Although year-round the restaurants on the Côte d’Azur are always remarkable, there is something about summer that just seems to bring that extra seasonal Riviera feeling to an eatery

One establishment in particular with this type of ambiance is Le Saint Jean Restaurant on Saint Jean Cap Ferrat.

Situated at the port in the heart of the village, just steps from the sea, the restaurant both inside or outside on the expansive terraces (where most people tend to gravitate to), is light and airy, making it ideal for people-watching and taking in the surroundings of the area with views all the way towards Monaco.

Le Saint Jean de Cap Ferrat
Le Saint Jean de Cap Ferrat Le Saint Jean de Cap Ferrat
Le Saint Jean Restaurant was established back in 1916, making it one of the first longstanding businesses on Cap Ferrat which has also become a favorite haunt of many locals over the decades.

With an ever-changing, enticing array of items to choose from on the menu, including fresh seafood caught daily and brought in direct from the port. Le Saint Jean is a highly regarded, must-visit establishment if you happen to be on the peninsula.

Le Saint Jean de Cap Ferrat
Le Saint Jean de Cap Ferrat
Here, no matter what time of the day or night you visit, the staff is always attentive, proactive in their work, knowledgeable about the restaurant, courteous, and always smiling: in general, they are a lot of fun to be around.

The food is always fresh with any number of items on the menu that will easily tempt your tastebuds, whether it be from the daily specials board, or if you are in the mood for Italian or French cuisine.

Le Saint Jean de Cap Ferrat
Le Saint Jean de Cap Ferrat
At Le Saint Jean Restaurant you get great value for your money with the selection of dishes being quite sizeable, colourful, delectable, and definitely Instagram-worthy. The same goes for the vast array of cocktails and wine options available – all moderately priced.

The next time you are on Cap Ferrat, be sure to experience Le Saint Jean Restaurant.

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All photos courtesy Le Saint Jean Restaurant

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