6078 Laurel St.
New Orleans, LA 70118Neighborhood:
FrenchPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://patoisnola.com/
- Phone: 5048959441
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: French, Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Aaron Burgau
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
- Catering: Decided at the restaurant's discretion
- Private Party Facilities: Private functions are an option on Monday and Tuesday for a price depending on the number of guests and cuisine requested.
- Private Party Contact: Leon 5046158646
A word from Restaurant Patois
French inspired cuisine with heavy influence on local fresh ingredients.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
- Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
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Restaurant Patois reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since July 3, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (90)fit for foodies (83)special occasion (53)romantic (48)great for brunch (42)hot spot (20)great for lunch (19)notable wine list (16)good for groups (9)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
- Fantastic!OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 10/25/2014What a great night! Thank you, Shannon, for setting up a table for 12 (that ended up being 10). The service was impeccable and the food followed suit. A great night all around!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Patoisrnc1Dined on 10/25/2014Had a lovely meal celebrating a birthday. The food was great and the wine went well with what we had.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- PatoisnooneVIPDined on 10/19/2014Some friends from the UK were in town so we took them to Patois to experience a traditional New Orleans Sunday brunch. The food was outstanding - although our friends have visited New Orleans many times, they were very impressed with the innovative cuisine and the quality of the food and the service. All in all, a wonderful meal.Special Features:
- Brunch on SundayLizStelzDined on 10/19/2014We had a lovely brunch on Sunday October 19th at Patois. One of the special appetizers on the menu was pate and it was delicious - mild and creamy. The beet salad was very good. For an entree we had the fried rabbit which was perfectly, lightly fried with good seasoning. The service was very good and the ambiance was relaxed. I would recommend Patois.Special Features:
- very very good!!!snoboardin69Dined on 10/18/2014the food was great!! the wine was excellent!! seevice was outstanding!! everything about this place is amazing!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- delish date night!NOLAGURLDined on 10/18/2014delightful tasty meal with lovely wine and creative desserts!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Date Night FunReturneeDined on 10/17/2014Great place to dine without the hassle of driving into Downtown. Food and service better than most uptown locations. One tip dine early evening before place fills up. Food service was excellent (not rushed just right) and noise level tolerable. We have returned to live in New Orleans after living outside of the State for fourth years. Nice to see the old neighborhood offer such great dining experiences.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Misleading Hype1unhappypatronDined on 10/17/2014Very over-priced lunch for small quantities of average food. Beet salad $13.50 for 4 thin slices of beet, 5 thin slices of apple, 7 hazelnuts, and less than a 1/2 ounce of farmer's cheese. This was a great disappointment!
- PeterBPeterBDined on 10/11/2014Terrific! Wonderful food, friendly atmosphere, but what made the evening was the service. All the service staff, from hostess, to waitress, to bartender/general manager were great, making us feel welcome and happy to be there. We dined on the lower level, where the bar is located. Seems more casual, more informal, and also more fun. Very busy throughout our meal. The food is creative and well prepared. There's always some great new cocktails. Wine list selections pair well with the food. Best of all though is the staff. Highly recommend Patois!Special Features:
- Absolutely amazingAjb4lsuDined on 10/11/2014The food was AMAZING, and so was the service. This was our first stop on honeymoon and was well worth the price. The overall experience was great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- neighborhood gemnicknameVIPDined on 10/11/2014Patois continues to have great specials that complement the small regular menu. Special dumpling soup was excellent. Pompano is a fish I always love in New Orleans and it was done very well. The service was great. This is a loud place so come for the food, not conversation.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great neighborhood vibesilverpalateVIPDined on 10/9/2014We enjoyed our meal very much. The more adventurous of us got rabbit and octopus and were very happy. The pumpkin soup was delicious and velvety smooth. Nice steak dish too. Loved the intimate ambiance and the uptown location.Special Features:
- lovelymew2150Dined on 10/9/2014we have dined at patois multiple times. it has been consistently excellent. not inexpensive but worth the price if you like superb food.Special Features:
- Honest Food, Honest HospitalityMeLikeFoodDined on 10/1/2014Sultry space with a smoker out front hitched to a truck that smelled like bourbon soaked heaven. Our waitress was patient with us as we asked a ton of questions. The food was scrumptious. The frog legs with Vietnamese caramel: ginormous and succulent. My wife had the chitarra and I had the rabbit- which blew my fragile mind. They stuff it with boudin, wrap it in crispy chicken skin and serve it with a smokey kale that is still lovingly lingering in my mind. We had an opportunity to talk a little bit with Lorenzo, their GM, and Leon, one of the chefs. Their obvious love of food and hospitality was a thing of beauty to experience. My wife and I are on our honeymoon and they gave us a beautiful memory we'll always cherish.Special Features:
- KevinOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 9/27/2014Interesting menu, very good food, great service, but loud.Special Features:
- Great nightOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/26/2014Sat at the bar for a pre dinner drink, service from there to the table was great! Bartender came up with a delicious mock tail for me and our waitress had great suggestions.Special Features:
- Another great mealKsantiquerDined on 9/24/2014Patois never ceases to provide a great dining experience. It is so consistant with quality and flavor. They have upped their desserts to match Aaron's great meals!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- mehazucDined on 9/21/2014went for brunch and found the mimosas, which were not bottomless, of average quality, small in volume, and over priced at $12 each. This place is quaint and cozy in a garden district neighborhood, but I found the food and service not particularly note worthy -- i.e. it doesn't say, "I must come back." Experienced significant sticker shock when I got my bill.
- Wonderful food but very loudSSFoodDined on 9/20/2014It has been a few years since our last visit, and the moment I stepped in the door I remembered why we stopped eating at Patois. Its ridiculously loud. It really is a shame because the food is outstanding, the wine list fun, service is great, the pricing excellent (not cheap by any means but considering the quality it is excellent ). It's a bit of a drive for us to get there and I would say its worth it but not if they can not reduce the noise level. It really takes away from what should be one of the top restaurants in New Orleans. So sad.Special Features:
- Disappointing experienceOldFoodie12Dined on 9/20/2014Although the restaurant was very attractive snd the Waite staff was excellent, the ftimks from the bar were bland and boring. While attractively presented, the foot was very bland except for the cold smoked pork chop that had an overpowering smoked taste. Being brined it should have been tender but was not. For the price, we were very disappointed.Special Features:
- Great food,away from tourist crowdGustaveDined on 9/11/2014A New Orleans gem, away from the French Quarter in a quiet neighbourhood. Great food (fresh drum amandine) and fantastic deserts (spectacular bananas foster bread pudding).Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Superbnola3Dined on 9/3/2014This was a great find. Our food was amazing and the staff was so nice.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Brunch at PatoisNewOrleansFoodLoverVIPDined on 8/31/2014Had a marvelous brunch at Patois. Awesome burger with egg!Special Features:
- Awesome!martygrawVIPDined on 8/31/2014Everything was perfect. Seated on time. Our server was delightful and we had questions and she did a great job answering them. Food is fresh, just the right portions and very, very Good. Gumbo and omlets and fish were all Excellent choices for our groupSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Simply the bestDrelaDined on 8/30/2014Discovered Patois three years ago and keep coming back! love it here.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Patois is a must visitPensioneBarrettDined on 8/30/2014Wonderful meal, fine setting, attentive, knowledgeable staff. A little pricier than anticipated, but worth it.Special Features:
- Allways PerfectugonnaeatthatDined on 8/29/2014It's impossible to have a bad meal at Patois. Try. I dare you. The service never fails. As a local, one of my top three restaurants in the city.Special Features:
- Great ChoiceAllisonDined on 8/28/2014Patois offered a nice selection for its Coolinary menu this year! Excellent presentation and very flavorful! The almond-crusted drum was cooked perfectly, and the slightly smaller portion was perfect for the prix fixe special! A fine value!Special Features:
- food was a bit disappointingNativeleafVIPDined on 8/22/2014The restaurant was busy and loud, but the staff noticed we were having trouble hearing each other they moved us to another table. The service was fine and attentive. My salad, however, was less than optimal. The shrimp were overdone and a bit tasteless, although the melon was very good. We had the short ribs with fries for our entree and did not like them at all. They had a bitter taste and were very chewy. Probably would steer folks away from this choice.
