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

Petit Louis Bistro - Roland Park Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.petitlouis.com
  • Phone: (410) 366-9393
  • 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: French, Provencal, Comfort Food
  • 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 (410) 366-9393

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was excellent and the service outstanding . I happen to understand French but for those who don't it can be annoying when most of the plates and ingredients are mentioned in French . The proximity of the tables can make conversations challenging at times. Overall an enjoyable dinner especially the cheese tray at the end of the meal."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Petit Louis Bistro helped my wife and me celebrate our 40th anniversary. The food was delicious and they did a great job responding to specific dietary needs. Overall, we had a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This was a find in the middle of a quiet Baltimore neighborhood. The menu was extensive, the food well-prepared and the service excellent."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We love everything about the restaurant. The staff is terrific. Friendly whenever we are there. Food is always good and we love the menu."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Came here for my boyfriend's birthday! Everything was really tasty but the two stars of the whole night were the Eggplant Napoleon with tomatoes & chèvre and the Peach Tart. The manager is extremely friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Been going here for 10 years visiting Baltimore every year from New York. Love love love it at Petit Louie. You will be hard pressed to believe you're not in Paris! !"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "After several visits, the food has always been well prepared and served. Service is very efficient and anticipatory of needs. Very French bistro atmosphere similar those experienced in France."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We came here for restaurant week and has a great experience. We took the prefix menu and both appetizers we had were outstanding. My hatband is normally an eggplant hater but he wanted more of my eggplant. The mains and dessert were good as well. The service was attentive but not intrusive."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I was looking forward to going to Petite Louis for weeks. We were seated immediately and our server comes over after about 30 seconds asks if we know what we want to drink. We asked for some more time. She came back in exactly one minute and asked again and if we knew what we wanted to eat. We asked for a little more time since we just opened our menus. She then did not come back for 15 minutes. I saw here whisper something to the manager and he came over and asked "if we were hungry". I laughed. After our first course the original server comes over with two wine glasses and puts them on the table. After a couple of minutes she runs back and removes the glasses. Stating "these were for a different table. Wow."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Went for Restaurant Week was a tad apprehensive as the reviews were mixed. The aubergine appetizer was to excellent. Opted for the wine pairing and was happy with the selections. Though this restaurant is not close to me it was a great find. it's a shame that the sister restaurant in Columbia did not have a similar selection to choose from (they had one prix fix menu and no choices among the courses)"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The service was impeccable and the food was great. The only problem is the very high noise level."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Visited thanks to Restaurant Week. Got the RW 3 course meals with wine pairings. That gave us tastes of nice wines we never had paired by pro's. Wait staff was perfect- some French accents for authenticity, knowledgeable about the wines, didn't ask every five minutes about how was our meal (because they already knew it was great), good pace so we were not rushed or waiting."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "A potentially romantic (and delicious) dining experience that we will not repeat. The noise level was obnoxiously intrusive. We couldn't hear each other at all and simply gave up conversing, ate, and left. Too bad. Everything else was really good."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed our lunch immensely, as always! Quiche is the best anywhere and we loved the profiteroles."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Superb food. Outstanding, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Very attentive and having the sommelier serve our wine was a treat. The bread and butter was so god that I could make a meal of just that! The young man who waited on us was excellent very charming, great sense of humor and his manners and knowledge speaks well of the training he received at your Restaurant. Superb experience. This is why one goes to a Restaurant such as yours! We'll be back and soon."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The food was okay, nothing fabulous. Despite the stuck up server making a big deal about the duck being cooked medium rare, the duck was overcooked. Also they forgot to add the coco nibs/sprinkles/ whatever was supposed to add the crunch to the chocolate mousse. I had heard really good things about this restaurant, however I did go for restaurant week, so maybe they could not handle the high loads well. Or maybe people get fooled by the price and think they are getting an amazing experience. I have been to France, the food here is fine but nothing super innovative."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Petit Louis Bistro offers one of the most consistent fine dining experiences in the area. The service is impeccable and the preparations measured and delightful. A simple mesclun salad carries a subtle dressing that enhances, but does not overpower, the fresh greens. Each entree is memorable. Having moved here recently, Petit Louis Bistro is an additional plus of living in this area."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Love the ambience/decor but the food was a bit disappointing. Missed the garlic butter on the escargot and the duck entree was undercooked and the acompaniments were bland. The rest of our meal (salad, steak and pomme frites, etc were tasty and the wine pairings were lovely..just wish the whole experience was above just "good". I also felt a bit rushed and for this type of dinner, should not feel this way."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Petit Louis Bistro - Roland Park for restaurant week, and it did not disappoint. I had not been there for several years, so it was great to see that it had not changed. My husband had never been, so it was a treat to give him this experience. He absolutely fell in love with the Duck Breast, Peaches, Endive and Plum Gastrique entrée. I had the Crispy Eggplant Napoleon appetizer which was out of this world. If you enjoy wine, the pairings option is definitely the way to go. They have a wonderful sommelier."