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Patois is always dependably excellent. Specials are creative and we can never resist them. Cocktails are also creative and delicious. Service is excellent--very kind and attentive.
Love this place. Great food and service. The gulf fish is always a winner, but I do wish they’d bring back the rabbit.
We had one of the best meals we have had in NOLA. Steven was a great waiter!
Tiny little place - will need to park on the streets in surrounding area, but the food is eclectic and excellent!! It is a bit pricy but you will not feel like the price is too high for the quality of food and service you receive.
Everything was fantastic, though a limited menu. Will definitely go back.
Great neighborhood restaurant. Great place to eat at the bar as well.
Repas du soir - Restaurant froid - Défraîchis - Aucune ambiance- Serveur froid : aucun sourire - aucun entregent- souper froid - aucune belle présentation dans l assiette et.... tout baigne dans le gras!
Turn off your open table availability if you're going to be closed for Mardi Gras weekend. OR take the time to contact the customers who've made reservations so they don't show up while your doors are locked.
Best restaurant in New Orleans. Hands down!!!!
Service was not on point, especially for a 5:30 reservation when we were virtually the only table there for almost an hour. Waiter didn’t know specials, didn’t know ingredients of long-term menu items; bartender poured the wrong wine by the glass twice. The food was wonderful and the ambience is great, and I live in the neighborhood so I’m really pulling for these guys. Need a bit of work on the service though.
Patois is very charming, feels almost like a European restaurant. Menu has really good variety.
Good food and good service. The ambiance was a bit loud and crowded given the small size of the restaurant. It seems the word-of-mouth of the restaurant has somewhat outpaced the capacity of the restaurant to handle the crowds. Once seated though, its a good experience from the food to the service.
The great: Our server Peter was attentive, engaging, and funny. The crab gnocchi was rich and deeply flavorful. The gumbo of the day was made with a impressive smooth, dark, rich roux. The pork chop was thick yet tender; reminiscent of ham. The Ocello cocktail was fresh with a perfect tart/sweet balance. The Snickers Bar dessert was creative, fun, and delicious! Very good coffee.
The not-so-great: we were offered not given any bread and butter. The seafood gumbo had ZERO seafood in it. It was described as having shrimp, crab, and oyster liquor. The flavor was on point, but overall disappointing and not at all worth the double-digit price.
We ordered dessert and coffee. The dessert was brought out first (which included a chocolate sorbet). The coffee took another 15-20 minutes to come out, at which point we had eaten the whole treat. No apology given for the delay.
We were seated right next to a window/door with no insulation in the “upstairs” room. It was a very cold night, and I kept my coat on the whole time just to stay comfortable.
I had also noted that it was my husband’s birthday, and no wishes were given or even a candle for the dessert.
I had dined here many years ago and was completely delighted, so we were a bit disappointed with our return here. I would give this place another chance during warmer weather and confirm that the dishes do in fact have the ingredients that they are purported to have.
It was wonderful! Great menu. Great food!
I like a restaurant where I feel special so I make it a point to eat here whenever I go to New Orleans. The food is excellent and the wine recommendation was perfect .
We loved it! Fabulous wait staff. Great neighborhood spot. Charming atmosphere.
The sauce on the mussels was all that and then some. Delightful evening and will be back often!
I am a long time fan of this neighborhood restaurant. The food is creative and consistently excellent . The wine list is outstanding as well. The service is always superb. In particular both Ryan and Peter are professional, courteous and efficient. Patois accommodates both locals and tourists but is dominated by local diners. Its location, off the local tourist beaten path requires the savvy tourist to figure out that it is worth the trip.
Having said all of this I must add that some sort of dress code would improve my dining experience. It is a fine dining restaurant and I would be grateful if the tourist clientele were offered attire guidelines.
Unpretentious but truly outstanding.
Great neighborhood restaurant. Excellent gumbo,lamb ribs, redfish and steak. Caitlin, the hostess, always makes you feel special. Patois is one of our favorites
Service could have been better. Food was great! We celebrated my friend's brithday; it was so noisy, we couldn't even hear ourselves speaking.
