Bazille - Nordstrom University Town Center
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.
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.
great food and service
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!
Nice intimate dining and sharable meals. Nice variety on the menu. Great service.
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.
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.
Always done here when we come to shop. Quiet, amazing food and service.
Good value, great service, but a little too "clinical". Needs ambience
The Citrus shrimp salad was amazing!
Enjoying a birthday lunch with good company.
Good food. Great shopping trip lunch place.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food is delicious loved every morsel of what we ordered
Our server was excellent she knew the ingredients for all of entrees and cocktails. Prompt and pleasant.
Will return again.
Amazing birthday dinner from start to finish.
Food was fantastic! Best kept secret in UTC mall! YUM!
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.
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!
Birthday! Was awesome!
Great food and great service. Been there twice and it hasn't disappointed. Will definitely go again.
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.
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.
The food was excellent and wait staff was attentive. We were on our way to a movie and service was prompt .
Delicious food ! Great service.
Four of us ladies enjoyed our first visit and experience at Bazille. We will definitely be back!
Delicious fresh food. We love the appetizer tacos and the crab mango arugula salad!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Our server Alex was outstanding and gave great recommendations. The French Dip sandwich was the best ever. Thank you! 😘
Service was pushy then never refilled our drinks and the shrimp salad had some old lettuce.
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.
The hamburger we had was below average.
The tacos and chocolate cake were excellent.
They did not pay attention to my egg allergy.
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.
The food was outstanding.