Nice Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Nice

January 14, 2018 Roger Rusk

The deep blue waters of the Cote d’Azur are the dramatic backdrop for elegant Nice. Breathe in the fresh Mediterranean air as you stroll the waterfront promenade, or get an eagle eye of the whole city from atop Castle Hill. The pedestrians-only Place Rossetti is the heart of the city, with a grand fountain, vibrant buildings, and the beautiful Sainte-Réparate cathedral giving it a provincial French feel.
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1. Lou Pistou

4 rue Raoul Bosio | ancienement Rue de la Terrasse, 06300 Nice, France Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Diner, French, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$133 - HK$385 +33 4 93 62 21 82
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Lou Pistou

Reviewed By Mamancita - San Francisco, California

This place is a gem! Like La Merenda next door, one must have a reservation and it's a cash only place.
The place is small but the seats are comfortable. The server is friendly, informative, patient and attentive. The food is regional cuisine, and tasted divine. The beignet de courgettes was fantastic, delicious and the batter was light-just right. I had Peregrine sausage with lentils and Kirstie had fowl. Not sure what Tony had. I was too busy focusing on how tasty the food was. Delicious! And so was the dessert. Excellent dining experience. Highly recommended! We'll visit again next year.

2. La Route Du Miam

1 Rue Moliere, 06100 Nice, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol French Dinner, Late Night +33 6 16 36 33 22
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

La Route Du Miam

Reviewed By Bigup W

I think people have really exaggerated the whole "this is the best food/duck in the world" theme a bit too much.
The owner is passionate about the duck and the couple cook with love.
However, I do not feel it justifies the 1 hour waiting time sat on a hard chair or the price of 31 euros. There is minimal meat on the duck, a lot of it is bones and fat.
It is tasty, not something necessarily to write home about, but nice. The owners are very friendly.
Only drink options are water and wine. Only food option is duck or something else I didnt catch but was frowned upon.
Nice food, long waiting time and price.

3. Les Amoureux

46 boulevard Stalingrad, 06300 Nice, France Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner +33 4 93 07 59 73
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Les Amoureux

Reviewed By Hazel T - Maulden, United Kingdom

I loved this little restaurant - every woman has a heart shaped pizza. The owner / waiter is passionate about his little restaurant and prides himself on his home grown tomatoes which form the basis of his special pizza. As a vegetarian I loved it- hubby had a pizza without a tomato base which probably explains why he couldn’t understand why I was raving about it !

4. Le Sejour Cafe

11 rue Grimaldi | Plein Carre d'OR, 06000 Nice, France Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$243 - HK$385 +33 4 97 20 55 35
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Le Sejour Cafe

In the "Carre d&apos;or", our restaurant is small, elegant, and friendly. Fresh products of the day, We would love to welcome you ! Reservation by phone on opening hours. ATTENTION : we take no reservation by mail less than a week ahead. <br>OUR RESTAURANT IS CLOSED FROM 7 AUGUST TO 22 AUGUST BUT, you can go to our second restaurant MON PETIT CAFE<br>RESERVATION BY MAIL THANK YOU

Reviewed By zzoggie - Malaysia

Le Sejour cafe is well deserving to be included in the michelin guide as it provided excellent service and amazing food. We were there for lunch and the cod was delicious and beautifully prepared. Desserts were also a must have especially the lava cake, yum!...Morezzoggie Thanks again for visiting our restaurant, we will serve you again in the future. Le séjour café

5. JAN

12 rue Lascaris, 06300 Nice, France Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa French, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$385 - HK$675 +33 4 97 19 32 23
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

JAN

Situated just behind the old port of Nice, JAN is a small restaurant that welcomes locals as well as visitors from all over the world. JAN being from South Africa adds a touch of South African heritage both on the menu and the wine list. We welcome you to be our guests for an unforgettable experience. International staff, old and new world wines, South-African / French cuisine.

Reviewed By Tijn P - Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Just with the 2 of us and had a fabulous experience. Creative dishes and beautiful presentation accomponied with tasteful French and South African wines if you take the menu JAN (recommended). The personnel was attentive and correct. The ambiance is a pleasant mix between romantic French warmth and edgy South African roughness. Nice bonus that € 1 from every guest goes to an orphaned rhino project. All in all: if you want to experience a tasteful mix of France and South-Africa, visit JAN.

