Bazille

I had no clue there was a restaurant inside Nordstrom but it’s upstairs: Bazille, a casual French restaurant, that rivals the likes of Earls/Joey’s chains.

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We came on a Saturday afternoon around 3:15pm and there was plenty of room.

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We were given a couple options to sit at. We choose the communal high top tables.

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Bathrooms are located on the opposite side of the department store so you’ll have to walk a minute or two to get there.

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The menu interestingly shows you how much calories are in each dish. Wonder if this will become a trend soon. Main menu had starters, pizza, salad, vegetables, entrees and sandwiches.

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Click to see menu (1, 2 and 3). Drinks are here (1 and 2). There was also a specials menu labelled as chef’s fresh sheet.

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Service was decent but the food came out slowly. It wasn’t very busy so we were puzzled with the holdup.

Melon and goat cheese salad ($8.95)
DSC02088Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, arugula, toasted almond and basil mint champagne dressing. Quintessential summer salad. Fruits were scooped in small ball sized shapes. Almond added a nice crunchy element.

Bistro club ($15.95)
DSC02091Chicken breast, baby greens, bacon, tomato, avocado, green beans and garlic aioli. Came with a side of fries and kalamata olive aioli. The shoestring fries were really good. Same with the kalamata olive aioli. Nice combo.

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They split our entree for us without us even asking, which was a nice touch. The club itself was a slightly fancier BLT. Good enough but nothing to blow your socks off.

Halibut coconut curry ($30.95)
DSC02084Another of their specials. Coconut jasmine rice, red pepper, scallion and basil. I had a small bite. Fish was tender and curry coconut sauce was tasty. I think it was a pretty small portion for the price as my sister was still hungry after.

Crisp calamari ($12.50)
DSC02087Came with a lemongrass sweet chili dipping sauce.

Mediterranean hummus ($9.95)
DSC02086Garbanzo beans, kalamata olives, feta, EVOO and rosemary bread.

Overall, it’s a decent spot when you consider it’s a restaurant located inside a department store. Good if you need a bite to eat pre or post shopping.

Bazille
http://restaurants.nordstrom.com
6455 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary, AB T2H
(587) 291-2000

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