Le Petit Restaurant

4.5
601 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Diners can enjoy some of the most authentic French food in the valley when they visit Le Petit Restaurant. With the air of a bistro that has come straight from a Paris street, Le Petit serves French fare and adds its own California twist. The look and feel make it a great date spot that is conveniently open for late night dining. The interior is masked in an Art Deco decor, framed by high ceilings and filled with candle-lit and linen-covered tables, framed art adorning the colorful walls, white curved booths, and hardwood floors. The menu runs through a range of creative dishes, like the blackened salmon, grilled entrecote (rib-eye steak), escargot, herb-roasted chicken, and more, including daily specials. On Monday and Tuesday nights Le Petit offers a special 1.5 pound live Maine lobster, with soup or salad for $34.95. A notable wine list and full bar give diners ample drink choices. Le Petit Restaurant is available for private parties.
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JL
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the top restaurants in Sherman Oaks. With the imminent closing of Cafe Bizou in Sherman Oaks, this is now the best value along Ventura Boulevard. In addition to the outstanding food and service, the decor also is beautiful.

You owe it to yourself to give this family-owned business with professional waiters a try. I believe that you will not be sorry.

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R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The bread dipped in the escargot butter was amazing. Thought the paella was a bit bland, but good. Salad was also amazing.

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NF
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Words can not do justice to our first experience at this amazing restaurant. The decor is straight out of a Manet painting and the staff could not have been more professional and attentive. But, their delicious food will take us back within the next couple of weeks. We started by splitting the divine butternut squash ravioli--the best I have ever had. Next, I had the fabulous chicken with herbes de Provence and my husband loved his potato-crusted salmon. The portions are generous and the food and service extraordinary. We booked an early table in order to be on time for a show that night and service was so efficient that this will be our permanent pre-theater dinner spot.

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CW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

We have eaten their for years, food always great, service as well, but this time we were given a table in a room where there were fifteen people celebrating a birthday. Should not have been a problem but it was. They were loud and drunk, we were unable to have a conversation with our guests.....calling the restaurant today.....there were other tables across the room, why were we sat where there was a party? Oh and I had a reservation.

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AR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going there for 25 years every birthday anniversary . We love it

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AB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, paired with friendly, excellent service in a charming environment. Consistently outstanding. Highly recommended.

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OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was so bad. Our appetizer never came. The food took an hour. They never asked if we wanted more drinks.

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LI
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Le Petit. Makes me feel like I'm back in France in the good old days.

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D
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday celebration and we had a wonderful meal. The free champagne that we were offered was a lovely touch. The food was excellent and the service was perfect. It was not crowded, so all was well. My last experience was not as wonderful, probably because the restaurant was over-crowded, for dinner. I thought I'd give it another chance and was delighted with the food and service this time!

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OT
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best place in the valley great food and service a real good find for anyone.

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c
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a wonderful evening of lively bistro environs and great food. And, as always, we look forward to returning!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was good, but we had an 8:30 reservation and had to wait until 9pm to be seated. The waiters were friendly, but dessert took about 20 minutes to come and one of the three ordered was incorrect. Delicious, but incorrect. The wine was acceptable. The ambiance was nice and cozy. Needed a full 2 hours for dinner.

Overall, it is worth a try. I would eat there if someone else wanted to go, but it isn't on the top of my list of places to return to in terms of value.

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s
Los Angeles
288 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food always terrific w good service and fast delivery time. The mussel appetizer is often enuf as a main dish at 1/2 price. Ask for chef to use Pinot Grigio and not cooking wine as latter has too much salt. Too me it’s the best mussels around. Same for onion soup and chocolate soufflé.

