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Date
Wed, 4/25
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11:30 PM
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Preservation Kitchen

4.2
1069 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Preservation Kitchen celebrates sharing a good meal with friends and family. We believe that all great things begin at the dinner table.

Preservation Kitchen preserves the traditions of regional cuisine and drink. The Northwest seasonal menu supports local producers, and uses sustainable, organic ingredients when possible to create the perfect “fine dining comfort food.” Pair your food with a drink from the extensive book of Wines & Libations to complete your meal.

Preservation Kitchen offers the elegance, warmth, and comfort of celebrating any occasion with the ease of feeling at home with family and friends, but without you doing any of the work. The restored historic 1916 Kaysner Estate was formerly home to Bothell's mayor and is located in a woodsy naturalistic setting. During the summer the outside patio is a relaxing area to grab a cocktail for the daily Happy Hour while enjoying the sprawling grounds.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Northwest, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tue–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Happy Hour
Tue–Sun 2:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(425) 408-1306
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
We do small catering events. Chef Amy creates platters and warm dishes to serve up to 4o people.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Preservation Kitchen has a private lot but because of our location and the lot size, we offer free valet parking on busy nights.
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Public transit
The 522, 372, and 312 stop at Bothell Way NE and 180th, about 1/2 mile from our location.
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Preservation Kitchen has a charm and understated elegance that is perfect for your private party. Whether you’re in one of our cozy private rooms upstairs or our spacious dining rooms, our restaurant has several options for your special celebration.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Preservation Kitchen has three main private dining rooms ideal for any special occasion or business gathering. Private dining rooms can accommodate up to 40 people. The menu features traditional and seasonal Northwest items to create the perfect "fine dining comfort food."

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day Brunch or Dinner, Sunday, May 13th. Brunch: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Delight mom with a delicious a la carte brunch or dinner!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1069 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great meal, nice old house, lovely staff. So patient, they didn't hurry us out of our table (nobody was waiting, so it was OK from that angle), which is so rare nowadays. We will go more often for sure!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My girlfriend and I love this place. We definitely recommend it to everyone.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Went to restaurant for lunch. The Caesar salad was good though light on the dressing. The chicken came with a lemon sauce which was good. I would suggest providing different option on protein preparation, like blackened.
The overall ambience was great. Will visit again during dinner.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I was so looking forward to this place as we are very picky about eating local, truly natural foods. This place was a disappointment. Some food fantastic, some just ok, and some was bad. The cioppino and duck were delicious (though a little salty). The ratatouille was good, but the macaroni and cheese tasted like cardboard and little cheese sauce. The bread was way overpriced for the quality, and the service was so so. I expected the wait staff to ask if it was our first time and to give some info about what we're eating and some background on the place. Overall more expensive than the value we got.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Went for my son's 36th birthday. Party of 5 with a 9month baby. Very accommodating, great cocktail menu, vegetarian options, had the steak. Could not have been happier.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The overall dining experience felt rushed and not special at all. We have been dying to make it to Preservation Kitchen for quite some time and my Husband actually planned a date for us to go out. He was running late and we had to push back our reservation to 8:30 from 8:00. The one positive this is that if you bring a Woodinville wine they don't charge you a corking fee! I love that aspect of things are corking fees can be a little outrageous.

We added on additional food to the Restaurant week offerings, mostly because I LOVE CESAR SALAD! The salad didn't disappoint. The appetizers were also delicious. We were underwhelmed with the main courses. The service also felt extremely rushed. For a fine dining experience usually it'd be about 1.5 to 2 hours total. We were back in the car by 9:25.

Not really the way if felt like it should have been. We might go back one more time just to see, overall not impressed :(

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I chose Preservation Kitchen to enjoy the last night of Seattle Restaurant Week and it for not disappoint! Service was prompt, alllllll the food was delicious. Only snag was parking, it’s unclear it’s valet only or park yourself, lots are small and even at early evening were full.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

We went to this restaurant to try Seattle Restaurant Week fixed dinner, and I ordered Red Snapper for main dish. Our table (just two of us) located in group table? So that noise level is high. Wish we could to sit down more quiet area. Servers were very busy, who does not remember correctly for each of requests. We received To Go Box even if we didn’t request, and received wrong deserts :( its beautiful big house, they have a big, group tables so that ‘group’ is good for this restaurant but probably not for just table for two, or date night.

