Pastis, the beloved French brasserie in New York City’s Meatpacking District, is finally ready to be resurrected in a new home, owner Keith McNally has confirmed.
The restaurant, which drew clients like Anna Wintour, Sarah Jessica Parker, and even David Bowie, was forced to close in February 2014, with McNally pledging to rebuild Pastis in the same space “as soon as construction is finished.”
More than a year later, McNally has confirmed that Pastis will return to the Meatpacking District, though the new restaurant will be around the corner from its original Ninth Avenue home, on Gansevoort Street.
Furthermore, although the restaurateur is likely hoping to retain his upscale clientele, he does not plan to duplicate the original restaurant. “I'll be changing Pastis and it'll be quite different,” McNally told DNAinfo. “I wouldn't be interested in reproducing the old Pastis. This is a very different time.”
The updated Pastis, with a slated opening of 2017, will feature a “look and menu and style of food [that] will be quite different from that of the old Pastis,” McNally confirmed.