The first time I tried to get into Robin’s Nest the line was out the door, and I left. The second time, I came before the lunch rush, and I still had to wait. That’s almost always a good sign. In this case, the signs proved true.
With a menu of creatively titled sandwiches, sides of orzo pasta, and a good choice of cookies and pie slices, Robin’s Nest makes a good lunch for the downtown crowd.
My half-sandwich of ”The Cowboy,” which was roast beef, tomato, red onion, pickle, lettuce, mayo, melted swiss & sun-dried tomato horseradish spread on marble rye, hit the spot dead on. I followed it down with a chewy chocolate chip cookie and a small side of orzo.
No complaints, and worth waiting in line for a few minutes. If you work downtown, find time to break away for lunch just a few minutes early, and go get in line for the Robin’s Egg.
So how does it rate?
Food: 7/10 (good but nothing to shout about)
Service: 7/10 (a little bit of a wait, and small dining room)
Atmosphere: 5/10 (M’eh)
Parking: 2/5 (It’s downtown. What do you expect?)