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All 454 Santa Barbara Restaurants

Le Petit Valentien

1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
(805) 966-0222
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Ranked #22 of 454 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Paris
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 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" food as the menu, although limited was much more interesting. Polenta with shrimp was luscious... More 

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San Francisco, CA.
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

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 date-night spot with your honey or even a quiet biz lunch

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Bangkok
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

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.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 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...

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

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

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

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 crepe and frogs legs, both were delicious. The venison was in my wifes words "... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

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

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Santa Barbara, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

At last we have really good Ethiopian food in Santa Barbara, and at a very reasonable price too. Petit Valentien is one of my favorite boutique restaurants on SB. But on the weekends (only) at lunch, they serve Ethiopian food, and it is really good. Served with the traditional bread (injera), a variety of vegetarian (6 options) and non-vegetarian (one... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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234 reviews 234 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We went for a romantic dinner, and we certainly made right choice. The place is a little dark, is small and warm. The service spotless, perfect. The only served a 4 meal menu the night we went for dinner. And it ended up being an excellent decision. At $25 the price was right, and we got a lot for the... More 

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Additional Information about Le Petit Valentien

Address: 1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
Phone Number: (805) 966-0222
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: French, Fusion

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