Prestons Restaurant + Lounge

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Prestons Restaurant + Lounge is a place to make connections - whether that’s to enjoy express lunch with business clients, or check out nightly features with friends and loved ones. Our culinary team is inspired by our backyard, the Pacific Northwest. At Prestons, you’ll find dishes you crave that keep bringing you back! Prestons’ success stems from our well-crafted culinary menus that pair with our local beers, BC wines, and unique cocktail creations. We serve wholesome food with unique twists that you’ll love and crave. Outgoing and attentive bartenders bring people together and make travelling guests feel like this is their local restaurant. It’s people serving people. A modern day Cheers: this is the place where everyone knows your name.
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JT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

The service was absolutely terrible. There were maybe 5 other tables with 3 servers available, and twice we had to go ask for service as they were all standing around talking.
The food was mediocre at best. Definitely would never go there again.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful place and nice enclosed seating!

LB
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

We were there with a large group and really looked forward to celebrating a friend's bday with a nice brunch. The restaurant was really cold and no one was there at 11:00 on a Sunday - which is never a good sign. When it came time to order, there was a lot of confusion and it took a long time. Then it took an hour to get our food and the servers couldn't figure out who got what plate. Several of the orders were also wrong. The food was actually good - and prices weren't bad at all. Paying was a whole different nightmare - the servers had no idea what they were doing... New leadership is greatly needed here. This place should have been packed.

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The server was a very polite, well-meaning worker who clearly needed more training (or more help).
The quitarist/singer was inappropriately loud for a restaurant. He would have been perfect at an outdoor concert but the volume made dinner conversation ver difficult.

JS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

We arrived early around 6 for our reservation. We were immediately seated and our order was taken. The restaurant was not very busy. We waited over an hour to get our food. We had 2 small children. With the tip already added, we didn't even have recourse to adjust. Poor service!

JO
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food was good but service was slow and the staff were rather inattentive

SP
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It's a great restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere, friendly servers and great food! Their happy hour is one of the best deals in the city!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Seafood paella and baked cod in parchment wrap were ordered. The proportion and amount of the protein in each dish was very good.

The quality/choice of the paella rice could improve. The rice wasn’t the appealing chewy type and it didn’t blend well with the texture of the sauce.

The presentation, the cooking method of all the ingredients, and choice of side ingredients for the cod dish were disappointing. It seemed like the dish was one that could be easily replicated cooking at home. This dish really lacked skill and thought.

RB
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A pleasant dining experience.
Very efficient and friendly server and tasty food . The menu is a bit sparse.







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j
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Extremely good service. Food yummy for the reasonable price. Definitely will return.

L
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the soy vegan burger and it was delicious! Great service too

M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a colleague visiting from the UK and all met here for breakfast.
Perfect location and good spot for seven of us to meet and chat

KR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

We had a reservation booked for 7 people. The warning sign was when the first person arrived and the staff seemed to have no idea about our reservation.
They arranged a table for us, but it then took over 20 minutes to get coffee and our orders taken. When our food finally arrived about an hour after we first sat down, one order was cold and two were just wrong (one was comped). The food was...fine, but for the price and location I was expecting much better.
We had to ask for coffee refills instead of the server checking on us, and after clearing all our plates the staff disappeared for another 15 minutes without bringing us our bills or seeing if we needed anything.
Overall, a disappointing experience.

CS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive service from welcoming to serving and follow up during dinner. A member in my group was very impressed at the food quality (he ordered the steak sandwich and was cooked to perfection).

SS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

We didn't realize this was in a hotel. It had a very strange vibe and was very pricey for the ambiance, decor and food. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. We stayed for one drink and an appetizer and then ran.

A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, def worth a second trip! The service absolutely amazing, so glad our server offered me the right type of white wine for my dessert. She went the extra mile to ask my preference of what I would like for my dessert. Def recommend your location. Thank you

MM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

We enjoyed our meal and evening. This is a small restaurant/lounge in the Coast Hotel, so it’s basic in decoy but pleasant. The portions were small for my husband, but we did enjoy the food.

b
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice to try something new in the neighbourhood and very much enjoy the experience. The food was beautifully prepared with some nice twists to the tradition fare out there and thanks to Tim our experience was exceptional.

C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a group of 7 and the service and food were exceptional! One even remarked that it was the best dine out they've experienced by far. Would definitely come back to try out the regular menu. Highly recommend!

