Bar Verde – Nordstrom at the Grove
Bar Verde – Nordstrom at the Grove
  • Address:
    189 The Grove Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    Neighborhood:
    Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Bar Verde – Nordstrom at the Grove

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: 3239001610x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Daily: 11:00am - 4:30pm

    Dinner

    Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am; Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Travis Chase
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Fairfax Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 2 hour parking validated in the Grove parking structure
A word from Bar Verde – Nordstrom at the Grove
Bar Verde is a full service restaurant and bar that embraces a farm-to-table philosophy by using produce and proteins that are fresh, seasonal and local. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner with extended evening hours. Customers will be able to dine from a seasonally driven menu that changes four times a year, by season. A full bar at the entrance of the restaurant will offer a selection of wine, specialty cocktails, beer and a dedicated menu of small plates.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Bar Verde – Nordstrom at the Grove reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (18)great for lunch (14)neighborhood gem (13)scenic view (12)great for brunch (10)fit for foodies (7)kid-friendly (6)special occasion (4)vibrant bar scene (3)good for groups (2)hot spot (2)romantic (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Simple food order took 35 minutes to get to table despite our view of kitchen staff laughing and talking and doing everything but cooking. On arrival hamburger was well done not medium rare. Turkey club was cold.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • At the Grove
    Honestly
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is a really restaurant with a great outdoor dining option. Perfect for viewing all the action the Grove offers located at the end of the loop in the second level of Nordstom's. The restaurant has it own elevator entry which makes it feel completely separate from the store. Great food options, great service, and the cocktails are very piquant. Overall great a really great experience at the Bar Verde.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Great Viewof The Grove
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Bar Verde is my favorite spot at The Grove. The food is carefully prepared and the waitstaff is very attentive. Patio dining is the best for people watching below. And the special drinks are the best! All that's needed is to improve the bar food menu, which was skimpier than my last visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AmaryllisVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was our second visit in one week after first discovering it. Happiness! It seemed to be all different servers this time, but every one of them, especially ours, was extremely pleasant. The food was great again -- we really loved the ricotta/eggplant/tomato in a jar. This is going to work out just fine as a semi-regular dining spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view
    Swimmer
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great view of the fountains great food and right size portions
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AmaryllisVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Oh my goodness, what a find! Having lunch there on the terrace overlooking the green; then catching a movie just a few steps away; followed by hanging out, people watching, and strolling for a bit -- all made for a fabulous afternoon at The Grove. But back to the lunch: We had the Seared Chicken & Avocado Salad (server's recommendation when I couldn't choose between that and the pasta); and the Ahi Tuna Salad -- both of which were SPECTACULAR and DELICIOUS. Unable to resist the temptation, we followed it with the Peach & Blackberry Cobbler for dessert -- SO GOOD. The very personable and gracious staff -- EVERY ONE OF THEM -- added to the pleasure. The two of us left totally excited about discovering this new dining spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MayaVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Consistently a nice and delightful setting. Easy to park & great people watching from the window.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bar V
    CorbycorbVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Been to Bar Verde a couple of times. Nice atmosphere and very good location. Food is always above par. Serivce was beyond excellent. Definately would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • willysX88VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Bar Verde is a welcome addition to dining at the Grove. Chrystian is a very good bartender, an excellent server. Eating either inside out, Bar Verde offers a wide variety of options from light to filling. Access is easy — just take the entrance with the glass doors just west of Nordstrom's. The terrace is sheltered from the sun and ideal for watching the crowds. All the servers are pleasant and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    Yum4Tum
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We went for dinner and sat outside. It was healthy, well prepared food that came in good portions. We ordered the chicken like tacos, carrot soup, fig salad, skirt steak, and chicken pasta. We shared everything because it was so yummy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Verde
    HillyVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Nordstrom has done it again. Outstanding tastes and presentation. Subtle flavors infused into and around our fish dinners were perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Place to Eat at the Grove
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I've eaten at Bar Verde twice with my 83 year old mother and have not been disappointed. It's a charming little space, with a fun view of the Grove from up high. The staff is friendly, hip and very attentive and charming. The food is reasonably priced and quite good. A nice little neighborhood find in a busy mall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Party at Nordstrom's
    EricVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Surprisingly nice place given that it's in a dept. store in a mall - got to love The Grove and Nordstrom must have spent a fortune on their recent renovation. We ate on the balcony and it really couldn't have been nicer. The food was really good too - my spicy cauliflower appetizer was especially yummy. The ambience is very contemporary, but the whole experience took me back to the fancy dept. store restaurants my grandmother took me to for my birthday (with shopping for a present) when I was a kid. Bravo Nordstrom for reviving that idea. I will come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    GuccaVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    5star food quality, everything taste really good. I like the outside seating at the grove.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outdoor Location
    asherbee
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Bar Verde at The Grove had a great atmosphere and the outdoor seating was great for people watching. Food was also great, would come here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awful Seating Psolied the Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I specifically asked fora quiet table to conduct a business meeting and they put me in the back room, but then added a family with a small, noisy child. Spoiled my whole experience!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for dinner!
