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The Preston House & Hotel - Restaurant

4.4
4.4
454 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Indulge in fresh, Long Island-sourced ingredients flavored to perfection served in an inventive American menu. The Preston House & Hotel Restaurant sets the stage for memorable meals in Riverhead with an approachable, fun and historic ambiance, including original wood and stonework from 1905. The Wine Spectator Award Winning restaurant also offers beautiful spaces for private dining, including a wine cellar and lounge that houses more than 900 bottles from around the world. Enjoy weekday happy hour from 4pm-6pm and weekly theme nights!

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Booked 4 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar, Lounge

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (631) 775-1550

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Drew Hiatt

  • Neighbourhood

    Riverhead

  • Cross Street

    Ostrander Ave

  • Parking Details

    Hotel and restaurant guest parking; municipal lot on East Main Street

  • Public Transit

    Suffolk County Bus S-92, East Hampton to Orient Point Line

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 454 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JM

    JoshuaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great, and friendly. Food was exceptional.

  2. n

    nealk

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding service, friendly staff. Absolutely scrumptious food.

  3. S

    caroleS

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Worst Thanksgiving meal EVER!!! This was by far and away the worst meal I’ve ever had I a restaurant in my 62 years. Menu for thanksgiving read very nicely. But the actual food— poor. Small portions. No vegetables. Yorkshire pudding like hockey pucks. 3 oz of prime rib not even on the bone for $44?!!! This so RIVERHEAD not EASTHAMPTON. At least there is the food is expensive it’s delicious. The starters weren’t so bad nor were the drinks but the main courses were an embarrassment. So bad after we ordered 3 prime ribs dinners that we ordered 2 more main courses. Butternut squash risotto— gross gloopy and Luke warm. Like bad Mac and cheese. And duck that first came out raw and then came out the best of the bunch tho it sat on a puddle of puréed sweet potatoes that had so so much ginger it was gross. Then the pie. $14 foam slice of apple and chocolate cream. Both like they were from King Kullen— though that would have been better. And the chocolate was Served without outer crust as was an inch wide. So bad I finally objected and was given at least a proper sized serving. I NEVER leave a review. But this meal was over $450 and it deserves to be said that is was horrible. The tables were set with no table cloths. The lights were up so high it was like a daytime diner. Nothing special on the tables. Just the worst worst worst. Never again. And don’t waste your money going here. I can’t stress it enough.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The Turkey was dry, the Martini was half the size of most and the drinks were really expensive

  5. SM

    SusanM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This was my second visit to Prestons. Once again, the food was outstanding. The service was impeccable. The only thing I would recommend is that there be a tablecloth or placemats on the table

  6. K

    Khutch

    Miami - Dade

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thanksgiving afternoon lunch was lovely. Sat on the glassed-in porch. Food and service impeccable. Thank you, Prestons!

  7. MA

    MAMDomer

    Tampa

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about the meal, the service and the overall experience was fantastic. Every item we were presented with was spectacular. We had fish, duck, vegetables, pasta, cheese, bread, craft cocktails and a whole bunch more. We were absolutely excited about every single dish brought to us. The wait staff is phenomenal and we will definitely go back there again and again!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The ambience and decor is exceptional.

  9. AM

    AnnaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall2food4service4ambience1

    The restaurant upstairs was very noisy. The bread basket had two pieces of bread strips, we had to ask for more bread. Didn’t have the apple martini that I ordered, had to order another drink. The food was good but not enough at all compaired to what we paid. Dessert was just ok. I don’t think, for the money, we will be back. Disappointed in the over all look of upstairs, would be nice to have tablecloths for the prices we paid. I told them it was a special 80th birthday for two, just thought they would give us a free dessert or maybe a cookie.

  10. F

    Foodnut

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Menu is very interesting. Lots of wonderful progressive options. Portion size is average. Prices are comparable to other restaurants

  11. JP

    JadeP

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best fine dining in Riverhead right now. Had a lovely cheese board with perfectly paired accoutrements. Staff was attentive and accommodating with the kids, and made sure drinks were at the table quickly. The menu is amazing, I wanted everything on it! The main courses were absolutely delicious 🤤! Definitely somewhere I will continue to frequent! It is a little pricey, but worth every penny.

  12. RL

    RobertL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely and professional service , the food incredible and creative .

  13. AF

    ArtF

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Easier to get a Sunday dinner reservation after the Summer so went for restaurant week. Service is tops even in Summer, so we had extra attention this time. Started with a large winter salad with a tangy Russian type dressing that balanced the bitter radicchio and endive with a little heat. Fig, grapes and prosciutto app was definitely worth a small extra charge, as was the swordfish, a large center cut grilled fillet with a mild olive tapenade, lots of winter veggies, and lightly sauteed tomatoes impossibly sweet at this time of year. Blood orange pana cotta tasted like it was made with yogurt, nicely tart, not sweet or too creamy. Chocolate smores was more decadent, but still not too sweet, very chocolaty.

  14. S

    Sparklerod

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely perfect! A step up from a previous dining experience quite a few months ago.

  15. C

    Chrissy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Was seated 20 minutes after our reservation. Seems understaffed. Food was great though.

  16. RS

    ReneS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    We went for restaurant week and after we waited for 30 minutes past our reservation time we were seated and told the restaurant week menu had ended. We were not happy. We spent over 70.00 at the bar waiting for our table. We ended up ordering 2 appetizers and left to go to another local restaurant who honored the restaurant week menu all evening. We are locals and will not return.

  17. JR

    JessicaR

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I went here for the first time during restaurant week. It was a great way to get a snapshot of what the restaurant was like. The food was beautifully crafted, cocktails were awesome, LOVED the music, great wine list! Only negative feedback was the lights are too bright.

