Patois

★★★★☆

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This is the mother of all restaurants on Smith St. and still one of the best. Excellent French fare, very pleasant atmosphere, reasonable prices and attentive staff.

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This is the mother of all restaurants on Smith St. and still one of the best. Excellent French fare, very pleasant atmosphere, reasonable prices and attentive staff.

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There's a sign in the old Smith St. location saying they've moved to Manhattan at 177 Mulberry St., New York, NY 10013.

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★★★★☆

There's a sign in the old Smith St. location saying they've moved to Manhattan at 177 Mulberry St., New York, NY 10013.

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I went on 2/13/09 and it was closed as of then. This was a big surprise, since I was actually looking forward to going there. I think they may re-open somewhere in that area. Luckily there was another really good French Restaurant on the same block called Provence en Boite.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went on 2/13/09 and it was closed as of then. This was a big surprise, since I was actually looking forward to going there. I think they may re-open somewhere in that area. Luckily there was another really good French Restaurant on the same block called Provence en Boite.

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I've been told that this was the restaurant that started the wave of talented young chefs coming from Manhattan to Brooklyn in the early 1990s. And after eating here several times, I see why it has become a true revolution. This cozy French bistro has great French comfort food (mussels and Fries, Steve au Poivre) and a great wine list. The wait staff was also extremely accommodating to us recently when we had two little kids in tow. The back garden is great, and the prices are right as well.

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★★★★★

I've been told that this was the restaurant that started the wave of talented young chefs coming from Manhattan to Brooklyn in the early 1990s. And after eating here several times, I see why it has become a true revolution. This cozy French bistro has great French comfort food (mussels and Fries, Steve au Poivre) and a great wine list. The wait staff was also extremely accommodating to us recently when we had two little kids in tow. The back garden is great, and the prices are right as well.

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We went to this restaurant after we were dismissed at Lucali's Pizza, as per one pedestrian reccomendation. And thank you very much, Mr. Pedestrian, because the restaurant is really great. From the first Hi, through the wines, appettizers, entrees, desserts... and a very helpful and kind service. 5 stars

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★★★★★

We went to this restaurant after we were dismissed at Lucali's Pizza, as per one pedestrian reccomendation. And thank you very much, Mr. Pedestrian, because the restaurant is really great. From the first Hi, through the wines, appettizers, entrees, desserts... and a very helpful and kind service. 5 stars

Pros: From A to Z, fine

Cons: Invite to find one

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i have been going to patois since they opened and never had a bad meal or bad service there i think its the most wonderful and romantic restaurant in brooklyn.the owner goes out of his way to make you feel so welcome there its like being at his home.the food is soo flavorful and creative the best around.im always excited about the brunch,its delicious and so affortable.to the owner KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK YOUR THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JGAY

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★★★★★

i have been going to patois since they opened and never had a bad meal or bad service there i think its the most wonderful and romantic restaurant in brooklyn.the owner goes out of his way to make you feel so welcome there its like being at his home.the food is soo flavorful and creative the best around.im always excited about the brunch,its delicious and so affortable.to the owner KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK YOUR THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JGAY

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This was my second time eating here, and the first time was a very pleasant experience, so I decided to bring more friends to join me for brunch. However, the second time will be the last time I ever go to this restaurant. The waiter was so rude to us, and trying to get refills on water and coffee was like pulling teeth. The tables were reasonably full, but not too hectic. I would have been happy with a "I apologize for the delay, will be with you shortly," if in fact he was too busy. Instead, I received terribly rude service and attitude from the waiter.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was my second time eating here, and the first time was a very pleasant experience, so I decided to bring more friends to join me for brunch. However, the second time will be the last time I ever go to this restaurant. The waiter was so rude to us, and trying to get refills on water and coffee was like pulling teeth. The tables were reasonably full, but not too hectic. I would have been happy with a "I apologize for the delay, will be with you shortly," if in fact he was too busy. Instead, I received terribly rude service and attitude from the waiter.

