Three serving errors in one night.
This was a birthday dinner which was stated in the reservation, and mentioned to the server.
One of our party was served a salad without the chicken topping it that she had ordered. When she brought it to the attention of a waiter she was asked "oh, did you want the chicken" this was after she had asked for it. Additionally, her fig and berry salad had not one fig in it. So two things missing. She mentioned the lack of figs to our waiter and it took him perhaps 10 minutes to bring her a small bowl of figs.
There was not a happy birthday sung not a complimentary dessert. The birthday was mentioned several times, so it was not as if that fact was not recalled.
The ball was dropped the ball not once, not twice, but three times.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
go there many times. food
go there many times. food & service is always great
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
great place to have lunch
great place to have lunch (haven't tried dinner yet)
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed not being rushed
We enjoyed not being rushed and were allowed sit and linger. The food was great and just what we needed for a shopping break.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am always greeted by name
I am always greeted by name because i wear a baged. the server knows a few of the typical dishes my group of friends orders. they know we are on a break and try to serve us quickly. a few times the fries were cold.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food wasnt as hot as it should have been and i was a bit embarrassed cuz i took my foodie friend there. he enjoyed it. service is excellent as always.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cafe Bistro has surprisingly
Cafe Bistro has surprisingly good food for a department store restaurant. The atmosphere is comfortable, the service is friendly, and each of the entrees that my party ordered were tasty. The restaurant is most convenient for shoppers at the Stanford Shopping Center, and prices are reasonable.
My favorites are the crab and macarroni, turkey and ham with Swiss cheese sandwich, as well as the blue cheese and pear salad, although every entree I have tasted was very good.
This is a good choice for a dependable lunch, but reservations are suggested as the wait-list can be long.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zero view and kind of dark.
Zero view and kind of dark. Service went the extra mile; server offered tp refrogerate my leftovers till I finished shopping. My sandwich was good quality but need a little zing.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good salads, convenient location
If you're shopping at Stanford Shopping Center, the Cafe inside Nordstrom is a good choice. We had salads with warm grilled chicken and stone fruit which were quite good.
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently Very Good.
Nordstrom Cafe has great lunch options, and service is always quick and friendly!
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nordstrom Bistro --good food
I like the renovated bistro and thought food was good and a bit of a change from some; however noise level was very high; perhaps
if one went at 11 am or 23 pm it would be less so.--the waiter neglected to offer more coffee until we were ready to leave; otherwise prompt service and presentation of bill.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food has been better
I have been here several times for lunch as I work nearby, and the food this visit was not up to par. BUT- it is usually much better, must have been a bad day.
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
My group of four chose to eat lunch here on Black Friday. Our reservation was for 11:30AM. By 12 noon almost all the tables were full. The crab bisque soup was disappointing as I was prepared for a nice, creamy base when all I could taste was tomato with pepper flakes. The special soup of chicken wonton was also too spicy. That being said, the Niçoise salad with salmon and the Bleu cheese salad with pear and pecans were absolutely delicious. The french fries were prepared perfectly, thin and long with a tasty dipping sauce. Service couldn't have been better, both our wait staff were attentive and prompt. We would certainly return again.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM