The Preston House & Hotel - Restaurant

4.5
396 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Indulge in fresh, Long Island-sourced ingredients flavored to perfection served in an inventive American menu. The Preston House & Hotel Restaurant sets the stage for memorable meals in Riverhead with an approachable, fun and historic ambiance, including original wood and stonework from 1905. The Wine Spectator Award Winning restaurant also offers beautiful spaces for private dining, including a wine cellar and lounge that houses more than 900 bottles from around the world. Enjoy weekday happy hour from 4pm-6pm and weekly theme nights!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 396 people are saying
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vipMare
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible pasta dishes. Wonderful menu selections from appetizers to deserts. Definitely recommended!

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EVie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful historical home is an amazing restaurant. Superb cuisine and attentive staff. Do not miss this experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very overpriced and not very good

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vipLkram7
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot in the wilderness of Riverhead, but very close to several nearby golf courses. You can eat inside or on the outside veranda. Or, even at the attractive bar. The food is excellent and of the highest quality. The chef is creative in his use of local products to produce beautiful and delicious food.

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vipScottM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Too pricey.

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Cydnee
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were fabulous. I thought that the portion size was perfect, but my guest was not as impressed. Service was wonderful and not stuffy at all, which was a pleasure!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Food were Awesome..!
Pricey..!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Went for ramen night. Dumpling app was over powered by the sauce. Soups were not even warm. Dumplings in the pho where not edible because the broth was room temperature. Big let down. No one even checked in on us to see if everything was ok. Expected way more from an upscale restaurant.

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vipSrG4
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive staff and delicious food.

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SusanP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing, food was delicious, venue is spotless with a nice atmosphere and our waitstaff was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Birthday dinner but we skipped the desert and singing happy birthday because the food, service, and vibe were horrible!

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MichaelR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Totally understaffed, seated right away but waited 40 minutes for any service. A great waitress recovered the evening but otherwise disappointing. Food was good but management poor. Won’t be going back anytime soon

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vipVince
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very slow service. Ordered scallops, received 3 for n$46.00. Way over priced. Drinks came after appetizers. Poor experience. Will never go back

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vipSGFA
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!

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viprobinb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Service was slow. The food was not nearly as good as it usually is

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Our server was very good. Our meal ewh. We’re staying at the hotel. Arrived in time fo check in & have dinner. Appetizers were just ok. As a main course we ordered 2 different house made pastas again just ok. On an up note cocktails were fabulous!!

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vipOKeats
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food good; prices very high; portions very small; 4 scallops for $46 and lobster roll for $52; outrageously high.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and great cocktails

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vipsaras
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very noisy

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vipdeb59
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside on a lovey patio and enjoyed the live music while we dined- a perfect evening!

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vipjanep
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A very nice experience with lovely wait staff. The menu offers local fare, which is what we like, and the dishes were very good. Nice local spot in Riverhead

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Datenight
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious dinners and drinks and the service was great too! Loved our dinner at Preston House!

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Audrey
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service is always excellent and professional. Oysters were fresh and quite good. The meyer lemon carbonara has some good flavors and was quite enjoyable.

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AndrewQ
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great and staff super friendly, but service was slow. One waiter for the entire upstairs but understand getting staff is difficult these days. He handled it in good humor though.

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ArtCee
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly professional service, food was very good. Started with $1 oysters, the pasta was so good, I can never order it at my local place anymore, and steak also perfectly done, habanero sauce didn’t disappoint, phew, hot but well balanced. The potato side thing was very crunchy, that’s the only thing that didn’t work, but don’t let that stop you. Drinks also good. It’s expensive, but we’ll worth it. Make a reservation.

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BridgetL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just gorgeous presentation, delicious interesting combinations of flavors, friendly service. We’ll be back!

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Philip
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 90 minutes after the time for which we reserved, were welcomed with a smile, served excellently, and the meal was delicious. One cannot ask for more.

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DeckDad
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best meal I've had on Long Island. Very attentive service. Quality and presentation of all dishes was exceptional. Most of all enjoyed the lamb chop, nicely charred and tasting of lamb when most lamb I get these days has a neutral taste. Summer mushroom bolognese was the definition of umami with so much flavor that the app size was enough for one person. All in all, expensive, but not overpriced.

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Raleighgirl
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with wonderful atmosphere and unusually prepared dishes. Service was quick, waiter was knowledgeable and friendly.
A bit pricey but worth it.

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PamG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most enjoyable evening. The food and service were very good. The staff is amazingly friendly.

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KristinaR
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natasha, our server, was beyond our of this world! She made my birthday so special!! The whole staff was phenomenal! The food and flavors created by the chef were so intriguing and went wonderfully together! The atmosphere was so awesome, everything was clean and the ambiance was very chill but chic! 10/10 all around!!

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vipMegS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out on the patio/deck. It was a rainy evening but the deck was well protected. We had a fabulous dinner, excellent service and a wonderful time.

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vipCarlton37
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Preston House. The lamb wontons were outstanding!! Jacob our sever was fantastic as always.

Highly recommend .

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Dave
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We made the mistake of ordering a $52 lobster roll and crispy Faroe Island salmon. The salmon came out with a flaccid skin and the lobster was salty. The hand cut French fries were standard frozen ones. I sent the salmon back and eventually got something approaching crispy, but the lobster never got any better. In retropect, my date and I agreed that we just should have gotten up and left when we saw and tasted the that mess of a meal. We left with the feeling that it was wishful thinking to believe we could get a fine dining experience in Riverhead. So the meal tarnished the restaurant as well as a town trying to rebuild itself around a great aquarium.

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vipEater123
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Solid apps, veal chop was yummy. Duck was tasty, but tough. Corn pudding was good. Zucchini blossoms were fantastic.

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vipCarlton37
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jacob our server was exceptional. He was attentive, made appropriate suggestions for food. The food was delicious. The lobster and burrata toast was exceptional as were the lemon ricotta pancakes and the stake and eggs! Preston House is a culinary gem in th heart of Riverhead. Just wish they did lunch during the week

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vipnono
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Salad was really excellent, as was the sushi tuna appetizer. The duck entree was a little too salty, but otherwise good. The seafood ramen was mixed. The ramen itself was quite good but the bits of fish, octopus, etc. were dried out and not very tasty. All in all the food was good, but not up to the standard of such an expensive restaurant. The service was friendly but slow - I don't hold that against the restaurant because I know how hard it is to lay on sufficient help these days.

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allynanc
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

All the food taste great however the duck that we ordered was very undercooked which I told the waiter and the chef agreed I was able to eat half of it they offered us one dessert that was really not good enough they shouldn’t have charged me for the course or made an adjustment on the price

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vipCHillMom
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Highly recommend

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vipMarie04
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten at Preston House frequently and each time, we’ve never been disappointed. Our most recent visit was on a Thursday, Ramen night. One person ordered s Ramen dish & enjoyed it thoroughly. The other meals were also wonderful: salmon, steak, chicken. Be sure to get the bread- portion is small, which is good since you’ll want to keep eating it! You won’t be disappointed, and if you’re very lucky, Bessie might be your server.

FAQs

The Preston House & Hotel - Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 396 OpenTable diners.

The Preston House & Hotel - Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://theprestonhouseandhotel.com/dining-bonds/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.