On February 28th, Pastis will shut down for at least a year for a renovation. Since 1999, the Manhattan institution has been a popular favorite among models, celebrities, editors and artists. It’s a piece of Paris right in the Meatpacking District, where you know you can get the best martini along with breads that take you back to France (foodies: that’s a real rarity in the States).
Officialized on Pastis’ Facebook, “Hi all, UPDATE ON OUR CLOSING DATE. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28TH, 2014. Pastis will be closing temporarily so that our landlord can proceed with his renovation and expansion of the building. We anticipate the construction will take about a year. Our plan is to reopen Pastis as soon as construction is finished. Hopefully, in the beginning of 2015. Thanks and hope to see you soon.”
There’s been discrepancies recently about what will actually happen once Pastis reopens. The blog Thirsty NYC is sharing the news that Pastis will, in fact, reopen down the block while the current space will be “Restoration Hardware Hotel”. As in, the furniture store? However the rumors will unfold, one thing for sure, we’re going to miss Pastis, especially those flutes of champagne accompanying our iconic New York brunches.
Here are nine other things we’ll be dreaming about during its renovation:
1. Those gorgeous tiles that belong in every Parisian brasserie, except this one is only a cab ride away.
2. The to-die-for Croque-Madame drenched in melted cheese and cooked in perfection.
3. Oh! That classy mirror menu. Don’t lie, you tried to blow out that DIY at home.
4. The hottest steak and fries, oops sorry, “frites”, in Meatpacking district.
5. Those mad after parties during New York Fashion Week. Daaamn!
6. Breads that taste like they’re actually French.
7. A flawless bar that serves up a freaking good dirty martini. Or any kind of martini, for that matter!
8. Those moments that you realize celebrities love their Pastis Bar Steak with Maitre D’ Butter just like us! Hold up, but why can’t we fit into the same skinny jeans? #StruggleFest
9. How that hint of Paris stands still in the perfect storm. We’ll miss you, Pastis!