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Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit

  • 14 rue Saint-Esprit Map It
  • Antibes
  • French
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

After 18 years performing in the kitchens of others, acclaimed Chef Christian Morrisset opened one of the best restaurants in the Old Town of Antibes and earned himself a Michelin star. It's in a contemporary setting with dark wood tables and is gorgeously shaded by a 40-year-old fig tree and a canopy of vines—the shady street is one of the most picturesque in town. The former chef of Juana has kept his prices democratic at lunchtime, when a two-course meal costs around €39 (except on Sunday); you can easily spend twice as much at dinner. Typical of his style, which focuses on local ingredients, is a saddle of lamb from the Alpilles cooked in a crust of Vallauris clay with gnocchi and truffles, zucchini, eggplant, and thyme jus. It is costly—and don't choke when you see a €3,000 bottle on the wine list.

Restaurant Information

Address:

14 rue Saint-Esprit, Antibes, 06600, France

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Phone:

/04–93–34–50–12

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Tues., most of Nov., and last wk of June. No lunch Mon. and Wed., May–Oct.

Published 06/25/2015

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