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The French Riviera Restaurants

La Mérenda

  • 4 rue Raoul Bosio Map It
  • French

Updated 03/05/2013

Fodor's Review

The back-to-bistro boom climaxed here when Dominique Le Stanc retired his crown at the Negresco to take over this tiny, unpretentious temple of Provençal cuisine. Now he and his wife work in the miniature open kitchen, creating the ultimate versions of stuffed sardines, pistou, and slow-simmered daubes (beef stews). To reserve entry to the inner sanctum for one of the two lunch or dinner sittings, you must stop by in person (there's no telephone and it's cash only).

Restaurant Information


4 rue Raoul Bosio, Nice, 06000, France

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Restaurant Details:

  • No credit cards
  • Closed weekends and first 2 wks in Aug.

Updated 03/05/2013


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By Karen

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Apr 2, 2005

Tiny and Terrific

Wonderful authentic cuisine

By David

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Oct 27, 2002

All food no frills

I've lived in Nice for over a year and can highly recommend La Merenda, located in Old Nice, for lunch. You must endure sitting on hard stools a fraction away from your friendly neighbor who makes up for the curt but fast service. The focus is on the food which is truly incredible and inexpensive given the quality. I've always leave this restaurant feeling life is beautiful. Try to arrive before 12:00pm or after 1:45pm. While I have two small

children, I would never bring them to this ,since it's very small and the choices for children are very limited. Enjoy!

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By Jo

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Sep 17, 2002

brilliant bistro experience

Just about the best meal we have had in our many visits to Nice.Expect simple but well cooked and well served food. Great atmosphere, everyone sitting close together and talking to there neighbours! A great experience

By Paul

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Apr 18, 2002

Heaven through a Beaded Door

I fell in love with Le Stanc's wonderful culinary skills when he was at the Negresco. Now away from all the glitz of the Promanade and in a more intimate and relaxed environment at the La Merenda, he continues to achieve greatness with regional dishes to delight the senses. This is a must to experience for anyone and it is worth the adventure to find to place a reservation.

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