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 eight restaurants deemed to be eligible for a mention in the 2020 Michelin Guide. The Albert 1er has a very well deserved one star and is one of two restaurants in the family run hotel of the same name. Personally we would recommend the sister restaurant La Maison Carrier. It oozes old-fashioned style and is fantastic value. The dessert buffet of local specialities is Dieters nightmare but what a way to go!
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.
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.