For several generations, this cozy restaurant was directed by a domineering matriarch, Mme Barale, whose autocratic behavior with her guests and staff was almost legendary. Today, much liberated from the demands of its founder (Mme Barale retired from the scene late in 2003), the venue now revolves less around her personality cult, but it can still be a lot of fun. The setting includes several interconnected dining rooms, each outfitted with gleaming copper pots, patterned fabrics, comfortable banquettes, and lots of ceramics. In a separate room, presented like objects in a museum, is a trio of Citroëns from the 1920s, each restored to its original glossiness. Menu items reflect the old-fashioned culinary traditions of Nice: pissaladière, salad Niçoise, house-made ravioli, and savory slices of spinach tart.
- © Frommer's 2013
User Reviews for Specialités Niçoise
Soupe aux poissons
il faut gouter à la Soupe de poissons magnifiquement servie. Ambiance plaisante, bon service. Bon prix
- posted on 10.24.12
- by MMarcotte
- Recommended 2010