Louie Louie Bistro Bar

4.6
712 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 712 people are saying
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4.4
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4.7
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipheberto
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The place Louie Louie has an overall very nice cozy atmosphere. Waitress very nice. Good drinks. Great burger and oysters very fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was a great way to get my Team together after working from home for over a year.

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vipLEM1
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fun spot………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Nooyorker
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience. Great service. Terrific Food

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is was my husband and I's second time dining at Louie Louie for brunch. We enjoyed the monkey bread and the bottomless Mimosa. We enjoy the atmosphere and the chicken sausage. We will be visiting again.

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vipDrGMK
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service 💕 spent the day at the hospital everyone was so sweet

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ToddM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is unbelievably good!!! I would highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was great! Highly recommend for brunch. Very lively on a Saturday.

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Jess
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family dinner, cocktail ambiance. Too noisy was the only downside. Appetizers are small

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Shane
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ok...Louie Louie! Great first impression for sure!

I made reservations for a girls get together and I arrived early to make sure we got prime seating and check out the overall vibe of the place! I ordered a drink @ the bar and it wasn't off the happy hour menu so that was a bit pricey ($15) for a vodka gimlet! If you are there for Happy Hour..stick to that menu (will be kinder to your pockets..lol)!

Great vibes all around...Staff were super friendly and helpful about the menu and assisted with recommendations! When my party arrived, they were pleased with the decor and energy of the restaurant!

We all places starter orders from: oysters (sorry..no pic..sucked those down real quick..lol) and ratatouille which were both flavorful! Our main dishes: Calamari and Salmon were on-point!

Overall, Louie Louie was a success and this may be my new Happy Hour Spot in University City!

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LaFonda
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the restaurant before I went vegan! Was hoping there would be more options than just some sides though. The server didn't know what could be made vegan either. The service could have been a bit more attentive. I ordered a second drink and never received it, then found it on the bill when I got home.

Overall great vibe, just need more attention to detail from service!

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Patty
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and accommodating staff with change in party size.

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vipCPRN
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Louie Louie is a lovely little bistro that, with a little imagination, will have you feeling as though you’re enjoying an evening of cocktails in Paris. The food and drink menu covers all of the bases, and the service is attentive, however, where this restaurant really shines is in its decor and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A great place to spend one’s birthday!

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Aldux
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good except that my calamari was soggy. They immediately replaced it with another choice. Our server, Candace, was outstanding, and made the whole evening an absolute pleasure!

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Pinks
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Went there for a birthday and the staff and the ambiance was really nice. The appetizers were good but the entrees were lacking in terms of flavor. Overall had a nice time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Good vibe, great cocktails but the food not so great. Would go back for cocktails and small bites but no main.

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KarthikS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here multiple times. Good food and fantastic service. Noise level was high this time as the fire/emergency alarm kept going off.

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vipJim10011
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great dining room, with an Art Deco theme, friendly service and a really great sound track, but unfortunately the food was disappointing. We had gazpacho and a Caesar salad, which both missed the mark by a wide margin. Fried calamari were only marginally better, although the chicken liver mousse was surprisingly good. Two wines by the glass were ok, not great. Service was pretty slow, especially wine service, and this was a very slow night. This restaurant could knock the ball out of the park if management decided to take the food and service seriously. Overall, though, not bad for a college campus restaurant.

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MonaB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and had great suggestions. The ambiance was wonderful.

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vipAllisonE
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

While the restaurant had an attractive esthetic and very attentive staff. We were rather underwhelmed with the food. We ordered the escargot for an appetizer, which the au gratin preparation hid the escargot flavor as a delicacy. We also ordered the rabbit pappardelle and French dip as entrees and each dish was fine but seemed to be lacking a full flavor profile.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great, fun atmosphere! I absolutely love their bacon-wrapped dates and their french fries. Their cocktails are unique and yummy and you cannot go wrong! Service was great and food came out F A S T!

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Josh
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Wonderful ambiance. Such a relaxing place to have lunch.

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Dabb
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The atmosphere is amazing. I want try brunch next time!

