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Blue Stove at Nordstroms - Santa Monica

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Santa Monica
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220 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2371 (2nd Street)
+1 310-752-4110
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10:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a friday night when all the bars and restaurants are crazy busy you can always find a table here - mostly I think because its secreted away at the back of Nordstroms - but don't be put off by that - its a great little restaurant with tasty food and good beers and wines. The only downside is it... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I've never seen this place crowded, but the most likely reason for this is that it is tucked at the back of Nordstrom's. Who is going to expect such good food in a location like that? Anything you get is delicious. If you tend to gauge your meal value by size and weight of the food/drink vs. price, this place... More 

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Sammamish, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Who would have thought to make reservations at a restaurant in a dept store, but our previous 2 evenings of restaurants ended in terrible overpriced meals. We had a terrific meal here and the service was on par with what you'd expect from Nordstrom customer service. We will dine there again tomorrow as well. A real gem of a place.

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Thank Deborah C
San Gabriel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This was my first visit to Blue Stove and was quite surprised that the restaurant was not all busy since the Santa Monica 3rd St. area was all congested with traffic and the public parking lot was almost full at 5:45 PM. The server was attentive and friendly who recommended the best dishes to try. I ordered a salad with... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Located in Nordstrom store (most stores across the country have a cafe). Whenever I am shopping, I stop for a cup of Roma Tomato Basil Soup. Extremely flavorful and Only 160 calories, $3.95 a cup, and very filling. Comes with bread and a side of olive oil with black and green olives...very tasty! Restaurant is set up pretty fancy. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The food here is so delicious! I ordered a chicken with arugula and corn and it was so good except the servings are small! The service is excellent and the restaurant is very nice! Highly recommended!

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Thank Cordelia S
Kinderhook, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Blue Stove is tucked in behind the kids section on the 2nd floor in Nordstrom's. This Tapas style restaurant actually served good food at a great value. Their dark cherry beef was off the hook. The one disappointment was the fact that they were sold out of at least 5 yummy sounding selections. It seemed as if the restaurant manager... More 

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Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Tried to shop for shoes downstairs but didn't find anything that jumped out at me. My sweet tooth was screaming at me, so I went to the Blue Stove. I told the young man who greeting us that I was looking for dessert. He told me what was on the menu in the way of sweets and made his recommendation.... More 

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Thank Barbara S
Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The ambiance is splendid, nice deco, great lighting, soft music, and very quiet. The service is a delight, all the staff are happy, peaceful people that make you feel blessed. The menu is inventive, delicious and so tasty. Really a treasure in Santa Monica!

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Santa Monica, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

went for lunch - it was good yet small portions. Went for dinner - couldn't see the menu or the food. Dinner portions were also small.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
American, International, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:30
Thursday
10:00 - 21:30
Friday
10:00 - 21:30
Saturday
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2371
    (2nd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-752-4110
Description
Blue Stove is a stylish yet casual restaurant featuring our interpretation of contemporary flavors focusing on bold tastes and textures. The menu allows our customer the chance to experience our offerings through a variety of small plates that are bold in concept and internationally inspired. We invite our customers to select combinations of menu items with the goal of sharing each dish, making a dining experience unlike any other.The exhibition kitchen provides a stage for our chefs to prepare the menu in a colorful, energetic environment. The wine bar romances wine while providing an alternative dining experience.Blue Stove is a full service restaurant that prides itself on service that is both professional and relaxed while demonstrating knowledge and passion for our food and wine.Our cuisine is inspired by local ingredients at the peak of seasonal freshness. The menu is complemented by a well chosen selection of interesting wines, many available by the glass to pair well with the menu.

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