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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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“veal milanese” (6 reviews)
“prix fixe” (7 reviews)
“duck” (15 reviews)
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1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Delicious French food at reasonable prices. Lovely Bistro setting. My wife's steak sandwich special was delicious while I had a fillet of fish cooked perfectly. Wine specials were reasonbly price. Restaurant set in a lovely pedestrian walkway. Highly recommend it.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Wonderful sauces with a European flair. Best Duck confit I have had in years! It was wonderful. Fantastic value. I didn't love the wine list - but it did not detract terribly from a wonderful dining experience.

1  Thank V3409ELjohnk
Reviewed 4 July 2014

We had dinner at Petit Valentien tonight and it was wonderful. The place is well appointed, you can eat outside int he La Arcada walkway. The food was first rate and the service was wonderful. I have been going here for many years and the...More

1  Thank D C
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Last night a group of 6 locals dined at this former favorite. The service was rude and slow. In fact to say there was "service" at all is a gross overstatement. The food very mediocre. After being asked if the owner was on site we...More

2  Thank ARobson
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We arrived five minutes before the kitchen closed, hoping - but not really expecting - that we'll be served fresh food. What a pleasant surprise! The service was prompt and courteous, and the food was first class. We can heartily recommend the mushroom crostini and...More

Thank XYZ009
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Petit Valentien is a hidden gem in Santa Barbara. It is always a wonderful place for a romantic dinner. The wine list is quite nice for a small restaurant, and the restaurant has some arrangements with local wineries to get some real gems on the...More

Thank Profkim33
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We have had dinner here a number of times. The food is always excellent and our seating has been excellent as well. We have made reservations before most visits as they are quite busy on Friday and weekend evenings. The atmosphere is fun and comfortable,...More

Thank J X
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Love the food here - the duck breast was cooked to perfection. Server was polite and professional but you just feel there's a distance in between. Price is great too - ~$20 for entree. dont' quite like the Santa Barbara area but this place is...More

Thank NilesHo
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Le Petit Valentien is our "go to" place for a great meal at a feel good price. We loved the Spring menu and started with the best Caesar salad I've had and my husband's Caprice salad with heirloom cherry tomatoes and prosciutto (what?) was excellent....More

Thank Bellauno
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Lovely little restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating tucked behind the Museum of Art on an attractive pedestrian street. Sunday Supper from 5:00pm is a set menu of 4 courses all for $24.50 per person. Wonderful bargain and the food is delicious. Menu changes every...More

1  Thank Julie M
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Nearby Attractions
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2,428 reviews
.14 km away
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338 reviews
.09 km away
Italian Pottery Outlet
34 reviews
.24 km away
The Historic La Arcada Courtyard
66 reviews
.02 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
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
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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