Bazille - Nordstrom Topanga
Bazille is located on the 3rd floor of our flagship designer Nordstrom store at Topanga Mall, centrally located in the shopping hub of San Fernando Valley.
We have had lunch here many times. Generally, we share the french dip sandwich which is unusually delicious and prepared to taste. The waitstaff is very friendly and efficient.
We decided on Bazille because we needed a quiet restaurant. The staff was friendly but the food was not very good, the ambiance was pedestrian, but it was relatively quiet (except for the musac piping through speakers). Nothing exceptional but convenient.
My 3rd visit. Each time I brought different people. Each time my dining companions were blown away. Lauren is a jem and remembered my drink she created for me and provided excellent service as usual.
The food was soooo salty. I thought my tongue was going to shrivel up. My server was slow but when we spoke to the manager she stepped up and really did an outstanding job. Kudos to the manager.
Had some good cocktails and lunch with some girlfriends
Everything on the menu is great!! Go see my favorite bartender, Peter!!
Brought out mains a few minutes after appetizers which were only half finished.
They have changed their menu. I thought that most if not all of the choices were too heavy for lunch.
Our server was fantastic. I asked for a vegetarian version of a dish and he loaded it with vegetables. Excellent!!
I visted for my birthday lunch on a Friday. This was my first time. I wanted to come because there were such great reviews on Yelp AND the images of food looked delicious. The restaurant was pretty busy. You may want to make a reservation like I did to skip any lines. What do I have to say about Bazille?!? A-Maz-Ing !! First off Lauren (our server) was fantastic. Such a warm personality, helpful and fully knowledgeable of all menu items!! She's a keeper Bazille. Hint: sit at her station! The holiday decor was just enough. The dining area well kept, stylish yet modern. Now the food. The bread was so warm and fresh. Suggestion forget the butter and slather the Kalamata Olive Aioli on it, yum! We had Herbed French fries with Kalamata Olive Aioli. The presentation of the fries was aesthetically pleasing. The Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad did the taste buds good with just enough shrimp. The lime was not at all over powering. The Warm Asian Glazed Chicken Salad had warm chicken and juicy, cold mandarin oranges with just the right amount of dressing. All this without make the salad soggy. How do you do that!?!? Now let's go back to Lauren. We were having a hard time figuring out what to drink. She asked us our flavoring preferences and made suggestions. We asked her to just surprise us. She made a delicious Raspberry Martini with Chambord. Another hint, you can purchase the after dinner mints. They are sold in cute decorative mason-like jars for $5. Excellent, excellent, excellent. What a fantastic birthday lunch for me yum, yum!!! I will definitely return. (Tried uploading more pictures but site said too they were large)
Since they re-did their menu, it is quite disappointing. Not as many choices for a relaxing lunch while shopping. Prices have increased as well, and I'm not sure it's worth it.
The waitress (Jenn) was wonderful! On point service and suggestions.
I used to love eating here. But they changed the menu. I’m not a fan. No vegetarian or vegan options.
The food is always delicious at this Nordstrom Bistro. The menu is creative and the seafood items are always fresh and prepared perfectly. A great place for lunch or dinner after shopping in the store or mall. Did not feel rushed and the tables and booths are comfortable. Highly recommended!
Had great prime rib dip. Love the horseradish sauce and au jus. Great fried too
The little chicken lime tacos are heavenly. Great salads, decent wine and beer, and wonderful salads. Also, the french fries with the olive dipping sauce are to die for. Always good service, too.
Enjoyed great food, good service not expected in a department store.
the servers and bartender were very attentive, smiles, and provided excellent service
they picked up on the visual cues and did a great job
Requested and seated at a quiet booth. Service and food was excellent. Was not rushed and had a very nice catch-up lunch.
One of our favorite places to eat
Great spot for lunch. Menu is short but varied.
We always enjoy the food, service and atmosphere at this Bazille, and it's especially easy for dropping off my aged mother (in years, not spirit...she's 94). The only thing I/we don't like is that the booth benches (and tables) are too low - and they make getting up difficult, even if you're not 94.
perfect place to go for Mother’s day
They changed there menu so all of my favorites were gone so we try something new and was disappointed!
Eat there frequently. Changed menu - horrible. Ordered crab (could have been fake crab) & mango salad for $18.00 Size was more like an appetizer. When finished I was hungry. Very few entree salads on the menu that look appetizing. So sorry, but I am not going to go back there. Our waitress was terrific and apologetic. Said she was getting a lot of complaints. My friend called the manager and he said nothing he could do as it came from corporate. I do not see good things for their future.
Lovely lunch and great service. Will definitely go again!
Had a fantastic lunch. Everything was perfect from being greeted by the hostess, to our table, to the fabulous meal. The gentlemen Bryant who cleared our table was so friendly and helpful, he really went above and beyond in making sure we had what we wanted and needed.
The food was very good for a restaurant inside a Nordstrom. It is a cut above others I’ve been to. Like the fact I could make a reservation on open table. Super convenient.
We were celebrating a birthday. The food was delicious and our server, Brenda, could not have been better. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
How was my visit to Bazille?
Awesome as always!
The place is just an amazing spot that nobody knows about.
I hope it stays this way.
This is an overlooked gem in Nordstrom. We escaped from the cheesecake factory where there was a long wait, lots of noise and inconsistent service to find this quiet restaurant with a varied menu and great cocktails. It is an open kitchen and six of us dined with two children. The food came promptly and was tasty. We had The brussels sprouts appetizer and calamari both of which were tasty. The brussels sprouts have a great smoky sauce. We had the salmon and orzo and several salads, all of which were substantial and done well. Would definitely recommend.
Delicious prime rib sandwich served just as we requested. Servers were very nice and attentive to us.
The place was awesome and our server was super attentive, I recommend this restaurant. I had shrimp linguine with garlic sauce was tasty
Good place for lunch!
Love the fig salad!!!!
It was a lovely day of shopping at Nordstom's with an even lovelier lunch at Bazille. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating, fun and helpful. The food was delicious and quick.
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and our glasses of prosecco!
Prisilla is a great waitress, really good at serving a romantic party of two who mainly want to be left alone. Not a bad place for a first date.
The day before our reservation at the restaurant, I received a telephone call from them telling me that the restaurant would not be open the day of my reservation.
They should have accepted the reservation if they had not planned to be open that day or notified me prior to the late afternoon prior to the day of our reservation.
I had to scramble to find another restaurant as I was taking a relative out to brunch for that Sunday. I don't think I will be back and will spread the news of the "unprofessionalism" of the restaurant.
The food selection is pretty good and service was okay. Just wished the server would have brought my correct change and not round off but nonetheless the food is great!
Fried calamari is always GOOD!!!