Nestled between Nice and Cannes, this coastal town has a ton of incredible dining experiences that will leave you coming back for more.

I should know, I’ve been spending part of every summer in Antibes for almost the last decade, and my first stop is always Gelateria del Porto.

The town has so many amazing options, ranging from cozy bistros to Michelin-starred establishments.

Lucky for you, after spending most of last year living in Antibes, I’ve found some of the best restaurants in Antibes and I’m willing to share all the details.

Read on to find out my favorite spots to eat in Antibes!

Best Restaurants in Antibes

Michelin-Starred Restaurants


1. Le Figuier De Saint Esprit

At Le Figuier De Saint Esprit, Chef Christian Morisset offers a mix of traditional and modern French fare.

Enjoy the stunning garden setting and mouthwatering dishes, including foie gras and lobster bisque.

Address: 14 Rue du Saint-Esprit, 06600 Antibes, France



2. Les Pêcheurs

Experience the Mediterranean flavors at Les Pêcheurs, by the sea.

It’s the perfect spot to enjoy fresh oysters and langoustines, not to mention, some exquisite wines.

Address: 10 Bd Maréchal Juin, 06160 Antibes, France



3. La Passagère

Savor elegant French cuisine with a stunning sea view at La Passagère, inside Belles Rives.

With its refined atmosphere and skillful presentation, this will be one dining experience to remember.

Address: 33 Bd Edouard Baudoin, 06160 Antibes, France



4. Louroc Restaurant

For a taste of Provençal-inspired dishes, head to Louroc Restaurant, inside Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.

The delightful ambience and exceptional service will make any night special.

Address: Bd J. F. Kennedy, 06160 Antibes, France


Other Delicious Restaurants


5. Bistro Chez Jules

Bistro Chez Jules offers a cozy atmosphere with classic French bistro dishes, including escargots and coq au vin.

This is one of my favorite dinner spots in Antibes.

All the vegetables they serve are hand grown on their farm and fresh, and the staff are always so nice.

Address: 10 Rue Thuret, 06600 Antibes, France



6. Le Vauban

Roasted pigeon with lavender honey sound good?

Head to Le Vauban to indulge in delightfully creative French cooking.

Address: 7bis Rue Thuret, 06600 Antibes, France



7. Nacional Trattoria

If you’re craving Italian, one of the most popular spots to head is Nacional Trattoria.

In fact, it’s my dad’s favorite place to go when he visits.

They have a bunch of delicious pasta and pizza dishes, as well as some solid seafood options.

Address: 61 Pl. nationale, 06600 Antibes, France



8. L’Arazur

Spend your Saturday night savoring inventive Mediterranean and French fusion at Restaurant L’Arazur.

Between the stone cellar and beautiful terrace, there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

Check out their five-course tasting menu. It’s really popular.

Address: 8 Rue des Palmiers, 06600 Antibes, France



9. La Casita

For some Spanish flavors, head to La Casita and enjoy tasty tapas.

When I was staying in Antibes, my ex and I would always meet friends for dinner here.

It’s super cute and right in the middle of Old Town, making it great for people watching.

The best part is they do solid mixed drinks and have plenty of outdoor seating, which is always filled, so get there early!

Address: 3 Rue Aubernon, 06600 Antibes, France

Local’s Tip: Right up the street you’ll find some of the best gelato in the world at Gelateria del Porto, so save room for dessert!



10. Le Cafe Brun

The most charming place in town to unwind with a glass of wine is Le Cafe Brun.

They have a menu filled with expertly prepared French dishes, delicious cocktails, and amazing desserts.

This used to be one of my favorite summer date night spots to go.

We would share a bottle of red wine and indulge in roasted Camembert with the occasional truffle supplement if we were feeling fancy.

It was a heavenly combination on a late and chilly night!

Address: 8 Rue Aubernon, 06600 Antibes, France



11. Salé/Sucré

One of my friends recently told me that the next time I’m in town, I need to try Salé/Sucré.

Since I trust their tastes, it’s going on the top of my list for when I get back to Antibes later this summer.

She told me she and her fiances family wandering in one night and were blown away by how amazing the food was.

So much so that they returned another time before their trip was over.

Address: 5 Av. 24 Août, 06600 Antibes, France


Restaurants for Romantic Meals in Antibes

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Lucky you for you, I have lots of experience with finding date night spots after living here and dating a local for a year.

If you’re looking for a affordable dinner with really good vibes and delicious food, head to Bistro Chez Jules. It’s my favorite spot for dinner in Antibes, because the food is constantly great, and it’s got such a relaxing atmosphere.

For more of a Michelin star vibe (and price), head to Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit. With locally sourced ingredients, a tasting menu that is meant to be out of this world, this place has been on my date night wish list for ages. Friends tell me it’s a very special experience eating here.

Another highly acclaimed option for a magical meal is Restaurant Louroc, which boasts one Michelin star. It’s got stunning views of the Mediterranean, and beautiful culinary creations.

Cafe Brun is another spot that we used to love hitting up for wine and cheese. The outdoor seating is lovely and there’s almost always a busker nearby playing music or singing which adds to the vibe.

Restaurant Grill Eden-Roc is renowned for its exceptional cuisine and breathtaking views. This refined establishment promises a truly unforgettable afternoon or evening date thanks to its delicious food and sweeping views of the Mediterranean.

No matter where you end up, after dining, go for a stroll together.

There’s plenty of beautiful outdoor space at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc and if you’ve chosen a restaurant in Old Town Antibes, get ready to be totally charmed walking around at night.

Local’s Tip: If you have room left for dessert, hit up Gelateria del Porto before heading out on your romantic stroll. I’ve tried a ton of gelato from all over the world while traveling, and their gelato is the best I’ve ever tasted!

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of cuisine can I find in Antibes?

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You’ll find a wide range of culinary options in Antibes. They have a variety of restaurants ranging from French bistros to Italian trattorias, and seafood spots.

Are there fine-dining options available?

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Yes, Antibes is home to several highly rated restaurants that offer impeccable service, ambiance, and cuisine.

The prestigious Michelin Guide even recognized some of them with stars. Be sure to make reservations in advance to secure a table at these coveted spots during the high season.

Can I find restaurants with vegan or vegetarian options?

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It depends on the cuisine you choose, but many of Antibes’ restaurants offer dishes to accommodate diverse dietary preferences.

Do I need to make reservations at popular Antibes restaurants?

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While not always necessary, it’s a good idea to make reservations if they offer them, especially during peak seasons or at popular restaurants.

What are some local delicacies?

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Here are a few more delicacies you should sample during your visit:

  • Olives and Olive Oil: The Mediterranean climate produces some of the finest olives and olive oil you’ll ever taste.
  • Lamb and Goat: Flavorful meats are a cornerstone of Antibes’ culinary scene. Be sure to taste lamb or goat-based dishes in local restaurants.
  • Seafood: As a coastal town, Antibes boasts an array of fresh seafood, promising a mouthwatering selection for any pescatarian.
  • Chickpeas: The key ingredient in socca, chickpeas are both versatile and nutritious. In fact, it’s found in many delicious Provençal dishes.

Local’s Tip: Hit up the socca spot at Marché Provençal. It’s normally on the far end of the market place. Just make sure to have some Euros on you, as it’s cash only.

Final Bites

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Antibes really has a wonderful dining scene that has something for everyone.

I seriously cannot wait for my next dinner at Chez Jules this summer—-obviously with gelato from Gelateria del Porto afterwards.

I hope you enjoy your time in Antibes, and whatever meal you’re heading off to try!

 

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