In roaring competition with Le Plongeoir, La Réserve de Nice's swooningly Mediterranean views leave guests aflutter.
Stippled onto the water's edge facing the Baie des Anges with some of Nice's most impressive landscapes propping the restaurant on either side: the palm-lined curl of Promenade des Anglais glittering in the distance to the left, the calm, cornflower blue of Coco Beach to the right, soundtracked by waves gently shushing the sands as they reach the pebbled shores, La Réserve de Nice doesn't leave guests for wanting when it comes to scenery.
Head chef Jérôme Cotta creates culinary wizardry behind the scenes, crafting seafood dishes executed with flair and precision
It's a linen tablecloth and tea lights kind of affair here (with the odd flash of Art Deco) but stuffy this establishment it is not — as its glossy-haired and golden-limbed clientele can attest to.
Head chef Jérôme Cotta creates culinary wizardry behind the scenes, crafting seafood dishes executed with flair and precision. Standout dishes on the menu include the meltingly soft seabass swimming in hazelnut butter and the ruby-red langoustine which comes with drama and scale to the table, accessorized with gorgeous specks of greenery and a cauliflower remoulade.
Showstopping seafood is a fitting prelude to the dessert. With only three to choose from, we fervently believe you should try them all. The millefeuille is artfully goldened and peppered to perfection with pistachios: the chocolate dome presented like a glistening bubble almost too beautiful to pop and releases a biscuity blend of chestnuts and pear when split in two: while stone-cold classic baba au rhum delivers on being the syrup-soaked boozy delight you'd expect. We guarantee they'll be the prettiest things you will see on your charter.
La Réserve de Nice
60 Bd Franck Pilatte, 06300 Nice, France