One of Hôtel De Paris’s emblematic establishments along with the famous jazz music bar lounge Bar Americain, Salle Empire and Louis XV restaurants, The Grill is the first to be unveiled to the Monte-Carlo clientele.
Situated on the eighth floor of Hôtel de Paris, its renovation is ready to host Monaco visitors. While guests have been patiently waiting for it to reopen its doors, they are lining up to taste The Grill’s specialties and phenomenal dishes.
Sitting across the Mediterranean sea, allowing the guests to dine with a breathtaking view and enjoy the atmosphere, The Grill proposes a new sea-themed décor. It has kept its emblematic retraceable roof, offering a feel of total quintessence of all of the five senses.
Franck Cerutti, Hôtel de Paris’s Executive Chef defines The Grill as “Mediterranean”, and “marine”. This definition resonates with the delicacies offered at the restaurant. Both meats and fish are provided, only the best of both, in order to wow the clients’ palette and embody the image of what kind of luxury services French Riviera can truly offer.
The new wood-fired rotisserie is the restaurant’s centerpiece, adding a new modern feel to the décor. As tradition continues to rein in this case, guests are allowed to choose the cut of either fish or meat from the restaurant’s signature silver table racks.
Having had the chance to go and taste their dishes, I can assure you that they offer nothing less than the best of all!
During the opening, I had the chance to try the Gamberoni de San Remo, calamars et artichauts de pays which were perfectly cooked and very tasty. It was followed by a delicious Risotto aux courgettes trompettes aux fleurs, girolles et amandes which I really enjoyed even though I am not a fan of risotto. I could return to The Grill just for the risotto! After that, I was served one of the House’s speciality – the Cerre d’agneau des Prealpes du Sud a le sarriette. Amazingly cooked, I had rarely tasted a meat that was so tender. On top of this, the sauce was delightful. It was then time for my favorite part of the lunch: the desert. I have to say that I am happy I could stay until the end of this lunch because I would not have missed their legendary soufflés – on the menu since 1898 – for nothing. Light but so tasty, I keep dreaming about it! Olivier Berger, Pastry Chef of The Grill will for sure see me again this summer.
Everything from the service to the view and the menu for sure were perfect. My advice for you is that if you’re in Monaco these days, you should go enjoy the beautiful 180° view from The Grill while tasting some of Monte-Carlo’s best food.
Good to know: a new room called “Winston Churchill” can be privatized to accommodate up to 18 people. A great option to remember forever special celebrations.