Tonight’s the last night to slip into Pastiche Modern Eatery for a couple weeks.

Once the final diners leave, owner Pat Connors plans to close the midtown restaurant for a significant facelift and renovation that will expand the bar area and let in more light to the back end.

“It’s been 16 years. It’s time for a facelift,” said owner Pat Connors. “We’ve been planning this for more than year now.”

Pastiche will close after its last New Year’s Eve diners leave. It will not reopen until Jan. 15, Connors said. (Click here to learn more about New Year’s Eve dining.)

The project will include tearing down a wall that separates the dining room and bar and expanding the bar into a horseshoe shape that cuts into the back end of the dining room.

Connors said the floor plan will change a bit, with six new seats added to the configuration. The work also will light up the backside of the restaurant.

“We’re going to make it more airy,” said Connors.

Connors said he has budgeted just under $100,000 for the project, which is the first major improvement to the restaurant since he opened it in 1998.

Pastiche’s hours will be from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily when it reopens.