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betheroo Sep 21, 2009 11:20 AM

Coming with a few other couples in November, and can't decide between these 2 restaurants....unable so far to find Clancy's menu online, Patois looks teriffic. Help!

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    monomalo12 Sep 21, 2009 11:52 AM

    tough choice. wonderful food at both, in my opinion, if you have never been to new orleans, clancy's might offer more of a new orleans atmopshere (especially at the bar and in the downstairs dining area). but then, i still dream of the gnocchi and pork belly at patois..

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      hesaid_nola Sep 21, 2009 12:44 PM

      I vote Patois all the way. I agree the downstairs at Clancy's is very cool and clubby, but I think the food at Patois is head and shoulders above Clancy's, and it has it's own very neat vibe.

    2. nomadchowwoman Sep 21, 2009 03:26 PM

      Can't go wrong at either. Would be a coin toss for me.

      1. edible complex Sep 21, 2009 03:45 PM

        easy...both. seriously, if you can do both, do it!
        both do Friday lunch, and Patois does Sunday brunch if you want to mix it up.

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          Windsome Sep 21, 2009 06:57 PM

          This is not close. Clancy's far superior. The drum fish worth a special trip.

          1. speyerer Sep 22, 2009 12:51 PM

            Clancy's is very much like a private club that caters to regulars. If you are going for excellent food and service, choose Patois.
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/518820

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              mortalcoil Sep 22, 2009 02:30 PM

              Patois is much better than Clancy's.

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                JazzyB Sep 23, 2009 05:38 AM

                Definitely Patois.

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                  betheroo Sep 23, 2009 06:28 AM

                  Well, Patois it is!
                  Thanks for all the responses, I really appreciate it.

                  Now...what to order.....;-)

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                    mrsfury Sep 23, 2009 08:01 AM

                    I think that is where my next dinner out will be. Sounds fabulous.

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                      edible complex Sep 23, 2009 09:24 AM

                      gumbo, rabbit , and moules frites are my faves.

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                        hesaid_nola Sep 23, 2009 09:28 AM

                        Pheasant is very good as well, as is the bouillabaisse.

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                        crawlover919 Sep 23, 2009 10:25 AM

                        I had some DELICIOUS handmade pasta when I ate there over the summer. And definitely save room for dessert!

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