We love to dine out in New York City especially late at night in the Summer time. The streets are filled with happy locals and tourists who really enjoy the great weather and by 9:00 PM it is usually just perfect.

Steak Frites with Béarnaise

Located in Manhattan’s Meat Packing District Restaurateur Keith McNally’s Pastis is a hot spot which features hearty Provencal dishes that you can enjoy while dining either indoors or outdoors. There is a Full Bar which serves specialty cocktails, an extensive global list of Wines by the bottle or glass and is also great for people watching. We sat at their long communal table, ordered a bottle of 2007 M & E Roblin Sancerre Rouge, nibbled on the fabulous Balthazar Bread and eagerly awaited our appetizers.


Chicken Liver & Foie Gras Mousse


You must have their Chicken Liver & Foie Gras Mousse which was creamy, decadent and excellent. Both the spicy Steak Tartare and the Grilled Sardines on toast were also superb. The Entrée that we loved was the classic Steak Frites with Béarnaise which was prepared perfectly. We were intrigued by the Grilled Lamb Steak entrée but found it disappointing. We all did love the Gratin Dauphinois side dish. Desserts were delightful! We enjoyed a classic Crepes Suzette and a rich Warm Chocolate Cake. Pastis Restaurant in New York City is a worthy destination for French Bistro fare and a fun time!

By Carol & Joe Davis 


Pastis Restaurant

9 Ninth Avenue

(at Little West 12th Street)

New York, N.Y. 10014