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About 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.

Stop in for a meal or even just a cup of coffee!

904 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Mediterranean, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Read Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 385-9946

Website:
http://www.marielouisebistrocatering.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Street parking or a Pay Lot located adjacent to the Bistro at 910 N. Charles Street

Private Party Facilities:
Coming Soon!

Private Party Contact:
Casey: (410) 385-9956

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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!

Marie Louise Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Special Occasion (11)
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Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Casual (6)
Authentic (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Business Meals (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very impressed with breakfasts, although web page says they start serving at 8:00 and they don't actually start until 9:00. Dinner very good -- both service and food quality. We asked for theater discount and our waiter was unaware -- later he suggested a discount less than what was agreed with theater. overall, we love this place and will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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service4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our server Tiffany was very attentive and provided great service at the upstairs bar. Food was superb and great value! We came from Silver Spring for a concert at the Peabody. This is our go-to place before the theater/concerts. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I love your beef burgundy and have had it often. Unfortunately last Tuesday, the cubes of beef were really bad. The meat we had was almost entirely gristle and was actually gelatinous because there was so much fat. I know you have to watch costs, but I'd prefer having half as much beef if I had better quality. Gregory was a wonderful waiter and handled the problem nicely. I already have plans to return and truly hope you'll be able to correct this one weakness that we experienced in your lovely restaurant.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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food1
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

perfect last minute dinner before catching a late train. delicious dinner and we could hear ourselves plus wonderful pair of musicians playing jazz.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal there and couldn’t have had a better time. Service was exceptional, friendly, professional and accommodating. And the pastries...oh the pastries! The fruit tart, the dark chocolate cake and the eclair were spot on. Skip the pineapple-coconut tart. But go for everything else.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Casual
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was VERY SLOW. It was a holiday, but there were very few customers.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This bistro has very nice food and a wait staff that is attentive and pleasant. The food is authentic and apart from a bit of the wait from our oysters, the evening went smoothly. What could improve the place a bit is that the space is a bit cold and gives you no memories of a cozy French bistro, more of a Baltimore vibe that needs warmer lighting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is a very approachable restaurant with some interesting dishes from the Mediterranean region. The lamb two ways (appetizer) was probably the best dish of the night: tasty and well-prepared; the salmon carpaccio was delicious, but there were too many sun-dried cherries and that made the dish overly sweet. The bouillabaisse had muted flavors of fennel and saffron; the broth was more of a clam-based marinara sauce, good, but not what we expected. The bass with herb risotto was tasty, but a tad overcooked. As dessert, we had a pineapple tart that was really good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Dining at Marie Louise Bistro is always a treat! The relaxed atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious food are great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Gem of Baltimore! And definitely save room for dessert!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 1, 2017

What's going on in the restaurant industry. The last several restaurants I've been to have all had problems. Unfortunately Marie Louise was no exception. Why are restaurants running out of wines on their wine lists? It shouldn't be that hard to keep a current list. I don't want to order a second bottle only to be told that the "first" was the "last." This happened last night. But that's not a big deal. What is a big deal is a dish that's supposed to be hot being served at room temperature and after being sent back to be heated is served again at room temperature. That's simply not acceptable and ends up ruining everyone's meal. The restaurant was not busy and seemed understaffed. I never saw a hostess or manager whom I could speak to. Other than the wine and the temperature of one dish the food was very good. The service was okay but not great. So I was disappointed but will go back trusting that this was a one time problem. But please restaurants, keep your wine lists properly updated!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything about our meal here was perfect. The waiter was amazing, we never had to ask for anything. Each of his recommendations for food and wine was spot on.
The food was amazing and was served very promptly. We didn't have time for coffee and desert, but did take some pastries to go (I wish we had gotten more!).

Our favorites from the night - muscles in white wine sauce, grilled salmon, pear almond tarte and flourless chocolate cake.

Great spot for a quick dinner before seeing a show at Center Stage, we will be stoping here again the next time we are in Baltimore.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I took friends there so I could get the beef burgundy, which was absolutely superb; but everyone enjoyed everything they had. Our waiter was extremely pleasant as well. We are all eager to return to Marie Louise.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Exceptional! Unexpectedly delicious, even, or especially, the sides. Lyonaisse potatoes were supurb as an accompaniment to the braised duck. All guests were delighted!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

What a great find for us Pennsylvanians. After theater dinner and it was exceptional. The trout was amazing. Can’t wait to come back. Loved our waiter, what a smile.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu
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food5
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Simply wonderful for everything and quality of food and service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

our food was fabulous - fantastic fish, really wonderful salad & oyster appetizer & loved our wine - desserts were out of this world - we came pre-theater (Center Stage) - what a great find!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonder food, great music, friendly and waiter, relaxing atmosphere. What more could I ask for?

