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Le Petit Valentien

) #43 of 422 Restaurants in Santa Barbara €€ - €€€ French, Fusion
1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
+1 805-966-0222
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“escargot” (8 reviews)
“prix fixe” (7 reviews)
“duck” (15 reviews)
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French, Fusion
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1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 92101
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As in the fairy tale Le Petit Valentien was "just right". We had wanted something light for lunch, since we had wedding festivities that evening. Local and freshly prepared was another priority. Bingo!! A cold cucumber soup and a grilled peach/beet salad with lemon whipped...More

Thank Andromedagalaxy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely spot for a delightful dinner. The specials were amazing at 15 a pop. We had the appetizer and both dinner specials. Pate, salmon and kale salad, and the oxtail with polenta. Best kale salad ever! It was all just wonderful. Will be...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Had a wonderful dinner and good wine at Le Petit Valentien. Good menu and very attentive service. Not cheap, but then this is Santa Barbara.

Thank Z3gone
Reviewed 16 May 2017

You start asking yourself that question because Le Petit is so authentic you start to feel like you actually are in France. From the Aperitif to the desert you can make like Gil in Midnight in Paris swooning over all thing French. The only thing...More

Thank jcil
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We had dinner in this lovely restaurant because a friend of mine suggested it... thank goodness for friends with good taste in food!! I ate a pan seared duck breast that was out of this world, and the desserts spoke to my soul! They even...More

Thank LauraHaarp
Reviewed 2 May 2017

A charming, affordable lunch spot tucked into a cozy little alley just a stone's throw off busy State Street, Le Petit Valentien offers a nice menu of classic French items at VERY good prices! On offer are classics such as crab cakes (served on a...More

Thank WehoTravelers
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

My mother and I went to La Petit Valentin for lunch recently and we were amazed at the quality of the food. We would have expected to pay much more for the house made chef's creations, but the lunch main courses were only $10 each....More

Thank GenXMommy
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Ate dinner here recently. The restaurant has a nice ambience about it and the menu made a change from the many fast food options available in California. The goats cheese & beetroot starter was good as was the fish cake starter. The venison main course...More

Thank FredaEngland
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Le Petit Valentien is a charming spot for lunch. There is indoor as well as outdoor seating. They have a nice list of wines by the glass and a lunch menu with many appealing options. The server was was friendly and helpful. The petrale sole...More

Thank travchef
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I walked in, a single diner, just after opening time on a week night and was was warmly greeted by not one but two kind and knowledgeable young women who were obviously schooled in the gracious ways of 'old school' French dining. The room is...More

Thank northwesty7
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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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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