Blue Stove - Nordstrom Thousand Oaks
Blue Stove - Nordstrom Thousand Oaks

Blue Stove - Nordstrom Thousand Oaks

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Deck and use the bridge to get to Nordstrom level two.
A word from Blue Stove - Nordstrom Thousand Oaks
Blue Stove - Nordstrom Thousand Oaks 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. The menu is complimented by a well chosen selection of interesting wines, many available by the glass.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Blue Stove - Nordstrom Thousand Oaks reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (14)fit for foodies (8)neighborhood gem (7)romantic (6)hot spot (4)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (3)special occasion (3)good for groups (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • We just loved it. Such a
    EventgalVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    We just loved it. Such a pleasant change from traditional Nordstrom's restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for Valentines Day for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Went for Valentines Day for the first time and really enjoyed it. Food was very flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kudos to Blue Stove
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    1st visit /w friends: The food-OUTSTANDING! Atmosphere-Romantic, yet perfect for girls night out. Tucked away in Nordstroms, its an must shop-stop, good service. Not well advertised, but I found it on-line looking up Thousand Oaks Nordstroms cafe. Easy on-line reservation connection using "OpenTable"." Better placement (outside the entrance)showing hours & menu, to encourge new patrons; When I prefered booth-seating, before my guests arrived, the only booth available had a big rip/wear on the seat & looked tacky for this nice upscale cafe. Tapas were perfect for shop and go dining. Tapas were a fun dining experience and the server explained how to order for 3. Good service & will go back again soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good wine, relaxing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Good food, good wine, relaxing ambiance and friendly staff. What more could you ask for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lemon risotto with scallops
    homeingardenVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Lemon risotto with scallops and crab cakes outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the fact that this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Loved the fact that this restaurant served tapas style plates of food so that you can sample more selections from the menu. The food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was hesitant as it is in
    LyndaVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    I was hesitant as it is in a department store (Nordstroms) but the restaurant doesn't feel that way. The decor is dark wood with a clean, modern feel. The food was excellent. We had the lime chicken tacos (4 small tacos), lemon risotto with scallops (3 scallops in a bed of very tasty risotto) as well as salads to start (I had the beet brie salad.) We highly recommend all of those dishes. The portions are similar to tapas - like appetizers to share - but reasonably priced. They also have a good wine list. The service was excellent. We got there early for lunch and, even on a weekday, it got very busy but the service didn't suffer. Good find.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a wonderful surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/28/2013
    What a surprise! Wish I had tried Blue Stove earlier. Fantastic food and quality. Great service. Reasonably priced too! Try it! You will love it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sales meeting in So Cal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/28/2013
    I give this location a 5 star. I needed a place to have a meeting with 6 sales people & a vendor/ importer. Looked for lighter foods and wher we could taste wines from the importer. It was perfect, the food was excellent, the service very attentive, ambiance ideal. The menu was fantanstic, my staff agreed, with 2 of these people chefs in the past. All foodie wine folks, and a importer all felt the quality was wonderful. The food did not distract from the point of meeting, it complimented.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Blue Stove is a good place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    Blue Stove is a good place to relax with a nice glass of wine [or two] and a couple of small plates. I enjoy the arugula salad with crispy polenta cubes and the risotto croquettes with a tasty red sauce, although everything I've tasted here was good and everyone I've invited here has had a good experience. Inside Nordstrom on the second floor past the fancy panties!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The chefs there can cook for
    MrsDouhyVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    The chefs there can cook for me anytime. Love so many of their dishes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I always enjoy eating here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    I always enjoy eating here at Blue Stove. Food is always good-never disappointing. Perfect serving (small plates) and good pricing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Keep this one Private Please!
    OurgalvalVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    I hesitate to write this because I don't want them to get inundated! I walked by the restaurant many times while shopping at Nordstrom's and never considered trying it. Great food in a department store? Well, it is! The small plates menu features incredibly fresh and flavorful options paired with a good wine selection. Everything is artfully presented and there isn't anything on the menu that isn't amazing. Keep it under the radar, though! It's for special foodies only!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    I have eating there before and for the first time I was very disappointed with what we ordered. The Lamb Brochettes w/ Harissa Dipping Sauce. It was not warm and it didn't taste like lamp, I grew up in Spain and the lamp it was instead Spanish chorizo. I asked and no one new the answer, the waiter said it will bring another different plate and we did. That plate never came. The other plate was Lemon Scented Risotto w/ Seared Scallops & French Beans, not warm enough the plate got cold very quickly. The waiter ignore us. I was with a dear good friend and didn't want to create a bad impression. We pay the bill later I realized I was charged with out a discount or anything.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unfortunatley, because it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Unfortunatley, because it was a busy shopping day, Blue Stove did not take reservations for that day.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went for a holiday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    I went for a holiday lunch with coworkers. It's a great menu for sharing, with a menu that changes seasonally.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The reservation worked great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    The reservation worked great! They held a booth for us at a very busy time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is our 2nd time at Blue
    LesthepressVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    This is our 2nd time at Blue Stove and we enjoyed it as much as the 1st time. Wonderful place, great food, nice atmposhere. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food and service!
    Cindy328VIP
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Wonderful food and service! My husband and I love small plates or tapas! Perfect place before going to the movies. Not as large as some of the other restaurants at the Oaks Mall, plus to be able to make an Open Table reservation ensured us of a nice booth!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner place for friends
    tinyhuntress
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    This was our first trip to the Blue Stove, a chain of Nordstrom restaurants. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. He cheerfully accepted our request for separate bills. We chose a variety and recommend the following: the sweet potato fries, the beef cubes with cherry sauce, the skirt steak, the chicken lime tacos, and the lemon risotto. It was a unanimous vote: the Blue Stove is amazing. We all ordered the banana creme brûlée which was well-presented and fairly tasty but not outstanding. Another reviewer has mentioned that the Blue Stove could do with expanding its dessert selection and I agree. The single drawback was the noise level: it was difficult to hear each other speak sometimes. We'll definitely go back, though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfectomundo!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Simply one of the BEST restaurants and food I've ever experienced just yet. Everything in the menu is to die for!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We really enjoyed ourselves.
    LesthepressVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    We really enjoyed ourselves. Apart from some service glitches, it was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A+
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    Food was fantastic, service was excellent, and all the little niceties throughout our whole lunch experience went a loooong way. Blue Stove is located inside Nordstrom on the second floor, so if you park in the parking structure attached to Nordstrom (on the second level) you walk straight into Nordstrom, and get to preview all the wonderful lingerie, shoes and designer clothing on your way to Blue Stove. You literally walk in a straight line directly from parking into Nordstrom and up to the Blue Stove Restaurant entrance. Perfect. The ambience is nice, the decor eclectic and rich, and there is bar seating as well. What was great is that my friend and I had a perfectly wonderful experience there:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've been to Blue Stove many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    We've been to Blue Stove many times. It has been outstanding every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic food and excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    Fantastic food and excellent service. Love the small plates. Sharing make for very intimate dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Blue Stove is Piping Hot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/3/2012
    I have visited The Blue Stove at Nordstrom in the Thousand Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks on several visits shopping at The Oaks Mall. Each visit to The Blue Stove has been a "real treat." Their menu, service and wines are the best and equal to any other fine restaurants you may visit. I highly recommend a visit even if you don't shop at The Oaks Mall. It is worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No points!!
    KovacfamilyVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Had a bad experience the past 2 times. I came in and had an early dinner which was great. About an hour later I received a notification that Blue Stone had cancelled my reservation even though I had already eaten. I called and the hostess assured me she would credit me for my reservation but never did. She even brought to the managers attention who seemed to not care that we had an issue. Not sure what's going on with blue stone and open table but I was really frustrated!!!! Still no credit......this has now happened twice.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small plates are always fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Small plates are always fun to share with someone special. They have a very nice wine list and bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My wife and I love Blu-Stove!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    My wife and I love Blu-Stove! Unfortunately, we did not have our favorite waiter, (Suzanne). But the food and experience was still great. The friends that we brought were very impressed as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Blue Stove Gets a Red Hot A+
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    Blue Stove is a real gem. The food was excellent and the service was professional without being pretentious. The Tapas selection are many and varied - and all of them, well prepared and delicous! The ambiance is quaint and romantic. Being part of Nordstrom, which is busy and brightly lit, it's such a pleasant contrast when you walk into Blue Oven right off the second floor of the department store. It's like entering a different world. Also, the prices are very reasonable. I'm a foodie and Blue Stove is definitely a dining experience worth repeating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good tapas.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    The tapas were excellent. We had the Braised ribs, lemon scented risotto, lettuce cups and I cant remember the last dish. The risotto and lettuce cups were very tastey. The braised ribs tasted like a roast and it was pretty bland but the meat melted in your mouth. The last dish was a sechuan meat dish with a cherry sauce. It reminded me of a dish we get at PF Changs. It was very good as well. The downside of the place is they only serve beer and wine. A nice martini would have been awesome. Other than that this place was very good. The tapas range from $7 - $12.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great small plates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    Our group of four had several outstanding small plates: the heirloom tomato and buratta salad, the fried green tomato salad, crispy sweet and spicy cherry glazed beef, cilantro lime chicken tacos, szechuan chicken lettuce cups and miniature gnocchi with sweet pea puree were all delicious and big enough to share. Add four nice pours of wine and our tab was only $94. [+ tip] to fill us all up and make us very happy. Highly recommended for food and ambiance ... amazing to enjoy such a great meal inside a store at the mall. Like the foodie terminators we are...We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great tapas dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    Great tapas dining experience. Awesome to find it in the Thousand Oaks Mall. We enjoyed every dish and are excited to return to try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the first visit -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    This is the first visit - great server, wine and food: the most important things. The table was too small really to accommodate all dishes and the silverware was heavy, large and consequently awkward to use with small plates. Overall, very nice. I intend to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I wish every Nordstrom's had
    EventgalVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    I wish every Nordstrom's had this as a restaurant. I love it. I took my husband there for the first time last week and he loved it too. There is something for everyone. I love the options. Service is fast but not rushed. It is also a great place if you are alone as it is in the store, so it is not unusual to see single diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nords Tapas Lunch
    HikerValVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Decided to stop into Blue Stove for a quick lunch while doing several hours of Early Access Shopping. Found the menu to be a Limited, but interesting tapas one. The olive oil with a few small olives which was brought to the table with a small plate of bread was delicious. Enjoyed the chicken tacos which a Nordstrom sales person had recommended. Despite the restaurant not being very full, the service was somewhat inattentive and I had to seek out server's attention.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is excellent. Plan
    thirtySomething
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    The food is excellent. Plan on purchasing two plates per person. A great place to enjoy a glass of wine before walking over to Muvico.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to get away from
    flyn2lax
    Dined on 5/14/2012
    Great place to get away from the crowds when shopping at the Mall. Once again, Nordstroms delivers a terrific product.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is great and the
    Mompants
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    The food is great and the servers are knowledgable and helpful. The small plates format allows you to try several different dishes at one time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What an amazing find for fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    What an amazing find for fabulous food sitting right in Nordstrom's! Exceptional food,great service and small manageable and shareable portions. We are always happy with the creative dishes. Dessert is a must and try the berry cobbler, fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic