Saturday, February 1, 2014

Petit Louis Cuts The Ribbon In Columbia

Petit Louis cut the ribbon its its Columbia location.  Ken Ulman, Mary Kay Sigaty and other local politiicans welcomed the restaurant on the lakefront.  We went into Le Comptoir to warm up.  At first, we just ordered two chocolates.  Then we added two macarons.  Then they brought out a tray of chocolate croissants warm from the oven.  And we had to try those!!  Amazing.

Seriously, you should come out Sunday to enjoy the warmth, coffee, pastries and sandwiches.

(Update:  You may want to call to confirm they're open Sunday.  The Web site says they open at 10:30 am Sundays, but there is a comment below that says they may be closed tomorrow.)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think they're closed tomorrow.

travelinsnorkel said...

We went to Petit Louis last night. I decided to go for 3 appetizers because I couldn't decide! I had the French Onion soup which was wonderful, the escargot which was also wonderful, and the mussels that were just OK. For dessert I had the Pot De Creme and that was amazing! They have their own pastry chef and the desserts all seem wonderful. My husband had the quiche Lorraine and it was tasty and fluffy. They definitely have a few kinks to work out. It took them a while to seat us even with a reservation and the servers got a few things confused, but everyone was very nice and trying very hard. My biggest complaint would be the noise level. The place was about half full and I guess it is the exposed ceilings, but it was so loud I could barely hear the waitress. Being huge fans of Charlestons I can say that this is definitely a more casual and less refined dining experience, but it was still good and we will probably go back when they are open a little longer.

Trip Klaus said...

This week the Columbia location joined the Baltimore location in offering the "Civilized Lunch" which is a $29 3 course fixed menu lunch that also offers half price wine from the region inspiring the menu. Highly suggest taking advantage of this deal, Loire Valley wines this week. Try the Thierry Germaine.

omars said...

We tried Le Comptoir Saturday evening. Friendly staff-- a chicken sandwich was very good (chicken outstanding, good sauce and veggies, good bread even "cold"). I normally prefer warm sandwiches and find many places the chicken is dry and overcooked, but these guys handled it right.

French-press coffee was so-so. Their stronger blend was a little on the mild side for me, and kind of silty. Seemed like the wrong grind for french-press and pretty meek-bodied for their stronger coffee.

Enjoyed it, will return, though pricey for what it was. Especially compared to Bean&Burgundy or Shila up on Rt40...

Clayton said...

I haven't dined at the main restaurant yet, but the Comptoir has become my stop for a nice lunch or dessert during my weekend walks since Lakeside Roastery closed for their move. Fabulous sandwich last weekend. Today, I just had the chocolate, orange and ganache petit gateau (or little cake, pardon my French!) -- absolutely divine. On the down side, coffee has been so-so, I agree, and I'm just getting the regular drip coffee. I think they're still working out problems in that sector.