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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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food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
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Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 28, 2016

It's a good quiet place with tasty food and good service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The salmon special was the best . Brendan, our server, was very attentive with a great sense of humor. Overall we had a great dinner and a terrific experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 2, 2016

This was a wonderful place to have a delicious reasonable meal.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 31, 2016

The "cake" in my strawberry short cake was stale. I was there close to the end of brunch and was disturbed by the staff bustling around getting ready for the dinner crowd.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Went with 2 friends for Baltimore City Restaurant Week. Excellent food and value. Best Chilean sea bass I've ever eaten with a crabmeat risotto. Plus the pastries are to die for. I had a huge piece of strawberry cheesecake plus a lovely pear salad. All for $35. Nice affordable selection of wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2016

Went for Restaurant Week. The selections were great and for dessert, you can choose one of the pastries from the case! Everything was good. Service and atmosphere were great.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 15, 2016

I have favorably reviewed Marie Louise Bistro before, and I am more than happy to review this wonderful Bistro again. I am always delighted with the cuisine and relaxing atmosphere, and the service is friendly and impeccable. It is with pleasure that I add Marie Louise Bistro to my list of favorite Baltimore restaurants.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Had a early pre-symphony dinner. Staff were very sensitive to timing. Crab cake was delicious as was the salmon special. Would return in a heartbeat! Bread was great, as it should be in a French restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 23, 2016

I am truly fond of this charming Baltimore bistro. I like the food, service, and its bonhomie. I always leave Marie Louise Bistro with a great feeling of pleasure and satisfaction. As I said, it is a delight!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 21, 2016

This is an underappreciated restaurant in the Mt. Vernon area. The food is really good and they seem to have tables open even on busy nights. It is hard to understand why given the nice ambiance, the attentive service, food quality. Their food choices include sandwiches- which makes it affordable in case you are not in for a multiple-course meal. Their desserts are great so you might want to save some space at the end of the meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 8, 2016

It was our first time here, and we absolutely loved the food, service, and ambiance!! We will tell our friends and family members about this place, and we are definitely coming back!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 8, 2016

This place was so cute, and had good food. They were slammed on Mother's Day, so I'm really glad I booked a reservation in advance.

I will definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2016

We went the Sat before Mothers Day to celebrate , LOVELY decor and anbiance, felt
like a bistro in France more than Baltimore!
It was a perfect ambiance, quiet, attentive service but the food was disappointing, other than a delicious appetizer, Mac & cheese, it was barely mediocre, even the bread was bland! My hanger steak was OK, my daughter's salmon was pretty good,, my husnands veggie lasagne was OK, wine not great, deserts were fairly good but not special. I wanted to love Marie Louise & hate to say I couldn't, & I am not a foodie or a critical customer! But I loved the ambiance & would love to go back for coffee, a pastry or snack, just wouldn'trecommend it for dinner or a special occasion!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 28, 2016

The food was excellent: my wife had chicken, and I had the lamb two ways (an appetizer but big enough for an entree). Vast desert choices, many on the huge side. I had the pecan chocolate tart, just about the right size.

Only flaws: My wine, which was good, was the last pour from the bottle, so I got a big surprise when I got the dregs in my mouth.

The coffee, I was told, was weak, lukewarm, and had an odd taste.

So my advice to the restaurant: don't squeeze the bottle, and tune up the coffee machine.

But we will be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Beautifully decorated, would definitely just return for the ambience and croissants. This was my first time there and the brunch food was so-so. We had the smoked salmon poached eggs and a steak and cheese sandwich. Not terrible, but I wouldn't make an effort to go back just for brunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 15, 2016

We had a delicious meal. Great mojito, too! Our server was especially nice, attentive and helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2016

Who knew that 2 tables of diners would overwhelm the server and slow down the kitchen? That's what happened here with a total of 8 diners. And the food was not appetizing; dried out duck confit, a creme brulee with pistachio and chocolate-huh?

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Usually a very good spot. Nice ambiance, although I feel the sheer curtains are "a little much". I suppose it gives it a cozier feeling, but I liked it without them. Food is always good, and the wine list is extensive and good. The service we had was outstanding! Best I've ever had here, or anywhere else! Our waiter was superb. Only disappointment was the mussels. Too big ( I like the small PEI mussels!), and not very well done. Kind of tough. Although I find this is becoming more common in many restaurants. Seem to be getting away from the small PEI mussels, which are always tender and tasty. Everything else we had was very good. Like McArthur, "I shall return".

