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'SEEN by Olivier' - A remarkable restaurant with a view of the Baie des Anges

Elijah Durojaiye 02/19/2024
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SEEN by Olivier, Nice, France

Image: FORTLOC/Khalid Bari

Raquel was staying at the Anantara Plaza, which happened to be between my hotel and the hotel the media coordinator stayed in (we chose to try different hotels so we could offer opinions about each one). Since Anantara Plaza was central, it ended up hosting all our meetings.

SEEN by Olivier, Nice, France

Image: FORTLOC/Khalid Bari

All that time at Anantara Plaza cost me an opportunity to dine at Le Negresco’s Michelin-starred Le Chantecler restaurant. But I’ll console myself by adding that to my list of reasons why I need to go back to Cote d’Azur for an encore.

Our first meeting was on the day we arrived. It was late, so the darkness deprived us of the sublime views from the exterior dining area of the restaurant. The décor was both impressive and inviting—certainly, an ideal place to relax and enjoy a good meal after flying across the Atlantic.

SEEN by Olivier, Nice, France

Image: FORTLOC/Khalid Bari

Beyond the ambiance, a few things in the restaurant will catch your attention (assuming you’re not too hungry to notice). The first is the boat sail-inspired chandelier in the center made from woven mesh. The hypnotic wavy pattern may cause you to stare at it longer than you should.

Another is the corner table covered in beautiful Wisteria that’s likely to be popular with couples looking for a romantic dinner. It offers a semi-private dining experience. The open kitchen is a nice touch too. It’s always nice to see a restaurant that’s not afraid to show you how your meal is prepared.

SEEN by Olivier, Nice, France

Image: FORTLOC/Khalid Bari

But tasteful furnishing and alluring décor aside, a fine dining establishment is judged by how the food tastes, and I’m happy to say the restaurant doesn’t disappoint.

While I won’t try to go through individual menu items, I will say that every option I chose during each visit was delightful. One thing that did stand out on the menu was the sashimi plate Raquel ordered. I’m not a sushi/sashimi fan, but the arrangement of the sashimi looked so beautiful it felt wrong for anyone to eat it.

SEEN by Olivier, Nice, France

Image: FORTLOC/Khalid Bari


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