Bazille - Nordstrom Palo Alto

4.8
112 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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!

We are open for dine-in with limited capacity and to-go orders with Curbside Pickup. Call (650) 688-2610 to place your order.

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vipChino
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like all my other reviews, we love this place. The entire staff is fantastic! This is our go to place.

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MMMM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Rosa was the beat waitress I have had in a long time, anywhere! Lucky to have that lady as an employee!

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vipFoodieintheBay333
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Simple salad with grilled chicken. Chicken was underdone so I asked that it be cooked longer. Chicken came out the second time the same. Waited 20 minutes for no change. Server was very busy visiting with other employees. We've always had a great experience here Not today.

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vipAlamedafoodie
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ruben provided great customer service!

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vipFuddyDuddy
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Worst service we've had in decades. We told the server we'd be sharing a salad and then sharing a chicken main dish. Both were brought to our table at the same time, one for me and one for my friend. When I pointed out the error, the server said she'd put the chicken under the heat lamp. I asked her if that wouldn't dry out the chicken and she said these were special lamps that wouldn't dry out food. Well, of course the chicken was dry. Later when the server asked how the chicken was, I told her it was dry and she nodded and walked away.
She never cleared our plates. The people who brought the next course had to do that before they could place our food on the table.
I told the server it was my friend's birthday, but no candle or any indication of a birthday was forthcoming when my friend's dessert was served.

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vipBarH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Servers are order takers and not customer service oriented. You order, and you get your food. The tables are set to be without anything, no salt or pepper or anything resembling an experience that reflects the cost of the food. The food is fine, it's just the overall experience is lackluster. And for two salads and two coffees, it took a very long time between ordering and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
402 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food & service with a varied menu and reasonable prices. My wife and I enjoyed the crab & avocado salad as well as the chicken Caesar salad. The side order of French fries arrived cold, but was replaced with a hot & tasty serving. The waitperson was most attentive and replenished our beverage glasses frequently. Bazille is a good choice for lunch when at the Stanford Shopping Center.

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Nancy
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch with a friend before the Stanford Men's Basketball game versus Oregon (which Stanford won) and it worked out perfectly. Great food and service, will be back again :)

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KateL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great place for lunch (never had dinner there). Great salads and sandwiches, their fries w/ kalamata olive dip is yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I had a lime shrimp salad- $18 and crab bisque. Bisque was good- nothing special. Shrimp were tough and very over cooked. No lime flavor at all.

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vipChino
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one our favorite places to go to with our friends. The staff is outstanding and always makes us feel like old friends.

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vipRand
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is always great

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vipMJCS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was slow and was charged for something I did not order.... always a negative .. Staff took o the extra charge off ... but never apologized... bad form

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vipSusanN
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice waiter
Delicious food

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crosa
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for a wonderful dining experience and going the extra mile!!!

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Carmelcouple
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service and the convenience is exceptional

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vipMissChristina
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for lunch w girlfriends
Food is great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
402 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food & service with a varied menu. The Bistro Club sandwich with fries was delicious, and the waiter was most attentive. Prices are reasonable, particularly for this conveniently located restaurant in Nordstrom. Bazille is an excellent choice for a meal when at the Stanford Shopping Center.

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juanakat
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa was our server and she was exceptional. All the food was amazing and we enjoyed it so much we asked for some of the recipes❤️

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vipColetteL
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great servers.

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Sally
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the spinach salad with shrimps. I’ve been ordering this same salad for years and It never disappoints.

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vipEdoErgoSum
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

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.

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viplynne
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch with daughter. Both please

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vipChino
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as usual!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous server and good food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Bazille! Their Club Sandwich is the best.

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vipBarbaraK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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.

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BB4food
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience2

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.

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vipChino
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!!

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AshleyW
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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!

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Carmelcouple
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipjlcjohnson
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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YumYum
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAmyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipJaniceF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipSFgirl
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

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

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vipTainapr
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

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

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vipMarielena
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service - excellent food

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Bazille - Nordstrom Palo Alto is rated 4.8 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

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