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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.
Atlanta, GA 30329
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday, 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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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.
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.
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.
See our website for a virtual tour and banquet info and menus.
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.
We are on MARTA bus line 19, which runs between Chamblee and Decatur stations.
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
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
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.
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.
I selected the Beef Bourguignon at our server's recommendation (I had asked for a recommendation). Even though I was inclined more towards the non-beef selections, I chose what he suggested and was not disappointed! I do not think I have had better Beef Bourguignon. Our pleasant male server was attentive and his elegant manner aligned with the quality of the restaurant, Petite Violette. My guest had the sauteed trout dish with asparagus and she was very happy with it. I also had the recommended chocolate mouse filled chocolate cake dessert (at the recommendation of our server when I asked) and it was so delicious! Furthermore, the butter dipped rolls that automatically come to the table before the meal are tender and wonderful. I also appreciated the Valet as the valet was efficient and attentive with my car and guest. Worth a visit!
I think they used packaged Parker House dinner rolls which seemed stale . No french bread. They served me cold foie gras which was a mouth full of raw liver. No apologies. Sub prime meat at prime prices.i.e filet was dry although cooked properly and rack of lamb was nearly raw and very chewy. Had to flag down a bus boy for butter, ice, bernaise sauce which should have come with the steak but was missing)and a surly waiter who made sure that our pronunciation of the french dishes was wrong. In my reservation, I added it was a birthday celebration but they must have missed that bit of info. The space was a cute french cafe. Their salad was cold and crisp. The desert was nothing special.
Always a good choice for a nice dinner in the neighborhood and/or before theater, etc. Food was excellent, though I wish there were more choices for those of us who must avoid gluten and dairy. I had steak frites and my friend enjoyed the sea bass. Kudoes to PV for actually paying attention to requests for a specific seating area. And if you want a quiet place, go early . . . .
Always enjoy eating at Petite Violette... have eaten at both restaurants since both were established and since they've consolidated!!
My only complaint if the noise level....
When I come to Diva Dinners, which I LOVE, I have trouble hearing the moderator telling the delightful commentary. There is an air conditioner or something that goes off and almost obscures her comments.
Lunch the other day among with just four of us was difficult, because we had to shout to be heard....
CAN ANYTHING BE DONE TO SOFTEN THE NOISE??
Classic French Cooking but somewhat Americanized. A great date night location with a great atmosphere. The service is European, so don't go unless you plan to dine for more than one hour, probably two. This is not an American restaurant and good French cooking takes time. Have some wine, talk, get an appetizer, one of their salads, etc....
This was our first dinner dining since the restaurant moved to current location. We had been several times for lunch. Service was excellent and our favorite singer from the old location was back. The music level was just right. Nice to see many of the former staff had moved also. Dinner was very good. We shared the roasted Brussels sprouts with a remoulade sauce and a French Chardonnay. The main was the sea bass on a bed of sautéed spinach and mashed potatoes with a light wine and butter sauce. It was outstanding. Prices are reasonable for the quality and the presentation.
Both my wife and I were very disappointed after having dined at Petite Auberge many times in past years. The excellent Vichyssoise is no longer on the appetizer menu. Rolls were simply white bread rolls like I can buy in a package of 12 in a grocery store. Dinner was good. Service was fine. Petite Auberge was always my wife's favorite restaurant to celebrate special occasions in her life, but with a special occasion coming up, she has already told me she does not want to go to Petite Violette.
Perhaps our expectations were too high but we found our dinner somewhat disappointing. Some of the dishes were quite good (coquille st jacques, escargot) but some quite disappointing (beef bourguignon, French onion soup & all three desserts we tried). Our server tried hard and was friendly but clearly had almost no training. It was still a pleasant evening, the atmosphere was good but we were all pretty surprised as to the variability of the food and service. It may have just been an off night (those do occur at the best of restaurants). I'd certainly give it another try, but with different expectations.
This was my first visit to Petite Violette since Petite Auberge and Violette joined, a combination which supports the view that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The food, service and value of Petite Violette are all very high. Service was attentive, but not obtrusive. I very much enjoyed the onion soup and the chicken cordon bleu.
My only two (mildly) negative comments. First do you really need valet parking? Second, why have someone playing the guitar?
We've enjoyed both Petite Auberge when it was open in Toco Hill Shopping Center and Violette. We were happy to hear that Petite Auberge would reincarnate with Violette for Petite Violette. Well, the new place did not disappoint. A few of the old german favorites survived which pleased my husband. Food was very good, service excellent and the overall experience was very good. Great, local place.
We dined at Petite Auberge at Toco for over 35 yrs. We were anxious when we heard they were merging with Violette. This is the first occasion we have had to dine at Petite Violette and our meal did not disappoint. We will definitely return as many of our favorite PA dishes are still on the menu and as scrumptious as ever. You can dine here with confidence...:)
Textbook perfect French cuisine (my favorite!). The Beef Wellington is superbly prepared and delicious. Only negative is the (bad) folksy female vocalist, who is a distraction as she sings Happy Birthday 10 or 12 times in the course of a dinner! PV: pls just put on nice background dinner music instead!! There is also no space for live entertainment in this very cozy (small) restaurant.
Violette's had a better menu selection before it merged with Le Petite Auberge. Went on a Wed. for my husband's birthday because of a Brazilian guitar player was supposed to play at 6:30. It was practically 7:00 p.m., and we were half way through our meal, when he started playing. The waiter Axel was abrupt and lacked charm. We had to hail another waiter for bread because ours disappeared. The food was tasty, but not an overall good experience.
The marriage of Petite Auberge and Violette works really well. Violette has been a favorite for "ladies who lunch" and Petite Auberge was a family favorite for many decades. We enjoyed our visit to this special restaurant and thank you for keeping up your standard of excellence.