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The Best Restaurants in Nice

You want to go all out? Here are the best places to eat in Nice. Remember that you'll get the best deals at lunch--up to 30% off the price of a dinner menu. Call before showing up as opening hours can be unpredictable. The following restaurants have all been awarded one Michelin star.

L'Aromate  dishL'Aromate
Chef Mikhael Gracieux has studied with a number of top French chefs but now he could teach them a thing or two. The lunch menu (a la carte) concentrates on risotto paired with the freshest local produce. At night, his creativity soars and a stylish crowd of gourmands feasts on the best boeuf charolais in France.

Keisuke Matsushima dishKeisuke Matsushima
The eponymous chef hails from Japan which clearly influences his elegant presentation. The minimalist decor provides a calm ambience in which to savor Matsushima's scrupulously prepared treats.


Hotel Negresco
Its Michelin star is well-deserved. Since September 2007, this venerable establishment in the splendid Hotel Negresco is headed by a new chef, Jean-Denis Rieubland. Even though the average age of the lunch crowd seems to be in the triple digits, the new chef is introducing more modern touches to the menu. Read my review.


No molecular cuisine for these two young chefs, Mikael and Gael Tourteaux yet their cuisine is delightfully inventive. After receiving its first Michelin star in March 2011, this restaurant has attracted droves of new customers. Reserve in advance but you must go.


Other Fine Restaurants


L'Ane RougeLe Ane Rouge
A long-time classic, the chef here showcases local products.The interior is elegant and the terrace has lovely view of the port.


La Petite MaisonLa Petite Maison
Visiting celebrities (and resident ones too) make a point of dining in this discreet dining room. The flavours are decidedly Mediterranean as the menu on the website indicates.


Best Budget Restaurants

Chez PalmyreChez Palmyre
In the heart of Old Nice, this tiny and traditional place has been feeding several generations of local diners. The three-course menu is a steal at €15. Reserve well in advance.

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