Monday, January 26, 2009

Brunch at Pastis

After the Gift show Becky and I met Josh for a very late brunch at Pastis, a favorite restaurant of mine, over in the meatpacking district. It can be said that this bistro is a bit touristy, what isn't in NYC?
I will tell you that is was packed, at 3:30pm- for brunch...  But, it was great. The energy there is high, the staff is always so friendly, (not always the norm in NYC), the food is good, and the people watching is great.

 I felt as though I was in Paris, ( could it have been the euro-crowd?)
 The windows were all fogged up as it was so cold out and the noise was deafening, in a good way.

I really do recommend this restaurant, especially if you are a preppy francophile like me!


OHN said...

Oh why oh why didn't I "know" you before my last trip to NYC?! We were looking for some insider info on great places to eat etc.

I am so jealous...I LOVE NYC! I have always said if I were young, single and very rich, that is where I would be.

Ina J Offret said...

Sounds lovely Preppy! I love the name "Pastis" what does it mean??

Joyce said...

I can tell I would enjoy this restaurant. I haven't been to NY in ages I will need to make a visit one of these days.

Did you order a lot at the show? The Chicago was steady, but not as crowded as in the past.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

Frau said...

How come you never took me there ? You just let me have a pretzel from a venor not special enough for Pastis?

Ronda said...

Sounds really nice, I like the name too. My son and husband took a day trip a couple of weeks ago and spend the night. They had a great time. My son was there for New Years Eve with some friends, and left his J.Crew wool pea jacket at the club. Well, maybe he didn't care, but I sure did!! I called, described the jacket, and said someone would pick it up sometime soon. That's how they ended up there. They stayed in Times Square, and had dinner at a great steak house called Sparks.

Ina J Offret said...

Answered my own question:

Definition of Pastis:

"Similar to absinthe but containing no wormwood.."

now, what is wormwood doing in absinthe??

BRD said...

I love Pastis - I make a point to go there every time I'm in NYC!

Anonymous said...

Now it looks like winter in New Jersey. Had to wear long pants for golf yesterday,but back to the 70's tomorrow and shorts. Would like to have seen on blogg picture of Josh and you in that great restaurant

pve design said...

I love the bathrooms there. The grout is wonderful.
The people watching too.

preppyplayer said...

OHn, that is my retirement fantasy/daydream- to live in NYC.
Ina, good job on the pastis meaning, now I know too.

Joyce, I did not order a lot, but I have plans :)

Lecia, it was!

Frau, I have to save something for each visit!

Ronda, I feel your pain. I asked my son where his suit was recently and he reminded me that he DID lose everything when Katrina hit. For once he had a good excuse as he is notorius for leaving clothing.

BRD, I like to have a favorite go to spot in cities I visit too.

Dad, good job commenting and I will make sure I get a pic next time!

Patricia, I love the bathrooms and the ceiling in the diningroom. The people watching is very interesting. Very european these days. So, cool different fashions to look at.

t.t. millers said...

Where's the snow???