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Le Petit Valentien

1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
+1 805-966-0222
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 17 min
French, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 21 January 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
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Such a nice surprise. Stopped in for lunch and felt like we were in a French cafe. Both spinach goat cheese crepe & crab cake Florentine were excellent. Service so personable and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We went there early (like 6pm or so). We'd read no review; just looked at the menu and prices. Upon entry the owner-like man (white haired) said "who are you?" This was the worst thing about it. Otherwise it was great. Good seats, friendly service...More

Thank jared413
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This is a tough town for restaurants. Just when you think you have found a gem, it goes out of business or they change their menu to accommodate primarily tourists. Le Petit Valentien has managed to stay its course and quality by offering a delicious...More

Thank Mah_Murrini
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This place has been holding steady and strong now for a few years. They offer a wide variety of dishes and there`s something for just about everybody. Tables for 2 are limited and in some cases very tight, so it is recommended to go by...More

Thank BlakievanHemert
Reviewed 17 September 2017

HORRID ENTREE ALERT!!!! Only reason did not make a stink about last night's nearly inedible Sea Bass - dinner was a special occasion with my 87 year old Mom. This is her favorite restaurant and keeping the vibe fun was the goal. Shame on you...More

Thank Jeff S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-0222
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