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The 18 Essential Restaurants in Cannes

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Cannes is better known for its red carpet fetes than its cuisine. However, the city’s culinary reputation has been undergoing a revamp recently as a few of the Riviera’s celebrated chefs began to shake things up in the buttoned-up beach town. Cannes’s famous, pontoon-lined Croisette is now home to institutions like summer pop-up Nikki Beach, as well as a few other popular newcomers, like Mauro Colagreco’s (of two-star Mirazur) first beach bar outpost, B Fire. The best part? You can order Michelin-worthy fare while lounging on your sun bed alternating between sips of rosé and dips in the sparkling turquoise sea.

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1. Table 22 par Noël Mantel

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22 Rue Saint-Antoine-Le-Suquet, Cannes
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06400, France
+33 4 93 39 13 10
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At Table 22, chef Noël Mantel, who trained with Alain Ducasse, serves delicious Provençal-inspired dishes like risotto with veal sauce and roasted rack of lamb, along with an assortment of small plates including fried zucchini flowers, potatoes sauteed with chorizo, and socca, a crepe made with chickpea flour. A recent redecoration traded tired Provençal decor for a more modern look that retains a seaside theme. [$$$]

2. Le Bistrot Gourmand

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10 rue du Dr Pierre Gazagnaire, Cannes
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
+33 04 28 31 68 96
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Situated just steps from Cannes’s lively Marché Forville, the city’s covered food market, chef Guillaume Arragon’s bistro has won a large following of local regulars for its market-driven seasonal menu. Try the fish soup, which is made with a locally landed catch of the day, or the succulent rack of Sisteron lamb with a black-olive crust. [$$$]

3. La Toque d'Or

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11 Rue Louis Blanc
06400 Cannes, France
04 93 39 68 08
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In a town with a taste for bling — social, sartorial, and gastronomic — this restaurant near the delightful Marché Forville charms by being sophisticated but also as friendly as its chefs, Magali and Steven Trucco. Their menu draws inspiration from the traditional Provençal kitchen and local produce, but takes it in a more modern, light, fresh direction. Examples of what to expect here include red mullet with stuffed zucchini flowers, sea bass with artichokes prepared two ways, veal filet with vegetable-stuffed conchiglioni pasta, and a dramatic hollow chocolate sphere dessert with strawberries and vanilla cream.

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4. Fromagerie Ceneri

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22 rue Meynadier, Cannes
Provence-Alpes-Côte, France
+33 4 93 39 63 68
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Stop by this fromagerie, in business since 1968, to pick up a cheese or two for a beach picnic. Look out for excellent chevres from Provence and a range of southern French olive oils that are worth a spot in your homebound suitcase, since the best souvenirs are always edible. [$]

5. Boulangerie Jean-Luc Pelé

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3 Rue du 24 Août
06400 Cannes, France
+33 04 93 99 45 82
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Owner Jean-Luc Pelé, trained as a pastry chef and chocolate maker, makes his bread with high-quality sustainable-agriculture flour from the Beauce region, between the Seine and Loire rivers in northern France. Whether you’re looking for a pastry to have with a cup of tea in your hotel room, a baguette for a beach picnic, or a quiche for a light lunch (either to stay or to go), this bakery is the place. [$]

6. Da Laura

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8 Rue 24 Août, Cannes
Provence-Alpes-Côte 06400, France
+33 4 93 38 40 51
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Since 1992, Turin native Laura Merlo has been serving seriously good Italian food to an eager crowd of locals and visitors at this rustic trattoria near the Cannes train station. Her specialties are the dishes from her native Piedmont — vitello tonnato and risotto with truffles from Alba — but the menu covers all of Italy and includes everything from a perfect burrata to spaghetti alle vongole. Have dinner in the busy dining room or out on the sidewalk terrace. [$$]

7. B Fire by Mauro Colagreco

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10 Boulevard de la Croisette
06400 Cannes, France
04 92 98 77 30
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Mauro Colagreco brought a taste of his hillside, Michelin-starred spot in Menton over to the coast of Cannes at Plage Barrière Le Majestic. At BFire by Mauro Colagreco, a seasonally rotating menu pays homage to the chef’s Argentinian roots through plates like sea bream ceviche and wood-fired fish du jour. Sure, you can choose an haute version of a pan bagnat (a salade niçoise-stuffed sandwich), but that’s not why the chic crowd comes here for lunch or sunset cocktails. Skip the upscale beach bites and go for the chef’s signatures, like the roasted macadamia nut-sprinkled Mediterranean prawns or seared sirloin steak. [$$$]

