Chameleon

4.8
415 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
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 and an open kitchen gives the place a timelessly stylish, sexy, fun ambiance.

Executive Chef Lucas Gallagher has created an innovative seasonally inspired menu that like the Chameleon, it's look changes with its surroundings(season). Our intentions are to showcase the best of Pacific Northwest through seasonally inspired dishes and cocktails.

Be sure to check out the Chef's 5-Course Tasting Menu!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 415 people are saying
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4.8
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MandisMeowmy
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had an amazing dinning experience and the chef tasting menu was delicious! Will recommend to my friends

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KateB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely recommend!!! Food was so delicious and the staff and service went above and beyond to make our experience special.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

20th wedding anniversary

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MarDavis
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner at Chameleon in Maple Ridge recently. We were pleasantly surprised with the food quality, service and atmosphere! Well done! I do not know how many times we said ‘wow’ during our meal. Thank you chef Gallagher! We will be back!

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BruceM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands-down the best restaurant anywhere in the vicinity

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Dyana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I almost cried eating their Haida Gwaii halibut. IT WAS SO GOOD. Everything they brought out was amazing. Initially we were only going to get an Appy and a drink since we weren't very hungry but it was so good we got 2 additional drinks, a main and dessert. Yeah, come here with a full wallet but considering the quality of the food the price is great!

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BD2021
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food is fantastic.....service was slow to start, took a bit to get first drink order......understandable considering they were busy and may have been under staffed-if they were, the food certainly made up for any slow moments in service.......only wished for a slightly larger portion for the main, appetizers were appropriate sizes......the food is really delicious and we will be back again!

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AmirN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was well presented but the taste was average and portions were on smaller side.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noise level was the only minor complaint we had, but everything else was excellent!

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scottb
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight’s meal and experience was amazing. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. I ordered the strip loin which was the most expensive steak on the menu. Thinking it would be better then the tenderloin. Even though it says tenderloin LOL. All I did was let them know that I found the steak a little bit on the tough side. I didn’t want anything out of it just to let them know. Well the chef which I heard worked at a Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant before and you can tell, brought me the beef tenderloin to try . My wife and I jaws dropped how amazing it was. That beef tenderloin was the best piece of meat I have ever had in my life!! Now I know next time what to order LOL
Don’t go here if your thinking your bill for two will be under $150 this a place you go to to experience mouth watering foods that you don’t see or eat very often. I also recommend getting that $20 desert it’s worth every penny.
I can’t say enough how amazing this meal and experience was. I wish i remembered our waitress name, she was awesome too. It’s was a different name I want to say Sage? She served us on Friday upstairs in the back room which was a great place to be if you want to just chill in peace. My wife and I will be back, sorry keg LOL

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orkyn
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the tasting menu with wine tastings and everything was superb!

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JoyceH
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night for celebrations. A hidden gem and definitely will recommend!

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Taches
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible time. As always with chameleon we will be back!

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RachelW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Would definitely recommend visiting!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband here for his birthday. We were both blown away - One of the best restaurants in the lower mainland for sure! We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I had the most incredible dinner!! The food and service were absolutely amazing, and we will be back again and again!!!
Best menu I’ve seen in a long time, and the attention to every little detail was just truly magical.
Haven’t had a night out like this in a long time- and I can’t thank them enough.
New fave!

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BobbiS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were a bit expensive but everything was well worth the money.

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Turk
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant, from the food to the service!! My number one go to restaurant in Maple Ridge.

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LeeannR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Loved it. Food was amazing.

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AllenV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

This is regarding the poor management. Just to be clear the food is 1st class and the chef knows food. But the management is poor. They ran out of steak so the Manger decided the best thing to do with me was just argue and tell me that they ran out so deal with it. I asked him what his solution was and he said order the duck.....I refused and gave him a solution by asking if they could make the dish using pork belly as a substitute and he was so arrogant that he threw my idea in my face saying it was his idea but it wasn't.... and finally he said he will make the same dish with pork belly pieces as they ran out of steak...like running out of steak is somehow my problem which he insinuated. Again the food is awesome but the manager decided that being combative with me was more important than the greater good of serving the customer. He continued to come back to me and tell me that I should call ahead of time and reserve the dish I wanted before we go to the restaurant...wtf...reserve food? Really? What has this night come to...as my table spent $700 combined for dinner the manager is telling me to call ahead and reserve food, being combative, and always coming back to throw sand in my face for his short comings....I really love the food here but have to say the management could use a revamp 100%. Lastly I must say the Manger came upstairs and threw bonny health restrictions at our faces saying we must leave the restaurant as we have exceeded our 2 hr seating and I had informed him that we recieved the bill about 20 min ago and nobody was serving us anymore and we were waiting for the debit machine....as he realized this he went back huffing and puffing to get the debit machine and he was super rude while we were paying. Sorry that I have to say this but I must say it's pretty rich that the manager throws restrictions in our face when we spend $700 and his folks have been sitting for way over 2 hrs in same restaurant and still sitting while we were he kicked us out.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing!

