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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Petit Louis Bistro - Roland Park reviews from OpenTable diners
250 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (172)neighborhood gem (169)special occasion (149)notable wine list (137)romantic (97)great for lunch (65)great for brunch (60)hot spot (23)good for groups (22)kid-friendly (18)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    aniea
    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
  • A gem
    hypnosVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Authentic French restaurant in the heart of Baltimore, Petit Louis Bistro is one of the 'Must go to"places I need to visit regularly. I drive 2 hours to be there and enjoy the excellent food and atmosphere. I feela bit in France while idine there...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • New chef ...Great dining experience
    CornerTableVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It's often difficult to to recognize a change in the kitchen without seeing a new menu that reflects the strengths of the new chef. As a regular of the restaurant which has stayed true to its traditional cuisine since its' opening, my wife and I were both surprised and delighted at how much we enjoyed our dining experience. Both the presentation and preparation of our diners were exceptional. As always the service was immaculate. Plan to go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    dinner is always great.........and the food is consistent. this evening we had a bit of an overzealous server.........his drama disturbed my husband, but we did not let it deter us from a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a delight!
    fooddottieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Petite Louis is our favorite restaurant in Baltimore. With the consistent level of professional staff service and friendliness, the delicious menu and the inviting ambiance we always leave with a feeling of happiness and contentment and look forward to our next experience there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch
    baltimoredinerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The restaurant has weekly lunch specials that are seasonal and delicious. They also offer half price wines that complement the meal. A great deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Formerly great
    ollie895
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    From the moment we sat down, our waitress made us feel unwelcome. The others who participated in the meal were outstanding, as in the past. They would aim for the little extras and friendliness that made service there special. Our main server seemed to resent that we were there, and perhaps, keeping her from something more pressing. We have enjoyed the food tremendously in the past. Last night it was just ok. Something is off about the place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a treat :)
    dnk2VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As always a great dining experience...the fennel soup was very good...short rib main dish was excellent...whole shrimp very good as well...definitely worth trying the goat milk ice cream too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic restaurant!
    lbovVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is by far my favorite restaurant in Baltimore. The food is incredible and the service is impeccable. Could not recommend more highly! Also, the wine list is extensive, be sure to ask Marc the sommelier for recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very unique place
    njman
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Took wife there for 20th anniversary and she loved it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    Shoogie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Never had less than a fabulous meal here. Tried the short rib this time and it was not a mistake. Such a good muni makes decisions difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Perfection
    amw410
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The Petit Louis experience is unparalleled. From Patrick's enthusiastic "Bonsoir!" to the special attention given to the occasion you may be celebrating, you feel immediately like a regular. When the excellent server staff attend to your needs at the table, there is a sense of sincere joy in what they are doing. We ordered starters of onion soup gratinee and the charcuterie du jour. Both were notable for their simplicity. For our main courses we enjoyed the duck leg confit and steak frites. Some of the best pommes frites we have ever tasted. We finished with Brillat Savarin cheese - layered with truffles. A special treat of dessert sparking wine followed a great bottle of reasonably priced Cotes du Rhone. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    ErinF
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was my second visit to Petit Louis and it was just as amazing as the first! We had a delicious meal, great wine and yummy desserts! I highly suggest for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent as always
    cfood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I am never disappointed at Petit Louis. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly , and professional. And the food is ALWAYS excellent. I have been a customer here since they opened . I cannot say enough good things about them!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service excellence
    wonderful
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    i have never had such wonderful elegant service....it was our first time there and wont be our last even tho we live in miami!! fantastic food and atmosphere as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine dining experience
    DrEG
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary
    KNAnnapolis
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dutchtreat
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was a find in the middle of a quiet Baltimore neighborhood. The menu was extensive, the food well-prepared and the service excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • our favorite
    nathan10VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We love everything about the restaurant. The staff is terrific. Friendly whenever we are there. Food is always good and we love the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet night out
    Yum1000
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Baltimore best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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! !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistant
    Louie
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great in every category
    Luv2eat
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is great, service not so much
    Pertase1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    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)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding food and service
    Bmore
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The service was impeccable and the food was great. The only problem is the very high noise level.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh? Speak up, darling ...
    2WhoGnu
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • neighborVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch immensely, as always! Quiche is the best anywhere and we loved the profiteroles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Romantic Place
    ChichofiloVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent, as always
    NWGWHuntValley
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic