New North Fork Restaurant Review. Preston House.
By Guest Contributor Ruth Metcalf
We were lucky enough to book a table at the new Preston House Restaurant during last week’s Long Island Restaurant Week. Located directly across from the LI Aquarium, the Preston House is a stately, 100+ year old home that has been substantially renovated. The restaurant includes 3 distinct dining sections, a bar and wine cellar in the basement. The Preston House just opened this past February. There is a contemporary rear addition to the home, which houses the attached 20-room hotel.
Interior finishes included crisp white walls, bold artwork and an abundance of natural light which all contributed to a very pleasing visual experience. Enough about the décor, we were ready to taste! Our party of three tried various appetizers -- crispy artichoke hearts, calamari and a “bacon” dish that closely resembled pork belly. All were very well done, but the calamari with olives and a pepper jelly was a real standout.
Our entrees included the salmon with wheat berries and roasted vegetables and the veal and pork Bolognese. The entrees were well prepared, nicely plated and flavorful. Unfortunately their daily braise had already sold out, which was described as similar to a beef bourguignon, but we took that to be a good sign.
For dessert we tried a chocolate brownie, cheesecake, and ice cream. While all were good, none were exceptional. The Preston House offered a very enjoyable dining experience. At Restaurant Week prices, it was a bargain. Although regular menu prices are moderate to expensive, all in our party agree that we will be going back to Preston House again.