THE PRESTON 2018-01-25T00:25:15-05:00

Project Description


212 N Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

The Chase Park Plaza’s new restaurant, The Preston is named appropriately after the building’s original creator, Preston J Bradshaw. Mr. Bradshaw was the original architect of the The Chase Hotel, which was completed back in 1922. It was a natural fit to name our newest venture after the man that gave us such great bones to work with. The purpose was to evoke the past while also embracing the future of fine dining. It was said Bradshaw was a stickler for the details, which is a personality trait, held in common with our staff and chefs. We strive to serve locally sourced, inventive plates in a beautiful comfortable space that will entice you to stay a while. The restaurant will feature an eclectic collection of shareable dishes to satisfy any palate. Our delectable desserts, signature hand crafted cocktails and comprehensive wine list were specifically created to complement the menu.


Executive Chef Collin Smelser

Collin began his culinary career studying under James Beard Nominated Chef Jordan Wagman at The Cliff House Inn in Colorado Springs Co. He then took his education to New England Culinary Institute. Upon finishing culinary school he worked with yet another James Beard nominated chef in Ryan Blanchard, Where he eventually became Sous Chef of a Colorado Springs staple Walters Bistro. Most recently Collin was the Executive Chef of a Small Boutique hotel just outside Vail Colorado, Called the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera.