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Petit Louis Bistro

4800 Roland Ave, Ste 100, Baltimore, MD 21210-2391
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Ranked #37 of 1,798 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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161 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
46 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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7 reviews 7 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is a really nice place. Not as upscale as Tersiguel's in Ellicott City, but then not as expensive either. The food may not always be quite as flavorful as Michel Richard's in DC, but it is still quite credible. And they do have a quite nice cheese tray. The service is very nice and the ambience is fairly authentically... More

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've eaten French many times before. We have French chefs and catering services in the family. Maybe I'm just very picky. Petit Louis Bistro was a cute little place, albeit very, very noisy with tight seating arrangements. I would have been more comfortable if I didn't have to sit so close to people where I felt like I was sitting... More

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