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“Genuine nicoise bistro” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Comptoir du Marche

Le Comptoir du Marche
Ranked #28 of 1,866 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Street, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Genuine nicoise bistro”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We had asked our apartment manager for a recommendation in the Old Town and she had proposed this restaurant and its sister, bistro d'antoine. Since bistro d'antoine was solidly booked for the week of our trip, we managed to get a booking here. We arrived to a very warm welcome and had a drink while perusing the menu on the board which was explained to us in great detail. We ordered moules as starters and then duck and steaks (Bavette), all of which were full of taste and served with a jus and delicious vegetables. To finish, we had chocolate mousse with raspberries and a type of roasted apple crumble with chestnut mousse. Reportedly, this restaurant does not use freezers and buys fresh food from the market daily, hence the menu changes daily. Can thoroughly recommend.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Luxembourg
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197 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“a pearl in the old city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Ok, there are some visitors, as usual, who aren't happy.... most of their critics go about the service, which for me was friendly, funny and welcoming. One even said you must go to that place if you're not hungry. Difficult to know how much he's expecting, but he should better talk of the quality, as for me the quantity was also more than reasonable. Who knows "Antoine's" marvelous place in the rue de la Préfecture, will know he's not doing things half ways. I found this place even cosyer and welcome in one of these pedestrian streets of the old city where usually you get fast food quality. My mussels were delicious ( for 7€ starter) as the following veal liver was presented in a very appetizing way .., served rosé with nice truffle-potato and little "al dente" vegetables. Even the mascarpone strawberries tasted fine, even if we are out of season. Just a question of how to improve taste. As for the wine, serving this quality at 3,5€ the glass, is almost a gift to me... so, a place i'll put on my "to do list2 next time I come back, for sure. And if you take the everage of all the reactions on this site, you'll see that most of the visitors will agree with me.

  • Visited October 2013
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A little gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We went here after trying unsuccessfully to book Bistro du Antoine - this restaurant has the same owner. It was so good, we came back the following week when we were back in Nice. Friendly staff who were knowledgable about the menu and wine list. The food was delicious! I strongly reccommend the mussels if the are available as a starter. Prices are very reasonable considering the calibre of the food.

Visited September 2013
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Wantage, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We happened to find Le Comptoir du Marche after finding out that we could not get into Bistro d'Antoine which had been highly recommended by friends. We were totally unaware that the two were connected.
It was certainly the best meal we experienced in our week in Nice - the staff were friendly and efficient and the food was beautifully cooked and presented. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank CJD091
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London
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Nice but not quite as good as Bistrot Antoine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Another great option in Nice for a good night out. Great service. Nice atmosphere. But think cooking at bistrot Antoine has the edge

Visited September 2013
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