- NOLA fine diningABottleofRedDined on 8/22/2014We thought the food was excellent. Will come back during our next visit to New Orleans.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- This Patois isn't Common at AllKBLargoDined on 8/22/2014Patois means the dialect of the common people of a region. There is nothing common about this Patois. For an app we had the sizzling octopus. We usually get octopus grilled, but this wonderful, served in a crazy-hot iron skillet with lots of tomatoes and peppers. For a salad we had the crispy duck confit. Pickled peach vinaigrette dressing was fabulous and the duck leg was crispy so that the fatty parts were gone. For a soup we had the gumbo. It was super-rich and very tasty. While it was very good, it didn’t quite reach the heights of the other dishes. For entrees we had the gulf shrimp on chitarra pasta and the pork shop. Both were outstanding. For dessert we ended up with the “Snickers” and the peanut butter cup--delicious.Special Features:
- Not worth the moneyPz400Dined on 8/20/2014The ambience and service are still great, but the food is no longer worth the high prices.Special Features:
- cschellDined on 8/20/2014I have frequented Patois since it opened and since then it has been a favorite. It's a beautiful space with owners who have attention to detail, work hard and present fantastic fare. It appears to have it's former owner, Mr. Norby's, blessing. The rabbit in all of its variations is a hit, as is the pheasant. Keep up the great work!Special Features:
- JitterbuggyDined on 8/17/2014Fried rabbit was particularly good for Sunday morning brunchSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful foodKat1022Dined on 8/16/2014Wonderful food and charming atmosphere. Definitely some of the best food I have had in Nola. The sauces were divine and not overpowering. We shared two appetizers, the gnocchi with crab and the shrimp with fried grits and both were outstanding. Each of us tried a different entree, short ribs, rabbit, snapper, and pork chop. All of them were excellent. But the short ribs were the obvious winner with the house made worstershire sauce and handcut shoestring fries. Barely had room for dessert! Definitely will be trying Patois again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- delicious food, frosty servicenolarepatVIPDined on 8/14/2014The food at Patois is delicious... truly excellent special-occasion food, particularly the appetizers and desserts. However, my party of 3 was disappointed in the service, which was some of the worst service I've had at a fine-dining establishment in the city. Our waitress was frosty-cold, unfriendly, never smiled the entire meal, even as we tried our best to be friendly and warm. Questions were answered with one-word responses and she seemed eager to spend as little time at our table as possible. Her attitude cast a pallor over our meal, and made me reluctant to go back to Patois.Special Features:
- Always Great!CostaDined on 8/13/2014A true neighborhood gem with food that is always delicious. Warm, relaxed atmosphere and a great place to have an evening out!Special Features:
- Delicious Creative Food. Excellent!KSuzanneDined on 8/9/2014The food was fantastic. We especially loved the ceviche with popcorn. It was an unexpected combination but really turned out to be delicious. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and very friendly. We will definitely be going back to Patois regularly.Special Features:
- Always Worth GoingVJNolaYatDined on 8/9/2014Always had enjoyable dinners at Patois. This night must have been an off night...the salmon appetizer was excellent!! - Extremely good! The gumbo was disappointing (could taste the flour and the oysters were too soft). Gulf shrimp salad was yummy. The drum fish entree was outstanding. The peach sorbet was just OK. Felt a little rushed as we were early seating...but overall we love Patois.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great except for one thing!lovelocalDined on 8/8/2014We had absolutely no complaints except that I secured this reservation under the Open Table advertisement for the Coolinary Special. The fact that Patois did not honor this special on weekends was never mentioned when I made the reservation for a Fri nite. This is probably more a problem with Open Table than the restaurant, but please know that it did not start out our evening very well when we found out.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.