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Violette Restaurant offers classic French cuisine at affordable prices, a full bar, and an extensive wine list. With an atmosphere exuding warmth and charm, live music 5 nights a week, and friendly service, Violette is the place for an intimate dinner or a festive celebration. The restaurant has a tree-covered patio for "al fresco" dining and two large party rooms for private functions. We are Brookhaven's best-kept-secret.

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Petite Violette Restaurant

Violette French Cuisine

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French Restaurants, Caterers, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
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Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, French, European, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Pets Allowed: No

Good For Groups: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Great and reasonable lunch spot

I was at Violette again this week for a monthly business meeting we have here. I love the Beef Burgundy, my colleagues rave about the crepes and the chocolate mousse. It's great food for the price. Service is always attentive and friendly.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Little French Restaurant

This little French ""hideaway"" is a great find! The food is always wonderful and it's easy to get to off of 85. Love the piano music, too. Never had a bad experience there and always take business clients there when I can. I highly recommend The Violette!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Worst food I've had in a long time

Ordered veggie crepe - bland and strange vegetable mixture. Flavored with tarragon which was overpowering. Couldn't eat it. Service was lazy. I was with a group for lunch and no one was impressed. Too other many good places in Atlanta to eat so won't be back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
New local favorite!

Surprising menu with a nice wine list. It just comes easy to them here. You get the feeling that this is what they were put on this earth to do. Don't get me wrong, this place wasn't perfect, but on a scale of 1-10 I would give them a 9 over some of the more reviewed French restaurants nearby.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Wow, true excellents.. U will regret not going

I expected another French Res. want a be. What I got was not only the real thing, but the best French food I have ever had in the states. My wife was so happy that I took her there. Beaware, It is a little different. There were poeple that were formal, so there for Prom and some people that were in jeans. They have a mixture of social levels, which is fantastic, when you consider the prcie for one person is around 20 dollars. Thats right, it didn't cost one hundred dollars per person, its around 20 Dollars.

You can't go wrong with the real deal.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great date place

This is an outstanding place for a date or special occasion. Nice wine list (they'll suggest some good ones if you are unsure). Tasty and pretty reasonably-priced for the food quailty. The atmosphere is nice, and they often have live piano music. ""Casual-sheik"" kind of feel and a great staff, too. A can't miss!



Provided by Citysearch - 
wonderful lunch al fresco

Hadn't been here since last year when they were serving Sunday brunch; this time had a great weekday lunch with a friend. Both the crepe and the Salade Nicoise we ordered were excellent. We sat on their patio, which is a shaded oasis. Parking can be a limited, but apparently they've started offering valet service on busy days.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Romantic Spot and Food is excellent

We had a 7:00 reservation. Easy to park even though it was busy. Greeted and seated right away. You could tell there were a lot of regulars because the staff knew other table by name which is a good sign. Server was not overbearing but efficient. We just found this place and thought we would try something different. Food was excellent and great wine selection. Would like to try this place for lunch or even brunch.



Provided by Citysearch - 
AVOID this place for BRUNCH!

We have been to Violettes for dinner and loved it however they sure have missed the boat when it comes to Sunday brunch. I can see why at 12:30pm this past Sunday there were only 3 tables with patrons. The french toast was the worst we have ever tasted. IHOPs would beat them hands down. We ordered Brioche Basket with butter & fruit preserves. The fruit preserves consisted of those little packages of Apple and Grape Jelly. OEUF BENEDICTE = disaster. Hard well done eggs and this was on 3 seperate orders at our table. Coffee = cold and weak. We have had better on some airlines. Service = POOR. We had to keep asking for items that should have been on the table ie salt, pepper. The cream for our coffee = those little sealed cups. I mean this is a french restaurant ... you mean to tell me they do not have fresh cream? AVOID this place at all cost for brunch. You would enjoy the Waffle House next door and most likely receive better serivce.



Provided by Citysearch - 
It's good if you like that type of food.

I don't know much about French food but this place seems like it offers pretty authentic french cuisine. We had someone play the piano and the service was great. It may just be my taste buds but I thought their food was okay - not that impressed.



Provided by Citysearch - 
delicious, inviting and memorable

What can I say? This is my favorite French restaurant in town. It's affordable, absolutely delicious and inviting. One would think that affordable would mean giving up on little luxuries. Not here. I was pleasantly surprised when I came for lunch and spent $7 for a white table cloth, sit down lunch with exquisite food. I had the crepe of the day with rice and sauteed carrots. If you'd like a quick escape from the usual loud, busy lunchtime eateries Violette is the perfect vacation. It's elegance in a dressy casual enironment with a friendly staff. Not pretentious whatsoever. Can't wait to see what dinner is like.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great food, great value.

We tried this on a Friday night at 7:30, full and no parking. We returned the following evening at 6pm, plenty of spots.

We shared a house salad and the pate appetizer for openers, the salad was nice, lots of greens with a great dressing. The pate was good, the hot mustard was perfect with this. I had the steak au poivre; very nice, great mashies and a nice veggie medley. My wife had the crabcakes, lots of crab, little filler. My 6yo opted for the Quiche Lorraine, which was very light. For dessert we had the pear tart (very tasty), my 6yo had the chocolate mousse, which she loved.

The server was great, she went out of her way to make sure out 6yo was enjoying herself.

I'd eat here again.



Provided by Citysearch - 
What a great place!!!

I have been to Violette several times over the past year and a half. Every time I have been there, I've had a wonderful experience. I've tried a different entree every time, and have not been disappointed once. The food has been just absolutely excellent and I would recommend it to anyone looking to have a great dinner. Don't miss this great spot!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Bad Service Spoils Nice Place

We have finally decided NOT to return to Violette, despite good food and a pretty setting. On repeated occasions, the service has been bad, ranging from slow and clumsy waiters to --most recently-- an egregiously rude hostess. On balance, we decided that there are too many good restaurants in Atlanta to suffer through a staff with 'attitude'.



Provided by Citysearch - 
French Countyside Inn

Quaint, cozy, comfortable and so affordable. A bit of the French Countyside feel is here in Atlanta.
Good food and good wine. My husband and I love this place.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Fantastic service, wonderful food

Our server was genuinely gracious, and the food was excellent in both taste and presentation. The host, however, was colder than the room temperature, and the thermostat could use some slight adjusting. We were seated next to French doors, which were a tad drafty and overlooked pails and equipment, obviously left out by a construction crew. The host was less than ecstatic when I declined the seating. I had called three weeks ahead for a quiet table. I must say Violettes has great food, great service, great potential, and wonderful prices, but a few rough edges.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Came here once, it will be only once ...

The food is good, the menu is short and not very well explained. Don't expect it all to be available, either. The prices are good too. The dress code is more dressy than others made it out to be. Jazz band was good, but I really don't want to hear the jazz version of the Flintstones theme. What really is bad here is only one thing .... the staff. It's not the whole staff, just the bartender and the straight guys who work here. They are rude and they yell across the restaurant. I liked the place, but I won't be coming back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Tres Bien

Violette is an absolute gem of a french restaurant especially when we don't feel like trekking down to B'head or Midtown for a nice meal. I want to eat everything and fantasize about the menu when I'm craving french cuisine.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Violette Comes up Roses

Tucked away next to a huge Salvadoran restaurant and an even bigger apartment complex, just off the Clairmont Ave. exit off I-85, is la petite Violette. A truly authentic (with a splash of cuisine d'Amerique) French restaurant, Violette is best experienced at lunch, when the inexpensive menu offers tasters a spectrum of the chef's best (and most simple) dishes. The bouchee a la reine is puff pastry perfection, the crepe du jour is consistently good and the beef bourgignon washes down well with a decent selection of vins rouge. It's not a bad place for a romantic night out either. Vive la Violette!



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Lunch better?

I've only had lunch at Violette's and, as one who was raised in Europe, enjoy their authentic couisine... I rate their lunch menu a 10!

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