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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.
Baltimore, MD 21210
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 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Lot on Site, Street Parking
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
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Petit Louis Bistro - Roland Park Ratings and Reviews
We've never been disappointed with a meal at Petit Louie. Many French restaurants in the U.S. tend towards heavy dishes and are not authentic. Both the food and ambience at Petit Louie reminds us of past trips to France. On this trip we met friends for dinner and all of us greatly enjoyed the meal, the wine, the space and the service. It is a gem.
Valentine's Day prix fixe dinner with wine pairings. Rose Champagne aperitif was corked but I didn't discern that until I had drunk a couple of sips. Should have sent it back but didn't. Meal was wonderful. Wine pairings for the most part were good. Chateau Gloria Bordeaux was too tannic and young to drink and the dessert wine did not pair well with the Macadamia Cremeaux, but the other pairings especially the Sipp-Mack Gewurztraminer with the Terrine of Foie Gras was spot on. Wonderful and attentive service and a nice table location made for a wonderful evening.
My husband and I had Valentine’s Day dinner at Petit Louis. We have been dining here off and on for many years. What I like best about their meals is the wine pairings. The food is usually very good. But the wine pairings are so perfect that it makes it especially enjoyable. The Valentine menu was excellent. My husband loved his steak. I loved the shellfish bisque. The scallops were very good. The wines were perfect with each course. We look forward to our next visit.
A quaint favorite, and so very French. For example, the world's best French onion soup! However, what keeps us going back, in addition to the seasonally appropriate fireplace, is the service. Nowhere else is the service so, well, perfect. A meal there is like being king and queen for a day!!!
Have been here before, and it Is always very nice. It is often quite crowded, but on this Sunday evening it was busy, but not overcrowded. The noise level was not unpleasant. As usual, the staff was very helpful and attentive. And the meal was delicious. This is a wonderful place for special occasions when spending a bit extra for authentic French cuisine is worth it.
Food really wasn't good at all, here are the highlights. there 3 of us having dinner on a Thursday night. My skate was soggy and floating in butter, my husband' s steak was tough and not very good at all (if you cannot deliver steak frites . . . ) my daughter had 3 appetizers for her dinner 1 out of the three were good (An eggplant dish), a gnocchi appetizer was again floating in melted butter, gnocchi had a terrible texture.. We will not return.
Overall, everything was great at Petit Louis, as always. The only thing was our waiter initially seemed to be very anxious to get our order. We seem to often have this issue at restaurants, so we've taken it into our own hands. We order our appetizers first and then don't order the entree until the appetizers arrive. Otherwise, it seems we're on a dining treadmill -- We haven't been given the opportunity to linger over our meal and enjoyed our evening together. This seems to prevalent throughout Baltimore restaurants. Maybe other patrons are always in a rush and we're the exception. I'm just not sure. At any rate, once our waiter picked up on our cues, all went well ... just wish it was all a little more intuitive.
My husband and I are always happy with our choices at Petit Louis. The staff is friendly and approachable. The food is always marvelous. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a respite from fast food and American fare. Petit Louis gives us an opportunity to feel as if we are in Europe, if only for a few hours.
I've had better meals at here in prior visits. While the service is OUTSTANDING and the training of staff well evidenced, I thought the kitchen suffered and seemed belabored. Skate was very mealy. Sweetbread appetizer overdone. A very good beignet shrimp though.
Off nights happen.
Disappointed AGAIN! This is the 2nd time I’ve been disappointed with lunch. The first time the steak was too tough to eat and this time the quiche was sent back and another entree had to be selected because I couldn’t cut the crust of the quiche with a fork or a knife. What has happened? Hopefully, this fine restaurant will get back on track.
Petit Louis is a reliable and consistent venue for top notch French food. The service is impeccable. The environment is welcoming and warm. Wine aficionados will be pleased with the extensive wine list. The staff are attentive and very knowledgeable about wines and food. It is a great neighborhood restaurant and always a big hit when my out-of-town guests come to visit Baltimore.
One of my favorite places. I had a gift card burning a hole in my pocket. So off we went. It was Restaurant Week so the place was crowded even at 6:00 pm
Food was delicious as always and the service is great. Well trained waitstaff. We both ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. Three courses for $35.00. Food was excellent.
My only issue with this place is the noise level. It is impossible to hold a private conversation. Won’t stop me from returning, but it is annoying, particularly because the restaurant draws an old Roland Park crowd.
Restaurant week is likely the reason the evening wasn't as successful as previous meals. We did not order from the special menu. What we received was ok, though salad was smaller than the 'old' frisee (and no blue cheese). Other elements of meal were lukewarm, at best. Because of the bustle, we chose not to make a big deal. Lovely servers but food not quite hitting the typical PL mark.
Always amazing food and wine and service. We drive 5 hours from Pittsburgh, PA to Baltimore, MD about once a month to visit my elderly 94 year old parents. Our treat is dinner at Petit Louis Bistro. The folks at the restaurant know our situation and have been gracious hosts to us!
I actually cannot wait to return to Petit Louis. We had a wonderful dining experience. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. The service was swift and the appetizers/entrees were staged appropriately. And the food? It was absolutely amazing. The whole roasted chicken for two is a must (even if you are solo... leftovers will heat just fine)!
One of the best restaurants in Baltimore, I have never been disappointed. The food is always top tier in terms of preparation, presentation, and taste and I do not know of too many places that can match the service. We never felt rushed and never felt as if the staff were hovering over us, rather they intuitively seem to know when to attend to our needs.
Petit-Louis has a genuinely French "feel" to it. Service staff are pleasant, articulate, and prompt.
We had the prix fixe lunch on January 17 and found everything very good, except for the lamb entree, which was good but not up to the level of the salad, the dessert, or the wine. Keep up the good work.
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