Monte Carlo

Restaurants in Monte Carlo

With first-class service and lavish décor Monte Carlo’s restaurants help Monaco maintain its reputation for opulence. Local specialties draw inspiration from Monte Carlo’s French and Italian neighbors and dash fresh seafood, olive oil and more with extra Mediterranean spice.
At the Michelin-starred Le Vistamar Executive, Chef Joël Garault curates a seafood-centric menu using locally sourced catches of the day. His creations range from grilled sea bass to rockfish soup prepared with fish caught by one of Monaco’s last fishing families. Another of the best restaurants in Monte Carlo, Le Grill at the iconic Hôtel de Paris, earned its Michelin star for house specialties like a seasonally flavored soufflé. Its luxe dining room is especially suited for romantic candlelit dinners.

Travelers looking for restaurants in Monte Carlo with a more laid-back atmosphere can try Elsa, the inviting contemporary dining room in the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel. Here, the kitchen prepares a gourmet menu of all-organic, seasonally inspired regional fare. Stick around for a dessert menu featuring a variety of macaroons, as well as pastries prepared with Provençal apricots.

Formerly the Zebra Square

Castelroc has been around since Grace Kelly and Cary Grant first came to the Riviera to film To Catch a Thief in 1955.

At Alain Ducasse’s three-Michelin-star homage to Versailles, a Félix Hippolyte Lucas fresco covers the ceiling, and the wait service seems like an effortless dance. Here, simple flavors come together on the plate to produce works of art befitting the dining space.

At Joël Robuchon’s namesake restaurant in the Hôtel Metropole, the chef stays true to his pared-down culinary philosophy. His modern French cooking is right at home in the Jacques Garcia–designed dining room.