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“Expecting good things but did not deliver on food”

Au rendez-vous des amis
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Ranked #86 of 1,982 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$62
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Isabelle and Thierry Bagnis invite you to savour the taste of real family Provencal cuisine from the Comté de Nice, served in a peaceful cottage with a country inn feel, located high above the city on Gairaut Hill, where the air is clear and the prices are refreshing too. The Rendez Vous des Amis revisits local specialities including dried and fresh tomatoes, Niçois ravioli, sauté of veal with pesto, creamy polenta, and wines from the Côtes de Provence and Bandol regions. Finesse without fuss, a breath of fresh air.
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Took the BIB Gourmand and the tripadvisor reviews as the basis for booking this restaurant. The restaurant is up in the hills and by taxi is about 30 euros one way. Which is fine however, getting a return taxi for us proved impossible and eventually resulted in one of the waiters giving me a ride back to central Nice. Albeit 1.5 hours after we requested the initial taxi.

The appetizers were very good - with the Salmon Tartar particularly tasty. The main courses were less interesting with my fillet beef well cooked but the whole dish was rather bland - let down by poor cooked potatoes that were either too cooked or undercooked. My partner had sirloin steak which again was well seasoned but rather a so what dish. I would have expected more exacting execution of the cooking and the complexity of flavor for a BIB gourmand recommendation. I was disappointed.

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1  Thank reybro
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

It really is fine dining at its best. A wide variety on the menu with excellent selection of Fish dishes. Very impressive

Thank venessa imogen i
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

We were four diners and sat on the terrace, which was very pleasant.

There was absolutely nothing to complain about the food which was delicious. I had some foie gras as a starter. Then, a fillet steak which took half of the plate and was cooked exactly how I had asked! The accompanying veg were prepared in a typically niçois way and the deserts were just lovely.

What we were all shocked about though, was that at 10.30pm, we were the only ones left in the restaurant and it was obvious they were in a rush to go home.
They had cleared all the tables, had switched off the lights in the main room and were waiting for us to go.

We thought it was really rude, especially considering that the bill was for over 250 euros!

One small niggle is also the fact that there is no parking and you have to park on the road itself which is not very wide.

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1  Thank Orchid99GB
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

We had a great midday Sunday meal this past weekend. The food, the setting and the service were superb - and is located in the beautiful hills above Nice.

We had the fixed price menu which offerred many selections including their signature ravioli and carpaccio of zuchini as appetizers. Main courses included salmon with vegatables and veal with pistou sauce. Dessert offerings were amazing - and we had appricot clafouti and cheese.

This restaurant should not be missed!

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Thank BillD001
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

This restaurant is situated up on a hill, far from the noise and the cars, you seem to arrive in the countryside. The owners ans staff are so welcoming, service is perfect, good suggestions for the wine and the food is delicious.
They also offer in the summer a large terrace outside and a small part where you can play "petanque", surrounded by the nature and the inside room is decorated like a dream, you complietely forget the stress, the town and just spend a great time.
I definetely recommend this place!

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Thank Cassandre B
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