Our luxury travel magazine suggests instead of eating in your hotel room the whole time to get out and try the local fare when visiting the French Riviera. There is a broad range of dining options in Monaco, from high-end gourmet restaurants in Monte-Carlo and the principality to low-key local watering holes.
This summer, if you fancy yourself a gourmet, this essay will point you in the right direction.
Marco La Rose des Ventes, Monaco
Both residents and visitors to Marco and Maddalena’s market enjoy the fresh fish that they catch themselves. La Rose des Vents combines French and Italian techniques to create a one-of-a-kind à la carte menu using only the freshest local ingredients. The parfait, one of the restaurant’s dessert options, is so excellent that it will quickly become one of your favorites. In addition, a good rosé wine is the perfect compliment to any meal. La Rose des Vents, this summer’s destination for spectacular service, affordable rates, and a delightful atmosphere.
The beautiful Beaulieu-sur-Circé-Mer
There is a Greek-themed restaurant in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, a genuine jewel of the Côte d’Azur, that serves exquisite food from all around the Mediterranean. This luxurious restaurant serves up excellent Mediterranean fare and a wide selection of seafood and is conveniently located in the historic Rotonde, not far from the nearby Casino Beaulieu. This place has its own unique flavor thanks to the Greek goddess Circe, the offspring of Helios (Sun Titan) and the nymph Perseis. The restaurant’s inviting design obviously nods to this cultural touchstone, with its leopard prints, vivid themes, and velvet textures. The wine cellar has an impressive assortment of cigars and drinks, while the bar has a unique cocktail menu and chill DJ performances. Anyone seeking fine dining won’t be surprised by the restaurant’s trendy vibe. Before the one-of-a-kind shows and boisterous dancing begin on the restaurant’s spinning stage, we recommend taking in a local sunset from the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean and Cap Ferrat. At night, Circe transforms into a bona fide party destination, earning the name “restaurant festif” in French. Try the oysters, the fresh sea bream carpaccio, and the entrecôte or rabbit. Furthermore, the Nems Pomme dessert with ginger and caramel sauce is a must-try if you’re seeking for a genuinely rare and excellent flavor combination.
Heaven on Earth, Beaulieu-on-the-Sea
The authentic handmade Italian delicacies prepared by Ambrosia’s skilled chef will have you feeling like you’ve been transported to the Amalfi Coast of the 1970s. The dining area has views of the port and is equipped with a bar, a huge kitchen, and a pizza oven. Join us and taste the delicious ingredients sourced from the Gusto family, in the setting of our unique and classic dishes. Indulge in the delicious raw bream slices served with lemony olive oil and freshly ground black pepper. Spaghetti at Ambrosia is huge enough to share and filled with clams, mussels, shrimp, and broth, enough to make any seafood lover delirious with ecstasy. Ambrosia is a delicious option for every meal of the day.