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Louie Louie Bistro Bar

4.4
4.4
1122 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
Located in University City, Louie Louie is an American bistro with a French inspired menu offering seasonal, ingredient-inspired dishes based on a classical combination of flavors. House-made pastries and an extensive beverage program highlighting wines by the glass and bottle as well as seasonal specialty cocktails and craft beers add to the dining experience. The décor pays homage to Art Nouveau and European cafes with a touch of the 1970s. Traditional wood tones, reclaimed subway tiles, tried and true black and white marble stones as flooring and wainscoting and blue and buttery leathers, fabrics and patterns bring color and graphic identities to the space. The Lounge offers custom lux seating, perfect for gathering with friends for cocktails and snacks. Outdoor seating reminiscent of French cafes is the ideal spot for dining and people watching.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French American, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 805-8585

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Albert Alvarado

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Cross street

    On Walnut between 36th Street and 37th Street

  • Parking details

    There is a parking garage on Walnut Street between 37th and 38th Streets. Valet parking is available at the Inn of Penn. Metered street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop at the corner of Walnut and 37th Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CP

    ChristineP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Birthday overall I would recommend
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, the drinks are great and the salmon was outstanding!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    very nice interior design, and that's it. It is impossible to hear the waitress, you don't even hear what near sitting person is talking? It's extremely too loud. Food is disgusting not even bad it's disgusting. I lived in France and this "food" never been near to France cuisine. Papperdelle Ratatouille what was that? Quarter of burrata for 4 people. ...It's funny when the group of teenagers come to this Bistro restaurant just to sit and drink water, just to post on Instagram that you been there. It's very entertaining to look and awkward to them. Not recommended at all.
  4. j

    jdrumz

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed dinner at Louie Louie. This was my 2nd time there after being introduced a few weeks ago by friends. The service was great. It was really busy, and consequently a bit noisy, but that didn't really get in the way of the conversation between my friend and I.......I will definitely return to try other entrées. I will also recommend this restaurant to others.
  5. PL

    PamelaL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Will be writing a Yelp review as well.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’ve been here a few times. I’ve had happy hour at their gorgeous bar, and brunch at both the an indoor and outdoor tables. I recently had brunch with dear friend who was in town. We loved the shaded outdoor seating. Our waitstaff Zach was amazingly attentive and incredibly charming. She had the blueberry cheesecake French toast with chicken & apple sausage and i the wild mushroom omelette with apple smoke bacon. My friend really enjoyed her meal and the vibe of the restaurant.
  7. BM

    BobM

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    My wife, son and I went to Louie Louie for a Father’s Day brunch. I had made a reservation requesting to be seated on the patio and we were promptly led there. Shortly, we were greeted by Erica who has been our server previously and, as usual, she was very pleasant and efficient. We ordered the cheese tray for a shared appetizer and, frankly, it was a mild disappointment. The tray had a sparse amount of cheese along with a dab of nice blueberry preserves along with a few small brioche crackers……..not a value at $19. My son ordered the Louie burger and my wife and I ordered the pan bagnat, a warm tuna sandwich. Both entrees were very good. Our sandwich was hot and flavorful with a tasty crusty baguette. We ordered the clafoutis for dessert. Erica told us the kitchen was a little delayed but we received our dessert to share in good time. Unfortunately, the clafoutis was cold and congealed instead of hot and creamy……….really inedible. We understood the restaurant was very busy with the holiday business and Erica, despite being very busy, provided excellent service.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I took my husband to Louie Louie for brunch on Father’s Day. I have to say the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. The ambience is GREAT!! My husband had the burger which he liked. I had the eggs benedict which was just ok. The eggs were a little over cooked and the English muffin was hard. The service was good, however our waiter could be a little more organized by telling us before we ordered what the restaurant was out of instead of waiting until we ordered. I really wanted the Louie Dip as it sounded delicious, but they ran out. The drinks were great!! Overall, I would definitely come back but I would order something different for brunch.
  9. BC

