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nathalieconnolly158922
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We tried this spot for our Anniversary. We were lucky and ended up getting a spot st the bar without reservations. We had booked at another restaurant but due to the power outage they were closed. Anyways, happy mistake finding Patois. The food was AMAZING and the service and cocktails were pretty fantastic too!!! We ordered a lot of food, I just wanted to try it all. My fav was the crispy pork belly, jerk chicken, and dirty rice. I can’t wait come back again to try more off the menu.

Atmosphere: 4/5
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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June 17, 2019

As always everything was amazing!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 17, 2019

Friendly and accommodating staff . I would recommend this restaurant for sure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 15, 2019

Had a great time and our server Chantal was so lovely!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 13, 2019

Amazing restaurant 🤗

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 11, 2019

Thanks for the fantastic food experience! Loved it all! Whole Shebang with yardbird upgrade was so worth it! Super duper add-ons included steak tartare, cassava fries, prosperity jerk lobster, pork belly, curry goat doubles, and jerk chicken chow mein. Perfect summer cocktails to wash down the spicy flavours! All my favourites!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 10, 2019

Spent my 25th birthday here with 19 friends. Amazing food, great drinks and a great night! Thank you to our server Winston, and Natalie, the General Manager who organized the whole event and did everything she could to make my night great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 9, 2019

Amazing food. Nothing but praise for the evening, except is way too noisy!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 10, 2019

Food was good but upselling the chicken was unnecessary.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

June 8, 2019

Best lobster we ever had!!! Loved the entire experience!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 8, 2019

Winston was an awesome server!!! It was our 4tg wedding anniversary so thanks so much for a great night!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 9, 2019

Fabulous, sincere fun loving staff with excellent Food ( try the prosperity lobster and doubles) That keeps us coming back. Ya Patois mon, your business cool and curry- See u soon-

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 6, 2019

we were so excited to visit Patois and we were not disappointed. From the response to our online booking (I needed to be accommodated for a disability) to the multiple servers that asked how we were doing, this experience was 5 star. We chose to try the "sha bang" and loved 1. how it came out in waves 2. the presentation 3. the TASTE. my favorite was the kimchi pierogies, my husband loved the friend chicken and our friends raved about the jerk chicken. we ate there yesterday and I have already recommended Patois to at least 11 colleagues. thank you for a wonderful dining experience and we WILL be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2019

I cannot remember the last time I so enjoyed a meal. The food will bring you back for certain- but it is the service that shines. Friendly, knowledgeable, welcoming. I was a single diner, and each staff member made me feel welcome and comfortable. I will certainly return. Many Thanks to your team at Patois.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 2, 2019

Patois is the whole package. There isn't a single thing out of the kitchen or bar that doesn't taste amazing. The flavours are indescribable. Highly recommend the pork belly and rum punch. The jerk chicken is sooooo juicy. The atmosphere was an amazing jam and our server was amazing. Highly recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 2, 2019

Can’t say enough amazing things about Patois. Food is amazing, service was excellent and the vibe is awesome.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 2, 2019

Unbelievable service and the food was incredible! We will definitely be going back frequently. Thank you, Dr. Thomas and Kathleen Bell & Family

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 2, 2019

We had seen this show reviewed on tv and just had to try it. We were not disappointed. Our waitress explained all the dishes and we ordered a good selection to share. Everything she recommended was fantastic and the Rum punch made with 3 different types of rum was the perfect drink to have with the spicy food. The Jerk Chicken Chow Mein was the showstopper, we couldn't finish it, but did our best. This was our anniversary weekend, and we received a glass of champagne with a sparkler, nice touch.We would recommend Patois to anyone who loves good food, great service and a memorable experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 1, 2019

Food was great but felt like I was being rushed out

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

June 1, 2019

The food is creative and delicious. You can never go wrong with the specials especially the Bake and Shark. Staff service is friendly and flawless. Eat enjoy repeat!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 31, 2019

Coming back for the rum punch!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 30, 2019

Came here with some girlfriends on Wednesday and ordered the entire menu. Everything was amazing. We had a guy and a girl serve us, who were so attentive. Have already told 3 people to go here today. 👏🏻 Will come again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 27, 2019

The staff were so warm and inviting. The cocktails were DELICIOUS, and the food was outstanding! Had the OG Fried Chicken-- definitely worthy of all the buzz. Felt very warm and welcoming the whole time, and even was given a lucky double down for the Raps game later on the house! Thanks for the great experience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 26, 2019

Everything was amazing as usual

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 26, 2019

So great we got to taste a bit of everything! We loved the little cute drink that came in the pink funny glass!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 23, 2019

Everything was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 21, 2019

This is a really great restaurant which I will recommend to everyone looking for a great Caribbean spot in downtown Toronto. All the staff, and especially our server were great and very friendly. Food was fantastic. Cool atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 18, 2019

Went there for our anniversary dinner and were treated with the best service possible! The staff are so friendly and lively. On top of that the food is amazing! Great quality and taste. I would highly recommend the spit fiyah steak, pineapple bun burger and cookie butter French toast!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 18, 2019

Vanessa and the rest of the team along with the outstanding food have made Patois one of my favorite restaurants in Toronto. Never change!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 17, 2019

Great customer service provided.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2019

The best!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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