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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 157
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    Very good
  • 38
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  • 20
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Service, Cuisine and Wine with...atmosphere

Cheesy, but not enough to overpower the excellent wine selection and choice beef, duck and other delectable offerings. Oh, you want desert - prepare yourself for continued excellence and enjoy the night as the brook babbles outside the babbling dining room...

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Chris T
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Stuttgart, Germany
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Cheesy, but not enough to overpower the excellent wine selection and choice beef, duck and other delectable offerings. Oh, you want desert - prepare yourself for continued excellence and enjoy the night as the brook babbles outside the babbling dining room...

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French Alps
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have eaten in this restaurant several times and the food is amazing and the atmosphere "relaxed formal". We have eaten here with family and friends including with small children and the food is great and the service friendly and nice. My only niggle about this restaurant is that during the winter months they have two sittings, the sitting at... More 

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Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We ate here for my birthday, 30th December 2014 & we had to book as they do it in 2 sittings, 715 & 915pm. The staff were so professional and friendly and very efficient& the food was excellent and we didn't feel hurried at all. Plenty time to eat our 3 course meal. We chose from the 3 course fixed... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Don't be frightened by the cost, it is well worth it! My family and I went to l'atmosphere on Christmas Eve and had a lovely time. The wait staff were friendly and attentive, and the food was to die for. For about 32 euro we got a 3 course traditional french meal, which was very filling and tasted amazing as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Situated by and above the Arve river in the centre of Chamonix this restaurant is genuinely atmospheric. The river below and the mountains above. The food is very good. Lunch, especially the menu, good value. The wine, however, is quite pricey. Service is charming.

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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

After a week trying different places in Chamonix we ended up in L'Atmosphere. I don't think I have ever tried a rack of lamb better cooked, it was perfection and at more reasonable price than other restaurants. Very busy so I recommend to book in advance and if possible to get a table looking out to the river. Ah can't... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

On my arrival at 7.25 I was greeted front of house by the rudest man possible who chastised my friend and I for being late as if we were children. It was shocking and set the tone for the night as the rest of our party experienced the same as they followed. Rather than explaining that we may be asked... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were a party of 7 friends looking forward to visiting L'Atmosphere on recommendation from 2 of our party that have been many times. We did not expect to be told off by the maitre de for being 4 minutes late! Incredibly rude. We didn't know the watch we were looking at was slow but the maitre de soon put... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Have been there for a casual dinner selecting it from a Michelin guide. Food was great and service was nice thanks to Natalie. Will go there again...

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Broadbeach
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

How this restaurant received a Michelin Star is beyond me. Overall the restaurant was OK but to be rated up against what a Michelin recognition normally delivers is an insult to the recognition of great chefs who do deserve the Michelin rating. Service was reasonable considering the that she was under pressure with other tables but again a far cry... More 

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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: European, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?