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vipDeborah
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Kelly was a helpful and accommodating server. A great lunch. Thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It’s a really nice place! I made reservations online! When we got there (5 minutes early) it was really crowded. Waited about 20 minutes in the beautiful lobby area and the the receptionist came over to escort us to be seated outside. I told her that I couldn’t sit outside (I cannot be in direct sunlight for very long periods of time). She said well this is all we have. When I made my reservations I asked for “standard seating”. She then escorted me to the bar and said this is all we have, it’s full service! The bartender was great! He was sooo nice!!! There was way too much going on at the bar! A waitress broke a bottle, I needed more syrup and utensils. He was working the bar alone and was spread too thin. The bartender made me experience better. Not sure if I will go back, it’s probably a really great establishment. That was my first time and I do not plan to recommend it to anyone.

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yoliwan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was a 95 degree day and the restaurant was half empty and the hostess wouldn't accommodate our request to sit inside. Restaurant was short staffed and it took us about an hour to get our food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Whoever our server was took 31 minutes to bring us drinks. Two bloody Mary’s, glass of rose, and a beer.

I felt personally insulted when he automatically added gratuity at the end, despite the fact I was tempted to just go up to the bar and grab our drinks that had quite obviously been sitting there forever. It’s not like it was even that busy - expert opinion by a fellow restaurant owner in the crowd.

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AnitaH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Waited 15 minutes for just water, other 15 for a glass of wine. Didn’t have two wines we wanted. Got our order wrong, order another glass of wine which we never got, but charged for it. I felt they were laughing at us. Never apologized.

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vipForman
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food quality was mixed: good appetizers but two dry omelets followed. Service terribly slow. Two hours for a two-course lunch. We had to push the server to bring our main course, waited 45 minutes after the appetizers were cleared. Music was unbearably loud; we had to shout to hear one another. Overall, an unpleasant experience.

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JonathanS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in university city. Just awesome setting and food

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Stoner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was excellent. The food was very good, the service was great. Cocktails were perfect - I highly recommend the Bloody Mary. Serving sizes were perfect, too.

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GinaC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was fantastic only thing I recommend is a animal section where people with animals or pets can sit there was someone with dog allergies and they looked unhappy

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peters
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was delish and different
Beautiful decor

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Louie Louie! The waitstaff were very attentive and service was high quality, and the food and drinks were absolutely delicious! Photos: watermelon panzanella, oysters, summer vegetable ratatouille and louie burger, and strawberry martini and mangojito. We also loved the cucumber one crush. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Co-worker dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Restaurant was empty on on Sunday night. Maybe 4 other tables. New waitress, didn’t know a salad was an appetizer and should come out with the soups and other salad. Dumped fries on my purse. Really needs more training and better listening skills.
Hostess and Maya were lovely as well as the bartenders

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CassandraM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would definitely come back here maybe for the night time.

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vipHolly
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Took my mom here for her birthday brunch and we definitely left with mixed feelings. This was both of our first times at Louie Louie. We arrived 10 minutes early, checked in with someone at the desk and they said our table wasn’t ready yet since we were early, no problem we let them know that we would be waiting outside because it was a nice day and fairly crowded by the front desk. 25 minutes goes by, so we’re now 15 past our reservation time, I decide to go in and check on our table. The girl at the desk said she had no idea we were there and whoever I talked to before didn’t let her know that we checked in. She was able to get us seated a few minutes later. When ordering drinks, we were awkwardly presented with a bottle of wine after asking for two glasses - we went with the bottle because our server told us it would end up being cheaper if we both drank two glasses, we trusted her in the moment and afterwards realized the individual price per glass was cheaper than we thought & we bought a $50 bottle of wine for no reason! It would of been cheaper to each get two glasses than buy that bottle. Not to mention we googled the wine afterwards and saw it really costs… $7.99. So that was off-putting. The cheese plate was great but our entrees were just okay. The prices were slightly high for the quality. Not sure if we would come back again.

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marthag
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly was such a wonderful server! She was so awesome and made our experience top notch. We loved her and will definitely be coming back to see her again!

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