Pat's Rest Awhile

4.5
231 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Casual, water front seafood restaurant and bar helmed by renowned chef Pat Gallagher. Enjoy local favorites such as Gulf Fish Almondine, Oysters Rockefeller and Gumbo alongside classics such as Grilled Steaks and burgers. Other seafood selections include Redfish, Tuna and Swordfish.
Outside dessert $3/person.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 231 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, service and food.

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JeanC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I really wanted to love this place. Ambiance and service were both very good but, alas, our gumbo was way too thick - think paste. The onion rings under-cooked and mushy. Barbecue shrimp were okay but the cornbread on the plate was, well actually it wasn't recognizable as cornbread.
Not at all what I expected from Mr
Gallagher.

JR
vipJudyR
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took an out-of-state friend. She sampled several appetizers,, she was overwhelmed with how wonderful everything was!! Then our entrées came, all were outstanding!!! She had oysters for the first time, she really loved the charbroiled!! She is from the north east, when she tried the blue crab jumbo lump crab meat, she said that she would want it instead of lobster any day!! Great restaurant with excellent service!!

DG
DarronG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is excellent. I was there with clients from out of town and they said the gumbo and char broiled oysters were the best they have had!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It went well and would go back, dining or having drinks outside is better.

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janp
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food. Just a tad pricey

WM
WanitaM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience at Rest Awhile. The food was delicious and served perfect. Our waiter Patrick was very accommodating. We will definitely be returning. Thanks

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vipsjsjsjsj
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, our dining experience at Pats was terrific. The ribs were a little dry, but the service and ambience were excellent. I’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for NYE. food and service was great. Our server Jessica was very personable and knowledgeable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Service and overall taste of the food was really good as well. The barbecue shrimp and chargrilled oysters tasted great, but seemed a bit overpriced IMO as it was $42 between a dozen oysters and 5 shrimp. Everything else was exceptional and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!!! Best Lemon Martini I have ever had:)

RS
ReneeS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was really really cold in there. So cold that the food was cold just minutes after being served. It was hard to enjoy the meal because all we kept thinking about was how fast we would eat to able go outside and defrost. Seemed as others were complaining amongst themselves as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Anniversary

JD
JulieD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had great service last night. The food and drinks were delicious from the steaks and the seafood to the wine and cocktails. None of our party of 8 left disappointed. It was extremely cold, so bring a sweater if you go.

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annb71157
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delightful time. I had the beet salad and pompano almondine! Everything was delicious. It is pretty noisy, but it didn’t bother me. We will be back!

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Carol
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. The older man who was evidently an owner or manager was camped out
At the inside bar when he wasn’t stomping around glaring at the customers and being ugly
to the wait staff. Blocky Mary was very
Good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the reservations they asked if it was an occasion but they did not recognize our Birthday. We didn’t say anything.
Everything else was fine. Good food, great service and beautiful location. I do believe the selections were a bit pricey for lunch

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Patrick
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Very nice location on the lake. It is a big place with several settings - outdoors and indoors. The main dining room was a nice setting and not noisy.

Gumbo, grilled oysters and potatoes au gratin were excellent.

MB
MandiB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall outstanding experience. I left Pat’s Rest a While feeling taken care of and soothed. The ambiance was lively and my server hustled to stay on top of things. I’ll come back for the sunset and well crafted cocktails! 🌅 🍹

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vipMichaelk
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The food is fantastic. Will be back soon.

MD
MichaelD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to meet friends inside or if the weather great, outside. Food and Service are good.

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Sdean18
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was fabulous. We had crab claws as our appetizer. Very good but very small serving. Service was good. Wish we could have been seated outdoors...maybe next time. Will definitely go back.

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vipMandavegas
New Orleans
65 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

very good food consistent enjoyed the food and service

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CurtisM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was good, but service was marginal. Way too loud.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night! Cocktails on the deck overlooking The Ponchartrain , then a delicious dinner inside. We love this place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sorority sisters from Louisiana and Mississippi came together here for our Christmas lunch. This was a perfect meeting spot. The food, atmosphere and service were fantastic. We will be back and I highly recommend Pat’s!

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vipMichaelk
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Extremely nice and clean inside. Safe area for family to visit and the lakefront is beautiful.

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vipburulu
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time in. Excellent salads, lettuce always crispy, great combination of ingredients in same. The carrot purée was delicious. Hands down the best trout almandine around. Coming back with our kids next.

DS
DavidS
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great View. Great Food. Great Service. Menu has 8 Entrees and 7 sides and 6 Desserts. Patio, Deck, Bar and Indoor Seating. One of the top locations in St. Tammany Parish. Will return.

CS
CharlotteS
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and brother in law were in town. All four of us had a great meal with incredible service from Michaela. We got to sit right by the window at sunset. Between us, we had the rib-eye steak, beet salad, a hamburger, trout almandine and a crabmeat appetizer!

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Quinnie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the perfect relaxed dinner. Great service. Excellent dishes- we had the redfish (divine), fresh fish almandine (delicious) the spareribs (so good) and wedge salad ( light and refreshing). The sauces were light and perfect compliments to the dishes. The room was perfect for conversation. Was a smidge warm, but no bother. A delight- 10/10.

CC
CharlesC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Very humiliated, we are in our middle 80's traveled all over the Americana's never have we be in a SITUATION like this drove 90 miles round trip
put us in a party room about 16x30 in another bldg. first party of about 12 people leave. party of about 14 adults, 10 children came in then we had no waitress FOOD came from the maim bldg. cold and over cooked Oysters water bags raw small, BQ oysters dried out very small
How ever the the waiters and waitress's try to make up for it.
Charles C

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MarkH
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there but not last time. Everything was great.

JA
JamesA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good!

NF
NorthshoreFoodie
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and food came out in a timely manner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance and amazing food!

RR
RyanR
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service! No complaints!

KG
KathyG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, drinks a little overpriced.

FAQs

Pat's Rest Awhile is rated 4.5 stars by 231 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.