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9 Ninth Ave., New York, NY, 10014
at Little W. 12th St.
By christinah on 12/31/2008
I've gone for several special occasions and while the staff can be a bit curt the food and atmosphere are unbeatable
beautiful setting & good food
By andynatty24 on 10/8/2008
love everything about the decor! wish i had something like this where i live. great french toast & pancakes but a little pricey. nice service. definitely would go back when i visit nyc again.
We must have come at the perfect time
By amazon on 7/21/2008
We chanced upon this place looking for somewhere to eat before free dance lessons at the pier at 6:30. We arrived at 5:45 on a Sunday evening in the summer. Just walked right in and got a table outside. The decor is totally stunning. It's like an Epcot version of France. Our waiter was French and adorable. The food was reasonable and delicious. Got a free parking space too. The only problem was they absolutely would not serve us dinner until 6 PM on the dot so we couldn't finish our meal and still were a few minutes late. A little anal I guess like the French can be.
By laya6523 on 6/17/2008
Having heard about this restaurant and being known for bad service, I was thrilled when I had impeccable service. Everyone was so kind and friendly. The Steak Frites was to die for, as well as the omelettes and the cod. Definately would go back, and the fact that it is packed made the atmosphere that much more interesting.
By JoanMcEniff on 11/17/2007
Four Irish girls on third trip to NY in as many years hoping to eat in one of NY's leading restaurants. What a let down. Decor is very good but tables a bit close and nice buzz but surely food should be a priority. Clearly style is more important in pastis. Evidently its production line stuff as a request for a small variation was turned down but even conveyor belt re-heated food can be done well. This wasn't. My steak was the grisliest I have ever had. The flambe pancakes were cold, the middle of the choc fondant was frozen and worst of all the maitre d' didn't seem to give a s--t. No repeat business from out of towners I suppose.
THE place to dine in NY!!
By thelittlewench on 12/10/2006
This was the best night of my holiday. My friends & I came for a joint birthday celebration. We had a reservation and were seated immediately! The waitress was lovely and took our photo's for us. She was very attentative and friendly. The food was second to none! The steak was cooked to perfection and I enjoyed every bite. Ok the prices are slightly high but this restaurant is worth every penny. Its not pretentious like Tavern on the Green you would feel just as comfortable in a pair of jeans as a cocktail dress. Dont just take my word for it try it!!!
Service not there
By h_germain on 11/12/2006
Nice bistro decor. Great ambiance. Beautiful people. Great French Onion Soup. OK steak frite. Really not a cool place to sit down at the bar and chat with bar staff...they are there to fill your glass and ensure your bill is up to date in the small glass in front of you. Too bad.
Perfect brasseri/bar - you step into Paris when you step into Pastis
By Cleo on 10/5/2006
Whats not to love... a bit of Paris in NY, do you need more than that?
By ctiger14 on 10/24/2005
I went on a Sunday morning for brunch and had reservations that apparently don't mean much because our party had to wait as long as if we had shown up and put our name on the list. That type of service starts everything off on the wrong foot. If you go, I'd suggest you brush up on your French because a lot of the menu uses French words or terms that asking the service staff what they mean can get you some snooty responses. Sunday morning is a good time to do some celebrity spotting though as more than one was spotted in my time dining here recently. The food was decent, but nothing more than you might get at a bistro though. A good place to take someone from out of town to "show off" a little maybe, but not some place worth making a regular spot to eat in my opinion.
Good in moderation
By savvylady on 10/22/2005
This is the biggest Euro scence in NYC. Really nothing more than a french bistro, so don't expect any food out of the ordinary. It is fun once and a while, if you have a reservation, forget standing in the bar area for too long. It is best for brunch on the weekends.
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