Petit Louis Bistro - Roland Park
Petit Louis Bistro - Roland Park

Petit Louis Bistro - Roland Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.petitlouis.com/
  • Phone: 4103669393x
  • 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 5pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Provencal, Comfort Food, French
  • Executive Chef: Ben Lefenfeld
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party menus are available for larger groups. Please contact the Private Party Coordinator for additional information.
  • Private Party Contact: Stephanie Piland 4103669393x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Upland Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Lot on Site, Street Parking
A word from 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Petit Louis Bistro - Roland Park reviews from OpenTable diners
249 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (176)neighborhood gem (173)special occasion (143)notable wine list (130)romantic (85)great for lunch (61)great for brunch (59)good for groups (28)hot spot (25)kid-friendly (17)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Lyon Dinner
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We went for the Lyon prix fixe, and it was absolutely wonderful. Both the presentation and the food were incredible. I can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • once again the best
    dancer
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    when my friend Barry is in town he only wants to go to Petite Louis -- this time we added another guest and she also had a memorable evening -- we always do the whole nine yards -- appetizers to cheese to dessert -- once again it was wonderful -- we ordered all new plates (except me I always have duck!) and our waiter gave such detailed mouth watering descriptions it was hard to decide -- the sommelier suggested 2 really lovely wines for dinner and cheese that enhanced the flavors of our dinner -- this is a bistro to come to for soup and salad or a full 5 course meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Treat from my Wife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    To begin we ordered Onion and Butternut Squash soup. Both were spectacular. My soup was served correctly slightly warm cheese on top and when you turned the spoon to bring up the onions a spot of steam was presented. My wife enjoyed the Butternut squash with a blend of Paprika and olive oil. Main dish was Poached eggs and ham she had ham quiche. Our waited fooled me with a birthday dessert of Caramel toped flan. We now remember what we have missed with this restaurant. You can't go wrong
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Dinner
    GoodFoodwithGoodFriends
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Service, food and atmosphere was great! Petit Louis is the place I go where I am confident I will always have the best of the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous French Fare!
    GBowen
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My husband and I went to Petit Louis Bistro for my birthday and had a wonderful time. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable and was able to help us navigate the French wine list based on our food selections. We had the French onion soup, mussels, chicken breast and the duck leg confit. The duck was by far the best i've ever had - the skin was crispy and extremely flavorful and the meat was so tender it literally was falling off the bone. This will absolutely be put into our special occasions rotation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Petit Louis continues to deliver reliably good food and service. I have been coming here since it opened and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time, first impressions
    JimHVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I am a regular in the group of restaurants and had not yet ventured out to the famed Petit Louis Bistro. I was very excited to bring a fellow foodie who was visiting from out of town. Our service was great and so was the delicious cauliflower soup. We both remarked on how amazing and savory it was. Unfortunately, the quiche lorraine was so underwhelming that neither of us finished it. It felt like something I could have bought at any bakery/deli. Given the experience I've had everywhere else in the family, I will be back to give it another try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Dinner
    PeggyB
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner with a wonderful atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as usual
    Chad
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Attentive service, well prepared basic French bistro fare, and a pleasant neighborhood environment. Outstanding wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Closer to Paris!
    GoodEats
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Well, I had the pleasure of dining at Petit Louis again and since I've traveled to Paris, my attitude has changed about the noise level. I get it now. I ate by myself, but chatted with my neighbors and had a very enjoyable evening. I'll be back again and again. Next time I'll call directly and speak with Patrick whom I had the pleasure of meeting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprisingly good
    Joe3
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I've eaten at Petit Louis before, and the food was (as is) consistently good. But in previous visits I found the service to be off - too few servers, too long a wait between service visits. This time however - my impression was they significantly stepped up their game. The food was very good - and the service was impeccable - timely but not intrusive, and this with a rather packed house (it was a busy Friday evening). I was pleasantly impressed. Petit Louis definitely moved up several notches on my "go to" list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jvrv
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Outstanding service staff, great menu. We had the beet salad, salmon and steak frites. Everything was exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoy PL
    Hilanne
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Always noisy always welcoming and I always enjoy the duck confit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very noisy!!
