New at Petit Louis: Sunday brunch

Restaurant Review

July 30, 2006|By ELIZABETH LARGE | ELIZABETH LARGE,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC

Six years after it opened, Petit Louis, the French bistro in Roland Park, started offering Sunday brunch this summer. If you haven't been back since its early days, that may seem odd. After all, the whole point of Sunday brunch is a leisurely meal in surroundings where you can talk, or just linger comfortably, while Petit Louis did its best at first to be a prototypical French bistro: noisy and energetic.

Things have calmed down a bit since then. The place usually isn't as crowded as it was when it was brand new, and some soundproofing has been added around the ceiling. This is a slow time for restaurants anyway, and on a steamy Sunday in July, Petit Louis was only half full, in spite of the large sign promoting brunch. It was more civilized than you might imagine if, for instance, you had been there for the Bastille Day celebration.

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