In one of the world’s most exclusive destinations, you can expect nothing less than Michelin stars when fine dining in Monaco. Following the recent release of the 2022 Michelin Star guide, both visitors and residents of Monaco can enjoy some of the best restaurants in the world that will offer guests an incredible dining experience from start to finish, from service to food to the atmosphere and everything in between.
Whatever your taste buds are searching for in the principality, discover our six best restaurants to try out for a delectable dinner in Monaco.
Michelin restaurants in Monaco
La Table d’Antonio Salvatore au Rampoldi – 1 Michelin star
This Michelin star restaurant is a must-try for those seeking Italian cuisine with a twist. Situated in the heart of Monte Carlo, the relaxed atmosphere and divine cuisine make this one of the most popular reservations for dinner in Monaco. Princess Grace and Roger Moore are among the illustrious guests who have favoured this restaurant in Monaco over the years. Dishes are beautifully prepared by young chef Antonio Salvatore who creates mesmerising menus that combine flavours from the countryside surrounding southern Italy and France. Guests can expect to indulge themselves in baby squid on a grilled potato Parmentier foam, cuttlefish black ink caviar and chives oil; cuttlefish gnocchi with celeriac and fennel cream with vanilla and chamomile caviar; and a decadent white chocolate mousse.
Le Grill – 1 Michelin star
Le Louis XV is not the only restaurant in Monaco situated in the legendary Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo. Located on the 8th floor, Le Grill overlooks the yacht lined port towards the rocks of Monaco. In fine weather, the roof opens fully for sun-drenched lunches or starlit dinners. Head chef Franck Cerutti has worked with Alain Ducasse for 30 years, and his passion for the Riviera, quality produce, and culinary art shines through his extraordinary cuisine. The menu features wood-fired meats and fish that have forged the restaurant’s reputation. Guests can expect the tradition of Mediterranean cuisine, including pasta, pasta casarecce, clams, calamari and shellfish, ravioli Pasqualino and risotto, inspired by Liguria or Tuscany. The head sommelier Patrice Frank has also chosen the best vintage wines from the cellar of Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo – one of the largest wine cellars in the world.
Yoshi – 1 Michelin star
Yoshi is the only Japanese restaurant on the Côte d’Azur to have been awarded a Michelin star, showcasing the talents of chef Takeo Yamazaki in a bold and daring setting designed by Didier Gomez. Located on the grounds of Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, Yoshi combines minimalism with bright colours and wood, complete with a sushi bar and a small Japanese garden. Head chef Takeo Yamazaki infuses his interpretation of traditional Japanese cuisine into a refined and playful menu, a philosophy captured in Le Bento – a modern take on the traditional Japanese lunch, with three courses presented beautifully in a black box.
Le Vistamar – 1 Michelin star
True to its name, Le Vistamar, meaning ‘ocean view’, provides its guests with arguably the best view of Monaco’s Michelin restaurants. From the terrace, guests are treated to both blue skies and the sounds of gentle waves from the Mediterranean Sea below. In this Belle Epoque palace of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, guests can relax in a beautiful and modern dining room with soft colours and contemporary furnishings. As for the food, chef Joël Garault has built an outstanding reputation over the years, and he has done so because of his skill and focus on fresh, locally caught fish. Using locally sourced ingredients from Riviera farmers and suppliers, guests can enjoy a new approach to seafood with à la carte, taster menus, and delicious hot dessert soufflés. For larger groups, Le Vistamar provides a salon Privé, which has a secluded dining room for a more relaxing dinner in Monaco.
Blue Bay – 2 Michelin star
Located in the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel Resort, this refined dining destination is a must for those seeking creative and artistic dishes prepared with the world’s finest ingredients. Headed up by chef Marcel Ravin, the Michelin starred Blue Bay offers diners a bold repertoire of Mediterranean and Caribbean inspired cuisine bursting with flavour. Ravin’s signature dishes include green papaya spaghetti carbonara; truffle and Jabugo jamón ibérico de bellota; organic egg with cassava, truffle and passion fruit; and the Blue Bay classic Chocolate and passion fruit. The restaurant’s terrace provides a backdrop of the azure-blue Mediterranean Sea, while the tables positioned opposite the open kitchen offer a glimpse into the hustle and bustle behind the scenes.
Le Louis XV – 3 Michelin star
The opulent, triple-laureated Le Louis XV within the Hôtel de Paris is considered by many around the world to be the pinnacle of fine dining. Located in Monaco’s famed Golden Square, home to some of the finest Monaco apartments for sale, this refined restaurant is the most prestigious restaurant in Monaco. Its superb menu reflects Ducasse’s incredible artisanship and respect for the region’s very best ingredients served in the decadent surrounds of the hotel’s Belle Époque dining room, reminiscent of Versailles itself. With over 400,000 bottles in the wine cellar, Le Louis XV has the perfect wine to match every dish. Guests can expect to feast upon signature dishes for dinner in Monaco, including fresh gamberoni with rockfish jelly and caviar.
Which restaurant in Monaco with a Michelin star are you most excited about trying?