Worth your while
This small plates, open-kitchen style restaurant serves delicious food! I've been several times and to date haven't had a bad dish. Service is fairly fast and cheerful, with good explanations about the food. I usually just walk in for lunch, but the dinner hour is crowded and thus should have a reservation.
2/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Shopping makes you Hungry!
A little pricey for the amount of food you get. Small, delicious plates to share, but left a little hungry. Tacos were our table's favorite.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my second visity
This was my second visity and I've been pleased both times. Service this time wasn't as quick, but our waitress was wonderful. One plate never came out though, but was on the bill. She took care of it immediately and apologized profusely. You've got to try the black cherry beef.... DELISH!!!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Blue Stove.Two of our children had tried it and recommended it to us. The food was terrific, the service was attentive and professional and the background music still permitted conversation.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this restaurant and return
Love this restaurant and return again and again. Excellent food at reasonable prices. Good for dinner and lunch. The small plate menu makes it easy to share. Very convenient if you are at the Oaks mall, although worth a trip just for the food. The chicken lime tacos are a favorite. Only complaint (and it's a small one) is that the dessert menu is only so-so - but there is a See's Candy in the mall.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
A little skimpy on the wine
A little skimpy on the wine pours but other than that very good.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Shop and eat at Nordstroms
Great food. Perfect service. Located upstairs in the Nordstroms in Thousand Oaks, this hidden tapas style dining experience is our favorite place to eat. Our top few favorites are: lime chicken tacos, risotto with scallops, broccoliini, crispy beef and cherry and the salad with candied pecans. We've almost tried the rest but these are our favorites. Also, try their Republic of Tea iced teas perfect flavors to match the food.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very enjoyable dining experience.
Very enjoyable dining experience. It's not a Nordstrom's Cafe. It's a really good restaurant located in Nordstroms...
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's rare to find such a delightful
It's rare to find such a delightful spot inside a retail store. The small plates menu is a welcome change from the typical Chicken Caesar Salad type of offerings usually found. The care in putting together a menu that would please diverse palates is obvious and the food is delicious. I've been there numerous times and am always trying something different and I've never been disappointed.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We eat here often and it's
We eat here often and it's always terrific. The table servers here are always fantastic - professional, fun, well-informed about the food and wine.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Moms like Mother's Day with wine...
Mother's Day is better when kids are of drinking age and they are paying. Appetizers and drinks- if you don't like that you are a shiddy person to share this earth with.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day favorite
My friend and I always come to Blue Stove for a Mother's Day lunch. It's always good, and the service is attentive but not overbearing. We get the local cheese plate every time we go, and have never had a bad plate of food there.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been going to the Blue Stove for years now... before the masses discovered it! And, it is by far one of our most favorite places! The food is always consistently good and the service is excellent. The menu changes so there are new things to try and fall in love with! Not to mention, they typically have daily specials which are always fantastic! Just love this place!
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant in Nordstrom??
Like others, I was skeptical about all the great reviews of a restaurant in a department store but we weren't disappointed. i had the two salads, the apple, mango and goat cheese salad, which was very tasty and the warm Goat Cheese Salad with Beets & Arugula. My wife and daughter's meals were also great. My pet peeve in other restaruants, not filling my cofee cup (I drink a lot of decaf), was solved with a French press that was left at the table and kept the brew plentiful and warm. The wait staff was responsive and friendly and everything was great.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A pleasant surprise all the
A pleasant surprise all the way around. Really enjoyed the menu and ambiance.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I highly suggest Blue Stove. It is small plate style dining at it's best. Blue Stove is excellent food, well prepared, with excellent service and atmosphere. 4 or 5 dishes split between two people is perfect. Most dishes are excellent, with standouts being scallops with lemon risotto, lamb brochettes, and the heirloom tomato with buratta cheese salad. But all dishes are great. You can't go wrong on a late afternoon in Thousand Oaks at Blue Stove.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my team members to
I took my team members to a business lunch. The food was amazing! service on point and friendly without being invasive - a tall young man, African American, I believe. Just a great experience overall.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Hidden Gem in Thousand Oaks
I've seen this restaurant when they remodeled the mall way back but I it was the first time I dined there last weekend. The place is very comfortable and I feel differently about the place probably just because of the ambience and the atmosphere. It's not very bright inside but not dark that it's hard to see. It's a nice little place with a bar and can sit down and chat or just have a casual date.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was a wonderful surprise to
Was a wonderful surprise to find such a gem in a mall. Loved it. I wish it was closer to where I live so I could frequent it regularly.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
In store cafe is excellent
Make a reservation and ask for a booth.
