Patois

Modern French

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Overview

Elegant Uptown gem, Patois, charms guests with chef/co-owner Aaron Burgau’s French-American cuisine, expressed in dishes like braised rabbit with roasted fennel and lemon polenta or crispy duck confit salad with satsuma aioli. A rustic interior with white-washed walls and expansive windows provides a soothing backdrop. Guests line the polished wood bar for house cocktails like the G.D.R., made with aged gin and pastis, or glasses off the Old-World dominated wine list.

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Accolades

  • Modern New Orleans: Best New Orleans Restaurants: Critic's Picks 2016 - New Orleans Times-Picayune
  • New Orleans' Best French Restaurants 2015 - Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 26 out of 30

Menu for Patois

Lunch

Appetizers

  • Potato Gnocchi jumbo lump crab, chantrelle mushrooms & parmigiano-reggiano
    $16.00
  • Sautéed Sweetbreads Bellegarde grits, Louisiana crawfish tails & crawfish veal sauce
    $16.00
  • Stuffed Grilled Gulf Shrimp With Calabrian Chili butter
    $15.00
  • Grilled Lamb Ribs with a green tomato relish
    $17.00

Soup

  • Market Inspired Soup
    $9.00
  • Seasonal Gumbo
    $8.50

Salads

  • Heirloom Lettuce Salad Fine Herbs, Vadouvan almonds, Farmer's Cheese, Banyuls vinaigrette
    $11.00
  • Crispy 5 Spice Duck Confit Salad Paradigm Garden Asian greens, shaved radish, herbs, pickled peach & ginger vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Fried Oyster Salad Manchego, pickled red onion, arugula, chorizo sofrito vinaigrette
    $15.00

Entrées

  • Croque Madame Topped with fried egg
    $15.00
  • Patois Burger Chappapella Farms pork patty, Gruyere cheese, bacon, fried egg, tomatillo aioli, sauteed onions; with fries
    $16.00
  • Almond Crusted Gulf Fish potato galettes, buttered green beans, & citrus menieure sauce
    $22.00
  • Market Inspired Pasta sun-dried tomatoes, broccoli rabe, kalamata olives & preserved lemon
  • Roasted Market Vegetables Israeli cous cous, summer squash, baby broccoli & radishes
    $14.00

Dinner

Appetizers

  • Potato Gnocchi Pancetta, english peas, green garlic, piave vecchio
    $16.00
  • Stuffed Grilled Gulf Shrip With Calabrian chili butter
    $15.00
  • Crispy Braised Beef Oyster gribiche
    $14.00
  • "Rice & Gravy" Risotto, pork cheek gravy, lemon zest
    $14.00
  • Sweetbreads Bellegarde grits, LA crawfish tails, crawfish veal sauce
    $16.00
  • Grilled Lamb Ribs with green tomato relish
    $12.00
  • Sizzling Octopus Roasted harukei turnips, radish, mint, jalapeno-satsuma vinaigrette
    $16.00
  • Charcuterie Plate Pork rillettes, hogshead cheese, boudin
    $21.00

Salad

  • Heirloom Lettuce Salad Fine herbs, Vadouvan almonds, farmers cheese, Banyuls vinaigrette
    $12.00
  • Fried Oyster Salad Manchego, pickled red onion, arugula, chorizo sofrito vinaigrette
    $15.00
  • Crispy 5 Spice Duck Confit Salad Arugula, shaved radish, herbs, pickled peach & ginger vinaigrette
    $15.00

Soups

  • Market Inspired Soup
    M/p $9.00
  • Duck & Boar Sausage Gumbo
    $9.00

Entrees

  • Gulf Fish Almondine roasted potato galettes, buttered green beans & a satsuma menieure
  • Hanger Steak Smashed fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts, black garlic butter sauce
    $31.00
  • Eggplant Parmesan Spaghetti squash, san marzano tomato sauce, Crescenza-Stracchino cheese
    $25.00
  • Smoked & Cured Duck Breast Heirloom carrots, farro, foie gras jus
    $34.00
  • Braised Lamb Shank Preserved lemon Israeli cous cous, heirloom carrots, gremolata
    $34.00

Sunday Brunch

Starters

  • Assorted Brunch Breads seasonal jam
    $6.00
  • Ricotta Stuffed French Toast Seasonal compote, walnuts & almond granola
    $12.00
  • Grilled Lamb Ribs with green tomato relish
    $12.00
  • "Rice & Gravy" Risotto, braised pork cheeks, lemon zest
    $14.00
  • Potato Gnocchi jumbo lump crab, leeks, wild mushrooms, Piave vecchio
    $15.00
  • Heirloom Lettuce Salad Fine herbs, Vadouvan almonds, farmers cheese, Banyuls vinaigrette
    $11.00
  • Fried Oyster Salad Manchego, pickled red onion, arugula, chorizo sofritto vinaigrette
    $15.00
  • Seasonal Gumbo
    $8.50
  • Butternut Squash & Shrimp Soup
    $7.00

