Nest Kitchen & Taphouse

4.5
88 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Our menu changes with the seasons, ingredient availability, and the innovative vision of our culinary team. Only when a dish intrigues and exceeds our high standards do we share it here with you. Taste it now because change is the only constant at Nest.

Specials

Complimentary APPETIZER!

Complimentary appetizer for group reservations of 3 or more when you reserve!

Must be accompanied by meal purchase. Offers/Discounts may not be combined.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 30, 2019

Ends: March 1, 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:00AM-3:45PM

What 88 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cute, cozy place with a lot of sweet ambiance. Food was delicious and the staff was friendly.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My bf and I definitely enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The waitress we had was a bit rude but she fixed her attitude once she realized we notice.

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L
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best kept secret in Newport News...Very nice...

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We usually have a very good experience here but dinner that night, one of our diner’s didn’t get their order until after everyone else was already finished 🙁 We got a free dessert.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vibe was casual, but the settings were fancy, making for a very comfortable meal. The food was freshly prepared and delicious. Service was excellent.

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S
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love eating at NEST! Best food around! The Chicken Tacos are amazing!

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GA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The restaurant is nicely layout and the service was very good. Our servicer always checked to make sure that our glasses were full and was very informative about the dishes. The food however was only fair. The crab cake had more filler than it should at the price and my ribs were a little over cooked. The sauce for the ribs was very good and helped save them. The stuffing cake that accompanied the ribs was dry and needed some kind of sauce to bring down the spice. The salmon that one our friends had did look and taste very good though. The beer chooses were vey good as well. I would like to try the sandwiches before I decide if I would recommend Nest to a friend though.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I wish I had found this place sooner. Everything I’ve tried so far is really good. Can’t wait to try brunch next!

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BH
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The new menu is great. Had the breakfast tacos. The best I have had in years. Just the perfect combination of ingredients. This restaurant continues to be a great place. Thank you for being in Newport News.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience. I would enjoy coming again with close family and friends.

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HC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so darned cool! I love that it’s a little off the main drag. The views of the patio and surrounding landscape are great, but I just love being able to hang for a while and watch sports. I’ve only been here for lunch and dinner. Haven’t tried breakfast yet though. Going to!

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HD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their lunch options are exceptional. They truly have something for everybody! I got the Nest Burger that was topped with an over easy egg! I’d like to go back for dinner, the bartender shared all of the menus with us, and there are several things I NEED to have! Definitely a hidden gem in Newport News! I will be spreading the word!

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S
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great place for lunch! I will definitely go back again and again!

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KC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Nest, for a birthday celebration. Service was very good; great selection of local beer and the food was original and delicious. Had one snafu, but management stepped in and went above and beyond to rectify the issue. Loved the food and looking forward to our next visit. Can't wait til it's warm enough for the patio!

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m lying a little bit! It was business, but with Gaylene and Cassandra, it’s all pleasure! The ambiance is still amazing! Decor is perfect juxtaposition from the country club and our waiter, Marshall was amazing as always. We will ask for him every time! The food was amazing and when there was a problem, Chef recognized the issue and made the right correction and satisfied all our customer service needs! Nest is exactly what it’s named for, a place to feel at home, ear, rest, relax, chat, and have fun before flying off to our next destination! We will be back!

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DR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was great it just took a very long time to get served. There was only one waitress. She did the best she could but they definitely need more help if they’re going to continue to be this popular. I will come back and try some of their other dishes.

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1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The service was slow but we enjoyed ourselves. It was a busy Friday evening, our reservation was at 5:45 by 7:00 the place was packed. Will definitely come again!

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LB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, service, and ambiance. I will definately return soon.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining out for my sister’s Birthday and we wanted to try a new place. We were pleasantly surprised, it is Restaurant Week! The Restaurant Week menú at Nest includes a NY Strip and Duck Quarters. Both were delicious and our server, Leslie, was fantastic! We will definitely return.

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh I just love the new menu! Food was great like always!!!!

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VR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the fig salad and the ribs. Chicken tacos and crab cake are meh. Will be back!

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BH
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I was there for Newport News restaurant week. The new menu is featured. Really good. A must go to place. Gem in the city

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DB
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never heard of Nest until it showed up on Newport News Restaurant Week participating restaurants. What an adorable little restaurant. It's small and cozy tucked into the Kiln Creek Golf Club; food was AMAZING. Couldn't decide to eat off special menu or regular menu, so I'll have to go back for the Seafood Paella. I had the blacked (lightly) grouper with gritcakes with seafood velute (on regular menu). It was soooo good: tender, cooked to perfection. For dessert, I had the blood orange sorbet. Talk about fresh made: melt in your mouth goodness. Will definitely be back.

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicely constructed area. Tables in entryway were lowly lit and less noisy than top level with bar. Food for restaurant week was amazing. Our drinks were very strong and desert was divine.

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AF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the Nest’s old menu! The Kobe beef sliders were absolutely the best we’ve ever had, and we went to the Nest many times just to have them. We’re very disappointed that they aren’t on their new menu. We also loved their compressed cucumber salad, but assume that was just taken off for the winter season. Their new fig salad was very good.

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TG
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make a reservation now and eat at the NEST. The best meal we have had in a long time. But wait, I shouldn't have to sell you, I already said to sign up now.

My wife and I went on a Monday night for restaurant week meal. It was great! Warm welcome when arriving. Fun atmosphere. GREAT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE. Fixed price, three course meal was perfect and there were also terrific choices on the newly revised menu.

OK, stop wasting time, make a reservation now for next chance you get.

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1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

My friends and I went back for a second time in hopes of improvement. We all went last Fall and were told they would have brunch beginning in December. They still don't have a brunch menu. They have a small menu for breakfast and a separate lunch menu. They were out of biscuits, the food was extremely salty and my friend had paper left from the block of butter on her plate. Our server was wonderful. But we won't be returning.

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LE
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Slow due to minimum staff on wknd.

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AM
Phoenix
57 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far one of the most exquisite dining experiences we have experienced. The cioppino was superb! The kobe burger was perfect, the Wasabi mayo was an unexpected but delicious touch! the crab cake was outstanding. As was the creme Brule dessert. There was not a single missing thing in our meal. The service was excellent and the ambiance was very good. Wish we had this restaurant in Arizona! By far one of the best experiences we've ever had!

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r
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My guest and I booked at 3pm unaware it was lunchtime some ordered lunch and some waited for dinner hour and we were not disappointed.
The food was delicious service was great we genuinely enjoyed celebrating on New Year Day time spent there was very pleasant staff was courteous and very professional in accommodating our partying 13 .Defintely on list for return visit.

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CS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time New Years Eve. They had live music which set the ambiance. Food and drinks great as usual. Staff very accommodating and friendly.

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M
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome! Service was great! The mixed drinks were too sweet.

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S
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Good service

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent find! Our original lunch plans fell through due to an excessive wait time. I found NEST on open table with good reviews and they could seat us quickly. We were very pleasantly surprised! Great food and beer options, great service as well with knowledge of what they have. Would definitely recommend and return!!

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BW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once we got past the hostess, everything was great. Our waitress was very attentive, positive, & helpful. She made the experience a memorable one. The food was excellent! I will use Open Table again and definitely will return to Nest.

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JO
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

The steak was awful. We sent back to be recooked. Very overpriced for our experience almost 300$ for 6 people

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Nest! It’s a great place to go with friends or a date night! Tried their lunch today for the first time and I was in LOVE!!

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TA
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere for our ladies lunch! Perfect location!

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love eating here. The food and staff are amazing!!!

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service and lively environment in a sports bar setting.

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