6. Polly and Cie

6 avenue du Ray, 06100 Nice, France Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French, International, Delicatessen Lunch, Dinner HK$118 - HK$196 +33 4 97 11 01 39
Excellent
88%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 115 reviews

Polly and Cie

Polly and Cie is a concept store which mix up fresh and homemade food for lunch, then a tea room with - still fresh and homemade- pastries. At Polly and Cie you can also find clothes and accessories. Everything you need and love, in a cosy place. Come and taste ! :)

Reviewed By engebaja - Belgrade, Serbia

We were looking for the place to eat on our way for Cimiez, so we chose this restaurant. When arrived there we have been positively surprised by their specific concept (restaurant+boutique+tea room). Even we arrived before their official time for meals, they accepted to prepare...MoreThanks a lot for your comment ! At Polly and Cie we do everything possible to make our customers happy. We are glad you enjoyed the food and the time spent at the shop. You are welcome at anytime ;)

7. Maizon

14 avenue Saint Jean Baptiste | Near Mamac Museum, 06000 Nice, France Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks +33 9 81 33 74 98
Excellent
86%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 286 reviews

Maizon

Maizon is opened from Monday till Saturday included from 9.00 am, for breakfast and lunch until 4pm. Plat du jour from 10€. Maizon is opened for dinner only on request with a minimum of 5 persons. Some Sundays, Maizon proposes a Brunch from 10.30 am to 3.30pm : 21€ (buffet). Booking highly recommended. Maizon is also a café, and proposes salads or buffet perfect for vegetarians people.

Reviewed By JePuis - Nice

A really lovely artsy cafe. Limited menu but what they do is good. Rolf with serve you with a smile and maybe Bruno will come out from the kitchen for a chat. Worth checking out.

8. Le Bistronome

11 avenue du Ray, 06100 Nice, France Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$118 - HK$196 +33 9 81 48 32 85
Excellent
80%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 316 reviews

Le Bistronome

Reviewed By travel-light09 - Manitoba Canada

Having arrived late in the day at our bed and breakfast, we asked our hostess for suggestions on nearby restaurants. Her favorite and one that was on my list was Le Bistronome. Having made Reservations, we were one of the first to arrive at this local restaurant that seemed to be frequented by the residents. We had a hard time with the menu and the local interpretation of the selections but our waitress who spoke a little English helped us enough to order delicious meals of fish and scrimp, including two kinds of fish and mussels in a tomato creme sauce with potatoes carrots and zucchini. As the evening went on more and more people arrived, with Seating both inside and outside. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Having heard about the dessert, Rum Baba, we just had to try one before we left France. What a delight. We were going to order two but our friendly waitress took over and waived this idea off, saying she would bring one with two plates. Good decision. Always trust your waitress when you really can't read the menu properly or know what it is that you are ordering. The Rum Baba was large easily enough of two, and the rum! Wow must be half a bottle of rum in there. So decadent and delicious!
All the staff and the clientele seemed friendly, even as we were the only English speaking customers , we felt welcomed and enjoyed our meal and the company.
We can highly recommend the little gem and of course that Rum Baba.

9. La Petite Loge

10 rue de la Loge, 06300 Nice, France Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French, Wine Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$47 - HK$133 +33 4 93 01 63 28
Excellent
89%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 156 reviews

La Petite Loge

Wine merchant-wine bar wine bar : thursday friday saturday 18h00-22h30

Reviewed By Bob-Marie - Adelaide, South Australia

We were welcomed in and provided good information about wines available. We were advised it was not a restaurant but provided cold appetisers - platters including meats cheese etc. We opted for the terrine and the sardine toasts - they were fantastic along with very nice wine to suit our tastes. The service was very good both friendly and welcoming but also knowledgable about the wines available. We will be back!!

10. CITRUS

7 rue Sainte Reparate, 06300 Nice, France Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$283 - HK$534 +33 4 93 16 27 93
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 470 reviews

CITRUS

Reviewed By Alison1123 - Gex, France

What a gem! Lovely ambience, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and food that is divine. The menu is not extensive (it also changes every two weeks or so) but with a choice of some 6 starters, mains and Deserts, there's something for everyone. We both had the crab ravioli, continued respectively with the duck and pork, and finished with a feuillete with lemon/raspberries and delice with lychees, lime and white chocolate. Each dish was an absolute delight and presented beautifully. Neighbouring tables who opted for noix de Saint-Jacques and the cod (dos de cabillaud) were equally content with their fare. Given the quality of the food and service the prices are very fair - an average of EUR12 for starters, EUR22 for mains and EUR9.50 for Deserts. Admittedly not the cheapest meal to be found but definitely, definitely worth it. Be sure too to book in advance - it's very popular and we saw many disappointed people being turned away because it was fully booked.

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