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“Excellent restaurant for lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Les Viviers

Les Viviers
22, rue Alphonse Karr, 06000 Nice, France (Centre)
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Ranked #265 of 1,766 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $71
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Centre
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had lunch there on a Friday in April. The food and wine were of a very high standard; the service was welcoming and efficient; all in all the best restaurant experience of our week in Nice.

This bistro style restaurant is an offshoot of the more upmarket place next door. The chef makes no secret of this and came to talk to diners on this side of the house as well as on the pricier side. His menus are seasonal and make good use of local produce - although it has to be said that just about all sea fish (as opposed to farmed fish) sold in Nice is from the Atlantic. Good wine is available in 50cl carafes, which seem much more suited to two lunchtime customers than a whole bottle. This is widespread in Nice and should be encouraged elsewhere.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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“Classic French food in out-of-the way location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Les Viviers in tucked away on a small side street but worth the effort to find it. We have eaten both lunch and dinner there, lunch menu being similar but less expensive. The food is excellent and presented beautifully. The seating is tight, but there was not a lot of noise and conversation was easy. The wine list is excellent. The prices are not inexpensive, but not out of line for the quality. Be sure to reserve in advance. It is not huge, and fills quickly.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Edward H
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Nice, France
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“Great Meal great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Old style restaurant serving excellent food. They were very busy at lunchtime and the service though good was a touch slow. Every thing else was very good. Well worth a visit when you are in Nice.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Groover25
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Delray Beach, Florida
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119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Best Quality experience in Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Going to Les Viviers is like going back in time and hanging on to tradition.
On one side of the kitchen there is the Bistrot and on the other is the more formal restaurant, but the cuisine comes from the same place and is this wonderful food!
I love fish and when I go to Viviers I know that any fish I have is going to be the freshest and most tasty; I do not look for creativity when the food speaks for itself.
Jacques Rolancy is both chef and owner of these two restaurants and runs a very tight ship as this place is full up every time we have been there; clearly the success of the food he prepares is very well-known to the locals.
Maybe not the most creative but it is a place I could go back to night after night!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Homervirgil
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Berlin, Germany
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Nice restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Nice small restaurant. Had dinner on christmas eve after visiting the opera. Rather on the pricey side...

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank xiaocai
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