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The Nest Bistro

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Italian, French, Fusion, Bistro
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77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R2X7, Canada
+1 250-591-2721
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Restaurant, lounge, bar, al fresco patio, scratch made food, locally...
Restaurant, lounge, bar, al fresco patio, scratch made food, locally sourced ingredients.
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
the critics from July 12th got it horribly wrong....great food and service!!!!

Our daughter has worked here for several years and finally my Mom and I were able to try it out in the new location. Some of the bedt calamari ever!!! 4 of us all had a different meal....my baked chicken and risotto....magnefique. Roast duck....delish. Gnocchi....scrumole!!! Mushroom... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
kathygurn
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Port McNeill, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
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Port McNeill, Canada
2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Our daughter has worked here for several years and finally my Mom and I were able to try it out in the new location. Some of the bedt calamari ever!!! 4 of us all had a different meal....my baked chicken and risotto....magnefique. Roast duck....delish. Gnocchi....scrumole!!! Mushroom risotto......so tasty. And the cheesecake was so creamy and delicious. Thank you Scott for... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It was a good move from a very tiny location to a larger view space downtown Nanaimo. Friendly staff, good food.

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Nanaimo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Nest recently moved to a new and larger location and with the move expanded their menu. They now have a lovely patio covered with grape vines which provides a wonderful atmosphere for summer dining. We were having trouble deciding what to order and decided between the four of us to get an assortment of starters and then try their... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very bad service, food mediocre, had to get our own water. Excuses made by the waiter and then by the manager. Told not to come back!! Absolutely disgusted, walked out without paying!! Do not eat here

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PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

Thankfully we don't put a lot of stock into Trip Advisor reviews or any online reviews for that matter. Especially one time reviewers who seem to have an angry vendetta in an attempt to damage the reputation of an established business. We opened our little Nest Bistro (30 seats) because we have passion. A passion that goes back as far... More 

North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Absolutely disgusting service. Under poor management - not a pleasant experience. Food is mediocre at best. We were there an hour before we got a drink and another 45 minutes before our food arrived.

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PassionatePeeps, Owner at The Nest Bistro, responded to this review

I know! We are an absolutely disgusting restaurant with absolutely disgusting service and disgusting food. What ever will we do? 216 reviews 199 excellent or very good! Shame! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great patio dinner. Food is excellent and staff were superb. Try this one for European flair. Special of stuffed pork chop was very tasty.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Now that the Nest has moved and they are open for lunch again it's the perfect summer patio! Overlooking the Nanaimo and Mount Benson it has some great views from inside too. Ask for a window seat if they aren't busy! As always their focus on local and high quality ingredients makes the food flavour so good ... absolutely one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We visited the nest a few weeks with some friends and we were very impressed with the food and the service! Food was delicious and the service was amazing!!! ;) we will be visiting again soon

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Oakland, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had a week long vacation in Vancouver and this was hands down our favorite meal. Our waitress Gale (or Gail?) Went above and beyond and made our experience so pleasant. She gave great reccomendations on food and drinks. We started with martinis and the sambuca shrimp appetizer. We were literally licking the sauce off the plate! I had the... More 

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Lantzville, Vancouver Island, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We hadn't been to the previous location on Franklin St so can't compare. This location has big windows but not the best view. Unfortunately those windows don't open enough to help cool the place. It was extremely warm in there on June 5th - no A/C or even fans. Wish we had been told about the outdoor seating when we... More 

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Additional Information about The Nest Bistro

Address: 77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R2X7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-591-2721
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, French, Fusion, Bistro

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R2X7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-591-2721

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Fusion, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Restaurant, lounge, bar, al fresco patio, scratch made food, locally sourced ingredients.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?