Whatever your budget you can eat well in the Chamonix Valley. Restaurants range from one of the finest in this corner of France to the simplest of brasseries serving fresh local fare and an abundance of cheese dishes. However, for a resort of such worldwide fame, the mountain restaurants are disappointing. Only a few are worthy of mention. To find the kind of cozy Alpine eatery where you want to while away whole afternoons, commute down the valley to the neighboring resort of Les Houches.