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Marie Louise Bistro
Marie Louise Bistro

Marie Louise Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marielouisebistrocatering.com
  • Email: marielouisebistro@comcast.net
  • Phone: (410) 385-9946
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 10:30 am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Steak
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Marie Louise Catering’s expansive catering menu is perfect for any corporate breakfast, lunch, dinner, or special event. We offer delicious quality cuisine and a diverse menu at very competitive prices. In addition to standard menu items, we also offer custom menu services for special events. Let us work with you to create the perfect meal to compliment your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Coming Soon!
  • Private Party Contact: Casey (410) 385-9956
  • Special Events & Promotions: Marie Louise Catering’s expansive menu is perfect for any special event. We offer delicious quality cuisine and a diverse menu at very competitive prices. We also offer custom menu services for special events, let us work with you to create a great meal!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Read Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking or a Pay Lot located adjacent to the Bistro at 910 N. Charles Street
A word from Marie Louise Bistro
Marie Louise Bistro is located in the heart of Mount Vernon and specializes in a blend of French, Italian, and Mediterranean cuisine at reasonable prices. The Bistro atmosphere is casual yet upscale, and offers an expansive wine selection to guarantee an affordable and enjoyable meal. We offer delicious quality fare using only the finest and freshest ingredients available.

We are open bright & early 7 days a week for coffee & pastries, and then lunch & dinner throughout the day. We serve breakfast Monday-Friday. We also serve brunch every Saturday & Sunday.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Not a great restaurant, but not ordinary by any means. If you're in the mood for a meal as if you're visiting a provincial bistro... the this is the place. Frog legs are the lightest I've ever tasted, snails in an uncharacteristic demi-glace sauce, and a Beef bourguignon that is truly country thick - then this is your place."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "There was only on server for the entire dining room. She was great and did the best she could. On person ordered his burger medium and it cam out very well done. All of the french fries on everyone's dinner were cold. The vegetables on the portabella sandwich were refrigerator cold and the bread on the sandwich was broken in pieces so it was impossible to pick up. The portion of the linguini with clam sauce was very small. Overall, none of the meals were good. The desserts were fabulous however!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I always enjoy dining at Marie Louis. The restaurant is really cute and I enjoy sitting upstairs at the high tables or bar, ordering one of their many varieties of mussels and a great cocktail or glass of wine. A great place for a birthday or a romantic night out."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Lamb Burgers are great! Be sure to save room for dessert. So many to choose from and all of them are delicious!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Marie Louise has become one of our pre-theater favorites. The menu is creative, with something for every taste. When our server greeted us, she said a table in the back alcove was set for us, honoring my request for a quiet place to talk with friends who joined us. And she asked us when we needed to leave for the theater so she could pace our service. I ordered the grilled trout, so I was surprised when it arrived in broth. The taste was fine, but I prefer crispy fish. One friend asked if shrimp could be substituted for the mussels. When the server returned, she said that the chef would happily substitute, and the idea was so appealing to him that he was going to add it to the menu as a special."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "First, if this is a "French" Bistro they need to get the people in the kitchen a "French" cookbook. A Croque Madame sandwich is NOT made of two pieces of Texas Toast filled with a piece of fried ham and a piece of cheese then topped with a fried egg and covered with a tasteless white paste. If the cook even read the menu description they would have seen how it should be prepared. The Antipasto sandwich was grilled (huh?) and the lettuce and tomato got killed. For dessert we shared a piece of carrot cake that was cold from the refrigerator and dry. Our server was very nice and tried hard but was rushed off his feet. Only 6 tables were occupied during our weekday lunch but it took forever to get our order from the kitchen."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This little French bistro turned out to be a real find. Seated in the adorable dining area in the back, we enjoyed a nice, quiet atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food. The menu was impressive . . . we were expecting only light fare and we were pleasantly surprised with a full menu of mouth-watering choices. The prices were moderate but the food was out of this world. I thought I would skip dessert until I saw the dessert tray. My husband said, "I'll just take one bite of yours," then proceeded to greedily eat 3/4 of the awesome dessert. Even the coffee was great. Will definitely be coming back to this little gem!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Made a reservation through Open Table which was confirmed but the restaurant did not have our reservation. Not a problem for seating as we were there at 6:00 pm. Food was great but service needs to be upgraded. We had trouble understanding our waiter and food was delivered before the waiter came back to ask if we wanted a glass of wine with dinner. He had a lot of tables so that may be the problem."