Food much too salty,especially the green salad
Excellent food and service. Wine prices are stupid and infuriating. The wine selection price jump to the ridiculous at Wolf Foreman restaurants always makes me angry. Decent food should have decent wine prices. Waaaay to pretentious with the wine lineup.
The food was tremendous, the service stellar. I took my mother here for her 80th birthday. Despite making that comment only on line at the time of the reservation, they acknowledged the event and treated her like a queen. I'll definitely be back.
Food and service are always excellent. It does get very noisy when full. Excellent for any occasion.
Awesome evening as always!
Our waiter, Ben, was very polite and attentive without his being intrusive. He is really a very fine waiter. The omelettes we both ordered were very good, and we were pleased and had a nice experience.
My wife and I celebrated the occasion of the anniversary of our 12th year of marriage and
I can safely speak on her behalf when I say that our dining experience was quite satisfying.
We've enjoyed previous dining experiences at Petit Louis Bistro as well.
We'd like to express our appreciation and gratitude for an excellent meal.
Thank you and Best Regards !
Great service, delicious food. We were greeted warmly, shown to our table, and everything went smoothly from there. The water person heard me mention the skate and knew enough to quickly point out that it wasn't available that night (before we could get our minds locked on that.)
I ordered the Prix Fixe lunch which was excellent, my friend had pommes frit, salad and onion soup. We shared my dessert. We sat and talked for a while after we finished eating and were not rushed. (The place was empty after lunch.) Petit Louis never disappoints.
Petit Louis is the most consistent restaurant in Baltimore. High quality service- consistently applied by a variety of servers. A menu that offers authentic french fare, with consistently high quality procurement, design, cooking and plating. Price points are consistently fair- affordable and relative to the size and cost profile of the dish. Bar service and cheese cart service that set the standard for consistent delivery. Year in year out this restaurant delivers on its premise.
We had Great service, delicious food and that is always.
First time their in several years. It has really gone downhill and you see it as you come to the door,
The Saturday night Short Rib Special was exceptional as were both the French Onion and the Mushroom Veloute. The ambiance would be improved if the tables were not so close. Overall...good friends, good wine and good food make for a lovely evening.
Great atmosphere. Excellent service
As usual, superb. One individual was disappointed in the veal dish - he said it was largely tasteless and the sauce tasted like flour. A surprising comment, because the choice of restaurants was originally his. The rest of our dishes were superb.
The prix fixe menu was not interesting, except for the soup (cream of broccoli, I think)\The wine (vouvray) was excellent. The cheese cart was also excellent.The servers were, as usual, pleasant, well informed, and polite. My guest had come late from Philadelphia, and the staff was quite patient with us as we did our reunion (after about 15 years).
I love le petit Louis Bistro and I have eaten there many times for the past decade. The food is as close to an authentic French bistro in France and the server as supercilious old ‘French’ as can be. For example, when I ordered mon gigot d’agneau well done, the server strongly dissuaded me and professed that the meat will be tough and that furthermore, in the 7 years that she has been a server at le petit louis, only 1 time a customer had ordered it that way—
I was at once amused and exasperated with her know it all attitude.!!
Everything from the decor, to the service, to the food was excellent. Love that cheese cart!!!
Our brunch was not good at all. The escargot and the salad which came with my crepe were the stars of the two meals. I had the crepe special, which was extremely disappointing. The crepe was served with ham and gruyere cheese (i couldn't taste any cheese) folded a couple of times into a crepe and a sunny side egg laid on top and the egg was not thoroughly cooked). Bizarre that the crepe was folded a number of times And that the egg was not IN it! My friend had the PEI mussels as a starter, which lacked any flavoring in the broth that they were served in. All in all, a very disappointing brunch!
Best meal I have had since living in Baltimore. Wonderful ambiance. We will definitely be back!
The French cafe energy is very energizing. The noise level is too high, causing patrons to have to shout the be heard. Service and food we're impeccable. A great achievement, having been in business for more than a decade. This is a reliable go-to for any kind of celebration. For dinner, come later, 9pm, to avoid the crowds.
Our server Benjamin was awesome, simply awesome. This is by far a top favorite for dining.
Petit Louis is always a top choice! Always greeted like an old friend; service is impeccable; many food choices to fit whatever you desire for that evening! If there is any issue, it would be for those diners for whom the vibe is too loud.
Three of us had dinner on a Monday evening. The restaurant was not too crowded so the noise level allowed pleasant conversation. Two of us split the mesclun salad which was a perfect size. For entres one had the chicken and Brussels sprouts. He enjoyed it very much. One had only the gravlax as her entre. I had the quiche which was disappointing. The egg, bacon, cheese and cream center tasted fine but the crust was tough needing to be cut with a knife! Crust should be tender and flakey. This was not! Very disappointing as I had it before and it was wonderful. We shared a pear tart for dessert and it was delicious.
The mussel appetizer was just so so. The mussels were very tender, but the sauce tasted like canned tomato soup base. The creme brûlée sugar topping was way too thick. The custard was almost warm since they had to burn the sugar for a long time.
When food is so good that you and your date keep making bedroom noises and staring at each other in wonder.
Simple, clean, classic French food. It's not cheap but 2 of us had 2 apps, 2 entrees, and 3 desserts (but no booze), a little over $100. Not for every night, but pretty solid for a late V-day dinner.
Everything was amazing. Each detail made it better - rich, decadent, not diet friendly, but worth it.
Petit Louis is one of my favorite restaurants and for the first time I had substandard food. The quiche Lorraine was overdone & tasted like it had been (gasp) microwaved.
Wonderful dinner and wonderful service. We had a wine, appetizer, entree, cheese course, dessert and dessert wine. We followed suggestions for both wine and cheese and loved what we had. Every suggestion was wonderful and we will go back for a special occasion!
I don't have much to say except that I always have a wonderful meal and a wonderful experience at Petit Louis
Overall an excellent experience when you have some extra money laying around. A bit louder and tight, but it affords you the experience of witnessing the staff carve whole chickens nearby and the like. The wine list is extensive and has something for everyone at every price point. We had an issue with part of our meal, but it was resolved very quickly and the experience was overall fantastic. Great for a special occasion.
So very French bistro. Good menu and price fix. Reasonable glass of wine at a reasonable price. Good service, leisurely. Popular so a bit noisy.
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.
I took my spouse there for the first time on Valentine's Day and everything from the time we walked into the restaurant until the time we left was excellent. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. Looking forward to dining there again in the near future. The entire experience was very similar to my past dining experiences in Paris (minus the cafe atmosphere which is understandable on a February night in Roland Park).
Petit Louis has always been our "go to restaurant." We've tried so many others but we always come back; for a quiet dinner for two or just the opposite, maybe a "special" celebration. This last Valentines Day I made a reservation at Petit Louis for my wife and I...after being really discouraged the year before in another acclaimed spot. So what happened? There was a fixed price menu with a wine pairing. That was fine. As usual, the service was outstanding. Well, the problem was that the food was no where near as good as a "regular" night, and maybe twice the cost. For three hundred dollars plus for two, I would expect a terrific meal. Sadly, it was nothing special. I feel like the chef was on holiday. In conclusion, we have decided to never attend a "special" holiday event at Petit Louis again. We'll just stick to an average Wednesday night.
The food wsd delicious and the service wss amazing. My new favorite restaurant.
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!!!
Sat in the area to the right when entering - noise level much reduced from the left side. Food as always prepared and served with class. Always a treat!