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Sun, 4/22
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8:30 PM
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Petite Violette

4.4
1312 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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be seating for Mothers Day from 12:00-7:00. We will be offering our special Four course menu which includes Soup, Salad, Entrée and Dessert selections. The price per person is $44.95 per person ($9.95 for kids). We will not have our regular menu available.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1312 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Love this place.
In a business meeting I specifically choose a place so I won’t be “hovered” over.
The food is fabulous! Service is always great.
I’d prefer having valet parking at lunch if possible. 0

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Lovely dinner. The foie gras was especially delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Updated look for a longtime favorite. Chef Lee has created a wonderful menu and the wine list is excellent. Our server made outstanding suggestions. A beautiful charcuterie platter accompanied our cocktails. Foregoing the wonderful onion soup for the featured split pea was a gamble that paid off. All four of us had different entrees that were satisfying, beautifully presented and left no room for dessert. The best of Petite Auberge and Violette, a match made in heaven.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This restaurant is for you, if you're NOT looking for the obligatory Chicken/Pasta/Salmon menu. Each course section (Soups/Salade, Appetizers, Main) is quite extensive, yet the options are unique. The Foix Gras appetizer alone was worth the trip... But even those in the dinner party, that prefer more rustic dishes will not be disappointed: As a nod to the owners background, there is a "Veau Viennoise" (Wiener Schnitzel) and even a Bavarian Platter. With regard to the overall great experience I also wanted to mention the exquisite live music presented by Guitarist Ednaldo (a Wednesday night); an amazing musician with a broad repertoire.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very good value. The salmon was great and the portions are good size without being over the top. Shrimp & grits are excellent.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food delicious and service were both great. The only major complaint I have is when I booked the reservation I had specified that it was my wife’s birthday. There was never any mention of the occasion which left me the husband feeling very inadequate. Been to a lot of restaurants and never had to mention the occasion to a server. Don’t think I’ll be back for only that reason.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent meal in an out of the way spot in Atlanta
I would highly recommend this for an enjoyable meal.
Salmon was perfect for me

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Our server, Axel or Exel, sorry not sure the correct spelling, was exceptionally patient with our group of 'older' ladies. Even the valet person was friendly! We will definitely be returning. The spinach crab quiche was delicious, as well as the chicken crepes.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

I have always enjoy meeting clients here. Always good service never disappointed.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The restaurant has a nice feel to it although the food I had was good, it was nothing that makes me want to come back again. It was fine but again nothing exceptional or great!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Food was fabulous, as well as the service. We had a bottle of wine, the cheese and meat plate, the Petite salad (huge), rack of lamb, beef wellington and creme boulee. The service was first rate, the only downside was a large bill at the end but it was great!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

First let me say our waiter and staff were outstanding.
The food quality is five stars.
The kitchen has incredible talent.
I think it is a "World Class Restaurant".

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We celebrated a friend's 91st birthday there and were treated like very special guests. The menu covered varied interests and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. Our waiter made a special cocktail for the table and the hostess took our picture for our birthday girl. I will definitely go back for special occasions and everyday lunches alike.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The menu was diverse and interesting. Two quiches were ordered and enjoyed. The grilled salmon was prepared medium, plated as requested.

The strawberries Romanoff was a special finish to four delicious meals.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I took my wife to Petit Violette for her Birthday. I ordered coq au vin and she had Duck. Both were well prepared. My wife thought the duck was the best she had eaten since similar meal we shared in Rocamador, France. Our waiter was very professional and warm and welcoming. We'll be back in the future.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The food and wine were fantastic

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My nephew and his wife, who live in Charlotte, wanted to come to Atlanta to take me out for my birthday . I suggested Petite Violette and sent them a link to your menu. We went last Saturday night. The weather was great so we asked to sit on the porch (surprisingly, we were the only ones on the porch) and all had great meals! Thanks to Giovanni for her service and thanks to the chef for great meals. We had a lovely evening.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I had birthday dinner here on a beautiful Friday night in February. We sat out on the patio, which is beautiful. The wine, French onion soup and salads were delicious. The duck was cooked perfectly! We did have dessert, flourless chocolate cake and cheesecake, which were both ok, but I’d recommend getting another starter or glass of wine instead. We also used the valet which was easy and the service was lovely. Will come back, especially for the patio and duck!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Not worth the cost of food. Read all reviews not just ones on Open Table.

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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Good service and friendly staff. Convenient location.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Not what it used to be.
Disappointing
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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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