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About 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.

4800 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Provencal, Comfort Food

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

Cross Street:
Upland Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 366-9393

Website:
http://www.petitlouis.com/

Parking Details:
Lot on Site, Street Parking

Executive Chef:
Chris Scanga

Private Party Facilities:
Private party menus are available for larger groups. Please contact the Private Party Coordinator for additional information.

Private Party Contact:
Michelle Martin: (410) 366-9393

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Petit Louis Bistro - Roland Park Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (91)
Neighborhood Gem (86)
Notable Wine List (74)
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Fit for Foodies (66)
Good for a Date (61)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Authentic (55)
Good for Birthdays (54)
Romantic (43)
Worth the Drive (38)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Cozy (33)
Great for Lunch (26)
Casual (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Business Meals (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Great for Brunch (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Fun (14)
People Watching (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Seasonal (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined a day ago

I'm a frequent diner here. Consistently good, fine cuisine.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service! And they had the fireplace going; talk about great atmosphere!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a classic. From casual date night to special occasion, this Baltimore fixture draws you into a delightful Parisian experience that simultaneously delivers on flavor, atmosphere and service while avoiding pretension. We have dined here so many times and have experienced such consistent quality, it was only fair that we finally expressed our affection for this absolute gem of a restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My family and I have been dining at Petit Louis for more than 10 years (it is our go-to Christmas Eve dinner as well) and we have never had a meal that was less than perfection! It is a great neighborhood restaurant and we often seen friends there when we stop in. Patrick and Emily are always friendly and accommodating, Mark has continuously helped us select the perfect wine pairing, and the menu is always full of delicious seasonal updates. Highly highly recommend this to anyone living in Roland Park and beyond - it is absolutely worth the drive! Come on a cold night and you'll instantly feel cozy.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

They always deliver on the food, wine, and service.
Brought outstanding profiteroles to the table to help us celebrate a birthday. A very nice touch that did not go unnoticed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I really liked this place, good, solid food at a reasonable price, especially for a French restaurant. A fantastic and lengthy wine list, with affordable options $40 or under as well as special wines. Service was also fantastic. I don't get to Baltimore often, but when I do I'll be sure to return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2017

As usual, pleasant atmosphere, fine service and good food. Our favorite neighborhood place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Perfect as always! It is always nice to go to our neighborhood gem! the food the people, its all wonderful

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A lovely Sunday night out. Restaurant was lively. The hostess found us a relatively quiet corner table. From my limited experience, I found the dishes very "French,' which we appreciated. I had escargot and quiche. My husband had a steak - maybe too big pile of pommes frites would be our only criticism. Our server generously poured a crisp wine that complemented my food. Husband had a Belgian beer. Several families dining - nice to see not all children require junk food. A real gem .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife felt she had authentically returned to Paris. Staff on top of their game. Menu Selections diversified, some familiar and some creative. Our brunch choices were expertly prepared and savory to taste.
L.S.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fun, awesome and refreshing! Food was outstanding.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We are always pleased with the food, ambiance and service! On this particular occasion (our son's birthday) we continuously had to move our chairs to allow room for the cheese cart, my suggestion would be to purchase a smaller cart! The food and wine were fabulous! We love to visit Petit Louis for special evening celebrations!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The model of consistency. Not the highest end dining by this group, but so good, every time and doesn't cost a fortune. Highly recommend!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It’s our favorite for date night(every Friday night). Food is delicious and service friendly and efficient - all good. We love Petite Louis.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Authentic French food experience. Good food, excellent service. The problem is the the tables are too close together. It is very loud because conversations at the tables next to you are so close. Really not comfortable sitting at the tables in the middle of the restaurant which is small.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was the first time there for my girlfriend and I. We were very pleased with the experience. We were seated promptly by the Maitre'D and greeted shortly thereafter by our extremely attentive waiter. We were presented with an option for regular or bottled water and given time to figure out our drink order. Once ordered, the drinks arrived timely and our server went over that nights special. My girlfriend ordered the New York Strip that she absolutely raved about. I myself ordered escargot as an appetizer which were done perfectly. And my main was broiled skate. This is probably the only restaurant in Baltimore I could actually get that from. Also cooked perfectly. Definitely not a place you would go to once a week(unless you're rich), but definitely a place for a special occasion or to impress on a date. If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend it. I know I will be returning

