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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good14%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“caviar” (6 reviews)
“tasting menu” (6 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (2 reviews)
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38 Route du Bouchet | Hameau Albert 1er, 74400, Chamonix, France
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this restaurant having been several times before but the last time i ate here was the early noughties. The layout of the hotel and bar area has changed a little since we were last here but the restaurant remains the same - elegant,...More

Thank drsgbaker
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We are pleased that our busy schedule during a short stay in Chamonix allowed us to squeeze in a lunch at this centennial establishment, something we have wanted to do for months. An oasis of peace not far from centre town. The dishes are innovative...More

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perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Dear guests, Thank you very much for your king message. I am very happy to read you and your child enjoyed our gourmet restaurant 'Albert 1er'. Kind regards, Perrine Maillet

Reviewed 8 August 2017

We have been to Albert 1er at least 20 times in the last 10 years. It never disappoints.The food is obviously outstanding. Very refined. Some could say "relatively classic french gastronomy". My impression is that the level of creativity has been increasing over the years....More

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perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for taking time of writing this comment on our gourmet restaurant 'Albert 1er'. I would like also to thank you for your loyalty and I hope we will have the chance to welcome you many times again. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

My husband and I had reservations to visit this restaurant while in Chamonix and were excited to try out the Michelin starred restaurant. We walked from our hotel and followed the signs toward the restaurant, at which point we saw an employee, who took us...More

Thank MahanFamily
perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear guest, I am happy to read your comment and would like to excuse for the confusion at your arrival. We do have two verry different restaurants: - Gourmet restaurant 'Albert 1er' - Typical restaurant 'La Maison Carrier' We always try to be verry clear...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

2*? Next time I return I expect this perfection of fine dining to have garnered a third star. I travel in France as a native for work and to visit all my french friends so I've been to a large amount of touted restaurants from...More

Thank LeTerrible
perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear Monsieur, Thank you so much for such a nice description of your evening experience in our gourmet restaurant 'Albert 1er'. I am verry happy to read you enjoyed our cuisine but also the atmosphere and service. 'Beaucoup de plaisir à vous recevoir !' Cordialement...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Disappointing. They seem to have stopped investing in the meal and experience, perhaps because they already have two Michelin stars. Ambiance is a bit tired, typical Cham-chalet kitsch. Service average, uninspired description of food provided, plates left to linger on table. Food itself really didn't...More

Thank f200918
perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear guest, I am sorry you did not enjoy our restaurant. Despete this experience, we hope you will come again in order to let us the opportunity to give you complete satisfaction and nice souvenirs. Kind regards, Perrine Maillet-Carrier

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Our hotel, auberge du bois-prin, had just closed down the restaurant facility. But , in the family, they also have restaurant Albert 1er. This was a very nice experience. Food and service are top. We did not take the menu, but explore "la carte." we...More

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perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Dear guests, thank you for your kind message. We are happy you enjoyed our gourmet restaurant 'Albert 1er'. Kind regards, Perrine Maillet Directrice

Reviewed 15 July 2017

We dined here two years ago and could not wait to return. It is located in the Hotel of the same name the caters to "Those who have arrived, but need not be announced" in other words it's classy, not flashy. Subtlety decorated with a...More

Thank Cynthia A
perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Dear Cynthia, Thank you so much for taking time to describe your experience in our gourmet restaurant 'Albert 1er'. We are verry happy enjoyed your evening. Kind regards, Perrine Maillet-Carirer

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful evening here. Would have liked lower lighting for more ambience. Loved the beautiful linens! The food was beautiful as well, but the flavors very subtle. A wonderful cheese course, and dessert cart put the meal over the top! My husband and I...More

Thank Leslie O
perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Dear Leslie, Thank you for sharing your experience about your last dinner in our gourmet restaurant 'Albert 1er'. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again. Kind regards, Perrine Maillet

Reviewed 21 June 2017

Perfect setting for fine dining of this caliber. First-rate quality, preparation and presentation. Delightful dinner here ...wished we could try everything on the menu. Excellent wine list and superb cheese cart.

Thank Charles P
perrinemaillet, Propriétaire at Restaurant Albert 1er, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Monsieur, Thank you so much for taking to write a few words about your experience in our gourmet restaurant 'Albert 1er'. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again. Kind regards, Perrine Maillet

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Lam N
16 July 2017|
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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
US$46 - US$184
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:30
Monday
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:30
Tuesday
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday
19:30 - 21:30
Friday
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:30
Saturday
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:30
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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