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Preservation Bread and Wine

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513 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2729
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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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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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this restaurant! Its small plate dinning (but I felt the portions were very generous,plenty to share) I was able to sample several items. started with Carpaccio - good, then crispy duck salad-very good. Next a mushroom tart-amazing & my favorite, finally a braised rib meat pie - very good & my husbands favorite. Seating is limited & if... More 

Thank Anna D
Chicago, Illinois
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200 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife wanted to try this place so we stopped in. We had 4 different "small" plates....all were excellent. The waitress was very helpful in that she steered us away from dishes that may not have been up to par on this particular day. Carpaccio, Mushroom Tart, duck salad and short rib dish....all wonderful. I would absolutely recommend eating here... More 

Thank Jad16
Batavia, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been here several times for good food and wine. The owner is very knowledgeable about wine and even suggested a vineyard to go to on a recent trip to Austria. There are some mainstays on the menu but always some fresh, seasonal items as well. Can get crowded at busy times.

Thank Debbie_Craig_12
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend ordered a beautiful salad. I ordered the spinach artichoke bread pudding. Terrible. Did find 1/4th of an artichoke but the rest was bread. Served cold at first, sent it back, came back hot but terrible. Order the salads or the flat bread. Those are good. The wine is excellent.

Thank MaryButters
Campton Hills, Illinois
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My wife and I dined here with another couple. The cheese plate was wonderful....along with a nice (but reasonably priced) red wine. Next time I want to also try the meat platter. For our main courses we each had different menu items and everyone was very pleased. Nice place. Nice People. Excellent food and service.

Thank Ron W
Orion, IL
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have a cheese plate and a meat plate and both were fantastic. They have great selections of both meat and cheese. We sat out in their back patio which was very nice. Great service.

Thank lc47
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The food is great, but very small portions. I had brunch here once, and it was fabulous! You also need to make reservations if you are going on the weekend.

Thank Bon49
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My sister and I love going here for a late lunch and the wine is always top notch. Small place but worth the wait!! The salami and cheese platter is our favorite

Thank SueVacaSpots
Batavia, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly
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 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?