Bistro Verde - Nordstrom Pacific Centre

4.3
637 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Lunch
  • Casual
  • Scenic View
Our full-service restaurant and bar features the freshest local ingredients we can find. From starters and salads to entrées and desserts, the expertly crafted menu has a seasonal focus. The full bar offers wine, specialty cocktails and beer, along with a selection of small plates.

Bistro Verde is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver on the third floor of Nordstrom Pacific Centre with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Robson square and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Scratch made fare, craft cocktails and a wine and beer list with great local gems make this a destination restaurant for any occasion.
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C
Vancouver
46 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Convenient location

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C
Vancouver
46 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great burger. 👍

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p
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Service was pleasant, attentive and gracious. All you could ask for. Menu was rather limited and many items listed were spicy (Cajun) or arrived overly peppered. Kitchen uses latex extensively so watch out if you have a latex allergy!

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KF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience and the food was great.
The whole family enjoyed the desserts so it was even better than normal.

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C
Vancouver
46 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The hamburger was outstanding.

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NW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

With the view and friendly service it is worthwhile to go back.

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J
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A bit pricey but good quality and service

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JO
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

A good place to have a chat over lunch. Good view of Vancouver Art Gallery.

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RP
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! Never had to ask for anything They were on top of everything

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PA
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

Menu is outstanding making food a disappointment. No flavour, overcooked. Girls at front desk were
annoying. Ambience boring. Still too noisy.

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d
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Stoppped by on the way to the theatre, quick delicious sandwich and glass of wine
A bit of a hidden gem
Thanks Nordstroms

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PP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Our server was Ruth and she was amazing! I took my little sister for her first visit to Bistro Verde and it was so much fun. We ordered a variety of starters, a bottle of champagne, and enjoyed watching the crowds on Robson and around the Art Gallery. A lovely day.

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D
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Great for kids!

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TH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Over priced, flavour less food and drinks. $15 for the worst ceaser ever. Soggy fries, fish tacos needed acidity. Waiter kept taking the drink menu away. No wonder it was empty on a concert night.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A very enjoyable lunch. I had the salmon Niçoise salad and the dressing was delicious. My only complaint would be that I thought the salmon was slightly overdone and therefore a bit on the dry side.

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our group enjoyed our dining experience at Bistro Verde. The food was well prepared and served in a timely fashion. Two of us shared a main course, which we appreciated being divided in the kitchen and served on separate plates. Also, the service we received was exceptional.

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AF
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The wild shrimp salad was yummy. Service was prompt. Lovely place for lunch. Good wine selection available by the glass.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Didn’t have complimentary dessert for the birthday girl (and hostess never called when I requested this during my reservation/booking on Open Table). Also there is no updated menu on the Nordstrom website; instead all the menus are US-based locations. Talked to the manager about this and her explanation was “if we had to update all our menus for all our locations it would take forever!”. So instead she tells us to look at open table for the Nordstrom menu. However shouldn’t Nordstrom have their own updated menu? When I look for a menu of Nordstrom’s restaurant, I’m going to look at the Nordstrom website and I’m not immediately going to think to go to Open Table (a third party site) for a restaurant menu. Lastly we ordered an apple cobbler and we weren’t told it would take 15-20 minutes to be made (to order), so this ate into our work lunch time when we were rushing to get back to work. Overall a disappointing experience with poor communication.

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SA
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Beautiful venue but average food. Food is priced well but beverages are pricey.

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SR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The lunch with 5 long time friends was excellent. We had good service and felt comfortable with sitting and chatting after we had finished our meal.

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JJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I have some food allergies so I made sure to tell our waiter exactly what to leave off my steak salad. However when my meal came the changes hadn’t been made. When I pointed that out to the server they immediately took it away, and apologized profusely and quickly remade the meal to my specifications. It was delicious even though it took an extra 10 minutes. My friends meal was just normal and arrived with my first one so she was basically finished before my meal arrived. They did offer her some extra fries and that was good too. Overall I will definitely come back because the view is beautiful and the food is very good.

