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“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 . Various nightly promotions make Preston’s always a fun place to celebrate great food and drink.”
Preston's serves breakfast and luncheon buffets daily with a rotating menu providing a variety of delicious fare including healthful selections. Dinner features an a la carte menu with selections for the most discriminating palette. Preston's is also the place for the New River Valley's finest Sunday Brunch.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Contemporary American, Seafood, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 9:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 1:30pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
University City Blvd
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live entertainment on Thursday's from 5pm-7pm and Sunday's from 11:00am-1:30pm.
All of our catering options are done through the banquet department of the hotel.
We have plenty of parking available for guests.
We have a few conveniently located public transit stops near the hotel. One on Prices Fork Road and the other on West Campus Drive. We also have a complimentary shuttle for our hotel guests.
Private Party Facilities:
We provide two separate rooms to accommodate private dining requests. The smaller of the two rooms holds up to 28 guests and the other room holds 38. We have AV equipment for rent as well.
Private Party Contact:
Bianca Norton: (540) 231-0115
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We have special events from time to time in the restaurant. We have a monthly Wine Society dinner, a beer tasting dinner in the fall, holiday buffets in our ballroom, & much more.
Preston's Ratings and Reviews
Compared to usual Sunday brunch the selection and quality of food was much lower. One would expect with such an increased price to see an improved menu and quality.
As Someone who frequents Prestons for lunch and brunch frequently, this is very disappointing.
Very overpriced Mother's Day brunch and relatively poor quality. Some dishes (e.g. Fish, hash browns and many others) were tasteless to inedible. They had lox, capers, onions, great right? No bagels...not sure what they thought you would do with it. For the price had higher expectations. To top the whole thing, a mandatory 18% service charge for a server that got a couple of cups of coffee. Really left a bad taste in my mouth.
We went here for our son's graduation from Virginia Tech, and the restaurant did a bait and switch on us. They put everyone in a large conference center room with an overpriced buffet (about $40) of fairly lame food. Shame on Preston's! We had dined here before when we stayed at the Inn at Virginia Tech, and it was not great but fine. This was taking advantage of students and families when other places were booked. No wonder it was the only thing available in town!
Graduation dinner at Preston's - beware you may not know until the last minute that you will be sitting in a banquet room lacking ambiance instead of the beautiful historic resturant. We were excited to score a reservation at Preston's for my son's graduation we have never dined there before and we were looking forward to a elegant evening with good food and good service. However, the day before Preston's called to confirm our reservation and advised us that on Saturday, they were serving all guests in the Ball Room, buffet style for $37 per person. We were not happy with this arrangement but it was too late, all the other decent restaurants in town were booked. Upon arrival, The ball room was not the celebratory atmosphere we had hoped for (it was like a high school banquet). The food was good and filling, carved roast beef, chicken and starchy sides, and a chocolate fountain, but not worth $37 pp. Preston's could have at least turned down the lights and added more decor to create a better ambience and could have stepped up their game on the food, like including seafood, shrimp or or cooked to order items. And how about a free champagne toast to make up for not being able to order from the menu?? I would love to say we had great service but it was a Buffet and over priced for what was served. Wish we would have known sooner!
We ate here to celebrate Graduation. The food was a terrible buffet. Tasted like cafeteria food. We liked the location of our table because we had a 9 month old with us and were in the overflow area by ourselves. We were able to fit her stroller comfortably and walk around with her . Just disappointed with the food .. you have to have good food!!!
Not a typical dining experience due to VT graduation weekend. The service was all buffet. The carving station of Roast Beef was decent. The selection of vegetables and sides were very limited and starchy. Dessert table had a nice assortment. The waitress was exceptional and friendly! The acoustic guitar was a nice touch but not heard if you were not sitting close by. Being a buffet you can only expect so much. Not a fair representation of what the restaurant usually has to offer. The young man at the host stand was very polite and professional.
