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123, place Balmat, 74400 Chamonix, France
4 50 55 97 97
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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
Great service, food and location

We ate here twice while in Chamonix, and would definitely return. A great spot sitting right over the rushing glacial river that flows through town. The food was delicious and the service friendly and efficient. It's a little hard to find, tucked away under the busy restaurant strip, but walk down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We ate here twice while in Chamonix, and would definitely return. A great spot sitting right over the rushing glacial river that flows through town. The food was delicious and the service friendly and efficient. It's a little hard to find, tucked away under the busy restaurant strip, but walk down the stairs and you'll find a cosy but spacious... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Atmosphere & service were nice, the restaraunt was full, the food was OK, definitely nothing outstanding (at least for France). Took one of set menues (~30 Euros), maybe that was a mistake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had the three meal menu, and it was great. It was a very good balance. The staff was helpful and friendly and good at english. The wine menu was a bit to french for my taste but great wines.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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