With Geneva just a hop, skip and jump away—an hour to be exact—you can bet that Chamonix serves up a nice array of cuisine and dining options to please both the European weekend warrior and a destination vacation crowd. Chamonix’s status as one of the world’s favorite extreme skiing playgrounds also attracts a hardcore ski bum crowd, which is good news for the budget-conscious as there are plenty of affordable dining options.
If you’re a foodie looking for fresh gourmet fare, then Panier de 4 Saisons should be at the top of your list. The menu features modern French cuisine and an exceptional wine list. If you’re looking for one of Chamonix’s classic fine-dining experiences, make a reservation at Michelin-star Le Bistrot, which offers a traditional French bistro menu with some “haute” influences. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Munchie, is a great place for reasonably priced, international gourmet food with a lovely atmosphere. Also moderately priced, Casa Valerio is a cozy Italian restaurant and serves delicious pastas and wood-fired pizzas. For an affordable meal, head to Moo, a locals’ favorite burger joint with a lively atmosphere.
If you’re in the Grand Montets ski area, you’ll find that the Chalet-Refuge de Lognan is a great place to enjoy wine, views and some great “haute” food. Plan Jordan offers both table service and buffet-style, and has a large patio ideal for enjoying on sunny days. But, the Brévent ski area actually has the best on-mountain Chamonix restaurant. Bergerie de Planpraz offers table service and a cafeteria, and serves surf and turf and classic haute savoyard cuisine. Reservations are recommended. The cafeteria offers homemade burgers and great sandwiches.
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