Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Monaco: a restaurant guide

From Mayabay’s spell-binding Lantern Night to haute cuisine experiences at Monaco’s finest dining establishments, New Year’s Eve revellers in the Principality are set to be dazzled this 31st December. Read on to discover Monaco Life’s top recommendations for end-of-year celebrations.  

Let’s kick things off with Monaco’s most iconic dining institution: the Hôtel de ParisLe Louis XV – Alain Ducasse. This three Michelin-starred restaurant is promising a New Year’s Eve experience like no other, with an exceptional menu priced at €1,200 per person excluding beverages. The menu with wine pairing costs an additional €500. 

There are three other options for dining on New Year’s Eve at the hotel too: Le Grill is offering a menu for €990 per person excluding drinks, while the Salle Empire will be hosting dinner with a show for €1,200 including wine. Dinner à la carte can also be enjoyed at the Bar Américain, where a minimum spend on beverages has been set at €750 per person from 10pm onwards.  

There are plenty of New Year’s Eve options to choose from at the Hôtel de Paris this year. Photo credit: Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer

Over at the Hôtel Hermitage’s Pavyllon Monte-Carlo, a one Michelin-star restaurant from Chef Yannick Alléno, a six-course menu has been created specially for New Year’s Eve. It costs €990 per person. While a glass of champagne is included in the menu, wine pairing is at an additional cost. 

The hotel’s Salle Belle Epoque will also be providing a dedicated dinner experience: a five-course dinner priced at €700 for adults, including half a bottle of champagne, and €350 for children. Dinner à la carte can also be had at the Limùn from 7pm, and the Crystal Bar will be serving cocktails and canapés from €40 per person from 7pm.

Just across the square, the Café de Paris is also set to host the inaugural New Year’s Eve celebration in its newly revamped locale. The evening will feature a curated menu priced at €450 per person, excluding drinks, and a special rate of €225 for children under 12. Click here for reservations.

Ring in the New Year at the revamped Café de Paris from €450 per person. Photo credit: Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer

The party atmosphere will also be alive and kicking at the Hôtel Métropole’s Les Ambassadeurs, where there will be dinner with a show for €975, excluding drinks. Yoshi has a special menu planned too, called the Menu Nenmatsu 2024, which is priced at €350 euros per person, not including beverages.  

See also: Fine dining reaches new high at Les Ambassadeurs by Christophe Cussac

Down in Larvotto, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort will host a €610 per person occasion signed by Chef Marcel Ravin at the L’Orange Verte that includes half a bottle of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne. The hotel’s Calypso also has a €395 per person menu planned that includes champagne and live music. 

A little further along the beachfront is The Niwaki, which is presenting two dining options for New Year’s Eve: à la carte with a minimum spend of €250 per person or an indulgent seven-course set menu priced at €350 per person, including a glass of champagne. Click here for more information. 

Our final recommendation for New Year’s Eve 2023 is Mayabay, transformed into a luminous haven for ‘Lantern Night’ on 31st December. Enjoy innovative cocktails, creative cuisine, and a lively atmosphere. The minimum consumption is €400 per person, featuring a DJ party lasting until the early hours of 2024.

Geishas will enchant with singing, and live performances will escalate in festivity as the night progresses. The evening unfolds in two parts starting at 7:30pm, and continuing with a DJ and dancing from 10pm onward to celebrate the clock striking midnight and beyond. 

For more information, click here

Mayabay will be hosting ‘Lantern Night’ on 31st December, with an à la carte menu from €400 per person. Photo credit: Mayabay


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Main photo credit: Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer