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“Excellent food and service.”
Review of Petit Louis Bistro

Petit Louis Bistro
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Ranked #47 of 2,048 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Upland Street
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.
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service.”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

The food is always prepared exactly as ordered. The food is simple but full of flavor. The dinning room is small and you'll be sitting close to other parties but it's a very relaxed atmosphere. Dress is smart/business casual but you could get away with jeans and a jacket.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Levy799
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English first
Maryland, USA
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Felt like we were back in Paris”
Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Loooooove this place! I've tried a few dishes off the menu and liked them all , but my absolute favorite is the trout almondine with brown butter it is cooked to perfection and delicious! If you're a chocolate lover then the chocolate mouse for dessert is a must! The wine list is extensive and the service is great. The atmosphere is lively so if you're looking for a quite intimate spot this is not it. But if you want good French food and wine at reasonable prices head on over.

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Thank travelenthusiast68
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Always a winner”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have been to this restaurant over and over again and have never been disappointed. The service is great, the ambiance warm, and the food is excellent.

Visited November 2012
Thank lucinhalle
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Always First Rate!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Petit Louis is that rare restaurant that never disappoints. The food is great and the staff is professional and personable. As my son said, "It's always good here." Petit Louis doesn't need my review- it's always busy- but if you've never dined here, do yourself a favor and make a reservation.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank TravelUSAMD
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State College, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A really nice local bistro near Johns Hopkins”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

We lived in Baltimore for a year and loved Le Petit Louis. Went there regularly. It is crowded and noisy, and the wait staff are less than wonderful. But the food is good enough to stand comparison with serious French restaurants in NYC and DC. We have always made a practice of ordering mostly (or all) starters and sharing everything. Having moved to the West Coast in 2011 we had not been to Le Petit Louis for some time, but were in Baltimore for a conference this weekend and trekked up to the north side of the Johns Hopkins campus for a sentimental dinner. We had four starters and a side of sauteed mushrooms (yummy). The four sides were cod beignets (light and tasty); crispy eggplant (unusual presentation and very crispy indeed--never had anything quite like it, though we love eggplant and use it a lot); sweetbreads (always one of our favorites here); and a divine foie gras terrine. We've always had excellent luck with foie gras preparations here. Washed it all down with a bottle of Marcel Hugg 2010 Gewurtztraminer. For sweet, we split a soft almond cake on a bit of hard dark chocolate with whipped cream: delicate flavor, and not too sweet. Paired it with a nice calvados. Our server was sweet, well meaning, dim, and apparently untrained, but polite complaints to senior staff rectified various problems. Unpretentious place with no claims to atmosphere, but the food is genuinely exceptional. Best to get a reservation; this place is deservedly popular with a lot of locals.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank JervDelTally
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