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Le Fer a Cheval

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25 Place du Poilu, 74400, Chamonix, France
+33 4 50 53 80 20
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Geneva, Switzerland
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Nice restaurant, a little away from the center, however very good service and food. I asked if they could do a Fondue au Champagne for 1, and they said they would - and it was delicious! Would go back for that!

Thank SwissTiffin
Oakville, Canada
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

When dropped in at lunch and made a reservation for dinner. We were really looking forward to our meal based on what we had read on TA. Unfortunately our experience didn't match up to what we had read. Our salads were fine but the entrees missed the mark: one was underdone and the other overdone. For desert, the Creme Caramel... More 

Thank Golfitis12
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food here is excellent. They have something for everyone and I really recommend their salad plates if you fancy a lighter meal. It is very close to the train station, but a bit out of the hustle and bustle of town, so nice for a quiet dinner. I would recommend it!

Thank Pinki15
London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Our local restaurant when we are in Chamonix and we are fortunate. But unfortunately its popularity is spreading and booking is now more necessary. The restaurant has been made more comfortable . The glass structure allows inside / outside eating to take advantage of the exceptional Mont Blanc / Bossons Glacier views. The colour changes at sunset are memorable. Food... More 

Thank Jeff H
Belmont, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We ate at Le Fer a Cheval for lunch last week and enjoyed the meal. We had a nice meal in a very picturesque setting. They were doing construction right by our table (which was upsetting), but we moved to another table and the food was very good.

Thank Kevin B
Palm Harbor, Florida
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Our hotel recommended this as the concierge said that this was her favorite mid range restaurant. We found lots of choices that were reasonably priced. Most of the diners were locals and not tourists like us. Speaking only English was not a problem either. The first night we had the fondue (best in the city) and the steak tartare. The... More 

Thank Leslie D
Irvine, California
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Our hotel receptionist recommended this restaurant and it was delightful. We booked a table (an absolute must) as the restaurant is small but were cold and tired so turned up 15 minutes before opening time. The member of staff already there took us in, made us feel welcome and served us drinks to keep us going until official opening hours.... More 

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266 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Not the most traditional of places but very friendly staff and very good food. Menu not extensive but what they do they do well - we had escargot for starters and salmon and fondue for mains.

Thank Nos6
Geneva, Switzerland
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

My life has changed! Ok, I sound dramatic or a bit silly but regardless, excellent fondue and very good service. You must reserve though - I got turned away yesterday. Think I'm returning tomorrow for lunch.

Thank VIKING004
Chamonix, France
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Actually quite a small restaurant, but big windows make it feel quite large. The staff were lovely and friendly creating a nice relaxed atmosphere. Our meal was perfect, local dishes that fitted exactly what we wanted. One thing I found odd (which initially put me off) was the design of the menu, to me it gave the feel that this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Place du Poilu, 74400, Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
  • Phone Number: +33 4 50 53 80 20

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?