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“Did not disappoint - as good as reviewers have said....”
Review of Le Petit Valentien

Le Petit Valentien
Ranked #51 of 551 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: French, Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Booked a table for dinner at the last minute and we ended up as the last diners there but we were never made to feel awkward.They really know what they are doing here, from the chef to the waitresses who were charming.
Really good value, a lot better in this respect than other places with fancier menus. They keep it relatively simple and do it very well. Meatloaf, steaks and local halibut were all excellent, as were the desserts.
Highly recommend seeking this place out if you're nearby

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Thank marcm50
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Being European our tastes are completely different to most in the u.s.a. We,ve found the food heavy but not at Le Petit Valentien. Our starters of red spinach and pear with caramelised walnuts, and a crostini of mushrooms set the pace. Followed by beautifully cooked duck in plum sauce, and pork loin in pancetta with a smoked fig sauce. Where we found room for the light baked lemon cheesecake I shall never know. Wines mostly French and we were looking for Californian and managed to find two excellent wines. If you,re in the area well worth a visit. We went on a Friday and it was full just rearranged things to squeeze us in should have booked. In La Arcada an arcade off State Street in Figueroa St. City lot parking just around the block.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We went to the Petit Valentien after reading reviews on trip advisor and it was really worth it.
We both had mussels as an entree. Great sauce and wonderful mussels. My husband had a steak and I had duck for main. The prime rib steak which was more like a slice roastbeef came with some vegetables and to our surprise a Yorkshire pudding. The duck was served with creamy mashed potatoes. Yum Yum.
Will definitely go back if we are in the area.
The Rhone wine was very good too.

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Le Petit Valentien is fast becoming my favorite Santa Barbara restaurant. I wouldn't miss having dinner there when I'm in town. The small dining room is very pleasant and service is attentive. Food is to die for, and the wine list is adequate. Then there are the prices: most entrees are only $19. Definitely one of Santa Barbara's best.

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1  Thank Greg N
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We made a reservation here based on the Trip Advisor reviews. It was wonderful. If I lived anywhere near Santa Barbara, I'd come here often.

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