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About Petit Louis Bistro - Roland Park

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

Cuisines:
French, Regional French (Provençal), Comfort Food

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

Cross Street:
Upland Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 366-9393

Website:
http://www.petitlouis.com/

Parking Details:
Lot on Site, Street Parking

Executive Chef:
Chris Scanga

Private Party Facilities:
Private party menus are available for larger groups. Please contact the Private Party Coordinator for additional information.

Private Party Contact:
Michelle Martin: (410) 366-9393

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Petit Louis Bistro - Roland Park Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (118)
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Good for Anniversaries (81)
Notable Wine List (80)
Authentic (77)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Romance (55)
Cozy (53)
Worth the Drive (49)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Pre/post-theatre (30)
Business Meals (28)
Lunch (26)
Casual (21)
Brunch (19)
Comfort Food (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Group Bookings (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
People Watching (15)
Fun (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Late-Night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Seasonal (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
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Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

We've never been disappointed with a meal at Petit Louie. Many French restaurants in the U.S. tend towards heavy dishes and are not authentic. Both the food and ambience at Petit Louie reminds us of past trips to France. On this trip we met friends for dinner and all of us greatly enjoyed the meal, the wine, the space and the service. It is a gem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

The food wsd delicious and the service wss amazing. My new favorite restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine's Day prix fixe dinner with wine pairings. Rose Champagne aperitif was corked but I didn't discern that until I had drunk a couple of sips. Should have sent it back but didn't. Meal was wonderful. Wine pairings for the most part were good. Chateau Gloria Bordeaux was too tannic and young to drink and the dessert wine did not pair well with the Macadamia Cremeaux, but the other pairings especially the Sipp-Mack Gewurztraminer with the Terrine of Foie Gras was spot on. Wonderful and attentive service and a nice table location made for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I had Valentine’s Day dinner at Petit Louis. We have been dining here off and on for many years. What I like best about their meals is the wine pairings. The food is usually very good. But the wine pairings are so perfect that it makes it especially enjoyable. The Valentine menu was excellent. My husband loved his steak. I loved the shellfish bisque. The scallops were very good. The wines were perfect with each course. We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

A quaint favorite, and so very French. For example, the world's best French onion soup! However, what keeps us going back, in addition to the seasonally appropriate fireplace, is the service. Nowhere else is the service so, well, perfect. A meal there is like being king and queen for a day!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Sat in the area to the right when entering - noise level much reduced from the left side. Food as always prepared and served with class. Always a treat!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Have been here before, and it Is always very nice. It is often quite crowded, but on this Sunday evening it was busy, but not overcrowded. The noise level was not unpleasant. As usual, the staff was very helpful and attentive. And the meal was delicious. This is a wonderful place for special occasions when spending a bit extra for authentic French cuisine is worth it.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We've been there many times. The food, the service , the attention we get .... being greeted by Patrick ....all make it a special evening

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food here is amazing. Top notch French cuisine and they have a knowledgeable sommalier and a cheese cart. It was a bit crowded and noisy, but we did go on a prime night shortly before Valentine's Day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food really wasn't good at all, here are the highlights. there 3 of us having dinner on a Thursday night. My skate was soggy and floating in butter, my husband' s steak was tough and not very good at all (if you cannot deliver steak frites . . . ) my daughter had 3 appetizers for her dinner 1 out of the three were good (An eggplant dish), a gnocchi appetizer was again floating in melted butter, gnocchi had a terrible texture.. We will not return.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 7, 2018

My favorite French restaurant by far. Always love going, never disappoints. Adore Patrick, he's the best! Service is always spot on.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Loved the hangar steak. It’s noisy but fun. Great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Absolutely delightful evening. The food is remarkable, the service is unmatched. We had such a nice time and cannot wait to return!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Overall, everything was great at Petit Louis, as always. The only thing was our waiter initially seemed to be very anxious to get our order. We seem to often have this issue at restaurants, so we've taken it into our own hands. We order our appetizers first and then don't order the entree until the appetizers arrive. Otherwise, it seems we're on a dining treadmill -- We haven't been given the opportunity to linger over our meal and enjoyed our evening together. This seems to prevalent throughout Baltimore restaurants. Maybe other patrons are always in a rush and we're the exception. I'm just not sure. At any rate, once our waiter picked up on our cues, all went well ... just wish it was all a little more intuitive.

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2018

A real French Bistro in a building that looks like it was brought over from the old country. My only regret is not actually going to this place sooner after knowing about it for so long.

