Between local cuisine and carefully selected vineyards

Le Clin d'Œil is a bistronomic restaurant, a wine shop and a wine bar located at the corner of rue Chauvain and boulevard Felix Faure. It can be seen discreetly from the green corridor, nestled at the foot of a beautiful Haussmannian building. It is Jessica Barbotto who imagines it in 2019. She defines her project around a concept that invites us to Carpe Diem, to epicureanism, in a space where time is suspended to a Mediterranean cuisine, sincere and respectful of local products.
Beyond the door, high ceilings decorated with stucco and crystal chandeliers blend with red brick facings to emphasise the subtle combination of authenticity and refinement. This ingenious combination is reflected in the menus, which combine local cuisine with carefully selected vineyards. The Chef works closely with local producers to create seasonal menus inspired by classic French gastronomic techniques for recipes that awaken the senses.

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In the kitchen, Chef Julien Rives has distinguished himself by working in renowned restaurants in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, such as Régis Marcon's eponymous restaurant, Michel Hulin's Cabro d'Or, Benoît Vidal's l'atelier d'Edmond, and Olivier Brulard, one of the Best Craftsmen in France, who is a regular at Michel Guérard's. After more than 20 years of experience, Julien opened the Clin d'Œil alongside Jessica, offering a Mediterranean and gourmet menu. His key word? Authenticity with taste as a guideline. The freshness of the selected raw products is essential and constant for the elaboration of his menus. 


to drink

The wine list of the Clin d'Œil restaurant is based on respect for nature and the purity of the environment. All our wines come from sustainable cultivation, perfectly representing their terroirs of origin. 

Driven by this desire to share and pass on our passion, we offer you wines off the beaten track, which are distinguished by their winemaking methods and by their flavours.

To accompany our tasting menus, the Clin d'Œil composes the best "food-wine" pairings by selecting wines from great winemakers.

to eat

Discover a sincere and gourmet Mediterranean cuisine orchestrated by a team eager to share their passion with you. 

Our chef, Julien Rives, has a philosophy of working with products from short circuits, respecting the seasons, biodiversity and the rhythm of our producers. In particular, he selects the key ingredients of our menus from local farms and fishermen. All this to offer you a Mediterranean gastronomy that goes to the essential, letting the raw materials express the flavours of our land. 



Work with us to create a unique menu that suits you. Our chef will offer you a culinary journey in the spirit of the times, according to the seasons and the ingredients chosen by you.


Le Clin d'Œil offers oenological tastings that allow everyone, beginner or experienced, to learn to appreciate a wine, to try to guess its origin or to improve their knowledge of aromas. A real moment of sharing and exchange which is an excellent idea for a fun and original gift.

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Le Clin d'Œil offers a complete range of services with a fully customisable service: cocktail reception, table service, customised menu tailored to your wishes and tastes.


On a filmÉ prÈs de chez vous ! - 21/09/22

« Tout simplement fabuleux. Cadre somptueux, accueil chaleureux et des plats qui valent le détour ! Entre cave à vins et restaurant gastronomique, Jessica et son chef propose une cuisine traditionnelle semi-gastronomique. C’est une très belle découverte. À voir et à apprécier de toute urgence ! »

email gourmand - 31/01/22

"It is these elements, combined with the quality of its menu and the commitment and work of the entire Clin d'œil team, that have enabled the restaurant to be awarded the "Quality Restaurant" label by the Collège Culinaire de France.

nice magazine - 01/22

"The Clin d'Oeil, with its energy, creativity and good price-pleasure ratio, is thus equipped to challenge many other January months.

email gourmand - 29/11/21

"You can book your table with confidence, because here the bistro-style cuisine is hearty and tasty and the wines are original and tasty.


"It's a bistronomic cuisine that you offer. The particularity is that you only work with local and therefore seasonal products. " 

LOVE SPOTS NICE - 30/08/21

"As a nod to good food, good wine and the region, this bistronomic restaurant offers authenticity and refinement from the plate to the decoration. " 


"We put together a team of enthusiasts, found a place on rue Chauvain in Nice, and created a décor that suited us: colours, offbeat works of art, sober and designer furniture.


"A good terrine should be pink in the middle, according to the advice of chef Julien Rives of the Clin d'oeil. Back to our recipe in video.

LE BONBON - 22/03/20

"An inventive cuisine combining tradition and influences from here and elsewhere, a fine list of organic and natural wines, an indus'-chic setting... "

OPEN TABLE - 18/01/2020

"New on the Nice scene, this restaurant is worth more than a bistronomic overview. First love 2020! " 

CÔTE MAGAZINE - 13/12/19

"The menu, created by chef Julien Rives, is made up of daily surprises, suggestions and signature dishes, prepared with passion using fresh, seasonal produce.


"Since last October, a new nugget from Nice has blossomed at 2 rue Chauvin. Jessica Barbotto, a young entrepreneur full of charm and taste, has created ...a lively table". 

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