Pastis: Pioneering Meatpacking Eatery to Shut?

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What’s to become of a Meatpacking District pioneering eatery? Pastis is a restaurant responsible for putting this high-end NYC neighborhood on the map. (Not literally – there’s city planners that actually do that.) In 1999, "Meatpacking pioneer" Keith McNally opened the restaurant’s doors – taking great pains to reproduce a 1930s Parisian brasserie; adorning the establishment with items found at overseas flea markets. People were happy. Children were smiling. Onion Soup Gratinee was served. Life seemed good…

Now the whip comes down; Pastis may be shutting it’s doors – and also closing once those doors are shut! This maneuver could take effect as early as January 1st; basically the restaurant is laying off 200 employees on that date; just read between the entrees to figure out what’s going on.

So last call on Seared Organic Salmon (with baby spinach); final orders on Moules Frites au Pernod ($23). Remember what Raymond Chandler once said: “To say goodbye is to die a little – and boy does Pastis serve a great Grilled Chicken Paillard!" Check please…