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“Excellent food, but questionable service” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cote Jardin - Hotel de Paris

Cote Jardin - Hotel de Paris
Ranked #42 of 128 Restaurants in Monte-Carlo
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The sea, the port, the famous Rock of Monaco and the palm-trees can all be admired whilst enjoying breakfast or lunch in this exquisitely charming restaurant. Delicate dishes inspired by the traditions and rich flavours of the South, served with excellent wines from Provence.
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food, but questionable service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

We had their lunch menu which consisted of a buffet of hot and cold appetizers, a choice of a main course, and the dessert buffet. The food was excellent. I most enjoyed the appetizer buffet, which contained a wide variety of high quality items. We ate in their outdoor seating area next to the gardens which were pretty. Service was professional, with one exception. The staff kept moving our sun umbrella (all tables were covered by these since it is so hot in the summer) to provide extra sun protection to the table next to us. Visiting Monaco was a huge splurge for us, while that table was a group of upper-crust, snobby, wealthy Brits (based on their clothing and topics of conversation). While the staff made sure they were protected from the sun, my partner had to keep shifting his chair to stay out of the sun. By the end of lunch and the umbrella being moved several times, we had shifted 90 degrees around our round table. We wouldn't have minded moving if the staff at least asked us if we were okay when they moved the umbrella. Many of the other patrons also appeared very wealthy (e.g., chanel shoes) as do many people on Monaco, but it felt as though the staff were less concerned with our comfort than the comfort of the wealthy. And no, we are not shabbily dressed tourists like one of the other reviewers complained of - you can look nice without a designer label. I am hoping that our experience is not the norm, because this is otherwise a great lunch option.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“awkward”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

Awkward because we were the only people there when the restaurant opened for lunch and we had about 10 staff milling around watching us and waiting for more guests.

The food was good and the desserts even better

Visited May 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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171 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Best lunch in Monaco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

The Coté Jardin of the Hotel de Paris is only open for lunch, has a very nice terrace and offers a fantastic buffet lunch for € 55 which includes a large choice of antipasti, salads etc plus a choice between two hot main courses and a superb dessert buffet, so for us this is the best place for a lunch in style. The guests are either Monegasque "habitués" or business people,unfortunately more and more also dreadfully dressed tourists from the East in their worn out jeans. They should impose a proper dress code, the elegance of the restaurant would deserve it!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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