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I met my friend for lunch yesterday at the mall. She asked if we could eat at the Nordstrom Cafe because she was in the mood for a particular salad. I’ve never been to that restaurant before, so I was excited to check it out. It’s a bit hidden… I’ve been going to my mall for 20+ years and never even KNEW that Nordstrom had a cafe!!

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You place your order at the cashier and then find your seat. A waiter then comes a few minutes later (literally) and brings you the food / drink.  The atmosphere was… a bit dated (sorry!), but the food was great and the place was empty! I’m telling you – no one knows about this cafe in my mall. I think there were 10 other people in the restaurant and my friend (who frequently eats there) said that’s pretty typical for the location.

If you look online though, other Nordstrom restaurants seem to have more of an updated look. The tables at the Roosevelt Field Mall location have huge signs built in that say “This is a smoke free table” – just to give you an idea of how old some of the furniture was. 😉

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Back to the food – which is the most important part, right? I ordered a cranberry turkey sandwich with a side salad. It was delicious! I actually only ended up eating half. If you aren’t a salad girl, you can opt for chips isntead. I believe my entire meal – including my soda – was around $13. SCORE!

Next time I’m at the mall with the kids and the food court is packed to capacity, I’m heading for the Nordstrom Cafe.

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