Bazille - Nordstrom University Town Center

4.6
66 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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PA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 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.

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

great food and service

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ET
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 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!

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

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

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MH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 16, 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.

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JR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 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.

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JD
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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B
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

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

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

The Citrus shrimp salad was amazing!

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

Enjoying a birthday lunch with good company.

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

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

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j
San Diego
1 review
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!!

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E
Los Angeles
19 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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S
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was very tasty, albeit portions are a bit small. The service is fair, but I had hot tea and it comes in a one serving pot. I wouldn’t have had to bother the server so often if the hot water came in at least a 2 serving container. We had to catch the waiter’s attention for several item, so service could have been more attentive. There was a screaming baby nearby so that influenced my experience. This was my 2nd visit, and although it was ok, I really liked the old Nordstrom restaurant’s service and food options.

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J
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The best French fries I ever had. They are thin and crispy with a light dusting of herbs. We sat on the patio, watched the people below and had a very pleasant time.

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GB
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Took my wife for date night to this venue. It was a little odd to walk through Nordstroms to get to the restaurant, but the restaurant was very quiet when we arrived and remained so throughout the evening. Service was OK, but could have been more attentive given the very few tables with customers. The calamari appetizer was tasty, as was my wife's shrimp salad entree. I was disappointed with the lamb ragu, which was not good value for money. The best item of the evening was desserts - a very tasty peach crumble. I would probably not come for the meal next time - there are ample food choices within walking distance at the expanded UTC mall, but I would come for the dessert and coffee afterwards to get the best value for money.

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MH
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is delicious loved every morsel of what we ordered

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IC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent she knew the ingredients for all of entrees and cocktails. Prompt and pleasant.
Will return again.
Cheers,
Ines campbell

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing birthday dinner from start to finish.

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K
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic! Best kept secret in UTC mall! YUM!

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L
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was really very good here. I was surprised that I didn't feel like I was eating in a department store, next to racks of clothing on the other side of the glass divider. It was quite enjoyable for a casual dinner with a friend. The burrata salad was excellent.

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JW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Server who knew the menu and was prepared to make suggestions (a refreshing change from numerous judgmental encounters with vegans of late)
No problems with minor substitutions!
Great fresh creative but not over enthusiastic menu choices - we loved it!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Birthday! Was awesome!

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A
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Been there twice and it hasn't disappointed. Will definitely go again.

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JM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really enjoy the atmosphere at Nordstrom. What a great place to meet with friends and do a little shopping too. I was very disappointed though that they took the scallop dish off the menu. The waiter told us it was seasonal and they removed it… That dish was a big draw to the restaurant for me. I will still go to the restaurant but not as often.

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F
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately there are very few Gluten Free options and I must follow a strict gluten free diet. The menu offered 3 gluten free items; a small salad, a baked chicken plate, and a side order of deviled eggs. I ordered the small Kale salad and the deviled eggs. The salad was tasty but the deviled eggs were not very good. I probably should have sent them back.

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J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and wait staff was attentive. We were on our way to a movie and service was prompt .

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m
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food ! Great service.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us ladies enjoyed our first visit and experience at Bazille. We will definitely be back!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fresh food. We love the appetizer tacos and the crab mango arugula salad!

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R
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Onion soup is excellent. Sandwiches, burger and club sandwich are very good but on the expensive side! Items should be at least a couple of dollars less. It is a department store and not fine dining!

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j
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Exceeded our expectations. The Crab, Mango, and Avocado salad, along with the Skirt Steak, was delicious. We also go the table bread and dipped it into the Crab Bisque for an extra yummy treat.

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A
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I know most people don't use "fine dining" and "Nordstrom" in the same sentence, but after eating at Bazille, I think they might. We've dined here a few times since the remodelled store opened at UTC and I assure you we will be back again and again. The food is very tasty, and the portions are generous without being overwhelming. The French Dip is loaded with juicy, flavorful beef, the signature cheeseburger may be one of the best in San Diego. Appetizers are generous and tasty, and the service has been impeccable every time we go. Many people may have to open their minds a bit to make a reservation for a restaurant located in a retail store, but trust me, you'll be glad you did. Bazille isn't just a great restaurant located in a store in a mall, it's a great restaurant period.

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TT
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

I was celebrating a birthday at put it in my notes and was never acknowledged by anyone at Bazille. I had been there 2 days prior and Alex was outstanding. Today was a totally different experience. Our server Taylor seemed a little off, he looked hungover and very tired. I wouldn’t expect this at Nordstrom. My club sandwich was the best I’d ever had. Towards the end he seemed more personable and we all have “off” days.

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TT
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Alex was outstanding and gave great recommendations. The French Dip sandwich was the best ever. Thank you! 😘

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BB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Service was pushy then never refilled our drinks and the shrimp salad had some old lettuce.

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L
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Group of us took someone for birthday lunch. When we checked in the person at front desk said, "Whoever's birthday it is, Happy Birthday!" Could he not have instead said "Whose birthday are we celebrating" and then given better personalized greeting. When birthday person recvd meal, she asked waiter if it wasn't supposed to come with some kind of bread I cannot recall. He said "no" when a better response would have been, "No, but I can bring you some if you'd like." Service needs some attention. I would not celebrate an event there again as nothing was done to make it celebratory or special.

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K
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The hamburger we had was below average.
The tacos and chocolate cake were excellent.
They did not pay attention to my egg allergy.

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Z
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

My French Dip sandwich was blah. Shoe string fries were over cooked and came out lukewarm. The chocolate cake was delicious so that was a saving grace. At one point when I said yes to another refill of my soda, the server asked if I wanted it to go but we hadn’t even asked for our check...definitely got the feeling as though he thought we overstayed our welcome. The old Nordstrom Cafe was much better.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was outstanding.

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