Ski playground to the rich and famous, the French resort of Chamonix has no shortage of fancy and fabulous restaurants. From Michelin-starred to chalet-chic, we pick 10 of the best on (and above) the slopes.
Upscale but not stuffy, Le Panier des 4 Saisons plates up traditional French dishes perfectly matched with wines. Tucked away in a pedestrian side street, it almost seems to be hiding from the world, a mood that’s reinforced inside, with the low lighting and low ceilings. It’s only open for four hours, and it fills up quickly, so arrive early or make a reservation.
262 Rue du Dr Paccard, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France, +33 4 50 53 98 77
Settled in a hotel against a mountainous backdrop, this restaurant is an informal dining experience. Reasonably priced, with friendly service, and a bustling atmosphere, it’s a good spot for some laid-back eating. A stylish place with modern decor, the house speciality are the burgers, which are simple but excellently cooked and served.
For 18 years, Poco Loco has been serving up some of the biggest and best burgers in Chamonix. With the option to take away, eat upstairs, or settle down outside, the versatility of the burger is really brought out. Likewise, their menu has a decent variety, with “The Spicy” in particular having a great flavor. The interior is snug, colorful, and a perfect place to have lunch.
47 Rue du Dr Paccard, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France, +33 4 50 53 43 03