Transporting guests to the avenues of Paris, the design invokes the spirit of the original. Special touches, including the iconic curved zinc bar, white subway tiles, and signature red banquettes, are showcased throughout the room. Gold-framed, hand-painted mirrors displaying the daily specials adorn the walls. Unique to Miami is a sprawling outdoor garden and courtyard that allows guests to enjoy the beautiful tropical weather from underneath a stunning enclosed pergola wrapped in black locust, a feature inspired by McNally’s home in Martha’s Vineyard.
Pastis offers crowd favorites such as Onion Soup (delicious even in the heat); Escargots; a selection of Steak Frites; and the perfectly-made Cheeseburger à l’Américaine. New additions to the menu include French regional specialties like Big Eye Tuna Carpaccio dressed in tomato and chili vinaigrette; and Baked Cannelloni filled with ricotta, spinach, ham and parmesan, that bring tastes of the South of France to Florida. Raw bar platters and charcuterie abound. And, bien sûr, what is a night out without bubbles or rose? The list of cocktails, wines, and beer will keep the celebration going all night long.
Keith McNally was born in London and moved to New York in 1975, where he worked in a series of restaurant jobs from oyster shucker to busboy to general layabout. In 1980 he opened his first restaurant, The Odeon. Since then he’s opened Café Luxembourg, Nell’s, Lucky Strike, Pravda, Balthazar, Pastis, Schiller’s, Morandi, Minetta Tavern, Pulinos, Cherche Midi and Augustine, as well as Balthazar in London. He’s written and directed two feature films, End of the Night and Far From Berlin. In 2010 he was mistakenly given the James Beard award for outstanding U.S. Restaurateur.Keith McNally, Partner