The new food and drink place on Spencer Street in Syracuse won me over.
The Preserve is lovely, outside and in.
A Saturday visit by my dear wife Karen and I made my quite happy.
We arrived a few clock strokes before 5, without reservations. The hostess seated us immediately at a barroom hightop after asking if that was OK.
Sure. And good thing, because soon after I heard the word from the nearby hostess stand that for the next several hours, it would be “reservations only.”
We both ordered cheeseburgers, cheddar, with fries. I had bacon added to mine.
With wine for me and a Blue Light for my dear wife, we left full and satisfied.
The friendly owner told me he was looking forward to warmer weather, when the outdoor patio would come into play.