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Petite Violette

4.4
1291 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Provencal
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday, 4:00pm - 10:00pm

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Phone number
(404) 633-3363
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Leye Mbaye
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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.

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Private party contact
Michael Gropp: (866) 971-5672
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Catering
See our website for a virtual tour and banquet info and menus.
http://violetterestaurant.com/banquets/index.html
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Cross street
Clairmont/I-85
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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.
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Public transit
We are on MARTA bus line 19, which runs between Chamblee and Decatur stations.
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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
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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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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
What 1291 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.2
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4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMadgardener (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Very friendly staff, great food,reasonable wine list and pleasant music.

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Olimarr (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Fantastique, superbe, delicieux. You will not be disappointed!

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Foodie18 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was very tasty and our server was very nice. I just the portions were larger.

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TechKid (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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WarrenB 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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Pamela 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

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VFE3 (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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GabeD (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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NicoleA (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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mikee (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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JenniferO (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Good service and friendly staff. Convenient location.

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CatherineT 
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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LynneM (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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FrankB (Atlanta)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  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.

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FtWATL (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  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.

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PetiteViolette (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Very good service. Good spot for special occasion dining.

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vipSouthernLady (Atlanta)
4.0  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.

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gardenyogi (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  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.

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Marshmallow (Washington DC)
4.0  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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Arnie (Atlanta)
5.0  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.

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Malaea3 (Atlanta)
3.0  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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SylviaSwede (Atlanta)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  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.

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