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Service was slow at first, probably due to the large party wrapping up dinner. However, once they were through, we received very good service - our server was very friendly and welcoming. The French Onion Soup was delicious, and we loved all of the pastries available for dessert!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The food was very good. Fresh. Well prepared. That said, the bouillabaisse I had was exactly the same as my wife's pasta sauce. That felt a little strange, even though it tasted good.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I'm quite the foodie and eat my way through baltimore, rarely do I experience the level of incompetence this place displayed. Although their menu has GF next to a few gluten free options, there are items (such as a salad with goat cheese and nuts) that are also gluten free but not labeled, it's possible the chef doesn't know what gluten is. Their menu is quite hard to navigate as a person with allergies. I really wanted to try their escargot, but it seems they add cayenne pepper to it, which is a huge sin if you are familiar with french cooking. Their chef came out and spoke with me about allergies before my date arrived, I told him specifically what I needed, and he sent a plate out like nothing we discussed. Is it that hard to make a burger without the bun and a salad without tomatoes on the side? I had to wait 20 minutes for him to re-do it but again it wasn't correct, and I was required to pay full price. I asked for my salad in the meantime, and what I got was uncut romaine leaves and two cucumber slices. The knives weren't sharp enough for me to cut them so I had to pick them up whole to eat them. I was on a first date and I think he was quite bothered by the whole thing because he hasn't returned my call. No one wants to have a hassle on a first date or any date. I will not be going back.

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food2
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Three of us had lunch before the theater. Told the waiter and service was very good and we were out in ample time. I had the grilled salmon and eggs. My eggs were done just as I requested. The jam was really delicious. One friend had the oyster po' boy and said she had has better. We had the tiramisu- our server divided it in three for us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We enjoyed the Happy hour foods. They were tasty.
The special drinks were ok but would not order again. Next time I'll try the wine or beers

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Service was very good and management checked in to see how things were which was not too good. Three traditional French dishes - coq au vin, beef burguinonione and escargots were very disappointing. The oysters which were supposed to be bluepoint were flavorless. To their credit they replaced the coq au vin with trout almondine which was much better but not great. They're are few French restaurants around these days and it was disappointing to be disappointed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent French food is a nice atmosphere . The country pate was excellent and they have reasonably priced wine. Great for lunch or dinner after walking around the Mt. Vernon district.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The restaurant wasn't very busy at our 1:00 PM luncheon get-together, so I was a little surprised by the languid pace of the service. However, our waiter was friendly and informative, and the food was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Disclosure: we've known the owner for some time. That said, the food is very good. French-inspiref, with a touch of Lebanon. The lamb burger is outstanding.

Add good sevice and a well-curated, reasonably-priced wine list.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The uniqueness of low ceilings and brick walls exacerbated the noise level when one or two tables are seated by boistrist people. I wish patrons had more respect for each other, It's NOT a bar!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We went for Restaurant Week. We each ordered an appetizer and a main course, and all were delicious. We have been to Marie Louise at least six times, and it never disappoints. The waiter was personable and attentive. At a time when many restaurants think that they have to offer "creative" combinations of foods just to be different, Marie Louise concentrates on preparing classic dishes, sometimes with a little twist. For the quality of the food (excellent), the prices are very reasonable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Great food, great service, great happy hour specials, not pretentious. I'll definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was delicious, portions very generous, steak prepared as requested, very good waitress. The restaurant'satmosphere is quaint and intimate.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Several friends came to dine at Marie Louise after a movie at the Charles. It was restaurant week, so a few of us ordered off the pre fixe menu, and others off the regular menu. The filet option came recommended - and wow - it was perfect! Everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was well-paced in that French way - We were there to enjoy good food and good company in a leisurely way, and that is how we were allowed to enjoy ourselves.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We went for Restauarant Week, and it was wonderful! The food was delicious and it was a great deal! Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Make sure you go...when Tony is working. He is the best chef, north of the Monument.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Loooove coming to Marie Louise, they always have an excellent restaurant week menu. Desserts were delicious as always and the food and service was also excellent!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We ate here before a BSO concert and had a great experience. Food and wine were delicious, service was great, and we had recently returned from a trip to France, so it was the closest thing to Paris we had seen or tasted since returning home!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Good atmosphere. Not too noisy. Great desserts selections.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

This was a wonderful meal in a lovely quiet setting. A perfect delight for our last meal in Baltimore. Wines and food were great - no rushed service either.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Marie Louise is a great restaurant., so we always try to come here prior to seeing a performance at Center Stage. The food and service are outstanding!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 21, 2017

My husband and I have eaten at Marie Louie Bistro on several occasions and we have had a wonderful dining experience every time. I am always recommending Marie Louie to my friends and colleagues.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual
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