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“Great surprise!”
Review of Blue Stove

Blue Stove
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Ranked #115 of 691 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: 2nd Street
Description: Take a coffee break,grab a bite or enjoy a gourmet meal at a Nordstrom near you. Featuring organic and healthy ingredients,our restaurants range from casual to fine dining.
Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great surprise!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

I met with business colleagues because we knew it would be quiet enough to talk and we wanted some privacy. We got all that but we were all surprised by the food, it was excellent. We were there for dinner, it wasn't terribly. If memory serves me well, it closes early, maybe 8PM if not its 9PM for sure.

Visited October 2012
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Coquitlam, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

The tapas style food is reasonably priced and delicious. We were looking for a quick Nordstrom cafe meal and were very happy to discover blue stove. We ate the tacos, sweet potato fries, scallops, pasta and some type of corn hash. Each dish came one at a time so we could savor each one. We can't say enough about the wonderful service - very attentive and professional.

Visited July 2013
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2 reviews
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

I was surprised by the ambiance when we first entered as it was in a department store in a shopping mall..After tasting the first bite of what we ordered I was totally amazed...You can order tapas style food, and if you are used to European portions, 5 selections is more than enough for two person. The waiter Andrew was very knowledagable about the menu and he made really good suggestions about the food & wine.. Also everyone was very welcoming and helpful. The prices were really quite ok for such a place and I loved the music..Next time I m around, I m definitely going there again!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem - amazing quality buried within a department store”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

You will be impressed, pleasantly surprised, and if you're local, you will come back. The presentation and quality of the food is incredible for the price you pay. Food is offered tapas-style, usually 4-5 dishes is enough for 2 people. I recommend the scallops and the beef with the remarkably tasty romesco sauce underneath it.

Easiest way to find this location is go to the top (3rd) floor in the mall and enter Nordstorm in the back across from the food court area. Skip the food court and come here for dinner. You may be reluctant to go into a department store for a nice dinner, but this place will blow you away.

  • Visited May 2013
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Quincy, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

For anyone hesitant to try this restaurant because of it's location in a department store - don't be discouraged. What a fabulous restaurant this turned out to be. We were extremely satisfied with all of the small plates we ordered, most especially the artisinal cheese, crispy beef, short rib poutine, and lamb brouchettes. Service was excellent, and this proved to be a perfect choice for our last dinner in Santa Monica.

  • Visited May 2013
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