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Nordstrom Cafe Bistro

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550 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1421
+1 650-688-2614
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Cafe Bistro serves numerous delicious salads & entrees with very good service. My family and I often split entrees, and the wait staff is happy to do this for us, serving each diner a plate with multiple offerings. This weekend we enjoyed the chicken Caesar salad, chicken Bistro Club sandwich with fries, and crab & cheese macaroni. Each of them... More 

Thank ejhiii
Santa Rosa, California
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203 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Most of the patrons who come here are probably Nordstrom shoppers, and it's great that Nordstrom has provided a convenient,comfortable place for shoppers to relax while pondering their next purchase. It's bistro food with daily specials. I was impressed with the service.

Thank kitty k
Santa Rosa, California
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95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

We have found the restaurants inside Nordstrom to be very reliable for good quick casual meals. At this one we had dinner while traveling through the area. We had a salmon bisque, crab bisque, fresh berry and fig green salad and sauteed chicken & angel hair pasta. As expected from past experiences, all the food had nice flavors with just... More 

Thank Larry-Lynn
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice setting. Nice staff but ok quality of food. We ordered breakfast and potatoes were still hard, they weren't fully cooked. I told our server but he could of at least offered a credit or free dessert. More than likely will not return.

Thank Judy U
Stockton, California
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We were in a rush with a doctor's appointment at Stanford, but still wanted a decent meal in a nice restaurant and Nordstrom Cafe Bistro fit that bill! My brother ordered a berry salad with balsamic vinaigrette and then we decided to split it. No problem. I shared a prime rib steak sandwich with my sister-in-law -- no problem. They... More 

Thank yellowab2
State College, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Great Salads and awesome prime rib sandwich. Pomegranate green tea tastes like robbitussin but the food is great.

Thank rangersnyder2181
Palo Alto, California
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427 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Ate in the patio today outside of Nordstroms. I believe this is an offshoot of the bistro. It is self serve and has a good selection of sandwiches, salads and pastries. Also has unique coffees, drinks and smoothies. I had a chicken, pistachio, cranberry salad for $7.50. This would have been delicious except that it had NO salad drawing and... More 

Thank Marcia K
san francisco
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230 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Lunch here is always nice. The servers are always pleasant. The sandwiches are good. The fries this time were cold and soggy. They usually are quite good. Service is a little slow, but I was not in a hurry anyway. The cafe is on the third floor and is usually pretty quiet. It is a nice place to enjoy a... More 

Thank SanFranciscoMom
San Carlos, California
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Come one, come all to an amazing department store with a top notch bistro restaurant. Great service and spectacular gourmet dishes that will keep you coming back. Wife had the steak frites which is better than most steakhouses out there all buttered up with a side of bistro French fries with kalamata olive aioli. Was cooked right as we asked... More 

Thank George P
Cedar Lake, Indiana, United States
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I visited the Cafe Bistro inside of the Nordstrom's department store with 4 other colleagues on May 23, 2016. I made a reservation on OpenTable.com because the price was right and the cuisine looked diverse. After following our GPS to the location of the restaurant, I was quite surprised to end up at a shopping mall outside of a Nordstrom's... More 

Thank Joe V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1421
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-688-2614

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?