L'Orange Verte is located inside Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort by the Larvotto beach. It's open non-stop from noon til midnight. If you don't have a car, I don't recommend coming on foot because it's a little bit far from the Casino square. Your best bet is taking bus n° 6 (direction: Larvotto).
It's a nice decorated place with cozy seats. There were a few people having late lunch that day. My friend and I decided having tea over this place. Our original plan also included eating some pastries but when we checked their prices (drink menu on their website), we opted only having some tea (I think ours was around 9€). I don't recall what flavor I picked up but as far as I remember, it had a slight taste of peach/passion fruit. Even though we didn't order any pastries, they served us some kind of butter cookie along with our teas, which was really nice.
Café de Paris is one of the most famous and one of the oldest cafe restaurants in the city of Monte Carlo. It is also one of the most famous cafe cum restaurants in the world! It is presently owned by a Swiss restauranteur who has been operating since the 1960s. The elegant cafe restaurant has impressive dining hall as well as outdoor dining areas. Its exterior facade has art deco style of architecture. It serves not only popular and fine French cuisines but also international flavour menus. The restaurant is popular with the rich and famous and is beautifully illuminated at night.
Favorite Dish: Its specialties are fresh oysters and steak tartare which are said to be the best in the city of Monte Carlo!.
We cannot remember the name of this wonderful Western food restaurant. It is located at the foothill of the Prince Palace - the first restaurant on the right hand side when you walk into the popular open-air markets of the city of Monte Carlo. The restaurant is quite cosy and well decorated and the services are impeccable.
Favorite Dish: We chose egg prawn sallads and minced meat with tomato sallads and potato chips served with bread and butter.
Small menu but all is fresh and well executed. It's not cheap by North American standards but it's good value for Monaco. Best bang for the buck! Good food, good ambiance and romantic. Candle lit at night on the Larvotto beach.
Favorite Dish: Tapas Starter
Grilled fish of the day
L'Escale, which in English means The Stopover, or Port of Call, specializes in fish and seafood, and was our favorite restaurant in Monaco. The staff were very frendly and helpful to us stupid Americans, and the food was absolutely delightful. During the two weeks that my co-worker and I were there together, we made it a point to go to a different restaurant or cafe for lunch and dinner every day. We made an exception for L'Escale, as the food was such a pleasant surprise.
Stylish and popular, this restaurant is a very upscale version of what you might discover on the Argentine plains, loaded with autumn colors, polished copper, leather banquettes, and big windows overlooking the sea. Take a break from gourmet French and sample gourmet Argentinean -- it's definitely the best grilled meat in town!
Favorite Dish: One of the specialties is a tampiquea, a much-marinated spicy filet of beef served with guacamole, salsa, tortillas, and a puree of string beans. An equally delicious choice is a standing roast beef presented on a wheeled trolley and carved at tableside
Live how the Other Half Lives and Go for the Best. In fact, this restaurant is consistently ranked in lists of the WORLD"S BEST restaurants. Moreover, as opulent dining rooms go, this has to be the most over-the-top -- huge chandeliers, ornate frescoes and a quite outrageous flower arrangement. It's palatial, but the exquisite menu of Alain Ducasse easily shines through! Many of the tables also command beautiful and romatic views of the Monte Carlo harbor.
Favorite Dish: This is true Riviera cuisine: Limousin veal, Pyrenean lamb and amazing local herbs and breads.
But get ready, food and atmosphere like this come at a price: the six-course (and more) menu costs about US$335.
Stylish, terrific view overlooking the Port. Seating outside terrace style.(shade available) Good quality food. Brasserie style restaurant.
Great place to stop for lunch.
Score: Food quality 7/10, food choice 7/10, food presentation 8/10, atmosphere/surroundings 9/10, friendly staff 8/10, service 7/10, family friendly 8/10, toilets 6/10, car parking 5/10, value for money 8/10, total 73/100.
Would I go back again - yes.
Favorite Dish: From sandwiches (club sandwich € 12, Salad Nicoise € 11) to filling meal. (glass of wine € 5)
Japanese restaurant in "Le Metropole" (shopping mall).
Monday through Saturday. Lunch: Midday to 2 PM. Dinner: I believe it's from 8 PM (reservation is highly recommended).
NOTICE: During the high season (mid or late May to late September), only opens for lunch. Dinner is only served at their seasonal restaurant at The Sporting (SPORTING ADDRESS: 26, Avenue Princesse Grace. PHONE: +377 92 16 20 36. Reservation highly recommended). Dress code: jacket.
