Caméléon is a uniquely bourgeois bistro, in a genre that usually has its roots in something more down to earth. Young chef David Frémondière is in charge in the kitchen (previously of Le Bristol), and his cooking is precise and inspired. The menu offers sophisticated traditional dishes cooked with regional ingredients, which never fail to be inventive. For example, the delicate, flavourful mussel soup, or the legendary veal liver from Corrèze that’s glazed with wine vinegar before being served in a thick slice with a hearty macaroni cheese.
The service is impeccable, and though the prices match the left bank location (lunch menu €30, à la carte in the evenings around €70), for this quality in this area, it’s practically a steal.
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