Pros: quaint environment

Cons: rude staff

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The French Toast was just wonderful. I've never had anything like it. Steak and Eggs were cooked just right. Coffee was excellent. They don''t have half and half but the waitress brought us cream and we made our own with milk and cream. Service was prompt, friendly and courteous. This was our first visit to the restaurant and we'll definitely be returning. We arrived early for brunch, about 10:50 a.m. before the restaurant opened and by 11:30 they were completely full with even more people waiting outside. That's got to tell you something about the restaurant. All in all a very nice experience. John and Janet.

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★★★★★

The French Toast was just wonderful. I've never had anything like it. Steak and Eggs were cooked just right. Coffee was excellent. They don''t have half and half but the waitress brought us cream and we made our own with milk and cream. Service was prompt, friendly and courteous. This was our first visit to the restaurant and we'll definitely be returning. We arrived early for brunch, about 10:50 a.m. before the restaurant opened and by 11:30 they were completely full with even more people waiting outside. That's got to tell you something about the restaurant. All in all a very nice experience. John and Janet.

Pros: Great Food, good service

Cons: Looks to get crowded for brunch so arrive early

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Good brunch deal, with unlimited mimosas and coffee--but don't order tea. When I asked for it, the waiter didn't even reply, just went about his business. When I asked him again, he sourly replied that he was getting it. He also failed to mention that while coffee and alcohol was unlimited, a tea bag and some hot water was three dollars. Ridiculous. The waiter was surly and took about ten minutes to ask for our order and longer to give us our check. No one asked how our food was or if we needed anything else.The brunch itself was tasty, fluffy eggs and fresh ingredients, though the home fries could have been crunchier and better seasoned. The unlimited bread basket was delicious. But the lack of quality service may prevent me from going again.

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★★★☆☆

Good brunch deal, with unlimited mimosas and coffee--but don't order tea. When I asked for it, the waiter didn't even reply, just went about his business. When I asked him again, he sourly replied that he was getting it. He also failed to mention that while coffee and alcohol was unlimited, a tea bag and some hot water was three dollars. Ridiculous. The waiter was surly and took about ten minutes to ask for our order and longer to give us our check. No one asked how our food was or if we needed anything else.The brunch itself was tasty, fluffy eggs and fresh ingredients, though the home fries could have been crunchier and better seasoned. The unlimited bread basket was delicious. But the lack of quality service may prevent me from going again.

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My wife and I had brunch here last weekend and we both enjoyed it. The food was simply amazing and unlimited mimosas to boot (as well as other beverages). She had the Croque Madame which I found to be a little bit salty but she liked very much. I had the scrambled egg w/ chives and potato pancake but they ran out of the pancake and had to substitute with home fries. I didn't care much for either potato sides but the home fries were very tasty. The star was the eggs. It was perfectly seasoned and was light and fluffy. Definitely one of the best egg dishes I've ever had. It also came with two slices of smoked salmon which were the decent run of the mill supermarket type.

Now for the service which we both found lacking. We had to ask for coffee and mimosa refills twice on two separate occasions and still had to wait about 10 min before we go it. That's just unacceptable. I noticed other tables grumbling about the slowness as well.

We sat in the outdoor patio which was nice but needs a little work. The tables and chairs felt very cheap and flimsy. I understand the need for plastic furniture but perhaps getting the sturdier Rubbermaid like ones will work better. Also, since it was getting warm, there were some mosquitoes flying around. In fact, one of them flew into my coffee. I didn't mind that too much since I was working on my third mimosa.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I had brunch here last weekend and we both enjoyed it. The food was simply amazing and unlimited mimosas to boot (as well as other beverages). She had the Croque Madame which I found to be a little bit salty but she liked very much. I had the scrambled egg w/ chives and potato pancake but they ran out of the pancake and had to substitute with home fries. I didn't care much for either potato sides but the home fries were very tasty. The star was the eggs. It was perfectly seasoned and was light and fluffy. Definitely one of the best egg dishes I've ever had. It also came with two slices of smoked salmon which were the decent run of the mill supermarket type.

Now for the service which we both found lacking. We had to ask for coffee and mimosa refills twice on two separate occasions and still had to wait about 10 min before we go it. That's just unacceptable. I noticed other tables grumbling about the slowness as well.

