Les P?cheurs: Expensive and long waiting to be served
We decided eating here because we were staying in their private beach and mostly we were hungry. What a mistake!!! We waited a good while until someone would finally notice our presence, actually my husband had to call a waiter, otherwise we would have stayed there much longer. And there were many waiters there. I also noticed that other clients who arrived after us where having their order already taken... I hope it has nothing to do with our social class or that we weren't regular customers...
Finally someone set a table for us and then disappeared. We had to ask another waiter to get a menu. At least, we hadn't waited that long to have our dishes. We both ordered the "Salade champ?tre (salad with grilled chicken, mushrooms, bean sprout, green beans and pine kernel), which was beautifully displayed and not so bad. This dish costs 15 Euros. Main dishes (fish or meat) were around 40 Euros. They provide children's menu which costs 12 Euros. The food might be good in this restaurant but the service is sad, especially if you aren't a regular customer and doesn't look rich.
- Spa and Resort
- Food and Dining
Chez Tétou: Best Bouillabaisse
Run by a family since the 1950s, Chez Tétou, is most famous for its lobster bouillabaisse. The rich and famous dine next to ordinary individuals at this still incredibly authentic and exquisite seafood restaurant. It is located right on the beach in a casual, yet elegant atmosphere. This is one of the best dining experiences on the Côte d'Azur and worth the high price. Beware though, the restaurant only accepts CASH or cheque!
- Food and Dining
- Wine Tasting
- Luxury Travel
Grand Marnier: France's most delicious Crêpes
This family-run crêperie serves arguably France's most delicious crêpes. Although they are served with any desired toppings, the house's specialty - as the name indicates - is a sprinkle of Grand Marnier liqueur. With or without, however, this crêpe is unforgettable. When visiting Juan-les-Pins, a stop here is a must! Grand Marnier is open only in the summer months (until late at night), but if you get a craving in winter, then head to Courchevel or Méribel, the Alpine ski resorts, where the family runs the winter Grand Marnier Crêperies.
- Food and Dining
Les Arcades: Rush in - rush out
This is one of the strip of restaurants on Rue du Dr. Dautheville that feature host(esse)s standing on the street trying to get you to sit down. The attempts for a quick sell then get reflected in the actual meal, which is a rushed affair for French standards. It's clear they don't want you to sit around talking while sipping the last of your wine, since they could have a turnover with new clients.
We arrived before 8pm, when there's still a menu de degustation offered, so for 18.50 euro/person, you got an entree, plat principal and dessert. The entrees were completely acceptable: a nice heaping bowl of mussels in broth and the regional fish puree soup. Dessert was also good, with a delicious creme caramel and generous chocolate mousse. The main course, however, is where the trouble occurred. My husband, who is lactose intolerant, wanted the lasagna, but asked the waiter if there was any cream in it. The waiter said there was bechamel, so my husband decided to get the filet of bass instead. The waiter didn't bother mentioning that there was cream in this too, even though the menu didn't indicate that. He and I switched plates, but I had ordered a rigatoni all'arrabliata that was so ridiculously spicy that you couldn't eat it or taste anything. Even my husband agreed, and he travels regularly to Mexico and Thailand. The waiter also fouled up when we asked for tea, saying they had Earl Grey but then bringing generic ceylon tea.
The place did not put any care into its dishes and was pricy for the quality.
Le Vesuvio: The Real Italian in Antibes
Sharp, clean and wonderful food!
This is the place to be eat and be seen in JLP, Antibes's more fun district.
A minute away from the Casinos and clubs of JLP is this no mess no thinking good food Italian restaurant, the prices here are reasonable all year round and its a great place to eat with friends.
Favorite Dish: I have been here several times and tried various pastas. They are all good. A meal for two friends would cost around 45 euros (2009) . Including either a coffee (cafe) or small desert.
- Business Travel
Les Arcades: Yesterday's food at tomorrow's prices
Les Arcades presents itself as pizza restaurant, though the menu offers a wider range of dishes and not all Italian in origination.
We chose it for a lunchtime meal due to its apparent popularity with local people, which is probably due to the fact it advertises 3 courses for 11 euros at that time of day. We chose not to go for the set menu, which maybe could explain our experience.
My wife opted for Escalope Veau Creme which was cooked to her liking but the sauce had an unusual flavour which she could not really describe. I chose the mixed fried fish. It was served in a large bowl and consisted of whitebait, prawns and calamari with mussels and clams in their shells. The prawns and calamari were cooked in a batter so hard that they disintegrated when cut with a knife. All the shell based food had been cooked so long that the actual mussels and clams had shrunk to about 10% of their original size and were crunchy.
When I complained to the waiter by tapping one of the calamari pieces on the side of the dish
he simply shrugged and took my plate away. Not long after he presented me with the bill for the full amount, 52.50 Euros for the two dishes and a bottle of wine.
I'm convinced the food had been cooked at least the night before and reheated that lunchtime. It was totally inedible.
- Food and Dining
- Family Travel
Café Milano: Good, non expensive pasta & pizzas
On a lively street in Juan Les Pins, this Italian was good value for money. For about €8 I had a huge pile of delicious pata, well presented by considerate staff.
One warning - they tried to sit us in a corner that we really didn't fancy - make sure to ask for the table you want - plenty of people refused the first tabel they wre offered.
And beware - it got very busy later on - get there early.
Good food, good service, good prices. Good for families and couples alike. Would go here again.
Restaurant Hollywood: 2 metres from the water, cheap & cheerfull food
Very near the Medidien Hotel & Casino, a small, unassuming restaurant right next to the water.
Favorite Dish: I have a salade nicoice which was very good and quite a big portion too.
- Budget Travel