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Where to eat in or near Paris, St Remy, Nice

Old Apr 29th, 2006, 09:17 AM
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Where to eat in or near Paris, St Remy, Nice

We love to eat! I even like taking pictures of food to remember my meals ( I know I'm not alone). Can you recommend any great restaurants. We like all types of food from really elegant to street vendors.
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A very special pace near Nice is in Rouret, "La Table de mon Moulin."
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If you go to Montmartre, there is a brasserie called Le Progres, went there during the summer and this past march. excellent food! From the botttom of the funiculaire, walk toward the right, and it is a few minutes away.
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What price range?
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Well... here's my list of recommended places. I've just come home from dinner at Moulin d'Aure and another really good meal.

In the Alpilles area:

St. Remy

Jardin de Frédéric
Small, cozy restaurant with a small outdoor terrace. Good seafood dishes. Friendly owner and service is good.
Closed Sunday and Monday lunch
Dress - Casual
8, boulevard Gambetta Tel: 04 90 92 27 76
Menus offered at 25 and 28 euro (dinner) 16 euro (lunch)

La Serre

Charming restaurant in an old greenhouse in the village - chef is the grandson of Gaston Lenotre. Very good, inventive food, reasonably priced.
Dress - casual
8, rue Commune Tel: 04 90 92 37 21

La Source - Totally non-smoking

Charming, small restaurant fairly off the tourist path. Very good food, beautiful shaded terrace overlooking a garden for summer dining. Closed Wednesday
13, avenue Liberation Tel: 04 90 92 44 71
Lunch menu around 21 euro Dinner menus 30/40 euro

Outside of St.Remy, on the D5 just outside of Graveson:

Moulin d'Aure

Also a B&B, the restaurant is wonderful. The owners are Italian, so many of the dishes are Italian inspired. Reasonably priced, with a decent wine list that includes some good Italian choices.
Tel: 04 90 95 84 05

Outside of St. Remy in the direction of Noves:

La Maison (Domaine de Bournissac)
New restaurant and country inn (about two years old) - in a lovely old mas. Excellent cuisine. Terrace shaded by a fig tree. Menus at around 40 euro
Closed Monday and Tuesday noon
tel: 04 90 90 25 25

Les Baux de Provence

* Riboto de Taven
In the Val d'Enfer, just below the village of Les Baux. An excellent Michelin one star restaurant for thirty-five years, they've turned in their star and are no longer serving a varied menu. They've become a country inn and serve a dinner with a set menu . Call in advance to see what they're serving - and if they have room. The menu changes with the seasons, but always includes regional dishes. Beautiful garden and terrace with a view of the village of Les Baux. Dining on the terrace in the summer months, otherwise indoors in what was once the bergerie (sheepfold).
Dress - Dressy casual, although no ties required for men.
Tel: 04 90 54 34 23
Menu is usually around 45 euro



On the village square, this hotel restaurant has a small menu, but the food is excellent.

La Vallée ( Chez Karine )
This restaurant was begun a couple of years ago by Jean-Louis' daughter Karine (Jean Louis of Bistrot du Paradou) and her sister. Her sister has gone on to other things, but Karine, along with the former chef at Cuisine au Planet in Fontvieille are doing good things here. One of their most successful menus has been based on the artichoke.... extremely popular.

15, avenue de la Vallée des Baux Tel: (33) 490 54 54 00
[email protected] website: www.la-vallee.net

* Bistrot de La Petite France

Former Michelin one star restaurant, just outside Maussane near Le Paradou in a renovated farmhouse. They "turned in" their star and changed the style of the restaurant to a less formal bistro. Excellent food, good service. One of the best wine lists in France (the chef's father is the owner of the largest wine distributor in the south of France)
Casual. Reservations recommended Closed Wednesday and Thursday
55, avenue de la Vallee des Baux Tel: 04 90 54 41 91
Menu - 25 euro

Bistrot du Paradou

Popular (written about endlessly) with tourists. Lunch and Dinner (dinner served only from June through the end of September). One Menu, based on market shopping - basically you eat what Jean-Louis' wife cooks.
The past couple of years I've found that the menus are changing less and less, and the price has gone up and up.. In the past weeks, Jean Louis has put up signs everywhere on the property "Chez Jean Louis"....
Friday is always Aïoli day. Check the menu of the day before reserving
Dress is casual Tel: 04 90 54 32 70
Lunch menu - 39 euro

Fontvieille (between Arles & Les Baux)

Cuisine au Planet
Very small, but charming, restaurant in the center of the village.... in one of the oldest houses there (16th C). Small outdoor terrace for summer dining.
Dress - casual
144, Grand rue Tel: 04 90 54 63 97
Menus 25 and 32 euro


Jardin des Arts - Totally non-smoking

This is a great spot for lunch. On the main walking/shopping street, in a restored building overlooking a garden. There are daily menus as well as a large choice “a la carte”. The salads are large and excellent.
Lunch service only.
38, rue de la Republique
Tel: 04 90 96 10 36

****** L’atelier de Jean-Luc Rabanel

Newly opened by the former chef, and creator of, the only registered organic restaurant La Chassagnette in the Camargue. This is a small restaurant in the heart of the shopping area. The theme remains the same – organic, fresh and inventive.

7, rue des Carmes
tel: 04 90 91 07 69


* Bistrot d'Eygalières "Chez Bru"
Michelin one star. Charming restaurant in the center of this tiny village. Owners/chef are Belgian, trained at the Baumanière in the 'good old days'. Inventive cuisine, fairly good wine list. In the summer, tables are set outside on the sidewalk for outdoor dining. They also have four rooms.... 130 to 160 euro per night
Reservations recommended in season and on weekends.
rue Republique Tel: 04 90 90 60 34
Lunch menu 45 euro Dinner menus 64/74 euro

Le Petit Bru
The baby bistro to the Bistrot d'Eygalieres. More casual - good food.
Prix fixe menu which offers a choice of entrée and main course, cheese and dessert.
House wine only.
Tel: 04 90 95 98 89

Sous les Micocouliers
Situated off the main road, this restaurant always has an interesting daily menu.
Lovely large terrace under the trees, it's great in the summer months.
Closed Tuesday all day and Wednesday at lunchtime.
Tel: 04 90 95 94 53


* Auberge de Noves
Michelin One Star restaurant. Beautiful setting on a hill in a wooded park. Chef Lalleman creates some delicious dishes.
Dressy Casual
Reservations recommended in season and on weekends.
rte. Châteaurenard Tel: 04 90 24 28 28


Mamma Corsica
Corsican specialties and grilled meats.
35 rue Jean le Vieux (near the place Pie)
They also have a Corsican grocery store: U Nebbiu at 70, boulevard St Ruf

La Petite Pêche
Small restaurant - close tables. Very good seafood. A nice place for lunch.
13, rue Saint-Etienne Tel: 04 90 86 02 46

Christian Etienne
A Michelin starred restaurant in a 14thC building touching the Palais des Papes. Regional, excellent cooking. There is an outdoor terrace.
10, rue de Mons Tel: 04 90 86 16 50


* Prieuré
A One Star Michelin restaurant located in the hotel by the same name... the food is delicious and in fine weather you can sit outside on the terrace.
Dress - dressy casual
7, place Chapitre Tel: 04 90 15 90 15

Mon Mari Etait Patissier
This place is totally different... the chef is a kook, but he cooks well. No meat on the menu, as he has a pet duck named PomPom (sometimes he brings the duck to your table to meet you). He does serve foie gras, however... so apparently geese are excluded from his no meat policy. In good weather you can sit outside under an arbor.
Dress - Casual
Villa Sylvie - 3, boulevard Pasteur Tel: 04 90 25 52 79

Salon de Provence

l'Eau a la Bouche
This combination restaurant and fish shop guarantees the freshest of seafood. They have an excellent chef and the food is excellent.
Closed Sunday evening and Monday all day
Place Morgan tel: 04 90 56 41 93


Newly opened second restaurant of l'Eau a la Bouche... sort of like a baby bistro.
Nice for lunch.
1 Place Crousillat Tel: 04 90 44 70 82

In the Luberon Region:


La Maison Gouin

Reservations are a must in this former butcher shop turned restaurant.
Near the Credit Agricole on the market place
04 90 76 90 18


* Le Clos de la Violette
Michelin Two Star restaurant. Chef Banzo (yes that's really his name) does great things with food. The service is excellent and in good weather you can dine in the garden. Just steps from the Villa Gallici hotel.
Dress - Dressy Casual
10, avenue Violette Tel: 04 42 23 30 71
email: [email protected]

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In Maillane, LÓustalet Maianen,
Fontvielle, La Regilido,
Maussane, Ou Ravi Provença
Isle -sur-Sorgue, Le Jardin du Quai,
and Mas Cure Bourse.
Les Baux, Oustau de Baumaniere,
Villeneuve lez Avignon, Le Prieré,
Avignon, Hotel Europe, Bain-Marie, Hiely
Nice, L'ane Rouge
Gordes, Mas de la Huppe,
Les Imberts (outside of Gordes), Mas de Tourteron,
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An update: La Table de Mon Moulin in Le Rouret has expired.

Near Les Baux, Le Riboto de Taven.
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Our favorite place around Nice is LA CHAUMIERE, which is a Provencal-style restaurant located 6 miles out of Nice on the Grande Corniche.

The food is heavenly- big baskets of fresh vegetables from the restaurant's own garden served with homemade dips, then chicken or beef grilled to perfection in the main living room's fireplace. Desserts are all homemade, too, and out of this world.

