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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 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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Bucharest, Romania
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seattle, washington
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134 reviews 134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Seattle
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183 reviews 183 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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 

Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Givat Ada, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We paid over a hundred Eros per person for two courses. At this price we expected some creativity, but there wasn't any. The dishes were boring and average. There was no vegetarian dish. If you want a lot of show off go there, if you want good food don't.

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Hong Kong
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

This was meant to be a highlight meal during our stay in Chamonix but we had a less than satisfactory experience. The ambience was stuffy, the service appalling (only the sommelier made some effort to converse with us, the other staff looked like it was the last place they wanted to be), and the food was pretty average. By the... More 

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houston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Had a great Lunch with friends, unbelievable cheese and dessert cart. We had set menus which had wine pairings, but we had to remind the waiters to bring the wine (s). When the bill came, we were double billed for all wines (a $120 mistake!!)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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