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Petit Valentien

1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2717
+1 805-966-0222
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2717
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1 - 10 of 224 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a late night drink one night and like the seating with bar wrapped around the patio area as well. Decided to come back the second night to have their thin pizza. Great pizza, the way we wanted it.

Thank Sid S
Reviewed May 3, 2018

On Saturdays and Sundays, this small French restaurant mixes it up with some very delicious Ethiopian food. There was only one server/bartender, but he was fast, cheerful and did a great job. I had the $15.00 brunch special, with choice of two vegetables and one...More

Thank raidercat1
Reviewed April 24, 2018

This is our go-to place for taste, value and an all around good time. It’s not a large space, but works very well, and the staff is always friendly and happy to see you. Chef Robert was out (it was Wednesday evening), but no matter,...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed April 11, 2018

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 April 9, 2018 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 March 16, 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 March 4, 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 February 25, 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 February 21, 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 January 21, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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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