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 11, 2016

Overall an excellent meal. Started with drinks from the interesting drinks list: a glass of house chardonnay, a local craft beer (canned), and a tasty cocktail made with mango vodka, and cranberry and orange juices. The steak frites was a perfectly cooked boneless New York strip served with crispy pommes frites. From the specials we chose an exceptionally flavored Chilean sea bass served over asparagus crab risotto and topped with a herbal beurre blanc. The 3rd dish, pasta with seafood in a white wine garlic sauce, as also very good (and, oddly, the most expensive dish of the 3). The dessert list was extensive and quite impressive. We ended by sharing a single portion of dark chocolate dacquoise. Service was good throughout and our 6pm reservation gave us plenty of time to enjoy a well-paced meal before a leisurely 4 block walk to the Meyerhoff for an 8pm concert. A great find and we will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 28, 2016

We hadn't been here for dinner in awhile. We were pleasantly surprised at how 6 different entrees could each be a big hit. Surprisingly varied menu for a small restaurant. We would highly recommend Marie Louise for food, wine and good service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Excellent service, food had the special sea bass over risotto excellent my wife had the filet also excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The food was excellent. The service was very good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 13, 2016

I took my girlfriend here for Valentines day dinner. We were seated very quickly and were very impressed with the dining area. The lighting was low and the ambience was great for a romantic dinner. Our waiter was very attentive and nice. Food was very good as I got the lamb and my g/f got the steak. Both were cooked perfectly, my only complaint was there wasn't more because it was so good. They also had a very extensive, delicious looking dessert menu that we could not partake in because we did not leave enough room.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2016

Another fine meal before a performance at Peabody. It was a quiet evening at the start but got busier since they seemed to be with only one waiter. He did a fine job and kept things moving.
The only problem was in the kitchen where one of the restaurant week specials was not available (notified of this as a substitute dish was presented to me). It was very good but the chef should have handled it better.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2016

Went for Baltimore Restaurant Week, which means a 3-course prix fixe for $35.00. The menu was over the top for a bargain meal. One of the appetizers (the Decadent Egg) was an umami bomb and included lump crab and caviar. Everything was really good. Add in a reasonable and interesting wine list (We had a Malbec from the French Pyrenees that was a revelation and a bargain. Disclosure: we know Marie personally and have dined here before-- but never so well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 2, 2016

My three companions and myself enjoyed deliciously prepared dishes at Marie Louise. Each of us loved what we ordered for appetizers and dinner. Service was prompt, professional and responsive. We will most certainly plan a quick return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2016

We went before the symphony. Service was ok to good. The wine list was ok. They didn't have the bottle I ordered but the substitute bottle was ok. A little dry for my taste. I was looking forward to a nice, full, rich bottle of French wine. They did give me a discount though. The ambiance was great and the food was vey good. The bread was simply delicious. I ordered the beer and goat cheese salad with the salmon. Both were wonderful. My son had the steak and fries. The fries were stupendous. My husband had the Bouillabaisse and it enjoyed it. We will return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2015

Creative menu, terrific Bistro food such as bouillibase, duck confirm, and salade Nicoise make this worth a trip. Flawless service and a well conceived wine list add to the allure. They do the simple things that are the hallmarks of bistros one sees in France and they do them well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 12, 2015

Five of us ate there for an early Saturday evening meal before a concert. It was around 6 pm so the restaurant was not particularly crowded. The server was friendly and knowledgeable about the food - and he was right. The Beef Bourguignon was very tasty with a delectable sauce. Other diners were equally pleased. Service was prompt without being rushed.

However: no bread was brought to the table until requested, and no one noticed the basket was empty and offered to refill; we had to flag down another server when ours was nowhere to be found to ask a 2nd time to refill a glass of wine and beer; the Beef Bourguignon was delivered warm not hot so was sent back.

My complaints are minor, and I would definitely return for another meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2015

Excellent meal. Rather large portions reasonable prices authentic bistro food. Outstanding desserts. Be sure to save room. Large selection of wines by the glass with generous pours. Would go again and recommend it.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 20, 2015

My group of theatre friends, up to seven of us, like to enjoy dinner before the show. We have our choice of places to dine in the Mount Vernon area, but Marie Louise is my favorite. The food is always outstanding, the wait staff is friendly and well informed, and they are sensitive to our needing to get to the theatre on time.

