Nest Kitchen & Taphouse

4.5
109 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

1 complimentary NITRO cold brew with breakfast!

Enjoy a velvety, rich and smooth NITRO cold brew coffee on us when you join us at NEST for breakfast Mon-Fri.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 8, 2019

Ends: March 9, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 7:00AM-10:45AM

What 109 People Are Saying
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LJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Really disappointed in my experience at Nest Kitchen & Taphouse. We were a party of 3 with reservations. They had to hurriedly find us a table and we were seated next to the entry doorway with entry and exit traffic constant throughout our meal. The noise level was extremely loud. We really had to raise our voices just to engage in normal conversation. I ordered the scallop taco meal and received two on my entrée. One of them only had a single scallop on it. The second taco did have three scallops. The accompanying slaw was good and flavorful. In addition, the service was awful. Our waiter took 15-20 minutes before taking our order. The orders were not brought to our table until another 25 minutes passed. Our group opted for dessert and that took another 20 minutes to receive. In total, we spent between 1.5-2.0 hours dining with about 1.25 hours spent waiting for our food to be served!! The three of us all agreed that we would not be returning!!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited the restaurant to check it out as we have booked a large party in May there. Amazing food, great service and wonderful ambiance! Manager also helped us confirm and adjust our future reservation so that it better accommodated our needs! If you have not been - try it. We had the scallop appetizer, steak and chicken tacos for dinner - all were excellent but the scallops over vegetable hash as a starter were the highlight!

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R
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food fresh prepared and paired well with craft beers. Rockfish tacos were best ever had. If you are sports fan this is place to be with multiple viewing and visibility throughout space.

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AN
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. I had the crab cakes and my husband had the steak. The sides were almost better than the main dishes. Service was excellent as well. It can get a little loud if there are boisterous guests nearby but the food and service make up for it!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good. Could use a few more entree choices. Three people at our table had the kale slaw and all agreed that was not a winner. I had the scallops appetizer with butternut squash and bacon. It was good but scallops were just a bit too grilled/too dark. Hand Held tacos looked great.

We were seated by an open window to look out onto the golf course. But by the end of dinner the sun was gone and it got chilly.

Server was prompt initially. But we asked for a few minutes to look over the menu and he disappeared. Had to hunt him down. He was pleasant enough and after that service was fine.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Electricity went out... everyone dealt with it as best they could.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The main entree was delicious, the sides were awful. The grit cakes were hockey pucks. The butternut squash was good but not outstanding. Serve better sides. The drunk muscles appetizer were outstanding. We had to ask for everything water, ketchup, and remind him that we had asked for extras like extra bbq sauce with the ribs with our order. Ladies should be waited in and served first. We have been there 3 times. Its hit it miss.

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g
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall very nice experience. The rotating beer selection along with a diverse menu and nice ambiance make this a great choice.

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AC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for breakfast, brunch and dinner!!!! Great food, fabulous atmosphere! One of our favorite spots!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

All of the food was great! Our server took a while to get to us with drinks, but maybe there was some confusion since we told her part of our party was running late.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and excellent menu. Beer selection was extensive...can’t go wrong with the flight.

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Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Was there for breakfast with the family on 3/9/19. Was my first visit and loved the decor and ambiance. However, they appeared to be short handed this day, so service was very slow. I don't blame the waitstaff as they were doing double duty during our time at the restaurant. On a positive note, the food was delicious. Everyone in my party enjoyed their meal.

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BH
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to the Nest for Breakfast many times. This was the First brunch. I choose one of the specials the shrimp an spinach quiche with old bay spice. Just sublime. Served hot with mixed greens and fresh fruit. Service great love Mel

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and food, just noisy

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food and service was excellent. We will for sure return for more of that yumminess.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed everything!

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SM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was pleasant but slow. Food was average . They were Abe to substitute which was nice.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was absolutely horrible, had to go to the bar to finally get our drink orders, which were club soda and sweet tea. Took about 45 min to get our food, and we had club sandwiches and burger. Food was mediocre to substandard, seems like it might have been under the heat lamps too long. Nice looking place, but they have a lot of work to do on the food and service.

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience dining here! We loved the food and had great service. We will definitely be coming back!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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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LE
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The server did not explain the menu and the specials for the night.
The food quality was not great and we paid way more than it deserved.
We enjoy and appreciate the food at local restaurants in the area alwats. But this place is not like any of them.
I just ate my salad (that was good) but did not touch my food. Our server did not even ask why.
My husbad food was not cooked right either.
Dessert was fruit tart. Tart was hard like a piece of rock. We could not even cut it.
At the end we were charged two different prices for the same salad on our check.
I called the restaurant later and told them about how unsatisfactory their service and food was.
They did offer us to go back for a free appetizer during happy hour which I founf it very insulting. “No thank you” I said.
I did not call to get free stuff. Beside, I am not coming back. I rather spend my time and money elsewhere.
I was trying to tell them to train their servers better and improve the food.
I paid $$ for a food and service that did not worth as much.

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L
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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GA
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
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 8, 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
7 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 25, 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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OT
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 23, 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 18, 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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