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Bighorn Bistro Restaurant, Chamonix - Centre

American cuisine, craft beers & cocktails, & homemade baked goods

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This family-run bistro, bar and café/bakery opened in June 2015 and serves up "A New Kind of American Food".

Bighorn Bistro is a family establishment through and through, run passionately by Susan, her children, family and friends. The front-of-house team, Hannah and Rhys, pride themselves on going the extra mile to provide a friendly and relaxed experience for their customers. Behind the scenes, Susan and Morgan are responsible for the  operations and unique concept of Bighorn - an American-influenced restaurant, bar and café/bakery.

Inspired by a love of the Wyoming mountains mixed with the need for adventure that only Chamonix can offer, Bighorn bistro offers a unique experience for their visitors. The cosy and rustic mountain-style interior offers a warm welcome for mountaineers and skiers seeking sustenance, conveniently located in the heart of Chamonix and just a few minutes walk from the Aiguille du Midi Cable Car.

Their team provide quality home-made style cuisine in a casual, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. They are firmly of the belief that American food, with its wide variety of influences, is ultimately fusion food and therefore their menu reflects that spirit. With this in mind, you'll find many of their 'traditional' American dishes have been re-invigorated to give them an exciting, and of course delicious, modern twist. On their menu you'll find healthy gourmet brunches, mouth-watering appetizers, soups, salads and handcrafted sandwiches, as well as tasty burgers and fries. Everything is made in-house, including the burger buns!

To follow it down at the bar, they have a great mix of craft beers, on tap or by the bottle, from local breweries to some of the best craft beers in the world. You can find out what beers they have on draught at any point by visiting their profile on the Untappd app. Max, the Sommelier, has put together an amazing selection of wines and is always around in the evening to advise guests, as well as offer a wine tasting experience on request. If you fancy something a little more unique, Rhys is the mastermind behind their selection of unique hand-crafted, homemade cocktails.

Uniquely, this restaurant also has a café and bakery element to it, so if you fancy treating yourself to a craft coffee and some home-baked treats, you'll find a great alternative to French pastries and espressos here, with a selection that changes daily. (Open from 10am).

Needless to say that at Bighorn all individuals making and serving your food do so from the heart!

The cafe, bar and restaurant are currently open Wednesday to Sunday from 16:00 to 20:00 for take away. Safety and hygiene guidelines will be strictly observed.

Worth knowing

Bighorn has hosted a whole range of events from magazine launches to children’s parties, film screenings, evening cocktail parties and much more. What's next?... You decide. They would love to help you plan your perfect event in their fantastic space.

Who should go

Anyone! They have made it their mission to create a venue that suits all ages and tastes, whether for lazy morning coffees or brunch, long lunches, delicious dinners, homemade cakes, après-ski beers or even cocktails and dancing, Bighorn has it all. I guess you need to go along and try it to find out what suits you!

The Neighbourhood

Located in the heart of Chamonix Sud in the very good company of Beckett & Wilde, South Bar and Monkey Bar, they contribute to the regeneration of Chamonix Sud and have helped transform the microcosm into a diverse, international and exciting place to go.

The Bar

In the bar, you will find a unique selection of craft beers on tap and by the bottle, including a selection from the Brooklyn Brewery and Farmhouse Ale from the Boulevard Brewing Company. They also offer an extensive cocktail menu served by trained mixologists.


Visitor comments

  • "Found this bistro on last day of 5 day trip. What a pity. The reccomended bloody Mary was amazing to begin with. The pasta pesto with chicken was sensational. My girlfriend had the Seattle salmon sandwich with egg and chips, she loved it. Could not wait to taste coffee before writing this. Waiter was so cool and relaxed. Read this then type it into Google maps and get there." - Trip Advisor
  • "A great find for a quick bite. Extremely friendly and helpfull staff, great wifi and above all really delicious (fast) food. The pulled pork and homemade nachos are highly recommended. The fries are homemade and truly delicious. They serve different sorts of beer too. Given the location you get real value for money!" - Trip Advisor
  • "We found this bistro via a recommendation from our transportation company and what a great place. It is the only restaurant in Chamonix to serve really good beer. We found 5 craft beers on tap when we visited. But don't come for just that, the food is great. The Bighorn is American owned and has some American favorites but other good choices too. For vegetarians there are good choices, I really liked the sweet potato/quinoa burger. The owner does all the baking including the burger rolls." - Trip Advisor
  • "We were excited to try an American restaurant in Chamonix, not only to try a new place but to see if we could have a little taste of home. The restaurant is perfectly decorated, the "staff" (owners) bring the great customer service Americans are known for, and the food is fantastic as well (everything that can be home made, is homemade)" - Trip Advisor
  • "We popped in for a coffee. This is a lovely place and the staff were really friendly. The cookies looked amazing and we are really keen to come back for breakfast soon." - Trip Advisor


  • Families & Kids
  • Children welcome
  • Parking
  • Parking on street
  • Accessibility
  • Pedestrian access
  • Pets welcome


  • Open Days
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Address
  • 77 Place Edmond Desailloud
  • 74400