There are no limits to good options here as the French do enjoy their own cuisine.
For fantastic value the Bivouac on the main pedestrian zone is great for lunch or dinner. The Charolais Platter is designed for people who have not eaten for days or are unsure when their next meal is coming. The Tomato Fondue is a local speciality and well worth a try.
The serious foodie can take heart in the fact that Chamonix has three Michelin starred restaurants, Le Bistrot and the Auberge du Bois Prin have one each and Albert 1er has two stars. Many more are recommended in the guide and deservedly so. We cannot reccommend highly enough Le Bistrot's four-course €19 Plat Du Jour lunch, it is not to be missed.
L'Atmosphere and Caleche do the classic dishes well and their service and ambiance ensure a first-class dining experience. They are great options for large groups. You’ll find the famous dishes of fondue, côte de boeuf, foie gras, raclette and pierrade.
La Maison Carrier bistro has superb dishes and oozes old-fashioned style. Panier Des 4 Saisons has first-class cuisine but can lack a little atmosphere.
Further up the valley there are two notable recommendations, La Cabane and La Remise. The first offers an incredible dining experience which would not be out of place in any of the major resorts in the world. The second is worth seeking out for modern French classics.