small restaurant/lounge in the Coast Hotel, so it’s basic in decoy but pleasant. The portions were small for my husband, but we did enjoy the food.
Very nice to try something new in the neighbourhood and very much enjoy the experience. The food was beautifully prepared with some nice twists to the tradition fare out there and thanks to Tim our experience was exceptional.
We had a group of 7 and the service and food were exceptional! One even remarked that it was the best dine out they've experienced by far. Would definitely come back to try out the regular menu. Highly recommend!
Love the place~ service was great and the staffs were really friendly~
Went in a large group and everyone’s been complimenting the place~
Parking’s great lots of spot on the street for a Saturday night~
Will definitely go back~
WOW! My wife and I had the best time. We were already expecting things to go well for the Dine Out Vancouver promo, but we had no idea we would be taken care of so nicely. Amelia was so kind and attentive yet never rushed us. She was very knowledgeable of the menu and helped us narrow down the available choices. She also has superior wine knowledge that we greatly benefited from. The plate presentation was exceptional and even a little surprising. Both my wife and I can be big eaters, so when the plates came with such artistic presentation, my first thought was to think I would be hungry later. But the Dine Out menu is three courses, and to my surprise, we were actually full by the end. Based on our experience, not only would I recommend this venue anyone who would like a little extra polish on a date night, but I can't wait to get back to try the full menu. Get ready Amelia, you will see us soon and often!
Happy hour was great! Enormous bowl of clam
Chowder. Server was brand new and that was slightly annoying is all.
The food was awesome.
Sourdough bread was included, and we just got a tiny piece each...
Service, our waitress was rude to the one person who was not eating meat.
No dish was vegetarian friendly
No fue lo mejor, comida sin mucho chiste y caro para lo que se nos ofreció.
The clam chowder & crispy cauliflower were very tasty. The service was a bit off, needed to keep asking our waitress for items that we had ordered.
We had lunch on Sunday, and had a very good experience. The food was excellent, the service was good, and it was quiet and easy to carry on a conversation.
We really enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant. It's not too loud and not too quiet, great for catching up with old friends/gathering. The service overall is great, very attentive and friendly staff. The food was all right. We all find that the food is quite heavily seasoned and greasy. We tried a variety of food and some are tasty, like the crab cake and the salad. However their soup, the main courses were just way too salty.
Overall we enjoyed the place and the service, improvement needed for the food.
Service was great, food was fantastic. I’d strongly recommend Preston’s to a friend or coworker.
The Chicken & Waffles were amazing - I would go there again for those; however, a bit pricey. Happy Hour would have been good.
One thing I would recommend especially for a bar/lounge a better beer list - it was very limited and dissappointing
Good selection for food
Fantastic! Everything from food to service was on point!
We always like this restaurant but on our most recent visit, we felt quality (taste) of food went down as well as portion.
We loved their Happy Hour options - so delicious and such a great deal! We sat outside and had a very nice and attentive server (blonde hair female) that made sure we had everything we needed! I will be back!
My friend and i had lunch and then sat talking for more than 3 hours. The staff were attentive and incredibly patient, never even remotely pressuring us. I love this restaurant.
Food was not bad, but not worth the price. Service was okay.
Overall good but a little too much salt on some dishes
Been here a couple of times. Really kid friendly , which is great as my 5-year-old nephew was with us. They have cups of crayons and work sheets.
The food was really good. I love their smashed potatoes (a side option for most breakfast options).
The perfect place for me to spend 8am.
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
Three of us went here for dinner on New Year's Eve. Service was excellent - friendly, prompt and professional. Two of us had seafood pasta ($28) which was delicious and generously prawned. Two of us shared the Signature Salad ($16) which was fresh and tasty. We lingered briefly over coffee and didn't feel rushed. Will eat here again!
We didn't like this restaurant at all, we went there for Christmas, the food was too expansive and not tasty.
Stopped in for a quick lunch and while the food was just good, the service was awful and unfortunately made the experience less than desirable. They were severely understaffed with only having one person working as hostess and waitress. After we got our food, we didn’t see our waitress for almost 20 minutes. The space was very nice, cozy, and comfortable, but if they continue to understaff, I wouldn’t go back.
Decent food with friendly staff. Nice seating area with a cozy atmosphere. Pricey parking nearby.