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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
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We thought the food was excellent. Will come back during our next visit to New Orleans."
    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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The ambience and service are still great, but the food is no longer worth the high prices."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Fried rabbit was particularly good for Sunday morning brunch"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    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