About Petit Louis – Columbia
Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf’s classic bistro on the lake in Columbia features rustic fare, an extensive, award winning French wine list & a lively Parisian atmosphere with gorgeous lake views. Outdoor seating is seasonal.
French, Dessert, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner:Tuesday - Saturday 5pm - 10pm
Dinner: Sunday 5pm - 9pm
Brunch: Saturday 11:30am-4:30pm & Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday - Friday 8am
Saturday & Sunday 8am
Little Patuxent Pkwy
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Join us every Wednesday night beginning at 6PM for live music, featuring the melodic voice of Alexis Tantau accompanied by guitar, a violinist, and bassist.
Convenient free on-site parking is available in two parking garages and on a surface lot.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Every Thursday night guests can raid the wine cellar and enjoy 50% off all full bottle purchases. The extensive wine list pairs perfectly with the menu. Why not try one bottle or two?
Petit Louis – Columbia Ratings and Reviews
As usual at Petit Louis Columbia , the s ...
As usual at Petit Louis Columbia , the service, food and wine were outstanding. For a special day or for just a night out, Petit Louis is the place to go, and on Thursday, there's the added bonus of 50% off on all wines.
This was our first trip to Petit Louis, ...
This was our first trip to Petit Louis, and I know nothing about French cuisine except what I've learned from reading Anthony Bourdain. This left me completely at the mercy of the house staff. Fortunately, our server (sadly, I don't remember her name) knew the menu and the wine list very well and made great recommendations for appetizers (the charcuterie), wine (an amazing Bourdeaux), entrees (grilled duck for me, short ribs for my lady friend), and dessert (creme brulee).
The price puts it in the special-occasion category for us, but we'll be back. We had a lovely experience!
A lovely experience celebrating my birth ...
A lovely experience celebrating my birthday with two other ladies. The French bistro decor made a charming environment. The brunch menu had a great range of options. Our entree choices , shrimp dish, omelette and crepe dish, were well prepared, elegantly presented, and above all delicious. The server was very gracious, warm and accommodating. I was given a boxed gift of a tart as a birthday gift by the restaurant (nice touch). It was a very delightful afternoon. First time visit for the other two guests who raved about the whole dining experience.
We have been patrons of this restaurant ...
We have been patrons of this restaurant for a long while. We were seated as we requested. Our server took our order and highlighted the specials. We received our food as we had ordered it. The whole evening went very smoothly without any problems. We will be back again.
Location is great - right on the water. ...
Location is great - right on the water. Food was good but nothing special. Got French onion soup and expected a rich broth and I thought it was lacking rich flavor. Steak was cooked well and tasty but small for the $29 price tag.
I love the consistently good food and th ...
I love the consistently good food and the Roland Park location, but Columbia service has been spotty.
For this occasion, we were celebrating an engagement. The server was polite and friendly, but seemed distracted. The restaurant was less than half full and there were plenty of servers.
She failed to bring the wine in a timely manner which meant that we were left with barely any food left and a new bottle of wine. She forgot to bring butter, even after we asked.
To add insult to injury the server, bus staff, and hostess all tried to remove our plates at different times, without asking, before we had finished - they seemed to have no clue about the rhythm of a meal - weird!
Hoping they can improve the service because the food is better than at most similar Columbia restaurants.
Old friends re-uniting for dinner. I re ...
Old friends re-uniting for dinner. I requested a table set apart from the hub-bub and the request was granted -- we were seated at a corner table where we could chat and catch up. The entire dinner experience was terrific. The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding. Foie gras, salad, potatoe soup, duck confit, braised lamb -- all of it was outstanding. Dessert also was fabulous. I highly recommend Petit Louis!
This was the second time that my husband ...
This was the second time that my husband and I dined there. This time there were too many mistakes from the kitchen. My husband ordered lamb with vegetables. The first dish the server brought was short ribs. He took it back and brought a plate of only vegetables. The third time he brought out a plate of lamb with NO vegetables. We asked the manager if she could do something for us on our bill, and she took off my husband's meal. I had the vegetable quiche and salad, neither of which were fabulous. All in all, a disappointing evening.
Outstanding meal and service as usual. R ...
Outstanding meal and service as usual. Received excellent explanations of specials, tremendous wine list as well. Our server Theron E was superb, and wine steward gave us excellent recommendation to go with our meals. Petite Louis Bistro is our go-to place for special occasions, and never fails to please! Duck breast was magnificent!
Excellent authentic French cuisine, with ...
Excellent authentic French cuisine, with a lakefront setting on a nice day, say for Sunday brunch. Our sommelier Oscar was most knowledgeable and helpful with both the Old Tom barrel-aged gin and a fine moderately priced red blend. Our waiter Benoit was a real hoot, absolutely delightful and caring but not overbearing. Food was all perfectly cooked, run immediately from the kitchen, and beautiful presentations. Pricey for us, but fair, and a real treat for my birthday.
Petit Louis is an amazing place. The foo ...
Petit Louis is an amazing place. The food is amazing and so is the service. It can be a very special place to go on a date or something unusual for a business meeting. Only fresh,local produce is used and the chef is very creative. Always a treat for the senses!
This restaurant thinks it's an upscale r ...
This restaurant thinks it's an upscale restaurant but it hasn't made it yet. Although the mussels were good, the broth was lost in the bottom of a deep bowl instead of mussels swimming in scrumptious fragrant juice . The flank steak was tough. My companion had to discard the first bite because it it was inedible. The béarnaise sauce was too heavy we thought. The wine, at the lower end of the wine list and cost, was a sad choice for our meal AND for the wine list, recommended by the waiter when our choice was unavailable. However the ambience of the restaurant makes it a place to visit if you're in Columbia and want to eat outside on a lovely summer evening.
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