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Patou French Bistro - 24 Reviews - 1315 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC - French Restaurants Reviews - Phone (704) 376-2233

Patou French Bistro

1315 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 376-2233
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Dinner at Patou on East blvd was a great experience. The food was great and the service was just a good. Great bar and great bar specials. We loved the half price Martini and appe...


Went for brunch and selection was lacking, service was painfully slow, and food was sparse and carelessly prepared, bordering on bland. Prices were outrageous for such poor quali...

French food 1/14/2007

afallon70 Provided by Partner
I was there on Saturday night, first time. We waited 1 1/2 for our order to be taken. I did see there was a band, and the house was packed, but that length of time was ridiculous. When we did order the waitress was gracious. The food did come in about 45minutes. The food was generally good, nothing too exciting. I don't know if they were understaffed, but the kitchen must have been overwhelmed. When it was time to get out check , one person in my party saw some extra charges on her bill. But she knew it would take for ever to get corrected, so she just paid it. We noticed at the table next to us, the same conversation going on, and they requested the manager. Just double check your bill. Overall and okay experience, maybe good on a less busy night. more

What an Expensive, Drawn Out Disappointment. 12/28/2006

littlegirltree Provided by Partner
Went for brunch and selection was lacking, service was painfully slow, and food was sparse and carelessly prepared, bordering on bland. Prices were outrageous for such poor quality. more

2 strikes 10/26/2006

rj28209 Provided by Partner
I first went to Patou with my best friend from out of town. I was embarrassed. For what we were served the prices were outrageous. In addition, the waiter kept disappearing to the back of the restaurant for a ridiculous amount of time. I went back for dinner and the food was late cold and raw. They chose to comp us dessert which was nice but then we could not find the waitress to get our check. I had to get up and get here and the place was empty. Waste of time and money.. more

Patou my new favorite 9/21/2006

ttt333 Provided by Partner
Dinner at Patou on East blvd was a great experience. The food was great and the service was just a good. Great bar and great bar specials. We loved the half price Martini and appetizers. Pros: Food, Value, Music Cons: Parking signage more

So sorry 9/19/2006

sumo3444 Provided by Partner
Patou was once our favorite place in town. We went last Saturday and we will not return. 5 entrees were "sold-out" after the waiter told us it was very slow that night. Several wines were also "sold-out". My steak was not prepared correctly. The once impeccable service at the old Patou is gone. Very sad. When questioned, the waiter told us they were preparing to shut down in a few weeks to renovate? It sounds like there is another story being untold. Pros: tasty pate Cons: not worth returning more

where is patou 9/5/2006

jeffneale Provided by Partner
where is the typical french style? it's gone without a doubt........very disappointing for a such lovely place. Everything went wrong this week-end, it was not even busy. you need some changes......... Pros: bar Cons: service, food more

bad customer service 8/16/2006

pmalderen Provided by Partner
we came back for brunch because we loved the first time experience, we should have stayed home..... the food was cold, dry and so small portion. The waitress was so bored to work I guess. not friendly at all. No management staff came to the table as he was doing before. Very disappointed, won't come back.. Pros: none Cons: staff, food more

a disgrace 7/27/2006

cmlayman Provided by Partner
we returned to this location last night because the first experience was amazing. last night was a disgrace, my meat was raw so the server took the meat off my plate on a saucer ( top class)and returned even worse than overcooked and microwaved. very very disappointed, ask fo rthe management, never came. I run an hospitality company and I will make sure not to recommend this place....... Pros: bar tender Cons: service, food more

all time Patou............ 7/15/2006

brianwall Provided by Partner
I Went for my birthday last night with friends who knew the old patou as well, outstanding customer service. Rudy and Fabien were top class... First time at the new location, only the size changed, otherwise you always feel welcome. ask for a booth in bordeaux room Pros: valet, service, wine list more

Patou real brunch.......... 6/25/2006

helenad Provided by Partner
Second experience, such an improvement done since the last time. Great wait staff, management organization, food was well presented and tasty. Good changes, congrat.......... Pros: service, atmosphere Cons: parking more

great atmosphere for the week-end night out 6/11/2006

intlconsulting Provided by Partner
Just came this week-end for a business/friend meeting with 12 others, the food was outstanding, the service was impeccable and very professional. Good recommendation from the Manager who paired the wines with our food. ambiance in the bar with music after 10.30 pm , great time to spend even with large amount of people. Attentive to your needs. good job Pros: valet parking, food, wine list more

Pat-No 6/9/2006

bostoncooker Provided by Partner
Patou should be called.......Pat-No.........My husband and I ducked in for a Friday lunch. The restaurant was empty, and we were seated behind the bar where world cup soccer was blasting on the television....we asked for the television to be turned down..but then was reseated to accommodate the staff who were watching the set. The waiter brought us a "free taste of soup", and was upset that we did not order it (my husband doesn't care for soup). We ordered the pork tenderloin and asked that the sauce be placed on the side.......he stated "no problem" and then was tiffed when I was annoyed that the sauce arrived over the overcooked pork...We asked for the check, left our card on the table, but the waiter wouldn't pick it we left cash......and a 40 cent was the worst experience we've had in Charlotte. more

tango tango patou.......... 4/25/2006

vasselin Provided by Partner
We had a lot of fun in Patou last night. Everything was amazing, tango, tapas, drinks... All the smiling and professional staff did a great job to entertain the people. very good job, especially for monday nights Pros: food, service, music more

another good one 3/14/2006

michelemoerman Provided by Partner
Just came back with friends, even more enjoyable that the last time. Always something different to offer to the customers, well done will be back when the patio will be open ..... Pros: service, menu, management Cons: web site more

ole ole flamenco in patou 3/14/2006

heatherjenkins Provided by Partner
great night, once again, came with friends to dine and to dance, Everything was perfect. great wine pairing with the paella. we will be back after the holidays. Pros: service, dancing, organization more

New location changed everything. 3/2/2006

shasart Provided by Partner
Not the same wonderful romantic French restaurant we knew and loved on Park Road. No more French speaking waiters, no more trout as if we were in Paris (with the head on). It is a monster space now, like lots of American bistros. We went with a big party and our children and their dates were happy, but alas, I miss the intimate fine place it used to be. House wine was good, appetizers were good, my trout was ok, but the crepe was not good...canned broth in the brown sauce, yuk. Those who are not real connisseurs will most likely be content. Service was average. Pros: good location , good for large group, good for young people Cons: service, food more

Wonderful first experience 2/14/2006

cindiavery Provided by Partner
Loved everything! The best french onion soup I've ever had, then the rich, chock full of lump crabmeat crepe, to the interesting and quite delicious dessert...some type of cream cheese with berries in a fruit sauce. The service was friendly and prompt. I will definitely be back! Pros: food was perfect, fairly priced, great service more

good french style 2/6/2006

ewil Provided by Partner
Just went for the chocolate and wine pairing event. Fantastic, well organized by the General Manager, Fabien. We even stayed for dinner with my friends. Great place to experience something new. Very pleasant and smiling staff, very good. Pros: event, food, staff Cons: website more

Great French restaurant 1/29/2006

comefra Provided by Partner
Being French, I was a bit scared to try this place. But I have to admit that I was extremely pleased with my experience at Patou. Finally a place in Charlotte where romance and great foods come together with a French twist! With a staff multi-lingual that know lots about French food, they can give you greats advices on the food and wine selection. The atmosphere with the French music in the background made me feel at home. And concerning the menu, it is what my grandmother used to make. It is easy and at the same time full of flavors. One word to sum it alltres bon chef! Pros: food, service, parking more

Very Bad Experience 1/12/2006

trimagirl Provided by Partner
Although the food was very good, I would never reccomend Patou to anyone. I've never had such poor service in my entire life. I was stuck in the restaurant for over three hours because of various mix ups by the staff. My small group was never apologized to for the mix up or given any type of break on the bill (which was also screwed up). I will not go back which is unfortunate since the food itself was good. Cons: service, service, management more
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  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 11am-10pm; Sat 4:30pm-11pm; Sun 10:30am-10pm
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