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I reserved a table for four people at 6:15. The hostess never checked for reservations and just kept seating people who said generally that they were supposed to sit at 6:00, and so the tables became overbooked. We were seated just after 6:30, our orders for drinks and food weren't taken until 6:45, we asked about drinks again at 7:05, we had to ask for bread at 7:15, and at 7:30 the food still hadn't arrived and we had to leave. The waitress got haughty with us when we asked politely after the status of our drinks at 7:05. This place is very poorly managed and I have no intentions of returning, though the food looked like it might be decent and the atmosphere was nice. The bread was good. Does that count for the obligatory "Food" rating?"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Couldn't have been more disappointed....from the freezing cold temperature of the restuarant, service that was non-service to the horrible food that took FOREVER to arrive. (burnt french toast, burnt hamburger, cold toast, cold fries). We were a table of 4...not a party of 16. The restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived....waiter was an order taker, but couldn't remember to serve butter with the toast, or realize that we weren't eating the food because it was cold or burnt. Coffee is also terrible! Terrble place...stay away!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The restaurant was uncomfortably cold and when we mentioned this we were told it was because when the front door opened cold air came in. This made no sense since we were seated in the back. The restaurant was not very busy in contrast to what it had been on previous visits."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food is good, prices reasonable, it's quiet and the service was attentive. What's not to like?"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We showed up on time for a 6:15 pm Saturday reservation. Behind two other groups we waited for the absent hostess. Another staffer working a pastry/coffee counter was too busy to assist. The hostess finally showed up, seating us by reservation time. As we had 8 pm show tickets, we bypassed the prix fixe menu. The waitress never even said hello, just took our orders and left. Her coworkers seemed equally busy but far more gregarious. We got our drinks and then sat there, waiting. Random tables had bread, so we asked a busboy for some, which didn't arrive until we were nearly done with our meal. The food (croque madame and fries, gnocchi) was good. We tried to get dessert, but service was just too slow. Other tables had it far worse."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Restaurant was very cold; we left our coats on the entire time. Bronzino was good but I have had better."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We visit Baltimore once a year and have enjoyed Marie Louise Bistro for several years … but not this year. We were not seated until 7:30 for a 7:00 reservation, even though tables appeared to be available. As our visit coincided with Restaurant Week, we decided to choose from the restaurant's special Restaurant Week menu. For each of us, the appetizer and desert were fine, but the entrees were not good. The lamb chops, ordered medium-rare, were well done. They were served on bland, tasteless mashed potatoes with three small, limp asparagus stalks. The duck a l'orange, also ordered medium rare, was rare and had no hint of orange. Overall, very disappointing. With many good restaurants in Baltimore, I'm afraid we will not be back here."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Having dined before with a decent experience, we recommended Marie Louise to our party of 8. Only one person was happy with their experience. An hour had passed before we even got bread at the table. Granted, it was restaurant week, but that does not give you permission to run out of your featured entree and then not offer something else similar from the general menu. I had the salad nicoise and the tuna had tendons going through it. Maryland crab soup was good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food is exceptionally good, even during restaurant week. My friends ordered Bransino and I the Lamp Chops and we all three agreed on the quality of the food. The wine substitution was fine. our only comment was that they did not have enough waitress/ waiter help. That was also true for lunch the previous Tuesday. In both cases I had a early reservation before the crowded times. The wait staff was pleasant and the food was hot."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "2 tiny pieces of crab meat in the cream of crab soup, I had lamb grilled lamb chops for the entrée which were good but they were served with mashed potatoes over asparagus which seemed to be in a warming oven since the mashed potatoes were stiff on the outside. The restaurant itself could use a little sprucing up including the ladies restroom with the out of order stall and stray painting propped up against a wall."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Haven't been here in a couple of years for dinner. Our party of four choose to go with the 3 portion prix fixe meal. Great decision and at $30/ person a great choice. Waiter was excellent and when I was't sure about a bottle of wine I wanted to try, he went off and opened the bottle for me to try and an alternate wine. For a few bucks in this case the alternate wine was superior of the two wines and helped make the meal even better."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I liked the food a little better the year before, however a large group of 22 was upstairs which caused our lunch plate to be served before we finished our crab soup. The soup was flavorful but the spices used covered up the delicacy of the crab flavor. Our waiter was extremely over worked!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Three of us had lunch - there are selections for everyone - including vegetarians. Charcuterie and cheese appetizer was plenty for the whole table. Salads were very good. Open and fresh interior."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I dined her for a Sunday morning brunch. The mimosas were excellent. A little disappointed that they offer a very limited selection of crepes, like 1; which wasn't available. The breakfast/ brunch entrees were pretty good but, what really sold us were their signature cocktails. This restaurant offered the option to dine inside or outside; we opted for the outside and we weren't disappointed, we enjoyed private conversations, good food, and even better drinks while people watching on Charles Street! Not a bad deal."
    Dined on 7/28/2013
  • "Steak tartar and trout were my favorites. Also tried Caesar salad."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This was my and my fiance's second time here. The first time was for Christmas Eve a few years back which lead to us being one of only a handful of patrons. For this trip, I knocked Service, Ambiance and Noise Level because it was insanely crowded. When we arrived, despite our reservation and timely arrival, we were required to wait approximately 30 minutes. I can't be too hard on them though as Valentine's Day was on a Friday and getting a reservation to anywhere in the city required planning at least a week ahead of time. Despite the crowd, the restaurant is a very romantic setting in our favorite neighborhood. We have been very impressed with our meals each time we've been there. We certainly plan on returning sometime in the future."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We booked a last minute reservation here for valetines day, and while they may have had an actual table for us they didn't have the resources to properly service. Our waitress was rushed and kind of rude. Our good was overlooked and super under seasoned and some dishes were over salted. When we mentioned to our server they burned our food and forgot seasoning she got pretty defensive. Unless she cooked it, that wasn't the way she should have handled it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I always past this place and thought of it as more of a take out place because of the gelato and dessert case in the front. We were looking for a place close to a dancing venue that we hadn't gone to before and thought we would give it a try. We've been here twice and both times were really blown away by the quality of the food for the price, really a good deal! My husband and I this last time had both of the duck entrees, and they were equally delicious. We will definitely become regulars. The only down side is they can be a bit slow getting out your main course, not very well staffed but the staff is very nice and they do their best."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Very good Maryland crab soup and my duck confit salad was delicious. Eclair for dessert was outstanding with a real whipped cream filling. A few improvements would be better French bread. Overall, I like this restaurant very much."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We eat at Marie Louise Bistro at least once every two weeks and have done so for years. I don't believe we have ever had a bad meal, Occasionally, the Bistro is understaffed in the evening but that isn't the case at lunch. We are delighted to have an neighborhood restaurant to which we can confidently bring friends and business associates."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great place, the food was very good, some decently priced house wines. We were there before 6 and it was quiet, perfect time to dine with children so others are not disturbed."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Recently had a nice lunch at Marie Louise Bistro. The experience was marred by the inattentive service, due in part to the pre-holiday crowd;it was pretty busy for a Tuesday afternoon the week before Christmas."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "The meal was very slow to arrive, over an hour. When it did arrive, the chicken dish and the burger were ice cold. We had an 8 pm show at the Hippodrome. The entire meal was left on the table. The manager claimed no responsiblity and got mouthy when asked to remove the meal from the check."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Read reviews in advance and decided to take a risk. Lovely ambience, small and cozy. Possibly an off night, but the service was slow, absolutely no pace to the meal, long waits. The food was disappointing. Bland and warm, not hot upon arrival, is never a good outcome from the kitchen. There are many other options to explore in this neighborhood."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "I don't know why others have complained about the service. we found it to be excellent."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Good value and a friendly environment. The décor and lighting may be modified to make it more atmospheric (like a true Parisian bistro)"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Approximately 2 hours before our 7:00 pm reservation on Saturday evening the restaurant called and left a message that our reservation was cancelled and the restaurant was closed for repairs. Very inconvenient"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We enjoyed our evening out at Marie Louise Bistro. The waiter was enthusiastic and informative (spoke a bit too fast with a heavy accent and I speak 6 languages, including his--making it difficult to understand everything). Still, he was friendly and engaging. Food was good--nothing exceptional, but nothing wrong either. I would return in the future, but might do so after exploring others around. You probably won't go wrong by choosing Marie Louise Bistro and I would not deter anyone from trying it."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "We have eaten there in the past and enjoyed everything , but this time the food seemed to be a little off. It was just OK. Unfortunately, we brought a guest from out of town. I hope it was a one time thing, because we like the restaurant."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "The french onion soup is divine! Great menu variety and friendly service. Everything was delicious. European ambiance in the heart of Baltimore."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Staff was friendly, but service slow and food only fair. Two of our dishes were barely warm. I don't like to write negative reviews, but we won't recommend or return."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Every time we visit Marie Louise Bistro, I am impressed with the consistency of their high quality food and service. We look forward happily to many return trips to this relatively undiscovered gem! Their salads are very good and their linguine with clam sauce is better than I had last month in Italy!"
    Dined on 10/17/2013