Petite Violette

4.7
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1729 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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SD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was warm-cozy and elegant on a very rainy Thursday night. We immediately shed our wet coats and settled in for a perfect dinner. As a bonus, there was live entertainment (French ballads/songs). Our waiter was attentive but did not intrude on or hurry us. The food was prepared perfectly and tasted amazing.

LS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was excellent as usual, but the service was very slow and it was not very busy. I had a friend with me on her first visit, and I felt embarrassed about the service after I had bragged on the restaurant so much.

HS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice wait staff. Salads looked beautiful. Special of shrimp and grits did not have much grits.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The dinner was amazing. The staff was very active and available. The manager was on the floor and making sure everyone was being well take care of.

MB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food wasn't bad but it certainly wasn't as good as expected considering the price.

K
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a delicious meal! Perfect!

D
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn’t make it for Valentines Day but celebrated the Saturday after. We were seated quickly when we arrived. Our server was pleasant and The escargot was perfectly prepared and delicious.

MM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was certainly good, but hardly to die for. Prices are reasonable for what is clearly a fine dining venue.

d
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petite Violet never fails to deliver a great dining experience. We had a perfect Valentines dinner there. Bucause the value is so good we eat there on a regular basis. So glad to have this gem in our neighborhood!

p
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special Valentine dinner and celebration. Special attention, as usual, from our server, Carson. He is the very best! Dan and Don

FT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great experience both food and service were excellent

AT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An altogether delightful experience. Even during a very busy Valentine's Day lunch, our server was attentive and helpful. Our food was delicious and very attractively presented. The bread pudding, with an extraordinary vanilla sauce, was a particularly tasty finale. My husband and I love to celebrate special occasions at Petite Violette.

MS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our waitress was a little lost at the beginning but got her way through a great service. Really good food and ok wine list. Good experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, staff and ambiance were lovely.

AA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, excellent wait staff and hostesses, delicious and reasonably priced food!

D
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food!!!

t
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks at the bar with Karen and food was really good. We were celebrating a birthday and greatly appreciated the bread pudding with a candle.

MH
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Had bison bouergignon and trout and foie gras. Great experience!

RF
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been there in years - it was one of my late parents’ favorites. Just as wonderful as I remembered. Charming. Warm and unobtrusive service. Well-priced and delicious, abundant offerings. Good choice of wines by the glass. We'll be back!

D
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem. We were in Atlanta for a 3 day business trip and we had dinner here twice. The Escalopes de Veau was amazing. Thank you chef.

PF
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter served our table of 6 perfectly, even splitting multiple items (wine, salads, desserts) between different individuals and doing it perfectly too. One of the few Atlanta restaurants where you can get together with a group of friends and actually hear the conversation. We’re making this our regular restaurant to get together.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the restaurant as it was a halfway point from our respective locations. We had no idea we would have such a wonderful meal - this will now be our regular quarterly meeting place.
The atmosphere is cozy and quaint. Decor is clean and crisp. We enjoyed a drink at the bar before being seated at our table ( which was ready at our reserved time, we chose to delay being seated). The bartender was helpful in suggesting a new wine to try and we bought a fabulous bottle based on his recommendation.
Dinner was delicious. My friend had scallops and I had beef bourginon - both had amazing flavor, were tender and good portion size as well.
We splurged on desserts - cheesecake and profiteroles- well worth the calorie sacrifice.
Our server was friendly but not overbearing, and had a great sense of humor. We enjoyed her assisting us throughout the evening.
We had a great dinner, accomplished our needed business tasks, and truly enjoyed our evening.
This would be a perfect spot for a romantic night out. We can’t wait until the weather is nice to try the large outdoor patio.

WM
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Petite Violette offers modest upscale dining in NE Atlanta. They have little competition in this neck of the woods. Singer guitarist Ms. Berne Poliakoff is a great provider of quiet yet engaging music. Our waitrons were excellent and pleasant. The wine we had (Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc by the glass) was good. My wife had delicious sea scallops. I, unfortunately, selected the Truite Meuniere/ Amandine (trout almandine) which was too salty and lacking in bulk. I wish I had ordered something else. Dessert (chocolat pot de crème au Grand Marnier for me and Gateau au chocolat sans farine for my wife) was great. The drive-out price was about $150 with tip.

LK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have dined there many times, and it is probably our favorite restaurant in Atlanta. The food is consistently excellent, with a wide variety of items, and the service is very good. Plus the place is charming.

NA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Don’t waste your money here. We came to celebrate our anniversary tonight and was never acknowledged for it. The waitress acted as if she just wanted us in and out. Mussels were ok, bread wasn’t too good and the veal was bland and was definitely not worth the price. I could’ve made a way better dinner at home and had a better time celebrating a special occasion than coming here. To top it off, we never got a goodbye from the manager standing at the front when we were leaving. Save your money and go somewhere else.

L
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an excellent dinner at Petite Violette. Immediately, we were welcomed with a smile, able to choose a table to our liking and provided with a waiter who was with us for the entire dinning experience. This was our first time at Petite Violette. The ambiance of the dining experience was excellent, as was our choice of food. When we return we will bring friends.

n
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An excellent lunch venue. We sat at the bar where it was quiet.

EF
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Eric was a great server and indulged us in a wine tasting to choose/ Sea bass was a much smaller portion than I recall, but maybe I was just hungry!! Love the place and will return!

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Good food!

D
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food!!!

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely lunch for my birthday.

BL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service great. Noise level very high. Hard to hear music but performer excellent when we could hear her. Took my children and they loved the food. Had a fantastic bottle of wine too.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that the have a “wild” menu. The bison was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just a night out with my wife!

JK
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We go to this restaurant maybe once every few months, and have always been very satisfied. This time my wife had the scallops, and I had the rack of lamb, and both were scrumptious. For appetizers I had the foie gras, and she had a salad, again, both very good. We brought with us a nice bottle of our own wine, and paid a reasonable corkage fee of $19. Only gave 4 stars for service , because we had to wait about 10 minutes for our table seating. (They were very busy.) Our waitress was very attentive. The live music did raise the energy level. Petite Violette will remainthe on our list of go to restaurants.

MJ
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very courteous servers and great food as always. Will definitely recommend this restaurant.

AL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family has been eating here for many years and have always had great service and excellent food. The servers are very friendly and helpful when ordering.

s
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite and consistently great experience.

MF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a special occasion, everything was perfect, food, wine, wait staff.

B
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely. Wonderful ambience, delicious food, charming music. Great evening with family.