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Cafe de l'Arve - CLOSED

60, Impasse des Anemones, 74400 Chamonix, France
33 (0)450 53 58 57
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Tue - Wed 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 16, 2013
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations

28 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We were recommended to eat here by our hotel and were not disappointed. First class inventive French cooking and excellent value for EU 29 for three courses ( plus 2 delicious extra "amuse-bouches") Free coffee and friendly staff who appreciated our efforts to speak French but were happy to translate as necessary. Lovely position beside the river.

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Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Food quality mixed, I enjoyed the pork with smoked eggplant but that was about it. Strange bar, odd hotel. Not sure i would go there even if staying in the hotel.

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109 reviews 109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

We went last week to Chamonix and we have been very fortunate to eat at Le café de l'Arve. All of their dishes and wine are "local" i.e. coming from less than an hour away. Despite or maybe because of this, the food tasted absolutely great and the wines that came with it were equally excellent (especially a bottle of... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

A bib gourmand restaurant. Lunch for 2 table d'hote, midweek. Restaurant warm and inviting. Menu not too inspirational. Cold meats appetizer just cut charcouterie, nothing else. Good mushroom soop inter. Mains very tasty, full flavors. Only one proprietor serving 6 occupied tables made it too slow.

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Gouvieux, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

The €17 fixed price lunch (main and dessert) was wonderful value. We returned two days later for a more expensive dinner (€ 55 per person for three courses and a bottle of wine). The service is classical and very attentive. We also ate at the Petite Kitchen, which is rated no. 1 on tripadvisor. My wife preferred the Petite Kitchen;... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011 via mobile

The cuisine is absolutely delicious; The chef uses local products, changes the menu depending on what is available, the food always has a little twist that you won't find anywhere else, and the pricing is also very good. Service is also nice. Only down part, the atmosphere could be improved...

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2010

Excellent specialties from the region, for lunch and dinner. Very reasonable prices. Try the Menu des trois Vallées (4-5 courses, 35 euro). Nicely matching wine arrangement. Very friendly people. Modern, stylish interior, very attentive service, but yet quite informal. Close to the centre, but not at a main street (so tourist traps would survive there). This is the restaurant of... More

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