La Chaumiere is expensive- more of a special occasion place, but well worth every cent!
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From my trip notes to Nice in June 2006:

"For our first dinner, I had brought the name of a restaurant I’d found on Travel Talk, and the front desk agreed it was a good one, a local favorite in old Nice. It’s called Acchiardo, at 38 rue Droite in Vieux Nice. We headed over for their opening at 7 p.m., and were very happy with it. Really friendly and attentive service, very quaint and casual atmosphere, with a good menu. I had a steak dinner, which actually included vegetables on the side. My daughter had two different salads. We had bottled water and a half-liter of house red wine. When the bill arrived for 28.50EUR, I thought they’d made a mistake because it was so much less than I’d been accustomed to paying in Venice, Florence and Rome. But, no, it was correct. (We would have maybe eaten there another night, but found out it closes on weekend nights, believe it or not.)

... That evening, we returned to old Nice for dinner. We loved that neighborhood’s little streets, overall atmosphere, and cute shops. We found the Restaurant la Tapenada, 6 rue St. Reparate and had a very nice dinner. It was probably about 60EUR for the two of us, on their fixed price menu, with a bottle of house wine. Very nice little place, with friendly and attentive service. They even let my daughter trade her dessert for a salad. So she had two salads to start, one after the other, and they timed the arrival of our main courses perfectly. We were completely happy with our meal there.

...That evening we weren’t very hungry, so opted for the simple Pasta Basta, once again in old Nice. It was a nice meal, although not extraordinary. Good prices and decent service."

In Paris, we liked Le Caveau de L'Isle.
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Jean (underhill) I posted a few months ago that he has relocated to Cannes. His new place is called L'Ondine.
tel: 04 93 94 23 15
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Missed that one, Mimi--is the new one his daughter's place or his? Thanks!
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It looks like a huge place on the fashionable L'Ondine beach. None of the sites I researched at that time mention his daughter or son.
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I had read that Silva bought a restaurant in Cannes for his daughter--don't know anything else. But no Silva is listed as chef for L'Ondine; so I wonder whether Silva is actually involved in the restaurant. Doesn't seem to be his style at all.

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In Cannes, here Jean-Pierre Silva (ex-2 stars) which, after having passed by a table of hosts in the back country from which it separated, takes again Ondine (04 93 94 23 15) in Cannes and invests himself thoroughly there. In Saint-Tropez, note the arrival of a new chief with the Country house of Saint-Tropez (04 94 55 82 55), Olivier Streiff, 30 years. It comes from the Vista Palace…

But the most beautiful innovation, it is incontestably Mirazur (30, which occurred Aristide-Briand; 04 92 41 86 86) in Menton. Two young people come from the Arpeggio, of Alain Passard in Paris, invested this restaurant nicely placed above the shore. And immediately, they make claquer an incredible kitchen of freshness and clearness like this octopus, jumping almost of the sea to the plate. Pricked royal sea-bream of olives and crystallized lemons, vegetables of the garden… It is impressing and drôlement good (finely with lunch 35 Euro and 70 Euro the evening).

Elsewhere, the arrival of Bernardo

If you knew Mathias and Fabien Dandine in Escoundudo with Bormes-the-Mimosas, will know that they are not there any more because they have just joined the Rocks in Lavandou where they take again the restaurant, the bar and the famous beach (04 94 71 05 07).

Another movement and this time even more spectacular: Enrico Bernardo leaves the Furnace Seasons George V of Paris and opens his characteristic restoring. The champion of the world of sommellery 2004 and directing of the sommellery will leave the hotel, on July 14, for a new adventure, his dream of always: to open its characteristic restoring. It is indeed in Cassis, at the edge of the sea and in full vineyard, that its house, the Madie Villa will open its doors at at the beginning of 2007 with the chief Jean-Marc Banzo with the orders of the kitchens.

In Marseilles, in New Hotel of Marseilles, arrived of Jerome Pollo (ex- Alain Ducasse Abbey of That and Louis XV) to the Victor Coffee (71, boulevard Charles-Livon; 04 91.315.315).

For Arles, it will be necessary to count on an excellent complementary duet. On a side Chassagnette with a new chief: Armand Arnal (ex-Alain Ducasse). It is in Sambuc in the full Camargue with an exquisite garden (04 90 07 26 96). The ex-chief of this divine place has just opened in Arles his characteristic restoring with a pétaradant success: The Workshop of Jean-Luc Rabanel: 7, street of the Carmelite friars, (04 90 91 07 69).

In Maussane Alpilles, Violaine Cocault, 25 years, (ex-Alain Passard), should make a tobacco in this taken again business there is little by Jean-Andre Charial (Oustau de Baumanière). That is called the Place (65, avenue of the Valley-of-Beams; 04 90 54 23 31).

This is badly translated.
The Place is Maussane was very good.

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this from Magazine Gourmand:
"Cannes: Jean-Pierre Silva (ex-2 étoiles) reprend la plage Ondine à Cannes, face au Miramar, sur La Croisette."
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We'll check out Silva's latest incarnation and report back in late October. This will make his 3rd restaurant: first Bouilland, then le Rouret, now Cannes. Love his cooking!
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