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38 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
0450530284
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very located and tourist spot. Piced ok. Foods average but service is good. You are paying for the location. A wide menu and things flow smoothly.

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Thank MS123NAN
kent, UK
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the restaurants in the main town square area near the Post Office. Large outside eating area good on fine days and the interior is OK too. Usual tourist type menus and not particularly good value - but having said that, what do you expect in central Chamonix? Quick friendly service and good food but better value can be... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has excellent service. A lovely atmosphere in the heart of the town. Food was delicious at a very reasonable price. Wouldn't and couldn't fault it! Thank you for a wonderful last night in Chamonix.

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Thank Scott C
chelmsford, england
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a tourist restaurant offering traditional Savoyard dishes in a warm and traditional setting. As you walk in the smell of hot raclette (melted cheese) hits you! Service is frantic but friendly as this place is always busy. I had French onion soup as a starter which was excellent as was my steak. This is traditional hearty food not... More 

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Thank MarkandBJ
Stockport, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We went here three times and the food varied considerably, from the French onion soup which was brilliant, a pizza which was average and a tartoflette which is best avoided. Desserts were wonderful every time and the wine isn't overpriced. But what we noticed every time the staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming, unlike a restaurant opposite who handed us... More 

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Thank mbryant2016
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I ate here once, and that was enough. While the price may be ok, the lasagna I ordered was reminiscent of frozen store-bought, albeit on a nice dish. The staff were decent.

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Thank Matt E
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

At La Potinière restaurant, Chamonix, I enjoyed a Crêpe Savoyarde which is a crêpe filled with lardons, crême, and fromage. I do find this creamy cheese and ham crêpe accompanied by a glass of local rosé most satisfying to the palate. Being a creature of habit I enjoy this lunch each time I visit Chamonix. My husband devoured his three... More 

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Thank 145Carol
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is ridiculous!! Always busy place at any time of day. Of course, central located this restaurant has a popularity among tourists. This is only reason why people are sitting there. But quality of food is awful. We had confit du canard in red wine - not possible to eat, the wine sauce was sour and duck leg had no... More 

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Thank tatyanak581
Piltown
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Had carbonara here and it was so bland, I could make better at home with my eyes closed. Everything is very touristy including the prices. No one out of the six of us was happy with their meal - very disappointing

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Thank zilzeka
Aylesbury, Bucks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Mixed Opinion on this place. Ridiculous prices on drinks - 10 euros for a beer just makes me want to throw things! The Onion Soup was splendid, could not have asked for anything better, it was the best thing I had for my entire stay. Get this dish! The burger was poor, tasted so bland and just not worth the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
  • Phone Number: 0450530284

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