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Bazille – Nordstrom Rideau Centre

4.6
4.6
825 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.

We are open for to-go orders with Curbside Pickup. Call (613) 788-6110 to place your order.

Join us for Brunch on weekends.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 788-6110

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Rideau Centre

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

gluten free penne also available

Soups & Starters

  • Crab Bisque**

    • CupCA$8.25
    • BowlCA$10.50
  • Roma Tomato Basil Soup**

    • CupCA$6.00
    • BowlCA$8.25
  • Signature Housemade Soup

    • CupCA$6.25
    • BowlCA$8.50
  • The Best Part of French Onion SoupCA$12.00

    sweet onions, garlic crostini, gruyère, provolone, parmesan, chives

    • Simple SaladCA$8.00

      baby greens, heirloom tomatoes, garlic croutons, parmesan, dijon balsamic vinaigrette

      • Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos**CA$9.50

        lettuce, yellow pepper, tomato, cilantro lime vinaigrette, queso fresco

        • Kung Pao Brussels SproutsCA$11.00

          chicken sausage, sweet soy, chile de arbol, toasted peanuts

          • Crisp CalamariCA$14.25

            sweet & spicy peppers, jalapeño basil aïoli

            • Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata**CA$12.00

              grilled sourdough croutons, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil pesto

              • Artichoke Spinach Dip**CA$13.50

                bell pepper, parmesan cheese, tuscan lemon & herb flatbread

                Handmade Pizza

                cauliflower pizza crust available (Gluten-Free): $4 (300 additional cal)

                • Chef's Featured PizzaCA$17.75

                  • MargheritaCA$16.50

                    roma tomatoes, garlic oil, basil, mozzarella, parmesan and aged provolone cheese

                    Signature Salads

                    • Petite Tender*CA$25.50

                      • Sustainably Harvested Shrimp^CA$22.50

                        • Roasted ChickenCA$18.75

                          • Alaskan Sockeye Salmon* ^CA$20.50

                            • Tuscan Lemon CauliflowerCA$18.00

                              • Wild Salmon NiçOise* ^CA$23.00

                                baby greens, herb roasted salmon, green beans, kalamata olives, heirloom tomatoes, red onion, potatoes, egg, capers, dijon balsamic vinaigrette

                                • Crab, Mango & AvocadoCA$22.50

                                  jumbo lump crabmeat, baby arugula, cucumber, heirloom tomatoes, red onion, cilantro lime vinaigrette, toasted baguette

                                  Signature Salads Chef's Preparation

                                  choose your favorite chef's preparation below

                                  • Green Goddess

                                    Farro, quinoa, hard-cooked egg, baby spinach, avocado, pickled red onion, cucumber, turmeric daikon, herb salad. (610 cal)

                                    • Cilantro Lime

                                      Baby greens, jack cheese, heirloom tomatoes, grilled corn, pumpkin seeds, cilantro lime vinaigrette. (280 cal)

                                      • Ginger Sesame

                                        Baby greens, julienne vegetables, crisp wontons, mandarin oranges, toasted almonds, sesame seeds, cilantro, ginger sesame dressing. (450 cal)

                                        • Little Gem Caesar

                                          Little gem lettuce, garlic croutons, parmesan cheese crisp, white anchovy. (450 cal)

                                          Sandwiches

                                          served with choice of salt & pepper crush french fries and kalamata olive aïoli or side salad

                                          • Nordstrom Burger* ^CA$18.75

                                            Lettuce, tomato, red onion, sharp white cheddar cheese, roasted garlic aïoli, toasted artisan bun. (1500/1140 cal)

                                            • With beyond Burger Patty (1340/990 Cal)CA$22.75
                                          • Crispy Chicken SandwichCA$18.75

                                            Pimento cheese, bacon, roasted garlic aïoli, lettuce, b&b pickles, toasted artisan bun. (1430/1060 cal)

                                            • Prime French Dip* **CA$21.75

                                              Warm roast beef, sharp white cheddar cheese, toasted parmesan baguette, au jus. (1400/1050 cal)

                                              • Roasted Turkey & Avocado Club**CA$17.75

                                                Natural turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, peppercorn aïoli, toasted country bread. (1100/740 cal)

