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Preservation Bread and Wine

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$$ - $$$
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513 South 3rd Street, Geneva, IL
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Batavia, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone to Preservation Bread and Wine several times on Wednesday evening. 1/2 price wine and flat bread. Both have been great! People are friendly and food is great!

Thank Alma4434
Excelsior, Minnesota
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent dinner and wine spot on Geneva's popular 3rd street. Outstanding cheese and charcuterie plates. Wednesdays bring gourmet flatbreads with sale-priced bottles of wine.

Thank Mark L
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53 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We noticed the rather high ratings for this restaurant and the full house on a recent night is a testimonial. But we will not be returning. We were seated in those dreadful tiny little two person tables that are lined up next to each other in the dark back room. We ordered the (very good) Moscato and paid $58.00 for... More 

Thank chicagotourist_8
Saint Charles, Illinois
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This place is swanky. It reminds me of places you would find in New York. The food was pretty good as well. However it is really small and dark. The serving sizes are tiny. We also felt very rushed. When we ordered the dessert we asked for three bread puddings however the waiter states they are huge and we would... More 

Thank Shannon W
Wayne, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

They have amazing small bites to share. The back porch area is great! It really is a fun place to got with a bunch of friends where you can share meals.

Thank HeidiKarl
Geneva, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We love coming to Preservation Bread and Wine as often as we can. I love that I can try a new wine by the glass and have always had great experiences with the staff recommendations. We love to go here for a date night or with another couple to share lots of small plates. The atmosphere is cozy and the... More 

Thank akloese
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Very small cafe - in the winter dress a little more warmly than usual as there's not too many places to escape the cold coming in the front door. Service was excellent as our glasses of water and tea were always refilled before we needed to ask and lunch was delicious! Two of us are eating gluten free so the... More 

Thank Joan M
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Found some cozy seats by the window. Friendly staff provided suggestions about the items available. As a starter the onion soup worked well, the lamb meatloaf and cassoulet were both outstanding. Well worth the visit

Thank Ray D
Dixon, Illinois
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Three of us girls on a Christmas House Tour in Geneva took a much needed break at this establishment. Because it was crowded, we sat at the small bar and are we glad that we did. The bartender gave us sips of wine to help us choose our drink for lunch. Next time we will try the Laissez Pear because... More 

Thank Garden-golfer
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Preservation bread was absolutely wonderful. I would definitely go there again. The service was great.

Thank Amy I

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 513 South 3rd Street, Geneva, IL
  • 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?