Bazille - Nordstrom International Plaza Tampa

Bazille - Nordstrom International Plaza Tampa

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Bazille - Nordstrom International Plaza Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (77)fit for foodies (34)kid-friendly (20)neighborhood gem (13)great for brunch (12)good for groups (11)special occasion (11)hot spot (11)notable wine list (6)romantic (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Awesome service!
    Bella01VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great lunch! Thanks for the gluten free options!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and Great food!
    Crawrite
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything we have ever tried here has been excellent. But the sweet potato jalapeño soup was really good. They just need to have it more often.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot to meet shopping friends
    KMAGVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    As always, good food, a varied menu and very good service. I love the lime cilantro dressing, and the side salad accompanying my sandwich was very substantial. Great goat cheese and chicken panini/flatbreads are wonderful, and the salads never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Improved but LOUD
    Pooh
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The option for noise level in the ratings did not include "Too loud to hear your dining partner talk" and should have. Since the renovation, the table service is much nicer than the previous venue where diners stood in line to order. The food that each of us ordered for lunch (a chipotle chicken sandwich for my friend and a pear/blue cheese salad for me) were both delicious! However, when we arrived at the entrance of the bistro the loud noise assaulted us as if we had entered a raucous party. As we had hoped to catch up with each other's lives over a quiet lunch and instead spent an hour yelling at each other over the din, it was disappointing. This would not be a place that I am likely to return to.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for special occasion
    luv2eatgoodfood
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our family loves the food in Bazille, we also liked it before when it was the Bistro! We had a bridal luncheon a few years ago and it was a fabulous time for all guests. The women in our family love to meet here for birthday's for lunch then go shopping at Nordstrom! What a great way to have a wonderful day good food and shopping what more can you ask for! Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was excellent
    SR48
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Ana, our server, was excellent. She brought our drinks immediately, didn't rush us to take our orders and didn't interrupt our conversation during our stay. She was very polite and pleasant. We will visit again. Food, as always, was fabulous--we had delicious salads! Our table was waiting for us when we arrived at our reserved time at Noon...no waiting!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Location , location, location
    lisaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Average food, great service . All soups are cream based and calorie laden. Roasted Brussel sprouts were a winner. Salads are typical pedestrian offerings . Bread is not worth calories . No sourdough or French here . The baguette tasted frozen and heated.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Crab Oscar salad!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We waited almost 30 minutes past our reservation but it was worth it. Will definitely go back again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For something different
    LAOnSceneVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The menu is unique and very taste-sensational! Service is attentive. Great for lunch or dinner. Reservation recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch or dinner
    Itsaboutthyme
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food is tasty; wait staff professional, food order to food received...not worth it...Nordstrom's cafe was incredible with food, service, food order to food received...new cafe, Bazille-Nordstrom's...not worth the wait, ordinarily delicious French fries were cold...waited 35 minutes for a Chicken Ceasar Salad; 30 minutes for a cup of coffee; restaurant was half empty on a Friday evening...lunch time, same wait twice as busy...not up to Nordstrom's standard of service...key word ... wait
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Food...Service Not So
    LoveToEatVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our group loved our meals. Service though was extremely slow and server never refilled drinks or came back to table to check on us after food was delivered by others.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Crawrite
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is a very nice restaurant with many great choices. Everything is really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our faves
    pickyB
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Always enjoy the food Service is consistently great as well
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious!
    eaterouter
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food is always wonderful! Service can occasionally be a bit lackluster, although mostly good and sometimes great, and can be loud when very crowded.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient and tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very loud and busy most times I've been there, but always tasty and a good beer and wine list. A great place to stop after a busy Nordy's visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location, location, location
    lisaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have eaten here a few times. Never seen a soup of the day that was not cream based or laden with cheese. Salads were OK. No bread on table and rather pedestrian rolls when we request. The most memorable item on the menu is the brussel sprouts.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SR48
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    As always, the food and service were great! Eat here often with friends! Good variety on the menu and the ambiance is wonderful; never feel rushed and staff is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's loud!!
    Bella01VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The ceiling should be finished to help with the noise level!!!! It's way past Energetic. Love it. But it's loud!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kbrown
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I've been to nordstroms many times with friends. They keep taking my favorite sandwich off the menu, but can still order it if you ask. The sandwich keeps getting smaller though the flavor is still there. For the first time ever, my fries were on the verge of being cold. It was my first disappointing food experience at Nordstroms and I hope it was just a fluke.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud !!
