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“Upscale Dining” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Preston's

Preston's
The Inn at Virginia Tech, 901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061
+1 540-231-0120
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Ranked #17 of 109 Restaurants in Blacksburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: University City Blvd
Description: 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 Cedar Plank Salmon, the locally famous Corn & Crab Cake appetizer, 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 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.
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Upscale Dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Varied luncheon buffet. Tablecloths and cloth napkins. Well attended, but can hear yourself and your friends talk.

Visited July 2013
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Lynchburg, VA, United States
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“Thirsty Thursdays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

If you happen to be at the Inn on a Thursday afternoon, stay for the Thirsty Thursday specials and live.

Preston has many special events, like the Thanksgiving Buffet, as well.

Visited July 2013
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Stephens City
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Just Ok.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Food is not up to par with reviews or food on campus. Very quiet, 1950's large stuffy dining room. This is your grandparents favorite restaurant.
Food is good, Service is good. Menu is short and 'classic'
Try a restaurant up on main or in Christiansburg.

Visited August 2013
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Reston, VA
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Convenient location in hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Our server was attentive and friendly. The rainbow trout appetizer was quite good. Several had a Caesar salad which had a heavy dose of dressing. There were 6 of us and the entrees ( fresh catch, beef and scallops ) were okay, if a little disappointing. The main attraction was the convenience - we had a full and busy day and eating in the same hotel where we were staying was appealing.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna
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“Not a standout”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I've had a few very nice dinners at Preston over the past few years ... but my last two or three visits were underwhelming and overpriced for the quality.

The Thursday evening before graduation should have been a night of full reservations - we sat in the dining room only about 1/3rd full for 7:30 reservations. I should have suspected that perhaps the word was out and we should have opted to drive up the road to 622 North restaurant and celebrate there.

This last visit was for what I hoped would be a very special 'night before graduation' for a close friend of the family. We all ordered steaks - at Northern Virginia Top Steak House Prices - and were served fairly tough and over cooked entrees.

Service for us was less attentive than we wanted.

I may go back but only if invited by someone else who had made the reservations - but I won't be calling any time soon ... unless I see some new reviews that tell me the management has got the message and addressed the food quality issues.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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