Lovely to sit outside in the warm weather. It's located in a section of NYC called Chelsea. This area is on the west side around the streets that are in the 20's. There are lots of great galleries to visit, all quite close together. A great way to spend a day.
This restaurant was also heavily featured in this seasons "Sex and the city" . I was surprised to see someplace I had so recently been on TV.
This amazing French bistro is in the heart of the hip area, the Meatpacking District. It is in a great location, next to the Hudson river and just a walk from the Village. The inside and outside of the restaurant is cosy and friendly and not-at-all luxurious so that makes you feel very comfortable. We had made a reservation the first time we went there but the second time we just asked for a free table and they were more than happy to serve us. The waitors and waitresses were polite and helpful and the food was absolutely incredible. But the most striking feature of this place is its decoration. There is a lot of wood inside which adds to its friendliness and cosiness. We spent 16 days in New York and we went there twice so that means it made quite an impression on us.
Favorite Dish: Try the Frisée aux Lardonsw/Bacon & a Soft Poached Egg for Hors D'Oevres,
the Seared Organic Salmon w/Lentils, Frisée & Mushrooms in Mustard Sauce as a main course as well as the Coq au Vin. We had white wine (Carafe Maison). And for dessert, we had New York cheese cake.
We arrived here around 9:00 p.m. on a cold December Sunday night, and the place was very lively and warm! Lovely surroundings--French cafe style. The tables were packed in (which added to the coziness), but the waiter was nice enough to pull the table out for easy access when sitting down.
Favorite Dish: Definitely Steak Frites--NY strip steak served with fries, although they are skinny fries instead of the fat steak fries. The Bearnaise sauce served with this was sooooo good. Very creamy and flavorful. Add a glass of Kronenbourg, and you're set.
Just went to Pastis this morning for breakfast and was very happy and more than satisfied with my experience there. They are famous for their brunches on the weekends but as we went on a weekday it wasn't so crowded.
I loved the decor, its like a french bistro; except the bathrooms are much nicer!
Favorite Dish: Try the herbed omelette, it doesn't even need cheese its so good! And, they've got the best french toast I've ever had!
pastis is the restaurant that I always go when I get in the city.it is situated in the meat packing district the trendy area in nyc right now. from early morning to late at night you can grab a bite or sip on anything from the nice selection of wines and spirits they have while you watch the local fauna. this nice spot has a beautyfull decor like a french bistrot from south of france.the crowd often good looking, because a few modeling/casting agencies are nearby, are friendly and easy to chat with. famous people can often be seen there too.the other day I was waiting after this fat guy to use the public phone and it was taking for ever so when he finished is call he turns around and hands me the phone than I noticed it was Toni soprano.
they have nice terrasse on the sidewalk but i don't remember if they let you smoke on it.
brunch on week-end are very good
it's a must go .
Favorite Dish: the croque-monsieur/frites is one of my favorite with the french onion soup.
they also have raw oyster all year long.
Pastis is one in a chain of high class restaurants - the main being Balthazar.
We came here for breakfast on the last day, and I'm disappointed we didn't find it sooner.
Like Balthazar, the owners have gone to extraordinary lengths to make the restaurant look and feel like an early 20th century French bistro - without being tacky. Broken mirrors on the wall are offset by stained and cracked tiling and worn floorboards. Nicotine-stained ceilings are nicely ironic in a city where you can't smoke in public venues.
Was a mellow Sunday morning newspaper vibe when we were there early the first time, but in 2006 at 10.30am on a Sunday it was choas. Expect a wait to get in most times of the day.
I guarantee at least once during your meal you will momentarily think you are in France!
Breakfast menu centred around the simple basics and was great value for money. This place helps make the Meat Packing District one of our favourite NY districts.
Favorite Dish: Full English Breakfast - Sorry to say this was superbly done by Americans in a French restaurant, and beats most fry-ups I've had back in the UK.
Second visit I had the very tasty, but extremely rich, Eggs Hussard. Poached eggs, ham, tomatos, covered in Hollandaise & Bearnaise sauces. A little too exotic when you been up till 2am boozing.
This restaurant is located in the heart of the trendy Meatpacking District in Manhattan. Just like its sister restaurant, Balthazar, Pastis is very crowded on the weekends, especially during brunch time. They serve breakfast on weekdays from 8am-12pm and they open quiet late too, until 2am. The menu has egg items which are good, as well as classic brunch items such as pancakes and french toast. However, the desserts are also good and one of my favorites is Crepe Suzettes, which is two crepes served with Grand Marniere sauce and vanilla ice cream. The menu is classic and stay true to its french essence. For your information, you better have a reservation before you go or you can also wait for a little while, especially if you want to sit on the porch/ outside tables.
Favorite Dish: Croque Madam, Crepe Suzette, Eggs Benedict, and the Brioche French Toast.
Am I in Paris or NYC? Balthazzar's little sister restaurant in the Meat Packing District brings in the fashionistas and the fashion victims. Easier to get a table for lunch than dinner. Food is good and open late.
Favorite Dish: Steak frites with Bernaise sause. Steak tar tar.
Great food, French dishes, great atmosphere, very trendy with lots pf beautiful people and celebs, a bit noisy, very friendly staff, sit outside on a sunny weekend day!
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