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Le Petit Valentien

1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
+1 805-966-0222
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our party of four had the Wiener Schnitzel (with brie and prosciutto) and the rockfish. Everything was delicious. Service was a little unprofessional, but we cut the waiter some slack because he explained he was new. Intimate and cozy place in La Arcada in downtown...More

Thank Waterloonie
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was fun. A variety of small plates served with Ethiopian bread. Two veggie dishes with one meat dish for $15. A few "spicy." They offer this lunch on weekends. The fish (sole) was tender and delicious.

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Such a nice surprise. Stopped in for lunch and felt like we were in a French cafe. Both spinach goat cheese crepe & crab cake Florentine were excellent. Service so personable and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We went there early (like 6pm or so). We'd read no review; just looked at the menu and prices. Upon entry the owner-like man (white haired) said "who are you?" This was the worst thing about it. Otherwise it was great. Good seats, friendly service...More

Thank jared413
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This is a tough town for restaurants. Just when you think you have found a gem, it goes out of business or they change their menu to accommodate primarily tourists. Le Petit Valentien has managed to stay its course and quality by offering a delicious...More

Thank Mah_Murrini
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This place has been holding steady and strong now for a few years. They offer a wide variety of dishes and there`s something for just about everybody. Tables for 2 are limited and in some cases very tight, so it is recommended to go by...More

Thank BlakievanHemert
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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 18 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 4 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
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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 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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