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“Slipped (a bit) since our last visit....” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L'Univers de Christian Plumail

L'Univers de Christian Plumail
54 Boulevard Jean-Jaures, 06300 Nice, France (Centre)
33 4 9362 3222
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Ranked #212 of 1,503 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $135
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centre
London suburbs
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“Slipped (a bit) since our last visit....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I quite enjoyed our dinner here. We had the 46 euro 'menu saveur': my dishes were oysters in apple gelee served with a skate paste, 'pageot' (a fish of the bream family the waiter informed me) and a chocolate cake. The dessert was delicious, but the other courses didn't set my palate alight: the skate was a bit tasteless, and the pageot was OK rather than great. (I enjoyed the other bream dish, a 'daurade royale', that I had at another restaurant in Nice, more.) The wine list was extensive and the prices fair: our white bandol was excellent. Service was friendly and professional throughout. I think that my reaction to the food may depend on the date of visit since the menu changes frequently: there are only three choices for each course, and if they are not to your taste on the day you visit then you may be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sauze-Vaussais, France
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“Excellent lunch menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I went here for lunch with a friend and can say we had the most amazing experience. We opted for the lunch special which was a 2 course of either starter and main or main and dessert.

We opted for main and dessert, which was gorgeous. Once we ordered the staff brought us a small bowl of raw vegetables that came with a lovely anchovy paste. Once we had our waiter brought us a lovely crab cake that was served with a beautiful almond foam. I had salmon which came on a bed of type of pulse similar to pearl barley. It was delicious and full of flavour. For dessert I had a mille-feuille that was so delicately prepared.

To finish we were also brought some beautiful hand made chocolates.

Would highly recommend this restaurant. I can't wait to go back.

Visited September 2012
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent food - only critiquq is it was a bit bright!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

Amazing food and service. Very experienced host and waiter made us feel right at home, despite our poor French abd the Young servers described each course to us in detail also in English..// Local cuisine and at 1/3 the price the same meal type of would have cost us in Paris earlier in our trip!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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scotland
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“BACK AGAIN”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We were very well received and had no difficulty making a reservation although the restaurant was busy. We had not been since last year. The presentation and presentation of the food remains very special although the amuse bouche before the pudding has gone. Service? Well, in a Michelin star restaurant there shouldn't be a waiter clowning about. The maitre d' is still very, very professional. Should it be a Michelin star? On balance, probably not but it is very good.

Visited September 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We were stuck in traffic and we were unable to make it to our dinner reservation to L'Univers but the head chef was still very kind to us when we managed to make it there for lunch the next day.

Simple but elegant lunch menu and great value for money. Very good.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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