Petite Violette

4.6
1559 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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CM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meals! The music made it a little difficult to hear.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was amazingly delicious.

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S
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow this place was great. The food was awesome and the price was very reasonable. The service was great the servers were very friendly and knowledgeable on there dishes and wine. Would definitely recommend this place!

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B
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent classic French food and service at reasonable prices.

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KF
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good, but not very good. Service and food seemed rather perfunctory and just a little bland. Menu items had the right ingredients, but some weren't cooked to proper temps. It's a nice solid restraunt, but seems to rest on its laurels.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebrating

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O
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and our guests loved the entire experience. The only caveat we would have was that the bread served with the appetizers and meals was unexceptional and flavorless -- not a true baguette at all.

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OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Petite Violette was outstanding. The menu was varied and the portions were ample. The highlight was our server. I do not remember her name but she was terrific. we brought our own wine and she was ready for us with glasses for each kind. I can't wait to return.

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CP
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Friday was our 5th wedding anniversary and Petite Violette did not disappoint! From being greeted with a smile by the friendly valet, to being congratulated by both the host and our server on our anniversary to receiving our dessert complementary - we had a great evening. I had the rack of lamb and it was fantastic! Can't wait to go back again soon!
Thank you for making our 5th wedding anniversary one I know we'll remember!

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M
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While normally very quiet, yesterday was bustling yet I still managed to get a table that allowed good conversation with guest and enjoy the overall ambiance. Good food, good people, good place to meet and chat and hear yourself think while enjoying a good meal.

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w
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place! Holding an event at wnd of June and know it will be lovely and delicious!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary dinner at Petite Violette and had a wonderful time. The food was amazingly good, and so was the service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent as is the service.

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L
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always and attentive servers. We ate there for lunch and all of the salads were great... especially the tuna!

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OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service.

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f
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First person we encountered was the valet, and he was very pleasant! Considering the highway intersection location for this establishment, the interior has a completely different vibe, like French countryside old world. The cozy bar looked inviting. Another time, perhaps. The main dining room was too noisy, and we asked not to be seated in the middle of two aisles. Pleasant service, although our server seemed less experienced on a few points. Nothing serious, though. The food was very traditional and very well presented, and delicious. Our special occasion, anniversary, was not acknowledged. Even so, this is a place one should consider for a celebration.

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AJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Good value for money. Excellent wine list. Well worth a visit and deserves its reputation as an institution in the area

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EW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this restaurant having dined there several times. The food and service are excellent. I down graded them down to Very Good overall and in ambiance due to a high noise level. If something can be done to moderate noise, they will merit an Outstanding overall, in my opinion.

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s
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience set the mood for a wonderful evening as we walked in and were seated. A string ensemble played great music while we dined in fabulous meals. We had the excellent sea bass and the special of two lobster tails with drawn butter, which was outstanding and offered at a very reasonable price. Service was prompt and friendly. We will be back soon.

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j
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service for a group of six people was very good with attention to each individual as well as to the group as a whole. When the temperature became unpleasantly warm, the staff move us quickly to a table that was more in the shade. The lunch gather was most pleasant.

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LA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent wine, great service, nice ambiance, and a talented guitarist playing songs I recognized.

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SB
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service along with great guitar music. Very willing to make additions to dishes like anchovies added to caesar salad and add additional vegetable.

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A
Atlanta
56 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent, as always. Nice restaurant for fine dining. Excellent restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, but great for just a nice dining experience. I definitely recommend it.

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MG
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly environment with authentic French food - the service was excellent and very friendly.

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CN
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Would definitely go back. Took my Mom there for their Mother's day brunch

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F
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Petite Violette is one of our favorite restaurants. It is a first choice for special occasions and Holidays. Food excellent, service outstanding. Grab some olive oil and 25 Year aged balsamic vinegar from the boutique on your way out.

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WY
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were Petite Auberge customers for over 30 years and followed it to Petite Violette since the Auberge relocated. My wife ordered Salade Alsacienne and the Trout Amandine and both were perfect. I had my favorite Salad Petite Auberge and Veal Scalopini and both were delicious and tasty! We shared our favorite dessert from the old Petite Auberge, Strawberry Romanoff!

We will be back for sure! keep up the good work and service!

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Fantastic food and great ambience, especially when the band is playing. Service can be spotty and the valet is annoying but otherwise a great experience. Will definitely be back.

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C
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did a wonderful job as we celebrated a special birthday for a friend! Food and service were top notch!

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d
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very much like Petite Auberge...unfortunately. Mediocre food and service.

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LK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Petite Violette many times, and it is one of our favorite restaurants. We'd never had anything there that we didn't like until Saturday when my friend ordered Chicken Cordon Bleu and found it to be pretty tasteless. We told the manager, and he apologized and took the cost off the bill. He wants to keep loyal customers and so was very wise to do what he did. We will definitely keep going there. The food, service and ambience are wonderful.

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RP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food is good. Service was not. I would recommend it, but know in advance that you'll be the one looking for the wait staff...and making up-sale suggestions (i.e. coffee, dessert) and asking for drink refills or bread.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an 40th wedding anniversary dinner for my wife and another couple who had been at our wedding. The soup salad and entrées were perfect. There was a mixup on the drink water but the wait staff handled it perfectly. Petite Violette may be the best value inn fine dining in north east Atlanta.

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JK
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this restaurant. Go to place for special times with friends.

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BR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

dinner was excellent in a great setting. Our server and staff in general were also excellent; attentive but not intrusive. We've been going to Violette for years and it has maintained the same high standards or we wouldn't continue to return.

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VC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Petite Violette never disappoints. Welcoming, pleasant, low-key setting. Friendly, helpful service. Consistently delicious food. Always a pleasure to dine there and to recommend it to others.

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OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and good service. Server, Kedrick, was great!

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MS
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service and Great Food

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ML
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

My husband and I were excited about our first time at Petite Violette. We had reservations for the Easter Lunch. Unfortunately, the experience was a disappointment. The food was below par -- the potato soup was more like a canned veggie soup. The snapper was very dry. The chocolate dessert was very dry and the Key Lime pie didn't even taste of key lime. We had to ask for bread, and I had to reach over to another table to replenish my silverware after a course. Our empty champagne glasses were left on the table after we had received our dinner wine. We were not offered coffee with our dessert and we were brought our check without asking if there was anything else we need. We really wanted to like this restaurant - we love french food and we were looking forward to going to a "local" french restaurant.

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j
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have nothing but praise. The service was outstanding.....always available but yet not intrusive. Seamless. The food.... brilliant. Perfectly cooked and flavored. Literally from soup to dessert. Excellent value for the money. The ambiance.... lovely. It was Easter, and every table a a bit of Easter on it.....baskets of pretty eggs, eggs in 'grass' ( all eggs plastic, of course, but beautiful colors!) Or chocolate bunnies. In general, lovely pictures of Paris everywhere, and an attractive bar. We would go back in a minute

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