Chic but discreet neo-bistro. Daily set menu at the standard, unobjectionable price of 32€. Beautifully presented dishes, cooked to perfection.
One year later, that 32€ 3-course menu (plus amuse bouche) now stands at 34€, but that's a minor quibble, it's still a great deal.
Our main plate choices were where the action was. I thoroughly enjoyed my caille/quail dish and LLC ripped through her bar. I was underwhelmed by my Brie de Meaux cheese finale, but LLC happily proclaimed that her dessert was the best she's ever had in her life (one that has taken her from the plains of Oklahoma to the bustle of Manhattan). Wow, zowie, pow, now that's an endorsement. LLC apparently was also quite impressed by our Chantemerle medoc (28€) because each time she tried to take a photo of the food, she made sure the wine was prominently in view, alas to the chagrin of her memorable dessert. But the fish photo came out loud and clear, and for that I thank LLC, given my total camera malfunction for the festivities.
So there you have it. If not the gastronomical stratosphere, L'Antre Amis definitely ranks as a spot to check out in its tucked away corner of the 15th. Not exactly around the corner from my home depot, but a lair worthy of the detour.
9, rue Bouchut
tel: 01 45 67 15 65