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  • Atmosphere: 5/5
  • Food: 5/5
  • Service: 5/5
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kati6318
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10/10 - everything. Was. Amazing. Loved the servers, the food was unique and incredible- everything was bettter than the next.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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dab333
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Worst experience ...

Worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant!!! The Owner and Manager were rude to the 26 guests of our party. They didn't bring us all of the items from their prix fixe menu. They brought one appetizer cut in half for the 11 guests at my table! I understand the concept of "tapas style" dining but a beef patty sandwich cut in half is not sufficient for 11 people at a table. We asked for more and then found out that in addition to the $39.99 we were already paying, we were charged for every plate we asked for. Crazy because it was food that we should've received in the first place. Management did not want to take accountability for their staff mistakes and said maybe it went to another table. Management was angry because we were late and had to "turn away guests" and was adamant on getting their compensation one way or another. Overall the food was "okay" and the customer service was horrible. If you have a large party I WOULD NOT recommend this restaurant. Absolutely terrible experience, they didn't even apologize for their behavior.

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November 19, 2017

It was awesome, our waiter guided us through a great experience. If you do go here take your server’s advice a be ready to spend a bit of money to really enjoy what Patois has to offer. It wasn’t crazy expensive; we had a couple drinks each and a fantastic meal for about 100$.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 13, 2017

Everything we ordered was DELICIOUS!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 14, 2017

Great spot guys

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 12, 2017

It was extremely unfortunate what happened to your restaurant a couple years ago, however, I'm sure along with the rest of your guests can agree, this is probably one of the best restaurants in the city. I am very glad that I had chosen this place to celebrate my birthday and I'm pleased to tell you that my family enjoyed every plate -- although I should have gave them a warning about the spice, all was okay because your coleslaw was immaculate and soothed them down accordingly! I would definitely recommend your space to others just because I don't think there is any place like it. So thank you for being such wonderful hosts, I hope to see you again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 12, 2017

Amazing service and cool vibe. We had 'the whole she-bang!' amongst the four of us. More than enough food, but certain dishes i would have loved more of, and less of others. A great way to introduce ourselves to Jamaican inspired food. Would order more off the feature list next time as the doubles were my favourite! Will definitely be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 13, 2017

DELICIOUS! Was recommended this place from a colleague. We were a party of 4 and ordered the "entire menu" option. It was more than enough food for the 4 of us, we even took some home for leftovers. Such a great ambiance - we were surprised the restaurant was full, even at an early 5pm reservation! Cocktail and drink selection is great. We will be back, and next time to try some of the daily specials (which aren't included in the entire menu option)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 8, 2017

Great food. Service and vibes. 🥂

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 6, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious! The staff were all super friendly and very knowledgeable and great at giving recommendations. We all will be going back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2017

Other than being seated at the table right next to the front door we have no complaints. It was a bit cold when the door opened and shut! However, the staff was friendly and food was delicious! We would not hesitate to return with friends!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2017

First time at Patois and it won't be the last. We were 4 people and it was perfect to order the Whole Shebang. Totally worth it for the price, the variety and the amount of food. The staff was really nice and took time to describe each single dish. This is quote a unique restaurant, probably the only place where you can find Chinese Jamaican food. We will go back to try the other dishes on the menu or order the Whole Shebang again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 4, 2017

Why do the best restaurants play such loud music?

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 2, 2017

Very cool vibe and original menu. Food was delicious. I will be back for sure

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

November 1, 2017

We had the most terrific time at Patois... the food was unique and DELICIOUS. The service was just as fabulous. All 5 of us had an above average experience and we have dined in many 5 star restaurants in Toronto. Will reccomend to all my friends and family- if you're reading this for advice/recommendation... YOU MUST GO.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 30, 2017

Food was flavourful - patties were excellent!! Pot stickers good, but room temperature, would have been even better if served hot. Shrimp ball - huge, and great! Oxtail flavourful, again, could have been warmer in temp. Dessert -awesome, tip: let it sit a bit to absorb wonderful flavors before diving in! Service was awesome, friendly, informative, and super fast!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 30, 2017

AMAZING!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 30, 2017

The food here is INSANE! Never disappoints. Our server was also super sweet and attentive. Well def be back again and again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 30, 2017

It's gone downhill since previous visits or it was an off night. The service from our waiter felt inauthentic and there was no love in the food. Fried chicken had no flavour, very bland.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

October 28, 2017

I like a server who tells me they lick the chow menu plate

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 28, 2017

Arrived 5 mins early for a reservation; but waited 15 minutes for our table. Hostess was very friendly. Once seated and drinks ordered; we had to remind our server that we also ordered water. In the hour and 1/2 We were there, never once was our water refilled as we watched our neighbors receive top ups. Food: double down patty, coleslaw and jerk chicken were great. Fried chicken too salty. Drinks: great choice of cocktails. I had my drink in a fresh coconut and my partner had a red stripe. He would've had another one if the service wasn't so poor and if he was asked! He found some of the food spicy and had to eat the jelly from my coconut because we couldn't get anyone to re fill our water. It was quite frustrating being here as my partner complains of the poor service at "hipster" restaurants" and this experience proved him right. A Chinese-Jamaican resto that did not care to service their Carribean patrons well at all.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

October 23, 2017

The food, atmosphere and service even better than before. Can't wait to go back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 23, 2017

I'd give them 6/5 stars

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 22, 2017

A bit loud so maybe not the best place for a "catch up dinner" but food & service were awesome - highly recommended!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 22, 2017

Always love coming to this place. With amazing food and cocktails. Already looking forward to coming back again soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 22, 2017

Everything was amazing. We went to celebrate a friends birthday....and we had so much fun! The food was delicious and the server wonderful And attentive. Thanks for a great night!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 23, 2017

I have been dying to try this place out for a while now and had high hopes, given the description of the food and reviews from other diners. I understand that my expectations may have been too high, but I still was very disappointed with the service and almost appalled with the taste of the food. We had a reservation for 9:45, but arrived 45 minutes early, thinking we could have a drink at the bar. We were told that we could not sit at the bar, as it was only for diners. We were then informed that we would get a drink menu so we could order a drink and stand around. This wasn't a problem, since we knew we were very early. However, we never got the drink menu that was offered. 9:45 came and went, and around 10:15, the staff was seating other people in groups of two and four, who arrived well after us, but also had a 9:45 reservation. I thought maybe because we had 3 in our group, that the table we would get was more suitable for 3, but when we finally got seated at 10:30, we also received a table with 4 chairs, just like the group of 4 who arrived well after us. With respect to the food, I guess I should have figured out that a place with no Chinese or Jamaican patrons (Patios prides itself on being a melding of Jamaican and Asian cuisine) wouldn't have been the most authentic or flavourful food. All the food came out hot and with good presentation, but highly lacking in flavour and interest. In my opinion, I am happy I got to try the highly talked about restaurant. But that's all it has going for it - A lot of talk. Want something a little more interesting and flavourful? Try Harlem on Queen Street. Less Talk, better food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 3/5

October 21, 2017

Food was absolutely amazing. If they’re on special, get the goat doubles.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 22, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing! the service was also great, in particular one server, he was funny and described the food in a way that made you even more excited to eat it. Can't wait to come back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 18, 2017

Incredible as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 15, 2017

Food, service, and atmosphere was exceptional! I ran into our server at the end of the night and said I'd be back next week - reservation already made.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 15, 2017

Amazing food, service and environment

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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