                                                House Specialties

                                                • Wild Mushroom Ravioli**CA$19.50

                                                  oven roasted tomatoes, basil, parmesan cream sauce

                                                  • Gnocchi with Chicken MeatballsCA$21.00

                                                    ricotta gnocchi, bolognese sauce, parmesan cheese, basil

                                                    • Baked Cauliflower Mac & CheeseCA$18.00

                                                      campanelle pasta, alfredo sauce, basil pesto

                                                      • Spicy Shrimp Pomodoro** ^CA$25.50

                                                        tomato sauce, baby spinach, heirloom tomatoes, parmesan cheese, fresh herbs

                                                        • Wild Salmon with Saffron Couscous* ^CA$28.50

                                                          heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, tzatziki sauce, basil, feta cheese

                                                          • Halibut & Chips**CA$28.50

                                                            ale battered halibut, fresh slaw, remoulade sauce, b&b pickles, salt & pepper crush french fries

                                                            • Chef's Featured Steak*

                                                              baby spinach, calabrian chili butter, salt & pepper crush french fries and kalamata olive aïoli

                                                              • With 6 oz FiletCA$42.00
                                                              • With 8 oz Flat IronCA$35.50
                                                              • With 6 oz Petite TenderCA$25.50

                                                            Last updated: April 7, 2022

                                                            What 825 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                            4.6
                                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                            • 4.6Food
                                                            • 4.7Service
                                                            • 4.5Ambience
                                                            • 4.4Value

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                                                              LOVEedibleART

                                                              New England

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Pure perfection! Service amazing. Drinks wonderful. Great menu.

                                                            2. RT

                                                              RobT

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                              overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                              the service was slow however the food and ambiance was good.

                                                            3. SQ

                                                              SuzieQ

                                                              New York Area

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                              We had a lovely lunch at Bazille. The service was prompt and friendly. Our food was delicious. Have been to the restaurant many times and I always enjoy the atmosphere. There is plenty of privacy but a sense of excitement at the same time. It is very bright even when it is raining. The bar, which is usually quite busy adds a fresh and compelling 'happening scene' to the overall experience. It is always fun.

                                                            4. CC

                                                              CarolC

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              So disappointed that you have dropped the lamb ragout with gnocchi from your menu.

                                                            5. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                              Service was great with Brian and hostess was very attentive. They accommodated to our needs. We ordered the Spinach and Artichoke dip which was good. We always order the calamari. This time it was over cooked,rubbery and saltier than usual. Beef Dip was good but the “au jus” lacked flavour than the last time we were there. The fries that came with it tasted like it had been refried as opposed to have been cooked to order. We also ordered crème brûlée which was the consistency of a melted milkshake (maybe it’s just us but we are used to a more stabilized crème brûlée) and the burnt sugar on top was way too thick that it was stuck to our teeth and hard to eat. I’m sure that this experience was a “one off” in the kitchen. I hope that this feedback comes across as constructive criticism as opposed to disappointment.

                                                            6. T

                                                              Tara

                                                              Toronto

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great service, nice patio, yummy food! I recommend it!

                                                            7. RB

                                                              RaymondB

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Menu could have been more variable. In other words, there could have been more items on the menu. Besides, the fish tacos and the crepes were sold out,. Overall, it was great.

                                                            8. S

                                                              Shan

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Staff was nice, food was good, a pleasant experience overall

                                                            9. ML

                                                              MichelL

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Mother’s Day brunch

                                                            10. J

                                                              Jojo

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                              We always liked to stop at Bazille for lunch when we were out shopping. Now, however, without warning, they have switched to serving brunch on weekends till 3pm. Old lunch menu is gone. This is frustrating. Their lunch was amazing, but their brunch isn't worth the cost.

                                                            11. CF

                                                              CathyF

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Waitress was outstanding!!! Her personality was bright kind and she was very attentive to her tables.

                                                            12. J

                                                              Jhilm

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Food was great as always. Service was not a problem, despite a very busy kitchen.

                                                            13. S

                                                              Siena

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                              The food at Bazille is always great. And it is a great place for lunch.

                                                            14. F

                                                              Frank83

                                                              San Diego

                                                              69 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              69 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                              overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                              The salads are very good and it is a nice setting for lunch.

                                                            15. R

                                                              Ricky

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              A smart, quality location in the heart of the city and it's main shopping facility for a really tasty and well served selection of good cuisine.

                                                            16. BP

                                                              BernadetteP

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Lovely food and excellent staff. Good prices as well.

                                                            17. JJ

                                                              JanetJ

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              I went for the chicken with ginger dressing. It was excellent. Huge. Lots of greens. The chicken sliced beautifully.

                                                            18. SO

                                                              SteveO

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                              Great food , busy setting so not suited for a romantic date

                                                            19. M

                                                              Marc

                                                              Montreal

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food great service . Middle Eastern tasting food well made . Reliable chef , always exceptional !

