The iconic brasserie beloved by the famous faces of the city closed in 2014 to general woe and displeasure. But McNally is bringing it back to the very same neighborhood it helped to shape since its opening in 1999. The new location, steps from the original and with a similar square footage, is at 52 Gansevoort Street.
Don't expect a complete recreation of the original however, as McNally plans to create something quite different for Pastis' reincarnation with fellow James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr (Le Coucou, Upland) brought on board to oversee operations. Pastis features elements similar to the original such as the restaurant’s classic curved zinc bar outfitted with signature subway tiles, mosaic-tiled floor and vintage mirrors.
Expect to find the classic and hearty moderately-priced bistro fare Pastis was known for, with a menu that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with handwritten daily specials.