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1.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The service here has declined quite a bit in the last couple of years. This time it was clear as soon as we sat down that the waitstaff wanted us in and out as soon as possible. Our drinks were never refilled, we were never asked if everything was good, and we were never offered a dessert menu. The food was okay, but for their prices I expect a much better overall experience.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Overall, good experience, will certainly return. Staff friendly and food very good.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was yummy,
The atmosphere relaxed.
A pleasant time of chatting
Filled my tummy to the max.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food and drink, service could have been more friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The reason we lucked out to get the last parking space in their parking lot is because Preservation Kitchen was crowded when we visited. It is a popular, cozy restaurant with a real fire in the fire place when you enter. Despite being busy, our server provided good service. All the dishes we had were done well. My friend had the mixed salad for a first course and the snapper for the second. It said the snapper came with spaghetti, but it is a thicker tagliatelle noodle. I enjoyed the mussels for a first course and the pork chop for the entrée. The pork chop was not dry at all. The chocolate panna cotta was a nice end to our meals. The portions at Preservation Kitchen are good sized so you will not leave hungry.

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1.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Service was beyond slow. It took over an hour to get our entrees after ordering. We saw 3 different tables who came after us - one of them WAY after us - served before us, finish before us, and leave before us. The brussel sprouts appetizer was amazing, but the entrees and dessert were blah. Not a lot of flavor. Poor quality for the price.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was a very nice experience.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Really nice. The restaurant is housed in an old Bothell mansion which has been very tastefully refurbished for the venue. It's warm with fire places, and feels like a trip to the country. Very nice. The food was so-so, nothing very special, but not bad either. Desert was really good, we liked the soufflé. Parking is a nightmare, with a small, cramped lot.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I had the Wild Ragu in the past and it was great. The last 2 times were bad. It seemed like it was rushed and last time I had to send it back bc the ragu was too doughy. That is the first time ever I have sent a dish back.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Historic home made into quaint fine dining. Bathroom upstairs and creaky floors complete the home vibe. Unique upscale dishes and attentive staff keep us coming back.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great food! Really fresh and local. Went during restaurant week and ordered from the Restaurant Week special menu (fixed price) and the value was phenomenal. The server was knowledgeable and the atmosphere was cozy, like sitting in a house next to the fire. It was a really enjoyable evening.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Family was trying something new for easter dinner. This restaurant had really great reviews. It is a really cute place but was just not for us. My dinner the cioppino was very good but I ended up getting very sick, my brothers steak was extremely undercooked though asked for medium rare and asked for a sundae for desert and the smallest amount of ice cream had been brought out. My brother had not complained but when we asked about the sundae all the waitress said was oh sorry. The service was decent but in the end we all felt very rushed. For the overall cost I am extremely disappointed and really wish I could give a better review but cannot.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter brunch, and the food was awesome. Our drinks, a Mimosa and a Bloody Mary, were outstanding. We enjoyed the artwork and the private feel of so many small dining rooms. My only complaint is that the table across from us made a huge mess that was not cleaned up for the duration of our meal, and even when they bussed the table, they did not pick up the dropped food on the floor. Very unappetizing!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

At first, there was confusion about my reservations. I made them for Easter Sunday three weeks prior. My daughter, as well as myself, called to confirm. Both times they said there was no reservation for us. They were filled that day. Reservations were for 12 noon.
I called one last time at 7 pm the night before Easter. Whoever answered, said we did have reservations. No phone call to let me know.

As far as the food, everyone at my table liked what they were served.
I found my Vegetarian omelet very tasteless. No seasoning. I had to load pepper and salt to give it flavor. I only ate half of it.

Our server was wonderful though, I must say.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Dishes for brunch were well prepared and presented. Service was excellent. Price was mid-range. We'll go again!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had our family in for Easter Brunch and quite frankly it was pretty disappointing.
While the service was fine and the atmosphere OK, their food was not up to par at all.
With their perceived reputation we were anticipating a GREAT meal, but is wasn't even in the same league as a lot of even lesser known restaurants.

Don't think we'll be going back there. Sorry!!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch. Staff appeared unorganized.
4 out of 6 drinks and plates were served with missing items (sugar for coffee, olives not in Bloody Mary, missing bacon, wrong toast served).
Food was average. Duck was dry.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were seated at 9:30am and the room was not full. Our waiter asked if we would like coffee cake or beignets to start. We ordered beignets and 1/2 hour later, that order had not arrived. Had to inquire about its whereabouts as our waiter did not return to check on us. Watched other tables that had arrived after us get served before us. Our meals came 45 minutes later (unacceptable for any meal but especially breakfast) and the potatoes were cold. The waiter was also very inflexible. We had overheard the waiter and the next table offer to ask the kitchen about a modification but our waiter insisted there were no modifications. We were also not offered a children's menu even after our daughter had asked about modifying a meal to make it more 'kid friendly'. Had to go inquire and obtain a children's menu from the hostess and revise our order. Our table was also cleared while my husband was still eating...very rude. The whole experience was disappointing.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The staff was friendly and helpful, service excellent, food very good and ambiance perfect for our foursome. The bar atmosphere was very pleasant, and the bartender most accommodating. The only glitch was finding no parking in the small lot; it would have been most helpful had there been a sign indicating we could park next door. But the evening went so well, we will return.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great bartender, fabulous food service, amazing food! What more could you possibly want?

