Bel Oeil

Restaurant Bel Oeil in NiceBel Oeil (Nice)

With its lounge corner, comfortable sofas, antique furniture and vintage film projectors, Bel Œil almost feels like your stylish friend’s apartment. On the menu, there’s zero chichi… They keep things simple (3 appetizers, 3 mains, 3 deserts), fresh and local: red onion tatin that’s reminiscent of a pissaladière; colorful and tasty tomato gazpacho; roasted wolfish filet and local, mixed vegetables; an Asian-inspired steak tartare with ginger and cilantro; seasonal asparagus risotto; a delicious peach-amaretti tart; a vanilla-lime creampuff with locally grown strawberries; or a rich dark chocolate mousse. As for the wines, there’s a small organic selection of three labels including a red Ventoux Grange de Louiset (€24 a bottle, €4.50 a glass). Fresh fruit juice €3.50. À la carte €27-33, brunch €24 (Sunday). // L.S.

Getting there

Restaurant Bel Oeil
12, rue Emmanuel Philibert
TEL: +33 9 80 33 08 38