I will be staying at Hotel De Paris for 2 nights prior to leaving on a 7 day cruise to Venice. I would like your help deciding on 2 fine dining restaurants for dinner in Monte Carlo. $$$ is no matter. We will be celebrating our 25th anniversary. Your advice is appreciated.
Hi Littleman, my wife and I stayed in Monaco last year. We liked 2 restaurants. The first was a bistro style. LaMaisonDuCaviar. It is a short walk for you up the hill. The bistro is more quaint than others. A quiet place to talk with great bistro style food. The Caviar is only part of the appeal. The seafood was fresh and done in a simple fashion. The wait staff was friendly and didn't rush you out the door. I felt like we could have stayed and talked as long as we wanted.(that is a nice thing thats sometimes hard to find). The second spot was LeGrill. This is just a private elevator ride away for you. The 8th floor of the Hotel De Paris. When you arrive the views of the harbour are to die for. Ask for a central table toward sunset. The feel of the place is different from LaMaison. Its way more "big" night out. The dress is more formal(you'll feel better formal anyway). The night had a couple things that we loved. First the champage cart is great to start off a festive night We started with the Ruinart Rose. The couple highlights of the menu were the truffled potato followed by the glazed Duckling. grilled behind you then brought out and finished at table side. I'm a duck lover and this really hit the spot. My wife had the John Dory fillet which was perfectly done. Just as I started to feel that the "grill "in LeGrill was real the roof opened up. We sat right under it and it was like a breath of fresh air. The sky was dark by then and the stars were fantastic. It was a cool thing to end our time in Monaco. PS don't miss the aquarium. The walk up the hill to the museum is really nice. good luck....;)
Louis XV in the Hotel De Paris is a must. Ducasse's best, I had seven superb meals there in May and will return in May for two meals before a cruise to Rome. Not in Monaco, the other two best restaurants in the area are Chevre d'Or in Eze and Restaurant Mirazur in Menton. I would also recommend having a digestif at the Bar Americaine, the bar of the Hotel De Paris.