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“Steady, consistent and excellent”
Review of Petite Auberge

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Petite Auberge
Ranked #458 of 4,000 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: $18 - $40
Cuisines: French, Central European
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Lavista
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have been dining at La Petite Auberge in Atlanta since 1974, when it was first opened by Wolfgang Gropp and Helmut Bittl. The restaurant is now owned and operated by Wolfgang’s two sons, Michael and Anthony, who have both learned from the expert hand of their father. The menu is nearly the same, with a range of good solid French food, and a great selection of Bavarian dishes. The rack of lamb is superb, the schnitzel excellent, and the service is beyond compare. Sammy has been at Petite Auberge since the day it opened and the wait staff is full of familiar faces, which is nice in this age of wandering staff. Best vichyssoise, best paté and best lamb ever. Strawberries Romanoff is the perfect end to a perfect meal there.

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Thank Rosson45
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This visit was met with a new entree--the herb rubbed roasted prime rib. It was absolutely exquisite and served with a mild creamy horseradish sauce and au jus. The house-made Pate Maison was also excellent.

This month Petite Auberge has added some 30+ olive oils and vinegars in a boutique for sampling and purchase.

This is always is top-notch and classy spot in Atlanta.

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Thank TombRaider55
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

My wife and I love this restaurant. Beef wellington is our favorite evening meal. We have recently started eating lunch here and really enjoy the specials. (Very reasonable $ at lunch)

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Thank Gary F
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Admittedly we had very high expectations following all the glowing reviews. Service was excellent and their prix fixe lunch is a great deal Onion soup is the real thing and not to be missed. Also the dessert was excellent. But the entres selected were disapointing. My chicken was dry and powdery and the schnitzel was ok, bit dry.
Considering the price for the meal, proper white table cloth service, its a good deal

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Thank bjx25
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We wanted to take a foodie friend from Dallas, TX to a classic Atlanta restaurant during her visit this weekend. Based on many reviews, we were looking for a superior culinary experience.
Here are our reflections: Several guests were greeted by name and it appeared that many have dined here for decades. The traditional decor is in need of a 'refresh'; it feels more dated than classic. We made our reservation through OpenTable. The host brought us to a booth before the staff had the table set for us. It was a bit awkward for all of us, as we walked between tables of seated guests. A minute later, someone else silently filled our water glasses and placed butter on the table (no greeting or welcome). Several minutes went by before another person came for a drink order. We requested a wine list and off he went.

When our server came to our table, she was friendly and knowledgeable yet seemed distracted. She did provide sample pours of their house/private label French cabernet and another that she recommended when we didn't care for the house cab (it had a fruitier finish than we prefer). Their wine list is fairly broad and reasonably priced.

Hubby ordered shrimp cocktail; he requested a second ramekin of cocktail sauce 3 times before it was delivered. Our caesar salads were good but not outstanding; the dressing was more drizzled than tossed. We had to ask for cracked black pepper.

Our main courses included the Bouillabasse, Beef Wellington, and Coquilles St. Jacques (Diver Scallops). The beef and scallop entrees were accompanied by garlic mashed potatoes and green beans. Each of us found the broth or accompanying sauces to be absolutely wonderful!
The fish, mussels, and shrimp in the bouillabasse were perfect but the lobster tails were too chewy. The beef wellington was presented medium (pink) instead of medium rare. The beef had little flavor, so the accompanying sauces were important. The scallops were well prepared but didn't impress my hubby.

For dessert, we had the chocolate mousse and the layered sherbet meringue. Both were delicious. Our server helped us with our selections and she advised us well.

While we were satisfied with the value, we were disappointed with the overall experience. We were hoping for a spectacular culinary experience.

This family-owned restaurant is located in commercial strip center next to Maggie's, a local bar frequented by Emory University students.

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