Bistro N - Nordstrom Park Center Dallas
Bistro N - Nordstrom Park Center Dallas
  • Address:
    8687 North Central Expressway
    Suite 2000
    Dallas, TX 75225
    Neighborhood:
    Park Cities
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Bistro N - Nordstrom Park Center Dallas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nordstrom.com/
  • Phone: 2142313810
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm ( Dinner starts at 4:00 pm) Friday - Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm (Dinner starts at 4:00 pm) Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm ( Lunch served all day)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Antonio Zamora
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Johnny Carros 2142313810
  • Entertainment: We offer two flat panel HD televisions in the bar area for your enjoyment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Lane
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet offered at our east Nordstrom elevator entrance, as well as an attached five story private parking garage for your convenience.
A word from Bistro N - Nordstrom Park Center Dallas
Bistro N - Nordstrom Park Center Dallas is a stylish, yet comfortable restaurant featuring a contemporary American interpretation of classic bistro cuisine. The exhibition kitchen provides a stage for chefs to prepare uniquely designed dishes creating an energetic environment. Perfect for a sophisticated evening on the town, dinner between shopping and a movie or a quick family meal, Bistro N can meet all of your dining needs. A step above your typical dining expectation, the wait staff is knowledgeable with a passion for attentive service. Start your experience with signature asparagus tempura followed by traditional chicken pommes frites, filet bordelaise or jumbo lump crab cake. Top off your meal with house made desserts including white chocolate bread pudding. The menu is complimented by a well-chosen selection of hand-crafted cocktails and wines, many available by the glass, that pair well with the menu. Bistro N looks forward to serving you soon.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Bistro N - Nordstrom Park Center Dallas reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (48)fit for foodies (18)neighborhood gem (18)great for brunch (12)kid-friendly (9)good for groups (9)special occasion (9)late-night find (1)romantic (1)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • superwillie1
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Sunday-after-church brunch wonderful, especially salads. Convenient for shoppers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice Bistro inside Nordstrom's
    BigfootVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is a very nice place for lunch or dinner even if you're not shopping at the mall. Park at Nordstrom's parking garage and then just go to the third-floor and you are there. Very good food, very nice environment, great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch with a Good Friend
    Catherine
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I will not return to Bistro N. Our service was terrible. The waiter was not rude but he was none existent. We arrived on time at 11:30. The place was not full at all. We sat for at least 10 minutes before we were even greeted. We made our selections quickly and after our food and tea came,we did not see our waiter until we finished. No tea refill, no checking back, not until he brought the bill did he offer to refill our glass. The hostess did not even give us a good table even though I had an open table reservation. Nope I'm finished. There are a lot of lunch spots that are interesting and fun. I will not return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WhatupVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food was okay, not great. Restaurant was busy, so service wasn't great. Most disappointing was that even after noting on opentable.com & telling our server that we were celebrating a birthday, we weren't compt'd a dessert or anything. Obviously, NOT a restaurant to go to for a special occasion.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a bity too much
    Herb
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    noise, that is. we sat near the kitchen / food prep area. this team of hard working cooks were making a LOT of noise; banging pots and pans, and almost yelling at each other.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Lunch Spot
    KGM69QVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This is a nice place for lunch. The food is consistently good and the staff very accommodating. The one caveat is it can get very noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A solid performance
    DiningoutVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This evening, I was seated promptly and my order was taken soon after. I made a special request or two which were essentially correct. The Croque sandwich was very good, after being modified to my taste. The service was solid and refills were furnished in a timely way. There was live music this evening which added a nice touch, but they were in the bar area, and did not seem to be getting the attention of many of the guests I observed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Truly excited about Bistro N. Great food and service. Favorite lunch spot in Dallas!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Salmon salad nicoise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Bistro N is the perfect place to go for a great, close meal after an afternoon or evening of shopping at Northpark. It's food, service and ambiance rival other neighborhood restaraunts but it is much more convenient. The added advantage is that you can park just outside on the third floor of parking garage and either take packages to your car before you dine or after. The perfect finale to unwind after shopping!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DianeVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We love eating at Bistro N when we are shopping in North Park!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious as always
    loveitalian
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The Tomato Jam Jar appetizer is unique and sensational. Each of our entrees were superb. Even the iced tea is great. The live jazz was a bonus. Wish the blinds were opened at dusk, the windows are gorgeous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food well presented
    mizzougirl
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food was delicious and beautifully presented. This is one of my favorite go-to places for a special lunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant afternoon experience
    DiningoutVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My request for seating in the bar was acknowledged and graciously handled. I wanted something very light so this was the perfect choice for a laid back Saturday afternoon. Lots of interest in the World Cup but patrons and servers alike. My special requests for the salad I ordered were perfectly executed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Juju
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was excellent, service was excellent, noise level was high!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for lunch
    Cressy
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    My co-workers and I often frequent Bistro N for lunch during the week. The food is good and the wait staff is generally friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch Spot
    KGM69QVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We go to the Café quite often. The food is usually very good however the service can be slow at times (like the wait staff is a bit disinterested). Also the ladies on their second glass of wine can get quite loud. But overall a very nice place to grab lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Louis
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food and service is superb. Haven't found anything on the menu that wasn't great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bistro N
    SusuVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Always great food! Love bringing friends to Bistro N. They really enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro Lunch
    ColoradoKid
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Wife had the Pear salad and I had the Crab stack. Both were excellently prepared and well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful visit
    CourtneyRottman
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went for lunch and came back for dessert. It was simply wonderful! Great food and service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Things Seem to be Slipping
    BHDFWVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This place is probably better known as a shopper's lunch spot - but we have eaten dinners here for a number of years - you can often slip in on Friday night or special occasion at the last minute - and enjoy a good meal and a surprisingly well priced wine list - and then take a stroll through Northpark. They decided to change their menu a few months ago and dropped many of their better dinner dishes. On our last trip - it felt like they might be having management issues - slower service , some new faces and the staff was just not working with each other. I hope Nordstrom's steps in and rescues this place soon - they had a good thing going. We are not giving up yet... it is fun to watch their very open kitchen.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    DiningoutVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The first impression was not good. I requested the bar (online), and the hostess seemed compelled to direct me to a table when the whole restaurant was basically open for seating. My order was placed and it was straightforward with only a slight modification. My sandwich was excellent, but I had to excuse myself for a few moments to visit the restroom, and when I returned the unsigned check, beverage, and my food had been cleared. This was after I stated I was having difficulty. The whole order had to be done over with no time left to eat it there. Communications could improve without question.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Place for Lunch
    KGM69QVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The management here does an excellent job of consistently providing good food at reasonable prices. They are always very accommodating and provide an good experience. On this occasion the waiter was a little goofy and slow (seems to have had another agenda to serving food) but in general it is still one of our favorite lunch spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Go To when at North Park!
    RandolphVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    When at North Park, this is a great restaurant spot. Consistent in food and service, make sure you get a reservation it gets busy at the peak lunch hours.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 183 reviews are from the Bistro N - Nordstrom Park Center Dallas reviews archive.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Always a great place to do a girls lunch before shopping!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    LadiesLeisurelyLunchVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Had to call mgr to get dining points, waiter did not tell me there was a surcharge for my sandwich with 2 extra items. I ordered a slice of cake for someone's birthday (before guests arrived) and it was cut into 7 pieces and brought out with an unlit candle. He served to others before the birthday girl, so it was awkward. Generally, one slice is brought out and everyone passes the plate to ake a bite. Foo was good though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Standby
    LCMDallasVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Bistro N is one of our neighborhood standbys. Food and service quality are always high and consistent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always a treat
    matthewVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Bistro N is always a treat and the crab bisque is something you will dream about.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I almost always get the same
    Dado
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I almost always get the same thing when I go to Bistro N (crab stack). Excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • working dinner
    PattyB
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    David was our waiter as well as the bartender (we dined in the bar area). The food arrived quickly and David checked in From time to time but was not overbaring. Having my water glass refilled would have been a real plus but no one came by to check on that. I had the pan seared chicken breast with FF and asparagus. The chicken was a touch undercooked and there were way too many FF and only tbree spear s small of asparagus...this should be reversed. We sat at the table for 3 hours and never felt as if we over stayed our welcome. We'll be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Lunch Spot
    KGM69QVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    This is one of our favorite lunch spots when out doing shopping. The food is always consistently good at fair prices with little drama. The place can be very noisy with many of the ladies on their second glass of wine and the service can be slow probably because they are always crowded. But the chef needs to be applauded, The food is always fresh and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a surprise!
    TLJS
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I totally forgot how good the food is here. We went for a Girls Night Out. We had do much fun. The live music was perfect. There was great energy and a wonderful menu. I am so glad we went there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantstic!
    Din2luv
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I love Bistro N! We have come here lots of times, but never on Valentine's Day. And we loved it! It was a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Lunch Spot
    KGM69QVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    We have been to a number of Bistro N's in the country but this one is by far the best. The food is always consistently good and is the perfect spot for a break from shopping for some lunch. The only downsides are it can become very crowded and very noisy. Come prepared to wait for a table and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing.
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I took a group of friends & family here for my birthday. A couple of folks arrived early & the waitress brought them water but did not set out any for the rest of until we arrived. The initial service was very slow although it was not very busy. One guest is very, very finicky & the waitress & manager did their very best to accommodate him when the dish he originally order was not available. However, at least three us of ordered the bistro bouillabaisse. It was too salty. Would have been excellent. Two of us sent back our cocktails because they were too syrupy. A trio of musicians played jazz & like music during dinner that was excellent. However, overall, there was room for improvement. Not up to Nordstrom's usual high standard.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nordstrom
    Nordstrom
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    I was hesitant about having a nicer dinner at a restaurant inside a big department store. However, even though the restaurant is within the big store i felt that the food was very good. The scallops were prepared perfectly on a bed of sweetly seasoned corn! The service could have been a bit more attentive since it was a slow evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty but Service Lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    There should be more Mall food like Bistro N! The place was packed at lunch on a Tuesday. Reservations are the only way to go. French onion soup and Crab Bisque were very good. Asian Chicken salad delightful. Bread pudding…decadent. Major service faux pas!! Served entrée before serving soup, additionally, he was absent and aloof during the meal, but punctual and hovering with the bill. Will go again…withholding recommendation until next visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    BetsyVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    I love bistro N. The food is great, and so is the service. I really like that when I go, I never feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent customer service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Six of us meet monthly for lunch at various local restaurants. We met here in December. Our reservation was ready when we arrived and we were greeted immediately by our server. She was very warm and answered all of our questions including recommendations when asked. She had no problem splitting the bill and checked on us frequently but not intrusively. Everyone was happy with their meals and although the restaurant was busy we did not feel we were being rushed. I had a problem with a gift card and one of the other staff took my card to customer service and resolved the issue. The restaurant is noisy but not to the extend that made conversation impossible. Overall a very good experience with outstanding customer service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delicious!
    Deedee
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Bistro N like the rest of the Nordstrom Northpark store is impeccable from start to finish. Not only is the food delicious, the staff is glad to see guests and make their experiences memorable. Having visiting many restaurants in the Dallas area as well as other Nordstrom locations, the experience here is many levels above the rest!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.