The Preston

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118 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipPaul
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Love this place for Sunday brunch so we tried it for dinner....menu is VERY limited...portions were VERY small...and all six of us at table were disappointed.

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vipChristyS
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Such a pretty restaurant. Friendly staff. Nice ambiance. Sadly it was very empty on a Friday night. The menu wasn’t terribly appealing and needed rounding out...seemed to be missing something(s). Some well executed basic options would have been nice. The bread was good. The Cornish hen was dry and tasteless as were the accompanying 3 weird blobs of mashed purple potatoes. And expensive. Not planning to return.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul was amazing in every way! Excellent service!

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MarciaS
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and service. The space and vibe is unpretentious (as is the price point), and the food is as good as any fine dining restaurant in town. We ordered the filet of beef with whipped potatoes and the duck breast with creamy grits. Outstanding! So was the chocolate and caramel dessert. The menu is limited, but there is something for everyone unless you have to have pasta. In that case -- go to one of the numerous Italian restaurants in St. Louis. At the Preston, you'll find a tightly tuned selection of items that will knock your sock off. We'll be going back!

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CathyH
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Two of us had the Snapper. $35. Fishy, and tasteless.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a wonderful prefixed menu for Valentine’s Day with wine pairings. The ambiance was amazing and the open kitchen concept is fascinating to watch. Our server was very knowledgeable about the selections and helpful when making choices. It only got slightly loud because it was a full house. Overall a outstanding dining experience

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Nurse2008
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for breakfast. Highly recommended for any occasion. Customer service was excellent from the seater to the waitress was fast friendly and courtesy.

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MeghanS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service thanks Paul and good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Very much appreciated the low key atmosphere so we could discuss business discussions. Excellent wine list and the server was very knowledgeable about the menu.

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DavidJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The menu had less items to pick from especially the number of small plates. All the steaks offered were 8 or ounces. Ther were only limited number of seafood items. The salmon offered as an entree , we were told that it was a soup. The service was very good. The food that we order was very good.

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vipJaniceG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous chef ...great service but lamb dish a bit on the cooler side. Restaurant could be warmer in general.
Marvelous cocktails.

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vipESG1
St. Louis
75 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great....love the lobster pop overs. Lovely ambiance,good service

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vipSteve
St. Louis
43 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Please arrange for more dinners with wine pairings.

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rapman
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our Christmas dinner was somewhat a disappointment. Two in my party had the duck and had to send it back as it was rubbery and tough. I had the sea bass which was OK, but rather dry and tasteless It could have used some sauce, maybe with capers and lemon. On the positive side, my salad was good as were the scallops and the desserts. The service was very good and the staff responded to our concerns and were apologetic. Maybe because this was a holiday, the food was not up to our expectations. It is very difficult to find good restaurants that are open on Christmas day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very well prepared. Perfect seasoning and nice variety offered.

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JENNIFERB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress and great food!

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vipYesitsmeanna
St. Louis
50 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love the pretzel croissants! Great service.

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vipSaraT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was very clean. Quick and good service. Food was very good!

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LoveToDineOut
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined Saturday evening for our 10 year wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. We chose to sit in a booth near the front entrance and bar, which was great for people-watching, especially on such a busy night during the holiday season. The entire meal was relaxed and we enjoyed every dish, from the lobster popovers to the Chilean sea bass. Dessert was also a winner. Compliments to the chef! Adam has only been on staff for a few weeks but was professional, timely and friendly. We hope to visit again!

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MeganC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We stood out in front of the restaurant at the hostess stand for 20 minutes and were never seated. The hostess greeted us and told us she would be back to seat us and never came. We ended up leaving. Very disappointing.

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Audy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Preston for our thanksgiving dinner and really enjoyed the atmosphere and service. They had a Thanksgiving special that included all the family favorite (stuffing, cranberry salad, turkey etc.). Everything was excellent!

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SarahY
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast buffet was a great value for the price. Service was top-notch.

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vipMsLothbrok1
St. Louis
43 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was excellent and awesome our server she was outstanding she even remembered my drunk called "Gwenette" made with chambord, vodka and half and half the girl was amazing I had not been there in 9 months and she remembered wow

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I think there needs to be more small plate items on the menu, Like before. The white service doesn’t seem as attentive as previously, either. Just seems to have lost a step. Still love the place but a bit disappointed this last visit.

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vipLindaR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is truly amazing...actually entertaining and made our night out much more fun.

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AnnaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was very slow. Our food was luke warm to cool. The tarragon aioli tasted nothing like tarragon. The fries are just OK. The Polenta dish had no flavor other than polenta. Our party all agreed we would not go back.

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vipDenali
St. Louis
106 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a business dinner at The Preston and would return to the restaurant in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday dinner with my mom at The Preston. We made the server aware of our celebration and he made a yummy “off the menu” sangria from scratch for us. We wanted to try a few small plates and they were very accommodating. We were also treated to a free dessert. We had a lovely time!

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vipTortdude
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I live near the Chase and want the Preston to be spectacular. That it is not is disappointing. I took family from out of town for brunch. They have a buffet. Nothing on the buffet was inventive or compelling. The eggs were bone dry. The “fruit” was lackluster melon and pineapple. The baked goods were average at best. No waffles. No pancakes. Overall just meh. And the service was atrocious. You almost had to shoot up a flare to get ther server’s attention. There are some great brunches in St. Louis. This is not one of them. I wish it were. Shape up, Preston. We want to love you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark was our server and he was absolutely amazing. The food was phenomenal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was slow to start. We had to wait to be seated, despite a reservation being made & the restaurant not busy. There was never a hello/welcome. After several minutes of waiting again, the waiter came by & poured coffee and never asked about what else we might want to drink, or even say welcome in or any other small chit chat (like have you dined with us before). He literally just said “coffee?”, poured a few cups & then abruptly left. After several more minutes we stopped him and asked about other drinks/drink menu, in which there was none he said and he just offered mimosas or bloody Mary’s. A few of us ordered OJ and tea, in which he forgot the tea. After waiting for some time again, he came back and wanted to take our order. I inquired about the eggs Benedict that was on the website menu, but not on the in restaurant version. At that point the waiter said our menus were the old ones from 3 years ago. He then grabbed 1 menu (despite all 7 of us having the old ones) and handed it to me. I then asked him to give all of us the new version, as there were several options not on the old one. They also had the bacon, sausage and ham listed under the beverage listing (this isn’t a hole in the wall restaurant/hotel where mistakes might be expected. After finally getting our food, we realized there was no salt/pepper. Then we asked about getting some ketchup for the breakfast potatoes & then he left but never brought any. We asked another waiter to bring us ketchup, in which he brought 1 plastic cup with some. We had to ask for some extra, as 4 others wanted some as well. I never had a refill on my water or asked if I wanted another OJ. He did refill coffees once. Everyone said how bad the service was. Food wise, omelet and Mr. Preston were the highlights. Eggs Benedict, just ok. Hollandaise sauce had a weird taste to it. Sausage looked like it had been on a hot dog roller for 2 days. No one was wanting to come back anytime soon. One would expect more from the Chase.

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vipCollierCulinaryCritique
Washington DC
161 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth it! What a cost chic place with great food, energy, service, menu options, and surprising elegance for a hotel restaurant.

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vipMarkA
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The food is great.

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vipTravelerReview
St. Louis
135 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The Preston is a great find in the Chase Hotel. Excellent food, creative cocktails and a very good wine list. Everything our group ordered was delicious. The highlights were; lobster popovers, octopus, salmon on pea puree, ribeye steak and brussel sprouts....all were very impressive

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vipElizabethH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The service was unbelievably careless and bad. Waiter was incompetent.

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AlyssaM
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dylan was absolutely incredible. We left him a 30% tip and even that felt way too low. He made me and my girlfriend's celebration so special. The food was amazing as well. Thanks for making my 25th birthday something to remember!

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LornaC
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very limited menu.
The salad was overdressed
Lobster beignets should be described as lobster salad rolls

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food was marginal at best, but the presentation very poor. Our giant bowls of polenta were straight out of Oliver Twist. The service was abominable. It was incredibly slow, we had to ask multiple times for various things such as sodas, the food was brought out at all different times so that no one was eating at the same time, and it took forever to get our check.

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Macomo
St. Louis
24 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We were really disappointed in their menu selections. Two of us finally settled on the Steak Frites with a side of Brussels sprouts and and I settled for the Dry Rub Ribeye which came with polenta and Brussels sprouts.

The steak frites were reported as pretty good and so were the Brussels sprouts. Unfortunately, the ribeye was disgustingly fatty. Every bite was 1/3 meat 2/3 fat. I tried cutting away the fat but there was too much of it. Also, the sides of polenta and Brussels sprouts were huge! Each could have served three people. It was a total waste of food. For $49.00 it was an overpriced appalling meal.

I was really excited to try The Preston but I will not be back.

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DLC14
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun to go to the Chase. Our waiter, Geno, was great. Very kind to us and the grandchildren.

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The Preston is rated 4 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

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.