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38 Route du Bouchet | Hameau Albert, 74400 Chamonix, France
+33 (4) 50 53 05 09
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Pierre Maillet's goal, as head chef of our two star restaurant, is to...
Pierre Maillet's goal, as head chef of our two star restaurant, is to conserve the taste of the produce, respect texture, gently combine things and not spoil them by trying to over-enhance them. Having taken over from his father-in-law, Pierre Carrier, he has upheld the restaurant's traditions by proposing a subtle, modern and natural cuisine, inspired by the surrounding area. A cuisine spanning 5 generations that is influenced by the treasures of the French/Italian Alps : Char and Fera from Lake Leman, snails from the Mont Blanc region, sweetbreads, Dombes duckling, Bresse poulard and local cheese, pork and lamb....Dishes subtly enhanced by the herb garden, overseen by Pierre Carrier: wood sorrel, tarragon, lemon thyme, savory, lemon balm, sage, wild thyme, marjoram or burnet. The Albert 1er's carte is also influenced by the neighbouring Piedmont region: lemon risotto and << Bottarga di Tonno>>, crab ravioli on a mousse of curcuma, garden peas and mint bisque, Payot farm goat's cheese and beetroot gnocchi. From his travels around the world, his childhood in the Toulouse region and training in successful restaurants along the Mediterranean coast, Pierre Maillet has created a selection of flavours and spices with which to season his dishes : line-caught John Dory fillet, citron, tonka beans, turnip confit and hollande sauce, line-caught sea bream with basil in a squid and herb crust, consomme, garlic rouille and croutons; whole roasted Breton lobster served in two ways, with yuzu confit, avocado, grapefruit and Nepalese Timur pepper, or Lobster a la Cardinal with fondant potatoes in coral butter. Perle de la Dombes Peking duckling seasoned with orange and gingerbread, stewed leg and almonds, coriander and homemade lemon confit. Surprisingly wonderful combinations created with seasonal produce and his passion for cooking, creating, inventing and seducing. Tough, relentless work so that the apparent simplicity of the food provides an explosion of flavours and enjoyment. - See more at: http://www.Hameaualbert.Fr/en/restaurant-albert-1er#sthash.GYgIXo2p.Dpuf
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice experience

Went there for the New Year Eve party. The food was good although I liked the one from Le Bistrot better. Staff was very attentive and cared about our experience. If I was to make any suggestions I would say just that they should be more careful about filling the glasses as I needed to call them at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My husband researched the best gourmet restaurants in town for my birthday and came up with this one. It was a top notch experience. We did the "La Maison de Savoie" tasting menu with the wine pairings. It came out to 12 courses counting what they gave us at the bar. Each course is petite, so while it sounds like... More 

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perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this review

Dear Cynthia, What a description ... thank you so much ! We were very pleased to welcome you for your birthday in our gourmet restaurant Albert 1er. We are sharing your compliments with all our staff from the restaurant and cuisine. Kind regards, Perrine More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I don't know if the other people leaving reviews have lived in a cave their whole life because honestly it is an absolute embaressment of an establishment. The food tastes like cow poo and I hope the chefs get crabs.

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perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this review

Dear guest, I am sorry to say that we have never tasted cow poo, and as your comment is very evasive, we are not in a position to give an appropriate response. Please feel free to contact me directely by mail ; we would be very interested to understand your point of view. Perrine Maillet Directrice Hameau Albert 1er More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I was a little nervous about visiting such a prestigious restaurant, but any worries about it being stuffy or uncomfortable evaporated as soon as we were welcomed into the hotel. Firstly, the staff are exceptional and manage to balance discrete attention and friendliness with the utmost professionalism; I know it's a cliché, but our needs were anticipated before we even... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking time to write a few words about your dinner experience in our Gourmet Restaurant Albert 1er. Please believe that your compliments are shared with all our staff in restaurant and kitchen. We are very happy to read that we manage to make your dinner a special moment in Chamonix. Kind regards, Perrine... More 

seattle, washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We shared the dinner with a group of friends and everyone was very pleased with our meal. The lamb I had would melt in your mouth. My husband had the sweetbreads and would have used more of the amazing bread to wipe his plate if possible. Save room for desert and the cheese cart.

