Restaurants in Monte-Carlo
Going out for dinner in Monte-Carlo is as glamorous as it sounds. With some of the finest restaurants, offering first-class cuisine prepared by some of the world's most renowned chefs, visitors can anticipate only the best. After a day of sightseeing, yachting and sipping on cocktails, a dining experience of only the very best quality is what can be expected.
Monte-Carlo being the expensive city that it is means that most restaurants will cost substantially more than the average meal, but that is not to say you won't find something a little more budget-friendly if you look for it. There are an assortment of cuisines offered in and around the city, each offering an experience. Early booking is essential, as is a jacket and tie, at most restaurants in the city.
For something typically French and sophisticated, Le Louis XV promises a classy and elegant evening with top notch food using only the best local produce. Restaurant Joel Robuchon Monte-Carlo offers similar taste and flare, giving patrons a chance to experience modern French cuisine, influenced by the Mediterranean. For those wanting something a little more fusion in style, the Pacific is the place to go. Here you will likely find the rich and famous occupying tables. For something a little more down to earth, Il Terrazzino is a great restaurant for typical Italian fare; great quality for a little less Euro.
With lots on offer, Monte-Carlo is an exciting place to explore in terms of its cuisine and is unlikely to leave visitors disappointed.
Le Louis XV
Steered by Chef Alain Ducasse, a few words come to mind when summing up this restaurant: classy, elegant and stylish, pure delicacy is exercised in everything from the clean lines, crystal chandeliers and fresh décor to the expertly prepared and executed fine French cuisine. The dishes reflect local cuisine using only the freshest produce. Jacket required and tie recommended. Open Thursday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. Bookings essential.
Address: Place du Casino
Telephone: 9806 8864
Located in Monte Carlo's famous épingle de la Rascasse, many of the city's rich and famous come here purely to be seen, but for those who come here for the food - you can't go wrong. With a distinctive design ethos, the bar and restaurant are both stylishly and elegantly laid-out with clean lines and intricate lighting - perfect for when the bar converts into a nightclub later on. Specialising in fusion cuisine, diners will not be disappointed. Try the signature Pacific black cod with miso sauce. Delicious! Open daily for lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended.
Address: 17 av des Spélugues
Telephone: 9325 2030
The views and cuisine at L'Horizon are simply stunning leaving diners coming back time and time again. With a 360-degree view over the Opera House, Prince's Palace and Casino against the Riviera, what more could one ask for while dining out in Monte Carlo? Sample delicious Mediterranean fare like Mediterranean fish soup, croutons and saffron sauce, or the pan-fried sea bass and vegetables or Beef fillet 'a la plancha'. Open March to November daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bookings essential.
Address: 12 av des Spélugues, Fairmont Monte Carlo
Telephone: 9350 6500
Specialising in the culinary delights of Naples and southern Italian fare, Il Terrazzino is a must for anyone who loves a little Italian. The home-cooked food and cosy dining room, reminiscent of a country deli will make you feel right at home. Try the Linguine Marinara with capers, olives, marjoram, tomato sauce and anchovy, or the veal friend with mozzarella, tomato sauce and basil. Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Bookings recommended.
Address: 2 rue des Iris
Telephone: 9350 2427
A friendly an unpretentious restaurant, Mozza serves excellent Italian food that is consistently rated among the best in Monte-Carlo. The separate lunch and dinner menus are short, but memorable and very reasonably priced. Mozza takes full advantage of its terrace on the Larvotto end of Monte Carlo to enjoy spectacular views of the Thursday and Friday fireworks displays held in June and July.
Address: 11 rue du Portier
Telephone: 9777 0304
Restaurant Joël Robuchon Monte-Carlo
Well-known French chef Joël Robuchon runs this elegant restaurant in the Hotel Metropole. The modern French cuisine is influenced by the Mediterranean setting and the menu changes seasonally. For a cheaper option, the restaurant offers a fixed-price lunch. Restaurant Joël Robuchon is small and seats only 60 people at a time, so reservations are essential.
Address: Hotel Metropole, 4 Avenue de la Madone
Telephone: 9315 1510
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