                                                            20. Z

                                                              Zsazsa

                                                              Toronto

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                              Finally got back to Bazille after the latest wave and it was worth the wait. The restaurant is one of the nicest I know in a retail establishment. The staff are amazing, always making sure you have want you want and need. The menu is quite eclectic, both the food and the drink menus. I always have one of the Chef's suggestions and have yet to be disappointed.

                                                            21. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                              overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                              Disappointed in the tomato burrata dish. Way to many little tomatoes. Caesar salad dressing too much vinegar Too bad I cancelled afternoon tea at the fairmont for this.

                                                            22. JD

                                                              JillD

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                              overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                              Always great food at Bazille! Love having the booth when available

                                                            23. GS

                                                              GeorgeS

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              I had the Prime French Dip sandwich and my wife had the Wild Mushroom Ravioli. We enjoyed them thoroughly. Best roast beef sandwich I've ever had.

                                                            24. DT

                                                              DebbieT

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Enjoyed our meal. Ben, our server, was personable and engaging. We did not feel rushed. See you soon!

                                                            25. SR

                                                              SharonR

                                                              Calgary

                                                              27 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              27 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Birthday celebration - Rick was our server and he just made everything that much better, fun and great personality!

                                                            26. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              My husband and I received an extraordinary service that was way beyond any expectations. Thank you so much,

                                                            27. TJ

                                                              TJH3030

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                              One of my fave lunch spots here in Ottawa. Always a good meal - high quality ingredients - well cooked and presented.

                                                            28. D

                                                              Diane

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Always, totally enjoy eating here each and every time. Yesterday was no exception. The food was the best; the seating perfect and our waiter was the greatest! A wonderful lunch. Thank you.

                                                            29. CB

                                                              ChrisB

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Excellent service. Food is always high quality. Lovely atmosphere. Menu has stayed the same as pre-pandemic so still a wonderful selection of meals. Good to see favourites still on menu!

                                                            30. JR

                                                              JeanR

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food was very good, as usual and so was the waiter. Good Food and service is a must at any restaurant. And you got it! Thanks!

                                                            31. l

                                                              lindy

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 21, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              It's always a pleasant experience at Bazille. I had my favourite Cilantro Shrimp Salad but was tempted by their delicious burgers. My friend ordered the crab, mango and avacado salad that was also very good (salmon was substituted for the crab) and a Creme brulee for dessert. The portions are generous so you get good value for the money. Can't wait for the terrace to open.

                                                            32. CT

                                                              CaroleT

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                              Always lovely to eat there - great, reliable, interesting food, fantastic wine list.

                                                            33. N

                                                              Nikki

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              A nice place to eat for a sitdown meal. Always excellent service from staff.

                                                            34. LC

                                                              LindaC

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              My mom and I enjoy going to Bazille for lunch. It is a great place to relax, chat, and people watch. The staff are courteous and go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and they provide great customer service. We love the food too.

                                                            35. HS

                                                              HeatherS

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                              An oasis in the midst of the Rideau Centre. Food is excellent, with a good range of dishes available. What a please to be dining out again!

                                                            36. LG

                                                              LoriG

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The meal was delicious we shared the club sandwich and we each had a cup of the seafood bisque. The bisque was amazing! I would have both again if there weren’t so many other delicious sounding options.

                                                            37. TJ

                                                              TJH3030

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                              One of my fave restaurants in Ottawa - food is always high quality and freshly prepared

                                                            38. LC

                                                              LiseC

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              It was delicious as usual. I love the originality of the menu, not a big menu but enough for every taste. Service is excellent, very attentive without being in your face.

                                                            39. LC

                                                              LindaC

                                                              Ottawa

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Great friendly service as always. The food was delicious.

                                                            40. SN

                                                              SylvieN

                                                              Toronto

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                              It was great as always. I have recommended your restaurant to everyone I know.

                                                            Safety precautions

                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                              • Contactless payment available
                                                            • Protective equipment

                                                              • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                            • Screening

                                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                            FAQs

                                                            Bazille – Nordstrom Rideau Centre is rated 4.6 stars by 825 OpenTable diners.

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                                                            Google Map for Bazille – Nordstrom Rideau Centre

                                                            50 Rideau St. Ottawa, ON K1N 9J7

                                                            Dining areas

                                                            Additional information

                                                            • Cross street

                                                              Rideau Centre

                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                              Downtown

                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                              Mon–Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Casual Dining

                                                            • Dress code

                                                              Smart Casual

                                                            • Parking details

                                                              Public Lot

                                                            • Payment options

                                                              AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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