Louie Louie Bistro Bar

4.5
555 reviews
$30 and under
French American
Located in University City, Louie Louie is an American bistro with a French inspired menu offering seasonal, ingredient-inspired dishes based on a classical combination of flavors. House-made pastries and an extensive beverage program highlighting wines by the glass and bottle as well as seasonal specialty cocktails and craft beers add to the dining experience. The décor pays homage to Art Nouveau and European cafes with a touch of the 1970s. Traditional wood tones, reclaimed subway tiles, tried and true black and white marble stones as flooring and wainscoting and blue and buttery leathers, fabrics and patterns bring color and graphic identities to the space. The Lounge offers custom lux seating, perfect for gathering with friends for cocktails and snacks. Outdoor seating reminiscent of French cafes is the ideal spot for dining and people watching.

Support Louie Louie Bistro Bar during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 555 People Are Saying
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ELBM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting, even outdoors! Heating elements made the temperature just right. Attention to detail was outstanding

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Kierra
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere with stellar customer service. Our waitress was lovely and attentive. She really made my mother’s birthday brunch special! Thank you for your service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend at I went to Louie Louie for brunch today and all I can say is that it was AMAZING. We sat inside and when we asked to sit in one of the beautiful blue booths, they were more than happy to accommodate. On Sundays they have bottomless mimosas, screwdrivers, and bloody marys, which we took advantage of. The drinks were fantastic! We split the monkey bread as an appetizer and my boyfriend said, “this is better than my moms!” which he is always talking about. I had the eggs Benedict which was really delicious and my boyfriend had the shrimp and grits and said they were great. Our server was very polite and helpful. The food came out very quickly and we had a great time all around. I highly recommend coming to Louie Louie for brunch and will be back again!

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AngelaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall, it's a nice experience dining at Louie Louie! We loved the food, especially the Brioche and the French apple cake, but the onion soup is a bit too salty for us. The service is ok.

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roseandpearl
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought two friends for happy hour and we had a wonderful time! Highly recommend the croque monsieur, the truffle fries, and the $1 oysters! Our server's name was Candace, she was knowledgable, attentive, and gave us great recommendations for happy hour cocktails. The manager even came over to our table to make sure everything was satisfactory! The ambience of this restaurant is unmatched and I will certainly be coming back after this fantastic experience

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Ceallaigh726
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time here and I will definitely be back for the fantastic food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t recall her name but our server was great. Food and ambiance were also very good as well. Will be coming back.

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fooodeeee
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Really cute restaurant with a French flare. Server was very nice however it took a really long time to get our food, not sure what was going on in the kitchen.

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eslele
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food took a while to be served. Servers were not very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand layout with big ceilings and chic design . Staff was attentive and friendly, the manager, Jeff was extremely professional and accommodating. Food was on time and delicious. Will return.

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MarlinB
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s was very good food
I did some work there build casework was fun to be back

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Karen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating! Perfect for Happy Hour gathering.

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MadalinaC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect brunch!

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VeronikaZ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They raised the prices of cocktails by $1 since they reopened. Otherwise quality was consistent with previous visits and met expectations! They used to put more fruits in the sangria now they just add lemon.. but it still tastes good.

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BenW
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That Louie burger was amazing. Will return for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit here and it won’t be my last. The restaurant itself is beautiful with cozy seating and pretty decor. They had the windows open so we decided to sit at a booth inside. The food was delicious! We had oysters, French dip (fries are amazing),salmon, and the creme brûlée for dessert. I got takeout for my husband-Louie salad and the burger. Our server was attentive and provided food suggestions for drinks. They followed Covid protocols and we felt very comfortable there.

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Tamy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service, we waited a long time even for water, and our dishes. Those after us were waited on before us and was serviced more often than us. And every dish we asked for was not available. Sigh. First and last time here.

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viplmbc7
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely made the right choice in having our special family dinner at Louie Louie’s! Our waitress Jessica was not only helpful in her recommendations and super attentive to our table, but she was also amazingly personable, making us laugh throughout the night. All four of us agreed that our food was delicious, cooked perfectly and so well presented. We dined on the patio with over head heaters which kept us comfortable all evening. Oh, did I mention the awesome cocktails and wine? Perfect restaurant for a wonderful dinner!