We sat in the outdoor patio which was nice but needs a little work. The tables and chairs felt very cheap and flimsy. I understand the need for plastic furniture but perhaps getting the sturdier Rubbermaid like ones will work better. Also, since it was getting warm, there were some mosquitoes flying around. In fact, one of them flew into my coffee. I didn't mind that too much since I was working on my third mimosa.

Pros: brunch, unlimited mimosas

Cons: slow service, mosquitoes

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Patois never dissapoints with its food or its service. At this point I have tried everything on the menu and enjoyed everything, even some things that I never thought I would (the snails were exquisite). My favorites are the Duck Confit, Steak Frites, and the beet salad.

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★★★★★

Patois never dissapoints with its food or its service. At this point I have tried everything on the menu and enjoyed everything, even some things that I never thought I would (the snails were exquisite). My favorites are the Duck Confit, Steak Frites, and the beet salad.

Pros: Excellent Food in a romantic setting.

Cons: Garden Seating is taken quickly during warmer periods.

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I have lived in Cobble Hill for 12 years and have had many nice dinners at Patois in the past. Unfortunately, we went there for a birthday dinner on New Years Day '08 - was able to make a booking for 8PM that night for 5 people.
We arrived at 8 and were made to wait 20 minutes to a table that was empty of people but filled with dishes. Since there was only one server, who was also the bus boy, it was a bit slow. Once seated we placed our drink order and waited another 20 minutes for it to come. The waiter finally arrived for our order -one of us ordered from the regular menu and 4 of us ordered from the Prix Fix.
Unfortunately, they were sold out of the starter except the salad - which when it came was a plate of lettuce with no extras - not even a nice dressing on it. Plain lettuce on a plate. This should have been a warning sign. BTW the salad took another 30 minutes to come and then another 30 minutes for it to be cleared by the bus boy/waiter who could be bothered at this point to put on a smile and not heave with a huge sigh at a request for another soda (please). We were tyring to be as pleasant as possible and not cause any trouble. Our mains were served to much dissapointment - (they had sold out of the chicken so we chose between steak, salmon, or pork) dry salmon and pork loin with very little sauce and flavor. The person who ordered from the main menu entre was fine. The deserts that came were mediocre - which they had also sod out of so our choice was 2 choc tart or 2 lemon tart - that was all that was left. Even the creme brule that was from the main menu was sub par.
The bill came to close to $200 for the worst service and food that I have had in our neighborhood. It was as if the Chef and the staff had lost their pride in their business and cooking. I was embarrassed to have brought guest there after raving how good it was. With Grocery and Chestnut a few blocks away, Patois will not see my business again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have lived in Cobble Hill for 12 years and have had many nice dinners at Patois in the past. Unfortunately, we went there for a birthday dinner on New Years Day '08 - was able to make a booking for 8PM that night for 5 people.
We arrived at 8 and were made to wait 20 minutes to a table that was empty of people but filled with dishes. Since there was only one server, who was also the bus boy, it was a bit slow. Once seated we placed our drink order and waited another 20 minutes for it to come. The waiter finally arrived for our order -one of us ordered from the regular menu and 4 of us ordered from the Prix Fix.
Unfortunately, they were sold out of the starter except the salad - which when it came was a plate of lettuce with no extras - not even a nice dressing on it. Plain lettuce on a plate. This should have been a warning sign. BTW the salad took another 30 minutes to come and then another 30 minutes for it to be cleared by the bus boy/waiter who could be bothered at this point to put on a smile and not heave with a huge sigh at a request for another soda (please). We were tyring to be as pleasant as possible and not cause any trouble. Our mains were served to much dissapointment - (they had sold out of the chicken so we chose between steak, salmon, or pork) dry salmon and pork loin with very little sauce and flavor. The person who ordered from the main menu entre was fine. The deserts that came were mediocre - which they had also sod out of so our choice was 2 choc tart or 2 lemon tart - that was all that was left. Even the creme brule that was from the main menu was sub par.
The bill came to close to $200 for the worst service and food that I have had in our neighborhood. It was as if the Chef and the staff had lost their pride in their business and cooking. I was embarrassed to have brought guest there after raving how good it was. With Grocery and Chestnut a few blocks away, Patois will not see my business again.

