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7:00 PM

The Preston

24 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Located in the historic Chase Park Plaza anchored in the vibrant Central West End, the venue combines cozy/chic design elements with urban vintage charm, all in a relaxed neighborhood atmosphere. The Preston will deliver an eclectic collection of small composed dishes which are scaled down portions of entrées. The pricing and portions are designed to encourage the guests to order multiple dishes, providing an opportunity to share. The beverage program offers classic & signature passionately crafted cocktails, along with a curated wine list and an intriguing beer selection.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Sat 6:00 am–10:30 am
Extended Breakfast
Sat, Sun 6:00 am–12:00 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(314) 633-7800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gunter Weber
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Cross street
Lindell Blvd.
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Parking details
The Preston offers valet and a self-parking in our parking garage. The garage is located off of Maryland Plaza.
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Public transit
1 1/2 Blocks from Central West End Transit Center
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The Preston does not have any live entertainment, but we do play upbeat jazz and soul on our sound system.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 24 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Best meal I’ve had in St. Louis. Inventive, fresh, delicious menu. Nice wine list. Beautiful room. Really fabulous dining experience.

4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great small plate food with a wide variety. The specialty cocktails were hit and miss. This was our second time back within a year and the quality of the drinks seems to have gone down slightly.

It was a very good meal in a great environment.

3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Service was great. Drinks were good. Food selection was horrible. My friends and I decided to just get drinks and eat elsewhere because the food was too adventurous for our palate. We did try the meatballs which were a funny color, mushy and very spicy.

4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Loved the pork belly brussels sprouts dish. The prices would prohibit me from visiting more than once in a blue moon. It was a bit noisy, but that was mostly due to a large party in an adjoining room. I enjoyed the convenience of eating here and then going down the hall to see a movie.

5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was amazing each server was kind, upbeat and attentive to my every need. The atmosphere was great not to loud but you didnt feel like people were listening to your conversation, you feel like your in the mix, its modern yest classy. The food was nothing short of amazing! Would reccomend the coffee rubbed filet or the spare rib both great! I reccomend this place to everyone!

5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The food, the service and ambience was marvelous.

5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Fantastic food! Absolutely delicious, surprisingly reasonably priced, and a very compelling menu. Lots of good places to eat in CWE, but this may be overlooked because it's part of the Chase? It should not be - absolute pleasure!

4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised how good the food at the Preston was. Every dish was absolutely superb. Certainly above average for the Central West End. Would highly recommend. Plates are small, but the idea is to share them. I didn't leave hungry!

4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We made reservations for a Saturday evening dinner. The place wasn’t terribly crowded. We ordered almost all of the plates. Between four people we got to share and the food was well portioned. He charred octopus was disappointing given how chewy it was. Everything else, especially the jerk chicken and rice, was delicious. The food here is outstanding, the service is terrible. For a place that wasn’t crowded we had to send someone to look for our server. We didn’t even get water refills. The server didn’t know half the items on the bread board. I hope this isn’t a pattern here because the food is definitely worth going back for.

3.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was weird, as if they’re trying too hard to be eccentric.

5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

There's a lot to like about this place: the tapas-style menu, the creativity of the chefs, the wine and cocktail selections, and - at least on this occasion - the great service. I'll be back the next time I visit St. Louis.

4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

The various dishes were very tasty and ample. They suggest selecting 2 plates each and our party of three also selected a cheese plate as an appetizer. We were quite full by the end of the meal.

1.0Dined on November 17, 2017

We sat down at our table but ended up leaving within 5-10 min. Our server had not been over to our table yet and we could tell the couple at the table across from us was annoyed with their service. We overheard them voicing their concerns to manager. There was only one server for the restaurant that night and they had been waiting for their drinks for awhile. Being that we hadn't ordered yet, but were hungry and looking for a quality night out, we got up and left. No one tried to stop us or inquire why we were leaving, including the host who had just seated us. Not good!

3.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Tables are way too small for a party of four trying multiple dishes. Constantly shuffling menus, picking them up off the floor, moving glasses around to accommodate new dish. Food was very good, service was excellent but we would be reluctant to go again with friends.

5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent dining room. Staff is friendly and helpful.

5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We had an excellent meal at The Preston with friends from out of town. We shared a number of small plates and found them to be inventive and with top quality ingredients prepared in a masterful fashion. The deep-fried deviled eggs were scrumptious, as were the mushroom arancini and the endive and citrus. Stout-glazed short ribs, coffee-rubbed petit filet, and five spice pork tenderloin were our meat choices. Each was terrific. Our server was also particularly good--responsive, friendly and professional. This is a handsome and quiet restaurant that offers a great place to share food.

5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Love the Preston...great food(small plates) always beautifully presented. Flavorful and quite delicious!!
Drink menu is also good and chsnges often.

Great service and informative wait staff...Jay,Jerica and Alex are our favorites!
Will be back soon and am happy to recommend to anyone who enjoys pleasant surroundings. The Chase and the Preston are both winners in my book!!

5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Very enjoyable. Food was delicious and service outstanding. Thanks

5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

The Preston is one of my favorite restaurants in St. Louis. The food is always great, as is the service. The pretzel croissant plate is a must try.

4.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Food waa great, especially the shortrib and charred octopus. Service was good. I will absolutely be going back

3.0Dined on October 4, 2017

I was unprepared for the 'small plates' menu. Because of that, I would not take a business client or associate there for a meal. It worked for us that evening since we were with friends. Even though we ordered a variety of plates to share, I somehow did not feel that I had eaten a full meal. For example, I had the coffee rubbed filet, but, because of the portion size, I did not leave with the feeling I had a steak.

5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Absolutely amazing...great atmosphere, great service and really great food!

1.0Dined on September 22, 2017

It's rare that a restaurant -- especially one serving breakfast -- takes over 45 minutes to get food to your table. We made a reservation through Open Table the day before and arrived a few minutes before our 8:30 AM slot. The host at the lobby ignored us as we walked past him, only to be turned back by a couple of servers at the door. He then led us silently to a booth and it was 8:40 before we were even approached by another server. Our orders were not complex -- two eggs over easy with bacon & sausage; a 3-egg omelet with bacon and sausage. At 9:15 we still had nothing but a carafe of coffee. The food, when it arrived, was adequate but nothing special. At many hotels this kind of breakfast is complimentary, but our tab came to $46 + tip. It's a good thing they validate for parking, because with the delay, parking would have added another $10.

5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent service paired with excellent food and wine choices by the glass! We loved the pretzel croissants- fabulous and worth ordering. Every selection was filled with creative, labor intensive preparation, melding flavors for an exceptional dinner experience. We loved The Preston!