    BarbaraC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The service was very poor. We waited for almost an hour between ordering and receiving our meals. The royal eggs Benedict were lukewarm when they arrived, and the waiter forgot a second beer that one of us ordered. They did comp us for that.
  10. TT

    TishT

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! The service was great!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Found this place on tik tok and went for Fathers Day. The place is super nice and clean very aesthetically pleasing it is in the neighborhood of UPenn so it’s very nice and clean. Drinks were really good. Food was super good especially the Strawberry French toast! Will definitely be going again, highly recommend
  12. c

    courtneyc

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Vibe looked cool. Bread was good. Scallop app was just weird. We didn’t expect a cheesy dip plate. Thought more like a scallop on a brioche w a sprinkle of cheese and breadcrumbs. Same for the eggplant paillard. It was deep fried eggplant. Just say that on the menu. The steak and burger were good. But the other misses just made it an overall not good.
  13. AP

    AllanP

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful novel food
  14. JH

    JaniceH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful experience at Louie Louie! Excellent food, fabulous attentive service, and ambiance; lovely decor. Very noisy at the busy dinner time (~7:30 on a Friday) and it was difficult to talk with friends across the table, but quieted down a bit when the bar cleared out a little. Would absolutely dine here again!
  15. GM

    GhingyM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Louie Louie's is a very sophisticated beautiful decor restaurant in which I recommend anyone to try at least once in their life. The staff was friendly and very timely with the food distribution.
  16. K

    Keionna

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed and will be back. My waffle was cooked too hard and it was immediately fixed and it was perfect the second time.
  17. AC

    AlinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    great experience! ambience & service was amazing, very attentive. food was also delicious, would recommend the house made brioche bread
  18. KB

    KiaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an excellent location for Saturday brunch with my girls. The food was excellent and the service was incredible. The restaurant also had a very nice ambience, with upscale dining areas and trendy design. Would highly recommend
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    This used to be one of my fav restaurants in Unix City. And I was not impressed yesterday by the change in the menu. The current menu is MEH. The food took forever to arrive. The waiter preferred to only respond to my friend and was curt in speaking with me. Overall a bad experience at what used fo be one of my fav restaurants !
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    We went to Louie Louie on a friday afternoon for a business lunch. The food and drinks took a long time to come out, making our meal last over 2 hours for lunch. When they finally brought the food, they brought the appetizer three times to our table. The food was bland and mediocre. And the pricing was definitely too high for the quality of the food.
  21. S

    Sarita2882

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This place is a regular go-to for me because of the excellent food, service and venue. We had an issue during our dinner that was rectified immediately and we were well taken care of. All in all you can’t go wrong with Louie Louie.
  22. JA

    JoeA

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great way to celebrate a graduation in the afternoon! Very impressed with your server. Noise level high, a little challenging to hear everything, but not terrible. This place is one of few open at lunch that takes reservations. Thank goodness it was good food, good service! Nice location, too.
  23. MM

    MarieM

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Graduation dinner - very crowded because of graduation, slower service but gracious - good spot to celebrate!!
  24. JB

    JanisB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Went here for a business dinner with a seminar speaker. It was loud enough that it was a bit hard to talk. The acoustics are very live - I think this is intentional to create "buzz". In another situation I might have liked it, but this place is definitely not for people with a hearing problem. Service was super friendly, but not skilled. Several items on the menu were not available. Our waiter did not know much of anything about the dishes, was poor at advising and could not tell us what the sauces were. Three times, wait staff plunked down food in front of the wrong person. No one ever suggested another round of beer/wine although glasses were empty. Food was OK. People who had the chicken and dumplings really liked it, but the other dishes we had seemed odd and/or uninspired. It was not cheap (with tip, nearly $80 per person, which would have been fine if all else had been better. As it was, I think one could do better elsewhere. I love the location and the ambiance (other than the noise) so would go again, but not for anything important.
  25. 1

    1234

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    MUSIC WAY TOO LOUD. Couldn't hear the person next to me
  26. S

