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“Excellent classic Michelin” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Bistrot

Le Bistrot
151, avenue de l'aiguille du midi, 74400 Chamonix, France
0450535764
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Ranked #18 of 162 Restaurants in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $148
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Denmark
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70 restaurant reviews
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
“Excellent classic Michelin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The restaurant is a one-star Michelin - and it delivers exactly this: Great food with an innovative touch, good wines and great service. We had the 7-course menu with the wines and cheeses - and overall it was a highly recommendable dinner - which for 2 ended up around 300€ - fine for a Michelin star meal with 7-8 different wines.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • French first
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Stockholm, Sweden
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“What you can expect from a 1-star restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our family dinner started with a delicous amuse bouche consisting of a petit four, some goat cheese and an archicoke soup, followed by a cream of peas together with an emulsion of lardo.

After these two tasty pre-starters, we had the melon soup which was very good, the herring which was good and a terrin with fois gras, which was good but not the best we've had. Following this we had the the lamb which was delicous, the risotto which our self proclaimed risotto expert said was the best she's had at a restaurant, as well as a fish with beans which was ok. The dessert and cheese was very good as well.

The staff was attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was relaxed and the restaurant had a nice interior and setting. Its a little pricy but definitely worth it being a 1 starred Michelin restaurant with tasty food.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Derry, United Kingdom
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“Glorious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a wonderful meal here to mark the end of a holiday in Chamonix. The service was superb, only bettered by the food of course. The standard of food was incredible, it is difficult to chose a favourite course as the mackerel, the local fish, the beef, all were amazing.... An extensive and varied wine list allowed us to chose the perfect accompaniment. For what we got, this was great value for money and we would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chamonix, France
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“Best €20 I ever spent !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Make sure to check out the €20 lunch menu ! It's a steal. You get a fantastic Michelin star meal for a fraction of the cost of the "à la carte" menu. Some tasty "amuse-bouche" before you get your main course and dessert. I recommend going for the cheese trolley instead of the dessert though as the selection is brilliant.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Above average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Restaurant is part of a hotel but nothing to comment about table layout or ambience. Service staff were courteous and spoke english. We had the beef and lobster as mains but felt that we tasted better food at other restaurants. For the price point vs food quality, I agree that are other options in Chamonix.

Visited May 2014
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