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Blue Stove - Nordstrom Burlington Mall
Blue Stove - Nordstrom Burlington Mall
  • Address:
    75 Middlesex Turnpike
    Burlington, MA 01803
    Burlington, MA
  • Cuisine:
    Tapas / Small Plates
    Price: $30 and under

Blue Stove - Nordstrom Burlington Mall Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.facebook.com/bluestovema
  • Phone: (781) 345-7800 x1610
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Matt MacKay
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burlington Mall
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Blue Stove - Nordstrom Burlington Mall
Blue Stove is a stylish yet casual restaurant featuring our interpretation of contemporary flavors focusing on bold tastes and textures. The menu allows our customer the chance to experience our offerings through a variety of small plates that are bold in concept and internationally inspired. We invite our customers to select combinations of menu items with the goal of sharing each dish, making a dining experience unlike any other. The exhibition kitchen provides a stage for our chefs to prepare the menu in a colorful, energetic environment. The wine bar romances wine while providing an alternative dining experience. Our cuisine is inspired by local ingredients at the peak of seasonal freshness. The menu is complemented by a well chosen selection of interesting wines, many available by the glass to pair.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "This is a great spot to meet for lunch. I like that the plates are small so you can try several items without feeling stuffed. The room is lovely too!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We loved the "small plate" menu. There were so many great choices on the menu, this allowed us to try a few different dishes. It was perfect for two people to share. If there are more than 2 people in your party, I would suggest that you "pair up" to order and share. Food was delicious, with a good variety of flavors."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great service, great food, love to sit at bar and watch chefs prepare the meals."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great atmosphere! Love the space and the metropolitan feel! Great for parties or a romantic dinner for two!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We eat at Blue Stove a few times per year and have never been disappointed. The food is always good and the service is mostly good. We sat at the bar for the first time and the service was not as good as when we sit in the dining room."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We tried this restaurant on a whim looking for something different and it was categorized as tappas which we love. The reviews were great so we figured we'd give it a try. Well, what a disappointment. Expected tappas, but what we actually got was mediocre food in tiny poirions highly overpriced. Been to tappas restaurants before and knew to order many dishes to share but even these tappas portions served were smaller than a normal tappas. Also, no restrooms! Because of the restaurants location on the 2nd floor of Nordstroms, patrons are expected to leave the restaurant, go back into the department store and use the facilities there. After an $80 bill we left with empty wallets and empty stomachs."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great selection of small plates. Atmosphere is always respectable and classy. Service friendly."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We sampled the cheese platter, the sezchuan chicken, the cherry beef, the mushrooms and asparagus, the gnocchi, and one of us had the fig salad. The salad was overdressed but otherwise fine. Hard to mess up cheese plates; this one did not disappoint (honeycomb was a great complement), though we could have used a third variety. Everything was good, but the standouts were the beef and the gnocchi. We could have made a meal off just those two. One of us had the white sangria - a generous glass, the wine was not too sweet. For dessert we split the creme brulee with lemon curd. It was heavenly. We're very glad to have tried another sit-down eatery in the mall. We may try a lunchtime sitting with fewer dishes for a more economical meal."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I have been to the Blue Stove so many times and never once had the food been off. The four of us agreed it wasn't the best night for the chef. All dishes were very salty. The fried calamari was over done and there were more breadcrumbs on the plate. This was returned. We ate light that night. Enjoyed the ambiance and sangria. We will be back and hope the food will be back to normal. After all, it was Friday the 13th!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We never ever saw our server. My biggest hot button is when my drink runs dry. And it was dry for a long time."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is a great spot to meet for lunch. The small plates are varied and tasty--something for everyone. The service is great too with the server offering suggestions that helped us decide and order the right amount. I will keep introducing new folks to the place so I can try other things on the menu!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food choices were great. We loved everything we ordered and we were all full when we left. The sangria was awesome!! Fantastic waiter, very knowlegdeable. Atmosphere was great. However the only downfall was the when the lights were turned down it was a little to dark to see the menu."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We came for dinner and had a wonderful time! It's great to share plates and everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Their small plates are great. The first time I went, we over ordered and there was too much to taste, let alone eat, but I think we have it down right now. The usual items were available plus always a few new specials. And they take reservations which is a plus on a Saturday. We'll be back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "...but missed by a good margin. Ambition alone does not fine cuisine make - over-salted, over-flavored and over-enthusiastic. Merit for trying but only a few plates were repeat-worthy. Surprisingly, the roasted asparagus and mushroom side was one of the few delicious plates as was the sliced sea scallop over risotto with haricorts vert but again - the risotto was so lemony that you couldn't eat more than small complements to the scallop to avoid over-powering the subtleties. Many dishes needed bread or a rice dish to neutralize. A BBQ pit sauce seem mild in comparison. My suggestion would be to lower the ambition and perfect the delivery - perhaps under the guidance of a master chef with a discriminating palate. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I loved the crispy cherry beef (as everyone else did), as well as the lemon risotto and grilled scallops. The pinot gris was crisp and cold, and the sweet potato pommes were done to perfection. Cons: not many....rather dark but I had my trusty iPhone flashlight to read the menu. I did pop a hot green pepper in my mouth (part of the beef dish) thinking it was an asparagus, because of the lack of light. That mistake did come back to haunt me later."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food was good, as was the service, but the prices were pretty high for the portion sizes. I spent $42 for a lunch of just two plates (one with just one scallop, the other a few pieces of beef) and a glass of wine."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I drove over an hour just for the dark cherry beef and it didn't dissappoint! Fabulous food and service as always. One of my favorite restaurants period."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The food was outstanding! Great for girls nite out. Wine list was reasonable. Service was friendly, but a little stuffy. Desserts were awesome."