Restaurants

Top Choice International in Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Jura

Les Louvières

The 'wolf's lair' is both elegant and creatively modern, with gorgeous Jura views and delicious, gastronomique cuisine. Chef Philippe Vaufrey is fond of adding Thai spice, ginger and mango to accent local produce li…
Top Choice French in The Jura Mountains

Restaurant Grain de Sel

Hidden in a cellar on Dole historic rue Pasteur, the 'Grain of Salt' feels instantly contemporary with flashes of violet and acid green against its ancient walls. The ever-evolving menus make daring use of seasonal …
Top Choice French in Arbois

La Balance Mets et Vins

Inside a charismatic 18th-century building, La Balance uses local, organic produce to produce signature dishes such as coq au vin with morel mushrooms, and crème brûlée with vin jaune (barrel-matured wine), while th…
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…
Desserts in Arbois

Edouard Hirsinger

Browse displays of ornate éclairs, coffee-almond 'Opéra' cake, and ginger ganache enveloped in the darkest chocolate. The choice of expertly made chocolates, tarts and liqueur-drenched desserts is enormous. Frankly,…
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…
French in Arbois

Bistrot des Claquets

Loved by vignerons (winegrowers) and other locals, this unpretentious, convivial little place serves fantastic French country fare, but only at lunchtime. If you miss the petit salé (lentils with salt pork), blanque…
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…