Possibly the most authentic Parisian brasserie you’ll find in Manhattan, this gem from restaurateur Keith McNally basically kick-started the now ultra-chic Meatpacking District. Between the red banquettes, scribbled mirrors and brass railings, the space transports you to Paris immediately upon entering. The food is great; just stick to brasserie fare like the Salad Nicoise, Croque Madame, Steak Frites…you get the picture. Make a Reservation.
“Between Balthazar, Pastis and Minetta Tavern, nearly my entire food budget goes to Keith McNally.” – Derek Blasberg (Editor-at-Large, Harper’s Bazaar)
“Keith has always been someone so good at creating a world, an atmosphere and an ambiance unparalleled in the restaurant business. It’s interesting how many restaurants now can be traced back to Pastis and Balthazar.” – Adam Rapoport (Editor-in-Chief, Bon Appetit)