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Preservation Bread and Wine

513 South 3rd Street, Geneva, IL
630-208-1588
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Ranked #1 of 123 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Description: It's a cafe and wine bar in downtown Geneva, IL
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: It's a cafe and wine bar in downtown Geneva, IL
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Geneva, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice wine selection, but the food menu is somewhat limited. Wednesday offers specials on wine and flatbread pizzas. Very nice outdoor patio in the back is an excellent addition.

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Geneva, IL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I've been to Preservation on multiple occasions and had great food and service every time. They do an excellent job pairing the wines and cheese. The restaurant is small, but that is partly why I like it. I think the chef pays special attention to each dish and the combination of flavors is great. There is always a new addition... More

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Aurora, IL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a very small restaurant on Third St. In Geneva. Great onion soup and sandwiches. Cannotbwait to go back.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Food was very good. Different than most restaurants. Service excellent. More casual than we expected.

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Lakewood
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had been here once before, on a cold night passing by on the way to another restaurant for dinner. We jammed in to the bar for a drink, but were disappointed we had to leave. This time we went for a late lunch and enjoyed the back patio we didn't know was there. The patio is very well done... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cute wine bar. Delicious lunch menu. Fresh breads, smoke their own meats, artisan cheeses and great wine. They have a lunch special for $10 soup and sandwich. The best turkey sandwich that I have ever had. It's rather small- about a dozen tables in the main room but they have a seasonal patio that's a lot of fun. Downtown Geneva-... More

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my suitcase
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Just go there. You'll love it. The wine, the cheese boards, the bread... it's got it all. And a fabulous outdoor patio to boot.

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Chicago, Illinois
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261 reviews 261 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great wine selection as well as food offerings- we've been here numerous times. Everything is fresh and high quality. Expansive wine selection, as well as some beers for the non-wine drinkers. Wednesdays special allows you to choose between 4 wines at $20/bottle- its a great deal and the wine offered for special are of very good quality. Pair it with... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We were looking for a quaint and quiet restaurant on 3rd street in Geneva, that also had a great menu, and we found it! This restaurant is on the very south side of 3rd, and kind of hidden among the larger spots. We were pleasantly surprised at the depth and artisan quality of the menu. Big city type creativity with... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a gem! We went for lunch on a Saturday and if they were open ok Sunday or Monday we would have gone back. We had the artichoke bread pudding. I was sad when it was gone because it was so delicious but it was a satisfying portion size. My husband at the short rib pie (a spin on... More

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