“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.
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: 5402310115x
Banquet, 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
We treated ourselves to brunch on Drop O ...
We treated ourselves to brunch on Drop Off day for my daughter. The food was excellent, but sadly they were understaffed and could not keep up with customer service requests. There is an abundance of fresh food selections. I was not able to sample the omelet bar because the chef was in the kitchen and heard yelling at the staff. There are 2 large buffet bars which I sampled heavily from including smoked salmon and fresh fruit that was fantastic. The bars were clean and well stocked.
Overall, a great value and we plan to return again. However, we hope for everyone's sake that the staffing problems will be resolved.
Service as usual was outstanding with th ...
Service as usual was outstanding with the servers covering for each other without hesitation. The food was good but I have had better at that lunch buffet! The bisque in particular was way too tart. Will be back I am sure!
I had called two days before our reserva ...
I had called two days before our reservation to inform the restaurant that the occasion for our dining there was my wife's birthday. I always try to make the night of her birthday a VERY IMPORTANT celebration, and I wanted the staff to be aware and prepared. The restaurant was very quiet on a Tuesday night, as it was nearly empty. Ryan, our waiter, was courteous and impeccable.
I had asked that the chef prepare a special dessert for our celebratory dinner. It was totally unimaginative. The fruit was either not ripe or not fresh. The sorbet was icy and the portion very small. The entrée and vegetables were of fair proportions but over-priced for the quality and presentation.
This was a significant disappointment! We shall not return.
As usual, the "breakfast" items are very ...
As usual, the "breakfast" items are very tasty and can dominate the meal quickly. The baked salmon with its creamy sauce was superb. The rolls were not as good (hard) as in the past and the prime rib was not the best by the time we had a serving (after 1 pm.) but still a fine brunch with good bread pudding.
Great restaurant in Blacksburg! Given ...
Great restaurant in Blacksburg! Given the weekend events they opened the ballroom and food was awesome. However, would have like to have known prior that the main dining room wouldn't be open. Felt more like a brunch instead of a special dinner.
We were in Blacksburg for our daughter's ...
We were in Blacksburg for our daughter's graduation from Virginia Tech. This was to be a special celebratory dinner. I did not know that dinner was to be buffet style. First, I personally do not like buffets and would not have made the reservation had I known. We did not know until we walked into the ballroom that it was a buffet. Since this is our 3rd child graduating from VT we knew we would be unable to find anywhere else to eat on graduation night at 6pm. The food was good, however I was looking forward to the blackened salmon I had seen on the online menu and there was no salmon on the buffet. The bread pudding was outstanding. The service staff were very attentive. I did not see the inside of the restaurant since they set the tables up in the ballroom. Basically, I am unable to give you a review on the restaurant because we didn't really experience the restaurant.
Upscale Comfort Food
Preston's treated our family like their family. The opulent brunch featured up-scale comfort food for our entire group which included kids, teens, young adults and grandmas and grandpas.
We were in town for a graduation and had family members from out of state and two countries and required seating for 20. We felt blessed to have found such wonderful accommodations that was both elegant and kid-friendly.
The buffet was well-stocked and the wait staff was professional and friendly.
Delicious! But priced inaccurately
Visited Preston's for brunch on Mother's Day. Reservations made in advance online. Server was very slow to bring drinks and pick up used plates. Food and buffet service was excellent! Lots of variety, well stocked and delicious! Bill was served with a shock. Online price quoted $20.50 per adult. Actual price was $34.95 per adult because Mother's Day is considered a holiday brunch! 18% service was already included on the bill, as well.
Unless there is something special, a game weekend or holiday, this is a very quiet place. The menu is somewhat limited, and more so if they are out of something, which was the case when we were last there. We had viewed the menu online before we went, but our first choice, the scallops, was sold out.
There were good wine choices by the glass. The server was just the right level of attentive, they didn't keep interrupting.
Food was prepared nicely, although perhaps the filet was more medium than medium rare. They were very accommodating on a vegetable substitution.
I only wish they had a couple of more choices, or a special or two, and perhaps the option for a side salad. I would not hesitate to return.
