Bistro Verde - Nordstrom Pacific Centre

4.3
648 reviews
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Contemporary American
Our full-service restaurant and bar features the freshest local ingredients we can find. From starters and salads to entrées and desserts, the expertly crafted menu has a seasonal focus. The full bar offers wine, specialty cocktails and beer, along with a selection of small plates.

Bistro Verde is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver on the third floor of Nordstrom Pacific Centre with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Robson square and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Scratch made fare, craft cocktails and a wine and beer list with great local gems make this a destination restaurant for any occasion.
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HM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Wish Bistro Verde had more vegan/vegetarian options.

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p
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A favorite place to meet in the centre of downtown. Two friends came from North Vancouver and Burnaby, respectively whole I live in Yaletown, so it is a great place to meet with reasonably priced food.

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FS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thank you Bistro Verde: We all certainly enjoyed our visit to your restaurant. Excellent food and our Server was excellent too. Only one comment: the booth table: the seating was a little snug for the six of us, but we managed and will certainly return and recommend to others,

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S
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The special appetizer of the day was incredible.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I am a regular patron here, and always enjoy the good, happy prompt service; unfortunately today was not the case; out waiter, who must be fairly new, forgot to place our order- we figured because about 10 minutes after We ordered, he came back and confirmed our order and then went straight to the order computer and I’m guessing, punched it in again. When we asked for the blinds to be lowered a bit because we were sitting in the sun we were told that they are on timers. I suggest management figure out that the sun has moved and at 12 noon it’s very hot and bright on the south side of the building... when our lunch finally did come we were not asked if we wanted a refill of our drink and I can’t remember being checked on either during our meal. This is not a typical experience at this restaurant.

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J
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

If by the window on a lovely day, all is set. The spectacular view of Vancouver takes away some of the calories taken in from the tasty food (wishful thinking?) - but the calories! The menu lists every item’s caloric intake! What a way to lose one’s appetite! :( Still, attentive, but not cloying service and a satisfying menu and drink selection made for a very pleasant evening overall! Who knew such a restaurant existed hidden away on the third floor of the men’s water dept at Nordstrom?!? Go, seek it out!

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F
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the opportunity to have a good business discussion in a fine setting

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JO
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A good place for a business lunch.

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C
Vancouver
46 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger in town

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l
Vancouver
44 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy dinner at Bistro Verde before the Symphony. Great place to meet.

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C
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Convenient location

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C
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burger. 👍

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p
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was pleasant, attentive and gracious. All you could ask for. Menu was rather limited and many items listed were spicy (Cajun) or arrived overly peppered. Kitchen uses latex extensively so watch out if you have a latex allergy!

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KF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience and the food was great.
The whole family enjoyed the desserts so it was even better than normal.

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C
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The hamburger was outstanding.

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NW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

With the view and friendly service it is worthwhile to go back.

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J
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A bit pricey but good quality and service

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JO
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

A good place to have a chat over lunch. Good view of Vancouver Art Gallery.

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RP
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Never had to ask for anything They were on top of everything

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PA
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Menu is outstanding making food a disappointment. No flavour, overcooked. Girls at front desk were
annoying. Ambience boring. Still too noisy.

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d
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stoppped by on the way to the theatre, quick delicious sandwich and glass of wine
A bit of a hidden gem
Thanks Nordstroms

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PP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was Ruth and she was amazing! I took my little sister for her first visit to Bistro Verde and it was so much fun. We ordered a variety of starters, a bottle of champagne, and enjoyed watching the crowds on Robson and around the Art Gallery. A lovely day.

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D
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Great for kids!

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TH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Over priced, flavour less food and drinks. $15 for the worst ceaser ever. Soggy fries, fish tacos needed acidity. Waiter kept taking the drink menu away. No wonder it was empty on a concert night.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very enjoyable lunch. I had the salmon Niçoise salad and the dressing was delicious. My only complaint would be that I thought the salmon was slightly overdone and therefore a bit on the dry side.

