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: (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: 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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Petit Louis Bistro - Roland Park reviews from OpenTable diners
258 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (187)neighborhood gem (184)special occasion (147)notable wine list (142)romantic (86)great for lunch (72)great for brunch (68)good for groups (27)hot spot (24)kid-friendly (20)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • always a treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We are not up in this section of Baltimore often, but when we are we always stop here. The food is always so good, and the service friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Fabulous.
    DEZYNGUY
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Always a favorite before, and it remains so. The service was impeccable and the food well prepared and presented. Highlights included a carrot soup, duck breast and the finest short ribs I've ever tasted. Petite Louis remains a staple in the Baltimore food scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good pre-theater spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We went early so service was excellent. Food has always been exceptional at Petit Louie and this was no exception. As the restaurant filled, the noise level became annoying. The tables are very close together in a relatively small space. I didn't care for my first wine choice, and the steward was very accommodating to offer a second choice, although I eventually settled on a cocktail. I would strongly recommend Petite Louie for the wonderful food, but would advise an early reservation on a weekend if you want to carry on a conversation with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent!
    REW4info
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My wife and I have eaten at the Roland Park Petit Louis bistro on many occasions. We have never been disappointed. The food and service are excellent. The wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable about wines, cheeses, the menu and special menu items. When we arrive the staff greets us by name and spends a little time with us before taking our orders. This creates an atmosphere reminiscent of our visits to different neighborhoods in Paris. It is important to reserve a table for specific times (early or late on weekends) to avoid the noise of boisterous conversations. The dining room is less busy on weekday evenings. The parking lot also fills up, but there is easy parking on the street with no meters (yet).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brams
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Excellent service and ambience makes you want to come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • janetVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Always a pleasure to dine @ Petit Louis. Usually we are there for lunch or dinner, but this time it was a lovely family brunch celebrating my husband's birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • continues to rock my world every time I return
    yummy
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We hadn't ever had brunch because we typically go for dinner. We had Morgan as our server and he was amazing. We decided to share 4 things so we could enjoy sweet and savory and not be limited to one plate person. He was able to suggest the BEST pairings for each course. We had a fabulous time and gave him a 30% tip. I loved the eggs benedict on brioche toast. All the taste without too much bread filler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    TJ17
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was fantastic. Service was good with the exception of drinks. It took forever to get a glass of wine for my girlfriend and a cocktail for myself. I suspect that the bar was backed up. This is a very crowded restaurant and most of the tables are very close together. Not the kind of place that is setup for private conversations. We had a reservation but still had to wait about 20 minutes for a table. Expect to be elbow to elbow with your neighbors but the chef makes you forget about most of the negatives!! Pumpkin soup was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnVVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food and service are always fantastic. Very busy and noisey. Not good for kids. Very european atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • As Always, Completely Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food is amazing as always and the service is impeccable. We were sat very close to another table and heard their whole conversation all night because the woman spoke very loudly but that wasn't the restaurants fault. I always go for the specials and they never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Very Favorite
    OldBaltimoreDivaVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I have reviewed Petit Louis Bistro many times. And my opinion of my wonderful "home away from home" remains the same - excellent! If one has not dined at Petit Louis Bistro, they are missing a very special culinary dining experience. Once again, Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exquisite
    JazzFester
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Wonderful food, wine and ambiance. Petit Louis sets the standard high for French cuisine in Baltimore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Cramped, tiny tables that require rubbing shoulders with the diners next to you, & tres noisy. Faux, faux, faux French dining. Rushed service (pas- de-Paris!) If you must have the Parisian experience… It's not in Baltimore… don't pretend…go to Paris.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday lunch
    Plainmary45
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Service and food were very good. Menu is a little limited. Would recommend for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bonne repas
    jazzVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a very good if pricey meal at PL. We appreciated the warm welcome and accomodations that the staff made for our reservation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Storck
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Restaurant has lost its character since becoming a chain. Service is poor especially if the waiter is dealing with multiple cheese platter requests. Would try other French restaurants than this one. Too bad, used to be our favorite.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a gem!
    MMofBaltimoreVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant with a bakery so you can take home fresh bread or just have a wonderul sandwich and soup. The wine list is excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KeepSmiling
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This resturant is a great Sunday brunch spot. Very relaxing with wonderful fresh food. Menu changes seasonally. The brunch crowd is quiet with a family orientation. The dinner crowd is more energized but the food is still outstanding traditional french.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We're regulars. We love everything about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frapper la tache!
    DanGVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Flew across the country for a college "parent weekend" and our daughter begged for "a nice French dinner" out. Petit Louis Bistro hit the spot for all three of us. Wait service was attentive, friendly, and helpful with menu selections. Menu offered many intriguing choices. Wine list is impressive, but also includes some very good budget-conscious choices for those of us reeling from college tuition. Sadly, now the food in the college cafeteria will seem even more disappointing than before for my daughter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always the Best
    Nancy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The most perfect moderately priced location in Baltimore! The food and service is always second to none for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always love this place!
    anieaVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was just wonderful, we could not have been happier. Brought a friend from San Francisco who had just spent a few days in New York and she was really impressed with the quality of the food. Great menu! The service was knowledgeable, crisp and some of the best around. We always return. ,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.