Preston's

4
491 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
“The leading restaurant in the New River Valley, Preston’s specializes in farm-to-table dining featuring premium meats and sustainable fresh seafood choices. Preston’s local artisan cheese selection, signature dishes such as the Seared Atlantic Salmon, the locally famous House-smoked Trout Crostini, and - of course - sumptuous house made desserts are some of the reasons you want to visit. Preston’s is known also for its progressive Wine Spectator Award winning wine list including many fine Virginia labels, hand crafted cocktails, and attentive service .
Currently, Preston's is serving an ala carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Preston's Restaurant and Continental Divide Lounge are open, with social distance seating. Take out is available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 491 People Are Saying
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4.0
Food
4.3
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Quiet
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was delicious and overall the service was excellent. We also enjoyed the musicians that played during brunch. This was our first time dining at Preston’s, and we would definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Bar tender is amazing!!! Nice and hard working.
Waitress was awful- not attentive and took forever to take order and bring us drinks that we could see were sitting on. At and ready to be served. Restaurant was not busy either and the bar was! Food was sub par- I asked for no sauce- it came on my meal and our waitress could have cared less. Didn’t offer us a new one or any money off. Very disappointing. Two people ordered steak- couldn’t even cut it with a sharp knife. Such a bummer! Ambiance festive and fun on a football game weekend though- bar tenders create great atmosphere!

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CvilleMom
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful Sunday brunch! Service was fantastic! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A restaurant dedicated to the customer’s dining pleasure. Our waiter was attentive and friendly, and the food was delicious. We will definitely eat there again when we return to Blacksburg.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We arrived at 1 for our reservation. The restaurant was pretty empty which made me wonder why we could not have gotten an earlier reservation when I tried. The brunch food was good but after sitting out for hours was not looking fresh.

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JonP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Was somewhat surprised that there was no bread with entree, otherwise great meal. Bread pudding was fabulous

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CarolynB
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

It was okay, I think our server was new - food was good.

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RobzillaTX
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Sunday breakfast buffet was delicious and had a nice selection of quality food. We had a poor experience checking in. Nobody acknowledged our existence for at least five minutes. Despite arriving early, did not get seated until 12 minutes after our reservation.

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seymour
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall1Food3Service4Ambience1

I would probably go back to this restaurant, but not if they are serving a buffet.
We went to Preston's for a nice family dinner and was told they are only doing a (very tired looking) buffet for $35 per person - normal entrees are in the $15 range. I didn't want to spend $140 not including tax, tip or beverage.

Complained and was able to order from the regular menu in the restaurant- I would give that food 5 stars but the buffet 1 star, so I arrived at 3 overall.

Bad business to not inform guests with reservations that the restaurant is only serving a buffet, and the items on the buffet could not justify the $35 price tag (mac and cheese, pasta salad, hushpuppies, other stuff that was not appetizing.

Server was terrific and trying to make the best of it.

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ChrisP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We didn’t know it was only a buffet that was very expensive so we didn’t eat there.

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Only complaint was that we arrived to find dinner was buffet and not menu. That should have been made very clear on the restaurants website and it was not. My lady friend and I both went over the menu online to see what we liked. That of course wasn't available since it was buffet only. The buffet was above average, but the price of $35.00 each was high for a buffet.

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Larry
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a normal lunch after church. They did a wonderful job. And meals were fantastic. Just go please.

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MaryF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I started with a fruit salad. It was wonderful and huge and very fresh. Then I ordered an omelet which included several slice of bacon (or sausage) and potatoes. The omelet was fill with ham bits. The breakfast was delicious and we could have ordered more. My husband ordered the Appalachian Breakfast which included lots of bacon, scrambled eggs, fried apples, and grits. He loved everything. It was a big breakfast and lasted us all day. There were several choices. We purchased a room package so the breakfast was included with the price of the room. We were very pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The bread pudding was amazing

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AGDINERS
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

We thought the food was average with too much butter/grease. Had expected better. Expensive as well. Service was great. Felt welcomed with the smiles. Would not return for dinner but may try the Sunday brunch later.

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JohnJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Better than average food, service and value. Easy in and out. Pleasant surroundings. We have eaten here several times, tried the New Years Eve dinner and used the take out for a holiday meal. We have never been disappointed!

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PeterM
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were loved the it!! We felt so welcomed after a long day of traveling. The bartender welcomed us with open arms. Manager checked on us too...Great service, really good and fun place...

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Culpepercrew
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice breakfast buffet and the waitress was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely go back.

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vipMaryV
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Very nice hotel restaurant and bar.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food3Service2Ambience2

It was a good experience but we went for brunch and it was a buffet, was not expecting that. Overall good experience I just thought it was gonna be a more romantic meal for my boyfriend and I

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AGCC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The staff was great and checkin in frequently, the food was good but in my opinion overpriced for what it was and it came out a little bit cold.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to take a dressed up date and not fill out of place. Food is fantastic. Usually have live music but didn’t this Valentine’s Day. Missed the music!

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Joeyt
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, great Valentine's date! This is our second time and it will not be the last!

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ADgirl
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was very personable and attentive. Food was fresh, definitely intend to dine upon return.

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MaryF
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our entree was the seafood special and it was delicious and very unique. We finished with a bread pudding dessert. It was divine and even had coddled cream with it. I was surprised the restaurant was open since it was just after Christmas, but it was and easily socially distant. The hallway decorations were wonderful. All in all, it was a great experience eating there.

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BethK
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our brunch was wonderful. Very friendly staff and outstanding food. Preston's never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting our son at Virginia Tech and stayed at the Inn at Virginia Tech. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable. They could not have been friendlier or more attentive. I highly recommend dining at Prestons.

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CoronersDisciple
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Overall it’s a good and clean place to eat. My wife and I’s biggest complaint is that it’s a bit slow. That said the portions were good and this is the first place I’ve been to where the peas tasted good. Make sure you have time to spare before going here.

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vipRoger
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu is limited, but the offerings are diverse. My pork chop, sweet potato mash and collard greens had a great southern flavor and was a great combination of meaty, sweet and sour. My wife’s trout, scallop risotto was creamy, with robust seasonings, too die for. Service was efficient, not rushed and very friendly and helpful. Even got some good tourist advice. The wine list is also limited, but with a reasonable price range. Loved the decor.

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JohnS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Good service in some very trying times. Food was great.

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donaldw
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Being my first trip to Blacksburg and staying at The Inn where Preston's is located was the best thing i could have done. The food is excellent along with the service and staff. The bartenders were out of sight and everyone was very friendly and made sure that my friends and i were taken care 100 percent.

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AlyssaK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

The food was mediocre at best. I did not enjoy my experience there.

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FrankC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, quality of food superb and nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Three people in my party bought 3 different dishes. None of us like our dishes. We expected more based on recommendations from other people. We will not be going back.

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KrisG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Breakfast buffet was great. Fresh food and very friendly service was enjoyed by whole family.

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KristinaS
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friday night seafood buffet is really wonderful. Large wine selection and great service. Only reason I scored a little lower on ambiance is the family at the table next to us discussed politics and Corona virus the entire time.

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JohnnaR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was good but not as much of a selection as I'd hoped. Their Sunday Brunch Buffet is much better than the Friday Seaford Buffet, hands down.

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HokieHI
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As usual, the service was outstanding. The staff was very attentive to our needs and questions.

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eatoutalot
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this Restaurant. One of the few in the NRV that gets it right all the time

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DawnR
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the special Valentine's Day menu. The food was amazing! I can't pick a favorite course of the meal because they were all delicious.

FAQs

Preston's offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 231-0120.

Preston's is rated 4 stars by 491 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.