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Blue Stove

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$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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220 Broadway, Nordstroms - Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2371 (2nd Street)
+1 310-752-4110
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Long Beach, California
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178 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They claim "tapas" portion sizes and this is correct, small portions but very good food. Order one each plus one extra to get full portion equivalent. The best part is the wines-- really good but small wine list, the bottle price is only 3x the glass price so very reasonable $9 to $14 glasses = $27 to $42 bottles, =... More 

Thank ANonyMouse45
Denver, Colorado
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231 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great food, lots of small dishes, so we wound up ordering 4 plates of food. All interesting, tasty, food. We were alittle cautious about eating in a department store, but were soon won over by their creative menu, nice staff and good prices.

Thank Roadrunnergo
Palmdale, California
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134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

When checking google for tapas we found Blue Stove. Based on the reviews we decided to pay it a visit. While walking through Nordstrom rack ( restaurant is part of it) we found the entree pretty luxurious looking which made us a bit hesitant price wise. After checking the menu briefly it was priced a bit pricy but not to... More 

Thank Arno0571
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 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 

Thank OlekSkilganon
Los Angeles
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Thank guity
Sammamish, Washington, United States
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Deborah C
San Gabriel, California
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 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 

Thank travel4CF
Los Angeles, California
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161 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 

Thank TravelQueen90211
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104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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!

Thank Cordelia S
Kinderhook, New York
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143 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, International, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Broadway, Nordstroms - Santa Monica, 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
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.

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