My only complaint was that it was FREEZING cold in there!
This venue has unfortunately been on a downward slide. The music is really loud - which negates any kind of conversation and the menu could use a good overhaul to include some interesting/ healthier options. My biggest disappointment was the heat on the jambalaya - it was SO HOT that all you could taste was the heat. Really unfortunate as it's a really charming atmosphere and the service was very good.
Service was way too slow! Unfortunately there were not enough staff on duty for a planned event. Food came out cold. We were very dissatisfied overall.
Nevins was extremely Accomodating.
I recently had knee surgery and really wanted to see the band the evening of St Patrick's Day ,and was worried that I would have to stand all night which would be very painful. I called and they allowed me to reserve a table and make sure that was ready when I arrived. I was very grateful that I was able to get out that night and grateful that they were able to accommodate my situation.
It was noisy but fun environment...totally packed and servers did amazing job with food service
One server for 13 tables upstairs and in an hour and a half we received two Ice teas and one appetizer. Clearly someone didn’t show up that night, but no explanation or apology was made. People were just sitting at tables looking around and waiting for food to come out. We finally just left. Won’t be back.
Food was ok, but the dinner took over 1:30 to finish. Waitress was not very attentive.
Band playing was super loud.
Food was good beer was better and the dj was very entertaining.
Great band! Lots of fun. Service was slow. Wasn’t overcrowded enough for slow service. Glad we didn’t order too much food because we would have been waiting for it.
All enjoyed their food but it was a little cold in the room which made it a little uncomfortable.
Live band was phenomenal
Food not very good and menu is very small. Beer is very good but over all , pricey.
Good food and service.
Waitstaff was overloaded; they rarely seem to have an adequate number of servers on shift.
We were outside on patio for dinner. Service was very slow. Our server had way to many tables to take care of at one time. It took a very long time to get drink refills, etc. Food was good. Just wish service was a little better.
The atmosphere was very nice. The food selection seemed limited and not enough choices but the quality of what was available was good. The waitress was a little cold at first but tried very hard to become comfortable with being customer friendly. We had a person in our party that was celebrating a birthday and Nevins supplied her with a complimentary dessert of her choice which many places do not offer anymore. Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience.
Sat 6:30pm reservation,honored on time. Wasn't busy. Plenty of TV's to watch sports. Live entertainment, Band @8. Good food & service. Ordered flight of beers...bitter, citrusy, terrible.
The bathrooms needed attention. I would have liked to see more attention given to bathrooms.
The beer is...okay. The food is...okay. The staff is better - warm and friendly if often a little harried. The place is a barn. We had reservations for St. Patrick's Day with a special request that they were unable to honor so we got stuck in the loft where the experience was, well, extraordinarily meh. We eat/drink here with some regularity but mostly because they're convenient for us - not because they're doing anything more than average suburban pub stuff.
Called after making reservations to ask to be by the band. The lady said ok I will mark it by your reservations. Upon arriving we were taken to our table which was as far from the band in a completely different room. The waitress asked us one time after we received our food how things were. After that we never saw her. We had to ask the hostess for our check. The food wasn't that great either.
Our waitress was very disengaged, forgot to bring us waters, no side plates for the appetizer and when the food finally came out, it was very cold - cheese wasn't even melted on our burgers. Poor first experience overall.
Mandy was our server in the restaurant area. separate room from the bar area. she seemed to be the only server in the room. there were others helping with bringing out food but only saw her as a server. too many tables for her to handle properly. she was really sweet and helpful just too much for her. very tasty beers of their own on tap. not many other on tap options which was ok by me.
The food and service were both great. We had such a good time with the band and the music. I will be back again.
We were there for the Cubs and Bears game and they had many tvs to see from any way we were sitting. Great All You Can Eat Wings on Thursday's for $10.99 and $2 house drafts.
Entertaining Friday night. Great Band "Run Forest Run" (Live Music) in the bar. Food Just Average. Menu Specials...buy one entree, get other half off. Reasonably priced. Ribs were over cooked & dry, soggy flavorless fish & chips weren't any better. Service was good. Restaurant was empty. TV's ALL OVER, Great place to watch Sports.
