Pastis (CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS)

Pastis is part of Keith McNally‘s brilliant empire. His enchanting restaurants stretch all over Manhattan. Each has his signature glass bottles lining the bar and shiny, large, opaque-ish mirrors that create romantic lighting. Dishrags are used as napkins, chairs are little, and the men’s and women’s bathrooms are linked by a”co-ed” sink -mixing things up a bit. All of the waiters seem to be from Europe (no hipsters or starving artists allowed). One thing you’ll find here that you won’t find at many New York City eateries: Pastis is as poplar with tourists as it is with locals and celebrities. The outdoor seating and proximity to the The Highline makes it a perfect brunch spot. For dinner, I would recommend one of his other restaurants below for tastier food. No matter what, the scene is upbeat and fashionable – be sure to dress the part!

***Tip: Make a reservation a month in advance for prime time dining. Also, “chek” out KM’s other gems: Schiller’s Liquor Bar (LES), Morandi (West Village), Balthazar (SoHo), Minetta Tavern (West Village), Pulino’s Bar & Pizzeria (Bowery)

 

 

 

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