Pros: Warm with the fire place - nice lighting

Cons: Poor wait staff, food was not good at all

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My friend and I went here on a Sunday night around 8pm. We were attracted by the sign posted outside that said "Garden Open." However, when we walked in, and asked for the garden, we were rudely told by the tall waiter (one of only two working), that it was NOT AVAILABLE. And while the other waiter tried to find us a suitable table, the tall waiter kept yelling at us: REMAIN IN THE WAITING AREA. Which I could understand if they were busy, but there were only 3 or 4 other tables. Plus, there is no designated "waiting area" so I couldn't even figure out what he meant. And once we were seated, it took over ten minutes for us to just get menus and water. The menu looked interesteing and we decided to ordeer 4 of the appetizers: the beeet and goat cheese in a puff pastry over organic greens, garlic snails, risotto gnocchi, and mussels. sounds good, right? it wasn't. the bet pastry was flourescent pink and didn't taste like goat cheese or beets, but some sweet mush (and it looked like it too). and the puff pastry it was in was a pie shell. the entire dish was just slopped together to sound good, but just did not blend together. The snails were decent, but the only taste was the oil and garlic in which the snails were swamped. the gnocchi risotto did not look like gnocchi or risotto and again tasted like some substance which was just a proxy for garlic and oil.Also, at one point, we asked for additional glasses of wine and bread, both of which our waiter forgot, even though there were only 2 other tables at that point. I would never go back here. There are so many other french bistros in this area and this one left me feeling like I wasted my money. Pass this one up.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I went here on a Sunday night around 8pm. We were attracted by the sign posted outside that said "Garden Open." However, when we walked in, and asked for the garden, we were rudely told by the tall waiter (one of only two working), that it was NOT AVAILABLE. And while the other waiter tried to find us a suitable table, the tall waiter kept yelling at us: REMAIN IN THE WAITING AREA. Which I could understand if they were busy, but there were only 3 or 4 other tables. Plus, there is no designated "waiting area" so I couldn't even figure out what he meant. And once we were seated, it took over ten minutes for us to just get menus and water. The menu looked interesteing and we decided to ordeer 4 of the appetizers: the beeet and goat cheese in a puff pastry over organic greens, garlic snails, risotto gnocchi, and mussels. sounds good, right? it wasn't. the bet pastry was flourescent pink and didn't taste like goat cheese or beets, but some sweet mush (and it looked like it too). and the puff pastry it was in was a pie shell. the entire dish was just slopped together to sound good, but just did not blend together. The snails were decent, but the only taste was the oil and garlic in which the snails were swamped. the gnocchi risotto did not look like gnocchi or risotto and again tasted like some substance which was just a proxy for garlic and oil.Also, at one point, we asked for additional glasses of wine and bread, both of which our waiter forgot, even though there were only 2 other tables at that point. I would never go back here. There are so many other french bistros in this area and this one left me feeling like I wasted my money. Pass this one up.

Cons: rude waitstaff, subpar food

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My boyfriend and I have been going to Patois every Sunday for brunch since we tried it 2 months ago. For $12 you get an entree choice off of their incredible menu, a basket of assortted breads that are fabulous, and unlimited coffee and mimosas! Smith St has lots of these types of places, but Patois is by far the best one that we have tried. The staff works together to get you whatever you need and they are not stingy with the portions or the refills. They come around with pitchers of mimosas like they're refilling water! The best entrees are the duck hash confit, the croque madame, and a toss up between the eggs patois and the french toast. Its all very rich and filling...you will leave thinking you will never eat again, but it is such a great value. Go early to beat the crowd, they start serving at 11:30 and it gets really busy around 1:30. Very romantic and a fun place to go with friends.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I have been going to Patois every Sunday for brunch since we tried it 2 months ago. For $12 you get an entree choice off of their incredible menu, a basket of assortted breads that are fabulous, and unlimited coffee and mimosas! Smith St has lots of these types of places, but Patois is by far the best one that we have tried. The staff works together to get you whatever you need and they are not stingy with the portions or the refills. They come around with pitchers of mimosas like they're refilling water! The best entrees are the duck hash confit, the croque madame, and a toss up between the eggs patois and the french toast. Its all very rich and filling...you will leave thinking you will never eat again, but it is such a great value. Go early to beat the crowd, they start serving at 11:30 and it gets really busy around 1:30. Very romantic and a fun place to go with friends.

