Louie Louie Bistro Bar

4.6
622 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 622 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ariel
New York Area
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited 40 minutes to be seated at a table for two even though we had a reservation. People ahead of us were seated before us. We had no intention of giving our business to an establishment that clearly did not value our patronage, so we left after 40 minutes of not having been seated.

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katherine
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. The service was slow (an hour for drinks to make it to the table) and the cocktail was average. Would return because of the food.

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viplobo
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING SERVICES FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT! I HAVE BEEN THERE OVER 5 TIMES IN 2 MONTHS!

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vipjorgeb
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance with French inspired food with reasonable prices. Good restaurant for lunch or dinner.

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Jsingli
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The food quality is not the best now. In the past food was very good.

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Djctec
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was good but not great. Our meals were good but not great. Sat outside on a chilly mother’s day so could not enjoy ambiance of the place. Plan to return for brunch and sit inside.

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DonnaZ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers Day

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Jenna
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing, staff and services was great.

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BradC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food took a while, so the eggs weren't really hot, but it was still a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very nice Mother’s Day breakfast!
We went with our dog, so we’re seated outside (it was a bit chilly). Omelets were done with sous vide, so cooked perfectly, not overdone. And the chips were delicious!

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vipEllenW
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mother's Day breakfast! The staff was very attentive, especially to the moms.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great! Good ambiance, nice font on the menu, quality food

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LocalPhiladelphiaEater21
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and really wonderful ambiance. Delicious foods with great variety.

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HelenaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent all around. Service was great too.

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vipSolid
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Both our host and server were very professional, friendly, and accommodating! The ambience was great and we felt that health protocols in the restaurant were practiced making the overall experience very comfortable and enjoyable. There were four of us and we ordered our coffees, French dip, pork belly croque madame, eggs benedict, and wild mushroom omelet. As well as a brie & pear salad and a side of the bacon. Additionally, we ordered some desserts: the profiterole, chocolate hazelnut tart, and vanilla bean crème brulèe. The food was delicious. Overall, our experience was really great!

Slight deviations: The yolks of the poached eggs were well done. We informed the server so she could let the kitchen know about the eggs; but we didn't send the food back. The lobby restrooms were not very clean.

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GloriaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a lovely experience! Meeting up with Covid concerned family visiting HUP from VT and NC. We had delicious meals and dessert to linger over making it the perfect meeting spot for family get together after long separation. They honored our reservation even though we were late. I can’t imagine a better venue for our circumstances. Thank you. So glad you have covered outdoor dining, reservations, great service, great selection, tasty dishes and clean restrooms.

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vipPaulJ
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb tastes, stylish presentation but very comfortable surrounds with ample separation (beyond 10’).

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Bonsgoutsdanslesquartiers
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

With outdoor seating, distancing is still important during a pandemic. I felt our table was too close to other people and certainly very close to where servers and other customers were congregating.

For bistro fare, the food quality was lack-luster.

The server did not seem very experienced. She also made social judgements that seemed to reinforce race and gender stereotypes (to whom she handed the bill, where she placed shared food on the table.)

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KellyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very lovely ambiance, we enjoyed my friend’s 21st birthday here with an intimate dinner just the two of us. Staff was very attentive and food was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Amazing space. Good food. Terrible service.

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vipDanaPT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food3service2ambience5

My second time here first times as not so pleasant staff were rude & we were turned away & told open table reservation for 9 was not acceptable because they closed the kitchen at 9. This time the Outdoor seating was nice lunch/dinner menu was ok the lamb was good.

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ShirdaH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really nice resturant, light fixture were just beautiful. Food portions were fine. Sausage and Home fries(potatoes) were undercooked. I also had the red velvet waffles. They were good but they were not red velvet. Red velvet is a chocolate flavor dish just colored red. These waffles were red but no chocolate flavor. They added oreo crumbles to garnish. Service was amazing and our waitress was really friendly.

