About Petit Louis – Columbia
Columbia, MD 21044
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
Tried this place on a Friday night with ...
Tried this place on a Friday night with my fiancé. The restaurant is lovely but smart casual dress is fine (eg jeans & nice sweater.) Service was superb - our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. Nice and affordable wine list. My bronzino was good, not innovative but solid traditional French presentation. My fiancé thought his scallops were the best he's ever eaten. Profiteroles were tasty, but not standouts. Excellent value and the ambiance & service will make this one of our date night standards.
Came there because Roland Park was booke ...
Came there because Roland Park was booked solid. Hard to find back in a corner on a rainy night / finally relied on my GPS and a phone call. Ala JAWS..." You need a bigger sign !" Other than that , everything was great.
A wonderful way to welcome in the New Ye ...
A wonderful way to welcome in the New Year. The Parfait de Foie Gras was a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors with the richness of Foie Gras, The Soupe de Poisson was a creamy seafood flavor softened with the Tarragon Oil. The Noix de Saint-Jacques was a creative presentation of perfectly grilled scallops with artichoke, fingerling potato, rouille and a sauce. The grilled sirloin was dressed and seasoned with bone marrow foam,a roquefort custard and finished with sauce birch - delicious flavor and artful presentation. The wine pairings with each menu were superb. Was there room for dessert? Barely, but we did enjoy the Mousse a la Framboise and a balk forest cake with chocolate cream, and fantastic wine pairing. The live music throughout the evening was enjoyable, sounded like Woodie Allen's Midnight in Paris.
At midnight everyone gathered around the bar for music and champagne. Chef Antonio joined the group to welcome in the New Year. What a great evening.
Just inedible. Unbelievable for a Cindy ...
Just inedible. Unbelievable for a Cindy Wolfe restaurant. Scallops had weird metallic/cleaning fluid taste with a sauce that had already congealed on the plate. Fish soup cold. Staff befuddled and seem to be actors playing waiters (chain restaurants often have better servers). We had a bad experience a year ago and thought we would give it another try - we really wanted this place to succeed. Never again
Celebrated New Year's Eve with friends a ...
Celebrated New Year's Eve with friends at the fabulous Petit Louis Bistro in Columbia.
The food & wine were excellent and the service was outstanding, especially with Benoit & Issac helping us make the right choices.
We always look forward to dining at Petit Louis and we were not disappointed. They exceeded our expectations.
Could not have been better! We went for ...
Could not have been better! We went for my son's birthday and they couldn't have been nicer or done more to make it a special occasion. We asked the sommelier's advice for a bottle of wine and he recommended a specific Italian white. When he found that the bottle he had in mind wasn't chilled enough, he brought us each a sparkling white wine from the same region to drink while we waited for the bottle to chill. My son and I had the duck breast a l'orange, which was wonderful, and my husband really liked his lamb. The service was great, and when we didn't order dessert because I had a birthday cake at home, they brought us some macarons with a candle. I love this restaurant!
We stopped by for dinner this Christmas ...
We stopped by for dinner this Christmas Eve. Food was outstanding, as was the service. Our server was knowledgeable and offered excellent wine pairing suggestions for the entrees we had chosen. Our food was delivered promptly, without making the meal feel rushed. Although the restaurant was busy, we did not feel crowded and the noise levels remained low enough to allow for easy conversation.
We dine here at least once a month, and ...
We dine here at least once a month, and as always, everything was delicious. I had the bronzini and my husband had the cassoulet. He waits for winter so he can have that wonderful dish. In the past we have loved the whole chicken for two, the lamb and the chicken paillard. You can't go wrong at Petit Louis.
The wine list seems to have changed with only one Chassagne Montrachet available. I am still waiting for Cremant de Bourgignon to be added to the sparklings available, but these are small details. We still had a wonderful evening.
Wish I lived in Columbia, I would come h ...
Wish I lived in Columbia, I would come here often. Lovely bistro evoking a French café. Came with family after a Christmas concert. We were almost the last to leave but didn't feel rushed. The food was creative and delicious and a little pricey, typical of a Tony Foreman place. Great for vegetarians, pescatarians, and meat eaters. The service was efficient and helpful, and the atmosphere casual and fun. It was somewhat subdued when we were there on a weeknight, but when it is crowded I'm sure it's lively and noisy. I'd love to return someday.
food was very good. Server was excellent ...
food was very good. Server was excellent. All of his recommendations were spot on. Overall, it was a bit expensive for what it was but not over the top. I've had meals in places in downtown DC for about 10% less that were as good or better. Still very nice for the location.
We have never had a bad experience at Pe ...
We have never had a bad experience at Petit Louis! The staff are polite and attentive and the kitchen is exceptional. We were celebrating my recent promotion and the server brought us a complimentary glass of champagne. Even better, she made sure we liked it and brought us another to try as we preferred a more dry vintage. Highly recommend!
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.
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