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About Bazille - Nordstrom Valley Fair

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.

2400 Forest Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 8:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm

Cross Street:
Stevens Creek Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 261-5787

Website:
http://shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstrom-valley-fair#restaurants

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Bazille - Nordstrom Valley Fair Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Casual (4)
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Fit for Foodies (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
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Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Seasonal (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 hours ago

Was very nice, love it very much!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent service excellent food

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a great lunch!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Brussels sprouts are delicious. So is the hose bread they serve.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always outstanding food and service! The perfect week night dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food and Enrique was a great server! Thefrench dip was one of the best I had!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We always enjoy eating here when we go to the mall.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great service and food!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The Fig and Berry salad are always very good! This time we tried the chicken and pasta and we will not order it again. The mushrooms tasted stale, the chicken was dry and the pasta was just ok. The French dip sandwich is also always a good choice but can be a bit salty.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I have dined here with my husband a few times and thought the food and service was excellent in prior experience. However, last night a few things were very off-putting and thought I would share: poor service and long wait for cocktails/soup/entree. It was a Tuesday evening and not too busy. Server dropped off cocktails and came back to take our order - rarely saw her and forgot about our soup. She checked in with us approx 25 minutes after we ordered to tell me that my entree (short rib that was listed on the "specials" for the evening) was "still frozen" so it was taking a while to come to the table. She says that they were very busy during lunch so they froze the extra and are reheating it for dinner. While my frozen dinner was being de-thawed, we complimented the bread and the server said "Oh - its just from Sysco" (institutional restaurant supplier). For the price point ($18+ for entree/$14+ for cocktails) - I was taken aback. And so how was the short rib? Not great - not horrible. It was a little dry as you would expect from reheating it - but the server never asked how it was. In all fairness I want to write that Bazille has been EXCELLENT in the past and my husband's dinner appeared fresh and was very good. Hopefully this is not the "new normal" and I just had a poor experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Came here with some girlfriends for lunch. I've been coming to this restaurant for years, even before it was Bazille, so I'm glad they kept the menu for the most part. We'd ordered the Caesar Salad w/ Shrimp, Warm Asian Glazed Chicken Salad, Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad, and the Bistro Club w/ fries... of course, we all got a cup of the Crab Bisque each- that's a must! Overall, the restaurant is casual and a great place to grab a meal whether business or pleasure.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We wanted a quick, good place to have lunch. We had reservations and were seated promptly. The menu had a good variety of choices. Our choices were well prepared and creative. Definitely a good place to go while shopping.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Delicious and well prepared meals inside Nordstrom! The bistro club is amazing and the lemonade is very fresh. The thin and crispy french fries with the kalamata olive aioli is absolutely delicious. Bazille is great for a casual lunch or a quick dinner.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Fun, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had the salmon entree but it took a long time and it was very over cooked. It was Too late to send it back so we ate it. The white chocolate bread pudding with raspberries was fantastic

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Fabulous place to eat! Everything on the menu was good.

Tags: Vegan, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The Westfield Mall is a great place to shop and the Braille is the best place to eat. Always fresh. Great salads big enough to share. Two of us had Margarita Pizza and salad. Perfect split. Lots of choices.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Great place to eat with your out of town guest. Food and service was great!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Service was stellar and bartender went out of his way to prep an apple blueberry martini that was no longer available

Ginger ahi salad was scrumptious - quality as good as in Hawaii!

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Bazille is consistently good. Everytime I order something there, I get it just as I have before in the past. I have a few favorites on the menu and I always look forward to getting these . Not to mention the amazing soups! This place is amazing.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2016

This day the food was better and ok. The day after Christmas when I went with my kids and husband, also, was awful. I eat here often and I know Nordstrom fairly well. The server started off ok and then it went downhill when he messed up a couple items and seemed to be unfriendly towards us. We didn't even complain or be upset but he still was like that, it was uncomfortable in the end. The food was old and refired, which I find to be abominable. I even got the donuts to go, had no warning there was ice cream to take and the donuts were burned when I was able to get to the them to eat! The fries were over cooked like they were from the day before and re-fried. The salmon was over cooked and dry and the dressing not all over the salad greens. My son was ill during this lunch so I was distracted. But we were a larger ticket so why be grumpy with us when we are paying a good amount, and with alcoholic drinks included??!? I've never had it that badly there, though lately the food is older and not as well made.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Loved the service and friendly waiter. He took his time taking our order and suggested some great options when I was a bit confused. Just sad I didn't get my chocolate cake to go.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Great food. Pleasant surprise to find inside of Nordstrom.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Nice restaurant in a shopping mall and accept reservation to save customers' waiting time. Good food and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2016

Thevstaff are always lovely. However, the timing of each course could be improved. Our main course was brought to ys before we had finished our appetizer. We did not think that was good service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Varied menu, very good food , and excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2016

A friend of mine came here for the first time. They have a simple menu but very good choices. I thought the food was tasty and priced really well for the amount of food they give you. Their poke with fried wontons was delish. I will definitely come back with my family.

Tags: Organic, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2016

The food is consistently good. One of my favorite place s to eat

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2016

The food is amazing here you would never expect it inside of a Nordstrom!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2016

If you're at Valley Fair mall this is the only good restaurant to dine at. The menu is varied, the service is good and they have a full bar and nice selection of wines and beers. It's a perfect place either before you start "mall madness" shopping or after to have a cocktail and a nice meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2016

I'll give them a break because, by observation, I could see they were short-staffed. The service was slower than we have had here before, and the food (usually excellent) fell just a bit short this night. We do like Bazille and this little slip will not keep us from coming back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2016

Be sure to try the blistered green beans and the Brussels sprouts. Both are served as veggie side dishes. Savory preparations for both, and they were delicious! The chicken caesar salad was fresh and tasty. Good value for the money overall, and a decent set of choices on the menu. I was disappointed to learn that they don't serve any specialty coffees...no cappuccino, no espresso...really? I would recommend that they get a setup asap...I'm sure that coffee drinks bring more people into the restaurant. Good service overall.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2016

The was amazing as usual.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Great food, helpful service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2016

The restaurant is much noisy than before. It is open but need to have something to
block the noise between seats or . . . . .

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We use to go to the Nordstrom Cafe many times before under the old name. For some reason we stopped going decided to go again on Mother's Day.

After our most recent dining experience, we realized why we stopped going. First of all, the service was incredibly slow. Secondly, the portions were small. We left still feeling hungry. And lastly, the prices are way too high for what you get. I ordered an appetizer and a cup of soup. We ordered a kids meal, a cheese pizza, and a salad. The total came out to over $60!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 1, 2016

The service was great as usual.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2016

The French Fries were not as good as the usually are. The fryer oil was not hot enough!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 15, 2016

Tasty and good value.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We went for a late lunch on Valentines Day and it wasn't very crowded. We had the French onion soup as a starter. Always perfect. We asked for extra bowls to share the humongous bowl of soup. My daughter had a panini and mushroom risotto. Absolutely delicious. My husband had the steak and asked that it was well done but when it was served it was medium rare at best, he ate the edges ... again scrumptious. I always get the lime shrimp salad. And as always it was wonderful. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2015

Went there for a lunch date with my boy. Food was good and service was prompt.

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