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“Fantastic mountain atmosphere with refined cuisine”
Review of La Maison Carrier

La Maison Carrier
Ranked #19 of 227 Restaurants in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$44 - US$174
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Installed on small chairs like the pasture and under the old wood paneling of the reconstructed farmhouse is a cuisine to be enjoyed on checkered tablecloths our country restaurant. Back in time to rediscover the old-those dishes simmered by our grandmothers, who hummed hours on the wood stove - is what we offer to our guests. Summer on the terrace facing Mont Blanc, the winter near the terminal, high Savoyard fireplace, is enchaineront popular dishes of popular cuisine: calf's head invigorates sauce, grilled pigs feet, the bowl Chicken liver, the roast lamb on the spit, pike quenelles in crayfish sauce, Piedmontese risotto or fried whitefish fillet. Of course, the chef Stephane Gassot did not forget to revisit some cheese specialties and bring up to date the classic old desserts. Tasty, tasty, real Proust's madeleine that will make you relive with emotion the exquisite flavors of the cuisine of yesteryear Alps. Perpetual ode to our ancestors who cooks ends with this "vre" garni thousand pies and gourmet coffee that can be enjoyed chocolates and cookies, all prepared in the kitchens of our establishment. In the dining room, our director Serge Ratton will offer you the most suitable wine to your desires and your dishes with a selection of fine wines from France, including wines from regional varieties of the best winemakers.
Reviewed 12 January 2014

The restaurant is warm and welcoming... Some ham hang close to the fireplace come to dry and age... All wooden furniture... Waiters ready to help! It was (very) crowded on that evening but on our table (4 adults, 3 kids), we could speak to each other without any problem. For starters, some had the fois gras, some the boudin, all excellent with a surprising touch of 'not seen before'. For main course, we tried several (of which the hog) but this undisputed best went to the "quenelles de brochet" (fish), superb and tasty, a real news to the table! Desserts were good but the the cheese plateau was such more attractive and really offering a variety of tastes and possibilities with for each a *** selection. Nice wine list, and manageable on a budget.
Kids had their own menu and loved the gratin and meat, all very fresh and giving that lovely feeling of 'homemade'... Really worth the while; reservation recommended.

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

This was a lovely way to spend Christmas Eve with our family. We made arrangements early and were not disappointed. The food was very good, and quite filling.....we left no room for our favourite cheese tray which was beautifully displayed and served. The service was very efficient and professional, and friendly. The menu was local fair and excellent. The decor was rustic as the pictures state, and felt festive and charming.

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Thank AniaKx2
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Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

A friend recommended this. So glad we choose to start or holiday with this gem! The rack of lamb is slow roasted on an open fire in the middle of the restaurant.. and there is no doubt that it is their signature dish. Amazing is all I will say about the lamb. My two sons had the menu of the day included a roast chicken on penne pasta with an delicious white sauce and finished with a selection of desserts which were all hand made.. Loved this place!

Thank TeomnerZ
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

We have been here many times and it is consistently a superb restaurant, with outstanding food, excellent service and a strong wine list. It describes itself as a traditional/Savoie cuisine, so it is not about sophisticated heavy duty food, but simple mountain style food executed really well; as with many things simplicity is often best but also hard to deliver. I can see a few comments that 'i only had grilled lamb', but it is superb lamb and cooked brilliantly - and how many places fail to achieve that, or just cover poor lamb with a rich sauce.
It is not cheap (quality rarely is), but it is part of the part of wider Hameau Albert deluxe empire, and so carries a certain extra layer of cost which i will accept, so long as its quality never falters, and it has not in my experience.
Particular highlights are the lamb, the pork menu, and a real treat...the desert 'trolley'! A hark back to the olden days but done absolutely superbly with the finest puddings, and you can eat as much as you want.
Another small tip is summer lunch sitting outside on the terrace - a highlight of a summer visit to Chamonix.

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Thank SimonT962
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We chose a good value set meal - the main course of the day was braised beef cheek with an individual pot of mash. Both it and the starters were delicious. The dessert buffet was simply astounding and apparently we should have revisited it (but we'd eaten so well this wasn't possible). The service was very good without being intrusive. A memorable meal on our final night.

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Thank Kay W
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