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“Didn't think they could surprise us!”
Review of La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison
Ranked #36 of 373 Restaurants in Olympia
Cuisines: French
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Description: Phone Number: (360) 754-9623 Grand Opening was May 3, 2011! Specialties La Petite Maison is set in a newly remodeled 1903 home that complements the French country-style cuisine. Chef Wells offers seasonal, local ingredients classically prepared and matched with an exceptional wine program. The expansive menu covers classic French fare (such as duck confit, cassoulet and house-made pates) as well as inventive creations such as lobster pot pie and crispy pork belly with hazelnuts. Along with the regular menu, a nightly prix fixe menu is offered. The prix fixe menu highlights the freshest ingredients available each day and provides Chef Wells a creative outlet to utilize his most advanced techniques. An extensive wine program features wines from the most classic and well-regarded regions and producers from France as well as Washington wines. Chef Wells offers personalized wine pairings to best complement the cuisine. History Established in 2011 After several iterations of restaurants in the space, the new owners of La Petite Maison are thrilled to restore the building to its original charm choosing to keep the original name of the restaurant that first opened in 1977. Now offering seasonal, local ingredients classically prepared and matched with an exceptional wine program, La Petite Maison is the South Sound region's only French restaurant
Reviewed 27 September 2018

La Petite Maison is our favorite restaurant for our special family occasions and we expected to love my birthday dinner but didn't expect to be overwhelmed! The five course dinner was superb as always but was beyond the usual excellence !!!! Justin is a master chef !!!!! The brussels sprouts salad and chanterelles with egg were indescribable.
Zoe helped us pick a perfect wine and the dinner could not have been more wonderful! My husband always reminds me that the food here is better than many places we ate in Paris! Such a special place!!!!! Thank you!!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

The food was delicious with a romantic atmosphere. The service was outstanding, with consistent attention throughout the meal. We would definitely return. Steven Craig, author "Italy Travel and Adventures"

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

First, I want to comment on the restaurant model as it's a traditional mom and pop operation. Chef Chris Wells is the owner and executive chef which guarantees consistent quality. His lovely wife runs the wait staff part of the operation.
We settled on the five course meal that comes with a fixed price.
All courses were small portions which pleased us and were bursting with flavor. The owners took a page out of the cookbook Eat Like the French.
This is likely the best restaurant in the Olympia metro area. The price is high, but surely won't disappoint.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have eaten at many of the best restaurants in Seattle over the years. Le Petite Maison is better than all of them.

When you first arrive, it doesn’t look like a typical fine restaurant. It is a converted house with an odd (and tiny) parking lot. However, once you go inside, it is pleasant enough.

The service is very good, with a knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff. The wine selection is excellent as well. However, what really sets this restaurant apart is the quality of the food. We had the chateaubriand, and it was easily one of the best meals I have ever had. The mushroom appetizer and French onion soup? Incredible. Everything that they serve is not just excellent, it is astonishingly good.

This is the best restaurant in Olympia... and probably in the state of Washington. Don’t miss it!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

We come here often enough so that we shouldn't feel the need to review it each time but it is impossible not to tell the world what a delight this treasure is in Olympia. We celebrated out 40th anniversary with Justin and Zoe and it was perfection. The food, the wine, the service. We could not have asked for more and will continue to come here for all our special occasions! The reality is that one doesn't have to wait for a special occasion to enjoy this wonderful restaurant and chef!

Date of visit: June 2018
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