Louie Louie Bistro Bar

4.5
757 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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 757 people are saying
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vipJudyG
Naples
8 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While the food was scrumptious and had an appealing presentation, it was obvious it had been sitting before it was delivered. Au jus and the French dip sandwich was barely luke warm. French fries were great tasting but greasy,limp and cool to the touch. Fish,dorade, also delicious. We will give it another go in the future.

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vipBetsy
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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9/15

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vip2BFoodD
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Friendly staff. Took 10 minutes to be seated despite availability of plenty of open tables visually. Then it took another 15 minutes for the waitress to arrive at the table. Waitress was very friendly and courteous. Order taken efficiently and another 20 mins for appetizer to arrive. The monkey bread quality was dry on the inside with sauce being devoid of cinnamon flavor for an expensive dish in my opinion. Thus I would have expected better. Main meal arrived warm in good time. We ordered eggs Benedict each but both failed to hit the mark for the price. Eggs were slightly over cooked and my potatoes were oily and soggy. The fries received by my guest however was good. The hot water for the tea was not very hot.
Thus all in all it was a below my expectation on the quality of the food. Service was with a smile. There was no point to
complain as we were in a time crunch. The place looks good and most of the waiting staff were friendly and with smiles but the restaurant failed to deliver on food.

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StacyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great as was the service!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Amazing atmosphere. You must try the waffles!!!!

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vipMeganRSmith
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Our server was absolutely great. He's the only reason why we stayed.

Everything else...from the wobbly table to us having to request a new table AND pick up our chairs to go to the new table...to someone then needing to take one of our chairs (that held our bags) to give another customer without providing an alternative other than putting our bags on the ground...to the additional servers who were 0/10 on the pleasant scale... it was just not a great night. I 100% understand that waitstaff has been dealing with not-so-great customers in the middle of this pandemic. But when you have customers like my friend and I who are actually pleasant people... who have been supporting Philly restaurants throughout this pandemic and have had great experiences at so many other places over the last 7 months...it was just really disappointing to spend our Saturday night here. The duck was good; the salmon was well done, though I asked for it to be medium. And the lobster was rubbery. Again, our server was the only reason why we stayed. He was a gem.

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sier
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

we ordered mussels - the broth was all salt and the mussels were tiny and overcooked. Fries were delicious.

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vipSnowfall
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

please put more blackberries on the tomato carpaccio!

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vipKristenS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The panini was a deli sandwich and had missing ingredients. The server was so nice and was really trying but it seemed like it was understaffed.

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vipLovePhillyFood
Philadelphia
127 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We don't know what happened to the fantastic food at the Louie Louie, It certainly wasn't served when we were there. Used to love this place now it's mediocre at best and so is the service. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

In a nutshell: good cocktails, terrible service, food sub par. I received my meal immediately while my finances came out 30 minutes later. Same went for our cocktails. Added a drink to our check that we didn’t order. If you can go somewhere else…I would.

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atul
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They took time to get us seated, but after that everything was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a good place to go and no disappointments

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carrie was my server. She was so sweet and made me feel like I was well taken care of. I love coming here with my boyfriend and also for a solo date.

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vipVisitingPhilly
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great spot for lunch near the University. Fun cocktails and nice wines.

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vipAmyH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, and our waitress was terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just all around fabulous… staff outstanding, food delish, ambiance wonderful…

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SusanI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Stephanie, was excellent! Food delicious. We ate outside and it was lovely!

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JordanS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a lovely dinner for my husband’s birthday.

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Foodiolga
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. Can anyone be more flattering?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to. I’m always satisfied when I leave

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Deenie
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Zee as our server and although she forgot a few items (chicken sausage side, coffee refill) she was delightfully accommodating and mindful of our dining pace. Ambience was very nice; food good.

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YasmeenW
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the city now. The ambience is so cool, vibrant, and refreshing. The design and decor is amazing, and it is very clean. The food is all great, and well priced. The service is impeccable as well. Definitely will be returning.

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vipJamie
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant! Great staff. Gorgeous ambience. Good menu. Some unusual ingredients not otherwise disclosed. (Eg. Chili flakes in the mussels, prolific use of truffles (truffle fries, truffle butter. Unfortunately, I don't like truffle.)) Otherwise, great experience.

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vipSdiner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service street parking available. Outside dining is nice and burger is great

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Safiyaah
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The place was just in complete disarray, do better!!!

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vipDawnVDW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Arrived exactly on time, but had to flag down the host after waiting 25 min with no server. Water was warm and tasted like dirt. Salads came out before drinks. Another half hour passed before entrees came out with sad portions and just meh food. We were eventually comped a round of drinks, but kind of too little too late since there were no apologies until this point. Disappointing experience :(

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a good place to go to for brunch but was a little busy. Server was across the room and we barely seen her. This place was also not kid friendly. I called to ask if they were and I was told they could accommodate children and did not. Overall nice ambiance and good food. I would go back but not with children.

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vipMnMout
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have eaten here numerous times due to staying at the connected hotel while I loved one was at the Hospital of the University of PA. I found this restaurant and actually most of the open ones in the area very expensive with a very disappointing limited menu. Whether you come for brunch on the weekend or lunch or dinner the menu is basically the same with a few modifications. What really annoyed me was I made a reservation for 1 at 1000 via Open Table for brunch one Sunday and the greeter told me I would need to sit at the bar or outside because they would be busy. I reminder the greeter I had made a reservation and this was terrible service. I was seated inside and guess what....only 4 other diners were seated inside at 1000 and 1030 when I left.

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Alexa
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! Thank you!

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Foodlover
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food, service, ambience and music. Wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was wonderful French dip could have been less toasted/burnt. Other than that superb!

We loved the escargot and our cocktails.

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KatM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Multi generational dinner was enjoyed by all! Food was delicious and the servers were very professional! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my waitress was so sweet and helpful !

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ShamirahM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Perfect spot, great music..
Food is nice. A little pricey

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VyHa
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We had the Braised Rabbit, and it was great!!

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vipCherylS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Anthony the host was extremely rude and unhelpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was exceptionally friendly!

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PetraT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here often. The atmosphere is great and the food is very good.

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vipSarita2882
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant with great food and wonderful service, which is hard to find these days given shortages. We so appreciate everyone who made our lovely meal a possibility! It was a little sense of normalcy.

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 757 OpenTable diners.

Louie Louie Bistro Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fearless.mfmark.com/fbcanvas.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.