Sitting right on the Mediterranean, cosmopolitan Nice is known for its fresh fish seafood, as well having a host of fine restaurants that know how to infuse it with oil and herbs and cook to perfection. From ocean fish to mussels to prawns and clams and lobsters, the waters off the coast of the French Riviera yields a bounty of fish and seafood. And Nice is a city with a reputation for preparing it well: they even have a seafood salad that was invented here; and if you order a Nicoise Salad in Nice, it should come with fresh anchovies and seared tuna rather than their oft canned substitutes around the world.
Certain restaurants are known more for their fresh saltwater catches than others, and here we focus on the 10 that do it best of all. The establishments listed here have pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Nice has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Seafood. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at the popular brasserie in a cool venue, Flo, or the hyper hot Jan Restaurant. While the delicious Le Chantecler, inside the masterful Hotel Negresco, is famed for its Nicose cooking, including fresh seafood.
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