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HappyHour
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The cheese plate was a bit small, but overall good! Drinks were good, too

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CasieG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

I came to Louie Louie for the first time with my mother for brunch for a belated birthday. I live across in NoLibs across the street from Cafe leMaude and Honeys and just wanted to try something new. After seeing an amazing brunch menu online I was surprised when I was presented with an extremely restricted menu of only 5 items.
It took about 15min for our server to even greet us at our table, and was pretty much absent from our entire dining experience. We were not made to feel a priority at all and basically ignored. I was so embarrassed and upset that I brought my mother out for a beautiful brunch of to be frustrated and just ready to leave.
The restaurant is beautiful but I was extremely disappointed and will not return. I understand with COVID being an issue and restaurants Having to scale back menus but that doesn’t excuse the service and the online menu should be updated as to not trick the patrons into thinking they will be met with the normal menu as advertised

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was great however the server and the Manager were inexperienced in providing good service. After repeatedly requesting our bill, it took 45 minutes for the server to bring us the check. After getting very impatient we finally demanded we see the Manager, Jeff, and it took him more time to come hear our complaint. All we wanted to do is pay our bill. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Slow service, think she forgot us. :)

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Marie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service and safe environment during COVID-19!

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AmberB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my first time at Louie Louie Bistro and I enjoyed it very much. From the service to the food was wonderful.

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WendyC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Four of us went on Sunday for brunch. Seating was quickly by the host. Service was nice. The only reason I didn't give a five-start was because the food was a bit greasy. Four of us all ordered brunch omelette. The shared dish was excellent.

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AlexB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, good food, very nice setting. Only negative was the ceiling leaking water onto our table.

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vipAlex
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun place to get a group together or have a date night. Love the cocktails, diverse menu and the ambiance!

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LeoB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Nice establishment. Menu communication took a long time. Allowed to book at 8pm even though that's when they close. Also confusing but overall nice.

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vipAKay
Oklahoma City
34 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

This has been my favorite place in Philly! I hope they continue to thrive after reopening.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife and I went on a Sunday night.
We were immediately seated. Our server “Anna” did a great job. The food was fresh and delicious. I would definitely patronize this establishment again.

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vipEsprit
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was impressed with the innovative cocktail list. We started with the burrata, which included yellow tomatoes - my favorite. I had the shrimp sausage - very tasty and my daughter had the salmon - excellent. I almost never get dessert, but we both ordered - white chocolate creme brûlée and the Mocha crème brûlée. Both were delicately flavorful and perfectly proportioned. The service was exceptional. We ate outside so it was a bit noisy.

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vipSamar
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Myself and my parents had a late lunch here for my mother’s birthday during early Covid. The food was very low budget for such a $$$ price. We got seated out seated outside in a spot no one would dare reserve. It was mid September and we had the sun beaming on us with an umbrella that was barely blocking us. If I could rate the food it would be a 2, only because my mother enjoyed her Olive Tray. The dish boy came out to collect the dishes while we were still eating with out asking if we was done with the dishes he collected. The waitress we had was rather nice and helpful. Nothing was worth taking photos of to review.

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AnneM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice French Bistro. Good outdoor seating. Felt very comfortable dining there during COVID.

Louie Louie Bistro Bar
Responded on 9 September 2020

Thank you so much Anne for your positive feedback! We're pleased to hear your experience with our restaurant was a great one. We strive to make every experience a fantastic one that exceeds your expectations. We are glad to have lived up to your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon!!

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MariaP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had a ceaser salad and it was brown romaine on edges for 13.00

We all had gelato and it was a very tiny scoop for 9.00

They need to make some improvements

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vipNoLibsMatchMaker
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My clients loved this restaurant and the service is always impeccable. I am grateful for the staff and the owner of Louie Louie for always taking good care of my clients. Now, I just need to bring my significant other there! Definitely a sexy and romantic restaurant to take a date to... xoxo

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our 6th anniversary and had a great time! Love the decor, ambiance and service. Food was delicious! I just wish that they had the chocolate cake I had last time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service took a little longer than usual (understandable) since we were seating outside and it was difficult to get the waitress attention... food was good as always.

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DelRayDenizen
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice meal in outdoor seating. The trout was excellent and my family really liked their ratatouille with salmon. They've made a nice setup for outside seating on the sidewalk - they can't control the street noise. The staff were great too - and masked. Thank you!

Louie Louie Bistro Bar
Responded on 3 September 2020

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We're pleased to hear your experience with our restaurant was a great one. We strive to make every experience a fantastic one that exceeds your expectations. We are glad to have lived up to your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was wonder. I was able to book my appointment from open table. When we got at the restaurant we were attended to fully until we left. I went along with my wife and it was a good time.

Louie Louie Bistro Bar
Responded on 31 August 2020

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We're pleased to hear your experience with our restaurant was a great one. We strive to make every experience a fantastic one that exceeds your expectations. We are glad to have lived up to your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon!!

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You can order delivery directly from Louie Louie Bistro Bar using the Order Online button. Louie Louie Bistro Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Louie Louie Bistro Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 555 OpenTable diners.

Louie Louie Bistro Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fearless.mfmark.com/fbcanvas.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.