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L'Atmosphere

123, place Balmat, 74400 Chamonix, France
4 50 55 97 97
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Ranked #32 of 170 Restaurants in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, French
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chamonix, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

L'Atmosphere is a very good example of sophisticated French cuisine that uses simple ingredients for maximum effect. My partner and I opted for the Traditional Menu (32 euro I believe) which included starter, main and dessert. The fish and peach sauce were just divine!!! Nice surroundings as well!

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a good meal however we were very taken aback by the wine policy at this restaurant regarding tourists v locals. We decided to order wines by the glass, which arrived in ridiculously small "thimbles" which required numerous reorders. The locals who were drinking and dining at adjacent tables were given huge pours in substantially larger glasses, and they... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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264 reviews 264 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Located next to the rushing torrents of the Arve, L'Atmosphere provides classic dining. The restaurant verandah is imitately decorated and the meal a good quality. We enjoyed Scorpion fish and veal belly washed down with a likeable Bordeaux. Sensible service and fair value.

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Barcelona, Spain
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Chamonix is a town or maybe a city...with a lot of surprises. I adore the mountain kitchen and we just arrive in the night, but no problem, the staff was very friendly and organize a table before the kitchen close. The menu, the selection of dishes, the respect for the french Alps kitchen, and the wines (selection of red wines)... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

an earlier reviewer used the word 'nice' to describe this restaurant and that sums it up - unexciting but enjoyable. The food was a bit heavy after a week of lighter, fresher food in Southern Italy but that was partly down to what we ordered. Good location and fascinating watching the river flow by below us. (There's a gallery where... More 

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Parkland, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a nice meal at a great table overlooking the river. Fish special was excellent & enjoyed the hot stone cooking. The potatoes au gratin were amazing!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We've come to Chamonix for the trip up to Mont Blanc and it was Spectacular! We wanted to end this trip with a meal of the same caliber. Ok, maybe nothing can match the mountain, but the food here is worth the trip. Definitely sit on the terrace over the River! Very nice ambiance! The food was great. Three of... More 

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Denmark
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140 reviews 140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Went for a dinner here. Overall good food and pleasant experience. In terms of dining be aware that you can get tables next to the river - but they seem to be highly in demand - so make sure you request that specifically if you make a reservation

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

The food is nice (but not amazing). The service is standard nothing special. I would eat there again but not for a special occasion! There are much better restaurants in Chamonix for that.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went there last night for a fondue. Great location! Try to get the table by the window with river view. Food was not bad but service very average. As soon we said we're quite full and all we want is fondue no wine etc. we stopped existing for staff.

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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: European, French

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