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Preservation Bread and Wine

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$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar
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513 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2729
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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West Chicago, Illinois
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862 reviews
463 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not planning on dinner but had asked a friend where we might go for a glass of wine and she recommended this place. It's a bit tight - a small room where you enter but most of the tables were occupied. This was about 5:00pm but the manager said if we could be done by 6:30, he could... More 

Thank sue o
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Excellent place for lunch! We had the hot turkey and a pulled pork sandwich with butternut squash soup and butter lettuce salad. Everything was so fresh and tasty. Definitely recommend!

Thank Kristin K
Geneva, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

So I must confess that I love this little local wine bar. It reminds me of something you'd find tucked away in downtown Chicago. It's cozy in the front with a new(er) covered patio in the back. Exposed brick walls and a small kitchen. Don't let its small size fool you since their cheese & charcuterie plates are delish! Go... More 

1 Thank makbasket54321
Batavia, Illinois
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We have never dined at Preservation Bread and Wine, but did call in for take out. Faster than a pizza place, our order was ready in 20 minutes. Vie enjoyed our order of olive tapenade, lamb meatloaf sandwich, and roasted vegetable focaccia,but felt that there wasn't enough food for the price we paid. The sandwiches could have been served with... More 

Thank BethRose640
Saint Charles, Illinois
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited on a Saturday night- they had available seating indoors or out- outdoors they have a screened area and open air. Small if you haven't been to but pleasantly unique. I have a gluten intolerance so if you hoping they have GF bread-they don't. What we liked was the small bites/appetizer aspect. Great if you like... More 

Thank ronnykimmy
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Great food with very nice servers. We go once a week. Interesting selection of food to choose from. Always busy with local people.

Thank Martinmld
Geneva, Illinois
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Preservation is a fantastic restaurant, that makes everything fresh in house. Lots of personality, and a very kind and personal staff. The owner is usually there, or at his neighbouring store, atlas chicken shack, and is very kind. The Mac and Cheese and the Grilled cheese are absolutely fantastic.

Thank Alex W
Lisle, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I love trying food that I haven't had 10 other places, and my meal at Preservation Bread and Wine filled my need perfectly. My husband and I dined here on a Saturday night. There was no wait and we had our choice of sitting in one of three areas: the main restaurant which seats about 20, the covered porch which... More 

Thank ChristySharf
Bartlett, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

This restaurant is such a little gem. They have lots of small and medium plates on their menu which makes it a great place to go when you're not starving but you want to try some great food. I had the mushroom tart and it was perfect. The wine menu is excellent and they do half glasses if you ask!

Thank TLynn412
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

We've been to this little gem more than 20 times, and have always had a great experience. Cozy dining room, tiny bar, and more space in a glassed in room out back. The food is fresh, creative and excellent. The "small plates", modest portions make it great for lunch, or a dinner where you and your party may order and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 513 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2729
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: 630-208-1588
It's a cafe and wine bar in downtown Geneva, IL

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?