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West Village, Downtown Manhattan, Meatpacking District

Pastis Restaurant

French Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Continental Restaurants, Taverns, Bar & Grills, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Valet

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes

Cuisines: Fine Dining, Family Style, French, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Continental, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Full Bar

Price Range : Average

Services: Yes


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Matthew R.



Everything I love about New York embodied in one destination. Gorgeous old interiors with hints of the past, beautiful and well-dressed people, a lively and almost theatrical scene and really amazing food. The steak and frites are my favorite. I’ve always had great and memorable experiences eating here with friends.



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I'd have to say Pastis has some of the

I'd have to say Pastis has some of the best steak fries in the city.mgood service.

Often crowded. Drinks are pretty decent. They also have pretty good deserts sometimes.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Always a great meal, vibe

I've been going to Pastis since it opened ... always a great meal and vibe here. The fries are the best in the city.

The only thing that's not great about this place is that there's no room at the bar and it gets uncomfortably crowded with no seating.

Other than that the place is great!



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Missed Connection at this place!!! Help!!

I need your help!!!!!!I was in Manhattan, New York with my daughter on September 2nd. we had dinner at Pastis in the Meat packing District. My daughter and I met the sweetest young man named Michael. Michael was with two friends and he was around 30 years old. Michael is from Philadelphia, has lived Boston and now lives in the upper East side of Manhattan.

My daughter thought he was worth trying...... to find and she is VERY hard to impress!! As a mom I dont want for this chance meeting to be the end either!! If you are Michael OR you know the Michael I am speaking of PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE respond!!

My daughter's name begins with an ""E"" and if you are Michael you may place her name in the subject line of the email response.

Thanks and if anyone can help me please let me know!!!



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Brunch and French Fare In Mnhattan NYC

Okay, you want a fun place to have brunch in the city. This is it -and you can park on the street that is worth more than the meal. Want to think you are in a French Cafe' this is a great spot. Ramos Fizz Oh Ya Baby, Pink Lady you bet. A must go to....



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Good but not great

Went as walk in for brunch. Place was packed as usual but that is expected. We were seated right away in the front ""walk in "" room. It was freezing everytime the doors opened. Okay now about the food. Love the goodie bread pastry basket. The french toast was nothing spectacular but tasty. My friends had eggs & loved them. The croque madame looked a bit messy for me.
Decent but one goes more for the show than the food.



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Perfect for brunch

My hubby and I frequent pastis fr brunch on sundays, especially now that the warm weather is coming around. Great setting, lovely staff.



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Consistent Delicious Brunch and Fantastic People Watching

Salmon and Avocado Benedict was fantastic! Are you in the mood to shop after a few bloody mary's or a glass of wine? Always beautiful people ready to dine and enjoy a delicious brunch!



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Food, decent... Customer Relations, poor

So, I finally went to Pastis yesterday morning for the first time. Everything was fine until we got the bill. $13 for a mediocre mimosa.
I wrote the following note to the manager and the owner's reply follows:

Dear Mr. Pinto,

I wanted to write to express my disappointment upon receiving my bill. I had ordered a mimosa. It was a decent mimosa but nothing special.

I was disappointed that it cost $13. The price seemed out of line with the rest of the menu and other drinks ($9 vodka cocktail). It was not on the menu and I should have asked but didn't. Had I known its cost, I would have ordered something else.

Upon letting my server know how I felt, the hostess, not the manager, came over to say she was sorry, that she'd pass along my comments, but that's all she could do.

This was my first time dining at Pastis and the situation or the way it was handled have not left me a fan.

I await your response. I didn't expect the cost of the item to be removed... A simple gesture like a discount or complimentary coffee or dessert would have made the situation better. I will wait to post my review on yelp/Facebook/Twitter until I receive your response.

Reply from Keith McNally:

Dear Mr. M, Although I very much sympathize with whatever complaints I occasionally receive at my restaurants I'm less inclined to sympathize with yours simply because of the implied threat in the last paragraph: ""I will wait to post my review on yelp/Facebook/Twitter until I receive your response"". Do you really think you can expect an apology, much less compensation, when you write something as odious and as threatening as this in your complaint? I would move Heaven and Earth to make my customers happy. I reimburse each and every one of them when they are unhappy with absolutely anything they've eaten on the menu. However, when I receive a complaint with such a despicable last line as yours I begin to think that I'm truly in the wrong business. Despite this, I will lower the price of a Mimosa at both Pastis and Balthazar. And if I receive an apology from you for the implied threat I will even offer you a Mimosa on the house the next time you happen to visit Pastis. Sincerely, Keith McNally.

So... I wrote back to explain what I meant. I wanted to give them an opportunity to explain why things happened the way they did. Again, his reply: ""Since that day (1980 when he opened his first restaurant) I've received a number of complaints. Not one has ever carried such an obnoxious threat as yours has done. Without that idiotic and juvenile last line I would have reimbursed your entire cheque.

You have cut your nose to spite your face, as the saying goes. Let's hope you learn from this.""

Needless to say, I was appalled by his response and am hoping that anyone who thinks about going here considers his response before patronizing his business. If he is willing to lower the price, why didn't a manager do anything or even come by? If you decide not to go here because of this, I hope you let them know why.

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