Sometimes very good
Last night an excellent gumbo, good ambience (quiet) and good service; next morning a great breakfast –scrambled eggs fluffy, bacon crispy, dry, potatoes just right. Second course I had smoked salmon with cream cheese on toast with capers & fine sliced onion. Lots of other choices but my favorites were excellent. So, Back for dinner, BUT this time good at best. Next morning’s breakfast spread was just as sumptuous as yesterday’s but things that should be warm were cold. A very disappointing inconsistency.
Very good food and service.
We had the family Christmas dinner and it was excellent especially for the price. The salads were especially good and the ice cream we had for dessert was some of the best I've ever eaten. I had the berry cheesecake ice cream which was fantastic. This was our first time eating at Preston's and we will certainly be back.
We made the reservation for the Holiday Family Meal using the online reservations tool. The online reservations tool was easy to use. We were seated promptly upon arrival, service was impeccable and the food outstanding. Our server, Hailey, was incredible. Not only did she serve our meal but light conversation with her about the meal was very nice. The carolers from Blacksburg High School added to the warmth of the season and the trees and decorations in the outer hallway were breathtaking. We are planning on coming back this Saturday, December 19, again for dinner. This will certainly become a family tradition.
Breakfast buffet was incredible for the ...
Breakfast buffet was incredible for the price: omelette station, two types of oatmeal, grits, smoked salmon, fruit and more. Cooked food was properly prepared and kept warm and moist. Other food was fresh. Good choice!
food a little dry but atmosphere pleasant
I had trout, and some of it was a bit dry, and then I had bread pudding, and it was also dry. So that was disappointing. But our waitress was a great combination of attentive but not intrusive, and the restaurant was quiet, which facilitated our conversation.
Dinner at Preston's
Jed was great helping up select a wine, he gave us a taste of a few before we settled on the one. Ridgley provided great service in Preston's, she was knowledgeable about the menu and very pleasant. The menu was varied; our food was presented well and was very good and fresh. The desserts topped off the evening perfectly.
OK but service was lacking at breakfast.
Went for Sunday breakfast (not brunch). Even though it buffet it was a difficult to get the attention of a waiter and found out after almost being finished that there was an omelet bar. Waited forever for the bill and was finally told we had to leave because brunch was beginning. Told the hostess we had wanted to leave a long time ago but had no check. Food was OK but nothing special. They do need to up their service however.
Virginia Tech Treat
Preston's is located in the Inn at Virginia Tech Hotel on campus. The building and interior are very impressive and the restaurant is large and comfortable. They also have private rooms for dining. The food was excellent. I had the mushroom & asparagus soup and shrimp & grits with asparagus on the side. I also had a nice German Reisling, Dr Loosen. The total tab was $37, which I thought was very reasonable considering the wine and the quality of the food. The service was also very good, prompt and attentive without being irritating.
We were very disappointed; bad experience.
The outside of the restaurant was under construction so the restaurant had the curtains drawn, where on prior visits there are lovely views of outside - 1st disappointment; the waitress bad-mouthed the Virginia single glass white wine offering (not a good thing to do in Virginia), and if, in fact, it wasn't a good choice, why didn't they have other options available? She didn't tell us that two of the limited menu items weren't available (the soup of the day and the crab cakes) until we asked about them - and we had an early reservation, so it's not like they could have already run out; her pat answer to everything asked of her was "of course", but it sounded patronizing and not solicitous. The food overall was not good; it tasted as though it had been sitting for a while. The chicken I had was tough and rubbery. We were very disappointed and won't be going back.
Good food, service leaves something to be desired
Prestons had only a few guests in the main dining area on the evening I was there although there was a wedding party in a separate room. The food was very good, well prepared and presented. The thing that made the visit less that optimal was a simple matter of refilling a glass of tea. I had to ask three times for a refill on my drink, and I left a fair amount of time (5 - 10 minutes) between requests. When the waitress did bring more tea she brought a pitcher, but it was the wrong kind - I was drinking sweet tea and clearly asked for that as the waitress acknowledged my request correctly. However, the pitcher ended up being unsweetened tea. At this point I gave up, said nevermind and just drank water. Okay, fine - but I would have expected that at least they would drop the tea from the bill - nope. This was not a huge deal, but considering the prices, which are a bit steep, I would expect more care in the customer service area.
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