9 Ninth Ave., New York, NY, 10014
at Little W. 12th St.
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.
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.
By superhero on 10/16/2005
that will be waiters and waitresses forever but believe they are brad pitt and julia roberts. the food is bland and you will be surrounded by 1983 new jersey tanktop wearing billionaires. gag me
By sebrunn on 4/21/2005
i had bad service, the worst ever. loved the atmosphere and food. plus, a celebrity hang out
By eatalot on 1/16/2005
Always a pleasure. The steaks are cooked to perfection, the salads innovative, desserts amazing...the manager a sexy guy! (The tall one with a beard)
By Krysi on 11/29/2004
The french onion soup here is absolutely wonderful! It is definitely the best that I have ever had. It is worth it to go here and just have a bowl of it.
By melba on 8/18/2004
It's amazing how hype words, like "star-studded" and "Paris-like" can draw a crowd. Out-of-town friends said this was a "must-go" restaurant--but they must equate noise with pleasure, because noise is the keyword to Pastis. We were very disappointed. On Sunday at 2:30P.M., it was so noisy it was impossible to speak to each other without actually shouting. We asked if there was a "garden" and were told there was--and the host proceeded to seat us at a tiny table on the sidewalk. The metal chairs were so wobbly, one actually had to "hold on" for fear of the chair falling apart. Seatings were extremely close, and the sidewalk tables listed very badly. A totally loud, unpleasant experience overall. I would not recommend Pastis to anyone.
By battousai on 7/20/2004
Be lucky enough to sit amongst all the pretty young things and what you'll experience is a pretty enjoyable Provencal feast supported by its inventive seasonal specials. You may have a hard time getting the attention from their daydreaming waitstaff, but all in all, they pull through and what you'll end up with is very good Provencal-style dining match with an even better people watching scene.
By cretanathena on 7/12/2004
Coming into the city, this was a must have and never, never disappointed!!! Something for everyone!
By emily1 on 3/28/2004
Pastis is perfect for the late night venture into a French bistro. The oysters are delectable but pricey, the wine list is simple but moderately priced. Take a date and sit in the back, it's like a small slice of Paris, until you get the bill and a parking ticket.