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La Caleche

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Brasserie, Fondue
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18 Rue du Docteur Paccard, 74400 Chamonix, France
+33 4 50 55 94 68
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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  • 274
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  • 112
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  • 51
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a surprise!

We did not have any expectations of this restaurant but it surprised us in every way. First of all the restaurant was completely full; mostly French. The interior isn't everybody's taste but at least they did their best. Canard was very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
emveebee
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We did not have any expectations of this restaurant but it surprised us in every way. First of all the restaurant was completely full; mostly French. The interior isn't everybody's taste but at least they did their best. Canard was very nice.

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

Dear customer, Dear Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us, we are here very happy to surprised you in a good way. Yes the deco is not the type you have everywhere. I hope we will have the pleasure to see you again soon. Kind regards More 

Goudhurst, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

La Caleche's decoration is full of wood panels and Savoyard paraphernalia, which immediately puts you in that atmosphere. The service is attentive and professional. The traditional cheese dishes are as they should be. If you want a traditional Savoyard meal, then this restaurant does it very well on all fronts and is worth going to if you are in Chamonix.

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

Dear James, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It is such a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your dining experience at la Calèche. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed our traditional dishes and the service as well. Regards, More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Excellent service a good Savoyard food. We chose the hot stone which was very good. Wine list good and overall value for money well worth it.

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

Dear Mark, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It is such a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your dining experience at la Calèche. It was definitely a pleasure to have had you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back during your next trip to Chamonix. Best Regards, More 

Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

We loved the food! The escargot was fantastic and reasonably priced. The raclette was huge! There were two of us and we got half a round of cheese. We left very full for a reasonable price. Only downside is it was warm in the restaurant so dress lightly.

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

Dear Amy, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We take great pride in offering our guests 5-star experiences with our food. Our escargot is definitely an extra special treat and I'm delighted that you enjoyed it! Thank you again for your comments. I hope it's not too long before we have the... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We really enjoyed the food and we were extremely pleased by the service. Staff was fast and very polite. Also the restaurant has a very special decoration creating a great ambiance

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

Dear Alexandra, On behalf of la Calèche we would like to thank you for sharing your review! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a busy lively restaurant and the food was good . We hadn't booked but were lucky to be fitted in . The menu choice was varied and not overpriced , the staff friendly and the overall experience was enjoyable . It is in a central position in the village and attractive from the outside definitely worth a visit.

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

Dear Customer. Thank you so much for your great review of la Calèche. It was a pleasure to have you here. Best regards, More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

You need to book in advance as this place gets very busy. They only offer two "shifts" - 18.30 or 21.30. We arrived around 21.20 and the reception was chaotic. We waited for more than 20 minutes to be seated (along with 20-30 other people), which ruined the experience a bit. Had raclette, which was very good, but the place... More 

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

Dear Customer, Thank you for review of la Calèche. Yes la Calèche is a very popular place and we do receive many Clients during the winter season, sorry you had to wait 10mn after your booking time to be seated. However, we are happy to read that you enjoyed our raclette. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Dropped in here without a resi and the hostess was nice enough to put a table together for us. The interior of this place is awesome. Lots of traditional French stuff hanging from everywhere and lots of old photos of Chamonix on the walls, really great. We ordered the Cote de Boeuf and it was really tasty. The potatoes Gratin... More 

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for posting such a nice review on la Calèche. We wait for you to come back soon. Kind regards, More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The menu is rich in variety, the place is fragrant with food aromas. Not sure i liked all the docor, though the posters and alpine expedition photos were charming, as were the old ski and climbing boots strung up on the ceiling. Quaint and very popular, thanks to great food, and prompt service.

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

Dear Customer, Thank you so much for your comment. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We visited for lunch upon our arrival in the resort on the Saturday. The food was delicious and the service excellent as well as the rustic and enchanting decor, so we reserved diner for 10 on the Wednesday. We chose the early sitting (7pm), which appeared to be a good choice as there were queues for the 9pm slots. However,... More 

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

Dear Theresa, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. I'm so pleased you and your friend enjoyed the food and decor of la Calèche, though I'm very sorry to learn you found the service at dinner disappointing. It's true it was a busy evening but neverless we should have been able to satisfy you, but... 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?