Chameleon

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Located in the heart of Downtown Maple Ridge, Chameleon brings a chic, sophisticated restaurant and lounge to the heart of Maple Ridge. 25 foot ceilings, an open kitchen and candlelit sconces give the place a timelessly stylish, sexy, fun ambiance. A casual atmosphere for lunch that evolves into an exciting bar & lounge at night.

Executive Chef Eiichi Kohno has created an innovative menu infusing classical Canadian West Coast cuisine with creative hints of international influences. Chameleons' menu showcases and sources local food and a wine list from producers of nearby farms and wineries, including our own kitchen members organic vegetable garden, Roo's Roots.
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1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went to chameleon for the first time the other night with my sister's to celebrate my birthday. As soon as I arrived the hostess greeted me and wished me a happy birthday. All of the stuff was so friendly. Menu had a lot of selection for myself and for my gluten sensitive family members. The food was delicious and the ambiance was very lovely. At the end of our meal our server brought me a lovely birthday dessert as well as a card from the staff. I have been to many restaurants and there has never been such service for a special event. I was blown away and I would definitely come back.

u
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely time there, food was cooked to perfection.

AF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our visits to The Chameleon, staff always top notch. Was a little disappointed by my main course which I have enjoyed in the past, the new chef added Creole butter which was not listed on the menu. However, it was still delicious.

D
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome waiter and very efficient friendly service. Food was fresh and delicious.

LA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my husband to dinner. I had been there with a friend. He loved the place. The food was wonderful. The service was a little slow, however, it was a Saturday night and they had a few groups to serve. Our server was delightful and made the experience top notch. The only complaint we have is the music is a little loud and rather than dining music, it was dance music. My husband is a musician and is sensitive to music quality and sound. When doing fine dining, the last thing you want to hear is dance music. Chameleon may want to re think their diner music line up and the noise level.

LA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Going back and taking my husband.

S
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Came not overly warm so by the time I finished the meal it was a bit cold. But great service and the dessert was great. Will go back again.

W
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Who knew this place even existed in Maple Ridge! The inside is definitely not reflected on the outside. Beautiful interior, modern decor but not too stark.
Nice welcoming greeting at the door. Had reservations & table was ready right away...albeit for 6 people when we only booked for 3. Quick change & it was ready.
Server was friendly & accommodating to the 3 of us who are all on keto meal plans.
Food was really nice, good presentation , fair portion size & value as well.
Where this restaurant does lose marks is in the noise upstairs. I could just make out the conversation from my friend who sat directly across from me but my other friend I barely caught a word unless she really leaned in & upped her volume. Wanted to stay & chat more & have coffee but we decided to get together somewhere else another time. Not sure how the noise is downstairs.
I would definitely return but would be asking for a table on the first floor instead to see how that works.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic!!! Our server was very professional. The food was superb.

L
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was a special occasion and although I let the restaurant know about it ahead of time, there was no mention of it, regular seating given, etc.
The server struggled to answer a question about the cocktail menu, and my drink arrived without one of items mentioned in the cocktail menu.
My fish was fairly dry, which is not great considering the price. Rice was very average. Kind of sticky instead of fluffy.
The ambience in the place is nice but I can do better for a special occasion for sure.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The patio was lovely, the food was delicious and the service was wonderful.

IP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch for the staff. Sat on upper level & have had multiple lunches/dinners. Always reliable. One of very few classy restaurants in Maple Ridge.

CP
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant with quality food ingredients. If you’re looking for greasy pub food don’t come here. We had the short ribs, lobster mac, fried chicken, perogies and the crab cakes. All fantastic. The house wine was great as well. Prompt service and elegant ambiance. One of the higher end locations in Maple Ridge. Prices were on par for quality items. I will be going back.

JP
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went on a date here recently and had the best time! The waiter was really friendly and funny. The food was amazing, I highly recommend the Parisian Gnocchi. The lighting is really pretty and it's just a really nice place for a fancy date.

A
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first visit here. I was really impressed with the service and the food we ordered. Lamb chops were perfectly cooked and the blackened chicken dish was so flavourable. I would definitely come back with my friends and family.