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Dined with Preservation Kitchen for anniversary/Birthday with children, grandchildren and family friend. Wait staff was attentive and helpful, food was delicious and arrived to our table correctly and HOT!!! We have dined here in the past and have every intention of doing so again.

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our experience unfortunately was not great. It began with them seating our party in two separate places even though we were under the same reservation. How many reservations for Ashley party of 4 at 11AM can you possibly have?? Thus continued the lack of professionalism with our server I believe his name was Logan, who was very obviously high on something. He slopped coffee all over the table and didn't even bother to wipe it up. We went and grabbed a napkin from another table when he didn't come back. When the food came, my french toast was raw. How do you screw up french toast?? The bread was still dough in the center and then it was coated with uncooked egg. Gross. My husband had maybe 5 tiny pieces of potato "hash" to go with his omelet. Portion size was not great. Our friends were equally unimpressed with their eggs benedict selections. Again it took the server so long to come back and check on us that everyone else had finished their meal, and I was still sitting there with raw food. At that point I was completely over the experience and I went home and made myself food, rather than wait for a remake. It was our first and last time eating here. Bad food aside, the service was even worse. It's a pretty neat building but needs to be taken over by people who know what they're doing.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Preservation Kitchen was recommended to us by our best friends as a comfortable venue with good food. We arrived early and discovered a corner table near the fireplace in the dining area near the bar. We started with the polenta fries, pomegranate vodka spritzer and a bubbly called Glass Royale. The fries were crisp and very tasty with the spicy aioli dip. It was difficult to choose what to pick for dinner from the eclectic menu. Everything sounded goof! We decided on the vegetarian Stuffed Squash and a Cod and Shrimp seafood platter. The seafood plate included shrimp and three large pieces of cod, crisp fries, coleslaw, and Caesar salad. Both dishes were generous portions and delicious. To end the meal we had the Lemon Soufflé. It was light and airy.

What made our evening special was our server, Alli. She was welcoming, personable and professional from start to finish. Alli cheerfully checked with the chefs to get answers to our questions about ingredients that might have caused an allergic reaction.

We’ll be back! And definitely want the same table and server!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Preservation Kitchen is generally very good. The Bar area that was formerly Alehouse is a noisy space compared to the house.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Preservation Kitchen is one of the few restaurants in the area that offers well prepared duck. It is a real treat, since few restaurants in this part of the country do--although it is more common on the East Coast and Europe.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great food and service! Love the atmosphere and staff. Too often we leave a restaurant thinking we could have made that meal better and at a fraction of the price, and not have to tip anyone for mediocrity. NOT HERE. We left knowing we may have spent a wonderful evening at the best restaurant in Bothell or anywhere nearby...and no, we can't recreate their lucious selections at home, so we'll just have to go back....soon.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was delicious and the specialty drinks were fantastic. I highly recommend the salad with ranch dressing, of all things, and the chicken chipotle sandwich. The chocolate kaluaha cocktail was amazing as well. Fun place, a little hidden gem in Bothell. FYI parking is very tight, so plan on taking an Uber, or if going in a group, all travel in one car. Also we had a reservation, yet had to wait for a table. After a few minutes, we just sat at an open table in the bar and it was great. Super fun and we did not have to worry about raising our voices when we were having a good time. I would definitely go back here again. Thanks so much.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

First time coming here was absolutely amazing but the second time was a huge disappointment. When I came here with my sister and brother for a birthday breakfast last week we did not get our food for an hour, the server blamed it on the kitchen and then avoided us, and when the food came out it tasted horrible. Not worth trying again.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A local favorite!
We love the kitchen and our favorite menu items are the brussel sprouts appetizer, the beet salad and the wild boar ragout. It's very hard for me to order anything else, but their menu has regular favorites and seasonal varieties.
For cocktail-ers, they have infused liqours and their cocktails are great.
There's a great bar with lots of room and selections - we've eaten in the bar as well, and it's also very good. More casual and drop-inabble.
We've also been there for their summer shakespeare outdoors on the patio, super awesome!
It's hard to find so you have to look for it on the north side of the street, in a house on a hill, but it's in a great central location for folks like us who have friends scattered all over the area.
It's well worth it - we've introduced several friends and meet there frequently.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Old house turned restaurant, quiet enough for conversation & nice romantic lighting with a fire place. Our meals and drinks were delicious! Service was a bit slow to start, hostess appeared over whelmed.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Pretty good. Combined menu with ale house allows a wider variety of price points than before.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great place for a date, thanks for a great night on Valentine's day.

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