This past visit, several of us enjoyed their sea bass special. It was delicious and beautifully prepared in a melt-in-your-mouth lemon butter sauce. Those who did not order the sea bass also enjoyed their meal selections. We also ordered Tuscan Chianti wine at a great price point that was very good.

I hope the next time we go to the theatre that we choose Marie Louise for dinner before the show, as it's always my favorite in the Mount Vernon area. I highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 17, 2015

We went to Marie Louise for an early supper after a downtown event. I had not been there for several months and was surprised to discover that while the ambiance and food are still great, the prices seem to have increased significantly. The menu has changed and now has less of a "bistro" feel... more of a "semi-fancy downtown restaurant " vibe; meanwhile, there are fewer selections. Our food was generally quite tasty, and the trout almondine we a particular treat. On the other hand, the slices of duck breast were rimmed with a good bit of fat, and they were not that big to begin with, so that was a bit unsatisfying. Dessert (as always at Marie Louise) was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 3, 2015

We like Marie Louise Bistro for pre-theater dining when we are attending Center Stage (a five-minute walk to Calvert Street), and we were happy to see it again taking reservations via Open Table after being unavailable online for several months. Although the wait-staff seemed short handed during our visit, our polished waiter made a valiant, and generally successful, effort to keep a room full of diners happy. The menu seems to have been pared down since our last visit, but still offers a broad range of choices at a broad range of price points. Top honors go to the crab cakes, some of the best we have had anywhere in Baltimore, and that is high praise indeed. Francophobes need not fear that the Bistro may have tried to create a fancy French-ified version of our beloved Maryland crab cake; these are the virtually-all-crab versions that Marylanders love.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 28, 2015

We have been coming here consistently for two years. The meals are always well-prepared and cooked perfectly. A parking lot is conveniently located on the corner next to the restaurant. I would highly recommend this for anyone wanting a French bistro meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 28, 2015

This is a beautiful French bistro located near Baltimore City Harbor. My husband and I enjoyed the tender beef short ribs and the pastries were divine. We will definitely visit this spot again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 27, 2015

Wonderful meal and our server was great. Try the dried-fruit bread pudding is the best!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 20, 2015

Absolutely loved this place!!! Brought my mom here when she came to visit this weekend. She's been to France numerous times so I was pretty nervous to take her to a place I had never been to or knew anyone who had been there but this place is AMAZING!!!! So cute and quaint and the food is deeeeelicious. I would highly recommend it to anyone!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2015

We went here for restaurant week with 8 girls. After some mixups with the menu (the waiter forgot to tell us things that were no longer on the menu until after we ordered them), we had a really nice dinner. All the food was excellent and we had a really good time. We felt very rushed out at the end. After we had only been sitting 1 hour and 10 minutes and had just received dessert, the waiter brought the check and asked for it twice before we had put our credit cards in. We didn't think we were overstaying our welcome since we were still eating, but it felt like they were rushing us out. Overall, good food and we would come back, but we wish the service was a bit better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 19, 2015

I've been to Marie Louise Bistro many times. I'm a foodie and I can say that trhe food is always tasty. I do recommend the beef bourguignon. The pate de campagne is good too. They have a nice selection of wine. The service was always great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2015

My experience at Marie Louis Bistro was probably the worst dining experience I've ever had. We were sat right away which is to be expected when you make a reservation but no one came over to the table for about 15 minutes. It took 25 minutes to just get water and bread. The server said they were short water glasses and needed to wash them. I ordered a bottle of wine and that took 20 minutes to arrive. Apparently there was only 1 bartender working but he was also responsible for waiting on 8 tables upstairs by himself. We opted not to get the valentines day menu and in doing so I could not order the soup. The only soup they had that night was reserved for the valentines menu instead of letting me pay market price. We were looking for another restaurant on open table when the server finally came to take our actual order. I would have left if we thought we could walk into another restaurant and be seated. When we did place our order I ordered a salad and the steak. The salad came out quite quickly which was nice since we had been there for 45 minutes at that point. 15 minutes later after I had finished my salad the server comes back and tells me they are out of the steak...at 7:30. A bit early in the night to run out of steak in my opinion. There were several other tables around us that had similar issues as far as waiting for servers to take their orders and get their drinks. Needless to say I will not be going back to this establishment.

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