About Blue Stove – Nordstrom The Village at Corte Madera
Unique, sharable small plates and delicious desserts are featured. Blue Stove offers globally inspired cuisine against a dramatically designed exhibition kitchen and a wine bar with extensive selections by the glass or bottle.
Located on the 2nd floor of Nordstrom at the Village in Corte Madera next to Kidswear, with spectacular views of Mount Tamalpais, Blue Stove is Marin’s best kept secret. With Chef driven, globally inspired small plates, our menu features something unique for every taste that can be expertly paired with wines from every corner of the world. The Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos and House-Ground Sliders with Bacon Jam are a must have for every guest. Our relaxing ambiance offers the perfect place to meet friends and family, celebrate, or just escape for a few moments with an experience you won’t forget.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 7:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Blue Stove – Nordstrom The Village at Corte Madera Ratings and Reviews
First timers. My wife's salmon was overc ...
First timers. My wife's salmon was overcooked, they were very nice about taking it back, second try also overcooked. They took this item off the bill. I had filet mignon and it was excellent. Worth giving them another try, but we'll pass on the salmon.
Menu had lots of choices and very good s ...
Menu had lots of choices and very good service! Nice ambiance. It was delightful having the chef bring our food to the table AND checking in afterwards to see how we liked his jumbalaya....salad and bread and wine were excellent too!
Small plates were just right. Food was ...
Small plates were just right. Food was tasty and nicely presented. Was surprised by how "diner" the place felt. Music was very loud when we arrived but the host kindly turned it down so we could talk without yelling. Service was good but don't order hot tea as they have little idea how to serve it or keep it hot. We had to ask for milk and sugar, repeatedly ask for more hot water, etc.
Blue Stove was the perfect meeting place ...
Blue Stove was the perfect meeting place for friends to get together and enjoy lunch. Everything was tasty, welcoming, enjoyable. 2 of us had the yummy chicken tacos, one the delicious tomato soup and one a kale said...all were great.
As always the food was outstanding. Thi ...
As always the food was outstanding. This was my fourth visit and usually the service is also outstanding but not on this visit. The waiter forgot about us a number of times and then he would forget what he was meant to bring us. He did this four times. On the other three visits to this restaurant I had no complaints at all. There were four of us dining and everyone had something different and loved their choices. My husband had the filet mignon and loved it. A very tender piece of meat. Will definitely go back again.
I was actually quite surprised - a decen ...
I was actually quite surprised - a decent restaurant inside a department store. It's not true tapas, but it is a variety of smallish plates designed for sharing. Portions are pretty good-sized and the kitchen is doing an excellent job of balancing flavors. I'll be back.
I go here often, but this particular vis ...
I go here often, but this particular visit was disappointing. We ordered the frisee lettuce and beet salad, mainly because we like beets. The portion was smaller than we expected for the price, and we had to hunt for the beets. They were sliced thinly, possibly raw (or marinated?) and hidden under the pile of frisee. We will not order this salad again. On the other hand, the lettuce wraps and bite size tacos were very tasty, as always. Since we didn't like the salad, we would have ordered another dish but we couldn't get the attention of our waiter. So we went elsewhere for coffee and dessert.
Had a great experience at Blue Stove! Ge ...
Had a great experience at Blue Stove! Gena took care of our every request, she was friendly and super knowledgeable. The food here is awesome, the perfect size to share a few items. The Tacos are an absolute must order. I'll definitely be back to order the specials they had too, Chef seems very creative.
I've eaten at the restaurant many times, ...
I've eaten at the restaurant many times, and have always loved the variety of small dishes. This last time the food was quite disappointing. The barrata and cheese salad was good, but the beef sliders and tacos were disappointing. The quality was not the same.
I was pleasantly surprised to find such ...
I was pleasantly surprised to find such good food in a mall department store. Well-prepared small plates, (great salad, sliders.), decent wine list for higher end casual dining while shopping, or as a destination for a ladies' lunch.
Comfortable booth seating option, good service.
Disappointed; eaten there several times ...
Disappointed; eaten there several times before with excellent food and service. Waited for a friend at the table and no one offered drinks or acknowledged I was seated. Service staff kept walking by until I finally flagged one of them 15-20 minutes after being seated. Ordered same salmon dish I had before and it came with a couple of tablespoons of corn puree--last time there was three times as much.
Dessert menu is lacking--only three desserts to choose from and two were different types of bread pudding.
Fantastic food, service and fun.Chef Do ...
Fantastic food, service and fun.Chef Doug, server Moises and manager Chris could not have been more helpful with choices on the menu. They made our evening most enjoyable. Sharing the small plates with all at the table let us try many items on the menu. We highly recommend the Blue Stove and will definitely come back again and again.
We enjoyed each plate we ordered: The f ...
We enjoyed each plate we ordered: The fig and pecan salad, the Moroccan lentils and lamb, the tempura prawns, and the calamari! They were so tasty and just enough for the three of us. We also ordered the chocolate mousse cake, which was wonderful, but we were too full to eat it all, so I took it home to my husband, who was so happy! We will be back!!
