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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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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251 reviews 251 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Chicago
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

My wife received a gift certificate to this restaurant as a thank you. Saturday afternoon we decided to use it for lunch. I have to say that I went into it a little skeptical. Since neither of us drink, I was expecting it to more of a place to share a bottle of wine with some appetizers. With some help... More

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Chciago
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food & service - one of our favs now that we are out in the burbs. Love the short rib pot pie!

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Prague
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Visited for the first time based on the reviews & it was everything we'd read about. Home made breads & cured meats. Cheese plates from around the world. Great wine list including really good wines by the glass: no need to buy the whole bottle. Delicious soup & sandwiches. This is the first time but not the last!

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