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“An old favorite” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le Crystal

Le Crystal
Avenue Georges Gallice, 06160 Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, France
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Ranked #51 of 122 restaurants in Juan-les-Pins
Cuisines: Sushi, Creperie
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Bath
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38 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“An old favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Le Crystal (like Pam Pam) has become somewhat of an institution. The people watching is indeed epic and if you're lucky enough to be sitting there when the clown does his show of taking the micky out of people walking by then you've got the best seats in town! His act is difficult to explain and has to be seen to be believed! Last year he was dressed as an old fashioned gendarme and stopping all the traffic with his whistle (it's a bit like trigger happy TV).
The cocktails in Crystal are about 10 euros each which is pretty normal JLP and their list is superb. They also have large sharing cocktails which are a good novelty (the Kolassas for 4 people is the best). The mojito framboise is my favorite when I go here.
The nibbles which come with the drinks are good but the food that you order isn't. I've only eaten here once and only wanted a snack so wasn't really expecting much. With so many good restaurants in JLP don't go to crystal for food.
Getting a table at crystal is somewhat of a challenge so either go early (and stay all night) or hang around waiting to jump in for a table.
I've been going to Crystal for great cocktails for years and I hope to continue to do so for a longe long time!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Good people watching corner expensive cocktails”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Busy but pleasant evening no rush if you are people watching good cocktails heaters outside cosy last Tuesday night but guess you won't need them now. We only took drinks so cannot comment on food.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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“Nice ambience and very reasonable.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

The prices were very reasonable and you get lovely nibbles to go with your drinks.

Visited June 2012
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RADLETT
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“People warching par excellence!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

No visit to this area would be complete without coffee/cognac in Crystal at least once. Average products, average service and above average prices but the people watching is epic.....

Visited July 2011
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Antibes
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“People-watching in Juan les Pins”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

One of the best places to people-watch in Juan les Pins is at Le Crystal, a busy café/bar on the intersection of Avenue Georges Gallice and opposite the Eden Casino. The tables are often busy, the waiters are prompt and friendly bringing complimentary snacks (mini pizza bites, tapenade and toasts) and the cocktail selection is excellent. There are non-alcoholic cocktails to thrill the children with their traffic-light colours and decorations including paper butterflies and sparklers. Food is served including ice-creams, sushi and more traditional snacks such as croque monsieur (toasted ham and cheese sandwich). They have TV screens inside showing music videos and often football (though I wouldn't recommend it specifically as a sports bar), and in the evenings there is normally music playing and it becomes more lively. This café/bar is stroller-friendly and wheelchair-accessible, though the toilets are accessed via a narrow doorway so you can't take your entire stroller or wheelchair into the toilet area.

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  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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