    Karlz
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Great place for dinner in the area. Very reasonably priced. Easy to find, and located right in the mall for shopping before/after your meal. My pasta dish was oustanding, and all members of my party were also very pleased with their entrees. Drink menu looked interesting as well although none of us ordered from it to save money. Would definitely recommend and return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I did my marriage proposal
    2QT4U
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I requested for a private secluded area so I can do my proposal and it was given to me. Service was good by Crystal our server that night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 22 reviews are from the Bar Verde – Nordstrom at the Grove reviews archive.
  • Great new Grove spot
    Emilee92968VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This was a fantastic new find in the Grove. Great food and interesting drinks with a gourmet twist. Very enjoyable, especially with the outside seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Watch the world at the Grove
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great service, good food and pleasant atmosphere. One of the great finds at the Grove. Nice place to pass the time after a movie or shopping excursion!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Georgio
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food is excellent , and everything else was outstanding
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A not-so-secret Secret Restaurant
    Veronica
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I'm pretty sure it's the time that my boyfriend and I had dinner, but it was fairly quiet on a Saturday evening at 6pm. The ambiance was nice above the crowds at the Grove, and it was pretty cool be able to enter through the separate entrance on the side of Nordstroms. It felt as if we knew something that others didn't (There is actually an entrance to the restaurant on the second floor). The service was good and attentive and suggestions, on point. The only reason I docked a star for 'food' is because I felt as if both my boyfriend's and my plate were a bit overly salted. Otherwise, the menu prices were reasonable and the food options were good. I'd go back. :)
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine family spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Had a very good meal here with 3-generation family. The kids' menu is unusually good and reasonable. The waiter was very attentive, arriving at the table with a kid-friendly cup filled with lemonade for our 5-year-old. The ricotta-eggplant jar with rustic toast and the grilled artichokes were outstanding appetizers. Desserts--chocolate terrine and pots de creme--were also excellent. My only criticism of the restaurant is the fact that we were offered an outside table on a very chilly night, with no space heaters. Despite the fact that I had made a reservation well in advance, we then had to choose between either the too-large communal table or a four-seat booth for our family of 5. Food is fine, but seating options need improvement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I had such
    MayaVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My husband and I had such a delightful time. Great service and the food was fabulous. Thanks for a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • meets all the expecation
    LAEATERVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    we had a great experience. The food was delicious and well presented. From the get go we were will greeted and Rick gave us great service the whole night. Great location and food. This restaurant could be so much bigger if they wanted to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For the most part......pleased.