    Denise
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Requested a quiet table THREE weeks in advance, and request was not honored. For regulars who never make requests, I found this unreasonable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely neighborhood French bistro
    ces1
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had onion soup and fois gras appetizers. Both very good. We followed the advice of the sommelier who suggested a wine to go with the fois gras, which really enhanced the experience. For the main dish we had the duck breast and the steak frites. Both were excellent. Lovely bistro atmosphere, good buzz of conversation in the room, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    Meals4Pts
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband is new to the area and I have been introducing him to the variety of restaurants in Baltimore. Petit Louis was one of the Foreman/Wolf restaurants that I wanted to introduce. So, when my husband asked me to look for a quaint place to have a low-key anniversary celebration, this was my first choice. Like our meals and service at Charleston, Cinghiale and Johnny's, we enjoyed our experience at Petit Louis. I had dined there many years before and enjoyed the food and Parisian ambiance, so I was hoping not much had changed. I wasn't disappointed. The entire staff was very attentive and from the time we arrived til the time we left, the staff was very thoughtful in making note of our special occasion. The evening was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this restaurant
    Classact
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The waiters and waitresses are true professsionals. They have style and real grace. The food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dependably Scrumptious
    Leptodora
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Petit Louis is always a delight to visit. The staff is as outstanding as the food. Whenever there is a lecture at St. Marys, we always dine at Petit Louis. It really starts the evening off right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome, as per usual
    kateewaldVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Thanks again for another great time! An impromptu brunch turned into a special, indulgent occasion. Great service and food - I'm still stuffed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem
    PeterChicago
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Wonderful Overall experience. Food, service and atmosphere reminded me of being in Paris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable bistro
    Outoftown
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Petit Louis is modeled after a typical French bistro in its décor. The restaurant is situated on an attractive street in a residential area with old homes. The brunch menu offers numerous options from scrambled eggs to chicken breast with mushrooms inspired by a French approach. The atmosphere at brunch was calm and relaxed. Parking in front of the restaurant is somewhat limited, but we were able to find a spot on the street.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful French bistro
    TwoBaltimoreFoodies
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Really enjoyed our first time dining at Petit Louis Bistro. We were there for a birthday dinner and we were not disappointed. The bread (baked in house!) and butternut squash soup was a great start. We had the trout almondine and salmon grille. The food tasted wonderful and the portions were perfect (left us feeling full but not stuffed). The only mark off was for dessert: the pear tart was simply OK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and Service Outstanding
    HungryManBob1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We loved the total experience from walking in to our seating. the food was very delicious flavorful. Impeccable service, Will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • French Dinning
    bkallday
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We loved it. ... .................................. ......................... ..................................... ..................................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A little piece of Paris
    laurenw
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our date night visit to Petit Louis exceeded expectations. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable & the restaurant was decorated beautifully. The whole experience was like a little piece of Paris in Roland Park. The food was impeccable. We particularly enjoyed our entrees; I had the duck breast & my boyfriend had the lamb sirloin. The sommelier was friendly & gave expert wine suggestions. Our only complaint was that we were seated at a two top table very close to two other couples resulting in a bit less of a romantic experience than we had hoped. We can't wait to revisit this delightful bistro & try some of their other culinary creations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I mentioned that it was our tenth anniversary, and the waitress treated us to an eggplant Napoleon appetizer that was out of this world along with an amazing lunch! We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    Debbie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints. Service is excellent, food is fresh and delicious, great wine list. The best of the Foreman-Wolf group in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovey dinner
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This was not my first time dining at Petit Louis. I had visited the restaurant several times for lunch, but never for dinner. I always have been very impressed with the food. I took the opportunity to have dinner with a friend there recently. The food was absolutely great! It is definitely a wonderful choice for lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great weeknight spot
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Another great meal after a hectic day. Our neighborhood is lucky to have a restaurant with great food and fantastic service that is perfect for special occasions or a mid-week night out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant!
    frenchfoodie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This restaurant had delicious and authentic french food -- something I was never expecting to find in Baltimore! It's truly a neighborhood gem, tucked away in a suburban corner of the city, yet offering food that stands out. Having tired the chocolate mousse after a fabulous steak frites - some of the best I've had in the US - I'm looking forward to going back and trying everything else on the menu!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Angele
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great food - fine service! Very nice to have "gifted" the birthday girl with creme brulee - completely unexpected and delicious
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Balfrog
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great at ospere, just like a french bistrot! Best steak frites in town Excellent service, Great sommelier and wine list Evening menu could be more exciting...not enough seasonal offerings!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • not much lunch food
    neighbor
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Petit Louis is a really great place. The service in particular is far above most restaurants. But if going for lunch plan that it is your main meal of the day. Not really much in terms of light fare or lunch foods on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Justin
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The level of service we received was exceptional. Brought some visitors from out of town in on their first night and the restaurant made a great first impression.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Dinner
    SusannaFromNewHope
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Petit Louis is consistent: Simple ingredients perfectly prepared. The service is always excellent. The sommelier always helps you choose the perfect wine to compliment your meal. We had the scallops, the lamb tenderloin, and the duck breast, and everyone was quite happy with their choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2cook
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We dine at Petit Louis regularly. The food is dependable and excellent and the service is always superb. It is a bistro, but the food is better than mere bistro food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always love coming to Petit Louis
    anieaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Really good, well cooked food and exceptional service. Love this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    PL Roland Park is always a pleasurable and classic dining experience. Patrick and Jen are warm and welcoming, service is great, food always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • At the top of its game
    DenjggVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Like a star athletic at peak performance, Petit Louis continues to knock the food ball out of the park. Classic French Bistro dishes served with contemporary flair are crowd pleasers. Along with a rotating list of specials to keep long term patrons onboard. A deep & wine balanced wine list closes the deal. The staff is professional & very knowledgeable and treats regulars and newcomers alike with that magical touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    aeluckett
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had a fabulous time at Petit Louis. The manager, Patrick, makes all the customers feel right at home and very welcome. The food and service were both excellent and the ambiance is excellent! Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate