After the success of his Comptoir des Petits Champs, Cédric Saint-Marc, a former notary retrained in restoration, opened Chimère a few steps from the Opera. In this neo-brewery, there is no flashy decoration, but a wise monochrome frame in the spirit of the 70s signed by Necchi Architecture, a well-known decorator to create scenographic places with a very marked aesthetic. So you feel comfortable in this soft environment with a black velvet bar girdled with stainless steel bands, brick-coloured velvet benches, tables with a black wooden hooped top and seats with black metal frames with black and white leopard seats. The menu, not too long, prefers seasonal products sourced directly from producers: fish, seafood, fruits and vegetables are mainly supplied by Terroirs d’Avenir, beef comes from the Ferme de Clavisy and black pork, de Bigorre. Everything you need to enjoy bistro dishes, sometimes twisted by spices and flavours from elsewhere. Witness the grilled oyster mushrooms with agave, tamarind and hummus juice, a nice braised duck breast served with a purée and a Grand Veneur sauce or a basil and passion fruit cheesecake. The house also offers some cocktails that you can escort from plates of charcuteries and cheeses to share. You can even reserve a small lounge for private meals for up to 10 guests.