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About Restaurant Patois
French inspired cuisine with heavy influence on local fresh ingredients.
New Orleans, LA 70118
French, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Decided at the restaurant's discretion
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Restaurant Patois Ratings and Reviews
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!
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!
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 !
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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