Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit
Fodor’s Expert 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 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—don't choke when you see a €3,000 bottle on the wine list.
14 rue Saint-Esprit
Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06600, France