Pastis is back!!!!!! Keith McNally’s beloved french bistro has returned to the Meatpacking district and re-opened after it’s 5 year hiatus. He has partnered with another James Beard Awarding winning chef, Stephen Starr, of Le Cou Cou fame. The menu remains the same classic french bistro flare. It is as delicious as ever. I could not resist the artichoke hearts and the mussels in white wine. Both were incredible. But if the incredible menu does not get you there..the scene definitely will. I met my childhood friend Leeann, yes the one who deserted me for Maine, in NYC on Tuesday night. PS The last time she was there in the old location she was with Justin Timberlake!!!!!! Back to our night…We arrived at Pastis 1 hour before our reservation and we were just so happy to chill on the bench by the door, honestly the best seat in the house, until our table was ready The hostesses were so accommodating. They kept coming over telling us they were working on the table. They genuinely cared about us waiting and made it a priority to accommodate us, even though we were the early ones. And this is the “it” new restaurant. Everyone is dying to be seated and they were worried about US!!!! Amazing customer service. The restaurant was crawling with celebrities. Sweet Zac Posen was checking in with us. Keith McNally was in the back with his posse and literally right behind our table was John Legend. Pastis is the hot place of the moment. RUN!!!!!!!!!