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our group enjoyed our dining experience at Bistro Verde. The food was well prepared and served in a timely fashion. Two of us shared a main course, which we appreciated being divided in the kitchen and served on separate plates. Also, the service we received was exceptional.

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AF
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The wild shrimp salad was yummy. Service was prompt. Lovely place for lunch. Good wine selection available by the glass.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Didn’t have complimentary dessert for the birthday girl (and hostess never called when I requested this during my reservation/booking on Open Table). Also there is no updated menu on the Nordstrom website; instead all the menus are US-based locations. Talked to the manager about this and her explanation was “if we had to update all our menus for all our locations it would take forever!”. So instead she tells us to look at open table for the Nordstrom menu. However shouldn’t Nordstrom have their own updated menu? When I look for a menu of Nordstrom’s restaurant, I’m going to look at the Nordstrom website and I’m not immediately going to think to go to Open Table (a third party site) for a restaurant menu. Lastly we ordered an apple cobbler and we weren’t told it would take 15-20 minutes to be made (to order), so this ate into our work lunch time when we were rushing to get back to work. Overall a disappointing experience with poor communication.

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SA
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautiful venue but average food. Food is priced well but beverages are pricey.

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SR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch with 5 long time friends was excellent. We had good service and felt comfortable with sitting and chatting after we had finished our meal.

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JJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I have some food allergies so I made sure to tell our waiter exactly what to leave off my steak salad. However when my meal came the changes hadn’t been made. When I pointed that out to the server they immediately took it away, and apologized profusely and quickly remade the meal to my specifications. It was delicious even though it took an extra 10 minutes. My friends meal was just normal and arrived with my first one so she was basically finished before my meal arrived. They did offer her some extra fries and that was good too. Overall I will definitely come back because the view is beautiful and the food is very good.

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P
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was awful. Hostess was very rude. She saw me and my friend both walk by with strollers and never informed us to park the stroller behind the hostess stand until after we had settled into our tables . She then came and told us we were not allowed to park our strollers by the table. But to top this all off, she didn’t point us in the direction of where to park our strollers just said behind the hostess stand and was very rude in her manner of speech. When we placed it behind what we assumed was a hostess stand, we were then told that it was not and again to move it. Had the hostess done her job in the first place, we would not have had to run around and feel embarrassed. I also have another toddler sitting at the table and two other babies while me and my friend had to run back and forth with this stroller issue. How inconsiderate of the restaurant to not offer to assist us. Also, this hostess has served me twice and both times ill mannered in her way of talking. I eat at this restaurant a lot. Nordstrom is supposed to offer unparalleled service to customers. The restaurant has been disappointing the last two times.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food always great! Service good. Always happy to come back

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MM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Bistro Verde to catch up with a good friend I hadn't seen in over 5 years, so requested a quieter table so we could talk. We were seated at a lovely table next to the windows, overlooking part of Robson Street and the back of the art gallery. Our server Riley was engaging and attentive, while still giving us the time and space we needed to have a good visit. We shared the Brussels Sprouts Frite, the cod tostadas, and the truffle fries, along with a bottle of tempranillo. Thoroughly enjoyed everything, especially the fried Brussels Sprouts --- these are a must have! Will definitely be back.

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J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great welcoming service - great food- fab place to go for vegitarians

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AA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think you should offer a house wine as your wines are very expensive.

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch. Good selection of food that is well made and good value. Ask for the "secret" all day breakfast menu!

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C
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reso was for 12noon and promptly got seated.
Ruth our server was awesome. Great personality.
The food was tasty and clean.
Marianne wha seated us also came to check on us.
Very impressed.
👍😊

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CR
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We thought that the cafe was short staffed. The waitress, which we have had before and who is very good, did not provide the usual service. It was very slow but it appeared that this was going on at various tables with different servers.

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MF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a perfect place to get away from the noise and crowds. Beautiful location with window view of the city below. The food was delicious and we had the nicest waiter looking after us without rushing us.
Will certainly return whether I am shopping or not. A reason to go downtown.

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