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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
Overall the experience was excellent and we definitely want to go back. We went for restaurant week and got a great value. The cheese cart was fun (we actually requested it at the beginning rather than before dessert), and the seamlessness of the wine pairing coming right before the course was spot on. Our main server could have been friendlier, but the rest of the wait stuff made us feel very welcome and appreciated.
We went there for my Birthday. The waiter forgot to serve me my small complimentary Birthday cake. We are already in the car ready to take off when the owner came walking across the street and gave me my Birthday Cake. He even had one candle and lighted it for me to make a wish. This is what makes the difference between "restaurant" and "an amazing, great restaurant". Thank you Petit Louis!!!
I have never been disappointed at Petit Louis. Had a drink and appetizers in the bar before dinner. Did the Restaurant Week menu, plus ordered off the cheese tray. Not a cheap dinner, but everything was delicious and prepared perfectly. Got a nice table near the fireplace by the window. Highly recommend.
Not that Petit Louis needs any more favorable reviews, but it's a not to be missed dining experience. One of our favorites because we love the food and the Maitre'D', Patrick. Wonderful warm greeting and remembers the food you like. He's the best! Love Marc too!
From the moment we entered to the moment we left it was perfect!! Excellent service from the bar to the table!! The food is perfectly portioned with fantastic flavors all around!! The wine is delicious and the pairings spot on. A beautiful date night!! And the 5-6 cocktail hour and specials at the bar are truly a happy hour!!
My husband and I have dined at Petit Louis many times and always had good, even great, experiences until this past Sunday evening. Had I known it was Winter Restuarant Week, we'd have stayed home as Restaurant Week nearly always means amateurish-to-awful food and service at any venue. However, to our surprise, your Restaurant Week fare looked very appealing, given that it consisted of "regular" menu items, so we decided to give it a try.
Things started right off on a sour note. When we reached our table, our server asked us how we were doing, and we said "very well, thanks." He seemed very put off by our response and huffed "I expected more!" quite loudly. Probably a lame attempt at a joke - actually, beyond lame. Cutesy isn't a good look.
Our appetizers were tasty, although mine (the eggplant) was just barely lukewarm. I didn't say anything to our server since the restaurant was extremely busy and that dish doesn't need to be very hot; it still had lots of flavor, as always. My husband said his entree (veal) was excellent. My salmon arrived stone cold and neither it nor the mashed potatoes and vegetable puree it was perched atop had any flavor whatsoever. The whole thing had probably been sitting on the plate for 15 minutes or more. Our server offered me trout almondine as a replacement, which sounded lovely, except that it arrived too hot and absolutely drenched in butter and salt. Oh, and when he delivered it, our server leaned over my husband's shoulder and said, in a singsong tone of voice, "Fingers crossed! Hope she likes this one!" as if I were a naughty toddler.
We spoke to the manager, who offered me yet another do-over on the entree, but since my husband had been finished with his main course for quite a while, I declined. Our desserts were excellent and the manager brought us after-dinner wine on the house as well as comping my meal, but our experience was ruined by that point. It will be quite some time before we return.
Me and my date got the feeling that we didn't belong there, however we stayed to give the restaurant a chance. We also ate some cheese after our meal and the pricing on the cheeses pieces were charged a higher amount, than the Caucasian couple that sat next to me. We didn't ask question we just decided to part from the table and head home.
We loved everything about our dinner at Petit Louis. We were there for the restaurant week menu, and everything was prepared perfectly and presented flawlessly. The servers were polite and helpful, and the meal was perfectly paced. It was one of the best meals I've had in Baltimore, and we look forward to visiting again to try the rest of the menu.
We took advantage of the happy hour "Amuse Bouche," (hope I'm spelling that right), and that alone will send me back for another HH. FYI it is only from 5-6pm!! After that, we ordered off the Restaurant Week menu, even though is it sooo hard for me to NOT order duck confit - definitely the best item on the menu. I had an amazing potato soup (potato leek perhaps). My friend's lentil salad was delicious, although we did expect many more greens...
The foods and service were very good, and there was good value as well. The servers kept our coffee cups full without having to crane one's neck and look for them. The bread is not as good as in the past, when the restaurant served small loaves or half-loaves. The current bread is not crisp or like French bread.
It's been several years since I ate at Petit Louis, but my dear friend highly recommended it for the food and the ambiance, and I was not disappointed. Patrick was our waiter who welcomed us to the restaurant and served us both delicious entrees. It is, indeed, a gem that I had forgotten about but will remember for future visits.
Lovely French bistro with excellent food, extensive wine list and impeccable attention to detail. The duck breast -- perfectly medium rare -- steak frites and salmon salad received happy nods from the adults on our last visit . The croque monsieur was a hit with the junior member of the table. Knowledgeable wait staff recommended wines to complement our meal.
New Years Eve. The menu was set but there were sufficient choices including vegetarian considerations. In spite of being an especially crowded and high energy night the service was superb as always. Festively and tastefully decorated, Petit Louis was the perfect place to start our new year.
We were surprised to find it was prix fine only...no mention with the reservation. The first 3 courses were quite good but the dessert choices poor and none of us liked our choice. It was very noisy with a waiting crowd indoors and a full house and conversation was difficult. We were also rushed as they were trying to accomplish 4 seatings, not a happy experience for an expensive and special evening.
New Year's dinner was a bit disappointing. The fish was not worth the price, the wine tasting was also over priced. We did not enjoy the prefixed menu, prefer the regular menus. Theis was our first New Year's celebration Petit Louis but would not recommend it to others.
Well...once again, an extremely splendid birthday meal (we come for my wife's birthday every year) with amazing preparation of every plate on the table. Had a cocktail this time (of course in addition to the buttery Chardonnay) which was one of the best Harvards I've had. My only recommendation here would be to not use bourboned cherries instead of store bought..except maybe Luxardo. Thank you to everyone at Petit Louis from the Chef to the Sommelier (William again) to everyone else who makes the presentation, food and service like no other in the Baltimore area. If you don't try this restaurant (and I promise I am not related to the owners, or have a financial interest!) then you are missing out on an extraordinary treat.
Petite Louis is an old friend, and like best friends, they never disappoint. The greeting of waiting friends, the warmth of the fireplace, the most delicious soups (really darling), the thoughtful combination of tastes, textures, and choice. Thank you to everyone.
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