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LE Petit Cafe

2842 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3614
+1 310-829-6792
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sand dabs” (6 reviews)
“escargot” (4 reviews)
French, European
$$ - $$$
2842 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3614
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Petite Cafe an excellent review, but its hours of operation present a problem. They are closed all day Sunday and Monday evenings. Sundays are a popular time for restaurants. I think they are doing themselves and their customers a disservice. It would be more convenient...More

Thank LL L
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Wonderful food, wonderful service. Best French restaurant around. Warm, friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

Thank LL L
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

A close friend suggested I stop in for lunch. I' ll have to thank him as the menu offering was impressive and the selected couscous was of the highest quality. And what they charge is quite reasonable. I'll come back with pleasure.

Thank mondotraveler
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We used to eat there when we lived in the area, have not been back in almost 20 years, but had a wonderful dinner. My wife started with a delicious watercress soup (special that day) followed by sand dabs. I had a nice house salad...More

Thank BigWoof
Reviewed 27 July 2017

In Los Angles for work and back to Le Petite Cafe as that it had been a few years. It is a wonderful spot to have a drawn out lunch and a glass of rose. I had the Sand dabs with butter and capers. Cooked...More

Thank WorldwidewrkrB
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The lunch I had reminded me of dining in Cannes. The petite fillet in a savory pepper sauce with veggies and mashed potatoe took me down memory lane. So delicious I wanted to lick the plate. I hardly needed my knife to cut the tender...More

Thank KTroll2014
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I have driven by LE Petite Cafe many times when I had a client in this area of Santa Monica. As this neighborhood is primary business with some residents near by , it did not occur to me to make a stop. That all changed...More

1  Thank Frank G
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Best french restaurant I have been to outside of France. The food was totally fresh, authentic and the Baguette better than in many French bakeries. The filet mignon simply superb. The staff and service just amazing. Thanks that you made this evening with our friend...More

Thank MichaelP2076
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Service and food are wonderful, and save room for desert. It can get a bit noisy as the night goes on. Please don't bring your kids!!! It's a tight little restaurant w/ no room for kids to be up, running around. Unless they can behave...More

Thank karenmartha
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Read a great review in local paper and so we decided to check it out ad dine here. Spot on - excellent meal and the review hit the mark. Everything was delicious, the service impeccable and great value for what we had. Of course it...More

Thank Judith A
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13 January 2018|
Response from LL L | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know if Le Petite Cafe offers gift certificates. A quick phone call to the cafe would answer your question.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2842 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3614
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-829-6792
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