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great service. The food was a mixed bag. My wife did not like her appetizer. I went with a reliable entree, the Croque Monsieur which did not disappoint. The menu reflects the seasonal availability of items, which is a problem when you go in desiring the French Spring vegetable soup and they don't have it (not to be unexpected in August I guess). The soup Du Jour was a cream-based Fennel. Not so good. It was replaced at our server's insistence (again 5 stars for service) and my wife chose the Eggplant Napoleon. The eggplant itself was excellent. Thinly sliced, breaded, crisp and delicious, but was overwhelmed by the cheese layer which was so pungent my wife had to eat a piece of bread to try to get the taste out of her mouth."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Our waiter was very knowledgable about the wine and food preparation. The Desert wines were perfect. I had no idea how the food could be enhanced."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My friend and I really enjoyed the atmosphere, the service and the food. I would recommend this place for a special place to eat. I look forward to trying something else when I go again."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This was not our first or last time to Petit Louis. My wife and I always have a superior experience here but with the savings of Baltimore Restaurant Week it is just that much better."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food was great, the service was awesome, and getting there/parking was easy as well. We had the salmon and duck breast which were both delicious. I asked for my salmon to be well done, though it comes medium...I should have trusted the chef - it was still good but obviously the chef knows better. I had the fennel soup = very good, my husband had the charcuterie which was also very good. For dessert, we had the chocolate mousse which was awesome, but I wish I would have gotten the seasonal berry dish - that looked even better! Its a bit expensive so going here on restaurant week made it very worth our while, however, our meal was so good that we would come back regardless of restaurant week."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food was great but the wine pairing was not worth the extra money."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Best chicken breast of my life. Most of the food was played beautifully. The only complaint was the presentation of chocolate mousse was rather unpleasant. I'll the more graphic image. Sorta of ended the meal on a poor note."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The most striking thing about the place was the over-attentive, over-verbose, pretentious waiters. Followed by the high prices. Nothing special about the food, except my eggplant appetizer. Would have preferred menu completely in English."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I very much enjoyed the outstanding Pris Fixe selection. Our service was excellent. The ambiance in the restaurant is charming."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "As before this is great French cuisine which is friendly and unpretentious."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We loved our dining experience. Simply outstanding waitress and sommelier. Brilliant wine list. Excellent food. I can prepare escargot better, but that was minor to a meal of excellent entrees, outstanding cheese, delicious deserts and great hospitality."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I have been in the Towson area frequently in the last year and have "dined around". This IS the very best restuarant in this area and I wish we had a restuarant of this quality at home. Duck, trout, omelette, appetizers, salads all are fine."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We celebrated our 3rd anniversary in a row at Petit Louis and there is a very good reason for doing so...we have never been disappointed! This one was our 49th and sets up a real conundrum for what to do for our 50th. Oh heck, we'll just do two celebrations."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Lunch was yummy! My out of town guests/ vendors were very impressed and they were from New Jersey/New York-- so that says some thing. Omlette, prawns provencal, medium rare salmon over greens and of course frites! The pace is just right and service is fabulous and unobtrusive-- Perfect setting, classic old time french bistro !"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I have eaten here over 100 times and consider this my favorite resteraunt. It saddens me to say my last meal there was under-seasoned and the service was impersonal with 6 different people taking care of us at 6:00 on a Wednesday but no one taking the time in a half full resteraunt to develop any kind of rapport with us. Maybe their attention is on the new outlet in Columbia? Too bad, because if I have another experience like this one I'll not return to a place that I have a decade of memories at."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "From the hostess who sat us to the wait staff and busboy we felt special and taken care of while dining at Petit Louis on the occasion of our daughters 25th birthday. The salads, appetizers, wine, cheese course and desserts were excellent. On the pricey side but we'll worth it. We would rather eat here once a month than 4 other places once a week!!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food presented at this meal was top notch. The flavors were seasonal and exceptional. I would go back to this wonderful restaurant in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food and the service are excellent. The cheese plate was outstanding too. However, when the restaurant is full the noise level is really deafening."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The evening began well...the ambience was great - charming, warm and welcoming and the Sommelier was very knowledgeable and suggested a great bottle within our price range. Even the appetizers we ordered (beet salad, escargot, mussels and eggplant Napoléon) were all VERY tasty! It wasn't until our main courses arrived that things began going downhill. The duck was flavorless and the dish seemed very disjointed. The fish we ordered was fine, but nothing great. And the presentation for both plates certainly fell short. Attempting to end the night off positively, we ordered cappuccinos - which were completely undrinkable! I really expected more from Petit Louis."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The staff and food are unsurpassed and the attention to detail is impressive! We always feel totally at home and love meeting friends for a special night out."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "What a delight! I've eaten here several times and I'm always amazed at how delicious everything is! I'll keep coming back! I hope to experience food this good in Paris this Fall."
    Dined on 7/18/2014