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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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“veal milanese” (6 reviews)
“snails” (3 reviews)
“duck” (15 reviews)
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French, Fusion
$$ - $$$
1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

At last we have really good Ethiopian food in Santa Barbara, and at a very reasonable price too. Petit Valentien is one of my favorite boutique restaurants on SB. But on the weekends (only) at lunch, they serve Ethiopian food, and it is really good....More

2  Thank Amr E
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We went for a romantic dinner, and we certainly made right choice. The place is a little dark, is small and warm. The service spotless, perfect. The only served a 4 meal menu the night we went for dinner. And it ended up being an...More

Thank Pauak
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Beautiful food a bit dark inside for younger people but just worth it for the cooking skills! Delicate flavours and interesting combinations !

2  Thank The4ivesons
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 7 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 3 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 24 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 28 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
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Nearby Attractions
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Response from Mel S | Reviewed this property |
I use American Express when I go there.
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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