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L'Atmosphere

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123, place Balmat, 74400 Chamonix, France
4 50 55 97 97
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Had a nice meal, with excellent view over the river

We used to go here quite a bit years back, but a very bad experience with the manager kept us away last year when we were in town. We decided to give it a try again and either he is gone or was not around. We got a good table over the river with no reservation, had good service and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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L.A.
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128 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We used to go here quite a bit years back, but a very bad experience with the manager kept us away last year when we were in town. We decided to give it a try again and either he is gone or was not around. We got a good table over the river with no reservation, had good service and... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We recently dined at this restaurant with relatives who consider it one of the best in Chamonix. We had a table in the verandah with a lovely view of the river,the service was good but the meal felt very rushed and we would have liked more time between courses. I got the feeling that our table was booked for other... More 

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Annapolis
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77 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

L'Atmosphere has great food, a central location in Chamonix, and a nice view (ask for a table overlooking the river). Service was excellent. We will definitely return again during our next visit to Chamonix.

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Paris, France
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57 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is another restaurant we always return to when we visit Chamonix and we were not disappointed this year. The food is always excellent (the potato gratin is to die for) - everything is executed to an exceptionally high standard with high quality ingredients. The wine list is very well chosen. The service is friendly and efficient. And the setting... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Off season, on a rainy evening, enjoyed what the restaurant served up for dinner with friends. Came recommended from a previous visitor, we were quite happy to sit back and enjoy the evening. Good wine, a fondue and some good cuisine made for a fun time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The main reason we want to go to this restaurant was to have a table with a view on the river; At lunch was all taken so we bookend for the evening. We got a nice table for two overlooking the river Arve. The staff was very nice, the menu tempting. We had a salad wrapped in smoked salmon that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Food is good if you can get used to the unfriendly service. This restaurant has two sections for locals and everyone else. Unless you're a local or don't mind being treated like a second class citizen then this restaurant is for you.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

had a lovely french meal here on the 2nd day of our holiday.....hope to be back sometime in the future....it was a lovely french experience....

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hong kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Food was good. Service was average as they were very busy in there but the hostess was still nice. We sat by the river so that made the meal a bit more special. All in all its a great restaurant that's worth a try.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

My partner took me here on the last day of our holiday for a special celebration meal. We were seated promptly to a seat of our choice in the then empty restaurant- there is a fantastic view of the mountains and river. One of the waitresses was quite rude and when asked the prices of different beers; she laughed and... More 

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Address: 123, place Balmat, 74400 Chamonix, France
Phone Number: 4 50 55 97 97
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
Cuisine: French, European

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  • Address: 123, place Balmat, 74400 Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
  • Phone Number: 4 50 55 97 97

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European

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