Good food, great prices
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.
11/17/2012 12:00:00 AM
Hidden inside Nordstrom's,
Hidden inside Nordstrom's, but great for a lunch while shopping.
1/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service but
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.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great Experiance.
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.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dept. store closing rushes meal
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.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great little hidden gem
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!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wish they had windows!
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.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food chosen from
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.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The reviews have been accurate.
The reviews have been accurate. The food was great and the service was outstanding. nice option to dealing with the 3rd street crowds.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Find the gem inside Nordstrom 3 FL
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.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty and Reasonable
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.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice spot hidden in Nordstrom
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.
7/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
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.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Favorite Restaurant (so far)!
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!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
FOOD was not as good as usual.
FOOD was not as good as usual. Quality and execution were not up to par.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM