Bazille – Nordstrom Rideau Centre

4.5
692 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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.

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What 692 people are saying
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vip2OFUS
Ottawa
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great menu. I highly recommend the crab bisque!!

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MarileeW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our server, I think Michelle, was very nice. The Halibut with salad was perfect as was the desert and my table partner was very satisfied as well.

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mary
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Cameron was fantastic and food and drinks were great too!

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CarolynH
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and comfortable with the heaters at lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect place for a birthday celebration

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DirceM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent , even though we had to be served in the patio due to Covid 19 new restriction

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JanetMcK
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and atmosphere is very good. The service is also very good. Our server Dan was polite, knew his stuff and happy to serve us. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful patio. Felt very safe. The service is excellent.

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vipCynthiaM
New England
32 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We went for Happy Hour as the wine is much more reasonable. Both the Happy Hour and regular menus are both still a bit limited, but the tried and true salads and sandwiches are still there. The kids menu is wonderful and service was fantastic. They also finally had the chocolate cake available!!

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DirceM
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been an "habituée"of Basille restaurant. Due to Covid 19 I stayed home from March to August . As soon as I learned Basille was opened I did go back. Have been back for lunch twice, since. keep up with the good work...

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RaymondA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The lunch menu is simple and limited. However, each choice is very good. We ate on the patio which happens to be on the roof of a shopping centre (complete with trees, grass and... wind). They do also have tables inside, where a transparent wall allows you to see what is going on in the kitchen (if that is what you want).

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LouiseM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I was underwhelmed. A friend told me it was fantastic, but to me it was just average. The rooftop outdoor terrace was bland and boring. No view whatsoever, except of the roof. The food was ok but not exceptional. The service was good.

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Not enough staff to properly wait on tables. Mix up with order. Would have liked to have coffee and desert too but had to ask someone for the billed who seemed a bit annoyed saying they were busy.

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vipKato
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. I had the Brussels sprouts Kung pao and the crab bisque. My friend had the shrimp and cilantro salad. All the dishes were fantastic and surprising given this is the resto at a department store. But most impressive was the serene patio on top of a shopping mall. You would think you are a 100 miles away from the hectic mall. This is a great retreat plus there is tasty food and peaceful ambience. We will return.

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Peter
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Pizza margherita excellente, ambiance paisible, service bien ordinaire. J'y retournerai.

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AMScram007
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always good service, food and time. My only criticism is that the salad wasn't as fresh as it could be and the wine/glass is over the top expensive for the wine selection available.

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KrisG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service.
Definitely worth going to!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I was disappointed by the environment as a rooftop patio interested me but it did not feel this way by any means. The menu was very select however, everything ordered was perfectly executed. I won’t chose to go back but I wasn’t fully disappointed.

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Sablemer
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Most courteous service from our host and our waiter. It made wearing the mask until we were outdoors worth it. Lovely to be outdoors.

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NerdyGal
Ottawa
23 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good service and the food was delicious.

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Joried
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always very good. The outdoor seating was quiet and relaxing. We will definitely be going back.

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Laurene
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot in the Rideau centre
Good selection on menu. We all had salads and they were yummy. Cocktails also delicious!

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BeccaS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Good food but a bit overpriced for what you got! I don’t know if I would necessarily visit again

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elizabetho
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was spectacular! Nice wine selection by the glass also!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The drinks were amazing, the food too! The only « bad » point was that the rooftop wasn’t « nice », you don’t really have a view since it’s the top of the Rideau center.

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FrankB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The menu at Bazille includes a number of salads and soups as well as main courses of fish, chicken and a burger. My shrimp with linguine was tasty perfectly cooked. The dessert of raspberry white chocolate bread pudding was outstanding.

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DouglasM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bazille at the Rideau Centre always takes care of its customers. We return frequently for the excellent food, ambiance and location. It is extraordinarily well managed and the manager, in my opinion, deserves recognition for his outstanding efforts.

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Kaz18stan
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quiet Sunday afternoon, care taken with social distancing of customers, attentive staff, timely service, delicious food,. Overall ambiance welcoming and intimate.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and amazing service as always! Best crab, avocado, and mango salad, makes my mouth water.

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LorraineM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I ordered the Chicken sausage and burrata pasta dish. It was surprisingly fresh-tasting and bright!

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ACE123
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and it was such great service. Was a wonderful break in a rather busy day. Would recommend 100% !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Second time I get a half raw salmon after specifically asking for medium cooking. On top of that, waiter and manager apologized with a chef that deemed it was good enough for me. I get a second plate with a dry grossly over-cooked salmon and half burned potatoes. Chef Jordan move over so a half decent chef does the job. If you are too good to be criticized, you aren’t good enough.

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SEK2
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience2

Every time we go to Bazille with our children we are seated in the very back of the restaurant, despite many other available tables that are in nicer parts of the restaurant which offer enough seating for our group. We travel world-wide with our children are are always treated with dignity and respect. It does not feel like this at Bazille, being led to the dark recesses of the restaurant *every* *single* *time*. Our server this week was the nicest one we have ever had, however. The food was great, but not particularly enjoyable with this seating trend hanging over us. It’s unfortunate that overall the vibe has been snobby in the past. I’m hoping they can improve in this area as it’s one of our favourite places to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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Gran
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Scandinavian ambiance, designed restaurant in retail store. I had to change my order of wild salmon salad because restaurant ran out of ingredients. The Southwestern chicken sandwich, I ordered instead, was delicious. Service was disappointing and many errors were made on our 6 people party orders. Kids menu is good and offers healthy options.

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MargaretW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I was disappointed with MY meal - I ordered the salmon with the couscous and found the salmon was VERY dry and for the money was not worth 9it all!! The kids salads were quite good.

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vipLeisaC
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter, Ben, is absolutely an asset to the restaurant! Ben is always helpful, cheerful and friendly. We received warm welcome and great hospitality from all the staff too. Such a great team!

The food is delicious and the ingredients are very fresh as always. We missed the Grilled Shrimps with Angel Hair in Tomato Sauce which was once a regular item on the menu a couple years ago and hope it could be brought back in the near future. So delicious!!

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vipDonL
Ottawa
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual!!!

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MJ00
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Food was good. French Onion soup was very salted, but otherwise okay. The fish and chips and kids menu were great. Service sped up our order due to a show start time at the NAC. For a nice place to eat before an event, this was a great choice! Would like to go back and try other menu options.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a business meeting lunch

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Bazille – Nordstrom Rideau Centre is rated 4.5 stars by 692 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.