Walk-ins get seated at tables - set for 4.
Excellent service with excellent food.
Servers do announce smaller portions - good to split for 2.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The lamb brochettes were amazing.
The lamb brochettes were amazing. Everything we ordered was great. It lived up to my high expectations since I have had good experiences there before.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty Dinning Experience
Went to the Blue Stove for the first time with my Mom and we loved it! The food was AMAZING and the service was FANTASTIC!! Everyone we encountered at the Blue Stove was very nice but our server Erin was AWESOME! Very knowledgeable and friendly!! We shared the Lemon Scented Risotto with Seared Scallops & French Beans, The Korean BBQ Short Rib Sliders, Sweet Potato Frites with Cilantro Lime Aïoli and for desert Chocolate Banana Crème Brûlée. Everything was so delicious. I am not a fan of cilantro but after trying the Cilantro Lime Aioli I am now! Were we sat I got to watch the chef's in action and they were INCREDIBLE! We went early in the day the ambiance was quite and intimate. We will definitely be returning!!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Honest wait staff
After an excellent lunch, my friend and I, still talking, walked out of the restaurant into the main store. Unknowingly,
I left my iPad behind on the seat of the booth! I had been showing my friend pictures on the iPad and hadn't put it back in my tote! I discovered my stupidity about 45 minutes later, in the parking lot. Panicked, I rushed back in. The busboy had it waiting for me. Naturally, I gave him a nice tip. I certainly will return to this good restaurant . Reflects well on Nordstrom's, too, a store that always puts its customers first.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place Exellent service!
Great place Exellent service! Do not order the Notebook red wine it was a twist top, fizzy and did not go down smooth with dinner, we made the mistake of ordering abottle with dinner
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love those Chicken Lime Tacos!
The tacos are so tasty I will make a special effort to drive 25 miles from home to eat here. There are other good options on the menu, fun to share several of the small plates.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoy this place
The food is fantastic! I've been here three times and I haven't found anything I didn't absolutely love. The service tends to be slow, but the atmosphere, food and wine list more than make up for it.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
great way to share little bites
We had a few frequent diners with our group of 8 who knew what to order so that we could maximize the number of taste sensations. From the spicy chicken lettuce cups and black cod with miso to the sweet potato fries and risotto it was all delicious. We ordered two of each item so that everyone could sample a bit - we ordered a lot, ate a lot and left very happy. Having a larger group is a bonus (make reservations for larger groups, the restaurant was packed). The atmosphere is dark,noisy and energetic. Lots of tables were using their flashlight apps to read the menu
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try to rekindle the romance!
Took my wife out a date after 35 years of marriage. Restaurant was clean the atmosphere was good and she enjoyed it once you looked at the table and found flowers on there. The food portions were the correct size for two to happily enjoy a lite meal. I would recommend this place for a romantic get away for dinner or lunch.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful small plates.
Tasty, creative small plates that are meant to be shared. The hard part it deciding which items to try. You can't go wrong with the lime tacos and the cherry glazed beef. The menu varies on what local produce is available, but there is always something new to try.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique Menu Overall Tasty
The beet or vegetable salad is a great first course, both delicious. The short rib sliders excellent. The cherry glazed beef is a favorite, although we found it a bit dry this visit. Black Cod is superb, salt and pepper calamari crunchy. The skirt steak is also a nice beef choice. Both mushroom dishes are quite flavorful. The wine by the glass list is interesting. The atmosphere is darkish, but gives a nice upscale feel - you forget you are dining inside Nordstrom! Our server, Kristen, was great although some training seems prudent - once a diner has a glass of white wine and then orders a different, red wine - the server should always put it in a new, clean glass. So the service isn't as polished, yet we found it delightful.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM