Welcome to Wynwood. Photo courtesy of Pastis

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New York Legend Pastis Opens in Miami


Pastis has officially arrived in Miami.

Already dubbed “the little black dress of restaurants” by the Miami New Times, the New York import is sure to make an impact on its new Wynwood neighborhood, courtesy of two of the most prominent and acclaimed restaurateurs in America in Keith McNally and Stephen Starr.

“Since first watching Miami Vice in the 1980’s, I’ve been desperate to have a vice in Miami. Finally, opening Pastis in Miami I have one,” says McNally.

Here’s the rundown on Miami’s newest blockbuster restaurant.

The Players

McNally and Starr have been behind some of the most influential, successful restaurants along the East Coast.

McNally’s imprint on New York City is indisputable — The Odeon, Balthazar, Minetta Tavern, Schiller’s, and so many more — and Starr has created mega-hits like Philadelphia’s Fette Sau, D.C.’s Le Diplomate, and myriad others.

Here in South Florida, the Starr Restaurants portfolio already includes Makoto and Le Zoo in Bal Harbour and Steak 954 and El Vez in Fort Lauderdale.

And now, there’s a little place called Pastis Miami to add to the list.

Lobster Cobb Salad. Photo courtesy Pastis
Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée with Warm Madeleines Photo courtesy Pastis

The Food

The beauty of Pastis? It always delivers — and then some. Here, the bill of fare bears a strong resemblance to the New York original and hits all the Parisian brasserie classics — and then some: The essential Grand Plateau. Onion Soup. Escargots. Salade Niçoise. Steak Frites. Cheeseburger. Crème Brûlée.

Pastis is open for dinner and weekend brunch. Dinner hours are nightly from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and until midnight on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Weekday lunch will follow.

Scope the full menu here.

The Vibe

Pastis has been one of the important restaurants in New York City for much of the 21st century, a perennial hot spot for celebrity clientele and power players.

But in addition to the well-executed food and drink, it’s the ambiance and design that really make it special: the curved zinc bar, the white subway tiles, the red banquettes, and the gold-framed, hand-painted mirrors.

This Miami outpost — the first Pastis sequel — very much brings that New York formula to a new location, right down to the signature mirrors, created by the same designer as in New York, Robert Padilla.

The one major thing that’s different for Pastis Miami? A massive outdoor garden and courtyard, perfect for the warm weather. Grab that Resy now.