Salle Empire

Restaurant at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

Salle Empire: Restaurant at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

Find the brasserie teams serving the Café de Paris menu all day long there from 10 March.

The epitome of the European art de vivre
  • Valet parking/parking 
  • Terrace
  • Mediterranean cuisine

The Café de Paris Monte-Carlo will relocate to the Salle Empire while renovation work is under way. There’s no doubt that the Salle Empire restaurant is a jewel in the crown of the fully refurbished Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo.

Overlooking the vibrant Place du Casino, it boasts an incredible dining room and terrace which have been listed as historic monument for over a century .


A terrace opening out into Monaco…

There’s no finer way to spend the summer than dining on the terrace of the Salle Empire, overlooking the intricate breathtaking place in the Place du Casino. Situated on the ground floor of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the restaurant’s terrace is one of the best places to admire the Casino de Monte-Carlo square.


Practical Inofrmation

We inform you that a smart dress is required ; the port of the jacket is appreciated

Chef Franck Lafon

In September 2016, Franck Lafon became the new Executive Chef of the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo. 

Franck Lafon began working at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo when he was just 17 years old… and never left. In 1999, he became chef of Le Côté Jardin.


Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer has decided to put one of its most historic and most prestigious establishments in the hands of a ‘locally grown’ chef.


Hailing from Tende, Franck Lafon discovered his love for fine cuisine and authentic regional fare as a very young boy, thanks to a mother and grandmother who were both excellent cooks. His touching memories of his youth undoubtedly played an important role in drawing him to his calling.


After studying in Menton under Jean Montagnard and obtaining a BEP, Franck Lafon joined the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. The young man was hired as a third commis.


“We had to learn quickly and constantly overcome huge challenges”, says Franck Lafon, smiling. He admits learning everything in “this prestigious establishment where you have to know how to do everything”. Over the years, the extremely dedicated chef has shared his precise expertise and perfectionism with younger chefs so that they too may contribute to Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer’s prestige.


After arming himself with knowledge at Le Côté Jardin, Lafon crossed the Place du Casino to become part of yet another legend. “In my eyes, the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo is like a magnificent ocean liner that is always on a cruise, every day.”


An expert in regional fare and a fan of food that’s meant to be shared, Lafon is also an innovator and a creator of modern cuisine. He wants to bring a modern and contemporary touch to the menu to ensure that it is in keeping with the times.


In parallel to the the specific “Parisian brasserie” quality of the restaurant that Lafon will continue to develop as part of the establishment’s DNA, the chef has decided to slip in some gourmet options that incorporate regional fare, vegetables from the hinterland, responsible fishery products, etc. His aim? To feature reassuring, unpretentious cuisine that inspires long-forgotten sensations and pure enjoyment.



“Cuisine isn’t just what’s in your plate; it’s a total experience”, adds Franck Lafon who works together with the dining room staff. “I listen to everybody”, says this athletic family man, happy to take on this new challenge entrusted to him by Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer.

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