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“Great food, shame about the piped music”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of L'Atmosphere

L'Atmosphere
Ranked #8 of 221 Restaurants in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London
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“Great food, shame about the piped music”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 good indeed. The service was unassuming and the wine list exceptional. The cheese fondues being served around us were no doubt good but were something of an insult to the restaurant's kitchen which is clearly capable of greater culinary heights than wine and cheese in a saucepan.

A few things let the restaurant down, particularly as it is clearly trying to cater for upmarket clientele: 1. Funny bar area at the entrance to the restaurant. 2. 1980s lobster tank. 3. Piped music and large air conditioning vents and speaker peppering the ceilings. 4. Shiny red curtains obscuring view of the river. But these are minor quibbles. We had a lovely evening here and would recommend it to anyone looking to venture beyond Savoyard fare and experience a more refined dining experience than is typical in French ski resorts.

  • Visited March 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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“Yummy food”
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited February 2013
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Singapore
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“Gem in Chamonix Mont Blanc”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited February 2013
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Novosibirsk, Russia
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“Nice food with terrible service”
2 of 5 bubbles 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!

  • Visited February 2013
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Porto Alegre, RS
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“Best location in Chamonix-Montblanc”
4 of 5 bubbles 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, and seeing the snow falling down out of the window, was at the same time relaxing and inspiring.

  • Visited January 2013
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