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Ruscello - Nordstrom Oakbrook Center

Ruscello - Nordstrom Oakbrook Center Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (630) 571-2121
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 22nd Street/Route 83
  • Parking: Public Lot
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Diner Reviews
  • "Can I get a straw please? Each time we come here it's a struggle to get a straw. For the prices they charge for the food, you'd think they'd just give it to you off the bat since almost everyone wants one!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We all had salads and they were fresh and delicious tasting. You do have to ask for bread and butter at lunch if you want it. They don't just bring it to the table."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • " Ruscello is always a must when shopping with my daughter as they are very accommodating for vegetarians. Great food!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "What a wonderful dinner and great service!! Both my and my husband's dish had great presentation and taste. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. We'll be back again!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great food and not a long wait. After shopping you will love this place. Great food and service,"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very convenient, good service, quick food , liked the staff, very friendly"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The shrimp salad was fantastic. Our waitress was wonderful! The price was great. I love this place and will return."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food was prepared well and as we expected. Nothing on the menu was fantastic but all solid and tasted good. The waist staff now wears black T-shirts which get washed out quickly and do nothing for the atmosphere; however, the staff were all very friendly and fairly attentive. It's tough to say but it feels like Nordstrom was trying for better and missed the mark somehow. I'm sure I'll eat there again given its location but there's nothing special or great about it."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Ruscello is okay for lunch but it is a problem that women have to go out of the restaurant and to another floor of the store to use the Women's restroom. Service is good and the booths are comfortable but they really need to have facilities for women restaurant patrons."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I hadn't been at Ruscello since it had been remodeled. I thought the ambiance was much improved. We got a table in the back and the noise level was perfect for a conversation with a friend over lunch. Our server was very attentive and the food was outstanding. We both had salads and they were more than happy to make minor modifications."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Good is superb! Love the roasted vegetable panini!!!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "A friend I hadn't seen in yrs was greeting me with her children. We decide to find a place to sit down and catch up. She left it up to me to select the spot. I knew there was a a place in Nordstrom but was pleasantly surprised to see that the entire store had been remodeled! The restaurant was completely different. The children were enjoyed the chicken fingers. My friend and I started with the Hummus, it was delicious. I ordered a special salad they offered with kale, lentils, and a sherry vinaigrette and my friend selected the chicken lime salad from the menu. The two salads where excellent. The refills on ours drinks where a bit slow but we were ok since we were mostly talking and catching up."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "It was a perfect place to go before a production at Drury Lane."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Food is solid, no complaints. Nice option when shopping--haven't had to wait for a table. Kids menu is a plus. Decent wine offerings. Nice to have another option at this side of the mall...other than cpk."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "LOVE the menu fresh & the new look of the restaurants - and now it's not a haven for screaming kids and strollers ..."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "the plate should have better amount of food on it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very good dinner options with gluten free menu options as well. Very good service. Friendly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We gave it a try on our way to see Young Frankenstein at Drury Lane. A lot of fun and we recommend it to anyone who wants to relax with an evening of lighthearted laughs. They had a Valentine's Day special $60 / couple with a choice of steak or scallops. Nice choice and was good. Other than that the menu is mostly overpriced sandwiches. We had two hours before curtain, but that wasn't enough. We got our main courses maybe an hour and a half after arriving, and when we noticed the time and asked for the check and dessert to go we still waited a long time. We finally got dessert while standing with our coats on, missed the first few minutes of the show, and when we got home there was only one dessert in the bag."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I'm just not a fan of the new café at Nordstrom - Ruscello. I'm really not sure who they are trying to attract, with the more formal dining experience. It used to be a great place to go while shopping, and particularly with kids. It's lost that casual, café experience. And, they don't seem as busy. Takeout used to be so easy. Now, it seems to take forever - as they don't have an area designated for takeout. There is one person who goes back and forth from the bar area, and the poor woman was just frazzled the two times I was there for takeout. Also, there is something different with my old favorite chicken and asparagus pasta. They are using dark meat in the pasta and it's just not as tasty."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Had the scallops with sweet pea risotto which was fantastic!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Didn't even know it was there. A friend suggested it. We were meeting to shop. It was a very nice place to meet up. Great for one on one conversation. Will go back."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Menu is basically the same from when it was Nordstrom Cafe with a bump up in prices, plus portions are smaller. Soft drinks come in smaller glasses, as well. Our server was pleasant and efficient but we had to ask for refills on our drinks. I ordered a salad and had to ask for some bread. My friend ordered a sandwich and that was a very nice portion. Our bill was presented without even asking if we wanted coffee, dessert, etc. The restaurant was crowded and we felt a bit rushed in order to vacate the table."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "My co-workers and I go here all the time. Although it can be a little loud and crowded the food and service make up for it. We even order out from here because the food is so good!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Just went to see Hello Dolly and we had forgotten to make reservations to grab a bite. All of the restaurants in the area had an hour plus wait which we didn't have so I went on open table to look for the closest spot and Ruscello came up. I had one of their pizzas and it was delicious. Frank, our waiter was great! I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I ate here on 11/22/13 with family - it was so delicious I can't even explain! We ordered the Batter-Fried Artichoke Hearts...OMG! So good!!! Our server, Jamie, was delightful and helpful - we had some elderly diners with us. Just go here for lunch or dinner - the food is the best!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Convenient place to meet for lunch. My entrée was excellent--penne pasta with spinach and chicken. Service was friendly and appropriate."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Wonderful! Wait staff was fabulous. Our Birthday group has been dining at Nordstrom for years......we had a bad experience with the change over from the cafe....but we thought we would try again.....so glad we did ....everything was great this time! Thanks to all."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "The restaurant had a large menu of a variety of different items. My friend and I opted for salads for lunch. She had the Salad Nicoise with salmon and I had the chicken with strawberries. They were both delicious! The service was excellent; I did not have to ask for ice tea refills, it was done automatically. I, also, had a request for fresh mint for my ice tea and they did have it. One negative thing, it is very noisy in the restaurant and hard to have a conversation. I recommend going after lunch hour. This is definitely the place for lunch in the Oak Brook area."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "This is a great restaurant in Nordstroms in Oakbrook. So much nicer than the former space. The food was very good and they also have some nice glasses of wine. Food was fresh and delicious. I will be going back!!!"
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "A friend and I met there .. asked for and got a booth in the back.. soooo much quieter!!! We both had the steak sliders with horseradish aioli...and homemade sea salt fries.... it was sooooo delicious!!!!!!!! The waitress was wonderful! I would definitely go again.. but only if we could once again sit back there.. otherwise it is way too noisy"
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "This restaurant recently underwent a remodel, changing it from a great place for shoppers to get a wonderful meal with little fuss to one that is nothing really special."
    Dined on 6/21/2013