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“Not as good as we expected” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Nest Cafe

Nest Cafe
4921 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD
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Ranked #96 of 275 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: American
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Not as good as we expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

Based on Nest Cafe's rating here on Trip Advisor (#1 in Bethesda at the time) we ate there.

The good: the food was excellent. We had rock cod and it was some of the best fish I've ever eaten. Steamed with a bit of rosemary. Yum.

The not so good: 1. The ambiance was not conducive to conversations. It was loud and that made it hard to hear the person sitting next to you or across from you. 2. Looking at the wine list I asked our waitress for a recommendation for a dry white wine. She said they didn't have many dry wines (she said their sweeter wine list was probably due to the owner's preference --what? I thought the customer should come first and having a wide variety of wines would be a good selling point). She asked the bartender who recommended one wine that he said was dry and full bodied. It was neither. I never send food or wine back but I had to this time since it was so off the mark.

    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Only one visit, but great grilled romaine...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

Only one visit, but great grilled romaine steak salad and very good portabello mushroom sandwich. Bread wasn't offered with the salad.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Good Food, Warm Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

Great little place, really nice staff, pleasant surroundings and very good simple food (pastas, pizza, burgers, sandwiches).

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“best new place in Bethesda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2010

If you can put up with the wait and cramped dining area, you are in for a real treat. Service is friendly and mostly efficient, and the food is wonderful and reasonably priced. Wine list is interesting and also reasonably priced for a restaurant. Too bad parking in Bethesda has become such a challenge!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“One of the best dining experiences around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2009

Great atmosphere, great people, great service, and incredible food. Was there for dinner just after they opened and everything was fantastic. The fries are dangerously addictive. Lots of nice touches that make the dining experience here feel more like dinner at a friend's house. Will definitely be coming back (and soon).

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