Menu & à la Carte. The CHEAPEST "menu" (a set-price meal) is 15 €, which is an appetizer, an entrance (salad: a few leaves of lettuce, tomatoes, seaweed seasoned with soya sauce), main dish (either chicken teriyaki or grilled fish) with a bowl of rice and misoshiru (clear soup with soybean paste) and dessert (ice-cream decorated with fruit).
Menu & à la Carte. The "menu" price range: 33 to 66 Euros. Travellers on a very tight-budget should avoid having dinner here.
IMPORTANT: All portions are small.
Beverage and dessert are very expensive (my opinion).
Tap water (carafe d'eau) is free.
Closed from May 8th to May 18th. From May 18th to late September, this restaurant is only opens for lunch. Dinner will be served ONLY at their seasonal restaurant address at The Sporting.
Favorite Dish: I've already tried 2 of their menus (Menu #1 =15 €, menu # 3 = 23 €), Sukiyaki (only available at the Sporting address), Vegetable Tempura (21 €), Usuyaki (22 €.), ice-cream (7 €) and cake au chocolate avec glace (11 €).
Always check the bill before paying.
Good food, good prices at this outdoor cafe. The owner was on premises to ensure that every patron was happy. We complimented him on the food and by doing so, made a new friend. He introduced us to his cooks, grandmotherly italian ladies that spoke no Engish. But when the owner interpreted for us, we found that these ladies love to cook and love to get compliments on their cooking. The Italians are friendly people that take pride in traditional cooking. We were treated to samples of special olive oil blends, and cheeses.
Favorite Dish: Our group of 6 had a sampler for 14 euros a person. We were treated to pastas, different types of pizzas and salad. It worked perfect because we each had our own favorites from these selections.
Seasonal restaurant open from May 25th to September 17th, 2005.
Opening hours: From 08:00 PM to 01:00 AM
Dinner: Menu & à la Carte.
Dress code: Jacket.
Reservation highly recommended if you are coming before 11 PM.
Notice: Air- conditioned room, you may bring a warm sweater/jacket. No designated areas for smoker or non-smokers. If you are seated beside smokers, don't be shy and ask to change tables.
Everything is very delicious here but a bit expensive than the same restaurant at the shopping mall "Le Metropole" (where they only serve lunch during the high season). Besides the price difference, the decoration is more refined. Customers? Well, a lot of has-beens who want to be seen, Jordan (aka Katie Price) wannabes...
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish is definitely the USUYAKI(meat cut into paper-thin with vegetables). Price: 33 €
- SUKIYAKI (stir-fried bite-sized pieces of meat, vegetables and tofu). It comes along with an appetizer, an entrance (salad: a few leaves of lettuce, tomatoes, seaweed seasoned with soya sauce). One sukiyaki is enough for 2. Price: 68 €.
Dessert (I didn't like anything I've tasted here):
- MATSURI (slice of dry chocolate cake served with fruit and vanilla ice cream). Price: 14 €
- GLACE (ice cream) - 2 scoops (vanilla, coconut or chocolate). Price: 9 €
Coca-cola: 5,50 Euros (!!!!!)
Carafe d'eau (tap water): FREE!
The Piazza is a family owned Italian restaurant.
For a full lunch or dinner here (starter, main course, desert and beverage), I'd expect you to need about USD 40-60per person. The atmosphere is very Italian and if you go in warm weather, you will probably sit on the terasse.
Favorite Dish: The reason this restaurant is essential is it's famous CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE. This is the best desert I know of in the world. There is not one person I took here who didn't fall in love with this dish. However, IT IS NOT ON THE MENU, as it is usually reserved for friends of the family or of good clients. You will need to ask them for it. If they ask how you know of this dish, say you have friends who live on the Riviera (or 'la Côte' in French)
Fuji was closed at the time and as we were hungry, we went to the closest restaurant. Italian & French cuisine.
I had a salad (I think), "sole" (fish) and steamed vegetables. I don't remember what my husband ordered. My fish order took too long and when it finally arrived, it was cold. I'm not coming back here. Apparently, there is some latino entertainment on weekends (dinner).
While it stands to reason this should be the biggest tourist rip-off restaurant in town, it could be worse. Prices COULD be higher, food could taste worse, service could be more curt. I expected the worst, and was pleasantly surprised. Plus the backdrop view IS killer! TONS of yachts.
Favorite Dish: Veggie burger & Fries
There are several outdoor cafes near the casino and across from the "Hotel de Paris". I can't remember the name of the one where we sat having a salad and wine while watching for Princess Caroline to emerge from the hotel. Darn, we never got to see her!