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La Potiniere

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38 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
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Curitiba, PR
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280 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was very crowded, and he had a good service and a tasteful meal. We choose a Raclete and it was marvelous. After we took a classic (and perfect) Crème Brulée. Delicious.

Thank AlexandreMoretto
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

(Strange that Italians come here for pasta!) This place does decent Savoie traditional food and has a cosy alpine atmosphere. HOWEVER watch out for drinks prices they are double the average in Chamonix

Thank David S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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147 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read somewhere Chamonix has good Italian foods due to its proximity to Italy. We're wrong. I ordered cheese fondue as this is the only restaurant which can allow one-person cheese fondue. My husband ordered Lasagna. His lasagna seems to be made out of cheap canned tomato source. It was bad, Don't order Italian dishes.

Thank Seven W
Zabbar, Malta
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I'm finding it hard to express myself on this restaurant. The only word that comes to my mouth is TERRIBLE! Burger was frozen and not home made, risotto was warmed up in a microwave.... Terrible restaurant.

Thank Ryden S
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I was in Chamonix last weekend with my wife and my 2 girls at lunch time.. While searching for a place to eat, we found this place next to the post office with a lot of people and many happy faces.. So we decided to go in and try and we were not disappointed. I ate a chicken & mushroom... More 

Thank jbenja73
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice looking place but terrible food. Service was quick but I thinka it is because the pizza was the frozen ones they just reheated. Soup wasnt good either, this was a tourist trap

Thank Brenda V
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

well its become a bit of a tradition when we go to Chamonix. We've been going there on and off since the 90's and we're never disappointed by La Potiniere. I cant promise it will be to everyone's taste but if you enjoy good food without going a la carte, nice regional Savoyarde dishes then you should enjoy this. Friendly... More 

Thank NorthernScot17
Silver Lake, New Hampshire
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106 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

If you are in a hurry, this is not your place. I had two meals breakfast and dinner, and it was crowded each time. I was in no hurry, and I figured if it was crowded it must be good. I was on vacation so I didn't care. For breakfast, many bread products and pastries were available. I had a... More 

Thank Alan M
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Very located and tourist spot. Piced ok. Foods average but service is good. You are paying for the location. A wide menu and things flow smoothly.

Thank MS123NAN
kent, UK
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

One of the restaurants in the main town square area near the Post Office. Large outside eating area good on fine days and the interior is OK too. Usual tourist type menus and not particularly good value - but having said that, what do you expect in central Chamonix? Quick friendly service and good food but better value can be... More 

Thank billybkent_UK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
  • Phone Number: 0450530284

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