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.
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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