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Louie Louie Bistro Bar

4.4
4.4
1191 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

10:30 PM


Booked 84 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French American, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 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

  • Private party facilities

    Louie Louie is an American bistro with a French flair. Our chefs have crafted menus inspired by French bistros using the freshest and finest seasonal ingredients. Our event concierges and their teams provide each event with individualized attention, dedication to detail, and flawless execution.

  • Private party contact

    Liz Tretter: (844) 207-3124

  • 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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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Service was terrible. Took over 2 hours to get our main course and they forgot our appetizers entirely. A shame because the vibe of the restaurant was very cool
  2. TB

    TiffB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We waiting an extremely long time for food and drinks. Even having a reservation we had to wait for a while to be seated. The food wasn't good and the service was just shirt under good. Never going back
  3. CA

    CarolineA

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very nice food, service, and ambiance. A bit noisy though and pricey.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tatum was outstanding!
  5. T

    Truly

    Pittsburgh

    76 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Service was great and really loved my avocado toast. But it was really very loud making conversation difficult.
  6. K

    Kingofttheworld

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely experience all around. The food was delicious but the service was what took it to the next level. I highly recommend eating here.
  7. TQ

    TheQuietMan

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner on a Friday night. The food and service were both excellent. The ambiance is lovely.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Salmon entree is amazing! Very accommodating for Celiac too.
  9. ME

    MaryE

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited two days after my birthday and Louie Louie saw the date on my Open Table profile and gifted me vanilla ice cream and a scratch off card for potential deals at one of their restaurant brands. Unexpected and enjoyable treat!
  10. L

    Lisa

    Miami

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, good drinks & good times. The AC wasn’t working and the food took a while to come but it was good and so was the experience.
  11. KM

    KeithM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and it has stellar service. Love the ambiance.
  12. SH

    ShanyaH

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, superb food!
  13. BH

    BrynnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic, though I'd skip the cheese board next time. The ambience is incredible, and our server was the best. The margarita was fantastic, as was the La Peche Mode. My boyfriend and I had a great birthday date-night, and would definitely recommend it to a couple seeking the same.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the ambiance at Louie Louie but I really love the Louie Burger. The Caesar Salad and Watermelon Salad are yummy too. I strongly recommend a visit to Louie Louie.
  15. HD

    HeatherD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - great atmosphere - I would highly recommend.
  16. DJ

    DuaneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannot wait to come back. Food was PHENOMENAL. And our server Jazzche was so attentive, quick, and efficient. She had us laughing most of the time. 10/10 recommending to my friends!
  17. KS

    KarthikS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Louie Louie continues to be an excellent option for a relaxing meal with a colleague or a friend.
  18. JB

    JerryB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great Place we had a ball and the drinks where very nice
  19. I

    Incredible

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined here yesterday for my Mothers 50th birthday and it was fantastic! We were greeted and welcomed by everyone in sight upon walking in. The energy was truly there! They acknowledged my moms birthday right away from the host stand, which made her feel super special and happy to be there. We were then seated in one of their oh so comfy booths where we met our server Lucy, who was such a delight to have host my moms special day. Lucy was extremely friendly and personable. She was also extremely knowledgeable and truly created a customized experience for us. We appreciated the pace of service being slowed down and coursed out so that we could catch up and really enjoy our selves. It made all the more difference in our experience. Thank you Lucy! Again such a delight to have! We started with the watermelon salad, which was amazing and fresh. We also had the wedge salad served with Louie dressing, which was very nice twist on a wedge salad! I’m a fan! We also enjoyed the oyster and shrimp cocktail. The strawberry cheesecake French toast was also amazing. The food was great! We also enjoyed the general manager Camar! He was great and made us feel like we were on top of the world! He greeted us with mimosas! We really enjoyed his spirit for my moms birthday! My mom talked this moment up for the rest of the day! What I truly appreciated the most was, he went above and beyond to help my mom find a glass of wine that she loved! We appreciate you Camar! We truly appreciate the entire Louie Louie team for making this brunch not only special but also memorable and one to take and share with our friends! Thank you Louie Louie! We will be back!
  20. LC

    LakiaC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taylor was a great server.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love the brunch, good food & good service
  22. RE

    RodneyE

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places. The staff and food are always on point!
  23. JC

    JoeC

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Louie Louie creates an excellent dining experience in a hip and stylish environment. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!
  24. DC

    DebraC

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    I ordered the trout which is my favorite thing on the menu and the reason i chose Louie Louie. The meal was dramatically changed from what I was use to. It was served with mustard greens and potlikkor. I hate mustard greens and asked to substitute broccoli or asparagus . The server agreed to the substitution. However a manager came over to let us know that they could not substitute. So I was not able to have any veggie, my husband had the meal with the mustard greens. He said they were tough and over cooked. I did complain and they did take my meal off the bill. But I will scrutinize the menu before we return to LL. The chef should provide reasonable accommodations for customers. From now on if I want trout I will go to PARC White Dog or Seasons 52.
  25. R

    Rachel

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a wonderful night! Everything was amazing!!
  26. w

    willhaye

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really fun environment and some interesting original food. Our meal ended up to be a little slowly delivered but definitely worth the wait.
  27. AF

    AndreaF

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    First time and it didn’t disappoint. I’ll definitely visit again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Louie Louie!! The food was great, atmosphere was amazing and the venue is beautiful. Would definitely dine here again .
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    My mothers birthday the kitchen messed up on the of our tables arder but other than that the food was amazing and the waiter was awesome. The manager made us feel comfortable and was very attentive to the mistakes being made with our order. I will be coming back again
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Good food, terrible service. Kitchen not prepared for large groups. It’s easy, if you don’t have capacity to serve a large group just mention it at the front desk, better be clear than to have an awful experience. Restaurant is nice, ambiance is good, that was the only but big issue.
  31. BJ

    BrianaJ

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and wonderful staff
  32. RC

    RasheedaC

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food nice setting and ambiance
  33. j

    joshuac

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It was overall a solid meal. I would say the service tries to be good but isn't necessarily able to accommodate to all audiences, especially vegans. The only vegan item on the menu is a beyond burger.
  34. MF

    MissFoodie

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent. The atmosphere was wonderful. The drinks left a lot to be desired.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My far the worst restaurant experience I have had ever!
  36. SJ

    SteveJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food, excellent service! Will definitely return.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Atmosphere is amazing however good selection and taste was disappointing overall. The ambiance makes up for it but probably wouldn’t return.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the vibe! Large bright open space with a huge bar and lounge area with cool seating/sofas with bar service. Food is tasty and different. Outside seating is on the sidewalk in French style bistro chairs. Fun and good food!
  39. MW

    MacW

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drink were excellent. The service was very good. The price points were just right.
  40. KQ

    KellyQ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good and the service was great. I would go again definitely.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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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 1191 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

10:30 PM


Booked 84 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

    Daily 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 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

  • Phone number

    (267) 805-8585

  • Private party facilities

    Louie Louie is an American bistro with a French flair. Our chefs have crafted menus inspired by French bistros using the freshest and finest seasonal ingredients. Our event concierges and their teams provide each event with individualized attention, dedication to detail, and flawless execution.

  • Private party contact

    Liz Tretter: (844) 207-3124

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