For every visitor who rolls their eyes at the newest addition to the Promenade des Anglais, there is an equal number of visitors–and locals – who are thrilled at the recent arrival of a Hard Rock Cafe in Nice. Its exterior blends in quite nicely with the facades along this famous strip, and its location ensures that it will be around for the long haul.
Unlike many American-style restaurants in France, this is the real deal; there are no French concessions to the American palate, and it can be a welcome treat for Americans to have a taste of home after days of the finest the Riviera has to offer. And as usual, plenty of memorabilia is on display here – although the big draw is the “Rock Wall Solo,” which allows visitors to take an interactive, virtual tour of Hard Rock Cafes around the world and the memorabilia they have as well.
Although the menu doesn't vary greatly from city to city, there are some differences here; to make sure your favorite dishes are on the menu in Nice, make sure to check on the restaurant's website, where all dishes are listed and explained. Also, the outdoor seating is ideal for good weather, but it’s best to reserve, as there are only 30 places compared to the 200 inside.
The Hard Rock Café in Nice is located on the Promenade des Anglais. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from noon to 11 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from noon to midnight. The bar has extended hours: 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The Rock Shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.