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Blue Stove - Nordstrom Santa Monica Place
220 Broadway St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Blue Stove - Nordstrom Santa Monica Place Details
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 11:00am - 12:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Global, International, Contemporary American
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
A word from Blue Stove - Nordstrom Santa Monica Place
Blue Stove - Nordstrom Santa Monica Place 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. Blue Stove is a full service restaurant that prides itself on service that is both professional and relaxed while demonstrating knowledge and passion for our food and wine. Our cuisine is inspired by local ingredients at the peak of seasonal freshness. The menu is complimented by a well chosen selection of interesting wines, many available
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Very friendly, great service and
food was excellent and prizes were quite reasonable."
Dined on 2/27/2014
Great small plates allow your
group to try a bit of everything or for an individual to custumize their meal. Wonderful! Not a bad thing on the table!"
Dined on 2/17/2014
My date and I stopped here on our
way to Cirque du Soleil-Totem in Santa Monica. Most all of the entrees are like good sized appetizer sizes and run between $5 and $10, with a few running a bit more. We ordered 4 that we shared and loved all 4. Bbq pork slides (comes with 2) $8.95, Risotto with Scallops $11.95, Chopped Veggie Salad $6.75, and a Spinach and Apple Salad $6.75. The server was exceptionally helpful and friendly and allowed my date to sample several varieties of wine before she decided. all in all, a very pleasant and tasty experience."
Dined on 1/29/2014
Wasn't sure what to expect, but
based on the Opentable reviews we wanted to try it out. We went for a late lunch and since we weren't famished the tapas plates were perfect. We shared six plates between 3 of us and all of them were exquisite. Wish we could try all of them! We may have had room for 1 or 2 more plates, but I'm not a fan of feeling over stuffed after a great meal! We skipped the wine so we didn't see the wine list, but had coffee which was served in a French press, which we like. I also enjoyed the ambiance as it was not noisy. Overall, I'm very glad we decided to eat here."
Dined on 1/3/2014
We really enjoyed the food! It's
tapas style, so we were able to try a lot of their dishes. Prices were reasonable as well. The only thing that was off was the ambience - the décor felt dated and didn't seem to fit with the menu. Not a huge deal since the food and service were great! But it definitely doesn't feel like a "happening" place."
Dined on 11/16/2013
Blue Stove has everything! Good
food, good service, great ambiance and reasonable prices. Don't let the location fool you. Yes, it is located at the 3rd floor of Nordstrom but once you are in, you are will be captivated by their great service and yummy food. We've been to different restaurants both high-ends and mom-and-pops and nothing has beaten Blue Stove yet. Sooo good!!! Our favorite so far is the Roasted Chicken with Arugula and the Scallop with Risotto. Try Blue Stove, you won't be disappointed!"
Dined on 8/24/2013
FOOD was not as good as usual.
Quality and execution were not up to par."
Dined on 9/12/2013
I went to Blue Stove on a
Wednesday night so the restaurant was pretty quiet. The food good and is portioned more as tapas, so you can order different dishes and share."
Dined on 8/15/2013
I think it's a great place to go
if you are tired during shopping! The light hits the spot just right. Server is great. I ordered seafood ceviche, which is very refreshing, but a bit too sour. Salmon...I wish the portion is bigger. But that's fine, just a lunch."
Dined on 7/21/2013
It's in an odd location on the 3rd
floor of Nordstroms... not the greatest considering Santa Monica has some decent restaurants with a little better ambiance. Nice thing is that you usually don't require a reservation. The dark glazed beef is a little salty but excellent flavor. Cilantro chicken tacos are one of my favorite and have a crispy shell they make there. Highly recommend the beets and cheese salad as well as the corn poblano hash. Overall, not as 'eclectic' as some other small plate restaurants i've tried, but right up there with flavor. One of my favorites."
Dined on 7/21/2013
Modern and great presentation of
food. Small portions, but great taste, nice wine list. Great if you are at third street promenade shopping. Relaxing indoor, suitable for people who like quite darker environment when enjoying their food and wine."
Dined on 7/20/2013
tucked away at Nordstroms, lovely
lovely place, very complex, precise food with great tastes, nice service, full wine bar, interesting, great for a business meeting, etc."
Dined on 7/16/2013
Most of the tapas we ordered are
very good: cherry glazed beef. BBQ beef sliders, lemon chicken, crab cake, etc. Avoid meat ball and risotto though."
Dined on 7/4/2013
The reviews have been accurate.
The food was great and the service was outstanding. nice option to dealing with the 3rd street crowds."
Dined on 7/7/2013
Wonderful food chosen from an
extensive international menu using finest quality ingredients. Too bad the word isn't out as restaurant was virtually empty at lunch."
Dined on 6/27/2013
The food was delicious and the
service magnificent. Keep up the great work. Cilantro lime chicken tacos and lettuce cups are a must. I'll skip the sweet pea croquettes next time."
Dined on 6/21/2013
This is a great restaurant, but is
tucked away on the 3rd floor of Nordstroms store right next to the children's clothing area. Weird spot. But it is within the beautiful new Santa Monica place mall on the top floor and there is no use of the beautiful location and skyline."
Dined on 6/21/2013
Blue stove provided an excellent
selection of meats, veggies, and salad tapas. Highly recommend the beets and cheese dish, the skirt steak, the crispy beef, and chicken tacos. Excellent ingredients with great tasting sauces that compliment instead of overpower. If this place was not on the 3rd floor of Nordstroms it'd be packed."
Dined on 5/27/2013
Delicious food which isn't trendy
or pretentious--hard to find in Santa Monica! Anyone I've taken there, business or pleasure, has loved it so much they've wanted to go back again and again. "Mall food" this is not. Blue Stove provides welcome, delectable relief from the throngs of tourists filling every mediocre restaurant on 3rd."
Dined on 11/17/2012
Unfortunately since Nordstrom
closes at 9 PM ( I believe) we felt rushed out of there for our 8 PM dinner reservation. They shouldn't take reservations past 7:30 PM. A table should enjoy delicious food for at least an hour and a half. Blue Stove has excellent food! Our waiter was very apologetic, but what can he do, if the department store is being locked up and we have to escorted by security to let us out the bottom level exit when the restaurant and our parking are on the top level."
Dined on 5/14/2013
When was the last time you ever
thought you'd find a great restaurant in of all places a department store? Well trust me you found one if you find blue stove at Nordstrom! Located on the third floor next to the men's department this place has great food great ambience and great service. They've got a great wine list and all types of different food served in a smaller plate style not quite topless but definitely great for sharing. It's hard to believe this place Isn't packed from the moment it opens until the moment it closes. The best thing is they have all sorts of different weekly specials To go along with their awesome menu you've got a really try this place. I found this place on yelp and believe me the reviews are definitely spot on!"
Dined on 5/21/2013
Hidden inside Nordstrom's, but
great for a lunch while shopping."
Dined on 2/1/2013
We had a great Experiance. Party
of four for a business dinner. It was reasonably quiet so we could chat at a normal tone. Our waiter was very attentive and every thing we ordered was delesious. If you like to try a little of everything the soaps format makes it even better. The only thing that way a little awkward is the location. Which is on the third floor inside Norstroms. I would diffinately go again."
Dined on 4/29/2013
Great food and service but the
restaurant is windowless so it is not a great option for tourists who want to feel like they are in Santa Monica. We enjoyed getting away from the crowds and beggers for a quiet meal."
Dined on 3/17/2013
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