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Petit Louis Bistro

4800 Roland Ave, Ste 100, Baltimore, MD 21210-2391
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Ranked #32 of 1,795 restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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86% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Placitas, New Mexico, USA
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
66 reviews 66 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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