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perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this review

Dear Madam, It was a pleasure to welcome you and your friends in our gourmet restaurant Albert 1er. We hope you have hadd a nice stay in the French Alps. Kind regards, Perrine Maillet More 

Sola Municipality, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When one turns sixty - what the heck. A two star Michelin. About 14 tables and app 75% seating on a Sunday night. A very warm, but a little bitt stiff (?) welcome and atmosphere which loosened as the evening went on. When you have nine courses you can't like them all. And so it was this time too.The oyster... More 

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perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We attach great importance to propose our degustation menu 'Maison de Savoie' with nine small tasty dishes. Our 'maître sommelier', Alain, is also working hard to find wines which will compliment each dish perfectly. Your appreciation is a nice return for our staff which is trying... More 

Belvedere, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My friend recommended the Albert 1er to me - . The accommodations are good and the food is spectacular. Some of us were literally in tears at the quality. This was a meal deserving of the best Pauillac's - La Tour and Graves similar to the 1961 or the 1989 Chateau Haut Brion. An appropriate place from which to experience... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Yes expensive. But Michelin rated, and that generally means expensive, great food and impeccable service. All are found here. Menu a la carte is very expensive as it persuades you towards a pice fix. We paired with wines. We have eaten here three times and the menu is always innovative and changing. It's not a value based meal, it's a... More 

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perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this review

Dear sear, Thank you for taking time to send this message. It was a pleasure to welcome you in our QuartzBar and Albert 1er restaurant those last days. We just received the result for the 2015 Michelin Guide. We are very happy to inform you that our chef Pierre Maillet (my husband) is honored with ** Michelin Stars for 2015.... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a very elegant restaurant. Everything is done to perfection. The service is amazing as well as the food. It's really an A+ for me. I cook a lot and love to eat and this restaurant really stood out.

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perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this review

Dear Madam and Sear, I thank you for the message you post on our restaurant 'Albert 1er'. I am happy that our cuisine will let you a nice souvenir of Chamonix. I hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again and share a moment of gastronomie with us. Thanks also for the message of Kat1234567255068 from the 09th January.... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I visited in December 2014 and did the spa and lunch package for 75euros. We spent a relaxing the morning in the lovely spa which has an outdoor heated pool with views of Mont Blanc. The package included lunch at the gourmet restaurant. We expected that this would just be a standard two course lunch but we... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Went there for the New Year Eve party. The food was good although I liked the one from Le Bistrot better. Staff was very attentive and cared about our experience. If I was to make any suggestions I would say just that they should be more careful about filling the glasses as I needed to call them at least 3... More 

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Address: 38 Route du Bouchet | Hameau Albert, 74400 Chamonix, France
Phone Number: +33 (4) 50 53 05 09
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
Cuisine: French

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  • Address: 38 Route du Bouchet | Hameau Albert, 74400 Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
  • Phone Number: +33 (4) 50 53 05 09

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Description

Pierre Maillet's goal, as head chef of our two star restaurant, is to conserve the taste of the produce, respect texture, gently combine things and not spoil them by trying to over-enhance them. Having taken over from his father-in-law, Pierre Carrier, he has upheld the restaurant's traditions by proposing a subtle, modern and natural cuisine, inspired by the surrounding area. A cuisine spanning 5 generations that is influenced by the treasures of the French/Italian Alps : Char and Fera from Lake Leman, snails from the Mont Blanc region, sweetbreads, Dombes duckling, Bresse poulard and local cheese, pork and lamb....Dishes subtly enhanced by the herb garden, overseen by Pierre Carrier: wood sorrel, tarragon, lemon thyme, savory, lemon balm, sage, wild thyme, marjoram or burnet. The Albert 1er's carte is also influenced by the neighbouring Piedmont region: lemon risotto and << Bottarga di Tonno>>, crab ravioli on a mousse of curcuma, garden peas and mint bisque, Payot farm goat's cheese and beetroot gnocchi. From his travels around the world, his childhood in the Toulouse region and training in successful restaurants along the Mediterranean coast, Pierre Maillet has created a selection of flavours and spices with which to season his dishes : line-caught John Dory fillet, citron, tonka beans, turnip confit and hollande sauce, line-caught sea bream with basil in a squid and herb crust, consomme, garlic rouille and croutons; whole roasted Breton lobster served in two ways, with yuzu confit, avocado, grapefruit and Nepalese Timur pepper, or Lobster a la Cardinal with fondant potatoes in coral butter. Perle de la Dombes Peking duckling seasoned with orange and gingerbread, stewed leg and almonds, coriander and homemade lemon confit. Surprisingly wonderful combinations created with seasonal produce and his passion for cooking, creating, inventing and seducing. Tough, relentless work so that the apparent simplicity of the food provides an explosion of flavours and enjoyment. - See more at: http://www.Hameaualbert.Fr/en/restaurant-albert-1er#sthash.GYgIXo2p.Dpuf

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