Tags: Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2018

You can count on Petite Louis for a exquisitely prepared meal. Our hanger steak and grilled salmon were delivered right from the grill cooked exactly as ordered and the accompaniments were equally delightful. Make your reservations early for weekends.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My husband and I are always happy with our choices at Petit Louis. The staff is friendly and approachable. The food is always marvelous. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a respite from fast food and American fare. Petit Louis gives us an opportunity to feel as if we are in Europe, if only for a few hours.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on February 1, 2018

We have lunch once a month at Petit Louis and love the food and the service. It compares very favorably with meals we have eaten in Paris both in quality as well as in value.

Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on January 31, 2018

I've had better meals at here in prior visits. While the service is OUTSTANDING and the training of staff well evidenced, I thought the kitchen suffered and seemed belabored. Skate was very mealy. Sweetbread appetizer overdone. A very good beignet shrimp though.

Off nights happen.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Casual
Food2
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Disappointed AGAIN! This is the 2nd time I’ve been disappointed with lunch. The first time the steak was too tough to eat and this time the quiche was sent back and another entree had to be selected because I couldn’t cut the crust of the quiche with a fork or a knife. What has happened? Hopefully, this fine restaurant will get back on track.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Petit Louis is a reliable and consistent venue for top notch French food. The service is impeccable. The environment is welcoming and warm. Wine aficionados will be pleased with the extensive wine list. The staff are attentive and very knowledgeable about wines and food. It is a great neighborhood restaurant and always a big hit when my out-of-town guests come to visit Baltimore.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

One of my favorite places. I had a gift card burning a hole in my pocket. So off we went. It was Restaurant Week so the place was crowded even at 6:00 pm

Food was delicious as always and the service is great. Well trained waitstaff. We both ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. Three courses for $35.00. Food was excellent.

My only issue with this place is the noise level. It is impossible to hold a private conversation. Won’t stop me from returning, but it is annoying, particularly because the restaurant draws an old Roland Park crowd.

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant week is likely the reason the evening wasn't as successful as previous meals. We did not order from the special menu. What we received was ok, though salad was smaller than the 'old' frisee (and no blue cheese). Other elements of meal were lukewarm, at best. Because of the bustle, we chose not to make a big deal. Lovely servers but food not quite hitting the typical PL mark.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Every meal exquisite, surpassed only by the service!

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent service, delicious food and great bar. Only negative is it’s loud.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always amazing food and wine and service. We drive 5 hours from Pittsburgh, PA to Baltimore, MD about once a month to visit my elderly 94 year old parents. Our treat is dinner at Petit Louis Bistro. The folks at the restaurant know our situation and have been gracious hosts to us!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was outstanding and the service superb. We will be going back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Best authentic French restaurant in Baltimore. Been a favorite for years. Never a bad meal and always meets expectations.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great experience for restaurant week. The staff is very kind and courteous. Great food and wine.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Our table was in a good spot for catching up. The severs were great. The food spectacular! A+ to Little Louie!!

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I came on a very crowded Saturday night. Although we had to wait for our table, we were seated fairly quickly. The staff was very friendly and responsive. The food was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Authentic, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I actually cannot wait to return to Petit Louis. We had a wonderful dining experience. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. The service was swift and the appetizers/entrees were staged appropriately. And the food? It was absolutely amazing. The whole roasted chicken for two is a must (even if you are solo... leftovers will heat just fine)!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Such a great choice! The food and drink was delicious. Customer service was outstanding. The ambience was warmth and friendly. Will definitely be there again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Baltimore, I have never been disappointed. The food is always top tier in terms of preparation, presentation, and taste and I do not know of too many places that can match the service. We never felt rushed and never felt as if the staff were hovering over us, rather they intuitively seem to know when to attend to our needs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience4
Service1
Value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food and service were wonderful. Full restaurant meant high noise so conversations amongst ourselves was trying. Will definitely return- cannot believe we have missed dining here

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Everything was delicious!!! Service was great. Will go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Petit Louis never fails to deliver authentic French bistro food and excellent service.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Charming old world atmosphere. Makes you feel like you are in Paris. Every waiter is an expert on the cuisine and the wine. Food is French in its best sense. Only a little noisy with tables so close to each other.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Food was good, not great. I was expecting a little bit better as I was there during restaurant week but did not order off the RW limited menu.
I wouldn't avoid dining there again, but I'm in no rush to get back any time soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Petit-Louis has a genuinely French "feel" to it. Service staff are pleasant, articulate, and prompt.
We had the prix fixe lunch on January 17 and found everything very good, except for the lamb entree, which was good but not up to the level of the salad, the dessert, or the wine. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List

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