Chalet Refuge de Lognan

Accessible only from black runs or from Grands Montet’s midstation, the rustic Chalet Refuge de Lognan is perched atop Grands Montets mountain. The mountain restaurant serves local favorites, including delicious coffee and homemade cake. It’s a popular choice, so it’s recommended to book a table for lunch in advance to beat the rush.

Hotel Restaurant Montenvers

Overlooking the Mer de Glace, this hotel boasts a restaurant that is a great choice for lunch. Order the charcuterie and tartiflette to share with the table.

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La Cabane des Praz

Tucked into a chic chalet, La Cabane des Praz serves traditional, hearty French food with sweeping views of Mont Blanc. Perfect for lunch, dinner or leisurely après-ski tea, the restaurant has an expansive terrace that is frequented in the summer and on sunny winter days. Vegetarians beware: the menu is heavy on meat and game, with selections ranging from carpaccio of half-cooked deer to lamb cutlets—we spied only one vegetarian option.

La Café Comptoir

With bleached wood paneling, white ceramic deer heads and chalkboard menus, Le Café Comptoir is the hipster’s take on Chamonix ski chic. Located in a rustic cabin at the bottom of the ski area in Vallorcine, this trendy spot is popular among both locals and tourists. The fresh, organic food is often accompanied by folksy music provided by resident bands, adding to the laidback vibe.

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La Calèche

La Calèche opened in 1946 in the center of Chamonix’s town and hasn’t changed much since. Décor is still dotted with ski-related antiques and Savoyard knickknacks and cuisine highlights the region’s offerings including cheese, and meat and lake fish dishes. The restaurant is owned by the descendants of the original proprietor and there is a homey ambience to the restaurant, with cozy seating nooks.

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La Maison Carrier

Located in the Hameau Albert 1er hotel, La Maison Carrier feels like a French grandmother’s cozy chalet. With exposed wooden beams, an open kitchen and gingham tablecloths, the restaurant harks back to a Chamonix of a previous era. To accompany the restaurant’s rustic menu there is a selection of delicious cheeses, homemade chocolates and regional wines. The adventurous should order the grilled pigs trotters, chicken liver paté or the calf head in spicy herb sauce.

Le Cap Horn

The third in the trio of restaurants owned by local celebrity restaurateurs, Le Cap Horn is tucked away on the meandering Rue des Moulin, the main artery of Chamonix. The sprawling space consists of multiple nooks and crannies, all outfitted with shipping décor and Antarctica references décor, and the menu emphasizes seafood. Despite this curious emphasis on the sea in a landlocked region of the French Alps, the space is cozy and the atmosphere is hopping. After dinner, head downstairs to Les Caves, a popular late night spot.

Le Restaurant de l'Hotel Mont-Blanc

With modern, cushy interiors and an innovative menu, the relatively new restaurant at the Hotel Mont-Blanc is among the finest dining options in Chamonix. Seating in the red-hued dining room is configured around a roaring fireplace and the adjacent bar lounge serves a more casual menu of salads, sandwiches and cocktails.


Quirky and loud, Monkey is Gallic cool done exactly right. The perfect place to bring kids (who will certainly love the in-house ping pong tables and live music), this dive is all about pure fun. The menu isn’t the most elevated (think gourmet burgers), but the selection of craft beers and rollicking ambiance makes up for it.


Located in the heart of the Chamonix village, Munchie serves unique, delicious Asian fusion food with an emphasis on fresh fish. Quickly becoming one of the most talked about restaurants in the area, Chamonix’s younger set flocks to this hot spot when the stuffier traditional French restaurants get to be too much. The duck teriyaki is a perpetual favorite and night owls should check out the trendy, buzzy bar scene that begins once the chefs close up the kitchen.

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