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Preservation Bread and Wine

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513 South 3rd Street, Geneva, IL
630-208-1588
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
Description: It's a cafe and wine bar in downtown Geneva, IL

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food and service are excellent.

Second visit and food was as good as the first. Everyone at the table very pleased with their sandwiches and appetizers. Owner visits the table and checks on your satisfaction. Really hard to find food of this quality in the burbs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
fable16
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Sugar Grove, Illinois
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sugar Grove, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Second visit and food was as good as the first. Everyone at the table very pleased with their sandwiches and appetizers. Owner visits the table and checks on your satisfaction. Really hard to find food of this quality in the burbs.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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158 reviews 158 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Eat here for the second time and recieved a hearty welcome back from the service team. Food was good, served in a sort of small dish mode ideal for sharing. Highlights were the Spanish olives and the Mushroom pie. Good wine list. We has some Copertino. The second bottle wasnt quite to our taste and was replaced without hesitation. Good... More 

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Chicago Il
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173 reviews 173 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Again another visit and another winning lunch .The flatbreads on Wednesday are great as are all the othe menu choices .Staff are great and when asked will provide parings to wine .Ownership continues to import wines you have never heard of but are well worth the adventure .Great to see this restaurant at the # 1 listing right where it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

After reading the reviews, I decided to try this place. We arrived at around 4pm and when we walked in, there were only two tables being occupied. The man at the door with a chef shirt on, said, "do you have reservations?" "No" I replied and he then walked to a table put the menus on it, and walked away.... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

For the wonderful price of $10 you can get a sandwich and soup or salad for lunch! My boyfriend and I got the grilled cheese and we kept going back and fourth trying to decide which was better, the bread or the cheese. This food is the kind of food that makes you say "mmm" out loud.

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Chicago
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We went here for our anniversary last night. We ordered the special 5 course meal for 2 that was their deal for restaurant week in Geneva. The choices, food quality and service was top shelf. This upscale restaurant is service oriented offering chef options not seen at most other fine dining restaurants. This is a small quaint restaurant that was... More 

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wheaton IL
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160 reviews 160 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Love this place!! Everything you will order is great! Great wine list...ask the servers to help you they will introduce you to something different. I love their pulled pork, butter bib/ citrus salad, cheese platter! Great place to sit and chat with fresh good quality food!

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Sandwich, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Another great place to eat in Geneva. This was my second time there and it was as good as the first. They have a nice wine selection as well as both domestic and imported beers, not extensive, but plenty. As far as the food I had a turkey sandwich with a cup of French onion soup. They are served on... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have eaten here several times, both for lunch and dinner. The menu is always changing and its offerings are always something not found on other restaurants' menus. The bread is made on site and the types vary daily. Lawrence also has a good knowledge of wines and it's a nice place to enjoy a glass of wine. The restaurant... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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400 reviews 400 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Such ambience! The service is excellent. The food and wine are amazing. The olive tapenade was delicious. We had a cheese plate and a meat plate. Out of this world!! The wine was so good as well. I have been there before and I will return. The back room has a special ambience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 513 South 3rd Street, Geneva, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: 630-208-1588

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

It's a cafe and wine bar in downtown Geneva, IL
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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