Pastis is the unrivaled bistro-of-the-moment in the Meatpacking District.
The service is breezy, down to earth and professional. The food is good, but far from great. You'll enjoy your meal most if you stick to bistro staples. The wine list boasts predominately French wines by the bottle, but also refreshing wines by the carafe.
The restaurant is split into two rooms. The front room hosts a bar - Walk-ins and those who were not lucky enough to get reservations eat in this room. The rear dining area, away from the milling bodies, has nice touches like mahogany trims, wooden tabletops, and tea towels for napkins to complete the old-style brasserie feeling.
A great place to go to for great fun and good food.