  18. S

    Slowbiker

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Arrived on time and we were seated quickly. Our server was very polite and there when we needed. She was very helpful with the menu as well. The meal was excellent. The chef is creative. He is the main reason I’m going back. Everything we ordered (3 for dinner) was delicious. I especially liked the grilled octopus and cod, but nothing was less than well above average. I would recommend inside seating. We sat on the covered porch and it was quite noisy. This is my new favorite local bistro.

  19. JD

    JamesD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Worst experience in recent memory

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a very good experience all around. Staff was friendly and helpful. Love the clean lines of the decor. Everything was immaculate. Food and drinks were outstanding! My only complaint was the noise level….I could clearly hear everybody’s conversations, even those tables not next to me.

  21. L

    Luv2dineout

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Extremely disappointed in total experience. We were given a restaurant week menu. Portions were small. Paid a $12 up charge for the strip steak. It was minuscule! Lighting was extremely bright. Felt more like a diner than a lovely restaurant. Definitely would not return if we’re in Riverhead. Enjoyed our experience at Tweed’s much more and would return there next time we’re in Riverhead.

  22. B

    Barbarat0209

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    27th year anniversary- wonderful staff food and ambiance was lovely!

  23. EP

    EileenP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were lucky to go during restaurant week so had a wonderful 3-course meal at a fixed price. Between the 3 of us we enjoyed the Spanish octopus and sashimi appetizers, short rib papardelle and champagne chicken. Would gladly dine their again. Excellent service and ambiance.

  24. CF

    CathyF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    I felt a little rushed with the service. I know there is a table turnover and I don’t want to be too long but there has to a happy medium between food service and being able to enjoy it. I think they rushed it a little bit. And picked up the empty plates too often. The food was great. I think everything food wise was good - just didn’t feel 100% comfortable with the service.

  25. NY

    NewYorker

    Houston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food and service was very good. However, a spray cleanser was used to clean adjacent tables. It was not used with care and the spray spread to food and people.

  26. FS

    FrankS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fist time at the Preston House, everything was perfect. Definitely will come back.

  27. RL

    RobertL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my second time and it happened to be LI Restaurant Week . The selection on the menu wonderful ! Considering such a busy time and week for them , service excellent , lovely demeanors and professional . Delicious each of the 3 courses. Well done and highly recommend.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was worried about coming to a restaurant that I love so much on restaurant week due to the likely crazy crowds. I have to say they knocked it out of the park. They could not have been more attentive and the food was still incredible. You could tell that they had brought on more staff to help out with a very busy evening and it worked out really well. The menu was beautifully selected. I started with the octopus followed by the swordfish and ended with the panna cotta.

  29. p

    porkchop

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We had a cocktail at the bar before dinner, which was lovely. We went for restaurant week, they did a great job with the food- delicious. My one grip was the wine package which did not actually pair with the meal, it was three glasses. Other than that, thanks great time.

  30. k

    krwt

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visited the Preston House for Thursday ramen night and was extremely impressed. Beyond the beautiful space and the delicious food (fabulous, authentic ramen with multiple options), the service was absolutely outstanding. The waitstaff was extremely attentive and we were never rushed, although the restaurant was completely full by te time we left (perhaps because it was LI Restaurant Week). Highly recommend.

  31. PC

    PatriciaC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it exceptional food and service

  32. j

    judithf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love The Preston House! The chef is creative, delicious, and the presentation always beautiful.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Beautiful restaurant in the heart of Riverhead; warm and inviting. Went for the Restaurant Week specials. Had the cod and chicken dishes - both were excellent! Service was good but we waited a bit long to get our desserts. It was a bit noisy in our dining room on the second floor when it filled up with diners around 7 PM. ALL-in-all, a very good experience. We plan to return.

  34. JR

    JanetR

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food choices were limited with a lot of hot spices in nearly every dish. People who have stomach problems would be hard pressed to find a dish without at least Chile in mains or sides. Wine by the glass list very uninspiring and not good quality.

  35. CC

    CynthiaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time, the meal and service were terrific. I went for my birthday and they even surprised me with a candle in my dessert. :)

  36. s

    stevi

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was Restaurant Week but although every distanced table was full, it was quietly comfortable. The food was the usual delicious, with the exception of the stracciatella appetizer and apricot panna cotta - they were fabulous!! The best part of the evening was the service; everyone from greeting to farewell was just a pleasure - somehow they pull off the perfect combination of warmth, delightfulness and efficiency. And there is parking!

  37. PB

    PeterB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always a good meal the the Preston House. Good pace to the meal.

  38. F

    Flutie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    Party of 2 requested seating at a four top, in order to have room. Was told by downstairs hostess that four tops were strictly reserved for 3 or 4 people, but the restaurant was completely empty. We were eventually accommodated by the upstairs hostess. Server, Jacob, was wonderful. The food was was ok, but the quality and portions did not equate withe the prices charged. Will probably not return.

  39. SM

    SusanM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Dinner was a delight. The food was sooo good. I have never eaten swordfish prepared the incredibly delicious way my fish was. Every single thing we ordered was superlative. Our server, Kim, was warm, friendly, and very helpful. We are going back soon!!!!

    The Preston House & Hotel - RestaurantResponded on November 6, 2021

    Thank you so much!

  40. JR

    JoeR

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

    The Preston House & Hotel - RestaurantResponded on November 6, 2021

    Hope to see you soon!

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The Preston House & Hotel - Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 454 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for The Preston House & Hotel - Restaurant

428 E Main St Riverhead, NY 11901-2484

  • Cross Street

    Ostrander Ave

  • Neighbourhood

    Riverhead

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar, Lounge

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel and restaurant guest parking; municipal lot on East Main Street

  • Public Transit

    Suffolk County Bus S-92, East Hampton to Orient Point Line

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Drew Hiatt

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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