La Petite is a an excellent restaurant, and at the core the staff is very strong. Unfortunately, more attention needs to be paid to the wait staff, especially those less experienced in fine dining. I do not want to hear that something is not "a problem," I really don't want to hear screaming and yelling from the wait staff, I really don't want to be handed my plate across a table that has plenty of room for the server to place it in front of me, I do want to know how something is prepared. I am not getting what I want in this area. The food is excellent, the Renault family knows what works in Fredericksburg and what does not. It took years for the community to appreciate sweetbreads, kidney, liver, even prosciutto. Now they do, It's a shame to see the quality of service falling off, although I understand finding experienced professional wait staff is difficult.