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Petit Valentien

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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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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 January 23, 2015

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

Thank Penny1968
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"...More

1  Thank bahdlb
Reviewed November 25, 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 November 20, 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 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...

Thank Richard M
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.

Thank SilverioAura
Reviewed September 30, 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 September 3, 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
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....More

2  Thank Amr E
Reviewed August 16, 2014

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...More

Thank Pauak
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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