    Desertdweller
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Food for my friend and I was over-cooked. The French dip roll almost sliced through her roof of the mouth because it was so hard. I had asked for my burger to be ""pink" which normally means medium. It was well done and chewy. Cooked beyond any juices running through it. Service was attentive and friendly and the weather was perfect for outdoor dining. Food wasn't up to par for the prices being charged.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Service Could Be Better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    The Bucatini with Short Rib was so delicious that I wish the portion was slightly larger. My friend's Wild Mushroom Flatbread Pizza looked very good. I just wish the service could've been a bit more attentive: automatically bringing a pasta spoon with the bucatini, refilling both water glasses instead of just one, and letting us know if someone else will take over while our original server went to take a break. We were there for a 1:00 pm lunch which is prime time, but our server disappeared after asking if our entrees were ok and a manager brought us our bill. Not a very polite or professional service if you ask me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    MichalB
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is one of the best kept secrets at the grove. It's usually not too crowded, the food is amazing & so is the service and the drink selection. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend. I will be returning for date night again ;)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service. A little
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Good food and service. A little too noisy. Very friendly and competent staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Nordies Restaurant
    LAfoodie
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Had a great dinner at the new restaurant inside Nordies at the Grove. Great for views, exceptional service and REALLY good food. Had the scallops, patatas braves, winter risotto and steak MUST TRY LAVENDER COCKTAIL so delicious. Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar Verde
    amariej
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Usually I would not mind a small entree but both dishes that we had ordered during our visit were extremely over seasoned, and one of the sides was completely burnt.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • terrific lunch at the Grove!
    Saffi2050VIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Have been wanting to try this place - inside Nordstrom. It's a fairly nice full service restaurant. Everyone very friendly, not very attentive service, from the servers to the front desk & seating. But friendly once you get their attention!. Excellent food & decent wine list. A nice break from the other over priced & supposedly fancy restaurants at the Grove. Will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is very good and the
    MaryLAVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food is very good and the best at the Grove. Had Salmon and Scallops - both wonderful - and tuna poke to share. Friendly staff and great service and great food. Need more advertisement as its very good place to eat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nordstom little gem.
    BRAVO1017
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We had the perfect server Rick. Very knowledgeable of this menu and his recommendation. We sat outside and it turn out to be a great time of people watching and at 700pm taking in the Snow Falling. Food is good. A little pricey but it's Nordstrom. Overall a very nice evening. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was very good and
    live2dine
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    The food was very good and the service was great. We went for lunch and the choices were terrific.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow Service.
    luchocVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    This was the 2nd time I ate at Bar Verde. The food is great! Today the service was poor. The restaurant was not very crowded, but we had to wait at least 20 minutes for 2 salads! I was disappointed at how long it took to get our meals since I bragged to my friend how wonderful the service was a few days before.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Top-Notch, Food So-So
    Rissa
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Our server was extremely gracious and very attentive during our dining experience -- seeing as this is Nordstrom, I'd expect no less. The food, however, left something to be desired. We ordered the calamari as an appetizer and it was very good, but my shrimp salad entree was cold, the shrimp was cut into weird, unappetizing-looking pieces and just overall kind of a weird dish. I should mention that I ordered my dressing on the side, but I guess I'm used to having my shrimp salads served warm (at least the shrimp, anyway). It wasn't inedible or anything, but I certainly wouldn't order that dish again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beverly Grove Area
    luchocVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The food was excellent, especially the root vegetable chicken soup. The flavors were wonderful and it was very hard.y. I also had a steak salad and the dressing on it was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food-Great View-Great Service
    Getty20132809VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    The food is light and good. The service is fast, friendly and accommodating. Great view of the fountains, park and shops below.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Grove's finest yet
    epicuriousdiner
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Came here on a sunday night during a really busy time, we had made reservations but I don't think we would have had to wait too long if we hadn't. We were greeted by some welcoming hostesses who promptly took us to our booth [with a lovely view of the grove] From what I could see every table has a pretty good view of the grove and the kitchen [which has glass walls]. The great decor and ambiance don't hurt either.... The service overall is excellent and our server, Phil, was so wonderful. He was really knowledgable about both the food and the wine and helped me figure out what I could order [I'm vegan]. I ended up ordering a few small plates, all of which were delicious and perfectly seasoned. We'll definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.