Bazille – Nordstrom Rideau Centre

4.4
479 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Bold flavors elevate beloved bistro classics in chic and inviting Bazille. Meet up with friends at the bar for internationally sourced wines and handcrafted cocktails. Stay for appetizers, salads, brick-oven pizzas and our tempting housemade desserts.
Dine inside or on our peaceful rooftop terrace on top of the Rideau Centre.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Sunset Hours:

Monday - Friday: 3pm-6pm
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Phone number
(613) 788-6110
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rideau Centre
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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TH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Never disappointed when we lunch here. Grest food, service and has maintained reasonable prices.

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JH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Excellent chef special salmon pasta. Service pleaaant but somewhat slow. Would go back, great menu.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, very attentive service. Great ambience. Looking forward to going back.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the salad that I had with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc. The grab bisque was really tasty! Our server was attentive and everyone that interacted with the table was friendly which is not always the case in Canadian restaurants. Great job!

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DX
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Merci de demander nos commentaires...

Nous sommes des habitués de Bazille (Ottawa et Boca Raton) . Habituellement c'est bien et le service est bon.
Cette dernière visite nous a désenchantés. Le service n'était pas à la hauteur. Par exemple, nous avons demandé du pain et le serveur nous a répondu que ça viendrait avec la soupe. J'ai mangé la "baby Ceasar" et poulet. Les croutons étaient miniatures et le poulet ne goûtait rien.

Désolée mais cette fois-ci nous a laissés désintéressés.

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OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good fare and service. A menu with a broad range of choices for any discerning palate. The bartenders know their craft.

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OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Visiting from the west coast. I was here two years ago and had a lovely lunch and wanted to treat my daughters. The food was mediocre on all counts. Very disappointed because it’s great to go for lunch and a little shopping at Nordstrom

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JP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still our favourite place for lunch in Ottawa. Interesting daily specials. Wonderful salads. Great patio.

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L
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is absolutely divine

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S
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch with friends

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SO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service with a smile.
Brought a client and we were pleased l’y surprised with the food selections. Thanks Colin!

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PB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friends loved the experience. It was the first time they had been there and they thoroughly enjoyed the menu choices, the food and the atmosphere. It's a perfect choice for lunch with a group of people.

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Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed when I eat at Bazille, the food is excellent and the service is always good.
The cilantro and lime shrimps salad is my favorite .
My only criticism would be the price of glass of wine or beer is a bit expensive but probably as expected for a downtown restaurant

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JD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Great restaurant overall.
My only issue was that the server who took our order, served the food, and checked if everything was ok, didn’t come to when we paid, but someone else did. To me this is bad service, and I left a lower tip then I otherwise would have.
I’m not a fan of factory style service.

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OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at Bazille, Nordstrom, Ottawa!! Thank you

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LY
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Salad has been reduced. No greens were included. Only the chicken with the some crunchy Asian noodles. The chocolate cake was to die. Server was good however came over many times. She forgot my hot water and lemon after dinner. Brought bill without asking.

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RB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great patio. Hidden gem for dining at the Rideau Centre. Will recommend for high quality food at a modest price.

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MJ
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food is usually very good here. On this occasion my French dip beef sandwich was composed of dried, fatty tough roast beef. Very disappointing; I won't be heading back again in a hurry.

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SL
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite place!!!! Amazing food. Excellent service. Comfortable and cozy.

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b
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

really great customer service from our server. One of the girls was vegan and the chef had no issues making her a special dish. Only complaint is the bartender took awhile to make drinks and made it very obvious he didn’t want to be there

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CC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fabulous. So is the ambience and the service. My only complaint is that the servings are too small. Not wanting a calorie-laden dessert, I often leave still hungry.

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A
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

food was good, but noisy, no spoon for the coffee

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MR
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and great food. Homemade lemonades are a must try.

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LC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burgers, tacos and chocolate cake!! Our server (and her trainee!) were great and we weren't rushed at all. Excellent experience; thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

La terrasse extérieure manque un peu d’attrait (qualité des tables et confortabilité) vs la salle à dîner intérieure. Autrement excellent menu. Ça vaut le détour.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Bazille's has been one of my favourite restaurants for lunch since it opened and remains a very pleasant place to dine, but I have noticed a slight decline in quality and service. For example, they used to be happy to provide half salad/half fries with the Bistro Club but they no longer do so. On a recent visit I waited a long time for a server to come to the table to make initial contact and take a drink order.
An annoying thing on my most recent visit was the waiter addressing me and my friend as "Senora" and saying "Bella" or Grazie Senora" everytime he came to the table (which was frequently). I know he meant well but it was irritating. He didn't speak with an Italian accent so it really seemed like an affectation.

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FO
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was disappointed in the menue. I found the offerings uninspiring. The menue is quite plain. I was expecting something along the lines of your previous menue. I will no longer recommend as a wow place for food. It used to be my favourite place to recommend. Too bad

Frank O’Dea

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JW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Even though I pre booked almost 2 weeks in advance and wanted a patio seat....I didn’t get one....and we were squeezed between two other groups when there were many other areas of the restaurant inside that seemed empty

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G
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food at Bazille is very good. Always cooked perfectly and the menu has lots to choose from. There is something for everyone. Atmosphere is nice, for such an open restaurant it feels very cozy. Staff are always friendly and accommodating. I love eating here when I'm in the mall. So much nicer to come up to Bazille for a quick bite than having to sit in the overcrowded food court. Will keep coming back.

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V
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great lunch, reasonable price and good ambiance. Had lunch on a trip to Ottawa. Great experience, relaxing atmosphere good service

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KD
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Bazille...service is impeccable, food is well thought out and creative; somewhat unexpected, which is always a treat. We'll be back.

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JM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good, friendly service.
Very accommodating.
Enjoyed our meals

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A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great service- food was also enjoyed by everyone.

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T
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, lunch menu was great. Happy to have the patio seating on such a lovely summer day. Nice to have one restaurant in the market that doesn't feel crowded!

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S
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best choice for a lunch while shopping downtown.

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KC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty and fresh ingredients, restaurant was very clean and welcoming, spacious patio. Menu could use more vegan and gluten free options.

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LD
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

I requested a side table and arrived earlier than my reservation but none were available,not good

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JL
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and service. The outdoor patio is wonderful on a nice day.

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MM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is excellent. The tables are too close for you to have any kind of private conversation.

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BA
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good service and ambiance. More hot vegetarian options please.

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