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food was bland , but the sangria was pretty good. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Our go-to place for special occasions. The food is consistently excellent and service superb. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This is the place for great Tapas...and great service! A great selection and a periodic rotation of dishes. Favorites often come back for a cameo appearance."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "This is my third time here and each time though experience was different (all good) it was due to different crowd. sorry folks who don't like wine list, I am from Napa Valley and they have excellent choices. Last visit on Sunday afternoon, sat at bar and they have stellar guy working there, had the Stags Leap Artemis Cabernet, a superior wine. First time there was on busy shopping day and it was packed. Fabulous waitresses, courteous and highly efficient, room was bustling slightly noisy, had great time. Tapas first class. Next two times were lunchewon with girl friends and made reservations on Sunday afternoons, very mellow, food still really nice, chose the lime chicken tacos, Calamari, arugula salad, Korean BBQ and crab cakes! GiveitaTEN"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We have been to Blue Stove many times and always enjoy it. The specials on this evening in particular were very good. The chicken tacos, crab cakes, fries, and warm chocolate cake continue to be favorites. We did not care for the shrimp with grits that is on the menu currently. The best shrimp dish they have served is the original one from when they first opened. My main criticism is that they need to slow down their service. I asked for the plates to be brought out slowly and unfortunately it did not happen. Next time we visit I will only order the plates as I wish them to be brought out. "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is the second time I've been to Blue Stove. The food is excellent and they have a great wine list. Lots of variety and interesting things to try. This time, service was a little slow. Our server was nice and friendly, it just seemed like she was inexperienced and we waited a long time after we were first seated for her to finally greet us and take a drink order. Wouldn't stop me from going back again, though."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The good is small plates and pretty much every thing is great. Highly recommend the spicy cherry glazed beef."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Excellent food with unique flavors. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and I went there, and the were pleasantly surprised at the quality of food and service. outstanding in both categories, Looking forward to going again"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "After shopping (my annual trip to top off my suits and ties), my wife and I had dinner at the Blue Stove. The service was great. Everyone was very attentive and the delivery of the half dozen or so "tapas" plates we had was perfect - each one arriving shortly after the previous one was finished. The wines were also very good. The food was good and ranged from pedestrian (perfectly decent fried calamari with nothing interesting to dip it in) to excellent (the crab cakes and cheese plate). I will definitely go back and try some more options. It was a great way to round off an evening. But nothing to write home about."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Non traditional Tapas menu Very well prepared dishes. fresh ingredients carefully spiced perfectly sized dishes to be share by two, even four somewhat limited wine list, had a hard time finding a wine to my liking very attentive servers"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a 6:30 reservation for four. We arrived 8 minutes early, but were told, somewhat snippily, that we would not be seated until EXACTLY 6:30. Unclear why that was, since the table was unoccupied. Everything else was pretty flawless. We ordered wine and were offered to try it before deciding, since it was also available by the glass! We shared six savory dished: the arugula salad, caramel chicken wings, cherry glazed beef, scallop risotto, mushrooms and asparagus, BBQ sliders. We were also given an order of sweet potato fries. Amazing! I would highly recommend and order everything again, except for the fries and asparagus, as they were fine but not extraordinary! We had chocolate cake and pot the creme for dessert - yum!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "OK alternative to Legal Seafood if you are meeting in Burlington Mall"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I love grabbing a quick lunch here! It is a great place to go by yourself or to bring a group. The small plate are perfect portions for one person, and great to share! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Located inside the Burlington mall (second floor of the Nordstrom), this quiet, low light restaurant offers a series of tapas that will relax your mind after few hours of shopping in the crowd. 2-3 tapas per person is recommended. I went there in family with my wife and two daughters as for a Birthday celebration. Everyone was feeling good to find that island of quietness within the Burlington mall. We had few tapas to share: risotto, crab cakes, tacos, BBQ ribs (i do not recommend that choice as it looks like a pork shredded mini burger), an Argentinian wine,... Wine list includes Spanish, Italian, Argentina, California and Oregon wines (and few other countries I can't remember) Bring your iphone to read the menu as it is pretty dark."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food was pretty good. Everyone at the table seemed to like the food. Waitress was not very friendly or attentive at times. Seemed bothered that the table of five asked for separate tickets at the beginning of the meal."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Always enjoy coming here. The food is always so great an the staff is lovely. "
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I went to Blue Stove with three girlfriends. We had a great time sharing the six plates we ordered. Everything was tasty and interesting. There were several vegetarian options. Service was attentive. They have an interesting wine list, too. I had a nice glass of Tempranillo. It was pretty quiet while we were in there at about 11:45 on a Sunday. I would definitely recommend this place."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food and wine is great here but the wait staff practices what in basketball would be called a zone defense with no particular waitperson assigned to your table. This means you can spend a lot of time asking different servers for a refill of the water glasses, or of the bread basket, with no results. In their thirst the water drinkers at your table start stealing their dinner partners' water. Not pretty. That said, the food was a great success and our group of five ordered and shared more than a dozen tapas-sized entrees! That agreement doesn't happen. The small kitchen area apparently cannot fit an espresso machine. Too bad so sad. So go when it isn't busy or buy a water bottle with your cappuccino at the eBar downstairs."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great little plates to share. I dine her often and I love the variety available."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I met a friend for lunch, neither of us having been to Blue Stove before. We each ordered a salad and then two other tapas to share. Everything I had was delicious: warm goat-cheese-beet salad, whtie cheddar bollitas, and—especially—faro risotto. And the rest of the menu items looked equally tasty; it was hard to choose just four items. Our waiter was very helpful too."
    Dined on 2/27/2014