Bistrot d’Antoine – Gourmet Food at Great Prices.
In one of Old Nice’s bustling cobblestone streets, Bistro d’Antoine is not to be missed. This temple of gastronomic food is a Michelin starred restaurant with refined French cuisine. You can enjoy traditional dishes (like foie gras) in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Don’t forget to book in advance, because the restaurant is usually booked up a few days in advance. They don’t have a website, but our receptionists would be happy to call for you! Ask for a table on the 1st floor where it’s coziest.
Address: Bistrot d’Antoine, 27 rue de la Préfecture, Vieux Nice (Old Town)
Bar des Oiseaux
The Bar des Oiseaux offer revisited seasonal dishes with a fresh menu that changes daily. Here, fresh pasta reigns supreme. On the menu, you will find fresh ravioli and seafood linguine based on the day’s catch, all at reasonable prices and served in a lively atmosphere with pop-art décor. You will need to book in advance to get a table here!
Address: Bar des Oiseaux 5 Rue Saint-Vincent, Nice
Head here for some of the best seafood in the city. Peixes means fish in Portuguese and Catalan – this restaurant’s menu is geared towards all the delights of the big blue. You’ll find delicious and fresh ingredients, a relaxed and inviting décor, professional service, and beautiful and tasty cuisine for a good price.
Address: Peixes, 4 Rue de l’Opéra, Nice
Cafe de Turin
The Café de Turin is a landmark for seafood lovers and has been a culinary institution in Nice for more than 100 years. Here, you’ll taste the freshest seafood served in their bountiful seafood platters, in a chic and relaxed brasserie atmosphere. The menu has a wide selection of shellfish and crustaceans of high quality; if you love sea-food, this is a must. You can also grab takeaway service from their walk-up seafood bar, Jo l’Écailler.
Address: Cafe de turin, 5 place Garibaldi, Nice
Comptoir du Marche
Brought to you by the same family as the Bistrot d’Antoine, the Comptoir du Marché combines friendly service, a relaxed atmosphere, and quality cuisine, at very reasonable prices. Every day the talented chefs decide the menu from fresh produce at the Fruit and Flower Market nearby. The food is both simple and sophisticated, and certainly delicious. You can enjoy classics like lamb shank stew, beef with sliced Roquefort, fresh tuna with coconut and artichokes. And for dessert, French toast or petit pot of chocolate cream.
Address: Le comptoir du marché, 8 rue du marché, Nice
Di Più offers tasty and affordable Italian food with an unbeatable sea-side view; their giant patio has seating for more than one hundred, and locals and tourists alike flock here. Quantities are generous, with fresh ingredients and produce. The décor is chic and relaxed, and from the tables you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Bay of Angels.
Address: Di Piu, 85 Quai des États-Unis, Nice
One of the many restaurants lining the coast of Nice, Le Galet’s tables are set right down on the beach, so you can enjoy your food with the gentle sound of the surf against the pebbles and the fresh sea air complimenting their dishes. They have lounge-chairs for rent to enjoy a cocktail on the beach after your meal. The restaurant is very new, but from a well-established restauranteur group in Nice; professional, chic and very relaxed.
Address: Le Galet, 3 Promenade des Anglais, Nice
A little golden nugget of a bistro with moleskine benches and a 100% natural wine list. It’s an ideal places to go for dinner with a hot date. There’s no menu here. Instead you’ll find a changing spectrum of dishes that change with the seasons, according to whatever is delivered from local producers. The kitchen keep things simple, letting the top drawer produce shine – think bold green asparagus and perfect tender lamb.
Address: 23, rue Meyerbeer 06000 Nice
One of the city’s institutions! Dominique Le Stanc – former chef of Negresco – is the innkeeper here, highlighting Nice’s traditional cuisine in a comfortable retro space. Mad Men fans will love the decor and everyone will love the food. Think menton pie (containing dandelion and anchovies), gorgonzola polenta and veal tripe. All are delicious, but the star of the show is the most perfect daube de boeuf à la Provençale (orange and beef tail).
Address: 4, Rue Raoul Bosio – 06300 Nice
An architectural feat, Le Plongeoir stands on the rocks facing the sea, offering breathtaking views of the water. It’s a place to spend an evening people-watching the in-crowd. It’s hard to outdo the carefully prepared food here. It makes many references to traditional cuisine, even going so far as to offer a super-local menu – with salad niçoise, cod with meat juice and ravioli with herbs and lemon meringue pie.
Address: 60 Boulevard Franck Pilatte, 06300 Nice