Not bad at all
The wait staff were friendly and quick. Food was limited in choice, but what was on the menu was done well and moderate in price for San Francisco. The tables are well spaced and the large windows offers a limited view of the City and natural light..
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this place for lunch.
Love this place for lunch. The crab bisque is fabulous! The ham and cheese sandwich was pretty greasy, though and the ciopinno was jsut ok. Service is very good
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a positive experience
Always a positive experience at the SF Nordstrom Cafe Bistro. Can't say the same about the Palo Alto location.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We both had a bowl of delicious
We both had a bowl of delicious cioppino with grilled bread and we couldn't have been happier. Delicious dessert too.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal at Cafe Bistro
We had a delicious meal at Cafe Bistro. They have delicious healthy salads as well as a ton of other food. Great meal.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service. The food has
Great service. The food has always been consistently good. The cilantro lime shrimp salad is very good. Or try their crab shrimp sandwich
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to take a break
Great place to take a break from shopping. The food is excellent.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A perfect San Francisco Lunch
I had made reservations for lunch about a month ago for a special get together for 5 of us who all grew up here in San Francisco and have known each other since grammar school. I asked for a table by the window looking up the Powell Street hill. It was so welcoming to be greeted immediately and told that our table was waiting for us. We had a wonderful lunch, excellent service, enjoyed watching the cable cars going up and down Powell St., and delicious crab salad sandwiches.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Take a break from shopping
Great place for lunch, dinner or a drink after a day of shopping at Westfield Mall.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simple, excellent food and
Simple, excellent food and service at moderate prices
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place to Eat
We had another wonderful lunch at the Cafe Bistro. We work nearby and tend to go there for many of our special celebrations and just to catch a nice lunch. They have good salads, sandwiches, and pizza. We always enjoy eating at the Cafe Bistro.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always so delicious. Lunch or dinner. I love their cookbooks,they love food,as well.
Kid friendly and cocktails!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our table had a great view of Powel
My wife had the shrimp salad and I had an incredible steak sandwich.
Service was superb and the bread pudding heavenly.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was surprisely great.
food was surprisely great. service a little too friendly ("darling").
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for business lunches
I am always looking for a good place for business lunch meetings. Nordstrom Cafe Bistro has excellent food in a business-casual setting that is welcoming, comfortable and affordably priced, especially when compared to restaurants of comparable caliber in downtown San Francisco. My companion had the Gazpacho Salmon (I had it just last week at the Nordstrom in Cerritos and it was absolutely perfect then; he reported that his meal was also perfectly prepared); I was eating light that day so had the blue cheese and pear salad which was surprisingly also wonderful (surprisingly so, because i seldom describe salads as "wonderful"!)
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I come here often. Service
I come here often. Service is and food are great! I recommend it to several friends.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Taco was the best.
Our waiter Taco was the best. Please go back to your previous wine and martini glasses. When you have a drink you want it in a traditional glass for that type of drink. Not a stemless drinking glass. Thanks.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet and peaceful lunch downtown
You might think its posh because its on the top floor of downtown Nordstrom, but its a great moderatley priced lunch spot and you can do some shopping afterwards! Nice place with a nice view of downtown and away from the downtown craziness, nice break and nice menu.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Happy With Choice
A friend and I were going to a concert at The Warfield, and needed a nice place to eat nearby, and choose Nordstrom's Cafe Bistro. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We just had soup and a big salad, but the meal was wonderful. The views are nice. The place was very clean, service was fast, and everything went very well. I have already recommended it to another friend. I will be eating there again.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty Pre-Theater Meal
Staff was gracious and attentive, taking good care of our diner with special restriction. Our dinner-sized salads were flavorful & fresh. Desserts were a sweet end to our meal.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Respite from shopping
After shopping I hate to eat with the crowd down in the noisy food court. This Bistro offers a much more quiet and civilized luncheon experience. The food choices are great from the berry and fig salad I had to the sandwiches and pasta. They have a great view over Market Street and I could see City Hall from my seat. I always return here for a respite from shopping.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nordstrom's Bistro Café is
Nordstrom's Bistro Café is the perfect place to meet friends and have a nice lunch. Especially if you have not seen each other for a long time...I have eaten lunch there many times would recommend it to any one looking for a friendly place with good food and great service....
