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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 25, 2011

The brunch menu is extensive, the food was very good, and the prices are quite reasonable. Marie Louise is a good choice among the many options in the Mount Vernon area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 24, 2011

The service was a little slower than the last time we were there. It looked like only 1 waiter for most of downstairs. Couple with us went to find the waiter to order since we were going to Center Stage. The food was good as usual and we enjoyed our brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 21, 2011

Great food, lots of vegetarian options, knowledgeable and friendly servers. The upstairs room is especially good for groups - our book club had a meeting there recently, and it was very nice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 10, 2011

A small group of us (3 people) ate dinner at Marie Louise before a BSO concert at the Meyerhoff. Everyone's food was great. The service was attentive. We were out in just enough time to get into our seats before the show started (our reservation was one and a half hours before the lights went down). It was a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 5, 2011

Enjoyed the fries, but otherwise didn't have a great experience. Overpriced for what it was. My steak was too fatty and undercooked. I informed my waiter and I was told it would be recooked and returned in 3 minutes but I waited for over 10. I intended to order something different when i arrived but was told they were out of mashed potatoes, which came with the dish. Probably won't be returning for dinner anytime soon but I may try lunch there.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 26, 2011

Consistently a great dining experience. Never disappointed with food or service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 12, 2011

Have eatne there numerous times before. This visit was a disappointment; food was not up to normal standards on three of the four dishes ordered. Had to send soup back. Will probably try again, hoping this was a one time "thing". However, will be reluctant to go back anytime soon.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 10, 2011

The chicken Chesapeake is outstanding, but every entree we've had has been excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 7, 2011

Our first experience at Marie-Louise will not be our last!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 7, 2011

Had the Bistro Burger and also tasted the Chicken Pesto sandwhich. Both were excellent. Have been here several times and it is always good food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 7, 2011

I've been frustrated lately with restaurants listed as participating in Restaurant Week but once you arrive there's some catch. Such was the case with Marie Louise. After confirming via their website that lunch, not just brunch, was served on Sundays I made reservations. Upon arrival at 11:30 the waiter informed us that the kitchen wasn't ready for lunch and that only brunch would be served until 3:00 or so--ergo, no Restaurant Week menu. While voicing frustration and deciding with my group whether or not to leave, one of the best servers I've ever met saved the day for us. Bulat apologized and placed Restaurant Week and lunch menus on the table while explaining all of our options in succinct, mouth-watering details. Exceptional service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 6, 2011

It's been a long time since my husband and I walked out of a restaurant without finishing a meal. Should have had a warning of things to come when the salad we ordered had a big core in it. Downhill from there. My fish dish was flavorless and my husband's bouillabaisse was disgusting - we thought the seafood was on the verge of being bad but the manager insisted we were tasting the Pernod (talked to us like we were dummies). We paid for our wine and salad and left our entrees. Server was very nice but I will never go back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 6, 2011

Quite disappointed. Went for restaurant week and staff seemed thrown off. Onion soup, which should be easy for a French-inspired restaurant, was one of the saltiest things I have ever tasted (left over from previous night?). Duck was relatively underwhelming, though it could be due to my taste buds being ravaged by the soup. Wife was disappointed in main course also, though her crab soup wasn't bad. Decor was mixed - nice building but chairs/tables severely damaged. Wait staff was interesting (1 person was overly sweating, another couldn't find his indoor voice while running everywhere) but well intentioned. Won't be going back with so many other options out there. In my opinion, GAMPY's filled the space better than Marie Louise.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2011

A quiet lunch at this Mt. Vernon bistro, in large part because it was mid-August and sultry outside. My lamb burger was fine, nothing special, served on a roll that was a bit past its prime. I've been to Marie Louise other times though when the food was excellent so this was obviously a fluke.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2011

Terrible lunch service even though I was there well before noon. I was ignored for more than five minutes while I was standing right next to the computer terminal that was used for both reservations, of which I had one, and the entering orders. It took 25 minutes to bring out my food order despite the fact that the restaurant was not very crowded. I was brought butter for the bread, but no bread.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2011

Excellent pre-symphony meal! The pastries are outstanding!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2011

We were excited about our first visit to Marie Louise, the menu looked great on the website. My husband and I ordered the the spanish shrimp appetizer which had way to much lemon. Two bites into the appetizer here comes the entrees. I'm still amazed they were even brought out. There was not room on the table for them. I asked they be sent back till we finished the appetizers. The wait staff seemed confused like they were not aware there is an order to a meal. When I did receive my entree, the filet in wine sauce, it was very unimpressive. The sauce tasted like ordinary brown gravy and there were way to many mashed potatoes. Overall we were very disappointed and probably will not return.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 23, 2011

Been to this restaurant two times, now, and have enjoyed it each time. The restaurant has a nice casual feel, the food that we have ordered has been well prepared and tasty, the service has been good, and the prices are very reasonable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 23, 2011

First-class French/Mediterranean dining in a quaint but modern setting. The cuisine is usually superb, the service is attentive but not meddling, and the tables are far enough apart allowing you and your party to dine in peace.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 16, 2011

Very good food and polite service. I found an item on the menu I hadn't seen since I was a kid. Coq au vin. Very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 8, 2011

I like the neighborhood and the decoration of the restaurant. Some dishes we ordered were quite good, except my Beef Bourguignon. Probably we should be more cafeful when we took the order?

