Restaurant Patois
Restaurant Patois

Restaurant Patois

  • 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

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 WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Restaurant Patois reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (88)fit for foodies (78)romantic (53)special occasion (52)great for brunch (44)great for lunch (22)hot spot (20)notable wine list (19)good for groups (15)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Honest Food, Honest Hospitality
    MeLikeFood
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Sultry 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kevin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Interesting menu, very good food, great service, but loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Sat 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:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great meal
    Ksantiquer
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Patois 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh
    azuc
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    went 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food but very loud
    SSFood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing experience
    OldFoodie12
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Although 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:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food,away from tourist crowd
    Gustave
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    A 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    nola3
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This was a great find. Our food was amazing and the staff was so nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch at Patois
    NewOrleansFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had a marvelous brunch at Patois. Awesome burger with egg!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    martygrawVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Everything 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 group
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best
    Drela
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Discovered Patois three years ago and keep coming back! love it here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patois is a must visit
    PensioneBarrett
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful meal, fine setting, attentive, knowledgeable staff. A little pricier than anticipated, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Choice
    Allison
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Patois 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was a bit disappointing
    NativeleafVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOLA fine dining
    ABottleofRed
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We thought the food was excellent. Will come back during our next visit to New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This Patois isn't Common at All
    KBLargo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Patois 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the money
    Pz400
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The ambience and service are still great, but the food is no longer worth the high prices.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cschell
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I 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:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jitterbuggy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Fried rabbit was particularly good for Sunday morning brunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    Kat1022
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wonderful 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food, frosty service
    nolarepatVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The 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:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great!
    Costa
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    A true neighborhood gem with food that is always delicious. Warm, relaxed atmosphere and a great place to have an evening out!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Creative Food. Excellent!
    KSuzanne
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Worth Going
    VJNolaYat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Always 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:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great except for one thing!
    lovelocal
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place for lunch
    BridgetVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We arrived on time and seated right away. The restaurant was about half full. Our waitress asked if we wanted some brioche. I said yes, and it was so good. I had the veal pastrami sandwich. It came with fries. The sandwich was delicious, and fries too. I could only eat half, brought the rest home. My daughter had the gnocchi and the tuna cerviche, which was on the special menu. Both were very good. Great place for a nice, delicious lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood jewel
    uptown4yummy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    One of my favorite Uptown restaurants for brunch,lunch,or dinner. I love introducing friends to it because Patois is not only charming but has an amazing menu with foods from local fresh markets. It never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as big a deal as they think
    JMNOLAVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    There was absolutely nothing at all wrong with our dinner but I wonder what the big deal is. Everything was fine. Food was pretty good or better. The service was terrific. No flies on any aspect of the dinner..............but it seems that the ownership seems to have an overly hight opinion of mose aspects of Patois. There are too many fine restaurants in this city to get particularly excited about this one.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but pricey
    LGDman
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We went there for a birthday dinner and the food was quite good, albeit a tad pricey ($200 for two people with two drinks apiece). The noise was louder than we would have liked but not overwhelming. Drapes would have been a nice touch to absorb some of that sound.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just right
    nolastasher
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food is creative but not crazy. Service is friendly and capable. Energetic atmosphere, but not too loud to have a conversation while you eat. Desserts are small but interesting. A favorite with Uptown locals, but visitors are quite welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • exceptional service
    cubsfanatic1VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was terrific as was the ambiance. But what stood out most was the service. They didn't have the alcohol I wanted so they ran up the block to another restaurant to get it. I was truly impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great neighborhood restaurant
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Patios continues to serve very good meals in a neighborhood setting. This place can be loud when busy, but the service and good are excellent. The nightly specials are very good, and they have an excellent sunday brunch as well. worth the trip even with tough parking.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patois is amazin!
    ekmek
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food is absolutely fabulous. Pork cop was heavenly. Tomato and watermelon salad--wow! The craft cocktails are phenomenally good and complex. Very interesting and tasty. The service is excellent. Chef Burgau came out and talked with us. I highly, highly, highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • True to it's name...Patois
    Singer
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Any language considered "nonstandard".. This restaurant truly is any food "nonstandard". Our meal began with freshly harvested morel mushrooms, picked the day before, over toasted bread with a white sauce - absolutely outstanding!. The homemade pasta with shrimp, the fresh snapper with crab and shrimp - all the freshest and beautifully prepared - melted in your mouth with bursts of delicious flavors. And, they have their own vegetable/herb garden. The desert, banana pudding bread pudding...well, you get the idea. This is our 3rd trip to Patois and will not be our last. It is a little corner that needs to be discovered by everyone! And say "hello" to Aaron, the Chef and Owner. He enjoys getting to know his customers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Had a lovely brunch. Food and service were great. Lamb ribs were delicious. Drinks were thoughtful and tasty. I would recommend it
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent menu & service
    GrapeDrank
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    Karohlynn
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This restaurant has a great atmosphere with awesome service and delicious food! TRIPLE THREAT! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing... Again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We love patois. This was the second visit and we were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ESGuidry
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.