Gritty, Sexy, $13 Million French Bistro Pastis Opens in Union Market Today
Stephen Starr and Keith McNally bring their popular Meatpacking District bistro to DC.
The restaurant shares a timeless Parisian vibe and elevated bistro menu with its New York flagship (and newer location in Miami), though the DC locale will have its own identity. The DC menu pays homage to the original Pastis by bringing back some of its American and Eastern European dishes. For example, you’ll find Caesar salad, wiener schnitzel, potato pierogies, and chicken kiev on the Union Market menu. Popular classics will also carryover, including steak frites, escargots, onion soup, and duck confit.
NYC-Born Pastis, Le Dip’s ‘Grittier Brother,’ Swings Open in D.C.
The beloved French bistro by mega restaurateurs Keith McNally and Stephen Starr arrives in Union Market.
At the starry new dining addition to the booming Union Market district (1323 4th Street NE), timeless Parisian glamour meets beef Bourguignon and glasses of Bordeaux in a refurbished warehouse space that speaks to the trend-setting legacy of Pastis.
NYC's glam Pastis is now open near Union Market
How do you take an iconic New York City restaurant, revive it, and clone it? That’s the challenge power-duo restaurateurs Keith McNally and Stephen Starr have embraced with Pastis, which opens today in D.C.’s Union Market District. On your plate: Brasserie classics, sure — an au poivre burger, French onion soup — but also plates like potato pierogies, wiener schnitzel, and chicken kiev. The latter is a nod to Starr’s late NYC restaurant Verōnika, “where we perfected it.”
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That’s the magic of Pastis and the reason behind its continued success: No matter what time of day you dine — or whether you’re having a seafood tower and a bottle of champagne or a simple beer and frites — the service is impeccable, the atmosphere is warm, and the food and drink consistently wonderful.