To celebrate Rita’s birthday we decided to take in the local Mediterranean restaurant Amphora in Derry, New Hampshire. I had been to this restaurant several times but it was Rita’s first time. In the past I have always found the food and service here to be of the highest standard. The smallish restaurant is casual with a take out counter as you come in and several tables and booths to the left. The hostess seated us and the very nice waitress brought over coloring supplies for Alex and left the menus.
As is our wont we ordered several appetizers before our main course.
The spanakopita was very good crisp with a good mix of feta and spinach. The eggplant frites were fantastic. Long thin strips of battered very crispy eggplant with a mix of Greek seasoning. The saganaki, melted kasseri cheese, was good.
Who doesn’t like melted cheese on warm pita bread, however it did not come out flaming like I have had it in other restaurants. The tempura calamari was a little too chewey but was tasty.
For entries I had the braised lamb shank which fall of the bone tender and served with roasted potato wedges. The shank was good but was not one of my favorites. Rita had the Psari-Sto-Filo which was haddock baked with a cream and mushroom sauce wrapped in filo pastry.
The fish did not seem fresh and Rita had to return the entree. Although somewhat disappointing I would still recommend this restaurant. The previous times I have been here I had no complaints and the appetizers for the most part were top notch. Please put this restaurant on your list for good Greek food at an affordable cost when you are in southern New Hampshirs.