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La Caleche

$$ - $$$
French, Swiss, European
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18 rue du Docteur Paccard, 74400, Chamonix, France
+33 4 50 55 94 68
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A super looking restaurant over 3 floors. Had a great meal in 2016 and tried it again in January 17. Very busy and professionally run so advisable to book. The onion soup was very nice but not brilliant and the main course, beef, was warm so we sent it back. To be honest the replacement wasn't much better but we... More 

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Pemaquid, Maine
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the cordial greeting to the staff, each courteous, attentive, knowledgeable and entertaining, to the menu of varied and abundant selections, La Caleche met and exceeded our expectations for a Christmas Eve Dinner to be remembered. Each and every person involved in our dining experience made us elder Americans feel welcome and appreciated. Total enjoyment led to a second night... More 

Thank Woodfyr
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a must see. The decoration is absolutely amazing. The food is good, not a family run business fee, but worth going to. We went for a late lunch, best time since the place was not crowded, otherwise you would need a reservation in advance (maybe days).

Thank Walid M
Chamonix, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very rude staff and owner, they charged us an extra dish only because a friend passing by to say hello tasted a tiny bit of cheese already paid. Never seen such a thing, only in Chamonix !

1 Thank Pandolf73
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended but fell short. Sloppy service, ramshackle decor, average food that was expensive. Couldn't wait to leave.

Thank carol c
Weston, Florida
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to eating at La Caleche since many friends recommended it before my visit to Chamonix. Comunicating with the servers was very hard (they only speak French) and we spoke English or Spanish. We got there 1 hour before our reservation and they were able to accomodate us on a large table. I had the raclette... More 

Thank Carlos O
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a large group of friends with families. Enduring impressions were mediocre food, out of control service and an overpower odour of cheese that made some of the kids nauseous. Granted, it was busy but didn't think that gave the waiter an excuse to interrupt taking our order three times; most of the dishes were not accompanied by correct... More 

Thank Lazy L
Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing. We have been coming to La Caleche every year since 2010, and it seems things have changed... We never got a charcuterie platter we ordered despite several reminders to our waiter. The Soecial Caleche Fondue (supposedly Swiss style) was as liquid as a chicken broth, bland and tasteless. When leaving the place, we mentioned our disappointment to the... More 

Thank LargoRetriever
Weston, Florida
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very French restaurant, this place will give you the REAL food experience you need. Beautifull place, very local and BEER is the best....Our serve was very good and he did very good to help us in english and spanish...

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basic food in a nice set up. We experienced the air condition turned on in late december. We asked to turn it off and it was not possible (most probably to reduce the smell of cheese fondue...). What a cold atmosphere when it is already -12 outside....

Thank Chardonnehus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$37
French, Swiss, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 rue du Docteur Paccard, 74400, Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
  • Phone Number: +33 4 50 55 94 68

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