Blue Stove will surprise you
Who would expect it....a fabulous restaurant inside Nordstrom at the mall. I mean seriously.
The restaurant experience overall was "Absolutely Fabulous." Service was outstanding....very attentive server.
The presentation of our selections were well done. But the highlight was the explosive taste of flavors in each of our tapas selections ~ chicken cilantro tacos, tuna poke, chicken lettuce wraps and banana chocolate creme brulee.
Oh and they have a good selection of wines by the glass too!
Looking forward to frequently Blue Stove!
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
unexpected great find!
the food was fabulous! Unexpected treat to find in a mall.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very well proportioned for a tapas-- sometimes the price seems too steep, or the food too small, but it's a nice balance here. Servers were attentive and helpful with recommendations. The cherry glazed beef is a must
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
i had a real great time ...especially when a drink was customised for me
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were pleasantly surprised.
We were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good, much better than we anticipated for a restaurant in a department store. Prices were very good, and the wine list was excellent. Overall a good experience
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the selection of small dishes, each prepared perfectly.The staff is welcoming and competent. My favorite place to eat
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
As good as we recall
When we lived at Hanscom AFB, this was one of our favorite places to drop in. Food was always fabulous, service good to great, and an enjoyable meal was the end result. Our return visit didn't disappoint. This time we made reservations to make sure we had a table. Great meal and really good servers. Only negative -restaurant was packed and the noise level bordered on painful. But the food made tolerating the din worthwhile.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best of Boston
This is one of the best restaurants in the whole Boston area. My wife and I have been there many times. It is always exceptional.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in an unexpected place.
I'm not a mall kind of guy, but Blue Stove -- in the middle of Nordstroms -- offers a truly surprising and eclectic selection of delicious small plates and a decent wine selection where the only other choices are chain restaurants or the food court. First time I want was on a friday night with a large group from work they handled with aplomb with great teamwork. The second visit was just the two of us on a monday. The waitress was a bit less brilliant, but the rest of the team insured a steady flow of great small plates well paced to make sure we always had something yummy to nibble on without too long a pause between or the feeling of too many coming at once.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who knew that nordstrom would have a restaurant inside that serves great food. Every dish we tried was great
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
wonderful surprise in the mall
we would never had expected to eat a fine dinner in a mall. the small portion idea, while not new, was well done here. the portions are reasonable and the food very tasty. The selection of wines by the glass was very good also.
except for being a bit salty no complaints...highly recommended.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Tapas restaurant
The food was excellent! Great Menu & wine list. Derek was an outstanding waiter. We really appreciated his recommendations. Great service.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious! I had arugula salad with crispy polenta, really good! Ahi tuna was excellent as well. Nice place, good service.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to the Blue Stove 3-4 times and LOVE it. Great decor and atmosphere. Food is fabulous. We always order a variety of tapas and share. Everything I've tried has been delicious. Sweet potato fries a must! Love the Risotto with Scallops. I would highly recommend this place for a fun evening out with the girls or a romantic date!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I never expected a restaurant hidden in a department store to be good. I was pleasantly surprised by the feel of the restaurant (upscale) as well as the delicious food. Each dish (we shared a few) was just as good as the one before. They were also able to leave certain ingredients off of dishes due to allergies in our party which was great. The restaurant was a bit loud so if you are looking for intimate, this is not the spot. I was meeting up with some friends so it was perfect for us. I also noticed a few kids there and I did not see the children's menu but heard it was great from another friend. I would definitely go back here again!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food in a relaxed atmosphere. The food is very good, but the chef will not make any substitutions.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Quiet Break From Noisy Mall
I met 3 friends for dinner. The waiter was friendly, informed and gave great service. Small plates were very good. It was SO dark and the menus are on dark paper making them almost unreadable. Not a show-stopper but frustrating
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even though the tapas plates are a bit pricey, every dish was of excellent quality and decent size for sharing. Also, I'm not a coffee drinker but their French Press cafe was out of this world. I had requested a roomy table with space for an infant stroller to catch up with some family and even though the restaurant was crowded, they accommodated us and never made us feel rushed. I plan to return again...
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had planned on having a little reunion at a central location for five women .... this is suggested to me.........The other gals checked out the menu on line and were duly impressed ......
We had a lovely evening .... our waitress was very patient and allowed us to have a nice leisurely visit.....Food was of a great variety and everything we ordered was delicious ...
