Petit Louis Bistro - Roland Park

4.8
4090 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf’s uptown eatery features classic French Bistro fare, an extensive, award winning French wine list & a lively Parisian atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Regional French (Provençal), Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Tuesday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm; Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am – 2pm; Sunday Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 366-9393
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Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Chris Scanga
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Private Party Facilities
Private party menus are available for larger groups. Please contact the Private Party Coordinator for additional information.
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Private Party Contact
Patrick Del Valle: (410) 366-9393
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Upland Street
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Parking Details
Lot on Site, Street Parking
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 4090 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Baltimore
256 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I love Petit Louis. It always were we go for our anniversary. It’s rare that I have anything negative to say about our experience but unfortunately this might have been an off night. We started at the bar and the bartender was less then friendly. Odd . And no Patrick to give us that warm welcome. Our waiter was ok but the food was off. My halibut was over cooked and my husband’s croque monsieur was dried out too. The celebratory dessert was wonderful though! I much preferred it to the champagne that’s usually offered.
We will always return because we love it. I’m sure it was just an off night.

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BK
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience. A must do when in Baltimore

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c
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tillman is always our server and he is wonderful. Ask for him.

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OT
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant, offering great food, warm hospitality and an atmosphere of comfort. My go to entree is trout with haricots verre but last night I tried the special-a bronzino with beurre blanc sauce and broccoli and cauliflower. It was superb-melted in your mouth it was so tender. I wish it was offered in the daily menu. Yum!

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AS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was outstanding, service was perfect. Wine was great. Love it

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Petite Louis is always packed. A classic French bistro with everything you’d expect but the shellfish platters.

Wines by the glass are poured at your table.

We had 3 entrees and 1 main. And dessert.

Profiteroles are ice cream in an eggy puff pastry shell
and chocolate sauce.

The dessert alone is worth the trip.

Everything we tried was delicious
Beet salad , escargot, and shrimp and pumpkin
tempura. Our main was steak frites.

75/pp

Very night evening highly recommended

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SK
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food, great service...every time. Despite being very busy, this restaurant never disappoints. The customer service is great. The quality of the food is consistently great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the wine selection was great. Loved the ambience. Busy but were seated quickly. The Lamb Frites is my new jam

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J
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

The food is outstanding but the noise level is awful. Very hard to have a conversation.

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GP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

When in Baltimore, I've been having dinner at Petit Louis at least once every visit. It's something I always look forward to. The food, ambiance - everything!! - always exceeds my expectations.

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's really simple:

The food was perfectly prepared;
The wine was fabulous; and
The service was outstanding.

Put this on your very short list of Baltimore restaurants.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I come here every 3-4 months, especially when I have to meet with 1-2 people. Not sure this is the place to come with a large group. The atmosphere is cozy, food excellent and the service is friendly and prompt without making you feel rushed. Desserts are great! Overall experience each time I have been here has been excellent.

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JJ
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My spouse and I enjoyed a lovely meal for our anniversary. Because we honeymooned in Paris we love to eat French cuisine when we celebrate. We enjoy the authentic French food, notable wine list, yummy cheeses, and desserts. On this visit we enjoyed the escargot--tender and buttery, confit de carnard--a must for one of us whenever we go, always falls of the bone and melts in your mouth, fletan rotie-- a flakey generous portion of halibut accompanies by a carrot pure and creamy bur blanc, and crem brule--a crunchy generous crust and smooth creamy custard. YUM! For our anniversary the maitre d' even brought us each a flute of Alsacien sparkling wine. A lovely ending to a wonderful meal.

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D
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

During our dinner here a glass of wine was spilled by a neighboring table and some of the wine stained one of our parties clothes. The staff was incredibly attentive immediately providing soda to help with the stains, offering to pay and dry cleaning fees, and provided our table with free champagne for the experience. The staff here are professionals who care about their restaurant creating an incredible dining experience. Plus, the food is amazing.

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BG
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

A little loud that evening -advice a little off -great food

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TK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Classic Parisian restaurant ambiance. Attentive service. Good bar. The sommelier was very helpful, found us the right wine for both our orders and it was a very inexpensive wine. It was my wife’s birthday, and they gave here a free dessert without my asking for something.
Best to go on a day when it won’t be packed full, because it is on the noisy side.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Fantastic service.

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S
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Petit Louis Bistro was a truly wonderful experience for my husband and my date night, last Saturday night. We sat at table #23 and really enjoyed ourselves. The service was impeccable and the food was absolutely delicious! Their wine selections were amazing! We will go back again and again!

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EM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

My one critique would be the noise. The volume of noise just seems to bounce around. My in laws won't come anymore because they can't follow conversations and get annoyed. Maybe replace the tin ceiling tiles with embossed wallpaper.

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FF
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our meal on 10/6/2018 was as perfect as you can get. These people know how to make even the most discerning of diners happy!

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KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was very noisy and crowded; a genuine french bistro.

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R
Naples
32 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, we enjoy PL. Onion Soup and Cheese Cart are our favorites.

Our server, Patrick, has always been courteous and friendly.

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JC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always outstanding

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LC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific as always!

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E
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Consistency is the name of the game here!
Good food great service good drinks You feel welcome from the time you enter until you leave
A combination that is hard to beat!

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BL
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

All-in-all a nice night out. Nothing really special or traditional about the menu or cheeses but the food was good and the wine list was well-varied. The restaurant was very loud and the crowd seemed to be a mix of "known" diners and folks gathering for specific purposes - celebrations, business meetings, out-of-town guests, etc.

We spend 2x as much as we would typically spend for a nice meal out, but it was a nice change of pace for a special occasion.

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OT
Baltimore
125 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Disappointed again. Quiche was good but the crust was so hard I could not cut it with a fork or even my knife. Service great.

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N
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a very nice experience with good food, good service and great coffee. The only thing I missed was the great small bread loaves you used to serve.

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SZ
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

If you don't mind an energetic room, the food, service and ambiance at Petit Louis are excellent. It is the place to see the well-to-do Roland Park community enjoying themselves.

Unfortunately, the prices have risen consistently over time. A meal without alcohol is now about $80 per person. The experience if enjoyable, but the decreasing value relegates Petit Louis to special occasions rather than as a regular event.

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C
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nice job of freshening up the accompaniments to the chicken. The peach cake was wonderful and easy to share. Keep up the good work!

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F
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience at this superb eatery. They consistently fire on all cylinders, executing with near perfection delicious meals, world class service, and outstanding wine program. My only complaint is the exceedingly high decibel level that makes for difficult table conversation. Not withstanding we will continue to frequent this gem.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

An excellent choice for French cuisine. We had wonderful wine pairing recommendations.

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RD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful evening at PL.

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D
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Always reliable ordered frisée salad .. always great.. my husbands mussels were outstanding.. my duck confit was good but not as good as I’ve had here .. the skin could have been more crisp .. the profiteroles were incredible.,,,and of course the wine selection is as outstanding as ever ..

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JN
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent. William our Sommelier was fabulous as always. Great Food, great wine, great time!

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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SN
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chose to dine here for our anniversary. The food was terrific as was the service. They are consistently excellent every time we go there. I am willing to try things here I wouldn’t normally order because I know they will be good.

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K
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love it as always. Reliable, good food, good drinks and excellent service.

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MH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our go to neighborhood restaurant- consistently good food.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service. Will be back.

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