Top Restaurants in Nice
Restaurants Nice – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Nice. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!
Whether a sushi restaurant in Nice, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Nice are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Nice where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Nice with the x-factor!
The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Nice with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Nice where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!
But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Nice you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!
Style: French-Japanese Fusion Cuisine
Michelin Star clad Chef Keisuke Matsushima offers inventive French cuisine infused with Japanese flavours and preparations at his self named restaurant. The simple yet elegant eatery has minimalistic décor with a theme of black and beige.
The ambiance here is relaxed and inviting. His seasonal menu has a bit of everything- seafood, meat, chicken, and even vegetarian. A la carte and three to six course set menu with wine pairings are available.
Make sure to try his pistachio and foie gras dish as well as the caramelized pigeon enhanced with wasabi emulsion if available.
Keisuke Matsushima Restaurant is open everyday for lunch starting at noon and dinner starting at 7pm. Reservations are recommended.
Address: 22 ter Rue de France, Nice, France
Area: Promenade des Anglais, Cote d’Azur
Phone: +33 4 93 82 26 06
Price: €31 – €50 main course
La Colombe d’ Or
Style: Dinner With Picasso
A magical place in the little village of St.Paul de Vence (25 minutes car drive from Cannes).
A restaurant & hotel with a lot of history serving typical French cuisine; in 1940 the south of France became the “free zone” and a whole variety of thinkers and artists moved to the Cote d’Azur turning the Colombe d’or into one of their places to meet; nowadays you dine under the private collection of paintings by 20th-century artists including Miró, Matisse, Picasso and Chagall; just stroll around the house, the pool and the beautiful garden and discover this peaceful gem; during summer reserve table no. 1 on the terrace – best view; inside go ahead and book the table next to the fireplace – you eat under a Picasso! Bon appetit!
Address: 1 place du Général-de-Gaulle, 06570 Saint-Paul de Vence, France
Area: Saint Paul de Vence, Cote d’Azur
Phone: +33 4 93 32 80 02
Price: Mains starting at EUR19.-
La Petite Maison
Style: Nicois Fare in Trendy Setting
World renowned Restaurant La Petit Maison owned by Nicole Rubi in Nice, France has gone a long way since it first opened its doors more than two decades ago.
Today, they have branches in different parts of the globe – London Cannes, New York, and Dubai . The Nice restaurant is vibrant and trendy and is said to be the place to see and be seen while in town. Many famous people like Sarkozy, Bono and Elton John are patrons and friends with the owner. The ambiance is vibrant as the eatery is always most days of the week. The kitchen serves modernized Nicois Cuisine. Their seafood offerings and truffled dishes are stars on the menu. Make sure to book days or even weeks ahead.
La Petit Maison is open for dinner on Mondays thru Saturdays from 6:30pm – 11pm.
Address: 11 Rue Saint Francois de Paule, Nice, France
Area: Old Town Nice, Cote d’Azur
Phone: +33 4 93 85 71 53
Price: €20 – €40 main course
La Pizza Cresci
Style: Excellent Pizza and Italian Cuisine
La Pizza owner Francis Cresci opened the first Italian pizzeria in Nice back in 1956. Today, he has three restaurants around town and one in Cannes.
The ambiance here is laid back and casual but the décor is not what one would expect for a pizza joint. Many lovely blown glass artworks and brass works bearing the La Pizza logo adorn the walls.
There are a dozen choices for pizza flavours. Try the moules (mussels) or the Sicilienne (with capers, anchovies, olives, etc). They also offer meat and fish entrees, salads, desserts, pasta and soups. Non alcoholic beverages, beers, liquor, wines are also on offer.
La Pizza Cresci is open daily from noon until 10:30pm.
Address: Rue Massena 34, Nice, France
Area: Nice Town, Cote d’Azur
Phone: +334 93 87 70 29
Price: €10 – €16 pizza/pasta; €17 – €25 main course
Price: CHF70 – CHF120 per person
La Reserve de Nice
Style: Seafront Fine Dining in Nice
La Reserve de Nice at the foot of Mount Boron, is a captivating harbour side fine dining establishment that serves innovative seasonal contemporary cuisine created by talented chef Sebastien Mahuet. The enchantment starts even before you enter, looking at how beautiful the restaurant is from a distance will set your mind to expect a great experience.
The food, décor, and ambiance in the 1930’s themed restaurant will surely satisfy expectations. They have multiple dining areas, including a rooftop bar, all of which have panoramic sights of the waters.
For romance, try to come before sundown to witness a magnificent sunset. A la carte and set menu options are available with refreshing items like candied foie gras, roasted catch of the day, and Provence style rack of lamb. Their bouillabaisse is also a crowd favourite.
La Reserve de Nice is open daily from noon – 2pm for lunch and from 7pm – 10pm for dinner.
Address: 60 Boulevard Franck Pilatte, Nice, France
Area: Nice Harbour, Cote d’Azur
Phone: + 33 4 97 08 14 80
Price: €23 – €31 starters; €34 – €41 main course
Le Bistrot d’Antoine
Style: Bustling Bistro in Old Town Nice
Le Bistrot d’Antoine in the heart of the old town of Nice is a very busy eatery owned by Armand Crespo who has built a name around town and has a huge following of patrons.
Be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the restaurant that has three dining rooms and outdoor seating seems to be almost always packed with guests hankering for affordable and tasty meals.
The restaurant ambiance is welcoming and relaxing with colourful retro decorations and amusing art on the walls. Their daily changing menu mostly offers meat and game with one or two seafood dishes. Salmon tar tare, pork casserole in bean puree, lentils with sausage, and beef tongue in horseradish sauce are just some of the frequent diner favourites.
An interesting wine list is also on offer.
Le Bistrot d’Antoine is open from Tuesdays thru Saturdays. Restaurant hours may vary so call ahead to inquire and to make a reservation.
Address: 27 rue de la Prefecture, Nice, France
Area: Old Town Nice, Cote d’Azur
Phone: +33 4 93 85 29 57
Price: €7 – €20 menu items
Style: Traditional French Home-style Cookery
The Acchiardo Restaurant is a family run eatery that opened its doors way back in 1929 and it is still a much sought after comfort food refectory today.
The wife runs the bar, the husband is at the kitchen’s helm, and their two sons serve the hearty meals. Old artifacts and family photos adorn the walls adding to the homey and cozy ambiance. Frequent diner favourites include the traditional and flavour packed soupe de poisson (fish soup), foie de veau (veal liver), petit farcis (vegetables stuffed with meat) among many traditional Provencal and Nicois fare offerings.
Acchiardo Restaurant is open for lunch from noon until 1:30pm and dinner from 7pm – 9:30pm from Mondays thru Fridays. They accept payments only in cash. Reservations are recommended.