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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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Opens in 23 min
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French, Fusion
$$ - $$$
1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 19 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 16 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 5 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
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

As in the fairy tale Le Petit Valentien was "just right". We had wanted something light for lunch, since we had wedding festivities that evening. Local and freshly prepared was another priority. Bingo!! A cold cucumber soup and a grilled peach/beet salad with lemon whipped...More

Thank Andromedagalaxy
Reviewed 11 July 2017

What a lovely spot for a delightful dinner. The specials were amazing at 15 a pop. We had the appetizer and both dinner specials. Pate, salmon and kale salad, and the oxtail with polenta. Best kale salad ever! It was all just wonderful. Will be...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Had a wonderful dinner and good wine at Le Petit Valentien. Good menu and very attentive service. Not cheap, but then this is Santa Barbara.

Thank Z3gone
Reviewed 17 May 2017

You start asking yourself that question because Le Petit is so authentic you start to feel like you actually are in France. From the Aperitif to the desert you can make like Gil in Midnight in Paris swooning over all thing French. The only thing...More

Thank jcil
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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