swill wine while overlooking the stunning harbor and most of monaco (the view is what you’re paying for). lunch is the better deal for salad niçoise or steak tartare. prix-fixe dinners are built around meat or fish and seasonal ingredients. stroll off the calories at the jardin exotique next door.
the atelier de goût (“workshop of tastes”) changes its menu every few months to keep things fresh and seasonal. the small glass box topped with succulents catches your eye from the street. you’ll want to request this room, with its handful of rustic tables and colorful tolix chairs, when making a reservation, as it’s more unique than the main building space.
look for the 80-foot chimney stack and head for the staircase. a host at the door rings a loud bell as you climb three flights to the rooftop, where groups of young cubanos lounge on butterfly chairs under white canvas canopies. focus is on the grill; everything tastes good with fruity daiquiris.
a scandinavian restaurant serving the city’s most notable brunch in a sleek, modern warehouse space with a beautiful ivy-covered garden. order their take on the traditional danish smorrebrod and sip and swill one of vodka shots.