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Petit Louis Bistro

4800 Roland Ave, Ste 100, Baltimore, MD 21210-2391
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Ranked #40 of 1,803 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Upland Street
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Well, found this bistro by trip advisor, and decided to give it a try. I've found it difficult in the US to find authentic European food restaurants, so I was hoping this bistro will be a good one as reviews. The place was crowded even though it was Tuesday night. Their service was excellent and wine was great. My duck... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We've lived less than five miles from Petit Louis for over 12 years and never managed to eat here. That changed with Baltimore Restaurant Week! We ate from the pre fixe menu so it was a nice way to sample what Petit Louis does. Hubby's pate appetizer was a meal in itself. My eggplant/tomato/cheese stack was good but I can't... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've been to Petit Louis several times and I took my husband for the first time. I fell in love with the restaurant the first time I went - I loved the look, the ambiance, the service, the food - and I wanted my husband to feel the same way. We ended up going on Napoleon's birthday, which involved diners... More

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Placitas, New Mexico, USA
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Located in a 100+ year old building, the restaurant is somewhat noisy. Not the place for a quiet dinner. Service was excellent and attentive, without being intrusive. The food was well prepared and delicious.

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Alexandria, VA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We finally tried out this restaurant and enjoyed our dinner there. We ordered the omelette and the steak frites.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited Petit Louis Bistro to celebrate my son's college graduation. It was a very busy lunchtime, with other families and large groups also celebrating similar events. The restaurant decor is the traditional French bistro style, and service was attentive and fairly quick. I ordered the smoked salmon Gravlox as a starter with the Quiche Lorraine as my main course.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This small but excellent bistro had a great menu and a very entertaining and knowledgeable staff to present it. All of the courses had a variety that would please any pallet. The presentations were lovely as well.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Once upon a 20th century time, I'm sure Petit Louis was a stand out actor on the Baltimore dining stage. It has the boutique setting, rustic décor and... sacre bleu, it's French. Just heft that wine list. But innovative Gallic dining has moved on. The seating here is cramped, with many two tops lined up. The place has a nice... More

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Washington, DC
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111 reviews 111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We ate here after our daughter's graduation. There were six of us.We had been here before and were excited to be back! We were greeted warmly. The restaurant is not large and did get a bit loud as the evening progressed but it felt warm and welcoming. We were seated promptly and had drinks served quickly. Excellent waiter! The food... More

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new jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is one of my mom's favorite places, so we took her to lunch for Mother's Day. (It was my first visit.) They have done a wonderful job of bringing a real French bistro to the US. The decor, the menu, the whole nine yards. The french onion soup is a "don't miss," as is the chocolate mousse. Both dishes... More

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