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Petit Valentien

1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2717
+1 805-966-0222
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2717
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the setting and the outdoor patio. Food was very good. Hours shown on TA are wrong through: the place closes at 9PM on weekdays.

Thank Vincent P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a special meal and were not disappointed. I ordered the flat iron steak and my husband ordered the veal Milanese. I'm not a veal fan myself, but one bite of his dish and I knew... he'd eon this round of "who ordered...More

Thank ColleenQD
Reviewed 17 March 2018

The walkway into the restaurant has a very European feel. Having dinner outside on a balmy evening with sparkly lights glowing made for a special evening. The food was excellent along with attentive service. It is a small venue both inside and out so diners...More

Thank NikitaH
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A quaint small cafe with wonderful lunch time specials for $10. I had the Sole and it was wonderful. For just a few dollars more I added the soup of the day. The cafe has outside dining and in doors is quaint.

Thank jlp651
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

A small popular bistro style restaurant with a comfy atmosphere, friendly service, and an interesting menu. Decent wine options also. We enjoyed the food and the experience overall. Recommended

Thank Bruno S
Reviewed 21 February 2018

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 22 January 2018 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 29 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 27 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
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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
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2717
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-0222
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