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Petit Louis Bistro

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French, Balti
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4800 Roland Ave, Ste 100, Baltimore, MD 21210-2391 (Upland Street)
410-366-9393
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf’s uptown eatery features classic French Bistro...
Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf’s uptown eatery features classic French Bistro fare, an extensive, award winning French wine list & a lively Parisian atmosphere.
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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
tres bien, bon appetit

This restaurant refers to itself as a bistro, but there is nothing small about its character or quality. Had the occasion to be in town for a graduation and followed up the celebration with a nice meal at Petit Louis. Fine wine selection, you can get as serious as you like. The staff that served... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Paul J
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant refers to itself as a bistro, but there is nothing small about its character or quality. Had the occasion to be in town for a graduation and followed up the celebration with a nice meal at Petit Louis. Fine wine selection, you can get as serious as you like. The staff that served us was anxious to please,... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Petit Louis is truly a gem in Baltimore, a city that is fairly rough around the edges. If you have time, order the Poulet a L'Estragon for two. It takes about 45 minutes to come out -- perfect if you're ordering drinks and appetizers -- and is absolutely delicious. Also -- although I have never taken my daughter to Petit... More 

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Tuxedo Park, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

While it might be easy to miss this restaurant as it is surrounded by the Roland Park residential neighborhood, there weren't any "misses" on the menu. French Onion soup has a softball of cheese that isn't easy to eat but delicious. would also recommend Steak Frites, Duck Breast, and the Roasted Sea Bass. Waiter was very friendly and helpful. Wine... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My friend and I recently had lunch at Petit Louis in the Roland Park section of Baltimore. We both loved it. The very handsome French gentleman who greeted us at the door with a Bonjour set the stage for the entire experience. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful with menu selections and was very attentive but not overly so.... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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100 reviews 100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The food here was delicious - especially the white asparagus appetizer and lamb shank dinner. Service was fantastic and great wine list. My only complaint is the incredibly tight seating. There are long benches with tables for 2 all along so that you are seated less than a foot from the tables on either side of you. It is impossible... More 

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Baltimore
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Petit Louis certainly looks French inside, and it's always full of interesting, lively people from the neighborhood and from Johns Hopkins University. The menu can be difficult...there are lots of little things on it and sometimes it's difficult to figure how much to order. I love the frizee salad with the poached egg...but it doesn't feel like dinner! Still, you... More 

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Halethorpe, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went for a late lunch. Great atmosphere. David K. was wonderful. Ordered Kir Royale. The french onion soup has got to be the best I have had. We than shared an order of Steak Frites. The steak was cooked perfectly and fresh cut fries with a side order of mushrooms. Finshed with a creme brulee and a Au Lait.... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Since we are frequent travelers to France and particularly Paris, we tend to grade French restaurants in the U.S. rather hard. Petit Louis is a good, but not great restaurant. The service is top notch. We were a family of five celebrating my birthday. The main courses were much better than the deserts (except for the chocolate mousse-which was excellent!)--which... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We needed a place to have lunch with friends while visiting Baltimore. One of my daughter’s colleague suggested Petit Louis Bistro, and what a pleasant surprise. The restaurant ambiance is very pleasing and cozy. It was perfect for our reunion. The staff was extremely attentive, from welcoming and suggestions of the day to service in general. The food was delicious,... More 

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Pikesville, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Wonderful restaurant in a lovely, suburban part of Baltimore. As is the case with just about all of the Cindy Wolf, Tony Foreman restaurants the quality of the food and the wine selections are excellent. Recommended appetizers include the Gravlax, Onion soup, and Mussels. Main courses, Steak Frites, Trout Amandine, and Duck Breast among others. Why not 5 stars? The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4800 Roland Ave, Ste 100, Baltimore, MD 21210-2391
    (Upland Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: 410-366-9393

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: French, Balti

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf’s uptown eatery features classic French Bistro fare, an extensive, award winning French wine list & a lively Parisian atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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