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38 Place Balmat, Chamonix, France
0450530284
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Slightly overpriced and food is standard fare- but decent place

I call this over priced though you would probably find all the restaurants in this price range here. Food was not exceptional but was not bad and you can go back here multiple times. The service was pretty decent though we went at a time when there were very few people around and thus dont know... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Just popped in for late afternoon drinks. Well looked after by friendly staff who brought snacks as well as drinks. Very friendly atmosphere and chatted to other customers quite freely. Would go there again.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I call this over priced though you would probably find all the restaurants in this price range here. Food was not exceptional but was not bad and you can go back here multiple times. The service was pretty decent though we went at a time when there were very few people around and thus dont know how will they hold... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Have been here several times. It's a great location, especially if you can sit outside in the sun. The menu is pretty typical of chamonix but I think they do it better than the rest. Love the moules frites and the goat cheese salad. I've always thought the service was fast and good, and the servers are really friendly.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Our chalet host found this restaurant that would accommodate the 30 of us in our ski group. The waitress we had was excellent and the wide choice of food was great for the range of ages (3-69) and the quality of the food great.

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Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Knew this was probably a tourist trap but it was convenient. I just had soup which was okay, but hubbie enjoyed a burger followed by crepes for desert and he thoroughly enjoyed both. The servings were quite large. The menu is a bit ordinary and very geared toward the tourist. Service was okay, prices okay, but for anything more than... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This restaurant was probably the worst I have ever visited. We waited 15 min to get sitted, the guy who served us seemed unable to speak neither English nor French. He was excessively rude, not only to us but also to other visitors nearby by. The menus were thrown on the table for us ( it is not a joke),... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited twice on our stay and both times they we're understaffed and unable to cope with the amount of people. The first time I thought it was because it was Boxing Day but seems the staff are always over run. The food was ok but we had much better from near by restaurants. The issue was we asked for... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The restaurant has a great central location and is in competition with many others. We were greeted cordially and waited on attentively. Drinks were promptly supplied and our food arrived in good time. Good lunch food and generous portions. Just avoid the water offered; expensive.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It's the second time I come for dinner here: the location is extremely convenient and in summer you can also sit outside and do some people watching. Both times the food I had was quite average... the mussels were a bit salty and cooked in a very bland onion broth. My friend's pizza was just plain. Service is kind and... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We dined here tonight and had a reasonably good experience. We had to ask for water which I thought was a given in every restaurant. The fish soup I had was tasty with small croutons and cheese to add to the soup. The garlic bread was slightly burnt around the edges however it was tasty. The lasagne was also tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Place Balmat, Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
  • Phone Number: 0450530284

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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