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Louie Louie Bistro Bar

4.6
4.6
1333 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

7:00 PM


Booked 112 times today

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Dining areas

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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What 1,333 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. ND

    NaeDove

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place. Extremely friendly and accommodating staff. Smiling faces!
  2. 2

    25wp

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience1
    Greeted by gracious hostess, seated promptly. Impressed I didn't hear the typical "just 1?" Also, no one cleared away the 2nd setting from table for my "party of 1". Server, Gabe was on point! Brought water and took my order. Sunday brunch, so I enjoyed the Mushroom omelet (delicious) with toast--instead of home fries and coffee. I finished with Spicy Cranberry mocktail. Very tasty. Gabe was attentive --he's got great customer service skills. Definitely adding Louie Louie to my list of favorites--highly recommend it! Hint: make reservation + arrive early -- it gets crowded quickly.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal at Louie Louie. Staff was top notch. Food was on point! Loved the ambiance and decor. Cool vibe
  4. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our evening. The sitting area outside the bar area is particularly wonderful.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious food and good service.
  6. JZ

    JZ1122

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    a. Last year's menu was much better. b. Adding 23% gratuity and "cc fee" without asking is outrageous.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Sazerac cocktail was delicious. A pleasant service experience and yummy food.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Always like to try different places. This was horrible. Told waitstaff we had a nut allergy, gave us cheese plate filled with nuts. (Also served on a dinner plate- wtf?) Ordered kids burger and asked for cheese lettuce and Mayo. Came with nothing and when we sent back they slapped some cheese on it and didn’t even put in the broiler to melt and gave it back cold and gross. The pumpkin ravioli with sage butter came out cold and the butter sauce was hard. The beet and Burrata salad was horrible. Not sure how you mess that up. Ordered a martini and it came in a regular glass. The place is a cafeteria for college students who bring their parents and not worth the money. Will never go back and almost want to protest the outrageous mainline prices for horrible food and experience. Only good thing was the waitstaff so still left them a good tip.
  9. TB

    TheresaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Steak was inedible.
  10. JH

    JaniceH

    Philadelphia

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chic interior, great wine list, delicious food. Had the pate (/ little cold/hard), the duck confit (excellent) and the special pork shank (meat fell off the bone). Attentive service. I would go again.
  11. JA

    JazA

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Came here for a late brunch and I had the Eggs Royale. It was delicious! A fancy salmon benedict (sourdough instead of english muffin). Our waitress was very attentive and our food came quickly but we didn’t feel rushed to finish our meal. The music was also A+ and my partner and I were grooving in our seats as we ate. We’ll definitely be coming back for happy hour because the cocktails are wonderful.
  12. H

    Halik

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Happy Hour. Raw Oysters were amazing
  13. AR

    AudreyR

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I took my college kids out for dinner. Louie Louie vibe was fun and lively. Food was awesome. I think though the restaurant is understaffed with waiters/waitresses. Regardless, I highly recommend Louie Louie.
  14. M

    Mutch

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The kitchen was horribly backed up, which happens, but our server did not do a good job of checking in with us to let us know what was going on or give us an ETA. Once it arrived, the food was tasty, but not enough to make up for the wait!
  15. V

    Vicki11

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Very high noise level which takes away from the time at this restaurant. Service was slow but eventually received what was asked for. If you do not mind very loud noise during dinner, it's not too bad.
  16. p

    pearl

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The place is beautiful. I took my mom there for lunch before going to the Annenberg. We got a ceasar salad with shrimp, the date and bacon appetizer and a bowl of sweet potato bisque. The salad was sub par. The appetizer was messy looking, but delicious. My mom enjoyed the soup. Those 3 items cost almost $60. We didn't have any drinks or anything extra (and not even a main course) It was extremely overpriced.
  17. F

    Freqdinr

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ive had lovely dinners at Louie, Louie, but had never gone to brunch. It was wonderful. The eggs Royale with salmon were particularly good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    We chose this place because of it’s convenient location to the Annenberg Theater. It’s very loud, the food is average, the service is good. There’s not much else in the area so we chose this spot.
  19. s

    skvdl

    Baltimore

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. The portions were generous. The room was beautiful. I’m glad we made reservations! And I’m glad we decided on an early seating for Brunch. The restaurant is very popular! We had a wonderful waiter, Andrew. The only downside was that I had mentioned in reservation that it was for a birthday…my moms. The only reason I bring it up is that as we were paying…another table also had a birthday person and they received a birthday dessert and mom noticed it…
  20. P

    Peter

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The hamburger is very dry. It’s unbelievable that paying with credit card should bear the 3% transaction fee.
  21. AK

    AKAJEM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience hands down one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in awhile. Chris was amazing and he deserves kudos he took care of us and made recommendations when we were indecisive. We will be back.
  22. M

    Michele

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic! The restaurant is beyond beautiful! The cocktails were great! The food was good. Loved the energy and the vibe there so much!!
  23. D

    Deenie

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch for a good friend and a companion
  24. AB

    AndreaB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is amazing!! I loved this place and recommend it for date night and girls night out!!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing and so was the food!!
  26. l

    linny

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Fun and good drinks (although they ran out of the frozen rose for my cosmo which was disappointing!) but we had 5 different ones and they were all very good and very good food. Fun vibe and attentive service. (Candles on table should be lit!)
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  28. MM

    MariaM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The food is atrocious! The steak tartare is inedible! It tasted like butter emulsion . Arugula salad is bland and boring. Martini and Spritz are decent, but the food is horrible!!
  29. AC

    AC2023

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and the truffle rissoto was very good.
  30. LT

    LeaT

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chris our server was wonderful. Food and ambiance were excellent - we had a great time!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Food was awesome and service was spectacular. The French Onion is must get. We will definitely be back.
  32. VP

    VanessaP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great place for brunch. Amazing aesthetics. Good food.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place food and service!
  34. S

    Sandy

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a birthday dinner. Our server immediately acknowledged our guest of honor with a nice little gift, which was super sweet. The drinks were amazing, the food was delicious. We loved the mussel special, the coquilles st Jacques appetizer and the grilled dorade. Can’t wait to go back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Service was unfavorable - asked for refills multiple times - received on the third ask, ordered a cocktail that was forgotten, and when reminded the wrong one was made.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING!!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , great service ! Mimosas a little over priced but still good !
  38. TM

    TaylorM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, my friends and I had our new years ever dinner here. I would absolutely come back!
  39. L

    Lilly

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The presentation was nice and the flavors were pretty good. The French fries that accompanied the lobster were cold and had been fried twice. The duck confit was not crispy and it’s lentils were undercooked.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very beautiful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

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 4.6 stars by 1333 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

7:00 PM


Booked 112 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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