Hostellerie Jérôme, La Turbie
Tel: 33 4 92 41 51 51
Concierge.com's insider take:
On the French side of the hills above Monaco, right off the Grande Corniche with its spectacular cliff views, the tiny town of La Turbie hosts this Michelin-starred powerhouse. It's known for its $92 prix-fixe menu, which includes a fish appetizer; an earthy, refined saddle of lamb; and a dessert of tart and sorbet of lemons from nearby Menton. That menu is as high in quality as it is simple, but the $170 dégustation allows a more substantial range of fish and game, with the foie gras and truffles laid on in abundance. The encyclopedic wine list has a good selection of modestly priced vintages from Burgundy and the Loire, as well as $10,000-plus bottles of Romanée-Conti. During the summer, be sure to reserve a spot on the terrace: the main dining room has striking, high vaulted ceilings and frescoes, but all the action's outside.
Open daily 7:30 to 10:30 pm, July through September; Wednesdays through Sundays 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, October through November 5 and February 13 through June.