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#1 of 822 French in Nice
Travelers' Choice Best of the Best


Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service

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1.1 miles from Place Massena
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing place, authentic French food! We always come back, and I am always looking forward to our next visit!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

You might be wondering why there are so many 5*. Well, I cannot stress how great this place is. If you don't go whilst in Nice, then go back to Nice to come here. I don't know why there are even 4*. The owners are...wonderful and it feels very personal, they got to know you and it was like visiting family for a meal except the meal was outstanding. You can contact the owner for a reservation through Whatsapp, which is a must because it's always full.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed September 3, 2020 via mobile

The foie gras was absolutely amazing, the duck extremly tasty and tender. We also tried lamb that was done in the same flavory way. One piece of advice: go there with your stomach empty! 😅

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 1, 2020 via mobile

Went there for a dinner with two friends and it was as delicious as it always is. The owners made changes for the guests to feel safe (shields, masks, distanced tables..) without compromising on the delicious food and the table service. The atmosphere always feels...like being at home, the owners are very welcoming and warm without being invading. We all had half a duck which comes served with delicious foie gras on toasted bread and potatoes that I believed is cooked in the duck fat. We had an amazing Vaqueyras wine and were recommended amazing digestives. This place is a little gem!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

We always love visiting Marie and Jean Michele. They have built something really so special. As locals, it was important to us to visit as soon as the lockdown in Nice was lifted and they opened for guests. It was marvellous as usual! Marie went...to such an effort to make sure everyone was safe and comfortable. And the food! It was like a warm hug (since Marie couldn’t give us one herself as usual!) Duck and stuffing and delicious wine. All washed down by Armagnac at the end. Please do visit them. This is exactly the sort of local restaurant that needs support these days. You won’t regret it!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed July 31, 2020

The best place were you can eat a good french food with good french win. Everything it was on the highest level, choose this place to have a fulfilled and happy evening.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 20, 2020

We were going to make a reservation this morning but we both forgot. So I looked on Tripadvisor this evening and found the 2nd rated place to be intriguing. Keith was like no way... but I was feeling lucky. So we headed out, but then...it took us forever to find parking. Turns out the place is the size of our dining room, an accommodates about 20 people. You need to book way in advance. However, because we’d been driving around forever looking for a place to park, we showed up after the whole thing had started. Two of the ladies were finished and on their way out, and so they let us join the party. And party it was! Their specialty was duck. It was cooked to perfection in true Southern French cooking style, and it tasted like nothing I’ve ever had before. There was duck, stuffing, fried potatoes and frois.  There was absolutely no way a person could finish. But it was so wonderful you wanted to try. Everybody was laughing and talking to each other and the wine was flowing. It was a husband and wife team that ran the place and they were absolutely charming. What a great evening. Perfect way to end our stay in Nice! Call or text in advance to make a reservation- you do not want to miss this!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Go here and have a night you’ll never forget. Marie and Jean-Michael will help you choose food and drinks in a fun and incorporating way. The restaurant is small with a familiar ambiance which allows neighboring tables enjoy each other’s company. Also, the best duck...I’ve ever had.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

This is truly, truly a wonderful find.. we had the duck and the lamb shank... what a treat on the tastebuds! Beautifully cooked and sprinkled generously with love!.. the cherry on top with this place... Marie and her husband, genuine, lovely and wonderfully warm! Great...hosts to our first night in Nice!! If she had the availability, We’d be there again tonight!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

Just eaten here with my girlfriend, we both ate the duck. Not only was the food amazing but Marie’s service was brilliant. She was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Was a meal I will not forget

Date of visit: February 2020
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February 12, 2020|
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Response from kinasmith | Reviewed this property |
During the busy months I’d even book 2 weeks ahead.
September 8, 2019|
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Response from 13pauline13 | Reviewed this property |
I would try just when they open. They only serve dinner so would not be there during the day. I called about 6/7pm and got an answer.
August 14, 2019|
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Response from Martin W | Reviewed this property |
If you call ahead they will prepare a vegetarian meal for you.
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