Entrées

  • Breakfast Burger Chappapeela Farms pork patty, gruyere cheese, bacon, fried egg, tomatillo aioli, sauteed onion; Fries
    $14.00
  • Croque Madame With fries
    $16.00
  • Omelet du Jour
  • Gulf Shrimp & Grits Tasso, Pepper, and green onions in rich shrimp veloute with Bellegarde Grits
    $22.00
  • Pulled Pork & Biscuits poached eggs, smoked tomato hollandaise & bacon braised greens
    $19.00
  • Fried Mississippi Rabbit Buttermilk biscuit, poached egg & Italian sausage cream gravy
    $23.00
  • Almond Crusted Gulf Fish with potato galettes, buttered green beans & a satsuma butter
    $24.00
  • Smoked Brisket Hash Sweet potaotes, caramelized onion, two eggs over easy, mushroom gravy
    $17.00

Sides

  • Buttermilk Biscuit
  • Hash Browns
  • Sage Breakfast Sausage
  • Apple Smoked Bacon
  • Bacon Braised Greens
  • Bellegarde Grits
  • Hogshead Cheese Grits add $1

Dessert

Main

  • Chocolate-Orange Crepe orange confit, Grand Marnier Anglaise, chocolate sauce, pistachio
    $8.50
  • Caramelized Pain Perdu café su da. bacon bourbon ice cream, candied pork belly, steens caramel
    $8.50
  • Apple Crisp tarte tatin apples, vanilla-cinnamon streusel. "naked" ice cream
    $8.00
  • Chocolate-Hazelnut Gateau bittersweet budino, frangelico ice cream, hazelnut brittle
    $9.00
  • King Cake Bread Pudding creole cream cheese ice cream, blueberry allspice sauce
    $9.00
  • Housemade Ice Cream and Sorbet
    $6.00
  • Cheese Plate
    $16.00
  • French Press Coffee
    $4.00
    $6.00
  • Drip Coffee (Regular or Decaf)
    $2.00
  • Espresso
    $3.50
  • Cappuccino
    $4.00

Wine

Wines by the Glass

Sparkling

  • Saint Hilaire Blanc de Blanc, France '05
    $10.00
    $40.00
  • Zardetto Prosecco, Italy NV
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Piper-Heidsiek Champagne (Half Bottle) NV
    $12.00
    $27.00

White

  • Mas que Vinos Ercavio Rosé, Spain '08
    $8.00
    $32.00
  • Noceto Pinot Grigio, California '09
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • Domaine Cassagnoles Gascogne, France '09
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • Leth Gruner Veltliner, Austria '09
    $10.00
    $40.00
  • Castelo do Papa Godello, Spain '09
    $10.00
    $40.00
  • Duckhorn "Decoy" Chardonnay, Sonoma '09
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Max Richter Mosel Riesling Estate, Germany '09
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Cheveau Macon-Chaintre, 'Le Clos' France '09
    $13.00
    $52.00

Red

  • ETC Cabernet Sauvignon, California '07
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • Domaine la Garrigue Cuvee Rhone, Fr '08
    $10.00
    $40.00
  • Punto Final Malbec Classico, Mendoza '09
    $10.00
    $40.00
  • V Nanent Carmenere Reserve, Chile '08
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Candor Zinfandel, Paso Robles NV
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Michel-Schlumberger Merlot, R. River '04
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Fantino Vinga Dei Dardi Barolo, Italy 03'
    $14.00
    $56.00
  • Jayson Pinot Noir, Sonoma '06
    $15.00
    $60.00

After Dinner

Aperitifs / Digestives

  • Lillet Blanc
    $8.00
  • Lillet Rouge
    $8.00
  • Grappa Alexander
    $9.00
  • Grappa Piave Selezione Cuore
    $12.00
  • Limoncello
    $10.00
  • Kubler Absinthe
    $14.00
  • Mythe Absinthe
    $15.00
  • Green Chartreuse
    $9.00
  • Linie Aquavit
    $7.50
  • Averna
    $8.00
  • Frenet Branca
    $8.50
  • Unicum Zwack
    $9.00
  • 'Shine On' Georgia Moonshine
    $7.00

