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Pastis Restaurant & Bar Restaurant Review: Named for the anise-flavored liqueur popular in Provence, this suburban outpost of French cooking has clocked many years of success. For starters, we suggest the rings-only calamari with a lively if light-bodied, slightly spicy tomato sauce and a zingy aïoli. Tasty mussels are classically prepared. Entrées include a variety of pastas, such as the vegetarian penne with a Gorgonzola cream sauce and lots of fresh mushrooms. At lunch or brunch, we like the croque monsieur, to which you may append a pair of soft-poached eggs if having the dish for brunch. Seafood fans should check out the catch of the day. French touches are everywhere, with a Camembert soufflé, confit of duck and chicken Cordon Bleu. Dessert showcases the classics, such as crème brûlée. One thing that needs serious attention is the bread. The wine list is respectable, although not exciting whatsoever, but provides quaffs at a variety of price points, and there’s plenty of Pastis on hand for after dinner.