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“Not quite superb,”
Review of Nest Restaurant - CLOSED

Nest Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 23, 2014

, but still a nice place to eat. Service was not great - waitress treated us well, but just seemed to be a bit busier than she preferred. Food was good yet presented like any other restaurant. Interior of restaurant certainly looks "original and quaint" but is really just old and kind of dirty. They need to clean up the place and smooth out the rough edges.

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Thank Scott V
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

...in quality or service at this Fredericksburg standout. As they're only open evening hours, we had to wait for an overnight trip to return here. When a long time has elapsed from a prior visit, I don't tend to maintain expectations will necessarily be met. Exterior or interior, not much has changed since our previous visit. We started with the mussels off-menu special (plenty for two to share) and stayed with a seafood theme for our entrees (sautéed shrimp, scallops) both of which were excellent. Sorbet desert was a great end to our very leisurely evening.
Service was great, informative, pleasant, not overbearing in the least. Our only hope is that we don't let another decade go by before re-visiting.

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1  Thank John W
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Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We couldn't have asked for a more intimate and romantic setting! The Grouper was superb! We didn't want the meal to end! On a scale from 1 to 10 it's off the scale!!!!

1  Thank cljay_12
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Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

The Grouper was the best we ever had. Compliments to the chef. The service was awesome, thanks Bernardo! We came to enjoy a wonderful dinner celebration but were surprised with one of the best dining experiences ever. Thanks Nest!

Thank Bill J
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

We initially picked this restaurant because of favorable tripadvisor reviews. We made a reservation for Monday evening. Many of the local upscale restaurants are closed on Mondays. The Nest has an unusual schedule, and is open only Thursday through Monday. When we checked into our B and B, we asked if we had made a good decision. We were told that we had made an excellent pick, and that the restaurant was one of the owners' favorites. We went with high expectations. The restaurant is located in a converted old home. We were greeted by Monica, who was to be our server. Her backup was Bernardo. Both were friendly and very competent. The menu was not extensive, but would cover almost anyone's tastes. We opted for the seared scallops, served with creamy turnip-potatoes. The description of the scallop entree sounded intriguing. It was unique and excellent...probably the best scallops that we have ever had. Appetizer (the snails are outstanding and uniquely prepared), salads, bread, and dessert were equally outstanding. Service was excellent, start to finish. The atmosphere is simple but elegant. The wine list is not lengthy, but is well chosen. This is not an inexpensive place to dine, but prices are reasonable for the outstanding quality and generous quantity. We will eagerly return..

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1  Thank XScotts
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