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We usually eat here before
We usually eat here before going to a show at the Golden Gate Theater. You tell them this and they make every effort to get you out in time even if you are late...
Usually I get the Cilantro Shrimp Lime salad which I love each and every time I order it, however, the other night it was cold out, so I changed it up and got the Papperadelle with braised meat. Yummmmm, the meat was super tender and tasty- Decent size serving more than enough to fill you without over eating. We also split the bruschetta with amazingly soft and tasty mozzerella
Our server, whose name I cannot remember right now was really good, she had just gotten slammed and yet we saw her take 2 orders just before us and you would have thought we were her only table.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent meeting location
Great service, good food, and decent price perfect for mid-day meetings as well as lunch break mid-shopping or a mixture of both. This is a favorite break stop for me. Additionally, the chocolate mint at the end of the meal is a great treat.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great restaurant !
I look forward to meeting friends for lunch or having an after work dinner with my
husband.. Food is very good,full bar and good wines. Service is especially good.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
San Francisco Great Lunch
I always enjoy lunching at the Cafe in Nordstrom at Westfield. The food is always great and the service so good. I come into town on the Amtrak thruway bus from the Amtrak train in Emeryville and head for the Cafe, looking forwar to a super lunch to start my shopping afternoon.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Wonderful Lunch in the City
Cafe Bistro offers great view of the city of San Francisco. Their menu varies to satisfy everyone's taste. Their portion is reasonable and the food is delicious. The wait staff is attentive and makes you feel like you are truly enjoying a fine dining, yet their pricing is very reasonable for what they offer.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Pre Play Place
Great for lunch on the way to the theater (especially Golden Gate/Orpheum) Loved the view shooting straight up Powell to the
top of a steep. steep hill. All approved of their particular dish. Loved the cilantro lime salad which was mentioned by several on
Trip Advisor. Fun to sit among the buildings lining Market St. Will return soon. (Lemonades are quite refreshing!!)
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had lunch her for first time.
Had lunch her for first time. The artichoke soup was very good. The ahi poke was fresh and enjoyable. View of the bustle of market st below. We were not rushed at all by staff. I would definitely come here again if shopping in the area. Excellent service.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always love dining here.
I always love dining here. This time, although our waiter was great, there was a problem somewhere??? The desk person kept telling us that they were bussing our table so we could be seated, but we didn't get seated until 1/2 hour after our reservation. Then we waited a long time before our food came. We ended up getting a cup of soup on the house, but not until our ordered entrees arrived. I don't know what the issue(s) was, but we were fortunate not to be in a rush. It would have been a disaster if we had event tickets for a timed performance. Hope this doesn't happen again, as this is one of my go-to places to eat in SF.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Varied seating arrangements
Have been here many times. One thing I like a lot is the availability of SQUARE tables, which allow for easy conversations with four people. Most places have only booths or rectangular tables.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every year my husband and I go here. We have been coming here for about 8 years
And every time we go it is a great experience the only thing I have to say that was not
Right is that we had to ask for silverware when food came out every time. Like for our appetizers
No extra plates had to ask, we wanted a spoon for my husbands coffee had to ask. For the desert had to
Ask for forks, this is not the fault of the waitress it was the runners you need a system in place so they know
To have for the guest. So your waitress doesn't feel embarrassed because she was great.
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this place and highly recommend it. Prices are very reasonable, the food is of high quality and the service staff are really nice. Make reservations or try to come early on a weeknight, like around 5:30. I like sitting by a window with a view. Favorite things to order are the lobster bisque, pomme frittes and the french onion soup.
12/15/2013 4:00:00 PM