The shrimp Louis is highly recommended and the quality is now consistent, I’m happy to report. I ordered the pasta with lobster— very rich and tasty and would also stand up well with shrimp or crab. The book choy looked delicious ( I always like to have a balanced meal that includes vegetables) but was sooooooo salty I couldn’t eat it. I can ALWAYS add salt but can’t take it out.
Charming restaurant. The happy hour is a great deal also. Everything we ate was delicious.
Our first time to dine at Patois and it did not disappoint! Loved the intimate setting, happy hour and our server Will. Food was delicious! We will be back!
We had a marvelous time at Patois last weekend! We ordered way too much food but it was all delicious, from the shrimp appetizer to the special apple salad to the scallops as an entree. We will be going back again for certain!
Great food and experience!
Great food. Loved the professionalism of our waiter.
The server made the experience wonderful. We celebrated belated birthday and christmas
Food was wonderful as always. Service was really lacking. We had two waiters that continued to say and ask the same thing however rarely followed through. Had bragged to friends and was disappointed in service.
Everything here is locally sourced or made in house. Grilled shrimp were outstanding. They have an on-site smoker. Friday and Sunday brunch is awesome. Mimosas with fresh squeezed juice, unique egg dishes and oh M G the frites with aioli. Fried rabbit on buttermilk biscuits.
A nice welcome from the staff to an old New Orleans home/neighborhood restaurant. My husband had two New Orleans favorites ,turtle soup and Gulf Fish Almondine and finished every bite. I had the eggplant with spaghetti squash-with a fancy red sauce and basil pure. The wait staff never made you feel rushed and the atmosphere downstairs by the picture windows is lovely.
The restaurant is adorable. A cute house located in a residential neighborhood. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the atmosphere absolutely cool and cozy. The food choices were interesting and varied. We ordered the lamb ribs and gnocchi for appetizers. Both were good though my favorite gnocchi is at August. My husband ordered the veal which he enjoyed. I ordered the scallops and the dish was too salty and buttery but still enjoyable. I would go back.
Everything was fantastic. Steak entree and eggplant parmigiana were special.
Always a teat to dine at Patois. Charming ambiance and great use of fresh local ingredients. Friendly service . Appreciate the willingness to adapt menu items for vegetarians plus they usually have one menu choice that works. This visit we particularly enjoyed the vegan winter squash soup and the olive oil cake with satsuma sherbet and raspberry sauce.
Exquisite happy hour food menu, interesting appetizer selection suited to both carnivores & vegans & pescators! Excellent bread but dessert ice- cream appealed to my companion whereas the sorbet was good for me. Bar had one bottle of Beck non alcoholic beer. What a shame! People who have food allergies are far more easily accommodated than recovering alcoholics. Please prep bar inventory with non alcoholic beverages. Clientele would be so relieved to not discuss details with servers. Alex Boutwell was a wonderful professional server. Have every hope that we will see him next March at Patois. Despite the heavy holiday crowd. He helped us in every way even to the taxi. He made the Patois experience one we will repeat.
Food was spectacular! Busy but it was Christmas Eve. Seated right away. So very special!
Lovely spot, food and service both great. A special nod to the gnocchi dish, it was sublime! If I lived in Nola, ot would be my go to special occasion or brunch spot.
Delicious and wonderful date night with husband. Romantic, friendly small space with amazing cuisine.
We were seated near the bar at 6 pm when it was quiet. I asked if we could sit on the upper level, but were assured that it did not get noisy until much later. But by 6:30 pm it was so noisy we could not hear ourselves talk. This was a terrible way to treat a guest. The food (octupus, chicken) was just OK, without interesting flavors. Go somewhere else.
Beautiful meal! Great neighborhood vibe. The food was exceptional. The service was fine.
Wow, love this place!
Restaurant Patois is rated 4.5 stars by 1498 OpenTable diners.