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Le Petit Valentien

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1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
+1 805-966-0222
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
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seattle
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked in, a single diner, just after opening time on a week night and was was warmly greeted by not one but two kind and knowledgeable young women who were obviously schooled in the gracious ways of 'old school' French dining. The room is like a jewel box, so warm and inviting with wooden tables, banquettes, all the touches... More 

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Livermore, California
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been here once before, I was looking forward to a second visit. Sat outside under awning with perfect temperature. Tomato bisque soup was good, not great, but good. House salad and Caesar salad ok. Duck breast was exceptional. Yellowtail with mussels - out of tuna and subed with petrole sole in a saffron broth. Sole a little disappointing. Pork... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were four of us, we all enjoyed our meals though my husband's steak was a bit on the tough side. The service was excellent, we had a very good bottle of wine. The menu had lots of good-sounding chioces.

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited Santa Barbara for a few days, I've eaten in various restaurants, some good, some not. So I'm going to write a review that I wish I could've read before deciding which ones of the many choices to try. Wanting a good French bistro, I opted for Petit Valentein over Bouchon, mainly because a friend had eaten there in... More 

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Thank Sunstarved63
Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

this was our go-to Sunday dinner place, a good prix-fixe with nice food and service. The last time we went, the entree selections were lame and they ran out of the dessert item and tried to substitute unripe fruit, which was inedible. will not return.

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Thank jerbabes
Camarillo, California
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We found this lovely small restaurant in an arcade off State Street. The restaurant just opened for dinner and we wanted a meal before attending the Granada Theatre. The food was delicious and service was friendly. If you are looking for a quiet place with excellent food, we would recommend you try Le Petit Valentien.

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Thank Traveler-Sachi
Crockett, Texas
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The menu was a limited choice but everything on it was well prepared and worth trying. The service is excellent. It is a great place for conversation because it is not loud. Not a great place for children.

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Thank Nancy55690
Santa Barbara, California
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I've lived in Santa Barbara for 11 years and just found this wonderful spot. My husband and I are looking forward to more visits. We both ordered the special steak dinner and were blown away by its quality and tastiness. The waitresses were wonderfully friendly and the place is warm and cozy!

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Thank Barbara G
Orange, California, United States
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We dined here on a Saturday afternoon so we had the pleasant experience of getting to order from the weekend lunch menu, which is only Ethiopian. There were several excellent dishes to make your own combination, which included a nice selection of vegetarian options. Unlike at some Ethiopian restaurants, the dishes come on separate little plates, and each person can... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This foursome was not here for a date night, but the surroundings did conjure up feelings akin to that. Walking through the arcade alone and looking at the charming shops along the way was a treat in its own way. Inside, the intimate room was a warm space of small tables, some backing into booth-like benches, some facing a large,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Cuisine
French, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?