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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Venise with view

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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64 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I've been going here for many many years & in the early days it was exquisite. It then went through a bad patch but a few years ago it regained its panache. However, now the food is still very good but the service is a bit hit & miss with a certain unnecessary arrogance.

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The service here is very friendly and the food cannot be faulted it was very good. However one fault which really annoys me in a restaurant is you start to get that feeling you are being rushed in a friendly way. As soon as the starter is finished and your plates taken away the main arrives then they want to... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Before dining here, our expectations were high as it has a Michelin recommendation. However, we were rather disappointed in the end. My starter was a delicious sounding half cooked salmon with a curry, cumin and lime mousse. The salmon was fine but the 'mousse' was like fluffy mayonnaise with no flavour. I did comment on this to the waitress and... More 

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Guildford
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Booked a table in terasse. Enjoyed the meal, good service and excellent well priced wine list . Had a very enjoyable meal with family . Good for foodies and French waiting staff. A plus for me in a very English speaking resort .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Although we did not find a table at the terasse we enjoyed very much. The food was delicious (especially the foix gras) and the staff was extremely polite. We highly recommend

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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