Nest Kitchen & Taphouse

4.6
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191 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.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 8, 2019

Ends: March 9, 2118

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

What 191 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded 2 days ago

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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KM
Richmond
2 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 2 days ago

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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OT
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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JK
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 4 days ago

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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L
Richmond
16 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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JW
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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OT
St. Louis
1 review
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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OT
Richmond
6 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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s
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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DB
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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A
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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JH
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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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Ambiance was fantastic per usual. Food (brunch items) left a lot to be desired (not well seasoned, overcooked fried egg). That’s what I get for trying to be adventurous. Next time I will stick to what I know.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on January 25, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback. We're so sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal - we hope to see you again soon and give you the five star experience that we love to give our guests.

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B
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at The Nest. Our friends really enjoyed it, too!

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on January 25, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us and for your wonderful feedback - we hope to see you in again soon!

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JE
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience4

We made reservation for 4 through Open Table, and were seated in the very back of the restaurant next to the kitchen and behind the bar. It was so noisy that we couldn't have a conversation and was so annoyingly loud that it was a very unpleasant experience. The food was mediocre.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on January 25, 2020

We're so sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience with us - we would love the opportunity to make it right and give you that five star experience. Please feel free to reach out to Melissa, our manager, so we can talk more about it.

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CJ
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had dinner at Nest for the first time during restaurant week. I REALLY enjoyed the pumpkin soup and Pan seared flounder, although my husband's pasta dish was lacking in flavor and protein it wasn't very plentiful. Our server was quite attentive overall a good first experience I would go again. A suggestion for the pasta dish a hearty pasta, maybe bowtie or capatavi not thin spaghetti.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback - we hope to see you back again and give you that five star experience that we love for each one of our guests to have.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Driving home from a day in Richmond and it is dinner time. Went to open table and this place was reasonably priced so decided to try it. Since we were not from the area it was a little hard to find, even with the precise directions on website. We were so glad we found it! Plenty of tables available and after seating our charming waitress took our drink order(page of specialty drinks). Only negative of the evening was the wait for drinks which were served one at a time and one had to be exchanged . All this was forgotten when the food was served! It was as good as any New York restaurant. We are from North Jersey and go out to eat often. What a terrific meal! From my pumpkin soup to the pot de cream desserts we loved every bite. It was the best.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you so much for your great feedback - and for choosing us! We hope to see you in again soon!

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RM
Richmond
78 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful time!! Thanks Nest Kitchen I!! Celebrate my wife’s Birthday, starting off with breakfast!! Restaurant Week,first time for breakfast, not a disappointment at all!!! Food awesome!!! Service was excellent!!! Thanks see you soon!!

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you so much for celebrating with us and for the wonderful feedback and recommendation. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this little out of the way place.
Great atmosphere and delicious food and drinks.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on January 25, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback - we hope to see you in again soon!

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ED
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on January 11, 2020

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

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RM
Richmond
78 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Thanks Nest Kitchen!!!! Brunch Menu was on the menu,we asked server,who was excellent, (Michalla),if we could order the smoked wings? Hats off to her,she came back with a YES!!! Thanks so much!!!! Enjoyed lunch,and we will see you all soon!!!!!!

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on January 11, 2020

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

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SE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've already recommended Nest to a dozen people! We had a delicious meal, received outstanding service & were accommodated at the last minute. We started out with a reservation for 2, then called 30 minutes prior to add 2 more & as we were leaving the hotel, another person hopped in the car. The hostess directed us to a table that was perfect for 5 or 6 people & we were able to chat easily with each other. Thanks to all of the Nest staff for a most pleasant & tasty evening!

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We're so happy that we were able to accommodate you for your visit - and that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience! Beautiful ambiance. I’d love to sit outside once it gets warmer

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us - we'd love to see you on our patio soon!

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KB
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Melanie!

