I've been here a couple times, and it just doesn't do much for me. The in-laws and hubby weren't impressed either. Its beautiful, but the food just didn't quite live up to the elegance... although the prices certainly did.
Posted: 3/15/2012 • Link to this review
Everything at the old location was great! The new location is not so good. The servers are untrained. The food in never completely cooked and it's just not the same. We decided it was a waste of money to go back after 3 bad experiences at the new location.
Posted: 3/11/2011 • Link to this review
Pastis was once my favorite restaurant, and my husband's favorite, but we've lately been really disappointed with it. For years, this has been our go-to place, and we basically went any time we had an excuse to go. However, recently the quality has gone downhill. Servers were previously attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, and the food and wine were always perfect, making the considerable expense well worthwhile. However, we have been there four or five times in the last couple of months and have been very disappointed each time. Servers are now rushed and many seem to have no idea what they are doing. Our recent experiences have included chilled chardonnay served in hot glasses fresh out of the dishwasher, cold, undercooked chicken roulade, filets ordered medium well and served almost raw, and meals served with no silverware on the table with us having to get up and find someone to bring us cutlery so that we could eat our dinner. Not only have our dinners been bad, but we paid around $100 for each of those bad dinners. After expressing our displeasure to a manger recently, we were promised some gift certificates that we never received. We decided to give it one last chance last weekend anyway. The experience was the worst to date, and so Pastis is now off our list
Posted: 3/05/2011 • Link to this review
We had heard nothing but wonderful things about this restaurant and had always wanted to try it. Last night we did, and sadly it was awful. The asparagus salad to start was okay, except that it was really just a pile of arugula with 3 or 4 vegetable peeler thin shavings of asparagus. The hard boiled egg was overcooked to the point of taking on that unpleasant green tinge. Seriously, that's like eggs 101. But it got worse. 30 minutes after clearing our appetizers, our bottle of wine long empty without any inquiry as to whether we'd want more, our entrees arrived. My wife's filet, ordered medium, was bloody cold and rare and my friend's, ordered rare, was medium if not medium well. Not a huge deal, but at $30, a restaurant has to be able to cook a steak to temperature. My sea bass, strongly pushed by the waiter, was the travesty though. Broken into 7 or 8 mushy, undercooked pieces--some almost "smeared" on the plate, I sent it back to find that there was no more sea bass, and they suggested tilapia. Tilapia? For $29? Ended up swapping for tuna, which was okay but quite gristly, on top of undercooked, tough yellow squash. We won't be back.
Posted: 2/21/2010 • Link to this review
I had filet mignon and my husband had the lamb, everything down to the last little detail was amazing!! By far the best food I have ever had. Staff was knowledgeable about the menu and wines.
Posted: 11/12/2009 • Link to this review
Nice location and good ambiance but below average food. It is actually really bland. I dont really get the big deal. My whole dinner party was dissapointed by the food. The service was also pretty bad. They rushed us through our meal rush us even though the restaurant was empty. I felt like I was in the army. Our waiter also had a really bad attitude - not sure what his problem was. The host was nice though. Dont think I will return
Posted: 5/15/2009 • Link to this review
After making reservations to dine, we were told we would have a wait. Seated at the bar, my husband asked to order a white wine for me. The female bartender poured a "blush," (white zinfandel) then tried to insist that it was a "white." Please. We weren't just bused in from the convent. Her subsequent mocking was added insult, but it seems Pastis is so "popular" that customers can be ridiculed. The final blow upon a bruise? The cost for the glass of "wine" (and I use that term loosely considering what it was) was $8.00. For a glass of the 1980's version of Boone's Farm Apple Wine. We found another lovely restaurant that was glad to serve us four-star dining without the beer-budget attitude.
Posted: 2/20/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
Never gotten a bad meal here and absolutely love the atmosphere and location. Great to sit on the porch and look over historic roswell.
Posted: 10/18/2007 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
My husband took me to Pastis last night for our 5yr wedding anniversary. The food, service, and ambiance were great. When we arrived, we were immediately greeted by the host (owner?) who was French. He was very friendly and made sure to ask how our experience was on our way out after dinner. I'll definitely go back.
Posted: 9/02/2007 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
i just had lunch there with a first date, very romantic,sexy(maybe that was the man i was with)great place to feel relaxed and as he said loosen up..thanks for a GREAT FIRST DATE!!!
Posted: 5/14/2007 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
I read all the reviews and can see everyone has their own view of Pastis. I certainly don't go there to get picked up - got my own boyfriend! But I know that it's a great place for those who are looking. Ali & Ron are the best bartenders anywhere. They start making two French Martinis the moment we walk in the door! And, yeah, I get my two kisses from Cyril (he's French, but they're not French kisses!) The Friday night band is the greatest. They play all the great Baby Boomer hits.
Posted: 3/21/2007 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review