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“Just Ok. Large restaurant with no clear concept.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Le grand balcon

Le grand balcon
10 rue saint francois de paule, 06300 Nice, France
04.93.62.60.74
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Ranked #310 of 1,413 Restaurants in Nice
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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42 restaurant reviews
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“Just Ok. Large restaurant with no clear concept.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant, as a group. It was booked for us to have dinner and it was close to the hotel where we were staying. It was interesting that for a group of 16, they set us up in a corner where some people had to move to gibe way to others going to use the restrooms. It is interesting, if you take in account that the huge restaurant was quite empty and there was plenty of space to accommodate everyone comfortably. The food left nothing to my memory and the staff see, to be very tired of doing what they do. Not a smile for any reason. Would never get back there.

Visited March 2014
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Magnifique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

my family and I visited this wonderful restaurant on New Years Day evening, the staff were really friendly and professional, the place itself is a lovely environment, the decor is amazing, it feels warm and relaxed yet elegant and classy. the food was fantastic and the wine was superb. I cannot recommend it enough, i cannot wait to go back.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful French food experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I visited this restaurant on 1st january 2014. The welcome was friendly, the decoration very French and the menu mouth watering. Whilst waiting for our food some wonderful homemade breads and a tasty olive tapenade were brought up. This was then followed by a delicious complimentary mushroom mousse appetizer. The Filet mignon and the Sole ordered were delightful, beautifully cooked and very flavoursome. They were both served with vegetables and lovely, creamy mash potatoes. Both meals were exceptional and I have a good appetite but left after ordering a single course totally satiated. The main courses were around 30-35 euros each but were excellent value for money. The wine selection accompanying the menu was superb. A wonderful French experience from start to finish.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We ate at Le Grand Balcon on the recommendation of a member of staff at the Negresco, where we were staying.

It is a pleasant and reasonably-priced restaurant in a good location. Not only was the food very good, but the wine was excellent, as was the local marc we had as a digestif, The service was attentive and one waiter even went as far as to ask a lady sitting outside to stop smoking to prevent the smoke coming back at us inside.

We ate in the superb Michelin two-star Chantecler in the Negresco on the next night, and though I have to admit the Chantecler was better, the memory of Le Grand Balcon was not eclipsed by the experience, which says a lot for the less prestigious restaurant.

In short, we would recommend Le Grand Balcon to anyone wanting a good meal in a French restaurant in Nice.

Visited November 2013
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Dayton, Ohio
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“Good luncheon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

met the owner, she was friendly. Service was flawless. Delicious olive dip w/bread, minestrone soup w/basil oil and sea bass with polenta..and finally french apple tart...good location to the outdoor market, tourist shops..easy to find.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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