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About Petite Violette
Welcome to Petite Violette Restaurant, where you'll encounter delicious French Provençal cuisine, warm friendly service, an atmosphere exuding warmth and charm, live music 3 nights a week and a full bar with many fine wines — whether you're wanting an intimate dinner for two or a party space for two hundred!
Aside from our main dining floor, we offer a tree-covered patio for "al fresco" dining and three large party rooms for private functions.
We are Brookhaven's best-kept-secret.
Atlanta, GA 30329
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday, 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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Violette is proud to offer complementary live music three evenings a week:
On Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm :
Dan Coy, one of Atlanta's most well known guitarists, and his guest performers on piano, saxophone and bass guitar play a variety of Jazz standards, ballads, upbeat swing, latin, and smooth jazz.
On Thursday nights 7:00-9:00 pm :
Beat the Grind with Eric Thomas and Elevate the Quest performing live Jazz Music at Bar Violette while you enjoy our happy hour specials. Join us Thursdays during our happy hour and avoid the clairmont traffic while enjoying $1 Oysters, 2 for one Appetizers, Wine Flights, Drink Specials, and Live Jazz.
On Saturday nights 7-9 pm :
Ednaldo Queiroz, acoustic flamenco player, plays a wide variety of music styles such as classic music, contemporary and current hits.
See our website for a virtual tour and banquet info and menus.
The entrance to our parking lot sits between the Park Central office tower and the Holiday Inn Express, 1/4 mile West of Intersate 85. Our building, a one story gray structure, sits back from the street, so we are easy to pass by! We offer free parking on our private parking lot and the site street is owned by Violette as well. There is overflow parking in the gravel lot at the entrance to the Clairmont Apartments as well.
We are on MARTA bus line 19, which runs between Chamblee and Decatur stations.
Private Party Facilities:
Let us help you plan your birthday or anniversary party, wedding rehearsal dinner, or business luncheon/dinner. With as few as 20 guests or as much as 350, you can enjoy the use of one of Violette's 3 private rooms.
Private Party Contact:
Michael Gropp: (866) 971-5672
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Petite Violette offers wine-tasting dinners, as well as seasonal prix-fixe menus, a special multi-course dinner on Valentine's Day, and a Mothers' Day brunch.
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Petite Violette Ratings and Reviews
The server was excellent and well versed in the menu. Food was outstanding. My wife had the Cordon Bleu and I had the Beef Wellington. Both were excellent. Sauces were very good as well. Great place for a date night, business dinner, anniversary, or any special occasion.
The food and ambiance were lovely! My salmon was cooked to medium as requested and full of flavor. I don't read French, but the menu offered English to help translate the entree's names. I highly recommend this place for a couple's dinner. I went for a business lunch meeting.
Made reservations for Valentine's Day. We didn't realize they had a fixed price menu until we walked through the door; it was not mentioned when they called us to confirm the online reservation--only, conveniently, at the door. My girlfriend and I were like, well, we could eat at McDonald's tonight without a reservation. Truth be told, if the $75 per plate 5-course meal that followed had been top notch the lack of disclosure would have been fine. If filet mignon had been offered as a main course or a glass of wine included with the meal, instead of cheesy fake rose petals, Mylar balloons, and an infuriating noise level, I'd have been satisfied.
I'll say that the puff pastry on the escargots was nice, and the sea bass was good. The she crab soup was gritty, a little bland, and a very weirdly small portion, filling up only about 1/3 cup. I've had much tastier with a much more generous portion. Turned out the creme brulee was the best part of the meal.
After the meal, bottle of wine, gratuity, and obligatory $10 tip to the (annoyingly pointless) valet, we were left feeling a little duped.
Way overpriced for the quality of the food and the location.
Salad was not fresh and was straight out of a public bag.
Meat was not cooked properly, my server did not know about how to take an order of duck and it resulted in me getting raw duck which made me sick all night.
The dessert were just ok.
Only good thing was the appetizer and the soup.
The place was pretty ugly for fine dining, no attention to details.
Wine selection was awful for a French restaurant, as well as terrible bread.
Food was good if you order right. I ordered sushi at a French Rest. yuck.
The lobster crepe was great! My hubby had 2lobster tails perfectly cooked with
plain rice and our asparagus was lightly blanched without seasoning or sauce.
I had the most wonderful steak (like welling) yummy and crème brul desert.
Great VD food wonderful . Music was awesome! Guy on Guitar was as good as the desert!
Carrots in Coq au vin were overcooked, but as I have never had French cuisine before, perhaps that is the way they are supposed to be. Flavor of chicken was outstanding! Potatoes served with Chicken Cordon Blue were dry, but had good flavor. Salad and Brussel Sprouts were delicious.
Charming old Atlanta restaurant that has managed to stay relevant. The clientele is primarily the chic mature set from Brookhaven and Buckhead. Food is quite good; corkage fee is on the high side at 18.50 but wine list could be stronger so may want to bring your own.
The food was authentic French and very tasty; the service was ok, somehow mistaking some fish salad for the onion soup that my husband ordered (but quickly correcting it). The ambiance was where I really knock down the review. I have been to many French restaurants with this quality of food and this price point, but this one is just lacking in ambience. The food isn't good enough to make up for it. I would maybe call this a "bistro" with pricey food. It's chilly and noisy and the walls are practically bare of any art. The tile floor and open ceiling just make the noise far worse. The echos drowned out the live performer. I would recommend this place to my father, who loves French food, but my mother would never be able to hear him over the din. To that end, I was disappointed.
This place is a bit old fashioned and geared toward an older crowd. Most people were over 60. Guess that explained why the place closed at 9:30 on a Saturday.
We expected a bit better service (there seemed to be no real hostess to seat us). The duck, when we asked for medium rare, came closer to medium well.
Nice to see the traditional French food (Violettes) and some German food (Petite Auberge). I appreciate having a high quality restaurant in the neighborhood. Two nice, long standing restaurants combined in one place. Best wishes for a long run.
Briarcliff Woods Neighbor
Had dinner for the NYE 2018... food was really good even if the menu was preset for NYE...many options to choose...lobster bisque was creamy, lamb lollipop were great, beef Wellington really well presented and the Fruits de Mer was totally awesome...tarte aux pommes was dry and hard to cut but the bread pudding was delicious...the customers are quite in their senior years w average of 60...so not sure if it’s good for young people but we wanted a low key place w good food
Every dish was quite horrible. The former Violette had awesome food. The former Auberge had awesome food. This time the whole dining experience was totally unpleasant. Food was not tasteful and seemed to be prepared in advance and was neither hot nor cold. Tepid is not a good formula for a good meal. My steak was not prepared to order. The waitress was as bland as the food. She seemed serving was a chore, and she had no personality - even though we left a very generous tip.
Both my husband and I said during the meal and after we got home that we will never eat at Violette's again. Not for the extraordinary price for good food. We have eaten at chic, up-scale restaurants in 15 different countries. We do not mind paying good prices for good food. We considered leaving Violette's the minutes we sat down. How we wish that we had done so!
No apologies are in order. Perhaps the restaurant should be closed and start over again with new personnel and a new menu. We have already recommended to friends and work colleagues that they should never make reservations for the restaurant. Donc, ce n'est pas de restaurant français. C'est un mélange de n'importe quoi!
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