5 Rue Droite, 06300 Nice, France
Phone: +33 4 93 85 72 32
If you have to pick just one restaurant in Old Nice which would reflect the local cuisine and culture plus give you the best value for your money, choose Chez Palmyre. Mind you, you have to make reservations as far in advance as possible. I have never seen anyone showing up at the last minute and getting in. A week in advance should be sufficient, but if you prefer dinner to lunch, you might consider contacting them earlier.
The place is very French and filled with locals. The interior is simple but with a lot of character. The walls are decorated with finds from the local antiques market. The menu, which changes once every several weeks and reflects seasonal products, is written with a chalk on the mirrors and boards. For mere 18 euros you can get a very memorable meal. Alcohol is very inexpensive. All in all, this is a never-fail choice.