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Le Petit Valentien

1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
+1 805-966-0222
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“snails” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Fusion
PRICE
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LOCATION
1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
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1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

HORRID ENTREE ALERT!!!! Only reason did not make a stink about last night's nearly inedible Sea Bass - dinner was a special occasion with my 87 year old Mom. This is her favorite restaurant and keeping the vibe fun was the goal. Shame on you...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Everything from the selection of wine, to the soup, then salad entre'...and yes dessert was fabulous. On Sunday, they have a fixed Prix dinner.

Thank Kathie M
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We like to try new restaurants and my friend had walked past Le Petit Valentien so we made reservations and tried it. The menu had so many traditional French favorites that we had a tough time deciding. We chose three appetizers because we couldn't decide...More

Thank MichiganjimMI
Reviewed 5 August 2017

First Thursday is the"art crawl" evening in downtown Santa Barbara. When we do this event, we like to finish the evening at Petit Valentien (not Valentine!). This month we had the crab cake (OK) and the grilled peach, beet and goat cheese appetizers. The peach...More

Thank Mel S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

As in the fairy tale Le Petit Valentien was "just right". We had wanted something light for lunch, since we had wedding festivities that evening. Local and freshly prepared was another priority. Bingo!! A cold cucumber soup and a grilled peach/beet salad with lemon whipped...More

Thank Andromedagalaxy
Reviewed 11 July 2017

What a lovely spot for a delightful dinner. The specials were amazing at 15 a pop. We had the appetizer and both dinner specials. Pate, salmon and kale salad, and the oxtail with polenta. Best kale salad ever! It was all just wonderful. Will be...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Had a wonderful dinner and good wine at Le Petit Valentien. Good menu and very attentive service. Not cheap, but then this is Santa Barbara.

Thank Z3gone
Reviewed 17 May 2017

You start asking yourself that question because Le Petit is so authentic you start to feel like you actually are in France. From the Aperitif to the desert you can make like Gil in Midnight in Paris swooning over all thing French. The only thing...More

Thank jcil
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We had dinner in this lovely restaurant because a friend of mine suggested it... thank goodness for friends with good taste in food!! I ate a pan seared duck breast that was out of this world, and the desserts spoke to my soul! They even...More

Thank LauraHaarp
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A charming, affordable lunch spot tucked into a cozy little alley just a stone's throw off busy State Street, Le Petit Valentien offers a nice menu of classic French items at VERY good prices! On offer are classics such as crab cakes (served on a...More

Thank WehoTravelers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-0222
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