This restaurant is just wonderful. It would be easily overlooked as it has a small frontage and is down a narrow cobbled street. That would be a mistake!
It is in Monacoville, high up by the palace, looking down into the harbour. You can take the bus from Monte Carlo, for 1 Euro and it takes about 5 minutes up to the top or you can climb the huge steps which emerge just beside the palace. The views walking up and from the top are stunning. Alternatively you can take the coast road up (walking) and around the far side for another gentle way up to the top, some of which is via escalators and stairs. Either way the trip is worth it.
After reading the reviews here I decided to book and emailed Fabienne. She was so very helpful and reserved us a table for the saturday night. The restaurant opens for service at 7.45. On arrival we were met by Henri, the chef. He made us feel very welcome. The restaurant is intimate, with about 10 tables for 2, some of which could be pushed together for a larger group. There is an open kitchen to the rear from where you can see Henri freshly cooking your order.
On the evening we visited, 7th April there was a choice of 2 set menus. A 3 course, starter, main course and dessert for 39 Euros and a 4 course including cheese course for 45 Euros. Henri's wife, Fabienne, looked after us wonderfully. She welcomed us, translated the menu with perfect english and introduced each dish to us as it arrived. In addition to our choices from the menu we were served a pre appetiser, a tomato and olive canape and then an amuse bouche of a glass chilled tomato and a 'love apple'. This was a cherry tomato 'toffee apple'. It was very delightful. From the menu we chose a foie gras starter and a spring vegetable risotto with Parmesan crisp (gorgeous). Both were presented beautifully and tasted fresh and delicious.
For main course we had a mediterranean fish with orange butter and artichoke and duck breast with hoisin sauce. I cook duck breast at home....but not as good as Henri..so tender.
Our desserts were a chocolate Marquise and a fresh strawberry dish. Both devine. We enjoyed a bottle of chablis with the meal (37 euros) and the servce from Fabienne was faultless. She was attentive but not at all overbearing. She poured the wine as and when necessary, we did not wait for plates to be cleared and the ambience was just right. I would not hesitate to book again (we are returning next year and will book in advance to just to be sure) or to recommend it to our friends and family. We had a wonderful evening.
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