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on December 22, 2019

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

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DB
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brought some friends who had never been to Nest; they LOVED it. However, I don't know what they did to the onion rings (the first time I had them, they were the BOMB): it was all batter and not crisp at all. Otherwise all the other food, as usual, was Delicious.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on December 22, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback - we're so sorry that the onion rings were not up to our standards, but hope to see you back in again soon to give them another try!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and our server was so sweet and personable. Had an excellent brunch. Love The Nest.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on December 22, 2019

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

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KK
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to Nest Kitchen and we were very glad that we came. The service was great and the food was wonderful. We will visit again soon.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on December 7, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us. We're so happy that you had a great experience - we look forward to seeing you in again soon!

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OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. I will definitely be going back. I had the steak and eggs and it was delicious. Highly recommend.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on December 7, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us. We're so glad that you loved your time (and food!) here - we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and nice atmosphere!

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review and great feedback! We hope to see you back in again soon!

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AB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner! Kudos to the chef and baker!

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you so much for your great review - we hope to see you in again soon. We're so glad that you enjoyed dinner!

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TC
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the ambiance

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on October 27, 2019

Thank you so much for the great feedback Teresa - we're so glad that you enjoy it here. We hope to see you back in again soon!

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OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation on Open Table. Upon arrival a sign on the door said closed for private party. Why accept a reservation that can’t be honored. Ruined dinner plans with inLaws from out of town. Normally love the Nest but this was not acceptable and

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on October 19, 2019

We are so sorry for this error! We had it marked off in OpenTable, and are not sure how your reservation was able to come through. We do our very bests to let our guests know when the restaurant is closed for private events - via our monthly newsletter and social media channels. We'd love to invite you back out on us for this mistake.

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ML
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and ambiance. Great place for a special occasion or a quick bite. We will definitely go back!

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on October 19, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review - we look forward to seeing you back in soon!

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M
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch. All of the dishes at our table were excellent. Great food and nice ambiance. Great value too - lots of food for a great price.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on October 19, 2019

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

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AB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is good, service was quite slow. We ordered two mimosas as we were handed our menus and waited at least 15 minutes for them (and they weren’t brought to us until I stood up and started walking towards the bar). If it was busy I would have accepted this but there were only about 5 parties in the whole restaurant.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback, Allie. We're sorry for the slow service that you received at your last visit. We hope that we see you again and can give you a better experience!

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MC
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Imagine a sports bar and a mini-causal dining experience. I went for a nice quiet dinner on a Saturday evening. When you enter the restaurant, there is a small dining room and then a few steps up to the larger bar area with 4 big screen TVs showing college football games. With every big play, I was treated to the screams and cheers of those watching the live game. The food wasn’t bad but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go back.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on October 5, 2019

Hi Michelle! We're so glad that you enjoyed the food, but we're so sorry that you didn't love your experience with us. We do hope that we get the opportunity to give you that five star experience that you're looking for sometime soon.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff was fantastic. They were attentive and accommodating. Really enjoyed the cocktail selection. The atmosphere is that of a dressed up sports bar, great for a girl’s night. Will return.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us - we're so glad that you enjoyed your time here. We hope to see you again in the future!

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DB
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for lunch on Saturday with a friend; although was relatively busy, had seating outdoors as it was a lovely afternoon. Didn't realize they only serve off the Brunch menu until 4:00 p.m. but the menu was plentiful. Had the turkey and brie with sweet potato fries. Was delish. My friend's pimento cheese burger looked scrumptious. Will try that next time.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on September 21, 2019

We're so glad that you joined us for brunch - thank you so much for the great feedback. We look forward to seeing you back in again soon to try the pimento cheese burger!

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RM
Richmond
78 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Would recommend to all!!!!! Service was excellent,Food was Very Good. Friendly smiles all over!!!!

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us and for the great feedback - we look forward to seeing you back soon!

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H
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nest has the best burgers in town. They are made with grass-fed beef and so juicy! My wife can even get one with a gluten free bun. They have a good bar with a variety of selections for wine, beer and cocktails, and a nice patio for nice days and a variety of seating inside. And their servers are top notch. It's a true hidden gem.

Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Responded on August 31, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us - we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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