Where to eat in Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco
A selection of restaurants in the Principality of Monaco
We are in Monte Carlo, known worldwide for luxury, casinos, good taste, and classy environments. Despite the Principality of Monaco not being geographically vast, the city offers a wide range of dining options. From about 200, we have narrowed it down to a selection of 10 noteworthy places to try during your stay.
For a seaside meal, Horizon Deck will not disappoint your expectations. Whether for breakfast, an aperitif, lunch, or dinner, the wonderful view and attention to detail make this restaurant a recommended stop for your Monegasque stay.
Continuing along the coast, we encounter the cuisine of Blue Bay, another renowned restaurant that enjoys a landscape overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, offering customers a unique and innovative culinary experience designed by Chef Marcel Ravin. A table with a horizon view, dishes marked by a Michelin Star for a meal worthy of a classy city like Monte Carlo.
You can savor typical French cuisine at La Montgolfière, Henri Geraci: a small but well-kept venue for those seeking tranquility and taste. The chef passionately seeks the best raw materials, creating recipes where the simplicity of the pairings enhances the primary flavors of the ingredients. Here, you escape from the noise of the city and taste dishes of all kinds: international, local, and great French classics.
For a dining experience more in line with the style of the luxury city but with a French flavor, the Restaurant du Métropole Monte-Carlo will delight you with elegance and tradition. It is one of the most renowned Monegasque restaurants that impresses with its refined atmosphere and professional service. Chef Cussac’s cuisine stands out for its tasty and creative dishes, inspired by his homeland.
With a cuisine influenced by Southern Italy and France, the restaurant La Table d’Antonio Salvatore is entirely unique, and the dishes it offers are more than tempting. “New Monegasque” is the label that some attribute to this restaurant, which has a pronounced penchant for the origins of artistic gastronomy. But La Table d’Antonio Salvatore is much more than a simple culinary experience.
Italian and Mediterranean cuisine are at home in Monte Carlo, but if you want to immerse your palate in Italian specialties, you can rely on the restaurant Il Terrazzino, where colors, smiles, and good food will transport you through the streets of Naples. The establishment, valued for its fresh products, daily supplied from Campania, remains a cornerstone for Italian dining in Monaco.
The gourmet restaurant of Monte-Carlo Beach, Elsa, reflects contemporary high-quality cuisine that derives its legitimacy from the culinary history of the Riviera. A genuine menu devised by Mélanie Serre brings to the table generous, simple, yet resolutely flavorful cuisine, highlighting the product, harmony of flavors and colors, with generosity and without ostentation.
Nobu Fairmont Monte is considered among the best Asian cuisine restaurants in the Monte-Carlo district: a terrace restaurant located inside the Fairmont hotel just a few steps from the Principality’s Casino and the sea. Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, a famous chef and owner of the venue, states that he wants to surprise his customers with every single dish, in a modern and elegant setting, offering a memorable experience. The ideal place for a dinner with friends, as a couple, or with family, with a breathtaking view and a refined location.
Staying in Japanese style, next to the Jardin du Casino, you can try the cuisine of Restaurant Yoshi: a small venue where culinary tradition and modernity are perfectly balanced. Colors, flavors, and scents are in perfect harmony in both the dishes and the location. Located inside the Hotel Metropole, under the guidance of Chef Takeo Yamazaki, his Michelin-starred cuisine delights with reinterpreted sushi dishes and a wonderful garden in perfect Japanese style.
For a romantic dinner in one of the most elegant cities in the world, one of the previously recommended Mediterranean Sea-view restaurants will complement your plans. Focusing more on the entire location, just a short walk from the Casino, for over 70 years, the restaurant Rampoldi has been offering traditional Italian and French dishes. Passion and quality are conveyed in the dishes by the young Italian Chef, while the menu is often revisited based on the freshness of the ingredients.
L’Em Sherif Monte-Carlo, a sensory journey that brings Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine to the forefront. In a welcoming and sparkling setting with a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean, the restaurant is located at the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo, one of the most prestigious luxury hotels in the Principality.
Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris is a world apart, bringing elegance and romance to the top. More than a meal, here we are talking about a culinary and sensory experience. In the kitchen, Chef Dominique Lory, defined as “Zeus in the Olympus of great French chefs,” offers fundamental classics of the grand French cuisine awarded 3 Michelin Stars. The environment, of rare elegance, is meticulously curated and recognized as a UNESCO heritage. To accompany the meal, you can let yourself be guided by Chef Sommelier Noël Bajor, who will propose a wine tasting from one of the world’s best cellars, with verticals of very rare vintages.
To conclude with beauty and elegance, we propose one last restaurant, historic in the Principality of Monaco and with a panorama that dominates the city of Monte Carlo: Le Grill. Located on the 8th floor of the Hotel de Paris, Chef Franck Cerutti has been offering typical French tradition dishes for over 20 years, through generous, uncomplicated cuisine, leveraging the products that the Riviera has to offer.