Pros: Best value brunch to get you stuffed and tipsy for 12 bucks

Cons: waiting for a table if you come later in the afternoon

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I had Sunday brunch several times with my girlfriend and they have not disappointed me once. Everything was extremely pleasing. I thought the menu selection being small was well thought, and included something for everyone. I was particulary aroused by the magnificent aroma of the duck confit hash that was served with poached eggs. The flavors were quality and the portions were appropiate. Service was excellent. In the few times that we had dined we felt as though we were treated like frequent regulars. The decor is fun and enjoyable. The value is amazing. I would have expected pay a lot more for this level of genuine quality.

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★★★★★

I had Sunday brunch several times with my girlfriend and they have not disappointed me once. Everything was extremely pleasing. I thought the menu selection being small was well thought, and included something for everyone. I was particulary aroused by the magnificent aroma of the duck confit hash that was served with poached eggs. The flavors were quality and the portions were appropiate. Service was excellent. In the few times that we had dined we felt as though we were treated like frequent regulars. The decor is fun and enjoyable. The value is amazing. I would have expected pay a lot more for this level of genuine quality.

Pros: great value and food

Cons: could use some new specials

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I went there twice and the food was not bad. Both time we had the $20 prix fix menu. The service was friendly and I like their chicken. The escargot is good since I like parsley oil and garlic. It's a good place if you want inexpensive french food.

2
★★★★☆

I went there twice and the food was not bad. Both time we had the $20 prix fix menu. The service was friendly and I like their chicken. The escargot is good since I like parsley oil and garlic. It's a good place if you want inexpensive french food.

Pros: best value if you order the prix fix

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Patois was one of the leaders of Smith Street's restaurant rennaisance; it was there when it was still advised not to walk alone at night in these now bustling and posh blocks. The space is comfortably worn and the service is friendly, although not always the most informed. The problem here is that it is yet another bistro (within easy reach of 5 or 6 more) and it is very inconsistent. A bistro in a city with a glut of bistros needs to shine and this one merely sparkles. Last night we tried the very reasonably priced $20 Prix Fixe menu (actually the whole menu is pretty affordable,) which normally should be a thoughtful representation of the kitchen's abilities. My friend really liked her beet salad and we can't comment on her grilled salmon, because due to her pregnancy she ordered it well-done and salmon just doesn't taste that good overcooked (so when you ask the kitchen to ruin a piece of fish, don't complain later.) I tried the more retro, 1950s choice. My snails were completely overbroiled, partly crispy and partly very chewy; drowned in oil and huge amount of garlic, it was a bizzare experience indeed. I did like the mini puff pastries on top of each snail, which soaked up the oil and were the only source of pleasant texture in this dish. For my main I had a hanger steak with potatoes and green beans. The steak was well prepared, quite rare, just like I asked. The potatoes were a bit of surprise, not bad mind you, just unexpected - the closest dish I could think of was German potato salad, but heated up, vinegary and salty. We both agreed that the beet salad and the steak dish were almost a little too large, so those of us who can't leave food on our plates wind up with little room for dessert, wine, etc. We did like our chocolate and lemon tarts; the chocolate one was similar to a molten chocolate cake, warm, rich and moist; and the lemon one was not too sweet and very tangy. There's no bar, a decent wine list and only one beer on the menu.

