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.

2948 Clairmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Provencal

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday, 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Clairmont/I-85

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 633-3363

Website:
http://www.violetterestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
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.
http://www.dancoy.com/duo
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.
http://elevatethequest.com/
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.
http://www.facebook.com/ednaldo.queiroz.3

Catering:
See our website for a virtual tour and banquet info and menus.
http://violetterestaurant.com/banquets/index.html

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
We are on MARTA bus line 19, which runs between Chamblee and Decatur stations.

Executive Chef:
Leye Mbaye

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

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for Birthdays (24)
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Good for a Date (22)
Romantic (20)
Live Music (19)
Authentic (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Business Meals (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Casual (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic food and wine. Live music set a pleasant mood. I was expecting a prettier facility. I recommend this place as a one-time occasion, but pay top dollar for your date and you won't regret it at all.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Petit Auberge and Violettes were two long extablished French cuisine restaurants in Atlanta. The two 'coming together' as Petit Violette has brought the best of both out and reenergized the category.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was amazing . I would definitely recommend this place for a nice date or an anniversary.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

What a nice surprise! Ambiance was nice, service was outstanding and food was fabulous! Added bonus, they have live music.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Good service and friendly staff. Convenient location.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Cozy, Disabled Access, Live Music, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

A great go-to place for important occasions. The food is consistently wonderful and the service is great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent Food with a wide range of options. Wonderful atmosphere for conversation.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Not what it used to be.
Disappointing
Need 50 characters here, but have nothing more to say

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is delicious. We were celebrating a good friend's birthday, and we all had a wonderful time.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent service, superb food, easy parking. Our waiter was very friendly and efficient.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent evening with my wife. She had sea bass I had the rack of lamb both dinners were truly outstanding.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food, service, live music were superb. We are there to celebrate two birthdays. Everybody had a wonderful time. Love this place and will be back soon I hope.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Very good service. Good spot for special occasion dining.

Tags: Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fabulous food! Beautiful dining area. Always love being at Petite Violette. 👍

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We recently held a quarterly board meeting/dinner for six people, for which I requested a
"quiet" table when making the reservation. The restaurant provided an out of the way table, attentive staff, and delicious food at a reasonable price.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A favorite restaurant for both a very nice dining experience and to celebrate special occasions. Excellent French and German cooking. Reasonably priced for the overall experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Average food. Fine ambiance. If you want good French food there are better options in Atlanta. Their lunch is better than their dinner.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a wonderful birthday dinner for my 88 year old Mother. They were very accommodating and so sweet. Service was impeccable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The menu is great with many choices; service is perfect. Enjoyed ourselves immensly

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was a great find. The food was marvelous and service was perfect. Will be back first chance I get.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always enjoy the food at Petite Violette! Anytime that I have been there, the service has been excellent. On a Friday night, there is live music which can make it a little difficult to carry on conversation, but the music itself is pleasant and enjoyable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

An enjoyable dinner while celebrating our wedding anniversary. Good food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very nice meal. It always is !!!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wish there were more gluten free, low dairy options.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Restaurant VERY cold inside! Just not a good vibe there from the servers. No need for valet...that is a joke at lunch time.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Enjoyed the lunch....always do, but this time (new owner) very good!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As usual, Violette's did not fail. The New Year's Eve dinner was festive, the service great, and the food very good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

They did fantastic job for New Year’s Eve. Good great and service even batter!

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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