Pastis

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Based on 9 reviews

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Cuisine: French Price: Expensive

  • Hours: Sun-Thu, 9am-2am; Fri-Sat, 9am-2:30am
  • Public Transit and Parking: Street parking - Hopstop
  • Reservations: Highly Recommended
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Dress: Stylish Casual
  • Noise: Loud
  • Seats: 175
  • Key People: Executive Chef - Riad Nasr, Lee Hanson; Chef de Cuisine - Pascal Le Seac'h; Owners - Keith McNally
  • Year Opened: 2000

Critic Reviews

The menu is so traditional that virtually every dish could qualify for protection by the French Ministry of Culture. - William Grimes

New York Magazine Critic's Pick  

Service is breezier, the crowd more genially noisy, and the only thing disappointing is that you don't live closer. - Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

Yes, this Keith McNally production is still chic, still reliable and still crowded. The decor is quintessential Parisian bistro - aged tiles, nickel bar,...

Savory Member Reviews

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Jeffrey G.
1 Review

Food Rating star star star
Service Rating star star star Posted on 02/27/08
Great vibe. Hubbub is wonderful.
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aaron b.
12 Reviews

Food Rating star star star star
Service Rating star Posted on 02/29/08
The food did not reflect the service.... I am young, 20 at the time of my visit to Pastis. I was sat in possibly the worst table in the dining room. The wait staff all came up to me and asked i needed help. it seems kind but it gets annoying. i ordered the braised beef with carrots, i expected the bistro to provide me with a economical cut of meat perfected. it was delicious, one of the best pieces of meat i have ever tried. but when my waiter came back after i ordered and asked me if knew it 22 dollars i felt disrespected. The humble braised beef was about the only humble element of the restaurant, i like humble.
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marylou c.
20 Reviews

Food Rating star star star
Service Rating star star star Posted on 04/28/08
good but it's one of those 'too well known' spots -- packed to the gills. you can usually get a seat though
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Catherine N.
17 Reviews

Food Rating star star star
Service Rating star star star Posted on 05/24/08
Great for Brunch
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dan k.
205 Reviews

Food Rating star star star
Service Rating star star star Posted on 09/28/08
if you live in the city long enough, you will inevitably wind up at pastis in the dreaded mepa. pastis is just as over-hyped as balthazar. the braised beef is good, steak frites is better. skip the french onion soup. the service, while polite, can be a little slow. wine list is tiny but reasonably priced.
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Sheri P.
13 Reviews

Food Rating star star star star
Service Rating star star star Posted on 01/19/09
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Jenica H.
14 Reviews

Food Rating star star star
Service Rating star star star star Posted on 02/28/09
Had breakfast here with a group of friends. They were very accomodating as an additional 3 people turned up that we had not anticipated and they seated us quickly in light of how busy they were. The food was very basic but tasted great. Very crowded, but expected in this kind of environment.
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charlotte h.
12 Reviews

Food Rating star star star
Service Rating star star star Posted on 08/20/09
its a scene but, fun!
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Cindy F.
23 Reviews

Food Rating star star star star
Service Rating star star star star Posted on 06/23/13
We have eaten here several times and always get a wonderful meal with great atmosphere.