Bazille - Nordstrom University Town Center

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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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.

Nordstrom is located along Genesee Avenue, between La Jolla Village Drive and Nobel Drive. Bazille is located on the 2nd floor, overlooking the main courtyard of the newly expanded UTC. We offer a full bar with wine, beer & hand crafted cocktails, as well as open patio dining.
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San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really like this place, either for lunch or dinner. The food is simple but inventive, healthy choices. Nice service and atmosphere.

LG
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice menu selection, delicious food, and delightful service.

m
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant lunch venue. It was not crowded and we were able to sit where we liked. We tried the patio but unfortunately the acoustics out there are very lively. I think voices and clattering dish sounds must bounce off the large windows. At any rate, it was annoying and also outside you are subject to Miramar jet noise. So we did move inside.
We both had salads that we enjoyed very much. My salmon salad in particular was very good. I had visited another restaurant not long ago and paid more for a salad that was not nearly as satifying.

CG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the bacon and egg pizza. Great place to have a meal and conversation (noise level isn't bad at all)

NL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely semi-casual atmosphere that is extremely relaxing with a city feel overlooking the mall. Excellent service and very good food.

D
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Everything was perfect!

N
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, sitting outside... all made for a wonderful experience. Anne our server was fabulous. I had the shrimp salad, and my guest had the French dip. We both cleaned our plates and loved every bite. Can’t wait to go back for dinner. The menu is great!

GO
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Yes: good menu and especially pleasant dining on the balcony. Very affordable, too.

LM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely anniversary with my parents. Food was fabulous and on a Thursday night, it was quiet and relaxing.

ST
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food! Salads and warm bread were a very good start to the meal. Salmon and lamb entrees were both nicely prepared. Always order the white chocolate bread pudding and it is consistently outstanding! Nice wine and beer list too. Server was younger and maybe not quite as attentive or experienced as other visits but still overall a wonderful meal.

CS
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, nice ambiance for lunch and service outstanding. Win win!

D
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food here!! So yummy!

E
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Everyone in my party of 5 were very happy with what we ordered. Don’t skip dessert it was legit too!

JL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was just a little bit salty overall but very fresh and delicious otherwise. Loved their Crab bisque and Shrimp pasta so much! The ambient is wonderful and the staff very friendly. Will definitely visit again :)

w
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing, a five star experience. Fresh, clean and beautiful food. I was amazed at how good the food was. Everyone loved their experiences do wants to go back soon. My family’s new favorite.

JD
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our family always eats here before a movie at ARCLIGHT. The food is great, the service is nice and always fast and if you sit outside, it’s a fun view!

IC
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our lunch was very good. Would preferred patio but it became very noisy so we moved inside. It is always cold inside. They keep air at cool temperature.
Suggest they keep it warmer if they want customers to eat inside. Better for the planet and electric bill.
Service was excellent.

J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service , brought some friends who were very impressed

SM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience is very nice, food is excellent. A nice respite from the craziness of UTC shopping center.

DD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice service, friendly.
Food tasty.
A bit pricy.

JD
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always eat here before or after the movies at Arclight. It’s always quiet, relaxed and the food is always great. Time after time we remark how we enjoy this restaurant! We grab the outside table and many times we can be completely by ourselves.

M
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love that the Nordstrom UTC's restaurant is different from the normal Cafe fare. I had the shrimp salad - flavorful and filling. Also tried the calamari and bruchetta pizza (shareable).

OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this restaurant! Great food!

OT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and very suitable for a business lunch. Food is well prepared and of excellent quality.

LS
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a girls night out and had a great experience
Mathew - our server - was terrific
We ordered the shrimp pasta dish and the salmon dish and the French onion soup
it was all fantastic!

We splurged on a bottle of Chardonnay and also enjoyed the apple cobbler dessert

The service and the food were outstanding
We will be going back soon !!

d
San Diego
93 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Finally a sit down restaurant at Nordstrom, much needed. I had crab, mango salad which was delicious. My friend enjoyed salmon salad. Nice variety of food on menu. Service was very good. My only complaint is UTC is now charging for parking beyond 2 hours, so limited time for lunch and shop within 2 hours. I shop at South Coast and Fashion Island, no charge for parking. UTC needs to resolve this issue.

j
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Hostess was very snippy upon arrival. Seemed to be bothered by my very simple request. Our server was kind and professional. Food wasn’t as good as the first time. Music was too loud.

PA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server made the best hand crafted cocktails and had wonderful recommendations. I highly recommend the Vine Cocktail and the Brussels sprouts. I was not impressed with the chicken tacos. They didn't have much flavor.

SD
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and service

ET
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Bernardo was knowledable about the food and wine, attentive, and provided the perfect balance of friendly conversation without disrupting our meal. Cudos to Nordstrom for hiring quality people like Bernardo. The salad, veggie pizza, and wine was excellent. The location on the 2nd floor of Norstrom's is convenient, and also provides a touch of elegance!

M
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice intimate dining and sharable meals. Nice variety on the menu. Great service.

MH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food is excellent however the service was not. The host was ignoring us while I had reservation but continued to seating other peoples ( these people carried big bag of Nordstrom bag). We weren’t much of drinker so we only order tea and water. The lady who brought our water just slam it on the table. We love the foods but very disappointed about the services.

JR
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We generally liked this restaurant, despite it being overpriced. But it has lost it. The service this night was terrible. They got my order wrong, several times, they didn't tell me until a half-hour after we ordered that they didn't have the gluten-free pasta after all. They showed no concern that they were really screwing up, repeatedly. They got the salad wrong, they barely cooked the burger that i ordered medium (it was bright pink throughout). When we told them about all this, the waitress showed zero concern. The restaurant, we have observed, has degenerated since it opened. It is not well-managed any more, the staff is not nearly as professional as the original servers were, and the cooks are obnoxiously loud, making weird singing noises and just really annoying, juvenile stuff, and they are not far from the tables. I don't write negative reviews unless a restaurant really messes up, I know the restaurant biz is not easy. But this restaurant's service and overall quality now stands far below what one would expect from anything with the Nordstrom brand on it.

JD
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always done here when we come to shop. Quiet, amazing food and service.

B
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Good value, great service, but a little too "clinical". Needs ambience

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Citrus shrimp salad was amazing!

K
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoying a birthday lunch with good company.

n
San Diego
72 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Great shopping trip lunch place.
Great salads.

j
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First visit to Bazile was lunch with a friend, and both of us were very pleased. The food was very good - especially the creme brulee dessert! - and the service was perfect. Our server was right there when we needed him, but was inobtrusive during most of our 3-hour conversation. A big step above the usual department store tearoom!!

E
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a first time for both me and my friend and we were both delighted with the light and airy atmosphere, friendly service and interesting menu choices. We both loved our entrees and would order them again! The food lived up to their descriptions and then some. We stayed for quite a while and were not rushed. An ideal visit.

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