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great ...
... selection, flavors, new menu items, service, ambiance. Whenever I bring new people, they always remark how they plan to return - me too!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my go to places
I brought my siblings for a nice dinner and to take them somewhere a little different. The service is always excellent. It's always low key and a very enjoyable take. My only complaint is the last two times I have dined here, the food has been over salted. Specifically dishes that have meat or fish. I enjoy salt but the last two times there have been a few items that have been seasoned with a heavy hand. The short rib poutine is not to be missed.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Charming Oasis
The food, the service and ambiance are just right. The food is better than just right - it's outstanding.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Stove: Hidden Gem
The Blue Stove has delicious food, great service, a wide variety of wines, and lovely ambience. It is almost hidden inside Nordstrom at the Burlington all.
We go often, and love it.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not typical mall fare
The menu is all small plates meant to share. Everything we had was excellent , especially the mini tacos and the watermelon and feta salad. The Korean sliders were tasty but too much bread, everything else is worth ordering. Good wine list. I wish it were not in the mall, the food is much better than " mall food" . it would do so well in Boston
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had already high expectations from the other reviews, but they do not do it justice. We were absolutely delighted. It was the perfect way to begin birthday celebrations my wife. This is a hidden gem and we will be back with friends.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Adult haven..... in the mall!!
I loved that you could find a place in the mall to have adult conversation and a glass of wine in between shopping. The ambiance was great, attentive staff, and delicious food. Loved the tapas portions. We could enjoy dinner, and still fit in the clothes we were shopping for. Would definitely recommend, and will return!!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden gem in Burlington Mall
Hidden gem in Burlington Mall - limited seating but was not busy on a Sat. night when we arrived although we had reservations and I would recommend them for sure. Food was excellent and our server was good but 2 separate times, we had other servers from kitchen bring wrong food to our table so clearly they have a problem with their system - the restaurant wasn't even busy so I can only imagine what would be like if they had a full house. However, the food was worth it - we tried about 5 dishes, Most were excellent . Also, had dessert which was sooo delicious (berry cobbler). pricing was reasonable considering we also had drinks. I highly recommend and would definitely plan to return.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our First Date at Blue Stove....
The atmosphere was very pleasant, the service was good...very attentive to our needs, the food was excellent, very tasty and prices were reasonable... I would highly recommend this establishment to all....It was an awesome choice I made for my first date with a very special lady! It will be for you too!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a surprise!!
How pleasant it was to escape to a restaurant
inside the store that was exceptional. I love the idea
of small plates for sharing and would not hesitant
to return when I go to Burlington again!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely tapas style lunch
I had a reunion with a friend after 10 years. We had an array of small plate dishes - that were perfect to share.
Chopped salad, chicken lettuce wraps and pea croquettes were delicious! Great atmosphere, delicious menu.
Busy there for lunch, but quiet enough to carry on an intense catchup conversation.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to go with friends
Girlfriends and I meet here once in a while as decent tapas choices so we all choose a couple of small plates and then try them all....fun! Comfortable booths, nice fun spot hidden in the mall.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
i took 3 friends there on Friday who all loved it and we be coming back. I am a french citizen living in America so I know about good food. I think the food is excellent !! it is way better than some "good" restaurant i have been to. I have tried 6 or 7 different dishes so far . i love them !! the salad with the crispy polenta was amazing. the lettuce cups were fantastic ! the calamari was fried to crisp perfection ! the shrimp dish was delicious ! the mini sliders were perfect . The creme brulee was excellent. i do make a point to try that dessert every restaurant i go because it is french and my favorite. This was by far the best one i ever had in America and worthy of the fancy french restaurant. Also, the red sangria was delicious.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in an unexpected place
Although Blue Stove is located inside a mall and furthermore inside Nordstrom, the place hits the right spot. When one thinks of tapas one thinks spanish food, which is not the case here. The restaurant serves smaller portions that allowed sharing. We enjoyed 10 nicely and uniquely prepared dishes between the four of us. (2 were desert) The food, the service and the waitstaff were excellent.
We paid around $10 per dish. The wine prices were average for Boston.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic as Always!
We love all the food here. A special treat was the warm apple pie. The only disappointment was that they did not have our favorite dish the "dark cherry beef." We will be back for that next time. But I will call first.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time diner at this restaurant
First time diner at this restaurant. Excellent all around. One of the finest dining experience in the area. Will return faithfully.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't sleep on this gem!
I hate to even tell you about this place since it may impact availability over time. I absolutely love their small plates. Everything is delicious! Mini cilantro lime tacos, blackened miso cod, spicy crispy beef, fried green tomatoes and much more!! Everything is just delicious! Great service too!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were surprised
A Tapas place? In a department store? It was hard to believe that it would be good. In fact, it was very good. my kids also enjoyed the food even without the kid menu. The portions were shareable. I plan to go back and bring friends.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty Good...could be better
Huge number of selections which is nice for a Tapas place. All were well prepared but some of them could use a little improvement. For example the fried calamari came with only a lemon wedge--most folks would add a nice little dipping sauce. The Shrimp Bruschetta (recommended by the waitress) looked pretty but tasted dull. Dishes were hit or miss but the misses were usually small things as noted. The one thing that really annoyed me was no draft beer--only bottles. Huge wine list but only a handful of bottled beer. Come on folks beer is cool now too. Space was very nice. Service was good. The bill was a bit surprising--$100 for two (6 plates) with drinks. Seems a bit high for a tapas place in a mall.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is great place to meet
It is great place to meet friends and share a few tapas. They have a good variety and when my friend who is a vegetarian asked for something different that was not on the menu, and the cook prepared for her a delicious vegetarian dish from grains. The one thing we did not like are the sangrias. They are a rip-off since they fill a small wine glass full with ice and you end up paying $10 for a glass of ice with a little bit of wine.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
some of dishes were not as
some of dishes were not as good as on previous visits
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything excellent except....
They bring out your ordered dishes in no particular order, seafood after heavy meat dishes, and then 3 dishes at once. They should at least bing out the dishes so that deep savory like ribs and cherry beef comes after lighter fare like chicken tacos and crab cakes.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Stove at Nordstrom
I met a former colleague for dinner after not seeing each other for a couple of years. The atmosphere was very conducive to conversation unlike many other restaurants these days. We ordered 3 dishes which were all excellent. The portions were fine for us, but I think my husband may think they were a bit small. The service was excellent. All in all a very enjoyable evening.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nestled in Nordstom's at the Burlington mall on the second floor is a hidden treasure.....The Blue Stove. Once you walk in the door you instantly forget that you are in a mall.....the decor and ambience rivals any upscale fine dining restaurant, yet it does not put on airs and it is comfortable and welcoming. The Blue Stove's tapas menu is full of delicious, delectable treats, the crab cakes were loaded with huge chunks of real crab meat....you'll want to keep going back until you taste them all. Also a pretty decent wine list to accompany these little culinary delights. Oh, and to top off this very positive dining experience was a very attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff....made our dinner that much nicer!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yes, great food in Nordstrom's!
Had been to Blue Stove before and 2nd trip did not disappoint - this is wonderfully prepared food in the restaurant of a department store! Great selection of little plates - we tried mostly the ones with Asian-influenced spices - chicken lettuce wraps, glazed beef, beet & goat cheese salad, sweet potato fries all were really, really good. Food came out hot, and relatively quickly. Portions are sized so that if 3 people share a plate, you each get a nice tasting. Cookies for dessert were warm and soft right out of the oven! The Red Sox were on later in the evening, so the restaurant was pretty empty, and was pleasantly quiet.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great after work location
Blue Stove is a great place to go after working or shopping in the mall. I can always count on trying a few great dishes with a glass of great wine. It never disappoints. The food is always great. Sitting at the bar or the bar in front of the line cooks is always entertaining.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved every tapa we tried. Beautiful place. Good service.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun sharing with friends
The Blue Stove format, lots of small dishes to share with friends, is a hit with us. All the dishes were excellent. The wait staff is also very good about checking back and allowing you to linger between courses.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Surprising Business Dinner
We questioned coming into Nordstrom's for a business dinner, but the food was worth it, and the service allowed us to have a great conversation.
We especially liked the Cherry Short Ribs, and got two orders of the ricotta meatballs.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, fair price
Little weird to be in the middle of a department store, but food was fine and fairly priced for what it was. Especially compared to other tapas/small plates places
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tapas style restaurant hidden
Tapas style restaurant hidden away in Nordstroms. Menu was diverse and had a great selection of different foods. Small plates make it a great place for sharing - you get to sample many things without over indulging. No espresso drinks was a bit of a let down but all in all another great experience at Blue Stove
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM