Le Petit Restaurant

4.5
580 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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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

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

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JK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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IS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day!

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JA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 10, 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
180 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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 3, 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
29 reviews
Dined on February 3, 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 28, 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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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just ok wasn’t as good as expected.

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AB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 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
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

favorite spot! Everything is beyond amazing.

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

Excellent service...good food. Good prices!

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J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

They were overbooked with reservations. People waiting were crowded into a small space in the entry, right next to where we were eating. Very uncomfortable and the waiters could barely get through the crowd to serve us.
Food was good, as always, but a very uncomfortable dining experience

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We all loved our dinners!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This was our 2nd visit and may be our last. I again ordered duck and it was quite dry and not particularly tasty. My girlfriend ordered the veal chop. She liked it, but I didn’t think it was anything special. The server was very attentive and the maître d’ was very nice and personable. What was particularly off putting was the concentration of tables and the resulting din. For a French restaurant, the absurd number of tables and high level of noise was ridiculous.

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LA
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We came on a very busy night, making it busy and loud. . We love the staff, but with every table booked, the service was slow. Our meat was also over cooked. But they are such a friendly crew that we overlook imperfections—although harder to do with prices going up.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pretty great. Justin was a great server. Thanks!

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SG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traditional French bistro food plus specials. Generous wine pours. Great service but not intrusive or snobby.

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AV
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and superb service

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ML
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Le Petit Restaurant has upgraded its menu and food preparation making it a great French Bistro - honors reservations and quiet table in corner. Lamb Shank was outstanding and Filet at Pauvre was terrific. Topped off with a chocolate soufflé with all the fixings - great again Go GO

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

Always great. Wait persons outstanding. Wonderful neighborhood restaurant

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S
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent, and it was quiet enough to talk. Really enjoyed the foie gras, French onion soup, duck confit, and crepes Suzette. Only negative was the strange choice of music, which didn’t fit the ambience and was jarring at times. Go for Piaf, Azanvour, and classical, or or at least Sinatra, Jazz!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cozy atmosphere, feeling of old Europe, delicious food.

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OT
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always loved Le Petit Restaurant. It was a little noisy Saturday night, but the food was great.

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M
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in lovely, cozy surroundings. Attentive servers, good prices, a wonderful evening.

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r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed ourselves here as the food was very good

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SR
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service was excellent . Very Good selection of wines...Fun place for Dinner with Friends.

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a
Los Angeles
232 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to Le Petit Restaurant for our NYE dinner. While the restaurant was very busy, they did their best to get us seated and served quickly. The food was excellent, as always, and the service was fairly attentive, especially since the place was packed.

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JL
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We continue to go here 3-4 times per month. The food, service and ambience are at the top rung of the ladder. Try the Sunday Brunch. It is not a buffet. However, it is excellent and an extremely good value!! In fact, it is the best sit down restaurant value on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks and Studio City IMHO!!!!

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D
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lre Pdetit is an excellent restaurant. Jay, the owner is always present and makes sure that everything moves efficiently, including reservations on New Years eve. The menu is continental with dishes representing various cuisines, including French, Italian, and American. There are very few places left that offer the variety and well prepared dishes. We go to Le Petit several times a yer with friends, and we are never disappointed

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful New Year eve dinner!

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c
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Unfortunately the first time we went was New Year's Eve. Having been in the restaurant business I know that it's not fair to judge a restaurant on that night. It'w why we typically don't go out to dinner on NYE. But we did this time. We did the 6:45 seating hoping it wouldn't be too crazy. Instead of being seated in the festive, decorated portion of the restaurant (a long wait if that was what we wanted), we were given a table in the enclosed, undecorated patio out front. Here are the pros and cons:

Pros: Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Because of this we will go back and try it again.

Cons: They overbooked for NYE. There was a line of people constantly waiting for their table that ran directly behind our table. Naturally they were festive and constantly talking. Unfortunately it didn't make for a romantic evening for my wife and me. Reminded me why we normally choose not to go to a restaurant on NYE. In addition, the line often extended so far that it resulted in the door to the outside staying open. So much for the enclosed patio. It was freezing (for California) that night and our table was right next to the door. In addition, as it is a French restaurant, I had been thinking of onion soup all day. Unfortunately for me, instead of bringing the soup out with the salad, the waiter brought out our entrees. So no soup.

As stated, we will try the restaurant again and will keep our fingers crossed for better results.

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