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La Grignotiere

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3 rue du Poilu, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 93 76 79 83
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been going to Villefranche-sur-Mer since 1999, and our trips are always capped with dinner at La Girgnotiere. The restaurant is a small, intimate place mostly frequented by VSM locals. I have to admit I was a little nervous when I found out the long-time owner/chef had retired, but upon meeting the new owner and enjoying a dinner every bit... More 

Thank SteveKopperud
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tucked away on Rue du Poillu is this cute little restaurant. We had the plat du jour which was the fresh cod and game as, the large shrimps, in a sauce provencale. Generous portions too.

Thank Evelyn R
Nashville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My sister and I enjoyed a delicious dinner at La Grignotière. We both ordered the special of the day, which were extra large shrimp (gamba), with cod in a Mediterranean style sauce. Delicious and plentiful. Chantele, our server was very helpful and brought butter on request. The atmosphere is lovely inside, if it's a pretty day, you may want to... More 

Thank MjPigott
Preston, United Kingdom
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288 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had planned to be in Villefranche just for the morning, having taken the very short train ride from Nice, maybe having a snack lunch along the waterfront before returning to the city. However, we by chance stumbled across this restaurant and had our interest awoken by the menu. We sat outside as we waited for our food, watching tourists... More 

Thank lillibet12309
Williamstown, MA
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149 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Thanks to a recommendation from Rick Steves (confirmed by TripAdvisor members), we had a delicious meal at La Grignotiere. It was a Saturday night in early October, and we did think to stop by and make a reservation. The restaurant is small and cozy and every seat was taken, but our food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious! There were... More 

Thank BerkshireGal
Burlington, Ontario
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A refreshing restaurant which is not pretentious in any way. Very good service and nice food. Waitresses with personality and humour.

Thank David D
Leigh On Sea
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127 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

When we returned this year , we were greeted like family by Madame. The decor may be Provincial but the food is world class and beautifully presented: the specials are always worth having : sea food spaghetti and duck with duck pate, ratatouille and lyonnaise potatoes were outstanding. There is also a delicious, and very reasonable set menu. Service is... More 

Thank Essexgirlnot
Portland, Oregon
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193 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Having been all over France, we've had a wide variety of dining experiences. Mostly though, the portions are small and the service is average. That is not the case here. Tonight we ate here for a second time and it was great. A plate full of a variety of tastes, service that was top-notch and a price that didn't break... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is the second time we have visited this restaurant ( with over a year between visits). We were staying in Nice but chose to take the bus to Villefrance sur Mer to eat at this restaurant. The food is delicious,service is excellent and the price is good for the set menu. We hope to visit again when on the... More 

1 Thank 28Lily_39
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Searching for some reprieve from the tourist fare we chanced upon this gem. Excellent food, good prices and lovely ladies working the front of house. Merci!

1 Thank Reagan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, French, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 rue du Poilu, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 76 79 83

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?