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Bistrot de l'Opera

$$ - $$$
Seafood, French, Bar, Mediterranean, Grill, Pub
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3 rue Saint Francois de Paule, 06300 Nice, France
+33 4 93 62 34 72
07:30 - 23:30
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Sun 08:30 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 23:30
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195 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The decoration of this bistro is quite nice, which made us to get inside. The waiter was friendly and caring. We had scampis sautés with vegetables. The scampis with a light taste of pastis were very good, even delicious, but the vegetables a bit overcooked. The deserts were delicious: apple pie and chocolat fondant. House rosé wine quite ok. Most... More 

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142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A nice looking Bistrot just off the street, feeling a bit hungry and keen on a nice bite, why not step inside? Turned out to be an excellent choice! The dinner we had was simply lovely. Nicely served, and the taste was clearly above average. I had a breathtakingly good tartar, the wife an eqully excellent carpaccio, shared a bottle... More 

Thank Stefan A
Nice, France
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We ordered the plat de jour at just after mid day. We then waited 30 mins having been served our drinks. We inquired about our meal and 10 mins later we're told the plat was finished. We were offfered 3 alternatives and chose one. We were given a small jug of wine. Another 15 min wait and another inquiry as... More 

Thank annelizabethcowling
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The interior is very comfortable. Waiters helpful and pleasant. Calzone pizza and lasagna was very tasty. Price normal.

Thank Valdas B
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

My wife and I had dinner here in January 2017. We both had entrecote (a point) and it was the worst piece of meat we've had in decades. Reminded me of trips behind the Iron Curtain in the 60's. We tried to speak to the waiter but he pretended he did not understand French, English, German, Spanish or Italian. Must... More 

Thank Arne L
Stockholm, Sweden
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152 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This restaurant is an OK option for families with kids if you're aware of the tourist factor. Was me and the wife blown away by the food? No, but good size portions that tasted OK and came cooked as ordered. The kids had a nice pizza to share. Nice but short wine list. Service was a bit lacklustre, not great,... More 

Thank robbowan
London, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Good location. Nice décor, made of different levels to mimic an opera stage. Decent furniture: not perfect, but good. Good food: diverse menu. Super service: super friendly people + good advice + willingness to accommodate special requests. To my eyes that is worth much more than the furniture defects. All in all a very good evening.

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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Food was adequate but service left a lot to be desired . Waitress was more interested in who was being seated next door rather than waiting table !

Thank Henry V
United States
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Waiter provided very good service and was attentive but the food was abysmal. Roasted chicken tasted like it had been dipped in chlorine for seasoning and we left it there. Lamb chops were slightly below average. Mushroom sauce came 15 minutes after the mains. Waiter didn't charge us for their mistake.

Thank dou2ble
Niagara Falls, Canada
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This bistrot served me awesome grilled lamb. The flavour of the jus was so good. The patadine were really good. Four meals and 1/2 a carafe of wine came to under 95 euros. The ambiance of the restaurant was really lovely, old feel to it. I recommend this place, it was super busy in the area and we managed to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$42
Seafood, French, Bar, Mediterranean, Grill, Pub
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 rue Saint Francois de Paule, 06300 Nice, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Nice
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 62 34 72

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?