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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
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good14%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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38 Route du Bouchet | Hameau Albert 1er, 74400, Chamonix, France
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

My husband and I had a fantastic meal here during our visit to the ever charming Chamonix. We had an aperitif in the lounge with the piano player, nice finger foods and a fantastic view all in the cozy, beautiful Hameau Albert lodge. We then...More

Thank BerkeleyFan
Reviewed January 9, 2012

We ate here for lunch. The food was fantastic, service just as good. We ate way too much because we couldn't stop ourselves. It was everything we expected for a restaurant with 2 Michelin stars.

Thank crazybubbas
Reviewed December 29, 2011

We called a week ahead of time for a reservation during late August (end of peak season). We arrived on time. Our table was in the back of the restaurant. Service was a bit slow. By the time our entree was served, the restaurant had...More

Thank GusClara
Reviewed December 15, 2011

Best food & wine list in the French Alps. Staff is well trained and professional be it somewhat stiff.

Thank Fair_opinion
Reviewed December 2, 2011

I loved this restaurant because the beer and wine selection, and the potatoe cheese dish was out of this world. We arrived late and they graciously seated us. The atmosphere was warm and cozy. The food was delicious. YUM! YUM!

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Reviewed May 22, 2011

Following the sad closure of Marc Veyrat in Annecy and Megeve, this is now our favorite restaurant in the region. Delicious food beautifully presented, accompanied by excellent selection of wine. Although pricey, worth the visit. Strongly suggest one of the two set multi-dish menus, accompanied...More

Thank PABTrude
Reviewed August 20, 2010

We've enjoyed some very fine dining experiences in the U.S., however, this was absolutely fabulous. First, be prepared to spend a minimum of three hours to dine. You'll also need to make a reservation a day or so in advance and then let your taste...More

Thank Northwoods4Traveler
Reviewed December 14, 2009

If you are a Michelin restaurant type of person then you need to visit this place which is not only the best in Chamonix but also one of the best. and most reputed in all of the Alps. The family is in its 4th generation...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2008

Top restaurant of Chamonix. Excellent modern cuisine.

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Reviewed August 25, 2008

Eating here is a real experience. OK. It's expensive, but what do you expect with 2 Michelin stars. The staff are delightfully helpful, offering discrete, attentive service without patronizing the customer. The sommelier gave spot on advice, and from our initial ideas on the wines...More

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MBrooks76
Bonjour. I'm coming to Chamonix in 2 weeks and would like to dine at your restaurant - as I was here almost 25 years ago! I'm in town for a hiking trip (Haute Route), so am wondering if there is a dress code? Also, can I make a reservation for myself and my daughter? Merci. Mayson Brooks
July 27, 2016|
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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
$43 - $174
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, Seating, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
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
  • E-mail
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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