Restaurants

Top Choice French in Besançon

Les Tables d'Antan

Thoughtful service adds finesse to Les Tables d'Antan's rustic cuisine, served beneath dangling farm tools and cartwheels. Potato or pasta gratins (creamy bakes) emerge steaming, salads assemble generous quantities …
Top Choice French in Besançon

Le Saint-Pierre

Crisp white tablecloths, exposed stone and subtle lighting create an understated backdrop for Le Saint-Pierre's intense flavours: roast lamb in crushed tomato, sea bass with forest mushrooms, and ornate dessert plat…
French in Besançon

Le Poker d’As

With its thoughtful blend of traditional and creative French fare – turbot on a bed of chorizo and tomato; chicken with morels and vin jaune (a regional slow-matured wine); and confit lemon tart – the family kitchen…
Market in Besançon

Marché Beaux-Arts

This covered food market showcases cheese, charcuterie, fruit and veg from around the Jura. It's a bustling, workaday place where locals do their shopping, lined with butchers, fishmongers and deli produce like drie…
Brasserie in Besançon

Brasserie 1802

With a terrace spilling out on to tree-shaded place Granvelle, this glass-fronted brasserie mixes brassy style with virtuoso French cooking, like scallops with celery and Charolais beef tartare, and refreshing desse…
Vegetarian in Besançon

Öst

Organic brunches, vegan platters, and kiwi and chia smoothies are the order of the day at riverside Öst. The mostly veggie menu has colourful salads, filled bagels and a daily soup. On sunny days tables are set outs…
Bistro in Besançon

La Petite Adresse

A casual 'little address' that's big on cheese dishes and Jura specialities. Coarse farmhouse pâté and 'Morbiflette', a potato dish slathered in veined Morbier cheese, deserve special mentions, as do the juicy Morte…
Brasserie in Besançon

L'Alsacien

Specialising in Alsatian flatbreads, aka tartes flambées, this casual riverside brasserie attracts a buzzy crowd for pre-dinner kir (€3.90) or mouthwatering tarts, sprinkled with crème fraîche and onions (or dessert…
French in Besançon

La Grange

The warmly lit, all-wood interior coaxes diners to utter relaxation at La Grange. Excelling at steaks and fondues (with a Morteau sausage variety), this local favourite broadens its menu with tofu steaks and fish di…