Nice, Marseille + The Côte d'Azur
Restaurants in Nice, Marseille + The Côte d'Azur
Tucked away in a picturesque courtyard, Le Patio specializes in Italian cuisine, with dishes like grilled antipasti, swordfish carpaccio, squid-ink risotto, "Sorrento"_ seafood salad, and veal with porto sauce. The quality for the price is outstanding.
The dimly lit, retro-chic newcomer specializes in Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Its spin-off cafe, Comptoir, has slightly lower prices and a terrace.
Christophe Leroy's bistro and pastry shop is design-conscious yet down-to-earth, and the menu—with dishes such as shrimp scampi, risotto, and salad Niçoise—is comparatively affordable, which makes it a popular lunch spot.
In the fishing port of Vallon des Auffes, the idyllic L’Épuisette serves a proper Provençal bouillabaisse that’s oceans away from all others—brash and intense, rich with saffron and garlic and tasting unmistakably of the sea.
The newest venue in the old port is stark white and mirrored, which helps put its thin, gorgeous, and tanned clientele on display. The menu features light Mediterranean cuisine, such as moules marinieres (mussels cooked in white wine) and seared calamari.
Locals gather here for crusty pizza and bottle of Chateau Plonk.