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 1, 2011

Never been disappointed at this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2011

Nice place!
Great desserts!
Entrees came a little to quick, but nice atmosphere
Great find!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2011

Took two kids there for a special occasion, and wanted some place where people weren't looking at your noisy kids. A lot of chatter which was good, clean place and well air conditioned with plenty of space for walking around or kids who need some space.

Mac & Cheese was really good, if you're deciding on a dish, get the duck. Seafood was good too (i.e. salmon). Desserts look good, but they weren't as tasty as you'd expect (we probably got the wrong ones-- they really looked amazing). Gelato is a must. Espresso was fresh.

Highly recommend, especially if you want to bring a group of people, or have kids and need to get out. There's plenty of space for your stroller or if your kid needs to walk around or walk up those stairs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 5, 2011

This is used to be a favorite neighborhood gem, but after the horrible service and mediocre food last Saturday, we're done. I could list the myriad things that went wrong, but there are not enough characters available to do so. Suffice it to say, the entire experience was SO unpleasant (and with nary a word of acknowledgement or apology from any staff member for the continuing gaffes!! one server actually attempted to make a joke about removing the full plate from a member of our party who was finally served her meal well after the rest of us had finished ours... nice try, but SO not funny!) that we'll simply take our business elsewhere.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 4, 2011

Perfectly fine moderately priced French restaurant. Second time there and would go back any time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 28, 2011

We really enjoy Marie Louise Bistro -- delicious food and nice balance of lite fare and entrees; comfortable atmostphere; good service; and desserts worth making room for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 25, 2011

Very cute restaurant in Mt. Vernon. I absolutely loved the ambience and the welcoming nature of the staff. They also have a wide variety of food on their menu so everyone can find something they like here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 25, 2011

Fantastic food with excellent service - a perfect combination. Will definitely return.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 23, 2011

Truly great food! Epic cheese plate.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 21, 2011

My spinach lasagna was perfect. the sauce was sweet, the spinach silky, the pasta pervect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2011

5 guests were given a table between 2 stone walls..not terrible but not very inviting...waitress was very busy and i had to wave her down each time we needed her...food was very mediocre..nothing special..desserts were downright terrible...
waitress not french and though knowledgeable about what was in the food, had no
knowledge of french food or pastries...i wont go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 17, 2011

The Parisian bistros are known for prompt and efficient service, but not so this Baltimore bistro. A glass of wine came ten minutes after the order was placed and my fish entree took 25 minutes from the time of order. The price for a 'grand" espresso was posted on the blackboard, but mine cost $.95 more because it contained two shots. I was told that one shot was a "petit." I drink at least two espressos a day and know the difference.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 16, 2011

Entrees were 1st class and reasonably priced. One of my guests is a vegetarian, so we were also delighted with the interesting vegetarian selections. Desserts were beautiful but didn't live up to the entree quality. Good choice of wines and a list of special martinis ($6 on Mondays). Service was good. I remember this space from my youth -- it has been transformed to a light airy space - very comfortable. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 10, 2011

I had a great lunch with my mom here - the chicken sandwich was perfect and the lavender tea was a a pleasant surprise!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 8, 2011

Service was a little slow but the food was great. Our waitress was outstanding.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 6, 2011

Waitress that did not check in on us and we finished the meal before getting a drink refill. Then picked a wine for desert and was brought the wrong one. Upon checking someone told her it was the right wine which seemed odd but I don’t read French. Bill had the wrong wine on it and told the waitress. Manager came over and when told the problem acted like it was our fault. Waitress came over asked what the manager said and told us she was going to pay for it and apologized. I am very sympathetic to the waitress since she was new. Overall like the restaurant food was great and reasonable. I was very surprised at how the manager acted like we were trying to take advantage.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 2, 2011

I loved this place! My boyfriend and I are so excited to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 30, 2011

I had booked a dinner for 30 people for my husband's 30th birthday. It was very easy to book through open table and Marie Louise Bistro confirmed the booking on the day. The table was all ready for us at 8 and the server was great. Very aware of when people needed things, prompt with service and had a sense of humor. menu was varied and the price was good (burgers for $10, entrees less than $20). We didn't have to wait long for the food- less than 1/2 hour which i thought was very good considering we had a big group. Most of the group really enjoyed their meal. Some of the meals seemed a bit small. Most were a generous size but some, like the lamb medallion and tiger fish, were really small. Ok for small eater. Overall, great place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2011

I think the best way to describe Marie Louise is that it's a reliable neighborhood restaurant. I live not that far from it and when I go there I know that I can order the same thing or try something new on the menu and the food will be good with the meal marked by efficient and pleasant service. I wouldn't describe it as a foodie destination, I think of it more as a gourmet comfort food kind of place, but it certainly fits a niche for me and I keep going back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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