Patois

4.7
26 Reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean
West Ashley's newest neighborhood restaurant, Patois, introduces diners to an array of diverse, colorful and refreshing cuisine for lunch and dinner inspired by Chef Mike Fitzhugh's travels around the world.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 26 people are saying
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4.8
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4.5
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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Bemf
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Hostess and server were great but the food was so oversalted that it was nearly inedible. Maybe the chef had an off night but we won't be returning to find out. Really wanted to like this place but left very disappointed and honestly had the taste of salt in our mouths for the rest of the evening

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary weekend excursion.

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BethV
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Relaxed, casual atmosphere, friendly attentive staff and terrific food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible—one of the best meals we’ve had in Charleston in the last year and superior to most of the posh high-end restaurants around town. Plus our host and server were amazing.

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JessieP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! Great vibes and even better food. I had the Cuban and it was perfect.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ease of reservation, ambiance/environment (outdoors) and food were all top notch. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Quickly seated. Very good explanation of the menu. Appetizer of fresh peaches, cheese and pickled onions was unusual and flavorful. Tile fish with local vegetables was excellent. Chicken dish was tender and sauce had a nice kick. Looking forward to bar opening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great waiter, and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service.

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Fritzwaid
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very charming in every way … excellent flavors , presentation, ambiance , and service .. highly recommend.. a great neighborhood find .

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EmilyM
Poconos
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, wonderful staff, and great ambiance. Patois is a must-dine!

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Queen222
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The restuarant was lovely. Bright, clean and pleasant to dine. The noise level was low and it made the experience more comfortable. The food was a bit disappointing especially the cevische. The staff was exceptional- friendly, generous and made you feel at home.

I would try it again.

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Becks
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Patois, my boyfriend has several dietary restrictions (dairy, gluten) and their menu was very accommodating to his needs without compromising on flavor! We'll be back!

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fetesuzette
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Appetizers were phenomenal; entrees were very disappointing. The server was excellent and gracious; the cooks carried on a long, loud, inappropriate, and intrusive conversation throughout our dinner.

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Savi
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional. Our group of 6 ordered 6 different appetizers and 6 different entrees and we loved everything. We shared it all. We also enjoyed the flan and key lime cheesecake for dessert and raved. Nicely done. We had the opportunity to thank the chef directly. We will definitely be back multiple times. So good.

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Piya
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patois was a nice break from the hustle and bustle of dt Charleston. The ambience was nice and so was the service. Everyone was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant! I will definitely be returning and bringing friends!

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vipKennyH
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Patois - we look forward to many returns!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and creative. Host, owner and chef all greeted us to make sure we were happy. Worth getting away from the downtown crowds.

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vipRobert
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a new restaurant and still seems fairly unknown. It was a bit difficult to find due to the lack of a sign out front. The food was excellent. Everything was fresh, well prepared and had lots of taste. In addition, the chef is obviously quite talented based on how interesting the flavors were. The watermelon salad, shrimp ceviche, swordfish, ceaser salad, rice puddimg and flan all exceeded expectations. The only item we ordered that was less than excellent was the steak which had great taste but was tough. The service was also friendly and attentive.

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JeffreyW
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went with two friends. I had the chicken and they had the flank steak. We all enjoyed and found the food to be flavorful and the service to be top-notch. Did not have any problem getting a seat.

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ChristieF
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First I have to say that the peach salad with avocado mousse is amazing..dreaming about
it!! I had the pork dish and it was melt in your mouth tender and very flavorful. My husband had the fresh snapper and it too was flavorful with yummy spiced beans. Our only ding would be the steak that my son had as it was a bit tough. You need to get your reservation now and pat yourself on the back for a wonderful dining choice.

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vipChrisL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, amazing Cuban sandwiches. Had a few glitches but nothing serious and quickly corrected.

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Nini
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Nice decor. Would recommend

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KIMBERLYP
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience at Patois! The food was absolutely amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was great. They deserve more business

FAQs

Patois offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 724-9484.

Patois is rated 4.7 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.