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MikeF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of my best dining experiences I have had.
Sorry that you can only add 4 photos

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LindaR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fabulous from start to finish. Food, service it all was amazing. My daughter who lives downtown Vancouver said it was the best meal she has ever had. Love the farm to table aspect, supporting local and staying with in season. You really can taste the difference. My favorite was the non caesar salad with the dill, chefs kiss. I would eat there every day if I could and to add the value was there too. 4 of us ate, with drinks 274 before tip. 3 appies plus mains. Cheaper than any chain out there and to the moon and back better. Already planning a return visit. Thanks Chameleon for the incredible experience.

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LoisL
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. We had the chef’s tasting menu and loved it. My favourite was the chicken. My vegetarian son found that the food was very tasty as well.

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KeithW
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Enjoyed my anniversary there with my wife.

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jaclynh
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chameleon is the best restaurant in the Fraser valley. Amazing food, beautiful presentation and considerate of special dietary restrictions.

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MRWB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the new summer menu - the halibut was highly recommended and did not disappoint - absolutely delicious. Presentation is outstanding and service is excellent. Hands down, the BEST restaurant in the region.

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183655382
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was UNBELIEVABLE. Kudos to the chef's - I always thought I hated fresh tomatoes.. turns out I don't after trying the heirloom tomato and goat cheese mousse!! It was one of my favourite things I ate! Our server was also excellent and absolutely lovely. There was a man working that may have been a Manager and he didn't leave us with a good impression but nothing that impacted the positive experience left by the delicious food and perfect service.

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CharmF
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! Fabulous service. Highly recommend this place!

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BlairP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, locally sourced, innovative dining. We always look forward to our dinners here 😀

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wasn’t my first visit to chameleon & it won’t be my last. Food was extraordinary as always. Service was friendly, prompt & professional. Started with the charcuterie plate & halibut food my entree both delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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BigDaddy
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived in Maple Ridge the last 3 years and last night was easily the best meal I've had hands down. Unbelievable flavor and everything on the plate had a purpose. Service was attentive, friendly and my drink was never empty. Great vibe all around, looking forward to our next visit!

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Werffrew
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Chameleon is the best restaurant in Maple Ridge for sure. Attention to detail, presentation of food and taste are amazing. I gave the ambiance average only really because of covid but soon they will be able to dress the place up again and give it the feel the food deserves. Service is great and knowledgeable which is good when you are not sure just what you are ordering. This is the place to go in MR for dates, anniversaries, or special occasions.

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DerekS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crafted drinks are always new and delicious, and the menu items are all done so incredibly well. This is a gem of a find, and is the equal of any restaurant downtown or anywhere else.

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KyleO
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed, every aspect on point and quality and detail put into every dish was as good or better than anywhere I have been. My wife already planning our next visit.

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JaySue
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic dinner! We reserved not knowing what was being served with the Chef’s Tasting Menu. Best meal we’ve had yet at the Chameleon. Smoked tomato bisque, Caesar salad, creamy gnocchi w scallops, Beef medallions served medium rare w filet’d potato and roasted cauliflower, creamy salted caramel custard/pudding or rich chocolate ganache for dessert. Service was outstanding. Presentation was top-notch. Thank you Chameleon!

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HeatherT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Inspired five course fixed price dinner was wonderful. Inventive and delicious combinations it was a wonderful evening to celebrate our anniversary. The dessert plate was to die for! Street traffic can be loud but that’s not the restaurant’s fault. Can’t wait for another special occasion to treat ourselves again.

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FoodieJay
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We have had two very positive experiences in a row at Chameleon. We enjoyed five delicious courses - the extra dollars for the wine pairing is worth it! The patio ambience settled nicely into the evening.

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BradC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful evening on the patio

FAQs

Chameleon is rated 4.8 stars by 415 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.