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8. La Petite Maison de Nicole

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10 Boulevard de la Croisette
06400 Cannes, France
04 92 98 77 99
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Over two decades ago, Nicole Rubi put a refined spin on simple Niçois staples at her tea room-turned-restaurant tucked away in a corner of Nice’s Old Town. In 2010, she translated her concept to Cannes’s star-studded Croisette, setting up an intimate candlelit terrace at the iconic Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic with a menu identical to the original outpost. Plates are on the pricier side for the spruced-up market fare, but you’re paying just as much for the atmosphere (and nearly guaranteed celeb sightings) as you are the perfectly pan-fried zucchini flower fritters and street food-inspired farcis, or stuffed vegetables. [$$$$]

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9. Le Grain de Sel

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25 Rue Hoche
06400 Cannes, France
04 93 38 83 65
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This stylish modern French bistro with oak parquet floors and contemporary art on white walls offers affordable dining and an appealingly cosmopolitan menu that’s a perfect expression of how people like to eat in Cannes. To wit, dishes like marinated salmon focaccia with herb cream; chicken gyoza; tuna with a panko crust, a shallot condiment, and Asian noodles; and chicken breast in morel sauce satisfy the demand for calorie-conscious cooking that’s also full of flavor.

A seafood dish at Le Grain de Sel
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10. Bistrot Saint Sauveur

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87 Rue Saint-Sauveur
06110 Le Cannet, France
04 93 94 42 03
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Since rents are lower in the area of Le Cannet, just north of Cannes, it’s become a popular place for young chefs setting up shop on their own. Chef Claude Sutter’s excellent traditional French cooking has attracted a loyal crowd of regulars and in-the-know travelers with dishes like risotto with carrots, baby peas, and mint pistou; asparagus soup with orange zest; cod with polenta and Bolognese sauce; veal rolls with black-currant sauce; and vanilla mille-feuille with strawberry coulis.

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11. La Casa Di Nonna

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41 Rue Hoche, Cannes
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06400, France

The name means “grandmother’s house” in Italian, but this popular spot draws a lively young crowd. The friendly Calabrese owner and his wife make everyone, whatever their age, feel at home in this easygoing restaurant with honest cooking and gentle prices. In addition to great pastas, La Casa di Nonna offers a variety of options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diners. [$$]

12. La Môme

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6 Rue Florian
06400 Cannes, France
04 93 38 60 95
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Join the trendy crowd of 20- and 30-something locals with cocktails at La Môme’s buzzy Art Deco-style bar, tucked a few blocks back from the Croisette. Start with raw bites like beef carpaccio before moving to the terrace to dine on one of chef Mathieu Gourreau’s more recognized dishes, such as the winter truffle risotto or char-grilled beef with homemade chimichurri or barbecue sauce. [$$$]

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13. Le Park 45

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45 Boulevard de la Croisette
06400 Cannes, France
(33) 04-93-38-15-45
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With the arrival of new chef Christophe Poard from Paris, this hotel restaurant with a sleek modern dining room overlooking lush gardens serves the most inventive modern cooking in Cannes, including an excellent four-course vegetarian menu. Otherwise, don’t miss the delicious red mullet roasted with olive oil and lemon or the ricotta gnocchi with summer truffle jus. [$$$$]

14. Uva

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13 Boulevard de la Republique
06400 Cannes, France
04 93 68 57 01

The newish neighborhood restaurant sits on its own near the covered Gambetta Market. This is the kind of place that reminds you why you came to the South of France in the first place — to share a good bottle of wine (with a list of more than 400 to choose from) and linger over home-cooked dishes like hearty lamb knuckle or the Provençal street food specialty la panisse (chickpea flour fries). The trio of friends running the restaurant will point you toward the right dish du jour scrawled across the chalkboard menu — many of which include market-fresh vegetables. [$$]

