Could this be the best-kept dining secret in Santa Monica?
Located on the third floor of Santa Monica Place inside Nordstrom,
Blue Stove has been serving those in the know since September 2011 – the
same time the department store opened.
Blue Stove is named after its matching blue stoves on its frontline that draw a lot of attention.
General manager Michael Brand said Blue Stove was a stylish yet
casual restaurant featuring its interpretation of contemporary flavors
focusing on bold tastes and textures.
“The menu allows our customer the chance to experience our offerings
through a variety of small plates that are bold in concept and
internationally inspired,” Brand said. “We invite our customers to
select combinations of menu items with the goal of sharing each dish,
making a dining experience unlike any other.”
Brand said the exhibition kitchen provides a stage for its chefs to
prepare the menu in a colorful, energetic environment while its wine bar
provides an alternative dining experience.
“Blue Stove is a full service restaurant that prides itself on
service that is both professional and relaxed while demonstrating
knowledge and passion for our food and wine,” he said. “Our cuisine is
inspired by local ingredients at the peak of seasonal freshness and all
organic. The menu is complemented by a well-chosen selection of
interesting wines, many available by the glass to pair well with the
Brand said the core menu changes twice a year; once for fall/winter and again for spring/ summer.
“This allows us to offer seasonal ingredients at the peak of
freshness,” he said. “Some of our most popular items are the Cilantro
Lime Chicken Tacos, the Crisp & Spicy Dark Cherry Glazed Beef, the
Heirloom Tomato Salad & Burrata Cheese. We have weekly specials
created by our Chef from some of the freshest ingredients from the local
While the restaurant is located inside a department store, Brand said
he and his staff pride themselves on being a destination location as
well as a convenience for both the Nordstrom shopper as well as the
“Regardless of the occasion, the Blue Stove staff prides themselves
on phenomenal service, ambiance, and food,” he said. “Located amongst
more than 1,500 restaurants in a five mile radius, the Blue Stove
strives to set ourselves apart by offering the freshest ingredients,
some of the most unique specials, a wine list of fun and eclectic wines,
and a dining experience like no other. We are available for large
parties, business lunches, special occasions, and we are family
Blue Stove is open Monday through Saturday at 10 am, Sunday at 11 am.
It closes Monday through Thursday at 8:30 pm, Friday and Saturday at 9
pm, and Sundays at 7:30 pm.
220 Broadway (Nordstrom, Upper level)
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