Of the famous name restaurants to be found on Topanga Canyon boulevard we found that Bazille, located on the third floor of Nordstrom, must be included
Our recent luncheon there proved to be an outstanding experience. Recently remodeled the restaurant includes a full bar, open kitchen and dining room nicely spaced with both booths and more informal tables.
Our server was Samantha who told us all we needed to know about Bazille, its menu and hours of operation.
The luncheon menu offered many choices and we opened with the artichoke cream soup of the day. From a list of starters that included Four Cheese flatbread, ahi tuna poke or grilled Bruschetta we chose the crisp calamari.
From the beginning my dining partner and I decided to share everything ordered. So we next decided on the prime rib French dip which included white chedder cheese on roasted parmesan baguette with au jus and two dips for the french fries.
Besides sandwiches and pizza, the luncheon menu also showed a wide selection of entrees including flat iron steak, shrimp linguine and roasted wild salmon with mushroom risotto.
For dessert it was white chocolate bread pudding with chocolate and raspberry sauces, fresh raspberries and whipped cream.
Our drink, several refilled pots of Earl Gray tea.
The food at Bazille is contemporary and there is an excellent wine list.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday thru Saturday with breakfast served during the day. On Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nordstrom Bazille is located in Westfield Topanga Mall, 21725 Victory Blvd., Canoga Park, Ca.
Telephone 818 884-7900 Ext. 1610.