Ports / Dessert Wines

  • Soulanes Maury '06
    $12.00
  • Ferreira 10yr Tawny "Quinta Do Porto"
    $12.00
  • Taylor Fladgate 20yr Tawny
    $14.00
  • Quinta Do Crasto LBV '01
    $10.00
  • Fonseca Ruby NV
    $8.00
  • Niepoort Ruby Porto
    $9.00
  • Broadbent 5yr Reserve Madeira
    $8.50
  • Edmeades Late Harvest Zinfandel '05
    $8.00
  • Clos Haut-Peyraguey Sauternes '05
    $9.00
  • Michele Chiarlo "Nivole" Moscato D'Asti
    $10.00
  • Oro Puro Ice Wine '06
    $10.00
  • Bouchaine Dessert Chardonnay '08
    $12.00

Single Malt Scotch

  • Oban 14
    $14.50
  • Glenlivet 12
    $8.00
  • MacAllan 12
    $14.00
  • MacAllan 18
    $29.00
  • Glenfiddich 18
    $19.00
  • Glenfiddich 21
    $25.00
  • JW Blue
    $42.00

Cognac / Brandy

  • Pierre Ferrand Reserve
    $18.00
  • Pierre Ferrand Ambre
    $10.00
  • Park VS Carte Blanche
    $13.00
  • Park 1er Cru Vieille Grande Champagne
    $18.00
  • Jacques Cardin VSOP
    $15.00
  • Remy XO
    $22.00
  • Francis Darroze Bas-Armagnac Reserve
    $17.00
  • Germaine-Robin Brandy
    $12.00
  • Burgundy Brandy
    $10.00
  • Boulard Calvados Apple Brandy
    $8.00
  • Clear Creek Plum Brandy
    $9.00
  • Kirsch Cherry Brandy
    $9.00

Beer

  • Blanch de Bruxelles
    $7.00
  • Newcastle
    $6.00
  • Stella Artois
    $6.00
  • Amstel Light
    $5.00
  • Abita Amber
    $5.00

Wines by the Bottle

Sparkling

  • Fantinel Prosecco, Italy NV
    $35.00
  • J Sparkling Rosé, Russian River Valley NV
    $60.00
  • J. Lassalle Champagne Brut NV
    $78.00
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut NV
    $90.00
  • Taittinger Prestige Rosé NV
    $125.00

Whites

  • Bouchaine Syrah Rosé, Carneros '08
    $36.00
  • Anne Amie Muller Thurgau, Oregon '07
    $27.00
  • Curveball Spinning White Blend, Sonoma '08
    $36.00
  • Spann Vineyards Viognier-Chardonnay, Sonoma '06
    $42.00
  • Bastianich Sauvignon Blanc, Italy '07
    $30.00
  • Shelter Sauvignon Blanc, Napa '08
    $40.00
  • Scholium Project Naucratis, California '08
    $44.00
  • Reichsrat Von Buhl "Armand" Riesling, Germany 07'
    $48.00
  • Gravity Hills "Vertigo" Dry Riesling/Chenin Blanc '09
    $27.00
  • Atmosphere Marsanne/Roussanne, Sonoma '08
    $55.00
  • Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Italy '08
    $30.00
  • Paitin Roero Arneis, Italy '07
    $40.00
  • Argillae Orvieto, Itlay '08
    $36.00
  • Pazo de Galegos Albarino, Spain '09
    $41.00
  • Defesa White Blend, Portugal '08
    $38.00
  • Mil Piedras Viognier, Argentina '07
    $26.00
  • Heger Pinot Gris, Germany '05
    $44.00
  • Prager Gruner Veltliner, Austria '08
    $58.00
  • C&T Backyard Chardonnay, Russian River '08
    $40.00
  • Selby Chardonnay, Russian River '07
    $56.00
  • Chamisal Vinyards Chardonnay, Edna Valley '07
    $72.00
  • Hartford Court Stone Cote Chardonnay, Sonoma '07
    $84.00
  • Cakebread Cellars Reserve Chardonnay, Napa '07
    $96.00
  • Domaine Guindon-St.Gereon Muscadet, France '08
    $29.00
  • Domaine Pichot Vouvray, France '07
    $42.00
  • Domaine Laporte du Rochoy Sancerre, France '08
    $54.00
  • J. Mellot La Grande Chatelaine Sancerre, France '07
    $69.00
  • Chateau Respide-Medeville Bordeaux Blanc, France '05
    $55.00
  • Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape '07
    $73.00
  • Domaine Louis Michel Chablis, France '08
    $67.00
  • Antonin Rodet Macon Blanc Villages, France '08
    $35.00
  • Jean Marc Brocard Bourgogne, France '08
    $42.00
  • Domaine Mestra-Michelot Bourgogne, France '06
    $50.00
  • Auvigue Pouilly Fuisse Vieilles Vignes, France '05
    $70.00
  • Louis Jadot Meursault, France '07
    $95.00
  • Dupont-Fahn Puligny Montrachet Les Charmes '06
    $105.00

