Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nest....Yes, Nest.

The menu.

Chef Brad Bonham and me. No, he is not related to the most awesome drummer to ever die young.

Here's a shot of the charcuterie plate. The prosciutto and salami were excellent.
Here's a close-up of the white pizza with prosciutto. I haven't had a white pizza I liked this much since Janis Mclean (now at 15 RIA) left Red Dog in Silver Spring. I miss you Janis!

Cozy, intimate. Warm. These are words that come to mind. These guys didn't try to do everything all at once for everyone. They took their time, sourced their needs, and brought their ideas to fruition in a realistic way.

So what do you get at Nest? The question is what do you want. When you walk in it feels like a neighborhood joint that's been there forever. The staff is friendly. The owners actually work there. They have patio seating and the doors to the front of the restaurant open if I'm not mistaken. This is a nice place to hang out.

The food is good, at least what I've had of it. Brad is a Chef, not a cook. If you speak with him I'm sure you'll get what you're looking for.

To get there you'll have to walk past the Rolls Royce dealership, which is directly across from Euro Motorcars Bethesda. The $150 bottles of '94 Opus One must be for the people who shop there. Actually, for the '94 that's not a bad price.

Anyone want to do lunch? I'll pick up the pizza if you get the wine 8).

Please keep the letters and e-mails coming.


Anonymous said...

Nest looks great!! I will add it to my must hit list.

Thanks Dave

David Smelson said...

You won't be disappointed. Thanks fo reading!