Louie Louie Bistro Bar

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453 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Our server had a very bad attitude with no personality or sense of humor. He dropped our drink all over our child but besides that the food was delish and place is beautiful. The drinks are also very good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great! A big thank you to our server Chris who was always attentive and kind.

JL
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening we plan to repeat.
Started at the bar which was wonderful.
Later enjoyed a great table. The service, food and wine were all excellent.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome food! Unfortunately were out of the lobster roll by 1pm so I was disappointed.

M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Only recommend going for drinks/couple apps or for happy hr. The restaurant itself is beautiful. Expensive for not that great of food.

RC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels like you’re in a Parisian Bistro. And I’m obsessed with their cosmopolitan cocktail

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They are very respectful, food is great and even better service. Also very nice homelike vibes inside great for meetups or any occasion

l
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for lunch! Bright attractive decor, good food and service!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Really liked this place but they close at 10

M
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and drink and warm ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went Christmas eve and received terrific service and the food was delicious. Will return for sure!

B
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice decor, good selection on menu
French onion soup slightly greasy and salty
French fries greasy

AT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went to Louie Louie for lunch. This restaurant is very good. The service and food was very good. The atmosphere is very nice. I will definitely return.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

AS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A warm, colorful, comfortable place for a small family celebration. Food was fine, nothing exceptional, a touch pricy for what it was. Service a bit on the "suggestive" side, but fine.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday dinner with my department.

SS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

So first let me say that this place is absolutely beautiful!!! That was indeed my favorite part of this very unsatisfactory experience. Our waiter Chris was not the most pleasant part of the experience. Rushing our order, overcharging for items, and not being forthcoming or accommodating. He and he alone will be the reason why my friends and I will never return.

F
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go with a group and the service is great. Very good about separate checks too. Food was delish!

KM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My first time here and was impressed. From the moment we walked in, every staff person we encountered were very friendly and attentive to the 3 of us. Loved my appetizer - date stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped in bacon - not something you see on every menu. My fellow diners ordered lobster bisque and French onion soup. Entrees chosen were trout and MahiMahi paella. Dessert yummy. Can't think of a negative to say about our dining experience here which is a great thing to have happen.

MG
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! I highly recommend it!

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Louie Louie is pretty reliable in serving a well prepared meal. Also, I like that their kitchen stays open until about 10pm (although I wish it would stay open even later.)

l
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious
Great atmosphere
Excellent wait staff

KM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Beautiful space. I definitely recommend this as a bar or as a nice sit down dinner spot.

ME
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lively ambiance, love the french decor, food is very good and service is also good

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Solid experience overall. Octopus and dates were good apps as were the eggplant and arctic char (special) mains. Service efficient and pleasant. Didn't acknowledge anniversary or seating request.

MG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time dining here, had the Tuna Nicoise salad. Very good, and plentiful. The devilled egg served with it was delicious and pretty.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, great space!

n
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. A server named Jazmine was helpful as well.

BB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, but pricey. Best French Onion Soup I've had in a while.

HS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, decor was stellar, and the service was lovely. I’ll definitely be returning and recommending Louie Louie to my loved ones.

Louie Louie Bistro Bar
Responded on December 2, 2019

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience here! Thanks for checking us out and taking time to share. Hope to see you again! Chris Baldwin General Manager

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R
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was delicious and the service was pretty good. But we took our dessert to go because of the thumping, nonstop, all-80's playlist. We would have probably stayed for another drink and coffee if it weren't for the playlist. Outside of that, I definitely recommend this restaurant for dinner. I had the Seared scallop special and it was fantastic! Also, get the Onion soup gratinee. You will not be disappointed.

LD
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is just fantastic! It is adorable and posh seating. Great looking bar. The food and service was fabulous. I will go back. It is located right next to but inside the lobby of this Inn at Penn by Hilton. So if your staying in town for Penn you simply must visit this gem.

Louie Louie Bistro Bar
Responded on November 25, 2019

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience here! Thanks for checking us out and taking time to share. Hope to see you again! Chris Baldwin General Manager

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A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute restaurant. We went there for Sunday Brunch and the menu items were varied even for a picky eater. i really like the couch seating. A nice touch and will reserve them next time we go. Our waiter was attentive and the food came out quickly. Street parking worked out okay but there is an array of garages near by.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food and the restaurant is beautifully decorated. Also very much appreciated the allergen menu. Wishing there was one or two kids friendly menu items.

Louie Louie Bistro Bar
Responded on November 25, 2019

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience here! Thanks for checking us out and taking time to share. Hope to see you again! Chris Baldwin General Manager

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DA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

fair.... at best. Over priced for what we ate. They claim they have truffle fries... still waiting for the truffle.

OT
Atlanta
117 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for special occasions and everyday dining with great service!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was really beautiful inside, and the food was delicious! The portions were on the smaller side, and there wasn’t much to choose from on the menu, I feel like if your a picky eater this might not be the place as it’s very French and I didn’t even know what I was ordering. But it was good!

b
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch - food, atmosphere, and service are amazing. Will go back!

NB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodating service, lively room, great aesthetic , creative cocktails and superb food. I always have a great experience at Louie Louie!