Altitude 4810 (devinez de quel sommet il s'agit) a vu le jour en Septembre 2002 dans un environnement de prédilection, au pied des montagnes, dont les richesses culinaires ne sont plus à citer : Beaufort, Reblochon, Pommes de Savoie, Noix de Grenoble, etc. Bénéficiant du savoir faire du passé allié à une créativité plus contemporaine, le concept de "brasserie de montagne" a vu le jour avec le pari de faire du beau, du bon et de l'abordable dans une ambiance de chalet sympathique. On retrouve dans la carte les grands classiques : tartiflette, fondue savoyarde, raclette et galettes au sarrasin.
Altitude 4810 (guess what summit it is about) saw the day in September 2002 in an environment of predilection, to the foot of the mountains, whose culinary wealths are not anymore to mention,: Beaufort, Reblochon, Apples of Savoie, Walnut of Grenoble, etc. Benefitting from the knowledge to make of the past allied to a more contemporary creativeness, the concept of "mountain restaurant" saw the day with the bet making the beautiful, the good and the affordable in a nice chalet ambiance. One recovers in the card the big classics: tartiflette, Swiss fondue, raclette and pancakes to buckwheat.
last update (July 2008): going back with my wife. She shares the view
I had the opportunity to discover this restaurant in may 2008 and it's excellent:
- the food is tasty, a little spicy, with a clear personnal touch from the boss/cooker
- the boss is friendly, engaging, share his passions and could some time interrupt the meal for spending some time with you (personnaly, I appreciate)
- restaurant room is good, with an original fire-place, decorated with stones
- the boss is spekaing Englisg, German, Italian, Spanish and a little arab.
But: the menus could be modified, depending on his mood. Anyway, you could trust his suggestions
Don't expect to eat too much here, you'll be happy but nod fed-up
Coccinelle = Ladyburg
Pre-booking is recommended
Photo credit: mine (+ http://www.c-agir.net/sassenage/6-entreprises/restau/coccinelle.htm for one)
Favorite Dish: Mushrooms and other excelent things that I'm not able to translate in english
Those were the foods I have tried the first time in France. Very decorative serving and delicous food.
It is very cosy place for lunch.
Favorite Dish: I ate "Tartalet de parmesan" with broad bean salad and went on Bream with ginger and lemon sousse blended soy and tomato. Desert was a very different taste "Blanc manger noix de coco" ( You can check my pictures to see what is that :-) I liked all very much.
It was a very good ambience. We could sit at the balcony and was not cool for a september evening.
We started with small salty mille -feuille with sea food and chese inside. Main course was a tradiational duck with sweet sousse was very delicous. Desert was a kind of profiterol.
Favorite Dish: I liked all I tried.
Le Tonneau has a cozy atmosphere. On certain nights of the week they host philosophical discussions, and there is a bookshop upstairs called Le Sphinx that specializes in philosophy. They have books in many different languages.
This restaurant has a great salad selection, and usually the formule du jour for 7euro50 is pretty good.
Favorite Dish: Salade Bombay
The best salad I've ever had!
Also try the Creme Brulee iced cream. It's superb!
Le Privilege is very typical French bistro in the downtown Grenoble, on Place Grenette. The restaurant itself is quite small, but it extends onto the patio doubling the seats.
The service was not very polite; let's call it effective. The food itself was quite common type served in these restaurants. My entrecote had surprisingly much bits that were not edible -- I'm used to eat everything that is served in the restaurant, but I've found recently out that that's not the case in French. Fortunately, the food is not expensive either.
Once again, prepare to speak French or wave hands to get your messages through.
L'épicurien is a smallish restaurant that has a largish patio for open air dining. There are only a few tables inside, and dining outside is much better choice when the weather is nice. The patio is a splendid way to see the local life while enjoying a good meal and some wine.
Food is good, some portions were excellent. Service is courtesy, but somewhat a hassle -- the waiters tried to figure out who had ordered what for every single course!
An extra plus is awarded for the English menu.
La Mat'faim is a small and idyllic restaurant in the downtown of Grenoble. There are some 20-30 seats in the restaurant, so the service is personal and friendly.
The menu is based on traditional French cuisine, and it is only available in French. The staff speaks only a little of French, so prepare to be adventerous or have somebody that speaks the language with you.
The selection is not very wide, only a few portions and two pre-set menus -- but the food is excellent. There is a better variety in the desserts, and they too are really delicious.
You had guessed that this was a joke. All these Italian restaurants and Pizzerias DO exist. They are actually lined, one after the other on less than 300 meters on Quai de France, Quai Perrière and Rue Saint Laurent and this concentration is what makes it so special and amazing but Grenoble has many other restaurants. In Grenoble city alone, not taking into account the other cities of the Métro, the telephone book gives 165 restaurants, 3 café-restaurants, 8 hôtel-restaurants, 18 brasseries and even 3 Mc Donald's.
Quai de France runs along the Isère river and begins Porte de France (see my Porte de France tip). Quai de France, Porte de France, what kind of restaurant should we expect ?
20 quai de France, La Bruscheta is obviously an Italian restaurant and a very good one indeed. Try the pastas !
Rue Saint Laurent is no more on the bank of the Isère which bends but it is the straight way from Quai Perrière, then I will consider it is the continuation ! The Etna volcano is not extinct. Italy resists !
Kori Tika Pena Restaurant "Specialités sud américaines" (South American specialties).
They have taken counsel together for a synchronized attack, Tandooris and Curries attack from the east while feijoada and moqueca attack from the west. Pizzas resist valiantly but who knows !
Italy resists actually with two full size volcanoes in perfect condition of eruption. Always hot. Excellent for cooking pizzas. Tandooris and Curries are surrounded and outnumbered by Pizzas and Pastas. If they surrender pizzas will have mercy on them, for sure !
Along the Isère, this is still the same quay but the name is not the same anymore. Instead of Quai de France, it is now called Quai Perrière and we can see another restaurant at number 78. It is called "La Traviata". Humm ! It does not look like a theater, then, that must another Italian Restaurant !
"Royal Tandoori", what is that, an alien ! It should be "Royal Pizza" ! Oops, there is already a Restaurant Pizzeria La Royale. After all, may be they could not find any other name and that it is a pizzeria hidden under that exotic name !