CC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the place~ service was great and the staffs were really friendly~
Went in a large group and everyone’s been complimenting the place~
Parking’s great lots of spot on the street for a Saturday night~
Will definitely go back~

CO
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

WOW! My wife and I had the best time. We were already expecting things to go well for the Dine Out Vancouver promo, but we had no idea we would be taken care of so nicely. Amelia was so kind and attentive yet never rushed us. She was very knowledgeable of the menu and helped us narrow down the available choices. She also has superior wine knowledge that we greatly benefited from. The plate presentation was exceptional and even a little surprising. Both my wife and I can be big eaters, so when the plates came with such artistic presentation, my first thought was to think I would be hungry later. But the Dine Out menu is three courses, and to my surprise, we were actually full by the end. Based on our experience, not only would I recommend this venue anyone who would like a little extra polish on a date night, but I can't wait to get back to try the full menu. Get ready Amelia, you will see us soon and often!

j
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Happy hour was great! Enormous bowl of clam
Chowder. Server was brand new and that was slightly annoying is all.

JR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

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The food was awesome.
Well plated.
Perfect quantity

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Sourdough bread was included, and we just got a tiny piece each...
Service, our waitress was rude to the one person who was not eating meat.
No dish was vegetarian friendly

EG
Guanajuato
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

No fue lo mejor, comida sin mucho chiste y caro para lo que se nos ofreció.

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BD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The clam chowder & crispy cauliflower were very tasty. The service was a bit off, needed to keep asking our waitress for items that we had ordered.

F
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had lunch on Sunday, and had a very good experience. The food was excellent, the service was good, and it was quiet and easy to carry on a conversation.

m
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We really enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant. It's not too loud and not too quiet, great for catching up with old friends/gathering. The service overall is great, very attentive and friendly staff. The food was all right. We all find that the food is quite heavily seasoned and greasy. We tried a variety of food and some are tasty, like the crab cake and the salad. However their soup, the main courses were just way too salty.

Overall we enjoyed the place and the service, improvement needed for the food.

GK
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great, food was fantastic. I’d strongly recommend Preston’s to a friend or coworker.

SK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Chicken & Waffles were amazing - I would go there again for those; however, a bit pricey. Happy Hour would have been good.

One thing I would recommend especially for a bar/lounge a better beer list - it was very limited and dissappointing

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good selection for food

d
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic! Everything from food to service was on point!

F
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We always like this restaurant but on our most recent visit, we felt quality (taste) of food went down as well as portion.

N
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We loved their Happy Hour options - so delicious and such a great deal! We sat outside and had a very nice and attentive server (blonde hair female) that made sure we had everything we needed! I will be back!

CB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

My friend and i had lunch and then sat talking for more than 3 hours. The staff were attentive and incredibly patient, never even remotely pressuring us. I love this restaurant.

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Food was not bad, but not worth the price. Service was okay.

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Overall good but a little too much salt on some dishes

JS
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been here a couple of times. Really kid friendly , which is great as my 5-year-old nephew was with us. They have cups of crayons and work sheets.

The food was really good. I love their smashed potatoes (a side option for most breakfast options).

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The perfect place for me to spend 8am.

CN
London
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

Went to Preston's for Dine Out on my birthday. The atmosphere was somewhere between upscale lounge, and cheap sports bar, but divided in bits and pieces. The food itself was attempting to be upscale, and the presentation was good. The dishes themselves however, did not have expectations properly set on the menu so a couple came out and we were confused because they were not as we envisioned. Most importantly though, they tasted mediocre. The cook on the food was fine, they just didn't have flavour or balance. They weren't disappointing persay, they were just fine. Would not return - in a town like Vancouver, I can get 'delicious' at a half dozen places every block.

In their favour, the service was friendly, professional, prompt and exactly what I would expect from service.

c
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

I really wanted this to be a great Dine-Out experience, but unfortunately it wasn't at all. The waitress seemed nice, but was too busy to attend to our table properly. The kitchen put alot of time plating up nicely, but the food itself did not back it up. Seems like they must have ran out of salt in the kitchen as all the dishes were very, very bland. The korean beef wrap starters were okay, but the scallop starter was terrible, grainy texture in the puree and what I think was meant to be a prawn cracker, tasted like a piece of plastic, not a good start. The steaks were strangely uneventful (like actually, blah) and we couldn't get the attention of any of the servers to bring out some salt. They were too busy running back and forth and ignoring us. The cod was inedible. So dry and rubbery, like the fish had sat on the counter overnight. The rice balls that came with it though were nice. Desserts were ok, but the little bugs flying around our table and landing in our food was very off-putting... Though much of our food went back to the kitchen, we still paid in full, with tips. But we will not be returning and cannot recommend this place based on our experience.

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