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Feb 27, 2008 10:12 AM

Restaurant Patois

Anyone tried them yet? Corner of Webster and Laurel (formerly Nardo's). Menu looks very good.

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    1. re: mikemill

      We really like Patois - like the blog says, the menu is accessible to our 7 year old and yet not dumbed down so we enjoy it as well. The first time we went for brunch the service was so attentive that I felt like royalty.

    2. This is definitely my favorite new restaurant in nola. The space is upscale but casual and neighborhoody too, so it's great for any occasion or just grabbing a bite. The food is exceptional and pretty reasonable for fine dining (all entrees under $30). For dinner I had the mussels in a smoky tomato broth that was great. The price was appetizer size but the dish is bigger than an entree. The gnocchi appetizer was also delish. For brunch the signature drinks are made with fresh squeezed juice and the shrimp and grits were to die for. The menu seems to change often so I have gone frequently and never been disappointed. I really can't think of anything negative to say about this place. This is the perfect alternative to Clancy's with comparable quality food without the stuffiness and price.

      1. As I was driving into the city a couple of weeks ago, I called two people who I trust food wise. They both said eat at Patois with no hesitation. So I did and boy was I glad that I did. The paneed Mississippi Rabbit with smothered tomatos and okra, some kind of kale I can not pronunce the name of, and finished with a tasso reduction, that was so good I would of had it for breakfast the next morning if I could have.

        1. it's all good! it can fill up fast, so make a reservation if you want a specific time and night.
          brunch is very good. eat at/in the bar on Saints Sundays and watch the game while you dine.

          1. Had one meal there and the food was good. There were six of us so we got to try just about everything on the menu. The desserts were just okay, but as I recall, all the apps and entrees were well above average. No life altering dishes, but everything was well executed. The pork belly app was excellent.