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2017

One of my favorites; consistently excellent food & service. Highly recommend it; never disappointed. Neighborhood gem!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Always a favorite of mine but why oh why did you turn your authentic Pot de Creme into chocolate pudding?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We come again and again. Great food and a great bistro. Notable wine list!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Petit Louis Bistro is a gem. The food is always excellent and the service superb. Our son attended Johns Hopkins University and recently graduated. But we still drive from the Philadelphia suburbs frequently to visit this restaurant. I had butternut squash soup which was divine. And, I followed that with duck breast while my husband had the steak tartare and then chicken breast with red cabbage and spaetzle. The wine recommendations are always wonderful. We had a lovely pinot noir. This is one of our favorite restaurants!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderful as always. Unbeatable food and service every time we go

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always amazing and never disappointing. This is an incredible restaurant with food and service that are way above average. Patrick will welcome you, and the superb wait staff will ensure that your dining experience is flawless. Menu is outstanding, and everything is delicious.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Everything was wonderful with exception of the noise level. My husband and I were unable to converse due to the noise level. However that indicates that everyone was comfortable and enjoying themselves. So??? Great experience!!

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

Our favorite restaurant in the area for over a decade. Ultraconsistent,best frites in the world, best maitre de Patrick makes you feel at home

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Beautiful restaurant! Warm, welcoming, quiet atmosphere, and the service was friendly and prompt. We had a duck dinner - both the duck breast and duck confit were so delicious, and very different from each other. My cousin and I were glad we tried both.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was wonderful and very authentic. Wehad the prix fixe menu which was excellent from the butternut squash soup, lamb sirloin with vegetables to the fruit tart for desert . The host was extremely accommodating and helpful. The waiter could not have been better , his help with the wine selection was greatly appreciated. The only distraction that I have ever noticed going to Petit Louis is the noise level when it is crowded; other than that it is a superb restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I love their attention to wine and wine service. We asked for a less expensive bottle from the list and were treated beautifully. This is not news, but the main drawback to the restaurant is the noise. It's hard to carry on a conversation.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We love this place! We have never had a bad meal -- or a bad experience.
On this trip the service was a little scattered -- the waiter was very busy, but we felt at times he'd forgotten about us.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing. We were celebrating my fiance's new job & this was an incredible date night. The service was BEYOND incredible, and it made the delicious food that much more enjoyable.
Will definitely be back for more special occasions.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I've been to this restaurant close to a dozen time and it never disappoints. Their attention to service is as excellent as their menu planning and food preparation.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great dining experience. Delicious entrees. Service was the best I have experienced in the Baltimore area. I've shared the awesome dining experience with many! We were uncertain to the wine choice but the wine steward was so knowledgeable that we were able to choose the most enjoyable wine that I have tasted in a long time!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The service is outstanding. The food was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The bread and butter were nothing too special. The mussels were, on the contrary, excellent — the mussels tender, the broth nicely seasoned. My friend had the fish (special that night), which looked appetizing. Unfortunately I did not taste it. I had the duck confit, which was well-made but a little on the oily side. The meat falls off with a slight prod of the fork, and the fresh greens dressed with honey mustard complements it very well.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our meal was fabulous - this is one of the only places in Baltimore that serves skate, a favorite of mine, but they don't always have it, so check their website or call ahead if you're a fan. Service was friendly and professional. No gimmicks or pomposity here; just great food, extensive wine list, and a helpful staff.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a fantastic meal at Petit Louis. The food was incredible - notably the whole roasted chicken. The staff was also delightful, nice and accommodating. We had another friend join us midway, and the staff offered to reseat us to a larger and more comfortable table. Wonderful experience overall!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always solid. So happy that they've returned to their old mussel liquor. Ideal place for moules et frite. Also the best cosmos in town.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Classic French Bistro, good food, well-curated wine list, excellent service. A little pricey, but well worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Wonderful experience at Petit Louis celebrating our anniversary! Starting from the moment Patrick ( and Marc) welcome you , it just continues to be spectacular. We tried the new happy hour first and the sampling of hor d'eoveres . Amazing! Everything on the menu is fabulous but we love the steak tartare. Judging by the crowd on a Monday night we are not alone in our love for this place. C'est magnifique!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Unfortunately, Petit Louis is quite overpriced for the fare. The ungenerous meat and salad portions were blandly uninteresting. For a restaurant that intimates its excellence, all butthe service were sadly lacking.

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