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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 WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "A true neighborhood gem with food that is always delicious. Warm, relaxed atmosphere and a great place to have an evening out!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Had a lovely brunch. Food and service were great. Lamb ribs were delicious. Drinks were thoughtful and tasty. I would recommend it"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Lives up to the excellent reviews! We had the soft shell crab as an entree. Absolutely wonderful!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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
  • "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