SNB Abu Dhabi

Monaco’s  PRINCE ALBERT II and Virgin legend RICHARD BRANSON were on hand in Abu Dhabi at the opening of  the first new restaurant in our new international franchise.

After more than 20 years of serving Monaco customers, the founders of  the celebrated STARSNBARS sports bar Kate Powers and Didier Rubiolo are now ready to serve Monaco around the world with the principality’s first restaurant franchise . The first of two new restaurants  in the United Arab Emirates opened on November 10, 2010. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Virgin’s Richard Branson were among the VIPs attending during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.  A second restaurant in Dubai is planned for early 2012

The ABU DHABI STARS’N'BARS is located next to the  Yas Island Formula 1 Race Track and Marina. Like the original SNB in Monaco, the new STARSNBARS model celebrates the most exciting aspects of the principality and the glamour of the sports, film and music celebrities who flock to Monte Carlo.

WHERE IT STARTED The original STARSNBARS restaurant in Monaco was created in 1993 by American Kate Powers and Didier Rubiolo of France. Both had been partners at Monaco’s Le Texan Restaurant which had been the principality’s first American restaurant (the restaurant’s name came from Prince Rainier himself). Le Texan , popular for its excellent Tex Mex cuisine, fast, attentive service and its cozy atmosphere, catered to a varied clientele from local families and ordinary working people to millionaires and celebrities. Kate and Didier, however, wanted to create a larger family-oriented venue with a sports theme and the result was STARSNBARS on the Port of Monaco.


The largest privately owned restaurant in Monaco, STARSNBARS was originally an old, abandoned warehouse . SNB is now a three story entertainment complex with portside terrace and offers a full-service restaurant with American cuisine, an authentic USA style sports bar, a second full service restaurant serving Asian cuisine, an extensive game arcade, supervised children’s playroom, professional race