Nido Opens On Rhode Island Ave, Offers New Upscale Dining Option In NE DC

The area’s newest restaurant, Nido, opened it’s doors this week and of course we couldn’t resist attending the grand opening. After the pics below we list our favorite things about this great new dining option, just around the corner in Woodridge.

  • Thoughtful decor – Those of us who patronized Lace, the nightclub that preceded Nido, can appreciate what a radical transformation the Nido team has made. Bravo! The upstairs has a clean, bright, sunny, modern, and inviting vibe, while the downstairs has a romantic, candle-lit, private feel to it.  In other words, upstairs for meeting friends for happy hour and downstairs for date night.
  • Yummy food – We sampled a number of items including smashed chickpeas (had a punch of garlic), marinated olives, braised pork with patas bravas (potatoes cooked nicely, very homey and comfort foody, nice sized portion for a “small plate”),  Chicken thighs (very tender, liked the lemon zest) and our favorite, the Pappardelle (homemade pasta cooked till al dente, with tender pork sugo, it was rustic and delicious). Mostly, we are glad to have some much needed variety to the local dining scene.
  • Professionalism- Even though we went on the opening day, Nido had the feel of a restaurant that has been open for a while, despite being pretty packed. Kudos to the Nido management team for obviously training up the staff and being ready to roll on day one!

Nido is located at is located at 2214 Rhode Island Ave. NEtheir Facebook page is here, and there website is here.

4 thoughts on “Nido Opens On Rhode Island Ave, Offers New Upscale Dining Option In NE DC”

  1. The owners of Nido have created the beginnings of a very sweet place. Bright on the ground floor, intimate on the lower floor, nice initial offerings–and these creative people will make many changes, one suspects as they learn about their customers. We had the tender cod, spiced potatoes, baby zucchini, and the papardelle. The cod was my favorite dish.

    I am hoping they will continue to experiment with wheat free and vegetarian options, but my family will be happy to patronize this place weekly just to delight in the space and the tasty food. I really loved that they paid respects to Lace with a drink named after the place–so thoughtful!

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