Blue Stove - Nordstrom Burlington Mall
Blue Stove - Nordstrom Burlington Mall

Blue Stove - Nordstrom Burlington Mall

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.facebook.com/bluestovema
  • Phone: 7813457800x1610
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Blue Stove - Nordstrom Burlington Mall reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (26)fit for foodies (25)special occasion (12)good for groups (11)romantic (11)kid-friendly (9)neighborhood gem (7)notable wine list (7)hot spot (4)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Wow! Wow! Wow! - Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've been wanting to get here for a while because our waiter/friend (Nico) has been raving about it... knowing that I'm a foodie. I'm not sure why it took so long, maybe because I thought.. hm, in a mall.. in a department store.. how great could it be? So so very wrong. Absolutely EVERYTHING was beyond superb. Every dish was bursting with flavors and beautifully executed .... exceeding our expectations. We love the small plates... allowing us to try 5 menu items. We started with the parm polenta and arugula salad that was perfectly dressed, then the fig & blue cheese w/ candies pecans which was outstanding.. on to some awesomeness .. cilantro lime chix tacos, OMG spicy beef in dark cherry sauce & then lemon risotto w/ seared scallops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for tastes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    if you enjoy having a couple of bites of this and that, then this is a good place for you. many choices of small plates. the salads are small for the price but tasty. we enjoyed sampling many different dishes. the only down side is that to have dinner there can prove expensive as each plate is so small. Aside from that, the food is good and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous as Always
    mtd62
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    One of the nicest places to stop for a bite after a day of shopping in the mall. I usually make a reservation as this restaurant is quite popular and can become crowded. Great small plate dishes, Love the calamari...Fabulous....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good lunch
    scrappyinc
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Chicken tacos are great, as was the risotto. The kids plates are large and definitely plenty of leftovers for a toddler.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was lacking
    diner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    As always, the food was excellent. However, service was severely lacking. Our server appears to have left midway through our dining experience without handing us off to another server. After waiting a significant amount of time, we finally flagged someone down to finish ordering. This not great for small plates, as you want to be able to order frequently. Other times that we've been there, we have also had some issues with servers. Also, they are unable to split the bill evenly on two credit cards. Which is just bizarre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Who Knew
    meditatefood
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Delicious food- romantic atmosphere - all in the Burlington Mall - Try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Empty but still good
    scrappyinc
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went at 5:45 on a Sunday for an early dinner and were one of about 4 dining parties. The food was good, as always, as was the service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    twinypalm
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food is not good at all. Most of the dishes are either too salty or too sweet. The wings are mostly sweet there are no other taste to it. We had 6,7 plates and the only one that was good was the salad with goat cheese and candied pecans. If you are in the store and just want a quick lunch then it's OK. Otherwise best to skip it. Nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just OK
    bostondiner123
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We got 2 dishes in the protein section and 2 sides. The meatballs were good, but I thought the chicken lettuce wraps were too salty and had too much sauce in them. The bolitas were delicious but the fingerling potatoes had an unpleasant sauce. The serving sizes were uneven too - I thought the bolitas came with a good number for the price, but the meatballs only came with 3 not too big meatballs which seemed outrageous for the price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely small plates
    BayAreaVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    All the plates I ordered were excellent - no exception! Food was fresh and beautifully presented. Service was excellent to match the high quality food. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easy2please
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is one of our favorite locations for 5 star food, at a reasonable price. My only complaint that I ever have is the service. My frink often sits dry for quite a while, and I had to ask for a straw several times. Though our server was apologetic, I still had to wait and wait for any additional needs that I had. With that being said, the food is always piping hot and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem in Nordstroms
    sundayfunday
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Blue Stove is a great find on the second floor of Nordstrom's in the Burlington Mall. They serve mainly tapas and small plates, but enough per offering to share with friends. We got the shrimp and grits, scallops, pulled pork sliders, and meatballs. All were very good and could make a nice small meal on their own. Blue Stove has a good wine list and always friendly bartenders. This is a nice place to meet up with colleagues after work in the Burlington area. The only downside is because they are part of the mall they close relatively early (compared to other stand alone bars). But it was time to go home anyway!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food but Expensive
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was delicious! I did think the prices were high for the small portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A pleasant surprise
    Andy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Mall cuisine usually means low expectations but I found Blue Stove several cuts above the norm. The atmosphere is generic but pleasant, the service affable, the prices reasonable, and the food tasty. No off-the-charts dishes but everything was pleasant. I found it sadly ironic that the room was mostly empty when the generic, prefab Cheesecake Factory downstairs was packed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Stove
    MariaVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Pleasantly surprised at restaurant ambience. Fresh food skillfully prepared. Great place to take business guests to dine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A fine experience
    b52bos
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Blue Stove is one of my favorite places. A good selection of small plates with an electic selection . great vegies and many chices. a good wine list as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic! As always.
    MaitreeVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We went for lunch and the tapas experience was as wonderful as always. Started with the heirloom tomato salad. We had our favorite the dark cheery beef... that never disappoints. This time we also had dessert... the creme brulee . Just the perfect ending to a perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice spot for lunch
    starlingtonVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    A friend and I met at Blue Stove for lunch before a little shopping expedition. It was a nice space with comfy booths and small plates that we could share. The food was good, mostly. The Chive and Rosemary ricotta gnocchi was very heavily spiced with nutmeg - a huge turnoff for me. But the heirloom tomato salad with burrata was good as was the fig and blue cheese salad. And the wild mushroom and grilled asparagus was very nice, but a little less oil might have made it better. The service was fine - efficient but a bit abrupt. If you are at the mall, this is probably the best option there. But I would not make a special trip.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good tapas restaurant
    PEHAPPY
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    First, you have to know the restaurant is literally IN the Nordstrom. It's pretty weird at first but the food is really good so you kind of forget about it. The service was not really passionate but fairly good. The wine selection is ok. The tapas are delicious with a great mexican touch. The crab cake was faboulous so was the chicken tapas. Only downside would be they double charge us on our credit card and since we were on a travel it was a big issue for us. Fortunately it was fix a few days later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    PinheadVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    Huggie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • caro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great service, great food, love to sit at bar and watch chefs prepare the meals.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun restaurant
    Lunchmates
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great atmosphere! Love the space and the metropolitan feel! Great for parties or a romantic dinner for two!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    pattyprev
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected More
    Chris
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small plates
    PJohn
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great selection of small plates. Atmosphere is always respectable and classy. Service friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Save room for dessert
    GwenVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sangria outstanding food not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where was my server?
    Easy2please
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We never ever saw our server. My biggest hot button is when my drink runs dry. And it was dry for a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love going here for lunch!
    PinheadVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SIW66
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    britmar
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Great tapas!! The chicken tacos are delicious!!great little lunch spot for sharing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 513 reviews are from the Blue Stove - Nordstrom Burlington Mall reviews archive.
  • Brought a friend!
    ShannonBVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We came for dinner and had a wonderful time! It's great to share plates and everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little goes a long way
    suzyVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They could have been a contendah...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    ...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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mouth watering!
    dooleyarnoldVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit pricey
    petitefoodie
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome as always
    MaitreeVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Yummymummy
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food was outstanding! Great for girls nite out. Wine list was reasonable. Service was friendly, but a little stuffy. Desserts were awesome.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food was bland , but the sangria was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate