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La Caleche

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$$$
Brasserie, Fondue
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18 Rue du Docteur Paccard, 74400 Chamonix, France
+33 4 50 55 94 68
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 255
    Excellent
  • 345
    Very good
  • 108
    Average
  • 49
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Typical french-swiss restaurant

Great warm ambient to enjoy a fundeau or raclete...good service, good wine list, fare price.Very good experience overall.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
AndreValentim71
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great warm ambient to enjoy a fundeau or raclete...good service, good wine list, fare price.Very good experience overall.

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Christophe D, Responsable relations clients at La Caleche, responded to this review

Dear André, Thank you so much for writing this nice review on la Calèche. We hope here to see you again soon. Kind regards, More 

London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed our lunch at this restaurant, good atmosphere, nice menu to choose from. Service was good and food really nice, the restaurant was busy, but never had to wait too long. Definitely better than many places i have tried in Chamonix. I will eat there again.

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Christophe D, Responsable relations clients at La Caleche, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you so much for writing this nice comment on la Calèche. We are delighted that you did enjoy your lunch and the work of the staff. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of many visits we have paid to La Caleche over the years and it did not let us down, The atmosphere is warm and charming and the staff are friendly and helpful. The food is local Savoyarde style and is very good indeed.

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Christophe D, Responsable relations clients at La Caleche, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you for your comment and loyalty. I hope we will see you again soon at la Calèche. More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

With three friends I had some very disappointing experiences in this restaurant. I though I would let it pass, since one of my friends already wrote a review, however after seeing the reply from the restaurant it only makes it more relevant to express our dissatisfaction! Two of us were served steaks cooked not even close to what was ordered,... More 

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Christophe D, Responsable relations clients at La Caleche, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your comment. No much more to answer as we already did and you have been invited to communicate with our manager. Please do so. Regards, More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

the restaurant has all the looks and ornamentation to attract tourists looking for an authentic Savoyard meal....i.e. Fondue! bad weather stopped us from skiing so we decided a long lunch fitted the bill. as I have been in most restaurants in Chamonix over the years we decided to give La Caleche a go to tick the box. yes, it s... More 

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Christophe D, Responsable relations clients at La Caleche, responded to this review

Dear customer We are delighted to read that we were able to satisfy you, despite the idea that you had of la Calèche. Thank you so much for your testimonial. More 

Milano, Lombardia, Italy
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

I do love this place and I always enjoy it. It is quite pricey but I do not think it is so much better than other restaurants. Remember to book as it is always busy.

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Christophe D, Responsable relations clients at La Caleche, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for your comment. We choose at la Calèche to use beautiful products, it has a price. I am very happy you appreciate that. Kind regards, More 

London
2 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Recommended by the hotel, we went to "la calèche". I went there in the past, and it was fine (not exceptional but fine), but this time, it really degraded. A noisy environment, where people are packed next to each others. The restaurant first objective is to make sure you leave by 9 PM (for the second service): so be prepared... More 

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Christophe D, Responsable relations clients at La Caleche, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am so sorry to hear that we did not exceed your expectations and I apologize for the shortcomings you described. Chamonix at this time of the year is very busy and I am so sorry that you felt you had to rush. I am confident that if... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had a superb meal here. We hadn't booked but were found a table. The restaurant was packed and really lively. Food and service both superb! A real surprise given its central location on the main tourist street. Highly recommend!

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Christophe D, Responsable relations clients at La Caleche, responded to this review

Dear customer We take great pride in offering our guests great experiences and I'm thrilled to hear that we didn't disappoint. Guest satisfaction is something that is extremely important to us and we appreciate your recommandation, Kind regards, More 

Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Hi for your kind informtion i would like to say i love and my family also love the menu at La Caleche everytime we come to chamonix we usually came to your restaurant and we have been alays received nicely but this season the forst night we came to your restaurant it was a disaster first of all the welcoming... More 

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Christophe D, Responsable relations clients at La Caleche, responded to this review

Dear customer, Our manager has come in contact with you and brought you an answer by email . I find it inappropriate to include the first name of our waitress accusing her of drinking, (She Does not ) This kind of blackmail (you fire her or i will not come back ) is not a practice very honorable and do... More 

Oslo
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

4 of us went for lunch. Two steaks were ordered medium, but came well done (grey) and when pointing it out, the waitress got snappy. We had to 'fight' to get new ones. When wine cork was poured in one of the wine glasses there was no excuse - nothing. The non-existing service makes it very easy to not recommend... More 

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Christophe D, Responsable relations clients at La Caleche, responded to this review

Dear customer, I have to tell you that I am very surprised in reading your comment. I am thus going to answer point by point. For the wine, we served you one glass of another wine after the discovery of the small piece of cork because you wanted no more this wine, you nevertheless finished that same bottle. I like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Rue du Docteur Paccard, 74400 Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
  • Phone Number: +33 4 50 55 94 68

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 37
  • Cuisine: Brasserie, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?