Hip threads, stellar food, and French flair collide under one design-forward roof on Monte Carlo’s trendy Rue de Millo, where you can dine indoors or out at Komo Monaco. Try Italian delights such as burrata with walnuts or gnocchi with lemon, created by chef Mauro Colagreco (of three-Michelin-starred Mirazur in the nearby French town Menton). Famed French pastry chef Pierre Hermé makes his Monaco debut here, too, bringing his decadant array of colorful macarons, cakes, and chocolates. Browse the boutique for upscale streetwear from emerging designers such DCNTD (pronounce each letter to up your cool factor), a new line from French rapper Booba.
Originally an oyster farm, Les Perles is now a relaxed restaurant run by two marine biologists from France’s Brittany region. Located at the end of the pier in the Fontvieille district, the mostly midday spot (it’s also open Wednesday and Thursday nights) serves generous platters of shrimp, lobster, sea urchin, clams, caviar, oysters, and enough chilled local rosé to turn lunch into an hours-long affair. The views of Saint Nicholas Cathedral, the Oceanographic Museum, and sailboats bobbing in the Mediterranean Sea aren’t bad either.