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Preservation Bread and Wine

Certificate of Excellence
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I finally went with my husband on a Saturday night. We love it. They had good selection of wine and small plates to share. We were there by 5:15 pm and had no problem getting seated. We had lamb meatloaf sandwich and spicy sausage casserole. It was so good! Can't miss this place if you visit Geneva.

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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We have been meaning to try this restaurant for years. We went for lunch on a weekday. The cheese plate and red pepper polenta were fantastic. The pulled pork sandwich was a big hit as well. Did not try dessert. Maybe next time.

Thank Tray857
St. Charles, IL
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Small-ish well designed and decorated with additional seating in back and some not-quite-charming area out back. The presentation is unpretentious and everything you order is tasty, well-presented, and moderately priced.

Thank OtherBeach
Hanover Park, Illinois
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Preservation Bread and Wine has a monthly wine and dinner pairing. It's a 4 course dinner. The owner Lawrence serves the wine for each course. He talks about each wine. The food is amazing. The place is small,but cozy and inviting. The wait staff was very friendly. This was my first time doing something like this. I will definitely do... More 

1 Thank Kevin A
West Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Great cozy place, with great food and wine. I suggest Wednesday's Flat Bread pizza and wine day. great selection of wines. and there Flat bread pizzas are super thin and crispy, and awesome French Onion soup. we also had there grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup all were outstanding. A place to try in Geneva

1 Thank Michael B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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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?