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123 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
+33 4 50 55 97 97
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Oslo, Norway
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2013

For many years, a Chamonix stronghold for nice food at reasonable prices, They never diasappointed me, and they still deliver. The place can be cramped and noisy, especially if you have too many drunk italians at a neighbouring table, spoiling your idea of a quiet and romantic evening. Reserve an inner corner table overlooking the river, and hope. Watch your... More 

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Thank Thomas J
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Great restaurant! We were lucky to get a table without reservation. They received us very well. We took the traditional menu ( 3 courses) which was great food for an excellent value. They Were also very helpfull in choosing the wine. Perfect night Out in chamonix!

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Thank Chantal111
London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

And view. The food was perfect along with the best steak I've had in France - ever. Seated with a view of the river, really buzzy place. I doubt you'll be disappointed, enjoy.

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Thank GrahamKingLondon
London, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

We were very fortunate on our visit to this restaurant to be sat overlooking the river and casino opposite. I did feel for some of the customers in the main walkways, but this soon passed when the food arrived!. I was pleasantly surprised that meal itself was not exorbitantly priced, and even managed to find some reasonable wine for €30... More 

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Thank Nicholas M
Turkey
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We had lunch in this little restaurant and really enjoyed it. the nicer tables are obviously on the side overlooking the river with a very nice view and they were all booked. Still the food was excellent, everything was delicious and nicely displayed. We had seafood, meat and foie gras and the service was attended.

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Thank ysero
London
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Visited l'Atmosphere with my boyfriend and had an excellent meal from the set price 3 course menu, which is fantastic value, particularly compared with a la carte here. We both had a salad to start, with main courses of braised beef with Beaufort polenta and tartiflette, finishing with deserts of maron glacé gateau and chocolate parfait. The food was very... More 

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Thank Kate B
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Great food, friendly staff, central downtown location. I suppose you would call this "contemporary" French food. As is the French style you need to ask for your check, they expect you to linger forever. Us tired skiers are ready for bed before dessert!

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Thank Terri S
Singapore
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Fantastic location, right in town center, next to a flowing river with crystal clear waters. Romantic ambience. Excellent reception. Knowledgeable, professional & efficient well-dressed waitress. Had 3-course fixed priced Traditional Menu less than 40€. Great starter of Grouper Carpaccio. But Cod entree was bland. Chocolate dessert was delicious but little too sweet.

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Thank J J
Novosibirsk, Russia
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The food is good, but from the beginning you feel yourself like you've got a lunch in a McDonald's. the waiter is hurry you to make the order and you just finish eating she bring you a bill without asking if you want a coffee or desserts. So you fell yourself terrible and the situation is disgusting!

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Thank 521Mskier
Porto Alegre, RS
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126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2013

On the banks of the river that crosses Chamonix-Montblanc, L'Atmosphere is a very good restaurant. Staff is welcoming, wine list is titanic and prices are reasonable. The terrace is the best place to enjoy the traditional French meal. We had a tasteful and generous savoyarde raclette with Burgundy wine in a freezing and snowing day. Eating calmly with the family,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
  • Phone Number: +33 4 50 55 97 97

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