Marie Louise Bistro
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!
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Join us at Marie Louise Bistro for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. We are featuring a special three course menu and offer an atmosphere that will make you fall in love all over again.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
A nice place with good if not outstanding food and friendly service but a little disorganised: a waiter came out with an appetiser plate and tried to present it to 3 tabkes, unsuccessfully. The Restaurant Week menu is outstanding value, including duck in prt sauce and a foie gras first course. Ingredients are top notch, preparation usually good.
Very impressed by this little bistro. Not sure why I never tried it before. We dined during restaurant week and was impressed by the amount of food for a $35 3 course meal. The duck was perfectly cooked with nice accompaniments. We will be back again.
Early seating for pre-theatre - excellent service. Creative and delicious starters. French fries and lightly breaded fish could have cooked longer to be crispy. Will return. Looks like a great brunch on Sat and Sun.
It is gorgeous and comfortable, elegantly decorated and with a lovely serene atmosphere. We had Saturday lunch and it was perfect. The food was not absolute top-drawer but was good.
catching up with an old friend at lunch was especially nice in this bistro -- service is fast and attentive and of course the food was delicious -- try anything with the tuna which was done perfectly and of course the pommes frites are outstanding -- if you are in the area this is the lunch spot to go to
Excellent and interesting food in a quaint space. Service was a bit slow due to a large wedding party in the restaurant. We enjoyed lunch. We did not have a dessert but they all looked fabulous!
Food was good, service was a bit disjointed especially for how slow it was at the time. Staff was professional and once the music started playing everything went a lot smoother.
What a disappointment! My friend and I ordered eggs-her an omelette and a Benedict for me. The omelette was rubbery & flat. My Benedict was a veggie, but it hardly had any vegetables. What it did have wasn’t fresh & strangely diced very small. We also each had a side of bacon. Six dollars for two strips of bacon seems extremely unreasonable. Our waiter was nice but not responsive to multiple requests for a coffee refill. Would not go back.
From entry to exit, everything in between was a good experience: the martini, perfectly proportioned and stirred; the salmon—flakey and moist inside its crust of crushed pistachio nuts; the creamy risotto (probably the best I've ever eaten) with asparagus. Courteous and efficient service, warm and inviting with attractively appointed rooms. This bistro is referred to as a “neighborhood gem,” and it surely is; it also gives value to a trip from elsewhere. I am eager to return.
Lunch took almost 2 hours and 3 of our 7 meals were wrong. We were 1 of only 2 tables in the place. I've had good experiences before - but not this time
Charming, local French bistro in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood in Baltimore. The linguine with white clam sauce was very good. My friend loved the lamb burger. Desserts of vanilla custard tart and carrot cake were outstanding. A true French bistro -- lovely.
A good restaurant with ample paid parking just across the street with a good menue with a variety of dishes available for all ages and preferences. A tad on the pricey side, but the quality of the food and service was better than average. Best of all it was within walking distance to the Nutcracker Ballet performance at the Baltimore School for the Arts so there was no need to relocate our car.
Some of the best food in Baltimore in my opinion. Reasonable prices, great wine list. One of my favorites
Very difficult to hear when the place fills up. The onion soup was only adequate and the place is extremely understaffed at lunch. We walked in to no one behind the counter or on the floor, patrons yelling for someone to please come talk to them, and some general chaos. While the situation resolved itself eventually, it was quite off-putting and awkward.
First time at Marie Louis Bistro. Food was excellent and so was the service.
Lovely bistro in the true sense of the word with a menu reflective of same. Excellent food quality and reasonable prices. Very modest wine list but markups are modest, so having a bottle of real champagne or a nice dinner wine doesn't feel like highway robbery. Sensitive to theater timings, so a great place to dine before a concert of theater, or alternatively a great place to have a traditional French dining experience without feeling rushed.
