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Restaurant de Bacon, Antibes

664 Boulevard de Bacon
France 06160
Tel: 33 4 93 61 50 02's insider take:

Look at the address—this is nothing to do with pork. It's a delightful casually epicurean tribute to fish that's been run by the Sordello family for nearly 60 years. In that time, the siblings who are now in charge, and the chef of 30 years, Serge Philippin, have learned to ace the sourcing of seafood, so this is where you'll get something that's harder and harder to find: the best of the catch. The soupe de poisson avec rouille, the bouillabaisse and the bourride are all magnificent of course, but an even better option is to order whatever they have today—loup, daurade royale, chapon, sar, corb, marbre, denti, pageot, mostelle. Merely reciting the piscine names brings the glittering Mediterranean in the Baie des Anges to mind; just imagine eating them in situ. The white tent-roofed dining room is gorgeous, as is the clientele—this is the Côte d'Azur. The terrace is divine.

Open Tuesdays 7:30 to 10 p.m. and Wednesdays through Sundays 12 to 2 p.m. and 7:30 to 10 p.m., March through October.

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