HUGE disappointment. Attended on a Friday night, and the restaurant was empty . Even with a low turnout, service was VERY SLOW for both drinks and food service. Food quality was AWFUL. Our entire party each left over 3/4 of their food on the plate. PRICES ARE WAY TOO HIGH FOR SUCH POOR QUALITY FOOD. We will NEVER RETURN and NEVER RECOMMEND this restaurant.
Great variety of Beer,good food-enjoyed the band!!! Server was outstanding
Food was great server a little ditsy and loud just due to live band
Because Nevin's had the Plainfield Central High School Jazz Band performing we went to support our children in the band. Though we had heard good things about Nevin's - we never went there before - our mistake. The food was fantastic and a good value - huge portions, reasonable prices. And, our service was simply amazing. Can't wait to do it again!
Was pleasantly surprised with the food and prices. Service was good, and entertainment was great. Could not have asked for a better seat. I expect to be back.
Our server was very attentive always asking if we needed anything. She even went out of her way to get me the cherries I requested in my drink that the bar tender forgot.
Went to Nevins to see Maggie Speaks. Reserved a spot via Open Table and requested a seat with a view of the band. The site does not indicate they do not do that so it might be good to indicate that somehow. The band went on at 9:30, we got there at 730 for our reservation but we were already too late to get a seat in the bar area.
GREAT BEER! Food was good, service was great, and the beer was AWESOME. Had the IPA, which was very good! Every beer had a 4oz portion that run about $1.50-$2.00, so you can try a few. House made mozzarella sticks were great, French onion soup was great, "bees knees" burgers kind of fell off the tracks. Patty was cooked nicely, but it's was nothing special. Wife had the beer cheese soup, which was ok and the grilled cheese with bacon, which was pretty weak. Fried were hand cut, but a little undercooked and not crispy. I would go back 100% for the beer. I regret not leaving with a growler!
Most of our food came out below acceptable temperatures, but the waitress quickly had our dishes remade.
Our food and service was fantastic. We started out with an appetizer of steak bites and frittes. So good! Then, I had the Bang Bang Chicken Salad and my husband had the Fish & Chips. We were both very pleased with our meals. To drink, my husband had their draft beer flight- which featured their house brews. I had apple pie sangria, and it was very tasty. Our service was fantastic. Kristi was our server, and she was very attentive. We will definitely be back!
Service was extremely poor except for the bus boys. I actually tried to tip them but they would not accept. The ambiance could be improved by dimming the surrounding lights - its a little too bright. We also were seated by the door when the band started loading equipment. It was freezing every time they opened the door. It would have been nice to have an attentive waitress - just an apology would have sufficed but she was never around until the end of our dinner. On the other hand, food was very good. It's unfortunate that the service was so poor.
We decided to try Nevins as we'd seen it in the past and thought it'd be a good place to try seeing as we like craft beers. We invited some friends to join us to celebrate the wife's birthday. We thought Nevins would be a good start to our Halloween experience. First, we couldn't find a beer that was decent (tried the Pumpkin ale and it was flat). Finally chose the Octoberfest but only had 1/2 of that. Girls ordered Margharita's but after the 1st one we were told that they ran out of mix?! The birthday girl ordered a sangria which was horrible and returned. Ordered tacos (chicken were the best in 1 out of 3, the others being steak) and the rest of us ordered the bison burgers on pretzel rolls. So, first of all these burgers are not cheap ($13) and then then charge you for the bun ($4). We all asked for raw onions and we all got onion straws (which we didn't want) and then one of our orders were to be a side of sweet potato fries but because 2 of us were ordering the steak cut fries, I guess that's what we all got. The burger was the worst and we've eaten bison a lot. It was dry and flavorless. Good thing we ordered those pretzel buns though because that's all we did eat. We ordered mac and cheese for the table and good thing on that too because we all liked that. So for $115 (between the 4 of us) we had fries, mac and cheese, and tacos that were edible. They knew we were celebrating a birthday and said at the beginning of the meal "we'll see what we can do about that". Well, apparently nothing as we finished up and no more was said. We told the waitress that we were disappointed in the meal but that her service was great and shouldn't reflect on the poor quality of food and drink order options. Needless to say, Nevins will never get our business again, shame on us for expecting a great experience.
The food was terribly bad. Worst salmon and steak we ever tasted