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Nest Kitchen & Taphouse

4.6
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219 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 219 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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MatthewM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very slow service

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Mollie
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had such a wonderful dining experience at The Nest Kitchen and Taphouse. The breakfast food was outstanding and the staff made us feel right at home. I can’t say enough about the picturesque patio dining area overlooking the golf course! Our new favorite breakfast spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pretty decent!

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EazyduzitVA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The customer service was below average. I felt rushed and the waitress was clearly tired and ran out of personality. Probably my last visit.

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jada
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute vibe!

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RobertL
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the buffalo cauliflower - OUTSTANDING! Overall our meal was excellent.

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LeighB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was excellent but service too slow on a minimally busy weekday..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service!

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CandaceR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Brunch at Nest. The server Lea was friendly. The outdoor sitting area had a cute view of the golf course. The food was great. Would highly recommend

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KathyY
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Please try to find a way to control the flies. We ate on the patio two weeks ago and were plagued by many flies landing on our food. The “candle” did nothing, but create smoke. Yesterday, we ate inside to avoid the insects, but still had to shoo them away because the servers had to frequently open the doors to go outside. Maybe put ceiling fans outside to blow the flies away. The food was great, but the experience was not.

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I wanted an early dinner.
We were able to walk to the Nest.
They were very accommodating even for our dog that joined us.
Our waitress offered to bring a water bowl for her.
Overall, the food was excellent as well as the service. We will be back.

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NyalaR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10. The food was great, the mimosas were great, the staff was great. I really enjoyed my time here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Due to the pandemic, our preference is to dine outside for now. This little gem is perfect. Great drinks, lovely views of the golf course and a plentiful charcuterie tray. Our server, Christina was new, but was attentive and friendly. Only negative, which is at many restaurants, is you battle flies while eating. They have several citronella candles, but we purchased one of those table fans (after our first visit) which seemed to resolve the issue. Note: once the sun sets, the flies disappear.

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vipRnhfrommd
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Everything seemed to talk a long time. About 30-40 min to get first drink

Also we are in a pandemic... people preparing drinks or moving through the dining room should have a mask on and properly worn. There at least 2 staff who didn’t adhere to this that I could see.

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Georgios
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was on point and the food was excellent!! Highly recommend if you’ve never been.

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vipRobertH
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I dined here for the first time on Thursday, 8/27. The service was outstanding. The drinks were great. The chili and wings were both fantastic. The Southern BLT was spectacular. My wife inadvertently ordered the vegan brat, which she did not love, but she is not vegan. The Cherry Mango Cobbler was very good. We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Springfield
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was great from start to finish! Those waitresses are very attentive and super friendly! I’m vegan, so the fact that they had a few options for me was phenomenal and that they tasted amazing!! Compliments to the chef for sure!!! Very pretty place and very clean!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time dining there. We chose outside dining, due to the great weather, and wary of inside dining with the virus.
Great setting on the golf course. Tables spaced a good distance apart. Our waiter was a bit busy, but not to the point of wondering where he was.
Food was as described. A hefty Charcuterie tray with 5 types of cheeses, prosciutto, pepperoni and various breads and cracker was more than enough for 2 people. Craft cocktails seem to be their specialty. The High Fashioned, with a coffee essence of a Old Fashioned, was delicious.
The Salmon w/ Cacio e Pepe Risotto was a simple dish, that was well prepared.
Based on their menu and social posts, brunch seems to be a big draw. We’ll definitely be back to give that a shot.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melanie was fantastic! The brunch cocktails were great and the food was plentiful & delicious. When we’re back in the Newport News area, we’ll for sure visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Our service was horrible. Our waitress set down the menu ed and didn’t even take our drink orders until a while later. When we did get our drinks she brought us a can of beer with no glass. Then she said that she would be back to take our meal orders. Every time she left our table, it was a while until she came back to us. We feel like the service was just awful and even though the food was good, we will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy my visits to the Nest!!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The server was not attentive at all and made our experience crappy! I was really looking forward to The Nest for brunch.

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vipjohnbarleycornmustdiet
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely, comfortable outdoor dining. Food was clearly thoughtfully prepared, used very fresh ingredients and portions were ample. Great value. Dinging the service one star because hostess was not wearing a mask, but everyone was very friendly, courteous and helpful.

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McKenzie
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I really wanted to like it but the gazpacho was overpowered by chili powder and the chicken tacos were dry with huge chunks of red onion that overpowered the dish.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on July 11, 2020

We appreciate the feedback! We'd love to hear more about your experience and how we can improve for your future visits. Please feel free to reach out to our manager, Jessica, at the restaurant at (757) 988-8585 if you'd like to discuss things further.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We dined al fresco @ the Nest for Father’s Day. The sun was beaming down as the morning progressed. Unfortunately it got to uncomfortable. I would recommend purchasing umbrellas especially for days like today. The waitress was kind enough to move us to another table under the covered patio. Overall fantastic brunch. Thanks!

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on June 21, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback, and for celebrating Father's Day with us. We appreciate the note!

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Vern
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melanie was outstanding, has a great smile and made sure everything was what we wanted. Melanie constantly attended to us, if we needed anything else.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on June 27, 2020

Thank you so much for your great review, and for mentioning Melanie by name! We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you back in again soon!

