Bazille – Nordstrom Rideau Centre

4.7
784 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
Bold flavors elevate beloved bistro classics in chic and inviting Bazille. Meet up with friends at the bar for internationally sourced wines and handcrafted cocktails. Stay for appetizers, salads, brick-oven pizzas and our tempting housemade desserts.
Dine inside or on our peaceful rooftop terrace on top of the Rideau Centre.

We are open for to-go orders with Curbside Pickup. Call (613) 788-6110 to place your order.

In compliance with local mandate, proof of vaccination is required prior to dining indoors at this location.

All dining guests must show physical ID and an enhanced vaccine record with a QR code to dine with us.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 784 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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WeLikeFood
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great meal at Bazille. Not to busy likely becuase of increasing Omicron concerns. But we felt very safe.
Thanks again. We will be back.
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Shel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always reliable place to enjoy a lunch out with a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing, favorite restaurant in downtown for sure

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LucynaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great place for a casual lunch or dinner (the summer patio is awesome). We had the burgers and pizza, quite deliscious, though fries a bit salty. Interesting selection of food & wines, something for everyone. Service was really great, attentive, polite & efficient!

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SeanR
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great holiday vibe complimented by the ever present management team. Amazing hospitality!

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DawnJ
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for dinner before a show at the NAC!

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Timm
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, good food and wine! Highly recommend

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HeleneL
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le serveur tres gentil et il nous a parlé en francais nous étions bien contents de cela.

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vipLOVEedibleART
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful and attentive staff! Great selection of food and beverages. Always look forward to dining here!

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Debbied
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, friendly wait staff, delicious salads

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LynnB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Bazille never disappoints. The service and food are always excellent.

For a casual lunch it’s great, but for a business or more intimate meeting, the noise level may be a bit high for that type of conversation.

Would however, highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing. Servers were the best !! Really a great experience

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JoanneP
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Normally the food is outstanding. This time three of us had a grilled Asian chicken salad and all of us found the chicken dry when one would expect succulent. One glass of wine was very overpriced as well making two of our lunches very expensive indeed. I had small cup of bisque, the chicken salad a cappuccino and a 9oz glass of Pinot Grigio (nothing special in that wine recommended by waiter). 15% tip--$65 --I would say very overpriced for just lunch!

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vipMichelL
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service as usual

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Berly
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The costs are too high for what is provided. Will likely not return. Need to lower the margins on your wine. A glass of wine should not cost $20.00

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Really good. Servers were busy so took a while to get someones attention initially, but they were very attentive after that.

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Robertn
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

A classy joint. It reminds me of the heyday of department store restaurants. This one more expensive than those of yore. Bob Nicholson

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vipMichelL
Ottawa
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual!

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ValerieW
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was Brian…great service. It was busy, but did not feel rushed. Will go again soon.

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CarolC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good place to eat. Very expensive, especially with a glass of wine. But food is good and so is the service.

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Gesa
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server was amazing especially with our kids! The brussel sprouts was just as I remembered, amazing. The shrimp avocado salad was not as good as I remembered. Too bad.

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Janlin
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My experience was very positive including the very good server and the hostess and the way she managed the entrance. It would be useful if Bazille set up a line for those with reservations and those without. As a client it is not clear how we should let the host know that we have a reservation so people are cutting the line and overloading the person at the reception. As a restaurant that offers excellent food and service, it seems you could come up with a simple system that would make it clearer on guests and easier for the reception person. Thank you - Janine Hutt

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JoanneP
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very tasty and interesting dishes. My portion size was quite large

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as usual!

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vipMichelL
Ottawa
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Margherhita pizza… The best I had since visiting Naples !

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LaurieE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved our lunch. Was a 70th birthday celebration with friends who were anxious about dining out.
All went well. Good food, good service and the setting was ideal.
Thank you!

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EricW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Varied range of very good cuisine in a pleasant bistro setting, well-set off from the department store (Nordstrom's) in which it is situated. Friendly, attentive service. A number of different table / bench seating possibilities. Can be a little loud if busy, but such is the bistro atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was wonderful! We did not feel rushed and they made us feel welcome. We both ordered the flatbreads which were delicious.

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Notjools
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

First time here. Lovely, bright, well spaced ambiance. Very efficient with the proof of vaccine for those with reservations and walk in. Attentive service with well placed menu suggestions. The crab bisque had truly the layered flavours of a true bisque, thank you. Only suggestions: offer refill for beverage (soda water) as none was made. No other offer for any refill made. Also, the hostess was quick to come to our service (thank you! She had long red hair in a braid) when a glass of pop was spilled. She left a cloth rag to absorb our mess and mentioned she couldn t stay as she had tables to seat. Waiter came by a couple of times but never noticed or removed our rag, nor our cloth napkins that we used to absorb and minimize the spill. It should have been a nice attention to address for my elderly mom. Overall very much enjoyed and simply providing some attention to detail to mention for staff to be aware of for clients. Merci! Will come back!

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AMScram007
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual! Everyone was great from greeting right through. Food was delicious!

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GraceM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brian was an amazing server. Have been here multiple times and always recommend to friends to go

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Cathi
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

My Lamb in a red pepper almond sauce, a Chef Special was truly Outstanding. I loved every morsel! Even the kale, something I don't generally care for, was excellent for some reason! One companion said that she had the best Hamburger that she had ever had (and she is 81 years old). Another absolutely loved her Steak Frites - and she knows her food! Our 4th companion had a Mango Avocado Salad with big, perfectly cooked, and seasoned shrimp on top. A white wine recommended by our server was declared delicious and beautifully paired with the meals. When requested, the Manager adjusted the volume of music for one of our group who had suffered from a stroke, and he carefully settled us in the best seating he had for our concerns. Excellent all around and we stayed over 2 hours!

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CatherineG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It is a favourite place with reliably good food, no pressure to eat and get outwith a relaxed, pleasant ambience.

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VillanaM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waitress was superb & really made the entire experience very special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service! Hostess was friendly and took great care of us even - made the COVID check-in pleasant and simple.

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SamF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friends get together

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BrendaG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot, and food, with very pleasant service. Highly recommended.

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Bean
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best crab bisque soup ever!

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vipJohnR
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Delightful to once again share a meal with friends. The food was very good and the service was at a “leisurely COVID pace”; ie. what we can expect as the economy opens up. We were fine with that but don’t expect to be out in an hour. The manager did his best to cover for the shortage of staff including thanking us for our patience. Our waiter was most accommodating.
I hope that they can keep their patio open until Ontario mandates that all staff must be vaccinated.

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Diane
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, was, as always, amazing! So delicious, and great portions. The staff are THE BEST. Will be going back again and again

FAQs

Bazille – Nordstrom Rideau Centre is rated 4.7 stars by 784 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.