Fodor's Expert Review La Merenda

$$$ Nice French

The back-to-bistro boom climaxed here when Dominique Le Stanc retired his crown at the Negresco to take over this tiny, unpretentious landmark of Provençal cuisine. He works in a miniature open kitchen creating ultimate versions of stuffed sardines, tagliatelle with pistou, slow-simmered daubes (beef stews), and the quintessential stockfish (the local lutefisk)—but don’t worry, there is a pizza option too.There are two seatings at both lunch and dinner. You'll have to stop by in person or message on Facebook to reserve entry to the inner sanctum, as there's no phone—and note that credit cards are not accepted either.

French Intimate Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

4 rue Raoul Bosio
Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  06300, France

No phone

Known For:
  • Typical French bistro
  • Amazing food for the price
  • Cash-only policy and reservations accepted only in person or via Facebook message
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed weekends and 1st 2 wks in Aug., Reservations essential

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