I've been following this forum (Madrid / NYC / Paris) for a long, long time but this is my first post, so greetings to everybody in here!
I'm Spanish but I’ve been living in Paris for a couple of years. My girlfriend lives in NYC and she is in Paris for the summer. Alas, she is vegetarian so I cannot take her to some of my favourite French places in the city (Chateaubriand, A.O.C., Paul Bert, etc.). Usually we go to Italian restaurants where it is easier to find vegetarian-friendly food (favs: Caffe Dei Cioppi, L'Osteria, L'Enoteca, Bob’s, Croccante...). I still remember the face of disgust in the waiter at Le Baratin when I told him she was vegetarian! (excellent restaurant though).
Needless to say, we have done most vegetarian restaurants in Paris and they are not great (we like Soya and Tien Hang).
I am looking for a place to celebrate her birthday. Last year we went to La Gazetta and they tweaked the menu for her. It was OK but not memorable. This year I was considering Spring but I am afraid they won’t have enough vegetarian options. It is the same with most places.
So do you have any suggestions of an excellent meal in a vegetarian-friendly place?