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“Beautiful location ,simple rustic food ”

Restaurant Du Montenvers
Ranked #123 of 296 Restaurants in Chamonix
Cuisines: French
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Description: Enjoy lunch on the sunny terrace facing the Dru peaks or inside cozy and warm in the dining room, with cuisine of authentic flavors made magical by the mountain setting. The Montenvers Restaurant welcomes you for a well deserved break during your visit to the mythical Mer de glace... Slates of charcuterie to share, traditional stone soup, Savoyard stew, omelettes with mountain herbs. Here alpine flavors and savoyard traditions are placed on high.
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

The location is actually worth the trip with the little train that takes you from the town of Chamonix ,at 1917 meters of altitude ,right on top of La Vallee' Blanche ,the superb glacier where you actually can also ski .
The " Ancient refuge " has been perfectly refurbished ,it's warm ,rustic ,cosy and has a lot of character .
The menu is very " mountain food " , deer terrine or wild boar stew , lots of melted cheeses served with cold cuts from the area , this is the rustic food from Savoie ...Quite heavy but tasty.
Our fois gras terrine was very good served with a fig compote and very good bread .The snails ,unfortunately needed more flavour ,no salt ,garlic cut in pieces too big and dry sauce ...what a pity ...If you order " cafe' gourmand " be aware that you won't get a coffee with your small selection of desserts ... Apparently you have to order it on the side and pay another 3 euros .Where is the coffee then ? Just call it " tiny selection of desserts " but the nice waiter said : sorry business is business .I would add : people are not stupid ,as we might go back but won't order it again .
Good young service and the view from the closed veranda pays it all .

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

we were seated in the glasshouse
lunch was delicious

try the tartiflettes

amasing .

the service was very friendly ,

and good selection wines

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Florence E
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Reviewed January 11, 2019

Breakfast: Typical French buffet breakfast nicely done. Croissant, breads, fruit, ham, cheese, yogurt and granola. The croissant were some of the best I've ever had. The homemade granola was burnt. Everything else was very good.

Lunch: We only ate lunch here one time. We had the burgers which were not very good. Pre-formed patties with not a lot of flavor. Nice bun and the fries were good. Expensive for what it was.

Dinner: We had dinner two evenings, on a half-board plan with our room. It was good to very good both nights. The first night we had roast chicken which was well cooked. I had coq au vin the second night which was just ok. My partner has sausages which he loved.

Service was very good and friendly. Mayla the hotel dog hangs around at dinner, but is very well behaved. We're dog lovers and would love to be able to take our dog to lunch or dinner occasionally in the US.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Thank p s
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We stopped there for some snack during our hiking trip. You can find there nice beer, tastefull meal - really. But the price was so high... as ussual in Switzerland.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jindrichr
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

The restaurant itself is well situated with magnificent view on the montagne. Food is just good and service seems to be disorganized. After one hour waiting for the food (tartiflette) which was burnt on the top!
When we complain, we heard the answer: “it is not my fault, I’am sorry, what do you want more, that I kneel in front of you!!” That is shame!!
A part from this, drink and food is too expensive.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank dado120
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