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“Best in Geneva” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Preservation Bread and Wine

Preservation Bread and Wine
Ranked #7 of 147 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: It's a cafe and wine bar in downtown Geneva, IL
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best in Geneva”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 doubles in size with the back and outdoor seating. The service was quick and friendly. I will definitely be making a return visit.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Geneva, Illinois
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice place to relax and have a glass of wine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

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.

Visited August 2014
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Geneva, IL
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Favorite place to dine in the tri-cities”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 to the menu so it’s great to try something new. Not a place I would take my kids, this one is definitely aimed for adults or perhaps kids that have a more refined palate than my kids.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Aurora, IL
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Small Restaurant but So Good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a very small restaurant on Third St. In Geneva. Great onion soup and sandwiches. Cannotbwait to go back.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lamumba
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Preservation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

Food was very good. Different than most restaurants. Service excellent. More casual than we expected.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Midge1
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