The Grill - Nordstrom Seattle
The Grill - Nordstrom Seattle

The Grill - Nordstrom Seattle

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/nordstrom-restaurants#
  • Phone: 2066281620x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11: AM - 4:00 PM; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th ave.
  • Public Transit: METRO AND SOUND TRANSIT BUS SERVICE WITH STOPS AT WESTLAKE CENTER
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: WE HAVE VALET PARKING, SEVERAL PARKING GARAGES CLOSE BY AND METERED STREET PARKING
A word from The Grill - Nordstrom Seattle
FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT OFFERING QUAILITY STEAK, SEAFOOD, SALADS AND ENTREES DELIVERED TO US DAILY FROM LOCAL FARMERS AND PREPARED TO ORDER. WE ALSO HAVE A LOUNGE WHERE YOU CAN ORDER COCKTAILS OR WINE FROM LOCAL WINERIES.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
The Grill - Nordstrom Seattle reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (27)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (9)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (8)fit for foodies (7)hot spot (5)special occasion (3)Show More
  • Disappointing visit
    FrogdogVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have always made a point to go to The Grille at Nordstrom when we are in Seattle. During this trip, we went twice and both times were disappointing. On our first visit, we noticed that the glassware on the table was not as clean as it should have been and yet the waiter poured my wine into that glass. The waiter recommended the sauteed chicken. It was very bland and a bit dry. On our second visit, we ordered the shrimp special and the fish and chips. The shrimp special was delicious, but the fish and chips appeared to be a "child's portion." This was confirmed when the guest next to us ordered the fish and chips and the pieces of fish were twice the size!!! Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch spot!
    MariainmauiVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Make reservations...they are always busy. Nothing on their menu will disappoint. I enjoy lunch here every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An old standby
    missE
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Many people don't know about this small restaurant on the Mezzanine level of the flagship Nordstrom store. It's not cheap but there are delicious and (some) healthy lunch choices - like the grilled vegetable salad. My friend had a fried green tomato and bacon sandwich that she loved. We split a cup of their crab bisque, which is deservedly famous. It's rich but not overly so, nicely spiced. Make reservations because it's busy at lunch. Due to many tables in a small space, it's not the place for an intimate lunch - on the noisy side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HIGHLY RECOMENDED
    NesBeth
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Everything is good! as a matter of fact I went back the next day to order a to go lunch :)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, even on a busy day!
    boycadence
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I took my mother here for her birthday as it's close to work. Unbeknownst to me, it was the first day of their semi-annual sale and the place was quite busy! We were seated promptly, and at a 4-top table which I really loved. It's nice not to be crammed at a two-top without any elbow room. Our server was prompt and super polite, she recommended a few things from the menu as well. My sister showed up late too, without confirming with me and our server took it all in stride. All of our food came out together and it was great. The onion rings here are HUGE, enough to feed the three of us without complaints. Our salads were well dressed and perfect sizes for lunch. And the ice cream selection! I would come here again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Grill is my Seattle go to place
    LadyKatherine
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I can always count on the Grill for fabulous service, a large selection of anything from salads to steaks and it's always good! Their staff are such pros.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Lunch
    pmougreat
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I brought a friend to have lunch at the Grill and the food was so amazing! It was a treat for both of us--
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    nnn1VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Went there after shopping and was delighted to discover one of the best hamburgers I've ever had and a lemon ricotta-berry shortcake that was scrumptious. This may become my go-to place for casual dining in downtown Seattle
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good
    LeeRae
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was just the way we like it. Our server was very fun, mostly attentive, and very polite and congenial. We almost always have the same food. Crab Bisque, and Halibut and Chips. This has been our choice of many years. Hope those never leave the menu! Thank You Nordstrom for another nice experience! LeeRae Blaylock
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 94 reviews are from the The Grill - Nordstrom Seattle reviews archive.
  • Lunchtime here is always awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    This is this the third visit for lunch during a weekday. Great great great. Reservations are definitely recommended especially if you want to sit in a quieter area of the restaurant (which believe it or not is towards the store end, not inside the restaurant itself). Yes, I said in the store end as this restaurant is in built into the floor of the Men's department at Nordstroms. I generally stick with salads and they are great, just the right amount, good flavors and textures. All three visits we were able to have a good conversation at a normal speaking level. Be warned though, because of the small space for the restaurant, the tables are also small - so don't expect to put your laptop(s) or tablets on the table while you eat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best french dip in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The parmesan bread, delicious au jus and great fries make this the best French dip in town!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot to refuel
    LuvNomNomVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Good place to get some good food at reasonable prices and great service. The 1/2 cobb salad was filling and delicious, better than most cobbs I've had. Great place to take a break from shopping and filler up.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • March 18
    Martha
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    This was not my first experience having lunch at the Grill. My past experiences have been so much better. March 18 was not good. I had a 12:30 reservation, and we were not seated until 12:45. We ordered the special Rueben Sandwich, and it also was disappointing. The beef appeared to be a mixture of corned beef and regular thinly sliced beef, and there was very little sauerkraut and cheese. The service was great once we were seated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Welcomeback4
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    I had a very delicious burger. Visually attractive & palate pleasing. It's a good sized burger so I brought half home. My friend had the salad with salmon. There wasn't a bit left on her plate. This is a consistently good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service on a downward trajectory
    NoreneElysium
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The food at the Grill never disappoints. The salmon/pear salad off the fresh sheet was a perfectly satisfying blend of flavors with just the right amount of salmon. The service is another story. I know they're capable of good service because I've seen it at other tables, but I've never personally received any. My friend and I were seated by the kitchen and promptly forgotten. Had to get up to find ketchup (much to the irritation of a server who brought us some without apology, and too late for the poor cold french fries), the bartender broke a wine bottle next to our table that set our ears ringing, the whole attitude of the wait staff was one of sullen exasperation. I don't intend to go back. I'll miss those salads though.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Social lunch spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    My favorite place for housewife lunchies! Staff know me and good food! Love the Mac and shrimp Louie salad!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch!
    CTLLunch
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Took my group out to celebrate a 2+ year successful project. The food was great and the service was, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My son and I eat here several times a year. The food is always good but Natalie, the hostess keeps us coming back. She has such a great way of welcoming us and we always have great conversation. Nordstrom Grill is lucky to have her!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    I work downtown and this is a great place to come for a quick and delish lunch
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Inside Nordstrom
    FrogdogVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    We discovered The Grill in August and every time we go to Seattle we make sure to dine here at least once. Even though it's inside the store, it's easy to get into and has great ambiance inside the restaurant. I highly recommend the Nor'Easter, but they also have drink specials daily and a nice wine list. On this visit, there were tasty food specials from 4 p.m. to closing, like a beet carpaccio with kale crudo. The wait staff is appropriately attentive without being intrusive. I highly recommend reservations to make sure you get a table quickly, but if you don't have a reservation, it's still worth checking to see if you can get in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nordstrom --- Eat Shop Eat
    outonthetown
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Food is never a dissapointment. It is Nordstrom if it not right they will make it right
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken Paillard
    rainierVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Must try! The cob salad is always a good classic too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rude server
    unhappy
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    We were surprised that the Nordstrom Grill did not provide the service that Nordstrom is known for. Our server was extremely rude and kept rolling her eyes at us. Her service was extremely slow, and she didn't come back to check on us. We had to flag her down consistently. When I spoke with the manager his said that he will 'talk to her'. Didn't do anything more to make the situation better.
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  • Exemplary service at Nordstrom
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    My friend and I had a wonderful lunch with a terrific server on a Saturday before Christmas. Our server was just about running to serve all the diners in his area. He did it all with a smile, checked back with us and got everything just right. Our food was delicious and we had a good time. I will return. Exemplary customer service once again at Nordstrom
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gruff hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Although we requested a booth (with our reservation), we were not seated in one. There was a reserved sign on 2 tables when I arrived (about 5 minutes early), but the hostess sat the couple ahead of me in line there. She obviously knew them and said, "the reservation hasn't shown, I'll give you the booth." When I pointed out the second booth with a reserved sign on the table and asked if we could sit there, she said those people reserved a month ahead. Maybe.... But the slight was giving away the table likely reserved for us and speaking to me as if I'd never been in a restaurant before. The delightful waitress and delicious food almost made up for the hostess.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot downtown for lunch
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Convenient. Great food at reasonable prices. Fast service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little gem
    SandiLou2
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    The first time I ate here I was in desperate need of refueling while shopping with my kids on Black Friday. What a surprise to find this little gem of a restaurant. The food is delicious, the prices well below market for the quality and the friendly staff and service are also amazing. Very organized with the reservation service and setting up for kids. Now , ten years later we still book this restaurant for our Black Friday lunch and have never been disappointed. Crab bisque is our favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait staff was slow and un-attentiv
    ColleenVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Wait staff was slow and un-attentive. Food was great!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not-so-Nordy's
    danfanVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    This place has great potential but is inconsistent. For starters, if you want a booth, you have to reserve one specifically--even if you have a reservation! The host was very officious when she informed us of this apparently new rule. Then it took over 45 minutes for our food to arrive -- two sandwiches and a salad. Sure, the kitchen was probably backed up but there were only 2 waiters in view, and almost every table was full. In short, had this been our only experience we would have walked out. But we've been here before and should have known better.
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  • Best Steak in Town
    FrogdogVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    On our recent trip to Seattle we ate here twice --- because the food is so good! I highly recommend the New York Strip Steak. It is prepared perfectly, the meat melts in your mouth and the flavor is wonderful. The Grill also has the BEST halibut and chips. The fish is fresh, well-prepared and plentiful. Bring a big appetite when you eat at this restaurant. Also, try the Nor'easter for a delicious beverage to go with your meal. I highly recommend reservations because this place fills up quickly during the lunch hour. We heard people being told it was a 30 minute wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Work day lunch
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    The food is reliable and deliscious. I eat there often with friends and colleagues because it's centrally located, my reserved table is always ready and the staff knows we have to get back to the office. Perfeft balance of quality/price/convenience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good spot for a meeting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    I planned to have a meeting with several friends at the CAFE. I thought the reservation was for the CAFE (I had no idea the Grill existed). I arrived at the CAFE and it was SO loud you couldn't hear yourself think. I was thrilled to know I was in the wrong place. The rill, in the basement, is a much better atmosphere, not quiet, but ok for discussion, and tasty food. It would be nice if Open Table could point out somehow that this is not the Cafe, as the Cafe is the better know of the two.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a friend
    Seattle2
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    Yes, Nordstrom Grill is inside the Nordstrom store, but the shoppers evaporate once you are seated at the table. The Grill is a more elegant version of the cafe. I had the chicken salad, my friend had steak salad, and both were fresh and delicious. I would suggest this for a special occasion lunch with a co-worker or small group of co-workers celebrating a success. Too loud for a downtown lunch meeting with a client, I think.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service with "no problem"
    lars
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Server responded to every request/order with "No Problem" Irritating after awhile....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but not great
    MessingerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Good place to conduct business, but need to make a reservation to get a booth or sit on the side to carry on a conversation that will not be a public address. Servers are very responsive to requests for for food preparation and to not be too intrusive when your are having a business luncheon. Very convenient for downtown meetings and affordable if you are sensitive to this requirement.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classically Good Dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    I can always count on The Grill for great service and classically good meals. I normally dine for lunch but recently tried The Grill for dinner and had an wonderful experience. The food was perfectly prepared and our server was representative of Nordstrom's commitment to customer service. It was a leisurely but that is exactly what we were looking for on a Sunday night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, a real treat and
    islandjim
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    As always, a real treat and respite after an arduous day of shopping! A reward for a job well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat, Shop, Enjoy
    islandjim
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    Always great food, great service and a perfect break before, after or during shopping. As a matter of fact, you don't have to shop at all. The Grill is a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    Most recent experience at Nordstrom Grill disappointing! Very annoying server kept interrupting conversation, but didn't listen to requests! Food was only OK. Time to pay, I gave a giftcard and a debit card. Server split the bill, which was not our request, charged half to the gift card and half to my debit card. I asked her to change it, to use the gift card first then put the remaining amount on my debit card. She said she did, but didn't give me copies of receipts, only Merchant copy, so I was unable to check, but assumed she had. I tipped 20%! Just checked bank, I have 2 charges from Nordstrom - one for half the check, and the other for the amount of the check left over from the giftcard, plus the tip! Not impressed!
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  • We were craving steak for
    DawnVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    We were craving steak for lunch, so I figured Nordstrom Grill would be a good place to go. I went to the one in Bellevue a few months ago and had the most delicious halibut and feel I should have went with that instead. The food was just sort of warm. I wasn't a big fan of the creamed spinach that accompanied the steak either. The service was a bit slow, so if you're going there, you can expect that they are going to allow you to dine slowly.
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