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L'Atmosphere

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123 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
+33 4 50 55 97 97
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Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's start with a hint = book a table on the terrace overhanging the river. Cosy atmosphere, great view and sound of the river already make your time there unforgettable - and then the food comes... After nice starters (salad and bruschetta) we enjoyed great main courses: nicely prepared and served fish and amazing beef tartare (the best in my... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu choices and service. Always busy so book rather than be disappointed, especially if you want to eat on the enclosed terrace overhanging the river.

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Noosa, Australia
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165 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely first class service, food, atmosphere and overall evening! Good menu offering selection of fish, meat and hunting dishes. We had the hare with polenta fritters. Absolutely delicious. Great wine selection. The apple pie was thin crusted and superb in taste and texture. First class service by both waitresses. Make sure you get a booking and ask for a table... More 

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Chamonix, France
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

November 4th was the restaurants annual autumn dinner. From start to finish it was fantastic. Each course had wonderful flavors with beautiful presentation. The owners are very professional along with their excellent staff. Thanks for a great evening.

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our evening with tasty food, friendly and fast service. We went for the 3 course set menu and everything tasted amazing. The cod as a main - it was the most delicious cod I ever had. Our compliments to the chef!

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Chamonix, France
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times over the years. They never disappoint! The food was delicious and well presented. I ordered the pain perdu for dessert. I am not sure if it was mentioned in the menu or not but it was served topped off with raisins and rhum, definitely not my favorite. If it's not mentioned I would definitely... More 

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Thank PBME
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

So, my girlfriend and I were in Chamonix to celebrate her birthday. We asked our hotel for some recommendations and picked L'Atmosphère due to its reputation as a romantic spot. We arrived just when the restaurant was opening and they seated us at a window table, as requested. The view of the passing water was very nice. If you go,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

When one discusses "Atmosphere" in Chamonix, it is often hard to find it among the tourists. That's why the restaurant "Atmosphere" is so unique, because it manages to create an oasis of excellent food and drink, nestled between the rush of the town and the rush of the glacier-fed river. Because the riverside gallery is not huge, there is an... More 

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Ocean Park, Washington
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a dinner where the food is cooked by you at the table. It included a heated stone that you salt and then lay the meat over the stone and cook it until done to your liking. The meast included beef, duck and I think rabbit. It was marvelous. We also had a cheese tray apetizer and a delicious... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was our third (and last) night in Chamonix and we had to choose between two places. During the day we asked a few people which place they'd choose, and a slight majority suggested L'Atmosphere... so we made a reservation and were glad we did. You will find it in the centre of town. To enter, you must go down... 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
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?