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P
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Service was awful. Hostess was very rude. She saw me and my friend both walk by with strollers and never informed us to park the stroller behind the hostess stand until after we had settled into our tables . She then came and told us we were not allowed to park our strollers by the table. But to top this all off, she didn’t point us in the direction of where to park our strollers just said behind the hostess stand and was very rude in her manner of speech. When we placed it behind what we assumed was a hostess stand, we were then told that it was not and again to move it. Had the hostess done her job in the first place, we would not have had to run around and feel embarrassed. I also have another toddler sitting at the table and two other babies while me and my friend had to run back and forth with this stroller issue. How inconsiderate of the restaurant to not offer to assist us. Also, this hostess has served me twice and both times ill mannered in her way of talking. I eat at this restaurant a lot. Nordstrom is supposed to offer unparalleled service to customers. The restaurant has been disappointing the last two times.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food always great! Service good. Always happy to come back

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MM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to Bistro Verde to catch up with a good friend I hadn't seen in over 5 years, so requested a quieter table so we could talk. We were seated at a lovely table next to the windows, overlooking part of Robson Street and the back of the art gallery. Our server Riley was engaging and attentive, while still giving us the time and space we needed to have a good visit. We shared the Brussels Sprouts Frite, the cod tostadas, and the truffle fries, along with a bottle of tempranillo. Thoroughly enjoyed everything, especially the fried Brussels Sprouts --- these are a must have! Will definitely be back.

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J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great welcoming service - great food- fab place to go for vegitarians

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AA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I think you should offer a house wine as your wines are very expensive.

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for lunch. Good selection of food that is well made and good value. Ask for the "secret" all day breakfast menu!

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C
Vancouver
46 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our reso was for 12noon and promptly got seated.
Ruth our server was awesome. Great personality.
The food was tasty and clean.
Marianne wha seated us also came to check on us.
Very impressed.
👍😊

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CR
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We thought that the cafe was short staffed. The waitress, which we have had before and who is very good, did not provide the usual service. It was very slow but it appeared that this was going on at various tables with different servers.

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MF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a perfect place to get away from the noise and crowds. Beautiful location with window view of the city below. The food was delicious and we had the nicest waiter looking after us without rushing us.
Will certainly return whether I am shopping or not. A reason to go downtown.

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E
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was good, the service was attentive. Prices were a little on the high side with portions a little on the small side.

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g
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great venue for that special occasion amid the cityscape

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KC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Skirt steak & pizza selections were not available upon our visit on Valentine’s Day. The restaurant recommended lamb shank which I thought was tender and flavourful. My wife ordered the Saffron Pasta and she thought it was just ok.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

This place was great. The ambiance, the food, the view. The only thing was the absentee server. It wasn’t even busy when we began feeling ignored when we wanted to order more. It’s too bad. He was young and probably not very experienced but should have at least been by to see if we enjoyed the food or wanted more drinks or even to remove the empty plates. We will definitely go again because the other servers are probably much better and I think this experience of poor service will be a one off.

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EK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Pros: Great food, especially Caeser salad and fries. Value is high.
Cons: Service is very whatever, table arrangement is poor.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Ordered medium rare steak salad and it came out twice well done. Little flavor. Waiter was pleasant and accommodating but food was disappointing

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H
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I usually order the same thing (Turkey club) which is truly amazing. Every time I'm tempted to try something else, its a catastrophe though. (The Deconstructed caesar salad, prawn & chorizo pasta, are so bad they are inedible.) The location and service keep me coming back . I just have to learn to stick to what I know is good.

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S
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s such a downrated restaurant. I will definitely visit this restaurant again.

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LP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

A place to stop and rest while shopping. Close to parking. Seems a bit noisy and could be better if there is some sort of a sound control system in place.

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d
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

lots of fresh and healthy options - you can go all out with a heavier meal or eat healthy (and tasty) with one of their lower calories dishes. love the brussel sprouts!! and look forward to my ovation stick after every meal :)

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