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Where do the locals eat?

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Where do the locals eat?

I stay in St Jean Cap Ferrat frequently and get sick of paying high prices for mediocre or inferior food and service. I have tried a lot of the 'recommended' restaurants on that forum. I must be going on the chefs day off! e.g overcooked mussels, food served cold, indifferent service, wrong orders, 700% mark up on wines

It's my partner's birthday in April and we are spending the day in Nice. So, you local experts, tell me where you eat, in non touristy restaurants. I just want excellent food, not overpriced wine and value for money. Am I asking for too much? We love all types of food and I don't mind paying higher prices if it's good, or going to smaller, local places without the frills

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1. Re: Where do the locals eat?

It's hard recommending restaurants sometimes but if you are in the Port area, then Lena's might suit you, near Riquier station, 58-62 rue Arson, tel 04 93 56 27 46:

Edited: 14 March 2010, 20:02
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2. Re: Where do the locals eat?

linternaute.com/restaurant/…lena.shtml

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3. Re: Where do the locals eat?

Thank you so much, it looks just right and the reviews I have read are excellent. Just one question, is it necessary to book for a Tuesday lunch or dinner?

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4. Re: Where do the locals eat?

Only if you want to be sure of getting a table.

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5. Re: Where do the locals eat?

You could do a lot worse than L'Univers on the edge of Vieux Nice; excellent value for a Michelin-starred restaurant. Not at all touristy and they take reservations online.

www.christian-plumail.com.

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6. Re: Where do the locals eat?

Seconded Christian Plumail. Also Flaveur in rue Gubernatis.

Can't help with the wine I'm afraid. All French wine is overpriced. Thats how they make it.

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7. Re: Where do the locals eat?

Now there's a lit match thrown into the barrel of gasoline.

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8. Re: Where do the locals eat?

Hey VPS - last time I got ripped off it was in Vilanova!

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9. Re: Where do the locals eat?

Not surprised, I live there and also feel ripped off at times. I tend to eat in the same places I know now, that will give me value for money, be it cheap or expensive. It's pretty much the same wherever you go, That's why I ask where the locals eat.

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10. Re: Where do the locals eat?

Carhirer

Where did you get ripped off in Vilanova?