My soon-to-be wife and I will be heading to France for my honeymoon for two weeks right after Labor day (first two weeks of September). We're spending our first two nights in Monte-Carlo (staying at the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel) and the next two nights in Nice (staying at the Hotel Suisse near the old town in Nice).
I'd like to get some suggestions for restaurants in these two cities. Even though it's our honeymoon and I don't mind spending a decent amount on food, we are trying to budget for a 12-day trip so we're going to limit ourselves to a few nice lunches throughout the trip (hopefully at 2-3 star Michelin restaurants for around 70 Euros/person), and hopefully fill up the rest of our meals with cheap, inexpensive food.
So far I've made a lunch reservation at the Joel Robuchon restaurant in Monte-Carlo, but I'm eager to hear what other places you'd recommend for these two cities. Any recommendations for small cafes/bistros/places to get good bread and foie gras would be nice as well.
We are open to most cuisines, but we particularly like modern French (think Jean-Georges in NY), good Italian, street food, and seafood. We'll be there on weekdays, and it should be after the August break, so hopefully most places will be open.