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vipWinnieW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, drinks and atmosphere!!

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aas395
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very cool place. Food and drinks were good. Our waitress was very nice but a little difficult to flag down despite the place not being all that crowded.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Loved Louie Louie. Had brunch there and the food and drinks were amazing. The ambiance and vibe were perfect and the decor was gorgeous. They were short staffed so service was a little slow but they were doing their best.

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vipFalB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday dinner spot!

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DianeF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First time back since Covid began and we were glad to be out. Have been here quite a few times always with rave reviews. This time however did not get a good vibe. Not all staff were on point.

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MayaAmor
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at Louie Louie and i can proudly say it will not be my last! The food was AMAZING and the music and decor was stunning. I think it would be really good to have a girls night out and dress up and take pictures. I sat in a booth and it had a great view , large windows let in amazing sunlight. Inside lighting is a bit yellow but it’s warm and inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was very friendly and accommodating. Our server Jacob was friendly and attentive to our needs. My boyfriend had the onion soup - loved it - and the wild mushroom omelet -good but maybe should have a little more mushrooms in the omelet. I had the bacon wrapped dates - yum - and the Eggs Royale - very good. First time at Louie Louie...we loved the decor, music playing during brunch, the food was great & excellent service. We'll be back.

Louie Louie Bistro Bar
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We're pleased to hear your experience with our restaurant was a great one. We strive to make every experience a fantastic one that exceeds your expectations. We are glad to have lived up to that standard

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Food was delicious and I enjoyed the decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall, it is a beautiful restaurant with some delicious food but the portion size leaves a lot to be desired. The onion soup was delicious and smothered with cheese.
But the $42 rack of lamb was a 4 ounce piece of meat on four ribs with a great flavor but was very disappointing given its size. The huge plate of mussels deceived with small mussels in large shells. Service was great but I wouldn’t return.

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vipLisaH
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I think the waitstaff had many new employees so we were very patient. We were seated inside yet placed next to open doors and it was chilly. We had martinis but they were half full!! $14.50 is a lot for half full. My son was laughing b/c the server kept spilling the martini and it was deliver half full. Suggestion... mini shakers. Just did not feel the enjoyment factor was there. Third time there but pricey and nothing outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the decor here and the food is delicious. Drinks are pretty to look at but tasty as well.

Louie Louie Bistro Bar
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We're pleased to hear your experience with our restaurant was a great one. We strive to make every experience a fantastic one that exceeds your expectations. We are glad to have lived up to that standard

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Great ambience! Great service! And great food! Thoroughly enjoyed everything and will be coming back.

Louie Louie Bistro Bar
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We're pleased to hear your experience with our restaurant was a great one. We strive to make every experience a fantastic one that exceeds your expectations. We are glad to have lived up to that standard.

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LauraM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All the experience was amazing. I will recommend this place 100%. The food was delicious.
The only issue was we made an indoor reservation, however, the host was unfriendly when we tried to change it to be seated outside.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

I really enjoyed it here! The food and cocktails were amazing. However, we did not enjoy our waiter.

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LorieM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had a poor experience recently with a late evening dining reservation. It took one hour for bread to arrive and over one hour for our food. Several in our party had burgers which were raw, despite an order of medium and medium rare. The music piped in outdoors was so loud we could not converse and our waiter acted as if she “ might” be able to get it turned down. We did enjoy the escargot, the croque monsieur and the mushroom ravioli. It was an unfortunate first experience for most of us with Louie Louie. Not what we expected at all.

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Megan
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It took a little while for them to seat us even though we had a reservation, but overall the service was great and the food was delicious!

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jason
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable, casual atmosphere. Food and service are a great value. Roast chicken was outstanding. Service was excellent. My only reservation is more of a personal preference than a complaint...the noise level was quite high.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The door was open and our table was close to the door so were freezing. Also, the music was too loud. Everything else was ok.

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