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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Café Bistro - Nordstrom San Francisco Centre.
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Café Bistro - Nordstrom San Francisco Centre

4.3
720 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Scenic View
Enjoy a view of the exhibition kitchen in a vibrant cafe that delivers our interpretation of bistro cuisine, including soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza and desserts. Beer and wine are available.

Winner of the 2015 Open Table Diner Choice, The Cafe Bistro is located in the heart of Downtown San Francisco, inside Nordstrom at the Westfield Mall. The restaurant sits on the 7th floor, overlooking the city with breathtaking views of the shopping district. Watch the cable cars ride up and down Powell Street, while enjoying our famous White Chocolate and Raspberry Bread Pudding or one of our hand crafted cocktails from the full bar. It’s an experience that locals and tourists alike enjoy!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 8:30pm
Sunday 11:00am - 7:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 977-5155
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
5th Street
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Public transit
Bart and MUNI Powell Street Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 720 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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minervinij (Portland)
4.0  Dined 5 hours ago

Great secret spot on the fourth floor of Nordstrom. Well-prepared, fresh food and great views. A hidden gem!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food is delicious and the staff never rush you or make you feel uncomfortable that you are "taking too much time."

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We noticed that an outdoor dining would be possible with some renovation. Would put it on par with the Cheesecake Factory and draw more people from the shopping center.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

I love that you can order as little as you want. We wanted a snack and it was delicious. No one rushed us or judged us for how little we ordered.

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vipfoodlover (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food good value consistent always enjoy

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vipPJDiva (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We both had the special of the day, a crab, mango, and avocado salad. It had arugula too. Very yummy. I can always count on this restaurant to provide fresh and tasty food after shopping at the mall.

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AllenO (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The salad and tacos were delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great salads. Excellent service.

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vipVarga (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Asked about The tacos I was told they were small. They were extremely small. They were the worst tacos I’ve ever tasted . I believe Taco Bell was more tastier. They were cold, hard cold shell. They were the consistency of minced cat food.

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PaulSF (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

This restaurant is a good place to get together in a quiet atmosphere with lots of light and city views. The food is so-so for the price but you are really paying for the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was great-- we went for "girls day out" and took our 15 year old niece there for her birthday. The server overheard us wishing her a happy birthday and brought her a wonderful dessert at the end of the meal as a surprise. A very nice touch.

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stevenh (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

convenient place for lunch while shopping at Westfield Centre.

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vipScaryChoe (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

I love Cafe Bistro! I come to San Francisco every January for the JP Morgan Healthcare Conf and Cafe Bistro is my go to restaurant every single time. Never had a bad meal, service is always kind, courteous and efficient, nice ambiance and great location.

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vipJessica (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Great place to go on a rainy day - one of my favourite meet-up spots with friends! Try their specials - they’re always good! :)

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Great Service

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K2inMB (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We often have lunch here after seeing a movie at Century 9. Just as comfortable and quiet as "under the dome" but less expensive. Lunch today was good, but the server was lacking. The waitress brought us the wrong check, but didn't notice. When we were presented with the credit card check to sign, it was for a higher amount. We questioned the discrepancy and instead of fessing up or offering to check, the waitress just kept repeating, "this is the correct order." When I finally asked her to show us the check she had originally presented (and we had paid, based on) to us, she explained that she originally had given us the wrong check. If she's said that in the first place, we wouldn't have had a problem. As it is, because she tried to sneak it by us, her tip was based on the check we were originally presented (which was lower).

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice experience. Very good food & friendly staff. Celebrated my son's engagement!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Our server was terrible

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Food and ambience are great...they could add a few more vegetarian options. Service was very mediocre...I think it was our particular server ...completely spaced out!

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Mace (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

I love the Service almost as much as the Food! Great selection of top shelf Liquor with fantastic
Bartenders.

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eastbayLiz (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

I haven't eaten here in years, but it seemed a good choice for lunch with a friend and her young daughter before taking in a Nutcracker matinee. The hostess and server were excellent and attentive. My salad was scrumptious and the 8-yr-old's grilled cheese, fries and grapes looked delicious. We were very happy. I will be coming back to this gem more often.

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tstar (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

The service was very slow, but the friendliness of the servers offset that, and the food - especially the deviled eggs starter and the seared scallops & risotto entree - were very good.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Crowded on Sat night causing service to be slow and food served lukewarm. Hostesses spent too much time chatting to each other

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viprobertinauburn (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

My partner and I came to this restaurant every time we visited SF which was about every other month for business. I lost my partner a few months ago and this was my first time back to SF since his passing and I was revisited our favorite "haunts" which was bittersweet. I expressed the situation in the "Notes" to the restaurant. Louis greeted me and said my request of a window table had been met and it was being cleared. After have a beautiful meal, as always here, I was just waiting for my bill and my server advised that my meal had been comped by the restaurant. Louis came over a few moment later and said he hoped everything was OK....through my teary eyes I complimented him and thanked him. Total class and very impressed.

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LindaG (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Quiet place to enjoy yummy Prime Rib Dip! Clam chowder was excellent. Good value for the price paid. Just sorry we didn’t order dessert.

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Localgirl (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

There was an ample amount of food provided. It was delicious and didn’t disappoint. The crab bisque had a bite to the flavor which made for a tasty soup. The cafe is great for lunch and dinner

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vipPJDiva (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

It's a great place for a meal while shopping downtown.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

We really always enjoy going to The Bistro Cafe at Nordstrom’s San Francisco Center.......food is consistently good and
it is extreme convenient as well as a pleasant setting. Today’s meal was once again wonderful, but the restaurant was extremely busy and the service was exceptionally poor. Hopefully once the holiday season is past, the service level will markedly return to it’s stellar self!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was fresh, service professional, and drinks refreshing. Not rushed and able to relax and have a wonderful lunch and conversation.

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vipnewarkdiner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

With the late lamented Cupola Italian restaurant closed now, the Bistro seemed like the best available restaurant in the Westfield area prior to a show at the Warfield since we parked at Metreon.

With rather sparse decor, it's not a visual knockout like the nearby Neimann-Marcus rotunda, but we did have a nice view looking up Powell St.

Service was attentive, food was timely and well prepared, and three of us with drinks, appetizers and mains got out of there for just about $100 before tip, which is cheaper than most of the places I eat at up here.

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