JJ
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My bf and I have been here on several occasions, we were finally able to organize two other couples to join us, they loved it as much as we do

MC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a first trip to Chameleon and won't be the last. Wonderful food, great cocktails and enjoyed wine flights with dinner. Good looking restaurant, excellent service and nothing but an enjoyable evening with foodie friends. So nice to not have to drive to Vancouver to get this level of cuisine and atmosphere. Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was slow and inattentive

DK
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked through the door we were treated very, very well. Service was top notch, the ambiance makes you feel right at home and the food was wonderful. We’ll definitely be back!

BV
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! A true hidden gem in Maple Ridge! Scotty, our server, is a true professional - he makes the experience personal and fantastic.

JR
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved it! Everyone loved their food. Very tasty and elegantly presented. Portions were generous. Gave us a complimentary delicious cheese cake for my brothers 65 birthday. Very specuak place.

z
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally a nice restaurant in Maple Ridge! Great food, nice ambiance and first class service. Hard to choose from an imaginative menu and wine list.

SV
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was good. We liked sitting on the patio. The seating was really cozy and casual but still nice and pretty classy. We were happy that they had some vegan options but we would’ve stayed for supper if there was more variety.

AL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A rare find in Maple Ridge. We had excellent service, and all the food (appetizers, main course, desert) was inventive and really good. It's a plus that it's farm to table. Location is only okay, downtown maple ridge can use some upgrading. Decor is great and the inside ambiance is really up-scale. Price-wise I was surprised that it was reasonable--we had a bottle of wine as well. I'll be going again, whole experience is 5/5.

MJ
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing service and food! The new menu is fantastic and so much selection. Can’t wait to go back!

j
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing. Service was really good and the menu was well laid with an excellent selection of different foods. The layout and design of the restaurant made us feel like we were in a bigger city. Very nice all I all. We are definitely going to go again in the future!

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch

SM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food is usually so good, but my Margaritta Pizza was super oily...the oil was literally dripping off of the pizza! My friend had the lobster roll and she said it was delicious!

GC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A nice little restaurant in the downtown area. Excellent food and service was great. Looking forward to my next visit

CF
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my boyfriend here as a surprise for his birthday. It was a great experience! i wasn't sure what to expect since the naming on the building said "Chamelion Cafe" and at first, i panicked thinking it was too casual. Once we walked in, the ambiance was very romantic. dark lights, candle lit, romantic setting, all the servers looked snazzy and well dressed. Our server was amazing, super friendly, joked a little, very helpful and accommodating whenever possible. The food was superb! i got the filet mignon and it was done perfectly. My boyfriend got the blackended chicken and i tried it and loved it too! we both got a beautiful Italian white wine with our meals and loved it too. My only small item to note was that we went for a late dinner on saturday so the place wasn't busy (loved that!) but about half way through our dinner, they sat a table of 4 chatty women right beside us (when the restaurant was pretty empty in other areas) so the ambiance went from secluded and romantic to intrusive and loud. It's a small thing and it can't really be avoided but i would have preferred seating to be observed and balanced more if it was possible. All in all, i give this place 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone! a hidden gem for sure!

CL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable. Good food, good service, good local BC wine list. Would recommend to others and we will be back.

D
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here. Will be back! Dawn from Ola Puppy Dog Grooming and Doggie Daycare in Pitt Meadows

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

June 8
We go to Chameleon's quite a few times a year. this time we went and celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary, as usual we had a beautiful time there.
Tonight we shared for an appetizer the Mediterranean board. Dinner we had the Pan Seared Scallops & Prawns and Grilled Striploin. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we definitely will be back

AF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were the there for a girlfriends bday...the food was delicious as usual and the service was great. Always come for a special occasion...

CR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and our server Scott was awesome!! His ability to read his tables and know what people need or want was perfect!

A
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It’s a nice place but it’s expensive. The lobster Mac and cheese was really thick and hard to eat. The portion size for the price is not very good.

VR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Cozy and classy, excellent food and top notch service! We would very much recommend and will definately be back.

L
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their menu is back to being more extensive and vegetarian friendly.
Always a wonderful experience with such friendly staff. The food is always fresh and deliciously plated.

CF
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall, Chameleon is good, not great. Prices are reasonable, compared to what you would pay in downtown Vancouver for the same thing. We were a party of 4 and my dish came out last after the other 3 had been served minutes before. Curiously, the dish was only luke warm, and by the time I finished, practically cold.

DS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chameleon's is our favorite restaurant in Maple Ridge. The menu is creative and the food presentation is lovely with a high attention to detail. Try their new gin cocktails! Service is outstanding and the staff are pleasant and informative. We will be back!

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