I got there on a recent Monday night to find that the recommendation reservations be made is true. The restaurant decorated in brick, wood, glass and gold was bustling like a Friday night even with the university out. My 8-year-old and I sat at the bar which proved to be a great view for her first fine dining experience.
Appetizers include an artisan cheese plate with baguette slices and honeycomb from the owner’s Woodland family farm ($9). Grilled flat bread pizza with roasted eggplant, green olives, pine nuts and feta ($10) is a taste of the Mediterranean, but you can also find meatloaf, prosciutto-wrapped Yukon gold mashed potatoes, carrots, and chipotle-barbeque sauce ($18).
I ordered the spinach salad with sweet carmelized pecans and goat cheese ($4.5/$8). She got the mac and cheese, a deep dish of Cougar Gold, aged gruyere and parmesan ($4/$9). It proved to rich for her but she said she would order the salad next time and any restaurant that can make that happen has me satisfied. For dessert we watched our local honey and vanilla creme brule ($6) torched into crystaline sweetness.
Nectar, 105 W. Sixth St., Moscow, (208) 882-5914