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vip3nolagurls
New Orleans
15 reviews
Reviewed on November 18, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

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.

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Sooz
New Orleans
40 reviews
Reviewed on October 28, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Love this place. Great food and service. The gulf fish is always a winner, but I do wish they’d bring back the rabbit.

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maryh
6 reviews
Reviewed on July 29, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

We had one of the best meals we have had in NOLA. Steven was a great waiter!

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vipMissica
New Orleans
56 reviews
Reviewed on July 20, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

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.

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vipFoodnwinegirl
London
31 reviews
Reviewed on June 12, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Everything was fantastic, though a limited menu. Will definitely go back.

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DMO504
New Orleans
3 reviews
Reviewed on June 9, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great neighborhood restaurant. Great place to eat at the bar as well.

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Manon
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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!

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CrystalR
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipAnna
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in New Orleans. Hands down!!!!

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vipJWest
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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KathleenS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patois is very charming, feels almost like a European restaurant. Menu has really good variety.

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vipNOLATraveller
New Orleans
51 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Great menu. Great food!

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JennyH
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 .

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vipPillowtalk
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipNavyBlue72
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipJamesR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unpretentious but truly outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Excellent gumbo,lamb ribs, redfish and steak. Caitlin, the hostess, always makes you feel special. Patois is one of our favorites

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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vipCalW
Little Rock
290 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming restaurant. The happy hour is a great deal also. Everything we ate was delicious.

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DebiH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipHelenl
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience!

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KimE
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Loved the professionalism of our waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server made the experience wonderful. We celebrated belated birthday and christmas

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vipLeslieM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AnneR
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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TableforFive
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was fantastic. Steak entree and eggplant parmigiana were special.

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Batty3
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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Mrs1900
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipBeadlady
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was spectacular! Busy but it was Christmas Eve. Seated right away. So very special!

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OhBee
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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looloo
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious and wonderful date night with husband. Romantic, friendly small space with amazing cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience1

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.

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LaurenD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful meal! Great neighborhood vibe. The food was exceptional. The service was fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, love this place!

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