Reds

  • Domaine Ligneres Cabanon de Pascal Grenache '04
    $50.00
  • Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem, France '08
    $45.00
  • Chateau Fonbadet Bordeaux, Pavillac '06
    $84.00
  • Chateau Robin Bordeaux, Cotes de Castillon '06
    $46.00
  • Domaine Le Clos des Cazaux Gigondas, France '07
    $54.00
  • Domaine Patrice Magni Chateauneuf du Pape '05
    $93.00
  • Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru "Les Charrieres" '06
    $96.00
  • Domaine Lambrays Clos de Lambrays Grand Cru '06
    $225.00
  • Regis Bouvier Marsannay Clos du Roy, France '08
    $69.00
  • Henry Fessy Beaujolais, Morgon '08
    $42.00
  • Domaine Collotte Bourgogne, Cote D'Or '07
    $34.00
  • Kali Hart Pinot Noir, Monterey Ca. '08
    $44.00
  • Emeritus Pinot Noir, Russian River '07
    $54.00
  • Archery Summit Pinot Noir Premier Cuvee, Oregon '07
    $90.00
  • Ken Wright Pinot Noir, Oregon '07
    $142.00
  • SYP "Squids Fist" Shiraz/Sangiovese, Australia '09
    $48.00
  • Rolf Binder Hales Shiraz, Australia '08
    $42.00
  • Esca Syrah, Napa '05
    $35.00
  • Marc Bredif Chinon Cab Franc, France '07
    $41.00
  • Double Shotgun P. Verdot/Cab Franc, Napa '08
    $64.00
  • Domaine De Triennes Cabernet, France '05
    $36.00
  • Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa '07
    $45.00
  • Blacksmith Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma '05
    $74.00
  • Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa '04
    $100.00
  • Jones Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa '06
    $165.00
  • Curveball Spinning Red, Napa '06
    $44.00
  • Ridge Vineyards Litton Springs Zinfandel, Ca. '07
    $66.00
  • Headbanger Zinfandel, Sonoma '07
    $34.00
  • Miner Stagecoach Vineyard Merlot, Ca '06
    $86.00
  • Mil Piedras Malbec, Mendoza '07
    $30.00
  • Tritono Malbec, Mendoza '06
    $59.00
  • Cedre Heritage Malbec, Cahors '06
    $38.00
  • Massolini Barbara D' Alba, Italy '07
    $38.00
  • Guidobono Nebbiolo delle Langhe, Italy '08
    $42.00
  • Bastianich La Mozza "Aragone", Italy '06
    $66.00
  • Poderi di Luigi Dolcetto di Dogliani Italy '07
    $59.00
  • Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial, Spain '06
    $45.00
  • Joan D' Anguera Garnatxa, Spain '09
    $33.00
  • Esporao Reserva, Portugal '07
    $53.00

Cocktails

Specialty Drinks

  • The Contessa candied ginger, cointreau, champagne, and house-made, citrus bitters, garnished with an orange twist
    $12.00
  • St. John's Eve tuaca, tia maria, stoli vanilla, coffee and fresh whipped cream
    $12.00
  • Fluer De Lis svedka, st. germaine, lemon juice, blood orange and champagne
    $11.00
  • Pau Boy Pierre gin, pimms lemon juice, simple, satsuma and cucumbers topped with soda
    $11.00
  • Streetcar Sour muddled mint and cherries, bourbon, lemon juice, luxardo maraschino, soda and bitters
    $10.00
  • Sauza Sizzle sauza silver tequila, blood orange, lime juice, simple, maderine napoleon topped with ginger beer
    $10.00
  • Cubano goslings, muddled mint, lime and bitters topped with champagne
    $9.00
  • Pickled Patois gin and our semi-sweet house-made pickle juice, served in a chilled martini glass and garnished with a pickle
    $9.00
  • Orange Velvet gin, orange juice, vanilla simple syrup, lemon juice and sweetened condensed milk topped with clove (sunday brunch only)
    $10.00
  • Tuscan vodka, limoncello, satsuma, lemon juice, and ginger beer (sunday brunch only)
    $11.00
  • Lady Marmalade orange marmalade, reagan's orange bitters, angistura bitters and champagne (sunday brunch only)
    $12.00
  • Sangria made with fresh seasonal fruit (sunday brunch only)
    Glass $6.00
    Half Carafe $12.00
    Carafe $24.00

6078 Laurel Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Modern, Refined
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Meet For A Drink, Singles, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (504) 895-9441
  • Private Dining Room: No