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May 3, 2012 08:14 AM

Anything wrong at Patois?

I've been trying to call Patois for two days to make a reservation, and the line is constantly busy. There's nothing on their website about being closed. Does anyone know why I can't get through to them?

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  1. I made reservations for Patois earlier this week on opentable.

    13 Replies
    1. re: BayouTeche

      They're not even listed on OpenTable now.

      1. re: ClevelandRandy

        Does this link work for you?

        It's under Restaurant Patois, maybe that's why it didn't come up. I just tried to make a reservation and it seemed to work.

        1. re: uptownlibrarian

          Thanks, UptownLibrarian! -- that link worked. When I went on OpenTable before (both directly and through Patois' website), it said they were offline. Must have been having some momentary interruption. Thanks for your help. (I LOVE Open Table -- so much faster than calling.) Very excited about my first visit to Patois.

          1. re: ClevelandRandy

            The lamb ribs are one of my favorite dishes there, if they're on the menu. Have fun.

            1. re: uptownlibrarian

              Is there a good watering hole nearby for a pre-dinner drink? I was thinking of starting at Cure that night (and still may -- and just cab from one to the other). But wondered if there is anything walkable that is fun/worthy.

              1. re: ClevelandRandy

                Eh, not really, unfortunately. Dos Jefes on Tchoupitoulas is fine, and Monkey Hill bar is nearby on Magazine Street, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend either on the quality of their drinks - certainly not over Cure if you're into cocktails. In addition to Cure though, check out Bouligny Tavern on Magazine closer to Louisiana. It would still be a cab ride but I like the drinks and atmosphere. I'm not saying it's better than Cure, but it's another similar option if you've never been.

                  1. re: ClevelandRandy

                    Not sure of your reservation time, but you could start early and take the street car to the Columns on St. Charles Avenue or further down, to Oak on, of course, Oak Street. Both good watering holes and then cab it to Patois.

                1. re: ClevelandRandy

                  If it was my show I'd go to Clancy's, around teh corner at Webster and Annunciation but, as I have noted before, I was a founding member there so I am quite comfortable at the tiny bar.

                  1. re: hazelhurst

                    So Clancy's is a place we could pop into for a drink before Patois? Have never been to Clancy's, so wasn't sure. Cure does sound intriguing, but I might like to walk from drinks to dinner

                    1. re: ClevelandRandy

                      Or you could just drink and eat at Clancy's. They're not really the same foodwise, but I'd rather eat at Clancy's than Patois any day. Other than Clancy's, which has a tiny bar, there isn't really a Cure-like spot within walking distance of Patois.

                      That said, did they renovate Monkey Hill recently or just the place next door? I can't say since I haven't been in forever, but Monkey Hill might be a cool spot to check out before dinner.

                      Cure and Bouligny Tavern are both great. I especially like Bouligny Tavern. It's right next to Lilette, so you can have drinks then head there for dinner.

                      1. re: N.O.Food

                        personally I'd rather eat at patois.

                        1. re: alex70

                          I don't mind the place, and I've had some good meals there. But I've also had some duds. Can't say that about Clancy's.