Bazille - Nordstrom Valley Fair

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
This full-service restaurant with a casually sophisticated atmosphere features bistro cuisine and a full bar. Enjoy fresh salads, specialty entrées, signature cocktails, a wine list and housemade desserts. Bazille is located behind the At Home department on level 3 of Nordstrom at Westfield Valley Fair Mall. The mall is located directly across from Santana Row.
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SZ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was good until the end when some guy who wasn’t our waiter cane from out of the blue to hand me our bill. I told him we came in for the $39 per person special. He said, “sorry, you should have told us before you ordered because you don’t get certain meats with the special.” I told the gal I spoke to on the phone the night before that we were coming in for the special so I felt I did my part, she should have noted it. Plus when you are with a larger group there’s too much visiting taking place to monitor what types of meat the waiters are bringing to the table. Just very disappointing as I am retired and careful about my spending so I saw an opportunity to treat my family of 12 to a special dinner and save some $$$. I felt the person bringing me the bill should have honored it and said, “I’ll do it for you this time but next time please read the fine print,” and all would have been well. It would also have spoke volumes for Fogo de Chao as well....as a good faith gesture. I’n addition we were overcharged by $90 as 3 of us had salad bar only but were charged for a full meal. Fogo de Chao has good food, our waitress was great but this whole special turned out to be anything but for us.

r
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A casual and upscale place with food that tasted fantastic!

MZ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great, nice servers, love the full bar. Favorites are the french dip, caesar salad, lamb gnocchi and of course white chocolate bread pudding.

SK
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Server was not attentive and forgetful

A
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service and food have always been good for casual dining!

K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enrique, our server went above and beyond!! Exceptional service and a great meal!

d
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Other people had fish and chips and thought it was very good - however, I had salmon with Israeli couscous and the salmon was extremely overdone. I strongly considered sending it back. The couscous was fair - but I definitely would not order it again.

GH
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server Enrique was very good. I always have excellent customer at Bazille, that's why I keep going back and bring friends as well!

C
San Francisco
146 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, the food and cocktails here are great. The crab bisque is always wonderful. The calimari tasted good, but this time was soggy, not crisp. The salads and burgers we had were excellent and perfect temperature.

SZ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE BAZILLE!! I’m at Bazille at least once a week. Love the soups and the bread is to die for. Nicoise Salad is AMAZING. My only suggestion would be to PLEASE change the desserts!! They’ve had the same desserts for way too long. At one time they had an awesome Pizookie and it may have even been gluten free but it went away too quickly. A peach pie would be wonderful or other fruity dessert. A chocolate mousse with a cookie would be great too.

TH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Every time I have visited Bazille in the past, I have always had a good experience, however, this time, I am on a low-sodium/non-dairy diet and I ordered the Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad and knowing the sodium content (I made an exception for that day) but I asked for no jack cheese and the salad came out with cheese, the waiter, Zach, said that the salad came like that and they can't fix it. So, I ate it anyway by scooting the two handfuls of jack cheese to the side. I know that Nordstrom and Bazille are accommodating most of the time but this experience was very disappointing and I completely lost my appetite but I was starving and had to eat something and the service was not that great either, we saw him a total of 5 times.. first two times to ask if we are ready and ordered on the second time, and the third was handing our food, and last the bill and giving us the credit card/cash transaction we made.

VN
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I wish the Lime Shrimp Salad will be tasty, the dressing is a little blank

G
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place for a coffee shop atmosphere. Nothing special but the food was good.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The power went out in the entire mall while we were dining and the staff gave us our meal for free because they had no way of charging us. We had a $20 on us to tip our super nice waitress. We felt so bad because so many tables just up and left, without even speaking to the staff. If we had more cash on us, we would’ve left more for her. It was a great experience, even with the odd circumstance. The food there is INCREDIBLE.

T
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice selection of entrees and wines by the glass. Service was excellent!

C
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It would be nice for a change or menu once in a while as well as more specials

R
Hawaii
46 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our group had the skirt steak, club , and chicken tacos. Everyone was satisfied. We had 2 French onion soups. One of them was burnt and not very good. The other one was very good. Ok t was slightly black so they should have noticed and not served It.

KM
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always stick with a winner -Cilantro lime shrimp salad !

a
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good place, great salads and sandwiches

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience at Bazille’s at Nordstrom’s elevates the shopping experience, but the good food brings me in even when not shopping. Delicious fries accompany many imaginative sandwiches like the chicken club that include crunchy green beans on it. There are many tasty appetizers, salads and entrees to choose from and I plan to try the lobster mac and cheese next.

MF
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place so very much. For decades it has been a family favorite, and it never disappoints. I wish it was in my neighborhood and not in the mall. I would be there every week if it was!

MG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dining place for more intimate setting away from the food court! Great food too. A little salty on some dishes. Will come back again!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The service was great but the food isn’t as good as it used to be. We got the shrimp pasta and chicken sandwich and both were pretty bland and dry. The crab bisque will always keep me coming back though...

T
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Is consistent and good food. Service is not amazing but everyone is very nice.

EL
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent food, great service, wonderful soups, very nice ambience for a department store cafe. I would definitely recommend this cafe to anyone who wants excellent food at reasonable prices.

N
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

It was very smelly and service was poor.

OT
San Francisco
103 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Our waitress was the worse waiter we’ve ever had in a restaurant! She tells us that there’s bread baking in the oven and will bring it to our table but forgets. She writes down our order but forgot to bring our Caesar salad. She asked us how we would like to have our meats done and we tell her medium rare and she brings it well done and very dry to which we showed her. We were four people but she brought two entrees way before the other two and by the time the last two entrees are brought to the table, the other two people are done eating. Both steaks were cold and dry therefore the butter wouldn’t even melt (see picture). In the muddle of the overdressed and wet arugula salad was a corn (see picture). She didn’t know the wines. She forgot to bring one glass of water which was requested when the steak was brought in, asked her twice and by the time she brings it, the food was done and swallowed dry. She brought complimentary ice cream but forgot the spoons which still does not make up for the horrible waitress service. Disaster!!!!

GH
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Servers give good customer service and always attentive to customer's need.

h
San Francisco
123 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful choices on the menu! Gourmet selections. Outstanding service! Pleasant environment!

d
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We had the salmon niciose and salmon was much too over cooked. Presentation and service was poor. Not up to their usual standards.

DC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant when shopping at Westfield Valley Fair. Very quiet and the service and food is always consistent. Our favorite place to eat when shopping at the mall.

B
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I have visited Bazille three times this month of January and haven't been disappointed! Although I have been aware of it's existence it wasn't a place to eat that I had on my radar: maybe 'cause it is located in a store. If you love comfort food; this is a must. The menu is limited but what they have would satisfy even the pickiest eater.

I have tried the burger twice once with their shoestring fries which is paired with a kalamata aioli dipping sauce. My friend selected the french onion soup and a salad which was aesthetically appealing and delicious. Most recently my husband and I opted for their burger but I substituted for the caesar salad. Don't forget to check out the dessert menu; love the orange bundt cake with whipped cream. Service is also above normal (on a scale of 1-5) I would say 4 only because you need to ask for refills.

O
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our boy had the buttered noodles & calamari + Apple juice. I had the Asian salad but swapped the chicken for shrimp instead + cup of crab bisque + ice tea.

Took awhile for the server to come take our order. Else, everything else was ok.

IG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I had a salad and the dressing tasted extremely salty. The waitress was very nice and took it off my bill. I felt like the salt shaker fell in my salad. I just couldn’t swallow any of my lettuce.

SV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The service and atmosphere at Bazille is still excellent. The crab bisque is also still excellent, hot and delicious. The menu for Bazille in Valley Fair has gone down hill. In fact it is terrible. Favorites like the pomme frit and shrimp risotto were taken off the menu. The new chicken dishes are not very good.

L
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute yummy food. Everything was great. Our server was exceptional.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great place to eat while shopping! Be sure to make reservations especially for lunch.

S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always fresh and tasty. The chef is creative and always trying to improve his menu.
the service is a little slow on busy weekend.

W
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent salmon salad. Very nice and comfortable. Great service.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their salads!

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