Nordstrom representatives won't yet reveal what restaurants the retailer will operate in its Canadian stores. An astute Toronto-based lawyer may have found an answer, however. Anjli Patel noticed that in the April 16th Canadian Trade-Marks Journal (PDF), Nordstrom registered the Bar Verde name for use in Canada. Bar Verde is a new restaurant concept for Nordstrom, and currently operates within two California Nordstrom locations.
Bar Verde is a full-service restaurant and bar, serving lunch and dinner. Its focus is on fresh, locally-grown seasonal fare. The restaurant's menu changes by season, four times a year. Its bar offers wine, speciality cocktails, beer, and a dedicated menu of small plates. Zagat describes Bar Verde's lunch menu, featuring Caesar salad topped with fried Pacific oysters and yogurt dressing, Asian chopped shrimp salad, and dark cherry chicken sliders. Dinner consists of salads, flatbreads topped with wild mushrooms and truffled pecorino cheese, and entrees like roasted chicken with prosciutto and sage, oven-roasted wild salmon with black olive tapendade, and lamb with butternut squash and taleggio risotto. Nordstrom's full restaurant menus and other dining concepts can be found here: http://restaurants.nordstrom.com.
Bar Verde's first location opened in September of 2013 at Nordstrom's new store in The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California. Its second location opened last November in the newly renovated Nordstrom at The Grove in Los Angeles.
We can't confirm which Canadian Nordstrom stores will include Bar Verde locations. Sources do confirm, however, that Nordstrom's coffee concept, eBar, will likely be found in all of its Canadian stores.