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Restaurant Patois
Restaurant Patois

Restaurant Patois Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://patoisnola.com
  • Phone: (504) 895-9441
  • 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 (504) 615-8646

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Webster St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Restaurant Patois
French inspired cuisine with heavy influence on local fresh ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "This restaurant has a great atmosphere with awesome service and delicious food! TRIPLE THREAT! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Lots of great choices on the menu, something for any discerning tastes. Service was very attentive but not intrusive. Food as good as anywhere in the city. Highly recommended!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We love patois. This was the second visit and we were not disappointed."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Always delicious and great atmosphere! We had a wonderful Father's Day brunch and can't wait to come back soon."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our server was amazing, the food was impeccable, and the restaurant is quiet being tucked away into the neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Patois is not to be missed, and yet most people will. It's located in a cozy historic building in a beautiful Uptown neighborhood. The food is sublime, the service perfect, and the ambience charming."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Went there for a late brunch. Food was amazing. The only thing I wanted but they ran out of was bloody marry mix"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "This was our first time to Patois and we had heard some great things from friends who live in New Orleans. We were not disappointed. We were blown away by the squash blosum appetizer and the sweetbreads. As for the entrees, they were just as impressive. We had the drum fish, rabbit (which is a house specialty and deserved so), and crawfish pasta. They were all outstanding! Add the great ambiance and it all adds up to an amazing night!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Our server Karen was fantastic, engaging, helpful without being intrusive, and very knowledgeable about the menu and the capabilities of the kitchen, which will readily accommodate dietary wishes (gluten-free, etc.). Excellent wine and desserts. Reasonable price for the experience. Extremely fresh ingredients and novel presentation. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My husband and I went on Friday Night. I understand it is more busy than a weeknight. We had reservations and then had to wait at the bar another 25 minutes. Service was great once we were sat. But all of our dishes were lacking flavor. We had a total of 6 dishes and really didnt care for any of them. The meal was just a complete disappointment."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "What a special treat on our date night (after 42 years we are still at it) to indulge in the scrumptious food and elegant service. We regretted not ordering the Soft Shell Crab which filled the plate, but the Fish Almondine and Stuffed Rabbit were above our expectations. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Patois is an excellent find in the Uptown area of the Garden District. Parking is easy on the street and you feel welcome the moment that you enter the door! Food and service was excellent. Our waiter was new but eager to help us and found the answer to any questions that we posed. Only disappointment was dessert which was less than stellar for sure, really mediocre. The apps, salads and entrees really delivered. I would definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Found this nugget of a restaurant online through Jetsetter. The menu is local food stylized for foodies delight. Extensive wine list that did not disappoint. Would definitely return. Location wise, it's on aa path less traveled so ensure you call for a taxi well in advance of leaving if dining on the weekend. Overall, experience not to be missed. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was cold and it seemed that they had trouble keeping up on the weekend...."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This is best restaurant in a city of great ones. It is consistently great too."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I was born and raised in New Orleans but live elsewhere, at present. Whenever I'm back in town, Patois is one of the few places I always try to go. It is spectacular in every way."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This place blew my socks off!! I had middle of the road expectations and may have something to do with my response to the food and service. We started with the gnocchi and octopus, which was a tough choice but I'm happy to say both lived up to all my expectations and set the meal off in the right direction. The octopus was smokey and delicately cooked. The gnoochi was also perfectly cooked but accompanied by delicious lump crab meat. For dinner, we both had the rabbit since it's one of our favorite (and hard to find) proteins. The rabbit was moist and the skin had a perfect crunch! This dish was so perfect that I actually forced myself to order dessert because surely that is going to be heaven as well....and it was!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We came to eat brunch on our anniversary and were highly impressed. We loved it."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I have been wanting to try this restaurant for quite some time and I finally got the chance. To say that it was worth the wait would be a shame because I never should have waited. The restaurant was quaint, the service was friendly and knowledgeable, and the food was exquisite. I won't be wasting any time making another reservation. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Patois is right in our neighborhood and every time we go, we have a great meal--they make fantastic cocktails as well! Fish of the day is always fresh and delicious--everything was top notch. We enjoyed a great Mother's Day brunch there most recently."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Chefs Aaron and Leon are masters in the kitchen. Patois should be on everyone's lists of restaurants to frequent in the city of New Orleans. Everything about the dining experience was awesome and I cant wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Excellent gnocchi appetizer and overall dining experience"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Lives up to the excellent reviews! We had the soft shell crab as an entree. Absolutely wonderful!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I have to agree with others who posted here. The food was good, not great, but enjoyable. The service was not good. We were there almost 2 hours for appetizers, soup and dinner. We skipped dessert because we didn't want to risk our server forgetting us again. We saw an opportunity to get our check and seized it. