11 bis, rue Blanche
Amphytrion is a figure in Greek mythology, and has been the subject of numerous plays. And L’Amphytrion the restaurant is in the theatre district so the name seems quite appropriate. We ate here on our first night and it was lovely, albeit expensive. It’s quite small and we were lucky to get a table. There wasn’t much on offer for vegetarians tbh but what was offered was camembert so I was in! The portions were small (especially when you consider what you are paying!) but I think you’re supposed to do the whole three courses as is the style in France.
We ordered camembert, a rabbit dish, one desert to share, a coke, and a glass of wine. We spent about 58euro.
47 Avenue Trudaine
I kept calling this place ‘index’ but it is 1ndix. I was doing my normal 4 hrs of vegetarian ‘where-oh-where-can-I-eat-tonight’ research so I learned a bit about the owners. They’re twins, born on the 1st October, dix being French for 10, the name of the restaurant reflects their birthday. It’s a pretty small place but was totally empty when we arrived. We had a friendly server (spoke excellent English, kept getting distracted by stuff). There was some interesting hip-hop playing, and it was quite a hipster joint.
I ordered avaocado on toast with a poached egg, boyfriend had a hot dog, and we shared a delicious chocolate fondant for desert. The food cost about 28Euro (a bargain by Parisian standards), and then we got some drinks.
39 Rue Amelot
We wandered past this place by chance, although it’s in an area full of shops and cafes. The board outside was advertising their daily salad (one vegetarian, and one ‘classique’. They also had a daily soup which most people were having as a starter, but we didn’t because we’re weird foreigners who don’t understand about courses. The salad was nice, although mainly rice based and it came with wedges, and bread because in France they bring you bread with your main not before (it’s weird). So it was quite a carby salad!
Anyway two salads and two cokes cost 28Euro.
22 Rue la Bruyere
It’s a little weird, perhaps, to go to an Italian restaurant in Paris but we did (actually more than one). It was a lovely evening and everywhere else was full. We got a spot downstairs next to the toilets which wasn’t a prime location but the food more than made up for it. The waiter brought around a chalk board menu and explained the whole thing to us, he did this for everyone it seemed to be part of the process. It was very helpful, and there were a few vegetarian options than actually sounded good!
I had the tortelli reggiani, boyfriend got medaglioni funghi, both types of stuffed pasta, mine with spinach and ricotta and his with mushrooms. It was delicious, we both had deserts; boyfriend had a traditional (non-alcoholic) tiramisu, and I had a chocolate crostata that I found a little underwhelming. I had a lemonade, boyfriend had a glass of wine and we spent 55 Euro.
51 Rue des Martyrs
Fuxia, is Italian for Fuchsia if that helps you pronounce it. It was a very busy Saturday night when we wandered in here. Despite all the hustle and bustle we were served pretty promptly. There were a few delays here and there but the hard working waitresses were running round constantly doing things.
I got a great veggie risotto, and a slightly boring polenta cake, I can’t remember what boyfriend ordered but he got a door slab of tiramisu (with booze). And by this point I’d given up counting the bill I’m afraid.