Bazille - Nordstrom Palo Alto

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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. Bazille - Nordstrom Palo Alto is our approach of an upscale yet casual restaurant, located on the third floor of Nordstrom, near the At Home department, in the Stanford Shopping Center. The French doors and exhibition kitchen create an energetic environment that reveals a stage for our chefs to prepare uniquely designed dishes. The Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad and Bistro Club are two of our top sellers. In addition to the menu, we also prepare outstanding food & drink specials on a weekly basis. We have a great selection of wine & beer available, and the house made desserts are must!
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EE
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Is wild caught salmon supposed to look so orange? I am not sure but I added salmon to my caesar salad. It looks different than fish I have say at Swan Oyster Depot. Anyhow, my salmon came nice and orange like the orange worn by Miami Dolphins. Color aside, I know there are no parasites in the salmon I was served because it was cooked well done aka rock solid. What I enjoyed most about my salad was the quality of greens used. I don't find wilted old veggies in my bowl of salad. So big thumbs up. Place can get noisy when families bring their children. Service is spotty. Some waiter/waitress are more attentive than others. My waitress brought me an arnold palmer with a spoon to stir. So I got tea at the top and then lemonade at the bottom.

l
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I go for lunch at Bazille almost daily. We love the variety of food offerings. The staff knows us well and treats us like royalty.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lunch with daughter. Both please

C
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great as usual!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous server and good food!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Bazille! Their Club Sandwich is the best.

BK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for dinner on a Friday night (labor day weekend) so the patrons were a bit scarce which suited us just fine as we prefer a quiet environment. That said, I also happened to have lunch that day with friends, arriving at 1:00pm and the noise level was much different. Both times, service and food were great.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Was a quiet night. Service staff was not attentive with only a few tables to serve. I’m very low stress diner, but it is nice when the service team engages and shows interest.

BB
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

As is, the menu has absolutely nothing a vegan can eat. I had them take the cheese off 2 starter salads and put them together which turned out to be ok. I wish they would have more possibilities. Also, we arrived early for lunch at 11, and that gave us almost an hour of relative quiet go be able to converse.

C
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!!

AK
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My friend and I shared a bottle of wine and treated ourselves to dessert to escape the heat, but the A/C died right before we got there—they got it up and running before we left thank goodness—our server was so nice and our desserts were small but VERY tasty!

C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food, good service, good ambience.
This is a great place for a casual dinner.

j
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My mom and I enjoyed a mid-week lunch together after a doctor appointment at Stanford. She ordered the halibut and fries, which was absolutely delicious. I ordered the small plate brussels sprouts and cilantro lime chicken tacos. The brussels were really tasty. The tacos were just ok. They were two super small crunchy tacos with ground chicken. I could have made better at home. Our server was very attentive. The one complaint about the atmosphere is that the tile floor nearest to the kitchen is so slippery that my mom nearly fell. We had to be very careful about how we exited our booth.

YY
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always tasty and great service! The salads are a fabulous lunch for summer.

AL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner very much with the family. It often feels that the less busy they are the longer it takes to get our meal.

JF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

SF
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

The interior design is old school. Too much dark wood, no life. Needs some lighter color. When was the last time it was remodeled?

T
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

I am not sure if we walked in at shift change but is the first time where service was below the standard. From the min our server walked in to how we were given the check, it was not at all like other times. We saw other tables get water, bread and a warm welcome while all we got was, do you know what you want?

Food is always good.... this was just meh

M
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service - excellent food

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was great! Super attentive!

S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food never disappoints and the service is always attentive. I always try to reserve one of the tables close to the open doors so that it is more quiet for conversation. The booths tend to more quiet as well.

GZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food, but a bit empty given the quality of food for a Thursday early evening dinner. Highly recommend.

B
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a solid choice

m
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Bazile - beautifully appointed, good food, great service. It will definitely be on our go-to place for lunch.

d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We frequently dine at Bazille. One of our favorites.

C
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been eating here for years. Always good!! Great service and wonderful surroundings.

CH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

This used to be a great place. Our service started with a rude hostess, the food was mediocre at best. Definitely not worth the price. You know it’s bad when no one ate their French fries! Our server was great. She was the only part that wasn’t bad. Won’t be coming back.

D
San Francisco
152 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had salad, French Onion Soup and French Dip. The portions were too large for us. However we were warned to cut our order, so that's on us. When we go back we will know how to order. The server was excellent.

C
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Janella was delightful. Love the lime cilantro shrimp salad. So good for lunch!

M
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place to eat! Food was Yummy. I had the Halibut and Fries. I will be back again to try the rest of the menu.

w
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The spring risotto was very good with shrimp added—the pea pods were exceptionally crisp and flavorful. The mango and coconut panna cotta was also delicious, with a silken texture and nice bi-colored presentation in a short Mason jar.
Our server was very pleasant and efficient.

GV
London
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Every thing was ok

NC
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service here is always exceptional. Evvy (sp?) is the best, hands down. They always know that I want Evvy's section :-) Food is really good too.

MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a must-go restaurant. The food is so consistently good. I had to drag my husband here because he did not want to eat inside a Nordstrom’s but the food and service is consistently better than one of the many crowded restaurants in downtown Palo Alto. Don’t be afraid if you are not stopping in for a bite, after shopping. This restaurant is a destination on its own.

YY
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience here from start to finish. Very attendant wait staff. Food is just excellent. Relaxing lunch - they don't rush you.

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

Wasn’t crazy about where we were seated when there were several tables in less hectic area of the restaurant that stayed empty our entire visit

CO
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent and we enjoyed our meal. We will be back!

h
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A booth made for an intimate get together with friends that was in a spacious quiet area of the restaurant. Food was tasty. Service was excellent and accommodating.

RO
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We have visited Nordstom's Brazaille often. In the past few visits this year, the experience was outstanding, food was excellent and seating was desirable; but this time when we recommended to our visiting friends that we eat there it was a disappointment all the way around except for the waiter. Not much more we can say. We will visit again but broaden our choices to other restaurants in the Stanford Shopping Center. Please note that this visit was on President's Day which may have caused us some disappointments. However, the food was not up to par. Glad to give you this feedback. Rosemary Orsley

C
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!!

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