Reservation service worked well and seating was ready as requested. Staff was very attentive. There was a great variety of food selections in one price. Prepared to order omelets were an added plus. Out of state visitors were very impressed with the entire facility at The Inn at Virginia Tech.
I was disappointed in the service during breakfast---got seated but no one came to the table and I had to get up and finally ask someone for coffee. The food was okay but not overwhelmingly good. I was given a discount from the server since I had to ask her for the coffee, which was nice. The restaurant is very clean and quiet, however, and very convenient if staying at the Inn.
We recently chose Preston's to celebrate our granddaughter's 21st birthday at the Sunday brunch. While the food was exceptional, the service was poor. PLates piled up and weren't taken away. Our water pitchers were empty. No one came by to see if we wanted a second drink. Each time I had to leave the table and hunt down a waitress. We were a party of ten, all family and we would definitely recommend Preston's to others however the service must be improved.
We were visiting Virginia Tech with our college senior. We decided to check out the local cuisine after a long day of tours. The restaurant was empty so we were seated promptly upon arrival. We had some delicious cocktails that were served quickly. We then placed our food order. It was after placing our order that the service went down hill. We felt that the waitress was not interested in serving us. We were served our salad and soup and we had to ask for rolls the kale and beer salad was perfectly dressed and small but totally satisfying. The beef and barley soup my husband ordered was also very tasty. Our entrees were also just as yummy. Shrimp and Grits, T-bone steak which was cooked just as asked and pork tenderloin which was very very rare. My mother asked for it to be cooked more which they did and after that she said it was very tasty. The only thing that could have been better was the potatoes with the steak were cold. We shared a creme brûlée and it was also tasty. All in all a pleasant night but the service definitely could have been more attentive.
Our group of three colleagues had very different food preferences yet all of us were able to find food that we were extremely pleased with. The service was efficient 5 and super friendly and helpful. The prices were very reasonable. There also are nice interesting food and drink options during happy hour at the bar.
Our party of 4 went to Christmas Eve special menu dinner. Service was prompt and courteous. Limited choices for this special occasion, but still had vegetarian, red or white meat selections. We had a variety. All good. I had the Preston's label Merlot that was exceptional for the price. Their wine list is several pages. Live acoustic guitar played throughout the evening.
Our office staff had lunch at Preston's during the Christmas season. It was a really special treat and we really enjoyed ourselves. The staff was friendly and service was wonderful. We also enjoyed the "hall of trees" which were decorated for the season by area businesses.
We came for a Friday night dinner. We are not local but were looking for a place that would not be noisy because we wanted to have conversation and not compete with TVs and a bustling bar scene. We were celebrating our son's successful defense of his PhD dissertation at VT that dat and had asked another couple to join us. Preston's was recommended by a local.
Service was just ok. Our server forgot a few things and had to be reminded. Three of us ordered steaks and they did not come as ordered; "medium rare" and "medium" were what we wanted but they were "medium well."
Salads, fish and pork choices were good. "Oysters casino" appetizer had disappointingly tiny oysters.
The atmosphere was quiet, which allowed us to enjoy the conversations we had been hoping for, but the food experience that night did not measure up to our expectations.
We had the Sunday brunch buffet for my daughter's birthday. The food was middle of the road, nothing out of the ordinary. We expected more since reviews touted this restaurant as higher end. The restaurant was not crowded but the service was awful. I'm not sure if our waiter was training but he took our drink order and came back about 15 minutes later wondering what we had ordered. We were over halfway through our meal before we received anything to drink besides water. He never checked back until he came back to deposit the bill on the table. He was certainly not overworked as there weren't many people dining that day and there were other servers as well. Very disappointing!
We arrived at 7:45 pm after driving all day from upstate NY. The menu choices were great, the service was outstanding and, as Parents Club members, we appreciate the special attention. Made a great start for the weekend at Tech to watch football with our kids! Always great and service is outstanding.
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