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“Average...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Les Viviers

Les Viviers
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Ranked #295 of 1,814 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $70
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
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
Paris, France
2 reviews
“Average...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

I selected this place because by mistake I thought I saw they offered kids menu in the internet (it was in fact Le Rolancy's - a fancy looking restaurant just besides)... What a mistake!!! My 4 year old daughter ended up hungry and crying out loud, not having any single dish suitable for kids... although our kid is quite picky when it comes to food :)

Otherwise, the food was very good, as far as I was concerned, and fairly priced too. Atmosphere was quite average. No table menu, they have their dishes written on a wooden board and available only in French and with very busy waters hectic and running around as usual in French restaurants you will not be helped with your choice too much - be prepared!

If you choose this place make sure you make a reservation in advance and be there to order before 13.30h otherwise they close the kitchen.

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Helsinki, Finland
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“French bistro”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

We visited Les Viviers Bistro on a Saturday evening. Before nine o´clock, practically all tables were occupied, so reservation is essential. The tables are pretty close to each other - meaning that there is not much privacy available.

The menu in French was presented on a roughly 50 cm x 80 cm black board placed on the table. No English version was offered. Neither did we ask for one, since we had printed out the menu in advance from the web.

As the kitchen´s greeting we were offered olives and two types of sandwich-like nibbles, which were quite nice. As actual starters we had artichokes salad and scallops carpaccio. Both were OK - no complaints, but not unforgettable. As the main course we enjoyed sea bream cooked in sea salt crust. The fish itself did not have very much taste, but the accompanying sauce had quite a strong taste. As a dessert I had flambéed crêpes with Grand Marnier. The crepes were OK, but to my disappointment they were not topped with whipped cream or ice-cream. My wife´s choice was Black Forest cake, which was quite delicious

The wine list was extensive, so we just followed the waitress´s recommendation, which turned out to be a good choice for our courses.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kariheikki
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chilternwayhouse
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Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
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“Classic French food in out-of-the way location”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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Thank Edward H
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Nice, France
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53 reviews
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“Great Meal great service.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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Thank Groover25
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