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Chez Palmyre, Nice

Got reminded about this place because it is featured on a France calendar that I am using...

I have never been to this place, but it has the reputation of a basic, no nonsense, no ambience place with just a few tables and fabulous food. I think it just did lunch in the recent past. When we passed it on rue Droite last time, it appeared closed and not ready to open for a while, if ever.

Is this place closed forever? Have I missed anything? :)

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  1. Closed last week when I passed, but did not have the dilapidated closed-forever look.

    1. Anyone else have any good info on this restaurant?

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      1. re: menton1

        Bumped this to see if someone might have some news about Chez Palmyre...

        1. re: menton1

          Went to Chez Palmyre last week, Googled it and found this post.

          Stumbled across the restaurant on a walk through the old town. Fully booked (only space for about 24 diners) so we got a table the following night. A delicious 3-course menu at only 14 euros, great wine. Superbly decorated, traditional interior.

          Best meal I've had in France!

           
            1. re: davidjamesharris

              Did they have a makeover? This shabby-chic place has never before been characterized as "superbly decorated"!

              1. re: menton1

                Ha! OK, superbly decorated with shabby old French miscellanea.

                A few interior shots on the French tripadvisor site: http://www.tripadvisor.fr/ReviewPhoto...

                1. re: davidjamesharris

                  "superbly decorated" does make one think of Versaille or something. Had all of us worried. :-)

                  1. re: Parigi

                    Anyone have any info on the food? I'm currently researching Nice for a weekend.

                    1. re: ambra

                      Palmyre is a VERY casual place... for fine dining, don't miss Luc Salsedo and Keisuke Matsushima (It's French!). Stay away from Zucca Magica, all reheated, microwaved food.

                      1. re: menton1

                        I'm coming with a toddler so I can't do the fine dining thing. Is very casual like a sandwich shop? Or just a casual restaurant?

                        Do you know of a good place to celebrate a birthday with a toddler in tow?

                        1. re: ambra

                          A casual restaurant, definitely not a sandwich shop.

                          You might try on one of the many restaurants on the Cours Saleya, lots of outdoor dining, and, since they are devoted to tourists, the meal might go a bit faster than at a place where locals go. Also the menus are larger. The best of this ilk is probably Le Safari, one of the long-established places.

                          http://www.restaurantsafari.fr/en

        2. I got turned away lastyear, perhaps we'll get in this year?

          We tried for lunch, but I hear that they now do dinner as well. Is this true?

          Any recent visits here to report? Anything special about the place to work so hard to get in, or just a TT?

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          1. re: lemarais

            We had lunch there last year. 3 courses for €15! It's simple tasty food properly cooked and is a very enjoyable experience. The charm is in the simplicity and I would go again when in Nice. It's not worth a special trip though.