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About Restaurant Patois

French inspired cuisine with heavy influence on local fresh ingredients.

6078 Laurel St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Webster St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 895-9441

Website:
http://patoisnola.com/

Catering:
Decided at the restaurant's discretion

Executive Chef:
Aaron Burgau

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Restaurant Patois Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (39)
Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (28)
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Local Ingredients (24)
Romantic (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Cozy (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Authentic (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Casual (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Seasonal (3)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Patois never let’s me down. Food is beautiful and delicious. Service is spot on. Could not ask for a better spot for a fabulous meal. Definitely a local gem.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

We brought our Austin friends - they agreed that it’s a gem - off the beaten path- neighborhood jewel. With the smoke pit outside on the street, a cool bar (and your pooch is welcome if you’re dining on the sidewalk), the waitstaff is knowledgeable and helpful. From the rabbit pate (!) to the divine mussels, to the perfect pork chop and the fresh sheepshead fish special, we ate like kings!!! The desserts sounded divine, but we had no room! Good wine list & cocktails, of course. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in a city know for fine cuisine!
Keep it up, please, Patois!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

Really lovely focused menu with fresh, in-season offerings. I was delighted to find speckled trout as the featured fish of the day and enjoyed it very much. The gnocchi, a fresh green salad with pumpkin seeds and goat cheese, plus a nice little chocolate torte really made for a very good birthday dinner. thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food and service was fabulous! The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars for the food, is because the gumbo wasn't so good. There were 6 of us and everyone took a bite and felt the same..the roux was too thick/dark, was heavy tasting, and didn't have a good flavor. Other than that...all other items ordered were extremely delicious !

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Don't know that we really needed a reservation, but the food was excellent and the atmosphere was nice. Amazing options for such a small place.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 1, 2018

A 15 minutes drive from downtown NOLA located in a nice neighborhood. Well Worth the drive and a very quaint place. Menu had a lot of variety and the food was very good. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 1, 2018

4 of us went for New Year's Eve. It was a perfect choice
The food and service were excellent. We had a great evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Really pleasantly surprised, staff was friendly and had a great meal. Would go back and recommend. Also, worth the trip out of other popular areas like French Quarter and downtown.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

An amazing dining experience. The best restaurant we went to during our week in New Orleans, and we went to several excellent places.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent meal. Great service. Pricy but worth it for a special occasion. Loved the wine!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Elegant, friendly and amazing food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve...our 2nd year and becoming a tradition at Patois now!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Dinner was excellent.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Service poor, extremely slow and lacking, uninformed. Wine list poor - don't designate vineyard for wine types on wine list and staff unknowledgeable. Food needs vast improvement, portions quite small, and overpriced for the quality, especially for a foodie city like New Orleans. Location is good, quiet, ambience very nice. This is the only redeeming quality unfortunately.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was good to very good. Scallops were served not quite hot. Wine list is disappointing and ‘odd’.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

You will always be happy at patois! They have an eclectic menu with great options for many eaters. It is thoughtfully prepared and served with a smile. We refer all out of town clients here with no trepidation as I know they will get a wonderful experience and amazing food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went to patois for my mother’s birthday and it was wonderful. The food was excellent, the space was absolutely charming and the staff was outstanding. Our family had the best time. Thank you Patois for making this such a special evening!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastic as always

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I love the charm and feel of this cozy place. Our server helped guide along a wonderful food journey. I’m looking forward to my next meal there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Yummy yum yum. One of our favorites these boys know how to cook! xo

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans. Had a new server this time who appeared to have some difficulties. This is the first time we had issues with the server. Food was awesome as usual.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was excellent, but had a extremely loud ambience. It was difficult to have a conversation with someone directly across from you. I ordered a seafood pasta dish, which reminded me of packaged Ramen Noodles. Needless to say, I wasn’t impressed. For the price I paid, it wasn’t worth it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious!!! Party of six. They didn't rush or hurry us. Very friendly, accomodating an great night out with friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was good. Way TOO LOUD. Noise level was not energetic but uncomfortably loud

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Delicious food and great service!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 19, 2017

we went for brunch. Good speckled trout and rabbit. Drinks were very good as well. bloody mary spicy.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My second course was delivered while I was still chewing my 1st course. When I asked the waiter to slow it down, my 3rd course was delivered while chewing my 2nd course. I got a bad case of indigestion and had to bring 3rd course home for next day leftovers! Never will I order more than one course at this restaurant.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Lovely small restaurant, food was below average. Mussels were overcooked, sauce was delicious. Wagyu steak frites was served cold in center, sent back and was reheated en masse with the frites, now steak was overcooked, frites a soggy mess. I had to protest, waitress was embarrassed. Second attempt was better, not great for $41.00. Overall, mediocre. Sommelier was great and my 2000 Bordeaux expertly treated.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with great service and excellent southern cuisine. Best gumbo and pork chop I've ever had and I/m born and raised in South Louisiana.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent. Try the pork chop!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was a disappointing visit to Patois. Their website is woefully out of date/not updated with menu changes that date back quite some time. So when we arrived, what we had seen on the menu online and what was available had changed significantly. Our cocktails were delicious, but the rest of the meal was lackluster. The potato gnocchi in the appetizer were borderline burned on one side, the gumbo was oversalted, the mussels served with hard, over-oiled bread (and the oil may have been on the verge of turning...). I had been there before and had a wonderful meal, so perhaps I'll give it another try before crossing it off my list entirely. But in terms of quality/price ratio, things had taken a downward turn.

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vip
 (Little Rock)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was an especially good visit. I had a nice table in back with a view of the doorway. Ryan was my server-- much coveted. There's a nice brut by the glass available. The green salad was delicious and the pasta with shrimp was excellent. The only change I'd make is to lower the salt content. I should remember to ask for no salt because chef and I disagree on how much is required.
A mother and daughter at the next table shared their sheepshead with me-- it was large, light, and flavorful. Don't let the name scare you.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food & service were outstanding. First time there; we'll definitely return. Thanks for a great dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Organic, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Little gem in a great neighborhood. Fun to walk around before/after dinner. Get a real feel for Uptown NOLA, super atmosphere food is always different and interesting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always delicious! Our favorite spot. Amazing service, food and atmosphere.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I love this restaurant. It feels like the neighborhood restaurant you visited that one amazing time in Paris, with the difference that the food is inspired by New Orleans. It's intimate, and people are having a good time. I have never had a disappointing meal at Patois; but gourmand that I am, the most impressive thing to me is how much the delicious food is elevated by the service and experience of being in those warmly lit rooms.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Wonderful meal with exceptional wait staff. Food was outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Drove here from French Quarter on NY son’s recommendation. It was a quiet night in the restaurant and we had a great waiter, but the food was a huge disappointment. I don’t know if we struck a bad night, but it was not a foodie experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We ALWAYS go to Restaurant Patois when we are in Nee Orleans. Must have dishes: duck confit salad, lamb ribs, quail salad.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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