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Was a little put off when I had to sign a reservation contract (because it was Jazz Fest). $220 cab ride from French Quarter. Food was great! Sodt shell was just in season and was wonderful, as was the gnochi appetizer. Can't wait to get back."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Patois has better food than it's down the block neighbor-Clancy's. Never had a bad meal here. Everything from appetizer's to deserts are consistently good. The snapper almondine was wonderful along with the gumbo & crayfish tamale. Ending the dinner with the snickers desert was fantastic. Good service also. Only thing lacking is a good wine by the glass list."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Patois is a great example of modern New Orleans. It is unpretentious, but the food is very good, and made with a high degree skill. The cocktail list is creative. Tourists don't seem to frequent this area of town, so be prepared for some serious local food. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Patois is in my neighborhood and a favorite. The only negative is one needs to book. The menu is wonderful, always something interesting. If you don't want a major meal then two small dishes are satisfying and yummy. A standout are the lamb ribs as a starter- amazing."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We had an early 6:15 reservation made at last minute. Virtually 2nd or 3rd table in restaurant. Waiter got us water, wine, small basket of bread, brought food and basically disappeared. Never checked to see if we needed anything else like water. Never checked to see if we had any additional needs. And when bill came the charge for the wine was 4 dollars higher than the wine list. Did he/they think I wouldn't notice ? Just to get waiter's attention took 5 minutes. The food: good, not great. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The food at Patois is amazing. The service left something to be desired. We asked for a few more minutes and were not revisited for close to half an hour."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We have taken 3 different sets of out of town guests to Patois in recent months. Each experience was perfect and completely suited to the guests -- all of which were from different states with different tastes and expectations. The staff is highly professional and extremely attentive. The food has been perfectly prepared on each visit -- with everyone, to a person, loving what they ordered. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had an incredible meal at Patois, all from the small plates menu. The gumbo was the best I have ever had. All of the dishes were well balanced, with every component contributing to the success of the whole dish. Service (Cynthia) was friendly, knowledgeable, and contributed significantly to the success of the meal. My highest recommendation for the chef and the staff."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a late reservation and had to wait a few minutes for our table. Every time someone opened the door to the kitchen the amplified the delicious aromas wafting from one end of the restaurant to the next! We had a group of 6 and people sampled just about everything on the menu. Everything was done perfectly! Appetizers the gnocchi and pork belly were the table favorites! For dinner the spare ribs in worcestershire were amazing! The fish was also spectacular. Our waiter took care of our every need, helped us get the right wine for dinner. We have eaten at Patois several times and this was our first time with this waiter. We usually have the tall chap with a beard. Both are great and speaks volumes to the great consistency of service."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The short ribs were succulent and invited slow appreciation. The bananas foster bread pudding was just the right now to end the meal. Our server was knowledgeable but not intrusive (great personality!) And the space was light and comfortable"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Noise was unbearable, but I blame other diners for that. Aaron (chef/owner) gets zero for creativity for vegetarian option which consisted of 5-6 vegetables partially cooked served on a platter; and to add insult to that I was charged $28. Sorry, but won't be returning."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The food and service was fantastic! Not a very big menu, but I think that's what the food is excellent - everything on the menu is a specialty. You can't go wrong! The lamb ribs appetizer (6 ribs - big enough for an entree) is to DIE FOR! For your main course, I would HIGHLY recommend the rabbit! This is a small little restaurant and kind of a hidden gem, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. My ONLY complaint is that my table wasn't ready at my reserved time, but we just sat at the bar for 5-10 minutes and enjoyed some very unique cocktails. Overall, I CANNOT WAIT TO GO BACK!!!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Restaurant Patois was a delightful experience. Our server was quite good - attentive and knowledgable; the food was, for the most part, very good; and the ambiance was quite nice, except for the person at the next table with the painfully loud laugh. The best thing we had were the short ribs, which were excellent. The flounder dish was prepared perfectly. The grouper special was not up the standards of the other two dishes, but was acceptable. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Our dinner was up to Patois's usual standard - very good food and attentive service. I finally got to try the pheasant, of which I had so much. It was really a greast dish - I recommend it! "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We have eaten in the evenings several times, and this was our first brunch at Patois. The oysters were excellent, some of the best I have had. My wife had the pulled pork with a poached egg. The serving was too large, but she had a second meal from it the next day. I had the Fried rabbit with a biscuit and poached egg. It was very good, but the rabbit was a little too dry and tough for me, so I would probably order another egg dish next time. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I work with a NOLA-native and when I asked about any restaurant recommendations, he immediately mentioned Patois. He said it was out of the way and a great local establishment with fantastic food. He wasn't lying. I was there this past weekend with some foodie friends and they loved every part of the experience: the food, the atmosphere, the food, the service, and the food. We sat next to a very nice table of local folks who overheard us talking and wanted to know how our group had found their local haunt as it was one of their favorites and very out of the way for non-New Orleans residents but congratulated us on finding one of the best. This will remain on my must-do's when I get back to New Orleans"
    Dined on 4/20/2014