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Cafe Bistro in Nordstrom

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Tacoma Mall, Tacoma, WA
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Portland, Oregon
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729 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My salad Niçois was excellent with a nicely-prepared chunk of salmon. I was happy I had requested the dressing on the side, because I disliked it - fortunately, the salad was delicious without it. My companion was delighted with her half sandwich and fries. Everyone around us seemed happy with their food and drinks. No wonder the place was full.

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Olympia, Washington
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145 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and her best friend Rave about the Cafe Bistro at Nordstrom all of the time. Anytime we go to the catacomb a mall or any mall that has a Nordstrom we have to go eat there. Our trip to the Tacoma Mall did not disappoint. We had outstanding service outstanding food and an overall great trip. You order... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Everything is fantastic! The goat cheese arugula chicken panini is delicious. The fresh mango Sangria drink is amazing and my daughters grilled cheese with fresh fruit, fries and milk was perfect.

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1 Thank David U
Tacoma, Washington
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Very good salmon with mushrooms and risotto you just can't go wrong on this dish very tasty and savory this is my first choice second is the salmon salad

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Seattle, Washington
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162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We've actually skipped the Mall and have come to the Nordstrom Cafe just to eat. Great salads, sandwiches, pizza. Plus it's reasonably priced and quick. Service is very friendly and attentive also. You order and pay before you sit down so make sure you have some cash on hand to tip the servers at the end.

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Lacey, Washington
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Nordstrom's Cafe Bistro's have a traditional reputation of quality food, service and ambiance. We always stop by the Tacoma Mall Nordstrom Cafe Bistro as we return from Seattle after watching a show at the 5th Ave theater. This time we had the pannai sandwich, side of fries and special dip for the fries. Glass of table red wine. Perfect. Nordstrom's... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

My girlfriend & I went here for lunch. It has been awhile since we have been here. Our favorite is The Hot Asian Chicken Salad. I always say I want to try something new, but why do I want to try something else that I might not like? We Love there Asian Chicken Salad. There service is great, & they... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

We love the food here. We appreciate the healthier options compared to other places in the mall. The ambiance is lovely. The servers are very nice. The cashiers are less accommodating. We often wait a long time for our orders. We are not buffet-style eaters but often find the portions are small and for the prices. We return because of... More 

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Washington
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

This is "THE" place when me and my friends want to meet, eat and chat. The central location is perfect – we come from Tacoma North End and Puyallup. We usually meet at lunch time. This is not a fast food eatery in the mall, but a restaurant that serves a varierty of items such as beverages, soup, sandwiches, desserts,... More 

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Thank M F
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here multiple times while on shopping excursions. The service is always great however this time they took it to a new level. My daughter has a nut allergy and they used all new pans to prepare her food. The salads are fantastic and my husbands sandwich delish. Also quick. We will be back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tacoma Mall, Tacoma, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma

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