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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
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2717
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Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

Nate, our server, and Nate, the sous chef, served up an outstanding lunch with excellent recommendations for wine pairing. I loved my escargot crepe!

1  Thank Michele D
Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had a perfect late lunch here after a few hours of walking and wineing:) We shared a fresh seafood packed rissoto, perfectly cooked pan seared white fish and two glasses of wine. And I think our bill was around $50! Tucked...More

1  Thank Noella V
Reviewed 24 January 2015

Wonderful food. Have eaten at Le Petit Valentien several times but my recent dinner was the best. Keep it up!

Thank Penny1968
Reviewed 15 December 2014

We'd walked by this place numerous times during our visit as it is perfectly located in the La Arcada shopping area. Cold and tired we decided to stay on our last day in town and were not disappointed. I hesitate to label it "French Bistro"...More

1  Thank bahdlb
Reviewed 25 November 2014

Cozy, and romantic little French Bistro, great food and prices. the sauces are not overdone and light, a departure from typical French fare. I had the duck which was incredible, very lean and it tasted like a cut of exquisite sirloin. Delicate and flavorful. Great...More

1  Thank LeVagabonde
Reviewed 21 November 2014

My wife and I had dinner this evening, appetizer and main were excellent for us both. For the price, one of the best restaurants we've found in this visit to Santa Barbara.

Thank John M
Reviewed 15 November 2014

A quiet retreat off the city's main street with an excellent choice of wine and a constantly changing menu. Handily placed for the Museum of Art and the many theaters, including the Granada, New Vic and the Lobero. A real gem. Always enjoyable...

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Exceptional service (on a weekday eve). Fresh and tasty food, prepared in traditional manner. All were recommendable but none stood out.

Thank SilverioAura
Reviewed 30 September 2014

My wife and I visted this restaurant for dinner after happening to stumble across it during exploring the back lanes of Santa Barbara. The setting is lovely, in a time of drought this arcade is a refreshing little oasis of green. We had the snail...More

Thank Aussiebugman
Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

Very nice restaurant, delicious food and nice wines. We really enjoyed our time at the restaurant. Also the staff was really friendly.

Thank Josta v
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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