I love this mall. Has an interesting mix of stores, from high end expensive to lower end value stores and I like the fact that they are grouped together, so you can shop according to needs and budget. There's a food court that I love right on the top level, there's a coffee bean, and plenty of restaurants including CPK, PF Changs, Todai and Capital Grill. The only store I don't really like because of an arrogant customer service in this mall is Macy's, especially Men's department. Don't have any positive shopping experience here. The mall does have 2 downfalls. 1. You have to pay to park-no matter how long you're in the mall, you have to pay; they don't validate. 2. The mall is confusing because they have 5 floors of parking and the mall starts on the 6th floor. Even though I'm a local and have been shopping in this mall for years still can't get used to this. Whatever you do valet your car. The extra money will save you the extra hassle.
I love Nordstroms. They're one of the best stores for selection, sales, events and customer service. This Nordstrom location is GREAT! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. You don't have to hunt an associate down, they are usually there within minutes asking if you need help. The store is spacious and bright. This department store carries all the designer names/brand names I like in every department and I also adore their free 3 day shipping online as well! Can't get any better than that. The selection of cosmetics and skincare is awesome as well! Nordstrom does price-matching as well, so if you see an item that you adore at Saks, Neiman, or Bloomies on sale and Nordstrom has it but it's regular price, they will price match. Two days ago I went in to buy a tie and found a wide selection at various price points. Gift wrapped and out of there in under 10 minutes. Hands down best customer service I have ever experienced.
We enjoyed a great dinner at Morels. The menu was exciting and well thought out... The steak tartar was a great starter, which my wife enjoyed to the full. The French onion soup was good, but not outstanding. Plenty of flavor, but a little runny... Morels is expensive and worth it. The steaks were great (suggestion: get the wet aged rib eye, not the dry aged). The portions were large, which, in my view, is a negative; but a small negative, as I don't have to, nor did I, eat it all. Wine recommendation by server was excellent. Service was top notch.