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Café Bistro at Nordstrom


Name: Anne Morrissey
Occupation: Fashion Stylist
Lives In: Ft. Lauderdale
Restaurant Pick: Nordstrom Café Bistro
Reviewed Nordstrom Café Bistro: 09/01/10 at 2:30pm

When shopping with my clients at Aventura I always recommend we have lunch at Café Bistro @ Nordstrom. It provides the perfect atmosphere and food to rejuvenate and continue shopping. Everyone I take there has always been impressed, and vows never to go to the food court again.

I typically arrive at Café Bistro in need of a break from shopping. My favorite is the Nicoise Salmon Salad, so I almost always order that, but have tried many other items and have never been disappointed. I find the staff to be interested in attending to you and lighthearted. It feels like a retreat from the activity of the mall because of the low lighting and the colors and the set up. The manager always comes by to check on you personally and make sure all is well, which is a nice touch. Finally they give you chocolate mint sticks after your meal instead of hard red and white candy, it’s a nice way to finish off the perfect lunch.

Name: Yasmin Qureshi
Occupation: Physical Therapist
Lives In: Hallandale Beach
Restaurant Pick: Lola’s on Harrison
Reviewed Nordstrom Café Bistro: 09/03/10 at 7:00pm

We walked into the restaurant on the 2nd floor of Nordstrom’s in Aventura, tucked in the corner. We were greeted by a host at a cash register who informed us of the process order first at the counter, pay then get seated. We perused the menu, decided on our dinner and were seated. The host and our server were extremely friendly. We sat at a booth and had a glass of red wine. The décor was modern and the service punctual. We first got our salad which was large enough to share. It was a delicious mix of cilantro shrimp, corn, tortilla crisps, tomato, cheese and lettuces among other things. It was extremely pleasing to the eye in terms of color. The salad exhibited a great contrast of textures. Then after a short break, our main meal arrived which was risotto with shrimp and asparagus in a lemon broth. It was somewhat disappointing in terms of flavor. The shrimp and asparagus were served on top of the dish, which was not what I expected as shrimp and asparagus risotto usually would mean that the shrimp and asparagus were in the risotto. I thought this was a little disconnected as the risotto could have been the side to the shrimp and asparagus. Moreover, it was lacking flavor if not for the lemon broth. Next we were served the delectable white chocolate bread pudding, which arrived in a berry juice. It was an amazing mix of flavors. We then received the check and the meal was over.

Name: Keys Oakley
Occupation: Professional Sports Equipment Manager
Lives In: Weston
Restaurant Pick: Tarks of Dania
Reviewed Nordstrom Café Bistro: 09-08-10

If you are at the mall and want good food, eat at Cafe Bistro. It is definitely a place that offers much better food and service than any other of your normal mall restaurants.

Café Bistro offers many a chance for fine dining when shopping at the Aventura mall. If you are not into eating fast food and at food courts, this place is perfect. The service is good, the staff is friendly, and the food is tasty!

Restaurant Information

Location: 19507 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180
Parking: Yes
Phone: 305-356-6900 ex. 1610
Restaurant Manager: Caroline Schoen
Executive Chef: Jaime Montilla
Type of Cuisine: French-Inspired Bistro
Signature Dishes: Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad, Bistro Club, Bistro Crab Bisque, Bistro Flat Iron Steak Frites, French Onion Soup
Vegetarian Options: Blue Cheese & Pear Salad, Wild Mushroom & Herb Ricotta Pizza, Warm Goat Cheese Salad
Alcohol Served: Beer & Wine
Corkage Fee: N/A
Bottle Limit: N/A

Restaurant Hours:
Monday - 10am- 8:30pm
Tuesday - 10am- 8:30pm
Wednesday - 10am- 8:30pm
Thursday - 10am- 8:30pm
Friday - 10am- 8:30pm
Saturday - 10am- 8:30pm
Sunday - 12pm-7:00pm

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Prix Fix Menu: No
Take-Out: Yes
Delivery: No
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $18-25
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $18-25
Payment Options: Cash, Nordstrom Credit Card, Visa, MC, American Express, Discover, Diners’ Club
Accept Reservations: No
Need Reservations: No
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: N/A

Accommodations for Children: Yes, Kids Menu, Activity Sheet w/ Crayons
Dining Style: Casual
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: 108 Max Occupancy
Accommodate Groups: Yes
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: No
Outdoor Dining: No
Entertainment: Open Display Kitchen