We are traveling to Nice in just about ten days and will have a hotel in old town. I would appreciate some recommendations for restaurants. I want some names of good restaurants that are not outrageously expensive. Thanks for your help.
What do you consider “outrageously expensive”.
Chat Noir Chat Blanc,20 rue Barillerie, is near Old Town, excellent.
La Cantine de Lulu, 26 rue Alberti, real Nicoise cuisine.
Flaveur, 25, rue Gubernatis, more upscale than first two but worth it. Has a casual hip vibe.
Not cheap, but reasonable. Bistrot D'Antoine 27 Rue de la Préfecture, 06300 Nice, France. +33 4 93 85 29 57
Great food. Call now for reservation. It's always packed.
L'Ovale makes their own charcuterie, and gives you a lot of it.
The Fork/La Fourchette is useful in searching for restaurants. It shows prices, locations and styles of cuisines. There is some user feedback although the service is owned by TripAdvisor so approach with caution. That said, I have enjoyed good results in both Paris and Marseille. It is particularly helpful for making reservations in English. At times it has solicited feedback after the restaurant date.
Google Maps will also show restaurants nearby your accommodation, usually with links to the establishment.
Outrageously expensive, to me, would a meal that is more than $50 a plate.
Geppetto - 9 rue Chauvain
You won't be sorry! :)
I was just in Nice and had 2 of the best meals of my life that just happened to be located on the same block:
Le Vingt4 is a wine bar and their food is smashing! The food-wine combo makes life all the better. They pride themselves on not having a microwave and everything being home made.
Rolancy's - from a famous chef in the area had probably the best meal I have had in a very long time. Because I booked on the Fork, I got a 20% discount which really took quite a chunk off of my bill. Wow the concoctions were amazing here. They spoil you with amuse-bouches and tastings between courses.
I also highly recommend the Nice Food and Wine tours that Rick suggests in his book. It was an amazing way to spend a morning and early afternoon and you learn so much about nicoises cuisine and the city.