Quiet that night, but the best meal we have had there in several years. Compliments to the Chef and staff
Charming spot and great for a post-concert dinner. Wonderful food and wine in an authentic but unpretentious venue.
My wife and LOVE dining at Marie Louise. We don't treat ourselves to a meal there too often, but celebrating Thanksgiving Day at Marie Louise is a must. It has become our new Thanksgiving tradition.
The food on our visit was quite good. The service was excellent--friendly, competent, thorough. I liked the atmosphere, which is relatively simple but comfortable and inviting. Of course, having the pastry choices available that they do makes dessert a welcome opportunity. The drinks were outstanding.
We dined at Marie Louise Bistro on a Wednesday night when bottles of wine $50.00 and less are half off. As in the past, they have trouble keeping their wine list current and I would have appreciated a greater selection of $50.00 and less wines. Nevertheless we tried 2 French Reds and were pleased with both. We also took advantage of their $45.00 pre-fixe menu. The food as all very good. All is all, it is a very good French Bistro (primarily) featuring what I think of French comfort food. It's a great place to go before Baltimore Center Stage. It's a place that's easy to go back to and I certainly will be going back! Enjoy.
We went before a show and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We had the hanger steak and duck breast and both were cooked to perfection. Our server was attentive and we had time to spare for a delicious pastry and coffee. I would definitely go back.
Great place to get together for good food and conversation.You are not drowned out by music or loud patrons.
Sometimes French restaurants can be a bit pretentious and stuffy, but no with this place. My spouse and I found the atmosphere pretty chill and casual, which was what we like. Being from Boston we didn't know much about the Mt. Vernon neighborhood, so we were pleased to find this nice area of the city. We enjoyed the pate apps very much, and our mains were also quite tasty. We ordered hanger steak and the roasted duck. Both were quite goods. The portions could be a bit larger on the mains, but not greatly so. We'd go back next time we're in Baltimore.
I would give them 4.5 stars if I could. We enjoyed our dinner. Drinks and oysters were good. Husband and I both had duck entrees; he had the leg and I had the breast. Both served with fabulous au gratin potatoes and asparagus. Dessert was very good also. Service was good and timing was just right to get to our show at Center Stage. I would definitely eat here again.
we especially loved the hanger steak - delicious sauce and perfect doneness. the fried calamari and fried oysters were also delicious and the scalloped potatoes.
Full disclosure:the owner is a friend. That said, it's a very eclectic menu, with something for every appetite. The house wine selections are reasonable. Jazz nights in the bar (usually Friday, check the website) are great fun.
Very underrated restaurant. Should be people lined up at the door.
Had not been there before and were very pleasantly surprised. Can't wait to go back
Hadn't been to Marie Louise in a while, and were very pleased. Quick service - they know they get a lot of center Stage attendees and move things along at a good pace without rushing. Food was very good. Cheese cake to die for
The service was great and food was good.
Wonderful food, top notch French. Best steak tartare and frites. Excellent and attentive service!
Great food and great service in a nice quant restaurant. Worth the trip if looking for a different experience.
Great food and our server was wonderful!
Our dinner was (as usual) fabulous! All four of us raved about our dinners. The couple we were dining with had never been there before. They were astonished at how delicious and authentic their meals were. They both have spent months in France. We will definitely return!
The sea bass was excellent, as were the salads and desserts. Lovely French dining, and service was wonderful. Highly recommend.
It was a last minute get together for friends. As it was Tuesday, it was steak night. that was a surprise to us. A filet, hanger or NY strip for $16.99, your choice. Served with the vegetable of the day and potatoes au gratin which were delicious. Steak was cooked to perfection. My wife got a Salad nicoise and the tuna was rare just like she wanted. We shared chocolate grand marnier cake for desert. Perfect meal. Salads and onion soup were great starters.
Enjoyed the food very much, but it was a bit salty. The wait staff was very nice - especially the man with the glasses behind the counter who seated us.
Tony is an exceptional chef