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

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (26)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
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Authentic (14)
Romantic (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Live Music (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Cozy (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Casual (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 14, 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 6, 2018

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

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vip
 (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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great for special event,excellent service,attentive staff,valet parking.authentic French menu prepared with love.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Really great but use valet!! Our car got broken into when we parked next to it

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service, Bloody Mary well made, food tasty, Reuben, quiche and crepes with wonderful presentation. Would recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A wonderful evening with delicious food and
Craft cocktails

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The wiener schnitzel was of the lowest quality. It was ultra-thin and over breaded and looked and tasted like three pieces of cardboard glued together -- nothing like any wiener schnitzel I've ever had at Petite Violette or any German restaurant.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food and service! Wonderful atmosphere! Looking forward to eating there again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Delightful local restaurant with French ambience, excellent fond friendly service

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was excellent, waiter was excellent, vocalist with guitar had beautiful voice but, we were as far from her as you can get so could not hear her well. She had only one large speaker so tables close to her had to tell her to turn down the volume and we wanted it higher. Recommend the restaurant hire an acoustic specialist to locate numerous speakers thought out the restaurant so that all guest can enjoy her talent at a nice volume suitable for background music.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Glad to see the old Violette and the other French restaurant merge. Listen to this carefully: save room for desert and order the bread pudding with -extra- whiskey sauce. MUST DO.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great location, food and service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Very pleasant local eatery with French ambience, good food, friendly service and good value

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I enjoyed the lamb burger topped with melted brie, and the creme brulee.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Birthday celebration

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This is our go-to restaurant for our yearly holiday lunch, we always enjoy our time there.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Petite Violette is a gem. The food, ambiance, and service all add up to a magnificent experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Their French food is always reliable and just good (entrees tend to be more expensive $18-30 since it is a more formal sit-down restaurant). The service is also always very good and they have valet parking. They have live music which is great except sometimes it's a bit loud or no one is clapping, so that can feel a bit awkward. But it's a really great neighborhood restaurant!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent lunch in a classic French place. Everything was very well done, service was impeccable. It's not the fanciest looking restaurant, but it's very nicely done.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Absolutely and consistently delicious every time I eat here. This was a perfect spot for a business meeting. Love the atmosphere!

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A disappointment...2 large parties and not enough waiters, drinks took 10-15 minuets and we were sitting 20 feet from the bar!!!!

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very much enjoyed Petite Auberge vol 2. Service was efficient and friendly, food seemed better than the old Auberge (which was alway quite tasty). Had a glitch with our open table reservation but it was taken care of. Definitely will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall atmosphere was nice but the quality of the food was average. I am originally from France , so I was expecting delicious prenium food. I was very disappointed. Apetizers ( cured meat and cheese) were so so and my steak frites was so so as well. My boyfriend had the coq au vin which was very basic in term of taste and flavor.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere at Petite Violette.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food is always very consistent. The special quiche was good as was the grilled salmon. We got a good table near the front and in a quieter part of the restaurant. The only distraction is the noise level when other groups are present. Like most restaurants these days could use a little more padding to muffle sounds.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Perfect place for dining with your mother or mother-in-law... unpretentious, steady and predictable. We will try you again soon.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Since the transition from Violettes to Petite Violette the ambiance has gone. It is not cozy and French, but rather blaringly bright, and the good jazz has been replaced by a folk singer (?). The food is always excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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