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★★★☆☆

Patois was one of the leaders of Smith Street's restaurant rennaisance; it was there when it was still advised not to walk alone at night in these now bustling and posh blocks. The space is comfortably worn and the service is friendly, although not always the most informed. The problem here is that it is yet another bistro (within easy reach of 5 or 6 more) and it is very inconsistent. A bistro in a city with a glut of bistros needs to shine and this one merely sparkles. Last night we tried the very reasonably priced $20 Prix Fixe menu (actually the whole menu is pretty affordable,) which normally should be a thoughtful representation of the kitchen's abilities. My friend really liked her beet salad and we can't comment on her grilled salmon, because due to her pregnancy she ordered it well-done and salmon just doesn't taste that good overcooked (so when you ask the kitchen to ruin a piece of fish, don't complain later.) I tried the more retro, 1950s choice. My snails were completely overbroiled, partly crispy and partly very chewy; drowned in oil and huge amount of garlic, it was a bizzare experience indeed. I did like the mini puff pastries on top of each snail, which soaked up the oil and were the only source of pleasant texture in this dish. For my main I had a hanger steak with potatoes and green beans. The steak was well prepared, quite rare, just like I asked. The potatoes were a bit of surprise, not bad mind you, just unexpected - the closest dish I could think of was German potato salad, but heated up, vinegary and salty. We both agreed that the beet salad and the steak dish were almost a little too large, so those of us who can't leave food on our plates wind up with little room for dessert, wine, etc. We did like our chocolate and lemon tarts; the chocolate one was similar to a molten chocolate cake, warm, rich and moist; and the lemon one was not too sweet and very tangy. There's no bar, a decent wine list and only one beer on the menu.

Pros: nice rooms, friendly service, a few fine dishes

Cons: a few poor dishes, no bar, no French beer

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Patois never dissapoints with its food, wine list or its service. I've tried almost everything on their menu and there is nothing I dont like so far. The place can get a little crowded, buu that only adds to its charm. The waitstaff is extremely friendly and accomodating. Of the food, I particularly enjoyed steak frites and the seafood cassoulet. The flavor is just amazing. The prix fixe is a great deal if you like the entrees. Go for the cassoulet, you will LOVE IT.

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★★★★★

Patois never dissapoints with its food, wine list or its service. I've tried almost everything on their menu and there is nothing I dont like so far. The place can get a little crowded, buu that only adds to its charm. The waitstaff is extremely friendly and accomodating. Of the food, I particularly enjoyed steak frites and the seafood cassoulet. The flavor is just amazing. The prix fixe is a great deal if you like the entrees. Go for the cassoulet, you will LOVE IT.

Pros: cassoulet

Cons: none

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I went here with friends last week, and we all ordered from the prix fixe menu- a gamble in some places, but a winner here, as it turns out. All of the food was very good, portions were large, and service was friendly and attentive, but not overbearing. A great little place.

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★★★★★

I went here with friends last week, and we all ordered from the prix fixe menu- a gamble in some places, but a winner here, as it turns out. All of the food was very good, portions were large, and service was friendly and attentive, but not overbearing. A great little place.

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My friend and I went to Patois during Dine In Brooklyn (April). What a disappointment. The oysters were charred, not roasted and the duck was really dry. Patois ran out of bread by 8 p.m. and no apologies were given. The servers were horrible. In addition, their credit card machine wasn't working and the hostess snapped at me because I told her I would wait a few minutes for the computer to go back online. She wanted me to go across the street to the no name ATM and get cash for a $3 service fee. It's not worth the hype.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I went to Patois during Dine In Brooklyn (April). What a disappointment. The oysters were charred, not roasted and the duck was really dry. Patois ran out of bread by 8 p.m. and no apologies were given. The servers were horrible. In addition, their credit card machine wasn't working and the hostess snapped at me because I told her I would wait a few minutes for the computer to go back online. She wanted me to go across the street to the no name ATM and get cash for a $3 service fee. It's not worth the hype.

Cons: expensive, attitude from staff, substandard food

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Brunch is excellent at Patois. Great food and great prices. Dinner is average. Service is average.

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★★★★★

Brunch is excellent at Patois. Great food and great prices. Dinner is average. Service is average.

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AWFUL FOOD, TERRIBLE SERVICE, Last night was one of the worst restaurant experiences my husband and I have had. Snails were like rubber, both entrees were cold when served to us, chewy chicken tasted like it was grilled two days prior taken out of the fridge and reheated, waitress was just as awful as the food, SO UNPROFESSIONAL, UNFRIENDLY, AND SPILLED wine on my coat (she was pouring our wine throughout dinner but bringing the bottle over my WHITE coat multiple times. She didn't seem to care at all while watching me scrub with salt, soap and ice cubes. I cannot believe we left her a tip! I want my money back. I will be writing the chef, the owners, and every restaurant critic I can find.