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Ninny27
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly atmostphere. Though the menu is small the selection is good

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on June 21, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us and for the great review. We hope to see you back in again soon!

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TonyG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went on a Saturday night and there wasnt a table empty

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks so much for joining us, Tony! We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience, and we hope to see you in again soon!

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StephS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! My husband asked me today when we were going back, we were just there yesterday!

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you so much for coming in and for your great review - we can't wait to see you both back in again soon!

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KathrynM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service, great atmosphere. I think I have just found my new favorite spot!

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review and making us your new favorite spot! We hope to see you in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was our Valentines dinner. When I made the reservation, I didn’t realize that they would have a separate menu dedicated for the occasion nor do I realize they had a separate dining area specifically for Valentines guests. The set up was nice but I was hoping for a more intimate dining experience where instead I felt like we were at a wedding. Still romantic I guess. I wasn’t sure if we could choose from the regular menu or not (weren’t given the option) as I had my mind set up on a certain meal, but it was pretty good as far as the choices we were offered. All in all it was a good dining experience but I would choose the regular dining option next time instead of a special occasion dining. I would still recommend this restaurant.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review and for spending Valentine's Day with us! We appreciate your feedback, and hope that we get to see you in again soon.

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JessicaK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Awful experience. Husband and I snuck away from the kids for a Valentine’s dinner. Nest had great reviews and a good looking prefix menu do we decided to give it a try. We had reservations and we were seated promptly. We were not the only customers there however it was still early in the night. Three waitresses came out of the kitchen to take pictures of the centerpieces. No one acknowledged us, after 25 minutes my husband flagged a waitress down. She apologized and took our orders. It took 5 minutes for my drink and another 10 for my husband to get his and for us to finally get water. While we waited, other Customers where seated and served water immediately. The food cake out at a decent time and tasted good, nothing spectacular and certainly not good enough to make me overlook the other errors of the night. The music was blasting so loud that it was hard to converse with my husband. Desserts came out, we both got the molten lava cake. Neither cake was warm. Then I went to scrape the whip cream off of the top and there was a long blonde hair. We flagged the waitress over and she apologized and took it away. The manager brought out a new one out and apologized. I was feeling grossed out at this point and decided to just have some water. This was the first time I was drinking the water because I had soda. Lifted the glass to drink and found the bottom of the glass full of grit. Looked in my husbands and saw the same. It was unbelievable truly. I wish I was making this all up. I am not one to make a fuss, I just won’t go back. But I honestly feel that the manager should have done more than just apologize for hair in the dessert. At the least she could’ve comped a drink. But at this point it doesn’t matter. I have no intentions of going back to Nest. It’s a shame, it takes a lot for us to set up a date night &leave the babies. Luckily I have a sweet husband and we were able to joke about it. I just find it a shame that the service and quality don’t match the price.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on February 25, 2020

Good evening Jessica, Thank you for dining with us on Valentine's Day. I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. We aimed to provide everyone with a special evening, and in your case it certainly sounds like we fell short. If you wouldn't mind providing me with your contact information, I'd like to reach out to you personally and apologize on behalf of NEST. Thank you again, and I hope you have a wonderful evening.

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vipLocal
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I like this place, and the food has been consistently good, but the service is just hit or miss. I'm pretty sure the kitchen was understaffed on 2/1 for.dinner. it took us a full hour to get our food, and 25 minutes to get our first drink order from the bar. Other times we've gone, it's been quicker. It's never been super quick, but an hour is a bit much.

The drinks are very good when they arrived, and my spicy lentil burger was tasty.

I'll try again in hopes it was an off night. My husband probably wont

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you so much for your honest feedback. We greatly appreciate hearing about your experience, and would love to talk to you more about it if you're interested. We do hope to see you both again and give you that five star experience that we pride ourselves on giving our customers. Thank you again.

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JimW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ...smiles and food ❤️

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words and great review! We hope to see you back in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch date

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us for brunch and for your wonderful review! We hope to see you in again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for restaurant week. Great taste and super service. Definitely a place to go again.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us for restaurant week - we hope to see you in again soon! Thank you for the wonderful feedback.

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susfrann
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came here for the first time to take advantage of Restaurant Week. We had a wonderful dinner and hope to go back again.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on January 25, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us for Restaurant Week - we hope to see you in again soon!

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DeannaB
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week, but I have been before. As usual, was outstanding. I don't eat desserts, and there were 2 items in the Apps I wanted to try, and they let me order 2 apps, rather than dessert. My new favorite word is POUTINE! It was awesome. It was so good, I am going back for lunch today and breakfast tomorrow. Wonderful, wonderful restaurant.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on January 25, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us - and we're so glad that you loved the poutine! We're looking forward to seeing you in again soon!

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Angie
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was different and really good. Service was ok...no complaints, but no greeting by hostess and waitress was simply polite , but not great at all. I would come back because the rest of the menu looks very interesting

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on January 25, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback, Angie. We'd love to see you back again and hope to give you that five star experience that we love for our guests to have.

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JohannaH
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Restaurant Week! Never been to Nest Kitchen before. Very nice menu selections, especially since I’m a WW member. Half price bottle wine, enhanced meal delightfully.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on January 25, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us - we're so glad that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you in again soon!

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FAQs

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 988-8585.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse is rated 4.6 stars by 219 OpenTable diners.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/nest-kitchen-taphouse/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.