    Sunida

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    We booked for seven but practically, they put us for six seating outside. We had to drag a chair for one to sit. The grilled cheese sandwich still had the cheese hard and cold. The mushroom soup was clumpy. The waitress put a soup spoon on the table, which isn't hygienic, and she didn't do a good waitress task. She poured the water into only half of the glass, and when she handed a food container to one of my coworkers, she could have come behind her and excused herself, but she stopped across the table and just handed the container right between my other two coworkers right by their heads. The paper and the item almost hit their heads. I went there end of 2019 and everything was good. Now we all are very disappointed, and none of us would go back there again.
  27. MK

    MaryK

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Excellent service, food was good but the place was so noisy we couldn't hear each other!
  28. KG

    KarenG

    New England

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We were seated right away and the server poured water for the table. After that it was a solid ten minutes before she returned to take our drink order and only when we called her over. We placed our food order at the same time. Drinks were delivered but then 45 minutes went by with no service. We finally called her over and she replied our food would be right out. Ten minutes later she returned and apologized for the delay. Then a manager came over and apologized for the delay. Food was served and one of the dishes was served seriously undercooked.
  29. EG

    ElaineG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    It was horrible, they did not have many items once we ordered it. There were five of us for brunch. We spoke to one manager who explained this situations in the kitchen then promised to bring something out and never did. Once we received the food it was not appetizing at all. We spoke to another manager who also explained the issues with the food items shortage he provided a gift card for a return visit. Our bill was $280 a total waste for my daughter bday celebration... We all said we will not return.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The hostess turned us away claiming that there were no availabilities the remainder of the lunch hour but when we checked on open table there were several availabilities. It took 30mins to seat us after our reservation time which was disappointing. One of our meals, an omelet, was EXTREMELY watery but the manager rectified that matter by bringing another better cooked version.
  31. W

    Willis

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Food was not good, nor was it hot, and service took a very long time.
  32. d

    devadasi

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    I found the experience at Louie Louie last Thursday night like trying to eat and chat in Grand Central Station at rush hour. The din (both inside and out - we got moved from the patio to the interior, which was just as loud) was so impossible that our waitress couldn't hear our orders unless we yelled. Despite her best attempts (we told her we had to make a curtain at the Annenberg) we got one of our drinks initially and the other 20 minutes later, followed by the food. Screaming at each other really took away from our being able to appreciate anything we were eating or drinking. I will never go there again.
  33. NJ

    NJtuxedo

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We wanted to eat outside. This restaurant has a nice covered seating area. It was pouring out and we were very comfortable. Our waiter was excellent. Got our drinks quickly, got water, took our order and continued to be attentive all evening. We both ordered the Louie burger and both enjoyed them very much.
  34. DD

    DrDiane

    Philadelphia

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    they were very nice and made eggs specifically for my guest. Thanks for that Cesar salad was good but asked for 2 extra dressings and only got one. no fresh pepper was offered
  35. N

    Nate

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Louie Louie is an awesome place to go for a meal! Food was great and restaurant has a very cool atmosphere.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, attentive and knowledgeable staff!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome atmosphere and delicious food
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Now I understand why it is highly recommended because it deserves it. The pastry was awesome. We tried the cinnamon roll.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had breakfast while staying at the Inn at Penn Hilton hotel that is attached to Louie Louie. The food was excellent and my server, Floricia, provided excellent service. The hotel will direct you to their own crappy, over priced restaurant in-house for breakfast - don’t do it. Go to Louie Louie instead. Louie Louie is SO MUCH BETTER. You won’t believe the prices are similar.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific atmosphere. We were there near closing time so it was very quiet and the service was excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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You can order delivery directly from Louie Louie Bistro Bar using the Order Online button. Louie Louie Bistro Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 805-8585.

Louie Louie Bistro Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 1122 OpenTable diners.

Louie Louie Bistro Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Louie Louie Bistro Bar

3611 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On Walnut between 36th Street and 37th Street

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French American, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a parking garage on Walnut Street between 37th and 38th Streets. Valet parking is available at the Inn of Penn. Metered street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop at the corner of Walnut and 37th Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Albert Alvarado

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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