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★☆☆☆☆

AWFUL FOOD, TERRIBLE SERVICE, Last night was one of the worst restaurant experiences my husband and I have had. Snails were like rubber, both entrees were cold when served to us, chewy chicken tasted like it was grilled two days prior taken out of the fridge and reheated, waitress was just as awful as the food, SO UNPROFESSIONAL, UNFRIENDLY, AND SPILLED wine on my coat (she was pouring our wine throughout dinner but bringing the bottle over my WHITE coat multiple times. She didn't seem to care at all while watching me scrub with salt, soap and ice cubes. I cannot believe we left her a tip! I want my money back. I will be writing the chef, the owners, and every restaurant critic I can find.

Pros: NOTHING PRO

Cons: BAD SERVICE, COLD FOOD, UNFRIENDLY

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Food was amazing and service was very attentive. We came in without a reservation but were seated promptly.

2
★★★★★

Food was amazing and service was very attentive. We came in without a reservation but were seated promptly.

Pros: food, wine list

Cons: crowded

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Great food, reasonable prices, good wine list, nice atmosphere, attentive and knowledgable service. What more can I ask for?

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★★★★☆

Great food, reasonable prices, good wine list, nice atmosphere, attentive and knowledgable service. What more can I ask for?

Pros: Service, Food, Reasonable $$

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New Year's Eve is also my boyfriend's birthday. Every year, I try to find a nice, intimate restaurant to take him. The Patois website has some GREAT pictures that really show off the embiance I could expect - and we were not disappointed. On a cold night, it was an oasis of warmth, comfort and romance.
Seated immediately, though a little early for our reservation. Excellent service went above and beyond expectation (I casually asked what kind of fruit was used as a garnish, the waiter returned with a piece of the unusual pear/apple to show it to me. This at his last seating on a night when he probably wanted to be anywhere other than working! I've been there, I know!) Perfect level of attentive / hands-off service that a couple could want on a special night.
Guess where we're going for Valentine's Day?

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★★★★★

New Year's Eve is also my boyfriend's birthday. Every year, I try to find a nice, intimate restaurant to take him. The Patois website has some GREAT pictures that really show off the embiance I could expect - and we were not disappointed. On a cold night, it was an oasis of warmth, comfort and romance.
Seated immediately, though a little early for our reservation. Excellent service went above and beyond expectation (I casually asked what kind of fruit was used as a garnish, the waiter returned with a piece of the unusual pear/apple to show it to me. This at his last seating on a night when he probably wanted to be anywhere other than working! I've been there, I know!) Perfect level of attentive / hands-off service that a couple could want on a special night.
Guess where we're going for Valentine's Day?

Pros: Atmosphere, Delicious Food

Cons: No frites on our menu

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We've been here twice and each time was really great. The food is excellent and the service is attentive, pleasant and makes for a great experience. Very French and intimate, it's a great place for a romantic meal.

2
★★★★★

We've been here twice and each time was really great. The food is excellent and the service is attentive, pleasant and makes for a great experience. Very French and intimate, it's a great place for a romantic meal.

Pros: romantic, great food, great service

Cons: not cheap

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I go here for all my special occassions. maybe five times a year. I love it! the ambience is perfect relaxed but romantic and charming. the service is always good and the food is terrific value.

i don't understand the negative reviews. I have never been disappointed.

2
★★★★★

I go here for all my special occassions. maybe five times a year. I love it! the ambience is perfect relaxed but romantic and charming. the service is always good and the food is terrific value.

i don't understand the negative reviews. I have never been disappointed.

Pros: escargot, salmon, steak

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I have been to Patois too many times to count, twice in the past 10 days. I have never had anything less than good service.

You'd think that I would have come across this loud owner or something, but not yet. I can imagine that would rub you the wrong way... but I wouldn't know.

What I can say: the prices are good, the food is great, the ambience is wonderful. Last night I said to my wife "why don't we come here more often!?! I want everything on the menu"

Eventually I will.

2
★★★★★

I have been to Patois too many times to count, twice in the past 10 days. I have never had anything less than good service.

You'd think that I would have come across this loud owner or something, but not yet. I can imagine that would rub you the wrong way... but I wouldn't know.

What I can say: the prices are good, the food is great, the ambience is wonderful. Last night I said to my wife "why don't we come here more often!?! I want everything on the menu"

Eventually I will.

Pros: Frites

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I had a wonderful meal here. I arrived around 9:30 pm on a Thursday with my fiance. We were seated immediately. We enjoyed the appetizers of vegetable tartine (fab!) and the special for the evening, clam strips with arugula (I could eat that every night).

My salmon was wonderful, and my finace is still raving about his steak frites. All this and a bottle of wine for ~$100. Lovely!

2
★★★★☆

I had a wonderful meal here. I arrived around 9:30 pm on a Thursday with my fiance. We were seated immediately. We enjoyed the appetizers of vegetable tartine (fab!) and the special for the evening, clam strips with arugula (I could eat that every night).

My salmon was wonderful, and my finace is still raving about his steak frites. All this and a bottle of wine for ~$100. Lovely!

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I had a very romantic meal here and the food was excellent (both of the dishes we got were "out of this world" good and we both cleaned our plates). We sat in the back and the mood was perfect for our anniversary dinner.

Unlike some of the other reviewers, we found the waitstaff helpful, full of good suggestions and attentive.

Although the night ended up being a bit pricey, it was worth every penny (and scrumptious bite).

2
★★★★★

I had a very romantic meal here and the food was excellent (both of the dishes we got were "out of this world" good and we both cleaned our plates). We sat in the back and the mood was perfect for our anniversary dinner.

Unlike some of the other reviewers, we found the waitstaff helpful, full of good suggestions and attentive.

Although the night ended up being a bit pricey, it was worth every penny (and scrumptious bite).

Pros: Great Menu Choices, Delicious Food, Romantic Setting

Cons: Long Wait

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The fare is quite basic for a French Bistro. The prices are reasonable and the wine decent. Food isn't over the top, but it didn't hurt my stomach either :) Staff could be quicker.

It's a good place to go when you want a cheaper casual dining experience.

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★★★☆☆

The fare is quite basic for a French Bistro. The prices are reasonable and the wine decent. Food isn't over the top, but it didn't hurt my stomach either :) Staff could be quicker.

It's a good place to go when you want a cheaper casual dining experience.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Slow staff

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This is a great French resturaunt with a unique atmosphere. It has a wonderful Garden that is enclosed in the winter with a fireplace. Very romantic. Excellent food that is well worth the price. Highly recomended.

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★★★★★

This is a great French resturaunt with a unique atmosphere. It has a wonderful Garden that is enclosed in the winter with a fireplace. Very romantic. Excellent food that is well worth the price. Highly recomended.

Pros: Great Atmosphere, excellent Service, Amazing Food

Cons: No Parking, Very Busy

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For a nice meal with wine that won't crush your wallet, check out Patois. The food was very good--especially my starter of Lemon Sardines. My girlfriend's salad was bland and could have used some chevre. Our entrees hit the spot and were better than anticipated--I had the Tempura Soft Shell Crabs and she the Salmon & Lentils. Both were delicious. We ordered a bottle of wine -- Graff Riesling - but service was poor and half of it remained in the fridge until we were done eating. We complained and was treated to a delicious Muscat on the house. The desserts were unbelievable -- the Peaches the peaches! And also try the berries and cream. We left satisfied, well-fed, and all for around $100. It wasn't Balthazar, but it was a nice night.

2
★★★★☆

For a nice meal with wine that won't crush your wallet, check out Patois. The food was very good--especially my starter of Lemon Sardines. My girlfriend's salad was bland and could have used some chevre. Our entrees hit the spot and were better than anticipated--I had the Tempura Soft Shell Crabs and she the Salmon & Lentils. Both were delicious. We ordered a bottle of wine -- Graff Riesling - but service was poor and half of it remained in the fridge until we were done eating. We complained and was treated to a delicious Muscat on the house. The desserts were unbelievable -- the Peaches the peaches! And also try the berries and cream. We left satisfied, well-fed, and all for around $100. It wasn't Balthazar, but it was a nice night.

Pros: Nice Bistro Feel, Open Kitchen!, Decent Wine List

Cons: Poor Service, Salad needed more

 

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