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The best restaurants in Nice

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Want to eat well while visiting Nice?

Discover our favorite restaurants in the great city of Nice

Nice is one of the most beautiful cities in France and is filled with amazing restaurants. The search for a good restaurant in Nice can be complicated. With its elegant coastlines adjoining the azure waters of the Mediterranean, Nice’s dining scene is really impressive. So we’ve compiled a short list of our top restaurant. Find out about the best restaurants in this stunning city.

A Local’s Take on the Best Restaurants in Nice

Bistrot Antoine – gourmet food at unbelievable prices

french terrasse with chairs and table

In an alley of the Old Nice, behind Cours Saleya, do not miss the Bistrot d’Antoine. This restaurant in Nice is a small neighborhood address as we like.

This small temple of gastronomy proposes a precise and refined French cuisine, gourmet and without artifice. The details are found in the flavors and the smells that jump us delicately in the nose. You can enjoy good traditional dishes (kidneys, black pudding, lentils / sausages …) in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Don’t forget to book in advance, because this place is really popular. They don’t have a website but just give them a call or ask our receptionist at Villa Hostel to call them for you and ask a table on the 1st floor, it is more cozy.

Bistro d’Antoine, 27 rue de la Préfecture, Nice – Phone : +33 (0)4 93 85 29 57


Bar des oiseaux – pasta at a good price

terrasse on a corner with chair and tables

The Bar des Oiseaux, a must-see address in Nice, is the spot of the old town where we love to come back. The menu offers daily revisited seasonal dishes, written on a large slate from the entrance.

To savor the Niçois specialties, the Bar des Oiseaux invites you to walk through its door to make you discover a culinary experience through a well-filled menu. The bistro is the place where fresh pasta are the queens. On the menu you will find good pasta like ravioli and stuffed poultry, linguine of the sea, etc. All this is offered at a soft price, in a decor inspired by pop art, beautiful!

You will also need to book in advance if you want to have a table.

Bar des oiseaux, 5 Rue Saint-Vincent, Nice – Phone: +33 (0)4 93 80 27 33


Peixes – seafood with a modern twist

A good address in Nice that smells relaxation, sharing and .. ocean!

Peixes, which means fish in Portuguese and Catalan – geared towards the delights of the big blue. In this restaurant of Nice, you will find delicious ingredients, a well-thought-out decor, professional service, beautiful and tasty cuisine for a good price.

A menu that offers mostly raw dishes – ceviche, tartare – with varied flavors.
There is also some nice hot dishes like the octopus with gnocchi and vegetables of the seasons, the cod fillings, various minute smoked fish and plates “earth and sea”. 

Peixes, 4 Rue de l’Opéra, Nice – Phone: +33 (0)4 93 85 96 15 (no need to reserve)


Cafe de turin –  classic seafood (seafood platter)

The Café de Turin is the landmark for seafood addicts.

For more than 100 years, the Café de Turin offers the possibility to taste high quality seafood produce. Located on the  famous Place Garibaldi, you can enjoy seafood in a brasserie atmosphere of yesteryear.

On the menu, you can taste shellfish and crustaceans of the highest quality and platter of hearty and good seafood. If you like seafood, it is a must-have restaurant.

Plus: “Jo l’Écailler”, the takeaway service and home-based catering.

Cafe de turin, 5 place Garibaldi, Nice – Phone: +33(0)4 93 62 29 52


Comptoir du marche – relaxed environment, gourmet food, unbelievable prices

Le comptoir du marché is a wonderful establishment that combines hospitality, quality cuisine and is revealed as the best gourmet bistro in Nice.

Everyday the talented chef build his card with the fresh products that he find at the Cours Saleya Market just nearby. The food is deliciously and sophisticated in a simple way. You will have the choice among a dozen of dishes proposed on a slate. A varied choice of fish, offals and meats like Jarret in a “pot-au-feu” style, beef tongue and slice of Roquefort, fresh tuna half cooked with coconut and artichokes … And for dessert, we add the French toast or the little jar of chocolate cream.

The presentation of the dishes is very neat. And the quality of the service remains faultless: a smiling, young and dynamic service.

It is strongly recommended to book.

Le comptoir du marché, 8 rue du marché, Nice – Phone: +33 (0)4 93 13 45 01. 

Local guide tips
  • Bistrot Antoine for gourmet food at unbelievable prices (need to book in advance)
  • Bar des oiseaux for pasta good prices (need to book)
  • Peixes for seafood with a modern twist
  • Cafe de turin for classic seafood (seafood platter).
  • Comptoir du marche for relaxed environment with gourmet food bistrot style unbelievable prices (need to reserve)
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