Bazille – Nordstrom University Towne Center

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Foodie neighbor, Tee, mentioned she was going to check out the new Nordstrom up in UTC last week.

So, Jorgina and I decided to tag along and check out the new store and restaurant, Bazille.

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Although it does have a bar, Bazille is a full sit down restaurant.

We got there around 7:30pm and had to wait ~30 minutes.  The cool thing is they will text you when your table is ready and you’re able to shop until then (smart business model!).

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Here are some of the sauces, soups, wines, misc you can purchase.

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Inside Bazille was a super bright kitchen with dozens of chefs and cooks busily pushing out food.

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First up was the calamari.  It came with a sweet and sour chili sauce.  It was a decent dish, but nothing overly special.

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We also ordered a pizza for an appetizer which had some pesto, prosciutto, and arugula on top.

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They also served us some delicious warm bread along with some olive oil and whole olives.

I wish they would have served us this bread at the Marine Room!

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Jorgina ordered the crab bisque.  It was fantastic.

It was nice and creamy and packed a bunch of crab flavor.

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Tee ordered the seared sea scallops which looked amazing and she seemed to love them.

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Here’s the rigatoni.

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I ordered the skirt steak which was super tender and very flavorful.

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It was cooked perfectly medium-rare and the kale was a great addition.

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For dessert, we shared the white chocolate bread pudding.  I thought it was fabulous, but Jorgina didn’t think it was overly special.

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Getting ready to shut down the kitchen.

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Final Thoughts

Overall we had a great dinner here and the staff was personable.  I did notice the prices are higher than the Nordstrom Cafe in Fashion Valley, but I suppose that comes with the ambiance of a full sit down restaurant.

Bazille
4401 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122

 

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