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Preservation Bread and Wine

513 South 3rd Street, Geneva, IL
630-208-1588
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Ranked #1 of 124 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
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The exterior of this restaurant is very nice but it certainly didn't indicate to me that the food was the main star! I truly expected to see run of the mill pub fare on the menu. What a pleasant surprise to see how creative and knowledgeable the chef is. The combination of flavors and textures is amazing. The food is... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A friend of mine recommended this restaurant and he was right on the money. From the soup to the mushroom tart and the pine nut tart, everything was flavorful and inventive. The combination of strawberries and basil with the pint nut tart was perfect. I loved the presentation of all of the plates. The building is somewhat small but almost... More

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Geneva, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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263 reviews 263 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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