Miami has become quite the hotspot for outpost of wildly successful NYC eateries. The latest one heading to the Magic City is Parisian-style bistro, Pastis, the famous Meatpacking District restaurant that has been a go-to for French fare and celeb spotting nearly 15 years. The restaurant is expected to open summer of 2022 at 380 NW 26th Street.
Brought to the city by James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr and Keith McNally, the 8,000 square-foot Miami outpost will be designed by McNally alongside Ian McPheely of Paisely Design, and will boast the same “time-worn Parisian bistro” feel that its New York City counterpart features. Expect wood planks, dark banquettes, and the restaurant’s curved zinc bar, backdropped by subway tile, vintage mirrors with handwritten daily specials, and mosaic-tiled floor.
“For the last few years, I’ve had my eye on Wynwood. I’ve witnessed the vibrant and artistic neighborhood transform into a booming cultural hub with an incredible dining scene. People want great food, energy, and a great location; Pastis Miami will be a perfect addition to the community,” said Starr. “Since opening my first South Florida restaurant in 2009, I’ve watched the culinary scene explode in this amazing high-energy region - I’m thrilled to be a part of its growth and success over 12 years later.”
Pastis originally debuted in Manhattan in 1999 by McNally, and quickly became a hip dining destination that would be a constant hub for A-list sightings. It shuttered in 2014 — due to the building it was occupying being sold — with McNally vowing for it to return to the neighborhood once more. Alas it did in the summer of 2019 along with a new operator, Starr, joining the team. The space still remains a constant celeb magnet serving up French classics like tuna crudo, steak tartare, onion soup, snails with garlic butter, lobster frites, trout amandine, grilled lamb steak, filet au poivre, and a croque madame the Eater NY food critic Robert Sietsema called “one of the best in town.”