The Preston

4.6
49 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 6:00 am–10:30 am
Extended Breakfast
Sat, Sun 6:00 am–12:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Bar
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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lindell Blvd.
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Parking details
The Preston offers valet and 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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Entertainment
The Preston does not have any live entertainment, but we do play upbeat jazz and soul on our sound system.
Additional
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

Private Dining

Think of the Preston for your next event, an upscale yet approachable dining venue located inside the historic Chase Park Plaza hotel.

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What 49 People Are Saying
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r
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food and atmosphere were great, but the timing of the main dishes was way off. We all 4 received of meals at different times, and we were all finished before our final guest even had his meal. And it was not busy.

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M
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food in a lovely bar restaurant

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EC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katie was an excellent service and our food was delicious!

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AJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Tasting menu with very interesting ingredients. All in all, we thought the five dishes we ordered were outstanding.

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OT
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and attentive service.

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DC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Visited the Preston about 5 years ago and had Sunday brunch there and it was fancy and the food and dessert presentation was amazing. Sadly, they have made the experience more casual after a remodel and the food was Shoneys quality at best.

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DA
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and our server Jay was knowledgeable and passionate about the creative dishes on the menu. It was nice to be served by someone who truly enjoys their job. This was not our first visit to The Preston and it will not be our last. Great experience!!!!

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M
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

small plates, great food and great variety. Service excellent, a bit expensive but worth the price. Had a nice time.

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BB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I asked for the waffles but with the sugar only on the side. My server brought out bare waffles with everything (except the cream cheese) on the side. I didnt understand why she would bring it to the table that way but I tried to go with it until I noticed the cream cheese drizzle was missing. So I asked for the drizzle and she brought me a solid scoop of cream cheese. A very simple request gone wrong.

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GJ
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, drinks and service! The Apricot Lavendar dessert may be one of the best foods I have ever tasted. Will definitely return when back in St. Louis.

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BB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The french toast wasn't cooked well. The server was snarky when I asked her to repeat what she said about the coffee and then after dropping my check off, she didnt return. She did all of her side work and prepped other tables. Another woman saw me looking for my server and stepped in to allow me to pay and leave. Poor service.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jay was simply outstanding.

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Very interesting food choices. Good seasonal fare. We would come here for the pretzel croissants alone though. Excellent wine offerings as well.

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HH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. One of the best restaurants in St. Louis, hands down.

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J
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I made a specific request for a round table due to having my deaf mother joining for brunch. Round tables make a big difference in conversation/communication when dining. When we arrived the guy at the host stand didn’t seem to care AT ALL that we had asked for something specific. In fact he didn’t seem to care that anyone was there - his attitude was one of indifference and his level of service reflected that. He needs to be moved to behind the scenes or let go because he is not welcoming the diner and setting the stage for an enjoyable experience.

That said, the server did a fairly good job (a little scattered but she was nice and seemed to care) and the food was very good and served hot which is always a bonus.

Bottom line: would I go back? Yes. But if the initial experience is not significantly better than the last time I’d turn around and walk out. Too many restaurants to patronize one that keeps employees that don’t care about the customer experience.

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E
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Father's Day and not enough help ... waited forever for service

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EE
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s a great option for breakfast that I often forget about. The buffet is a good go-to option for a lazy Saturday or Sunday, but recommend a reservation.

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GW
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time there. Decided on it because a group was going to see a movie at the cinema and it was convenient. Food was very good. Liked the tapas theme. The Pork Belly with Brussel Spouts was the best as were all of the desserts.

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OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Liked the place

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the small plates style of this meal! Two dishes per person was the perfect amount, but we passed everything around and we all got to try each item. Everything was delicious! Specifically the pork belly and the octopus and the really interesting cocktail menu. What a fun night!

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SC
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food, pricey but with quality to match, and friendly service. The only downside is that breakfast attracts a lot of loud hotel guests.

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MG
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always have a wonderful meal and experience at The Preston. Love the food and the service is always very professional, attentive, knowledgeable and welcoming.

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DH
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jay our server was great ....really educated my 15 year old daughter on taste and took the time to explain all the different foods to her. A great mom and daughter night- then off the Hamilton it was!!!

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L
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped in for dinner before a show at the Fox. Our server, Jay, provided a wonderful experience! He was able to give excellent advice on cocktails (for someone like me who doesn't drink many cocktails) using his notes from a recent tasting. He was attentive and friendly and made sure we were out in time for our show, without feeling rushed. The charred octopus was one of the best things I've ever eaten, though everything we tried had unique flavors that had us looking back at the menu or asking the waiter about what we had just eaten. Highly recommend for the cocktails, shareable plates, and overall relaxed ambience.

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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Breakfast was delicious.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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o
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

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.

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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TJ
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service and ambience was marvelous.

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CD
London
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Z
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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Y
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

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.

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DC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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

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j
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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ME
St. Louis
49 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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!

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D
St. Louis
39 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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GW
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining room. Staff is friendly and helpful.

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