Actually one of the better restaurants i ...
Actually one of the better restaurants in Marin for small plate quality foods, bright flavors, and super friendly service. Nice wines. Considering so many Marin dining establishments are either meh Mexican attempts or just plain mediocre, Blue Stove is becoming our "go-to" place. Try it!!
I had a great experience. First, we walk ...
I had a great experience. First, we walked in just as the sun was setting behind Mt. Tam. It was such a great view. We ordered a couple different things from the menu: tacos, chicken salad, shrimp tempura, steak, risotto were all delicious. Between two people, we probably would have been ok just ordering 3 or 4 plates.
Sharing the small plates at Blue Stove h ...
Sharing the small plates at Blue Stove have been a nice option for us when we are in the neighborhood. The salads are delicious and several of the dishes with protein, such as the grilled chicken and the tempura shrimp, are tasty. The servers are pleasant and attentive. The portions have gotten smaller lately and we've noticed that instead of sharing three dishes, we needed to add one more dish to have a satisfying meal. Personally, I'd prefer that they increase the prices slightly instead of reducing the already delicate portions. But the food quality is excellent so we will keep it in our rotation when we are in the area.
Blue Stove is my "go to" restaurant when ...
Blue Stove is my "go to" restaurant when I am out shopping or want to meet a friend for lunch. It has an excellent selection of "small plates" to share -- a wide variety of dishes to suit every taste. I always order the szechuan chicken lettuce cups, my favorite, and if I am with a friend I have them choose one or two other dishes to share. This time we had the crab cakes. I've had better crab cakes, but these were good. I go there fairly often and have tried nearly everything on the menu, and I don't think you can go far wrong. It isn't a "special occasion" restaurant, but for something casual it is about as good as it gets. A decent atmosphere given the location.
The Nordstrom Cafe is convenient & has s ...
The Nordstrom Cafe is convenient & has some positive attributes but most dishes lack cohesiveness & more importantly - flavor. They come across as if someone created the dishes & then left & the people hired to execute them don't really care how they come out, both in taste & presentation.
I forget that small plates is the only c ...
I forget that small plates is the only choice here and I find it boring and unfulfilling. Perhaps, the dark and dated decor doesn't help. The views of Mt Tam could be inspiring but the dark shades might as well be a dark hued wall with bad art.
The wait staff is pleasant.
Energetic is way too understated for noi ...
Energetic is way too understated for noise level!
I arrived at 12:50 for a 1 pm reservation. I was seated and told the hostess that my guest was named "Marty", that she would ask for a reservation under the name "Barbara", she would have a walker and that she was due at 1 pm. I was assured she would be directed to my table.
By 1 pm I was getting up and looking for her. My waitress told me she would look for my guest so I gave her the same description. I got up and walked to the hostess stand and around the tables and asked about my guest at 1:05. 1:10 and 1:15.
When I got up at 1:20 I noticed my guest at a nice table; but it was behind behind the screen and behind the hostess station; not easily visible to the open seating area. My guest told me she had been there since 1 pm. She said she was told I was not there. She moved to my table so we could begin our planned lunch.
Within 5 minutes a group of young women (appeared to be 18 -20 years old) were seated at the booth behind us. They proceeded to laugh and screech non-stop. (best description I can come up with; high pitched, SCREECHY sounds).
The 2 tables behind ours kept looking back and I was amused that 2 girls (10 - 13 years of age) seemed to be the most disturbed (looking back over their shoulders constantly) because the women they were with couldn't hear them.
A miserable experience. When I asked the staff to ask the women behind us to be more quiet I was told that they are not allowed to ask customers to be more quiet. I understand that. However, i believe you should have some policy to address excessive noise when at least 3 tables of patrons can not hear each other.
The smoked salmon appetizer was inventive without straining to be so. It was delicious,
as was the filet mignon, perfectly cooked.
My only criticism of this place is that the piped-in music from the store works against
the atmosphere that would otherwise pervade the restaurant. The music is designed
to rev people up for sales; the lighting in the Blue Stove is designed to create
a very different vibe.
I always have a hard time finding decent ...
I always have a hard time finding decent food in Corte Madera. It seems that it's either World Wrapps or Il Fornaio - nothing in between. I like Blue Stove a lot, despite its somewhat antiseptic ambience. The food is quite delicious: I had the grilled wild salmon nicoise and my friend had the crab cakes. Beware the plates are quite small; I think you are expected to order some kind of starter. The service is gracious and it was quite fast too. I will definitely go back for the food and the comfortable seats.
Food was good, service ok. Half our order came out in a timely way but the other 3 items didn't. Server apologized for the wait and said it would be coming. A manager showed up and apologized and said we wouldn't be charged for the late items, which was appreciated. At this point we hadn't complained, so this resolution was unsolicited. Nice. It finally did come and was delicious.
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