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Nordstrom’s Cafe

September 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

My aunt and I were meeting up at the Natick Mall Collection and she reccomended the Nordstrom’s cafe.   I didn’t even know this existed, but it’s inside the store by the women’s clothing area.
The sevice set up is like York’s Steak House.  You go place your order at the register and then go pick a seat and a server comes to you and then waits on you for the rest of the meal. The decor is modern and clean with lots of brown.

We decided on both getting a French Onion soup and sharing some sort of mushroom pizza.  My aunt said one of her friends highly recommended the soup so I was looking forward to trying it.  When it came to the table it looked pretty good, a generous portion (although it was $6 or 7 so it should be) and the melted and browned cheese on top looked delicious.

The actual soup part was just okay. I certainly wasn’t bad but I guess I was expecting really amazing soup.  For the record, the best French Onion soup I’ve ever had was at my one and only visit to the dearly departed Pillar House.  I have never tasted FO soup as good since then. 
Next was the pizza:

This was also okay. Even though all the ingredients seemed right, it just didn’t blow me away.  Instead of red sauce they used some sort of herbed cream cheese that I think overpowered the flavors of everything else.  Maybe a simple plain goat cheese would have complimented this pizza better, I don’t know.

So think this place is okay, not worth a special trip for it, but not a bad place to get something simple if you happen to be there anyway.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Erin // Sep 8, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Completely unrelated to Metrowest but the best French Onion soup i’ve found in Mass is at the Stoneforge Tavern in Raynham, MA
    I’ll only vouch for the one in Raynham as the expansion resturants they now own that I have tried have not been as good as the original…

  • 2 Susie // Sep 8, 2008 at 11:52 am

    My absolute favorite French onion soup was from Ed & Joan’s Deli in Natick. Lots of cheese. Lots of onions. Perfect broth.

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