15. La Table du Chef

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5 Rue Jean Daumas
06400 Cannes, France
+33 4 93 68 27 40
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This vest-pocket restaurant with just 20 covers has been a hit since it opened, likely because the modern French bistro from chef Bruno Gensdarme is light, fresh, original, and affordably priced. Gensdarme formerly cooked at chef Guy Savoy's Bistro de l'Etoile in Paris, and this background explains the suave sophistication and precision of dishes like creamy lentils with shrimp, cod brandade with wild arugula salad, sea bass with ginger-spiked carrot puree, and chocolate cake with cherries. The chef's market-driven menu follows the seasons and uses local ingredients whenever possible. It boasts gracious service and a good, fairly priced wine list, too. [$$]

16. Au Pot de Vin

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20 Rue du Commandant Vidal
06400 Cannes, France
+33 4 93 68 66 18
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This backstreet wine bar in a former garage with 1930s decor is worth seeking out for its excellent pours by the glass and a regionally themed small-plates menu, including Provençal cheeses and some seriously good jambon. [$$]

17. Restaurant La Palme d'Or

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73 Boulevard de la Croisette
06400 Cannes, France
04 92 98 74 14
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Chef Christian Sinicropi holds two Michelin stars at this elegant, airy dining room in one of the town’s most storied luxury hotels, the Art Deco Martinez. He is the distinguished dean of Cannes chefs — having cooked at La Palme d’Or for more than 20 years — and he champions local produce and flavors with dishes like shrimp-filled sausage with lamb tripe, turbot cooked in fig leaves, and a superb two-course citrus dessert that includes frozen lemons and a citrus souffle.

Dishes at Restaurant La Palme d’Or
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18. La Guérite

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Île Sainte-Marguerite
06400 Cannes, France
04 93 43 49 30
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La Guérite is Cannes’s answer to the swanky beach bistros found in nearby Saint-Tropez. The seasonal spot (open from April to October) is a private boat ride away in the Bay of Cannes on the practically untouched island of Sainte Marguerite. Athens-born chef Yiannis Kioroglou crafts a menu that’s a mix of Greek, French, and Italian cooking, and you can’t go wrong with any of the fresh-off-the-boat seafood dishes (the char-grilled catch of the day is one of the most popular). The idea here is to sit and see and be seen, preferably with a bottle of Provençal rosé. [$$$$]

Lobster at La Guérite
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1. Table 22 par Noël Mantel

22 Rue Saint-Antoine-Le-Suquet, Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06400, France

At Table 22, chef Noël Mantel, who trained with Alain Ducasse, serves delicious Provençal-inspired dishes like risotto with veal sauce and roasted rack of lamb, along with an assortment of small plates including fried zucchini flowers, potatoes sauteed with chorizo, and socca, a crepe made with chickpea flour. A recent redecoration traded tired Provençal decor for a more modern look that retains a seaside theme. [$$$]

22 Rue Saint-Antoine-Le-Suquet, Cannes
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06400, France

2. Le Bistrot Gourmand

10 rue du Dr Pierre Gazagnaire, Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Situated just steps from Cannes’s lively Marché Forville, the city’s covered food market, chef Guillaume Arragon’s bistro has won a large following of local regulars for its market-driven seasonal menu. Try the fish soup, which is made with a locally landed catch of the day, or the succulent rack of Sisteron lamb with a black-olive crust. [$$$]

10 rue du Dr Pierre Gazagnaire, Cannes
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

3. La Toque d'Or

11 Rue Louis Blanc, 06400 Cannes, France

In a town with a taste for bling — social, sartorial, and gastronomic — this restaurant near the delightful Marché Forville charms by being sophisticated but also as friendly as its chefs, Magali and Steven Trucco. Their menu draws inspiration from the traditional Provençal kitchen and local produce, but takes it in a more modern, light, fresh direction. Examples of what to expect here include red mullet with stuffed zucchini flowers, sea bass with artichokes prepared two ways, veal filet with vegetable-stuffed conchiglioni pasta, and a dramatic hollow chocolate sphere dessert with strawberries and vanilla cream.