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Too loud. I thought the remodel would fix the noise level...it made it louder. Best not to eat there at peak hours.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Too loud, food & service excellent
    Oldfriend
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Met for reunion with old friends that hadn't seen each other in 10yrs. Appetizers and salads were terrific. Server was wonderful and allowed us time to visit and eat while taking our time. Place was too loud though
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ladies Lunch Place
    TampaFoodie8
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Bazille is our ladies lunch place on Fridays. The food and service are great. Using Open Table for seating makes it easy to get in and out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love it
    jeand
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We always enjoy the food. Service is now better since they changed it to full service. The addition of a full bar is great. Never had a bad meal!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special occasion lunch
    Kiki
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Staff always attentive. Lunchtime Bday celebration for my sister. For some reason, my sisters and I always choose Bazille to celebrate in and it never fails. Entree and dessert delicious as always. I don't like to share our fave restaurants, but apparently, Bazille is a south Tampa and Internatl Mall fave lunch spot also.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere
    Great4Dates
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Bazille's provided my girlfriend and I wonderful food and a lovely environment for the two of us during the lunch hour. Despite how busy the restaurant seemed, she and I were attended quickly and that kind of service never wavered. I know my girlfriend appreciates the modern look of the establishment, whereas I enjoy the soft jazz that often plays in the background as it allows us to talk to one another without having to talk over the music. 9/10, would dine again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dishdiva
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I LOVE taking clients to Bazille! The service is ALWAYS great and the food awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite at International Mall
    LambiePieVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Who would think a department store restaurant could be so good? But it is. The wine list is short, but good. The soup of the day is always inventive, and I am hooked on the Nicoise salmon salad. The bread pudding for dessert is also delish. Normally I give this place 5 stars, but this time the service was a little slow - friendly, but slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Consistently Excellent! The service, food and atmosphere are all top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    Madcirq
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We've eaten here 3 times and each time the food was excellent and service knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly fabulous!
    ChrissyVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Everything is fresh, well seasoned, and just delicious! I have eaten here several times and have never had a "miss" in food or service. Creative cocktails too. The salad with the vanilla bean dressing is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Great Choice
    AlyssaB
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Not often is every item on a restaurant's menu well executed, but that is not the case here. Take your pick, you will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    1localdiner
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The Bleu cheese and pear salad with grilled chicken addition was very good - cold, crisp, fruity. Our server was pleasant, efficient and accommodating. The menu is limited but varied. "Energetic" noise level translates to "loud". Easier to hear someone else's conversation than your own across the table. Will try again but maybe not at the peak lunch hour.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure dining here
    cecemVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I have been here for both lunch and dinner. The quality of the food is excellent, service is outstanding and the décor is beautiful for a place that's located in a department store. I will come back here again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 74 reviews are from the Bazille - Nordstrom International Plaza Tampa reviews archive.
  • The go to spot for lunch
    MelissaVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great food, service, and ambience. I always eat lunch there since I work at the mall and it's easy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Great spot for lunch at the mall. The crab bisque is amazing! The wait is usually about 30 minutes at lunch, so reservations are recommended.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant at international, and will bypass others to get here! The food is mostly local and organic, and tastes great. The staff is always great with my kids!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bought the dressing it was so good!
    Zannie
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My daughter and I both ordered the chicken panini, we couldn't figure out what the delicious sweet balsamic taste was, turns out it's their own dressing. I bought a bottle so I can try and duplicate this at home as my daughter described this as the "best sandwich she'd had in a long time!"
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service
    kbrown
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    About three to five times a year, my friends and I get together for lunch to catch up.This was the first time that I was disappointed in service. My 6 year olds food came out a full five minutes after the adults food came out... it should be the other way around IF all the food is not ready dont give anybody food . Only one persons drink was refreshed at the table. Little things like that kept happening which made the experience less enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow service
    slowservice
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Don't go if you are in a hurry for lunch. After an hour I was finally asked if I wanted a refill. Initially it took 10 minutes just to get a server to our table.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch and shopping
    lunchbunch
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Quiet atmosphere unless there is a special event at Nordstrom. That being said, the service was excellent. Favorites are the lime cilantro shrimp salad. Warm flavorful shrimp on a nice bed of mixed greens. I have also sampled the french fries and the onion soup whichare also delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.