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Restaurant Patois

4.5
4.5
1398 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
French inspired cuisine with heavy influence on local fresh ingredients.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 895-9441

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Aaron Burgau

  • Catering

    Decided at the restaurant's discretion

  • Private party facilities

    Private functions are an option on Monday and Tuesday for a price depending on the number of guests and cuisine requested.

  • Private party contact

    Leon: (504) 615-8646

  • Neighbourhood

    Uptown

  • Cross Street

    Webster St.

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,398 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. 3

    3nolagurls

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 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.
  2. S

    Sooz

    New Orleans

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 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.
  3. m

    maryh

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  4. M

    Missica

    New Orleans

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 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.
  5. F

    Foodnwinegirl

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Reviewed on June 12, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Everything was fantastic, though a limited menu. Will definitely go back.
  6. DM

    DMO504

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on June 9, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Great place to eat at the bar as well.
  7. M

    Manon

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 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!
  8. CR

    CrystalR

    1 review

    1.0

    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.
  9. A

    Anna

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in New Orleans. Hands down!!!!
  10. JW

    JWest

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 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.
  11. KS

    KathleenS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patois is very charming, feels almost like a European restaurant. Menu has really good variety.
  12. NO

    NOLATraveller

    New Orleans

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 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.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful! Great menu. Great food!
  15. JH

    JennyH

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 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 .
  16. P

    Pillowtalk

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 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!
  17. NB

    NavyBlue72

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 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.
  18. JR

    JamesR

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unpretentious but truly outstanding.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 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
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 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.
  21. CW

    CalW

    Little Rock

    329 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    329 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming restaurant. The happy hour is a great deal also. Everything we ate was delicious.
  23. DH

    DebiH

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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!
  24. H

    Helenl

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 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!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience!
  26. KE

    KimE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Loved the professionalism of our waiter.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server made the experience wonderful. We celebrated belated birthday and christmas
  28. LM

    LeslieM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  30. AR

    AnneR

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 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.
  32. TF

    TableforFive

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything was fantastic. Steak entree and eggplant parmigiana were special.
  33. B

    Batty3

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 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.
  34. M

    Mrs1900

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 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.
  35. B

    Beadlady

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was spectacular! Busy but it was Christmas Eve. Seated right away. So very special!
  36. OB

    OhBee

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  37. l

    looloo

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious and wonderful date night with husband. Romantic, friendly small space with amazing cuisine.
  38. AR

    AlanR

    Exclusive

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 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.
  39. LD

    LaurenD

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful meal! Great neighborhood vibe. The food was exceptional. The service was fine.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, love this place!

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Restaurant Patois is rated 4.5 stars by 1398 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Webster St.

  • Neighbourhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Aaron Burgau

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 895-9441

  • Catering

    Decided at the restaurant's discretion

  • Private party facilities

    Private functions are an option on Monday and Tuesday for a price depending on the number of guests and cuisine requested.

  • Private party contact

    Leon: (504) 615-8646

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