11 Rue Louis Blanc
06400 Cannes, France

4. Fromagerie Ceneri

22 rue Meynadier, Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte, France

Stop by this fromagerie, in business since 1968, to pick up a cheese or two for a beach picnic. Look out for excellent chevres from Provence and a range of southern French olive oils that are worth a spot in your homebound suitcase, since the best souvenirs are always edible. [$]

22 rue Meynadier, Cannes
Provence-Alpes-Côte, France

5. Boulangerie Jean-Luc Pelé

3 Rue du 24 Août, 06400 Cannes, France

Owner Jean-Luc Pelé, trained as a pastry chef and chocolate maker, makes his bread with high-quality sustainable-agriculture flour from the Beauce region, between the Seine and Loire rivers in northern France. Whether you’re looking for a pastry to have with a cup of tea in your hotel room, a baguette for a beach picnic, or a quiche for a light lunch (either to stay or to go), this bakery is the place. [$]

3 Rue du 24 Août
06400 Cannes, France

6. Da Laura

8 Rue 24 Août, Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte 06400, France

Since 1992, Turin native Laura Merlo has been serving seriously good Italian food to an eager crowd of locals and visitors at this rustic trattoria near the Cannes train station. Her specialties are the dishes from her native Piedmont — vitello tonnato and risotto with truffles from Alba — but the menu covers all of Italy and includes everything from a perfect burrata to spaghetti alle vongole. Have dinner in the busy dining room or out on the sidewalk terrace. [$$]

8 Rue 24 Août, Cannes
Provence-Alpes-Côte 06400, France

7. B Fire by Mauro Colagreco

10 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France
B Fire
Courtesy of Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic

Mauro Colagreco brought a taste of his hillside, Michelin-starred spot in Menton over to the coast of Cannes at Plage Barrière Le Majestic. At BFire by Mauro Colagreco, a seasonally rotating menu pays homage to the chef’s Argentinian roots through plates like sea bream ceviche and wood-fired fish du jour. Sure, you can choose an haute version of a pan bagnat (a salade niçoise-stuffed sandwich), but that’s not why the chic crowd comes here for lunch or sunset cocktails. Skip the upscale beach bites and go for the chef’s signatures, like the roasted macadamia nut-sprinkled Mediterranean prawns or seared sirloin steak. [$$$]

10 Boulevard de la Croisette
06400 Cannes, France

8. La Petite Maison de Nicole

10 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France
La Petite Maison de Nicole
Rambert Fabrice

Over two decades ago, Nicole Rubi put a refined spin on simple Niçois staples at her tea room-turned-restaurant tucked away in a corner of Nice’s Old Town. In 2010, she translated her concept to Cannes’s star-studded Croisette, setting up an intimate candlelit terrace at the iconic Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic with a menu identical to the original outpost. Plates are on the pricier side for the spruced-up market fare, but you’re paying just as much for the atmosphere (and nearly guaranteed celeb sightings) as you are the perfectly pan-fried zucchini flower fritters and street food-inspired farcis, or stuffed vegetables. [$$$$]

10 Boulevard de la Croisette
06400 Cannes, France

9. Le Grain de Sel

25 Rue Hoche, 06400 Cannes, France
A seafood dish at Le Grain de Sel
Photo: Le Grain de Sel/Facebook

This stylish modern French bistro with oak parquet floors and contemporary art on white walls offers affordable dining and an appealingly cosmopolitan menu that’s a perfect expression of how people like to eat in Cannes. To wit, dishes like marinated salmon focaccia with herb cream; chicken gyoza; tuna with a panko crust, a shallot condiment, and Asian noodles; and chicken breast in morel sauce satisfy the demand for calorie-conscious cooking that’s also full of flavor.

25 Rue Hoche
06400 Cannes, France

10. Bistrot Saint Sauveur

87 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 06110 Le Cannet, France

Since rents are lower in the area of Le Cannet, just north of Cannes, it’s become a popular place for young chefs setting up shop on their own. Chef Claude Sutter’s excellent traditional French cooking has attracted a loyal crowd of regulars and in-the-know travelers with dishes like risotto with carrots, baby peas, and mint pistou; asparagus soup with orange zest; cod with polenta and Bolognese sauce; veal rolls with black-currant sauce; and vanilla mille-feuille with strawberry coulis.

