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Petit Louis Bistro

4800 Roland Ave, Ste 100, Baltimore, MD 21210-2391
410-366-9393
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Ranked #18 of 1,776 restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Baltimore, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Although on the noisy side, Petit Louis is a great neighborhood bistro with superb food and an extensive wine list. I always order the frisée salad which comes with lardons, blue cheese, and a poached egg on top which makes for a sumptuous appetizer. The blue cheese is creamy and adds just the right tang. We both had specials and... More

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Baltimore, MD
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I loved my meal at Petit Louis. Not only was the service great, but the food was absolutely delicious . We started with wines by the glass. I chose a wonderful Riesling, while my companion chose a Chardonnay. The wine steward is a great guy from Lyon, and his recommendations were golden. Our waiter was well versed on the menu.... More

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Baltimore
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527 reviews 527 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Quintessentially French. Rich foods and a very French atmosphere. It's almost as if the French invented customer service and efficient dish/order management. I think that was the highlight of our experience. Petit Louis Bistro is probably the only known genuine, and not fusion, French restaurant in the Baltimore area. Tons of good wine selections and good food. Needless to say,... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Just had lunch at Petit Louis last Friday. This is the sister restaurant to the one located in Roland Park in Baltimore. I have had dinner there which was fantastic yet pricey (but worth if for special occasions. Very attentive staff, seating us by the fire since we expressed how cold it was and introducing the restaurant to us. We... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The evocation of a French bistro here is nearly perfect, and quite often the food shines. It is not the best French restaurant in the area, though for lunch it is certainly quite presentable.

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Washington DC
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139 reviews 139 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The log fire, the smiling greeting, the easy attention from the staff, cosy atmosphere ... and the food? Yummy, delicious, want to share with everyone at the table terrific. All our butter plates were passed round for nibbles of five versions of the perfect comfort food. French in flair, but universal in appeal. We started at 5.30 and left at... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This charming room is tucked away in a quiet corner of upscale Roland Park. The service is always impeccable (we've dined there quite a few times). The food is a sophisticated take on french country/bistro fare. Don't miss the pomme frites or the cassoulet.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This is about 1.5 miles from our house, so we often walk (so we can have the delicious wine). We had our wedding dinner here (9 people) and we dine there about once a month. The service is always superb, the food amazing, and the atmosphere feels like a French bistro. The escargot and pate are our go-to starters, we... More

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Princeton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Hey, Super place, very much like a bistro in Paris. Super food, fun atmosphere. We would return (since we're from NJ, doing that takes some planning). Enjoy.

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