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Pastis Restaurant & Bar

928 Canton St. (Alpharetta Hwy.) Send to Phone
770-640-3870 | Menu
Provence's anise-flavored liqueur, Pastis, lends its name to this lively bistro.

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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
Bar open late Fri.-Sat.
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Pastis Restaurant & Bar Restaurant Review

: Classic French bistro fare is the stock in trade for this long popular suburban venue, established in 1998. Taking its name from the eponymous Provençal anise-flavored liqueur, the restaurant Pastis offers a cozy, romantic atmosphere in a historic building whose many antique details contribute to the ambience. Although we lament the absence of tentacles, the rings-only calamari, the restaurant's signature appetizer, is crisp and nicely complemented by a light-bodied, slightly spicy tomato sauce and a zingy sriracha aïoli. Mussels are classically prepared. We like most of the tartines, but especially the one with tapenade, bearing a single black olive slice on top. Try the duck and chicken liver mousse and the lamb chop lollipops, too. Main dishes yield good results, particularly the bison short rib with mashed potatoes, a portion that could be shared. The chef's daily pasta and the braised lamb shank also provide warm experiences. Pastis' bread is much improved over what was offered on an earlier visit, and crème brûlée is the best choice among desserts, but the mousse au chocolat was not as dark and intense as we had hoped. The wine list is respectable, although not exciting, and provides choices at a variety of price points. For after dinner, naturally it's Pastis, which is featured in a long list of cocktails.



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