Chameleon Restaurant

Chameleon Restaurant (Paris)

© Chameleon

  • Date
  • share

Vintage tables, original flooring, vermillion bar… Despite feeling like everything is a little off limits, chef Nicolas Verdera’s (ex-Le Meurine) Chameleon surprises guests at every service with an impeccable lunch menu for 23 bucks. That day, we lunched on the cobblestoned terrace: delectable wild sardines grilled on the plancha with a tomato jam; incredible free-range pork belly satay paired with roasted vegetables; a cloud-like fontainebleau with rhubarb, verbena and strawberries and a speculoos crumble. The restaurant fills right up again at night, with guests eager to dig into the €35 menu. It might include something like rabbit porchetta stuffed with chorizo and savory; roasted monkfish with green asparagus from Le Poitou and a churned butter infused with mussels; citrus slices with an Earl Grey chocolate ganache and toasted almonds. A beautiful feast that’s even better with a very fresh Corsican rosé from the Domaine Mosconi (€18 a pitcher), an elegant Pic-Saint-Loup from Le Mas de l’Oncle (€7 a glass) or a superb organic Vallon from the Domaine Milan (€40 a bottle). Set menus €18-23 (lunch), menu-carte €38 (dinner). // C.LeH.

Late-night munchies?

Le Fooding’s 2023 Guide is ready to dazzle with its brilliant selection of the year’s latest hotspots, including 500 restaurants, bars, bedrooms, shops and cellars across France; a highly-anticipated award’s list; and ever-more enlightening in-depth articles sprinkled throughout the extravagant, 228-page edition of the yearly magazine, illustrated by the crème de la crème of emerging artists.

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover


Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.