We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fresh and Delicious”

Preservation Bread and Wine
Ranked #9 of 148 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: It's a cafe and wine bar in downtown Geneva, IL
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
152 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Fresh and Delicious”
Reviewed 25 April 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Cute wine bar. Delicious lunch menu. Fresh breads, smoke their own meats, artisan cheeses and great wine. They have a lunch special for $10 soup and sandwich. The best turkey sandwich that I have ever had. It's rather small- about a dozen tables in the main room but they have a seasonal patio that's a lot of fun. Downtown Geneva- a block from the train station. Highly recommend this place.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank Rudypup
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

148 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    101
    33
    8
    6
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
my suitcase
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“One of my favorites”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Just go there. You'll love it. The wine, the cheese boards, the bread... it's got it all. And a fabulous outdoor patio to boot.

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank aocarolyn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
482 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Neighborhood gem”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Great wine selection as well as food offerings- we've been here numerous times. Everything is fresh and high quality. Expansive wine selection, as well as some beers for the non-wine drinkers. Wednesdays special allows you to choose between 4 wines at $20/bottle- its a great deal and the wine offered for special are of very good quality. Pair it with a homemade flatbread - they are delicious...we loved the italian sausage flatbread.

If you prefer more subdued environment, request a seat in the back enclosed deck area. The front part of the restaurant can get very loud at times.

  • Visited April 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
3 Thank Love2Travel26x2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
124 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The Reviews are Correct-Amazing!”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We were looking for a quaint and quiet restaurant on 3rd street in Geneva, that also had a great menu, and we found it! This restaurant is on the very south side of 3rd, and kind of hidden among the larger spots. We were pleasantly surprised at the depth and artisan quality of the menu. Big city type creativity with menu items that ran the spectrum. They have many amazing cheeses-check out their website. We had the European Cheese platter, Eggplant and goat cheese flat-bread and smoked trout rillette / fennel & granny smith apple salad. All excellent. Old brick walls, warm decor and just a really cool experience. Really good prices for the quality and types of ingredients served. Seek it out.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Roomfordessert
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

This is a gem! We went for lunch on a Saturday and if they were open ok Sunday or Monday we would have gone back. We had the artichoke bread pudding. I was sad when it was gone because it was so delicious but it was a satisfying portion size. My husband at the short rib pie (a spin on a pot pie). It was also very tasty. It's clear why this is the #1 plan in Geneva. The vast majority of items are made in site- including the bread. Definite worth a try!

Helpful?
Thank Bethany M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Preservation Bread and Wine also viewed

 

Been to Preservation Bread and Wine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing