La Réserve de Nice
Perched on the edge of a cliff facing the Baie Des Anges, La Réserve de Nice offers a remarkable view . Its interior has been designed in the style of the 1930s. The young chef Sébastien Mahuet offers a menu made up of creative dishes that change with the seasons. One of the highlights in their menu is the young rabbit stuffed with almonds and apricots, and when it comes to dessert, the tubular chocolate is a great option. Come and enjoy inventive cuisine in an original setting with beautiful views.
Address and telephone number: 60 Boulevard Franck Pilatte, 06300 Nice, Francia +33 4 97 08 14 80
Open by a mother and daughter team in 1926, this is one of the oldest restaurants in town. Now owned by Philippe, this lovely place offers a set three course lunch or dinner. The quality traditional cuisine presented beautifully has made the place popular and the restaurant is small, so book in advance if you want to dine in this unique gem of a restaurant.
Address and telephone number: 5 rue Droite 06300 Nice France +33 4 93 85 72 32
L’Ane Rouge is a lovely port side restaurant that has earned a Michelin star. Their wine list includes all the best local vintages. The Chef Michel Devillers prepares fresh dishes made with seasonal ingredients served in generous portions. The roast red mullet is one of their best dishes, and the the rabbit served with foie gras is worth trying. Book a table outside during the Summer months for the stunning view over the park and the big yachts.
A popular choice among the locals, La Merenda is a welcoming rustic restaurant run by Dominique le Stanc. The menu, written on a small blackboard and brought to each table, reflects the culinary traditions of the region. They serve simple honest dishes well executed, the most important part of the dining experience here being the quality and taste of the food. This authentic restaurant allows visitors to taste the best of the local cuisine, and don’t forget to order a local wine with your meal. The place is small and they don’t take bookings so try to get there early.
Address and telephone number: 4 rue Raoul Bosio Vieux Nice 06000 Nice +33 4 93 57 36 95
One of the Old Town bistros located close to the Promenade des Anglais, Restaurant Safari is a popular spot among the young young locals, with pop music playing in the background. Their menu combines local cuisine with some Italian options such as pizzas and tiramisu and their meats and pizzas are cooked on a wood fire. The place is always crowded, and it is hard to find a table on their terrace in the heart of the flower market. The restaurant has a tasteful décor and the artworks on the walls dominate the room.
The Bistrot D’Antoine opened in 2007 and its excellent menu has had an incredible success, making it one of the most popular restaurants in Nice’s Old Town. Booking is essential since the restaurant fills up every night. The chic modern bistro serves hearty Southern French specialties in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The risotto au beurre de truffe is worth trying, served alongside other delicious dishes such as the salmon tartare and magret de canard.