87 Rue Saint-Sauveur
06110 Le Cannet, France

11. La Casa Di Nonna

41 Rue Hoche, Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06400, France

The name means “grandmother’s house” in Italian, but this popular spot draws a lively young crowd. The friendly Calabrese owner and his wife make everyone, whatever their age, feel at home in this easygoing restaurant with honest cooking and gentle prices. In addition to great pastas, La Casa di Nonna offers a variety of options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diners. [$$]

41 Rue Hoche, Cannes
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06400, France

12. La Môme

6 Rue Florian, 06400 Cannes, France
The bar at La Môme
La Môme official

Join the trendy crowd of 20- and 30-something locals with cocktails at La Môme’s buzzy Art Deco-style bar, tucked a few blocks back from the Croisette. Start with raw bites like beef carpaccio before moving to the terrace to dine on one of chef Mathieu Gourreau’s more recognized dishes, such as the winter truffle risotto or char-grilled beef with homemade chimichurri or barbecue sauce. [$$$]

6 Rue Florian
06400 Cannes, France

13. Le Park 45

45 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France

With the arrival of new chef Christophe Poard from Paris, this hotel restaurant with a sleek modern dining room overlooking lush gardens serves the most inventive modern cooking in Cannes, including an excellent four-course vegetarian menu. Otherwise, don’t miss the delicious red mullet roasted with olive oil and lemon or the ricotta gnocchi with summer truffle jus. [$$$$]

45 Boulevard de la Croisette
06400 Cannes, France

14. Uva

13 Boulevard de la Republique, 06400 Cannes, France

The newish neighborhood restaurant sits on its own near the covered Gambetta Market. This is the kind of place that reminds you why you came to the South of France in the first place — to share a good bottle of wine (with a list of more than 400 to choose from) and linger over home-cooked dishes like hearty lamb knuckle or the Provençal street food specialty la panisse (chickpea flour fries). The trio of friends running the restaurant will point you toward the right dish du jour scrawled across the chalkboard menu — many of which include market-fresh vegetables. [$$]

13 Boulevard de la Republique
06400 Cannes, France

15. La Table du Chef

5 Rue Jean Daumas, 06400 Cannes, France

This vest-pocket restaurant with just 20 covers has been a hit since it opened, likely because the modern French bistro from chef Bruno Gensdarme is light, fresh, original, and affordably priced. Gensdarme formerly cooked at chef Guy Savoy's Bistro de l'Etoile in Paris, and this background explains the suave sophistication and precision of dishes like creamy lentils with shrimp, cod brandade with wild arugula salad, sea bass with ginger-spiked carrot puree, and chocolate cake with cherries. The chef's market-driven menu follows the seasons and uses local ingredients whenever possible. It boasts gracious service and a good, fairly priced wine list, too. [$$]

5 Rue Jean Daumas
06400 Cannes, France

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16. Au Pot de Vin

20 Rue du Commandant Vidal, 06400 Cannes, France

This backstreet wine bar in a former garage with 1930s decor is worth seeking out for its excellent pours by the glass and a regionally themed small-plates menu, including Provençal cheeses and some seriously good jambon. [$$]

20 Rue du Commandant Vidal
06400 Cannes, France

17. Restaurant La Palme d'Or

73 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France
Dishes at Restaurant La Palme d’Or
Photo: La Palme d’Or official

Chef Christian Sinicropi holds two Michelin stars at this elegant, airy dining room in one of the town’s most storied luxury hotels, the Art Deco Martinez. He is the distinguished dean of Cannes chefs — having cooked at La Palme d’Or for more than 20 years — and he champions local produce and flavors with dishes like shrimp-filled sausage with lamb tripe, turbot cooked in fig leaves, and a superb two-course citrus dessert that includes frozen lemons and a citrus souffle.

73 Boulevard de la Croisette
06400 Cannes, France

18. La Guérite

Île Sainte-Marguerite, 06400 Cannes, France
Lobster at La Guérite
La Guérite/Facebook

La Guérite is Cannes’s answer to the swanky beach bistros found in nearby Saint-Tropez. The seasonal spot (open from April to October) is a private boat ride away in the Bay of Cannes on the practically untouched island of Sainte Marguerite. Athens-born chef Yiannis Kioroglou crafts a menu that’s a mix of Greek, French, and Italian cooking, and you can’t go wrong with any of the fresh-off-the-boat seafood dishes (the char-grilled catch of the day is one of the most popular). The idea here is to sit and see and be seen, preferably with a bottle of Provençal rosé. [$$$$]

Île Sainte-Marguerite
06400 Cannes, France

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