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Restaurant Albert 1er

38 route du Bouchet | Hameau Albert 1er, 74400, Chamonix, France
+33 4 50 53 05 09
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (8 reviews)
“caviar” (6 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (3 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
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French
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38 route du Bouchet | Hameau Albert 1er, 74400, Chamonix, France
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1 - 10 of 113 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at the Albert 1er and it was great and really worth 2 Michelin stars. The tasting menu was wonderful and the service was fantastic (friendly, efficient and knowledgeable). The prices were also OK for a 2 star restaurant. Overall a great experience

2  Thank new_world_travellers
perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear guest, Thank you for taking time to share your experience. It was a pleasure to welcome you. Kind regards, Perrine Maillet

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant with the family. We had a great evening. The service was flawless, the dinner was really excellent and at the level of a two star Michelin restaurant. But still, the setting was really traditional and so was the meal. The wine...More

1  Thank philippe17297
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Magnificent lunch again. Super professional and friendly service. By far the best place to eat in Chamonix. We will be back again.

1  Thank Herve B
perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Monsieur Herve, Thank you for your post regarding your last visit in our 'Albert 1er' restaurant. Waiting for the pleasure of welcoming you again. Kind regards, Perrine Maillet

Reviewed June 28, 2018

I am a restaurant owner, studied at Ecoliere L'Hotel Lausanne and worked in highly rated American restaurants in Manhattan, Chicago and California. Nothing I have ever experienced has matched the pure excellence of Restaurant Albert. We decided to let our Captain and Sommelier take over...More

1  Thank stgreg64
perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Dear Sir, We thank you for writing this few words on Tripadvisor about your last dinner in our gourmet restaurant Albert 1er. I am very pleased to read you enjoyed. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again. Kind regards, Perrine Maillet

Reviewed April 1, 2018

Delightful, French and classic, yet with a twist in every course..! This fine dining experience is a big contrast to the classic Chamonix experience with adrenalin skiing, wooden huts, fondue dinners, cold air and tons of snow. Albert 1er invites to an elegant, sophisticated and...More

1  Thank Cathrine P
perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Dear Cathrine, I am very happy to read you enjoyed your last dinner in our Albert 1er restaurant. We thank you for choosing our 'degustation menu'. Kind regards, Perrine Maillet

Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

We went on Friday night and had a great meal with good service. The service was great and the tempo of the meal was excellent we were there for about 2.5 hours, we weren’t rush nor were we were waiting for anything, it was extremely...More

1  Thank skiergirl10
perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Dear Madam, It's a pleasure to read your comment. thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Perrine Maillet

Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Great flavours. Loved the foie gras and lobster dish flavours and the cheese plate. Great sauces. Lacked attention to detail - e.g. dishes of the same course (even for the same person) each came at a different time, missed bringing a glass of wine with...More

1  Thank Varinia
Reviewed February 6, 2018

Every aspect of this restaurant was spot on. Service, wine, food were awesome. It's friendly and relaxed while being exquisite.

Thank SimonTemplar808
perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2018

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for sharing your impression on our gourmet restaurant Albert 1er. I am very pleased you enjoyed, Kind regards, Perrine Maillet-Carrier

Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

We had visited this restaurant on New Year’s Eve. We had been told there was live music but found out there was only music through a hall leading to lounge area. The set menu was mostly seafood based; i have never tasted a sole fish...More

1  Thank monaalbaghli
perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2018

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, We thank you for taking time to write a few words on your experience. It was a great pleasure to welcome you for newyears eve. Kind regards, Perrine Maillet

Reviewed December 29, 2017

Excellent experience on this evening. Our two daughters got a special choice to make it easier on them, but the apetizer and main course were absolutely great quality and quantity. For us, was the “petite fete gourmande du marche”, with very fine light grilled fresh...More

1  Thank tagsfamily73
perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2017

Dear guests, We thank for taking care of writing your impression on your last dinner in our gourmet restaurant Albert 1er. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again and let you discover our 'La Maison de Savoie' degustation menu. Kind regards, Perrine...More

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Response from Carina O | Reviewed this property |
No. This is not a restaurant where you bring small kids.
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Response from Sueandrob1000 | Reviewed this property |
There is no real dress code as most people have been skiing We wouldn't attend in sky gear and track suits however my husband wore just a t shirt and nice trousers Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$44 - $177
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Monday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 route du Bouchet | Hameau Albert 1er, 74400, Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
  • Phone Number: +33 4 50 53 05 09
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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 Léman, 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, 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, consommé, garlic rouille and croutons; whole roasted Breton lobster served in two ways, with yuzu confit, avocado, grapefruit and Nepalese Timur pepper, or Lobster à 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. Hard, relentless work ensures that the simplicity of the food provides an explosion of flavours and enjoyment. Alain Gousse, our head sommelier, will be delighted to advise from the exceptional house cellar – 19,000 bottles with over 1,000 varieties, 646 of which are on the wine list.
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