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RS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All three of us agreed the food was delicious. I was told the eggplant tart was a good blend of flavors, and it was nicely presented. The onion soup was dependably flavourful and rich, as was the potato leek soup. The mussels here are the best I have had and a generous portion. You'll want extra bread to enjoy the sauce. The shrimp picante appetizer had a very unusual blend of spices. Some might feel they overpowered the shrimp, but the only complaint was there weren't enough shrimp to fully satisfy. The chicken piccata also had positive reviews. The desserts were excellent, and the complimentary birthday slice of chocolate cake with decadent ganache was a lovely surprise. Overall, we all would recommend everything we ordered and look forward to returning. We also appreciated the gracious service and comfortable unhurried atmosphere. The only negative was the very loud group at the table next to us, but that's to be expected on a busy Saturday night.

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m
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

we had a 7:45 Pm reservation , we arrived at 7:40 PM. and were asked to wait as our table was being set up.
few minuets later , another couple came in , claimed that they could not wait, the receptionist gave them
our table , and told us to wait for the next one.
obviously, they care not for reservations.
we walked out.
if you want to get seated when reserved, this restaurant is not for you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been going to Le Petit for many years. It’s one of our favorite spots. Very consistent, service staff are super friendly, the food is always good, and we find it to be an exceptional value.

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MO
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! Look forward to another visit soon!

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful dinner for my Mom's birthday. Great selection of dishes, excellent service, food was very tasty and we'll prepared. Noise level was extra loud due to a party of about 20 (someone's birthday), not the restaurant's fault but we were right next to it and it was difficult to have a conversation. Still an overall great experience, would definitely go back.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an amazing experience at Le Petit Restaurant. Our server was fantastic. He was attentive and helpful. We ordered the onion soup, lobster bisque, frog legs, mussels, steak, and grand marnier soufflé. The soups were out of this world. The frog legs cane in a broth that we stopped up completely with the bread that was served. It was flavorful and rich and the frog legs themselves were sumptuous and tender. The mussels entree was huge. It came with an entire basket of frites that I couldn’t possibly finish. The broth for the mussels was exquisite and the mussels themselves were done perfectly. The only complaint I would have is that my husbands steak came out more well than he asked for. He ordered medium rare and it arrived medium well. We finished our meal with a delectable soufflé. Despite the overdone steak, we would certainly go back!

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Less expensive than a trip to Paris...and friendlier service!

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e
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

While finishing our desserts, we were asked to switch tables to give other guests our table. We were flabbergasted and will not be returning. So be careful if you go and don’t overstay your welcome.

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JH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love the souffle. keep going back mainly for the chocolate souffle but the lobster crepe and french onion soup were good too.

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o
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really quaint - beautifully lit - terrific food and service. See you soon!

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. Excellent food and service at a reasonable price! Never had a bad meal here. Escargot are delicious. Great Salmon dish. Excellent filet mignon. Love the fries. One of our very favorites. Cute bistro atmosphere.

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HY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, perfect food, fast service and will recommend it.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day!

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IS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place.

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JA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is small. But they make it intimate rather than cramped. The staff are friendly, courteous and attentive. The decor is charming and warm. The food is delicious.

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CG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was expertly prepared and authentic. The service was very good. We highly recommend this restaurant. We have been here many times and it is consistently good.

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PT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only drawback is that the existence of valet parking is not that visible. I did not know where I could pull up in order to relinquish my car to the valet.

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L
Los Angeles
182 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rib-eye was cooked perfectly as was the Angus burger, and the Onion soup was excellent. Service was wonderful too.

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R
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Food is always excellent, has a great vibe, all of the waiters are friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Menu is great, covers all of the (French) bases. We haven't had a bad meal here. Even the garnishments, such as the small salad included with the crab cakes, are excellent. An unpretentious place to have a very nice French meal

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l
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

2 top tables so close together . Hard to converse
Food was average Service was spotty

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OT
New England
30 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cozy dining room. Great food. Service was good and not rushed. Really had a French feel.

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BS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent meal. A little noisy and tight seating.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just ok wasn’t as good as expected.

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AB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gourmet food, served with care and the highest level of professionalism and kindness, in a beautiful setting. The perfect spot for people who like to have a conversation over a delicious meal. At this restaurant you will actually able to hear each other.I'd like to give it my highest recommendation.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

favorite spot! Everything is beyond amazing.

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MU
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service...good food. Good prices!

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