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    Pastis

    9 Ninth Ave., at Little W. 12th St. (Meatpacking District)

    New York, NY

    (1) 212-929-4844 | www.pastisny.com

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    • CUISINE

      French Brasserie
    • HOURS

      Mon.-Wed.: 8:00am-11:30am, 12:00pm-1:00am; Thurs.: 8:00am-11:30am, 12:00am-2:00am; Fri.: 8:00am-11:30am, 12:00pm-3:00am; Sat.: 9:00am-4:30pm, 6:00pm-3:00am; Sun.: 9:00am-4:30pm, 6:00pm-1:00am
    • BEST FOR

      Breakfast; brunch; lunch; dinner
    • RESERVATIONS

      Highly recommended for tables; not accepted for outdoor seating
    • BAR

      Yes
    • YEAR OPENED

      2000
    • PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTRÉE)

      USD 12-16; USD 18-37
    • NOISE

      Loud
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Tuna nicoise; steak-frites
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Full bar
    • # OF SEATS

      175
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      Yes
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      Yes
    • METRO

      14th St.-8th Ave. (A, C, E, L); 14th St.-7th Ave. (1, 2, 3)
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    VIBE

    Built to echo a Parisian brasserie from the '30s, this hotspot comes with an appropriately “lived in” look. It’s crowded, but no amount of cramped quarters could dissuade us from taking part in this lively social scene, where celebs and hipsters sit elbow-to-elbow, supping on French plates and quaffing signature Pastis cocktails. In the summer, outdoor seating allows for more breathing room (and choice people watching to boot).

    CROWD

    A mix of beautiful people, European expats, savvy tourists, Meatpacking District revelers, and the occasional celeb (Jude Law, Sienna Miller, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Gerard Butler have all been spotted here).

    WHAT WE WOULD WEAR

    Stylish casual; go with jeans, a flattering top, a blazer, chic bag, and statement heels

    GO HERE WITH

    Friends; groups; a date

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    A great spot for a bite among the in crowd. The Meatpacking District location makes this an ideal choice for starting (or finishing) a night on the town or a shopping afternoon. The extended hours (it’s open until 1:00am and sometimes until 2:00am or 3:00am) make this a solid spot for a late night bite.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    The social scene is nice, but the cramped space is not.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    Pastis is the creation of restaurateur Keith McNally, who also has a hand in The Odeon (Tribeca), Balthazar (SoHo), and Schiller’s Liquor Bar (Lower East Side). (Pastis is supposed to be a spin-off of Balthazar.) If you want an outdoor seat, reserve for the dining room and try to “trade up” when you arrive (no reservations accepted for outdoor tables). There is a hopping bar scene (no reservations required), if that’s your bag.

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