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“Bring the inside out” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ranked #135 of 627 Restaurants in Antibes
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lurgan, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Bring the inside out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Food was exceptionally good. Service was pretty good with owner & head waiter was very good.
As a business owner would need to invest in English translation on menu or use I pad for menu selection. Particularly deserts. Also because the inside is so lovely would need to reflect this on the outside streets cape. Steaks were exceptional, Varachin was amazing if you knew what it was. Tablets for menu with photos would be a great idea. Descriptions for standard menu would be helpfully ( difference between Argentinian or American? What is Chateaubriand mean?

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“food great staff has too much attitude”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Positives:
- excellent seasoning of meats
- great steaks
- nice decor

Negatives:
- attitude of the head of service unacceptable, slightly arrogant
- side dishes do not benefit of the same attention as the steaks
- lemon tart was a major failure ( biscuit was horrible, lemon curd was rather tasteless...)

if you go just have a steak and some wine then go

Visited April 2014
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Thank alacko
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Antibes, France
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not consistant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

This is a beautiful restaurant. The manager and the head waiter are attentive. The food was excellent the first time we visited with a party of 6. We loved it so much we returned a second time and the steak for 55 Euros was burnt on the outside and not cooked perfectly as the first time.
There is a young man who is part of the wait staff who is very pushy and is not so friendly. When I asked for a glass of wine as part of the lunch special he began to tell me about how his computer system worked and why I could not make it part of the lunch special. I did not care to hear about it...and I wondered if he knew that he was not the customer. Well the last experience gave it an average review.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shauna L
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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beef & Wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

Well thats what you will see as the restaurant's name!

Ranks with very best US steakhouses and will come as a great surprise for those used to cosy French restaurants with its wide open 'conservatory' and modernist setting.

We've been many times and the food is always of an exceptional standard. The restaurant has its 'roots' on the Cap so isn't just new to be different.

Only advice would be to book in summer months and ask not to be seated around the edges and under the overhang as it can get warm on hot summer evenings.

Don't be put off by the cold entry to the restaurant -- its just 'space' and do order the truffle mash.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank B0ater1
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Franck F, Directeur général at Nacional, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
Dear B0ater1

Many thanks for your comments regarding le Nacional. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. If you are in the area for Christmas or January 1st, we have a special menu. I hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back soon.
Happy Christmas & all the best for the coming New Year,
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Best steaks outside of Paris!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We visited this restaurant in June after it had just opened and we returned again in October.We had an fantastic meal each time.Pascal,in charge of the restaurant,offers excellent advice on both the menu options and the wines.He is so committed to ensure customers have an excellent evening.The ambience of the restaurant is both calm and welcoming.
The quality of the food is outstanding,cooked to perfection,and matched with good quality wines.
We would fully recommend this restaurant in this lovely old area of Antibes.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank walker12000
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Franck F, Directeur général at Nacional, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Dear Walker120,
Many thanks for sharing with us your 5 stars review and for coming back. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed our quality of food and service : our mission is to provide the best service to each of our guests. I will share your kind words with Pascal. Waiting the pleasure to welcome you back.
Best Regards
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