Monte Carlo’s Most Famous Dining Spot Now Open in New York — Here’s What You Should Know

Monte Carlo's Most Famous Dining

Get ready to embark on a delicious journey that takes you beyond borders and captures the essence of Monaco’s luxury as MC Hospitality Group proudly unveils the opening of Rampoldi New York today. This exciting venture continues the legacy of the famous Monte Carlo restaurant, Rampoldi, right in the vibrant heart of New York City’s Lincoln Square. The talented chef Antonio Salvatore is leading the culinary experience, blending the best flavors from Italy and the French Riviera to create a vibrant tapestry of taste, showcasing the ‘New Monegasque’ culinary style.

Founded in 1946, Rampoldi stands as a symbol of sophistication in Monte Carlo, cherished by locals and Monaco’s elite. Situated close to the Opera de Monte Carlo and the Hôtel de Paris in the prestigious Carré d’Or, Rampoldi embodies old-world charm and offers exquisite cuisine. Under Chef Antonio Salvatore’s guidance, Rampoldi earned a place in the Michelin Guide France in 2021, and it continues to do so every year. MC Hospitality Group’s ambitious aim is to introduce Rampoldi to the global stage, starting with the culinary hub of New York City.

Chef Salvatore expressed his feelings about the project, saying, “This is a very personal project for me, as Rampoldi represents the beginning of my journey with MC Hospitality Group. Being able to share Monaco’s flavors and style through such a historic name is deeply meaningful, and I’m excited to bring Rampoldi to a global audience.”

Nestled in Lincoln Square, Rampoldi New York transports diners from the bustling city to the serene elegance of the Côte d’Azur. Executive Chef Salvatore combines French haute cuisine and Italian culinary artistry with a cosmopolitan twist. The extensive menu includes a variety of warm and cold starters, carpaccios, tartares, artisanal pizzas, handcrafted pastas, and main courses featuring the best of both land and sea. Classic favorites like Escargots a la Bourguignonne and Bouillabaisse share the spotlight with creative dishes like Crab Ravioli with branzino, clams, garlic, parsley, and bottarga. Don’t miss Chef Salvatore’s signature caviar, a black sturgeon roe that can be enjoyed on its own or as a luxurious addition to specialty dishes. The dining experience at Rampoldi New York is enhanced by tableside service, offering a culinary spectacle and the luxurious hospitality reminiscent of Monaco.

MC Hospitality Group CEO, Alex Teisanu, expressed his excitement about the expansion, stating, “The expansion of Rampoldi marks a significant milestone for MC Hospitality. With great pride, we extend our presence in New York City, where the historic Monte Carlo restaurant finds its second home. Rampoldi is the heart of MC Hospitality Group, and we are honored to share it with a new audience.”

The interior of Rampoldi New York seamlessly incorporates the aesthetic charm of its Monte Carlo counterpart into the cityscape. Imported furnishings from France, Italy, and Monaco, custom furniture from Milan’s Fratelli Boffi, hand-cut Rosso Imperiale Italian marble flooring and wall panels, and Murano glass chandeliers create an atmosphere of timeless elegance. Mediterranean-themed artwork decorates the walls, and the renowned artist, writer, and fashion designer, Domingo Zapata, crafted a unique triptych of Mona Lisa as a tribute to Grace Kelly.