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Photo by Hôtel de Paris
Don’t call the panorama from Monaco’s freshly reopened restaurant Le Grill a “million dollar view”—that amount wouldn’t buy you a broom closet in Monaco, which has the most expensive real estate prices in the world. Instead, the seascape from this eighth-floor Alain Ducasse eatery atop the famed Hôtel de Paris, takes in enough superyachts to give an oligarch a heart attack.
Not that the seafood-focused cuisine at Le Grill is heavy on wallet or heart. The new €55 lunch menu (€80 with an accompanying medley of Côtes de Provence wines), mirrors the angelically light ethos of tennis star Novak Djokovic's new vegan eatery, Eqvita, across town. Alas, with the Hôtel de Paris’ rooms under renovation until 2018, smart money checks into its peerless sister hotel, the Hermitage, next door.