Petit Louis Bistro
Published: September 21, 2011
4800 Roland Ave., (410) 366-9393, petitlouis.com
Baltimore restaurants have fallen hard for food porn in the last five years, but Petit Louis has kept right on doing what it does best: tasty, classy, casual. The brunch menu may lack the exotic allure of other restaurants—bacon goes with eggs here, not in mixed drinks or dessert—but Petit Louis makes brunch such a pleasant experience that anything else would seem excessive. House-made sausage, rich brioche French toast, even a poached egg take on a rarefied perfection here. That feeling is only heightened by the dark wood and stained-glass interior and the impeccable service. They take service here as seriously as they do in France, where one can have a well-respected career as a waiter. Get up to go to the restroom and you’ll invariably come back to find your napkin neatly folded on your chair. Sant?, Petit Louis. We lift this deliciously spicy Bloody Mary to you.