Atlanta >Food & Dining > Petite Auberge Restaurant
2935 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3032933.816040 -84.310671
Mon - Sat, 11am - 10pm
A wretched experience – Having lived in Atlanta for many years I'd been to this restaurant in the past, but since leaving the city had not been there in about 10 years. I mention this fact because at one time Petitie Auberge was a fine restaurant. No more. Service was horrendous--We had a three hour meal most of which was spent waiting on our food even though the place was not busy. Very poor wait staff. The food quality, aside from my wife's order of Coquille St. Jacques, was sad--flavorless and uninteresting. Considering the state of the food, I believe it had spent a considerable time under heat lamps. At one point I complained to our waitress and was told that the reason the meal was so slow in coming was that someone in our party had ordered and appetizer! Guess that made it our fault. Complained again when the bill arrived and we were 'comped' a bottle of wine. There are many fine restaurants in Atlanta. This one has far out lived its glory.
Old School Fabulous – Petite Auberge is a nice place. If you are looking for a young, hip kind of joint, this is not it. But, if you want to sit back and enjoy a kind of glamour that usually doesn't exist in newer restaurants, this is a good place. It's older: the staff, the guests, and the dining room; but it's NICE and has, overall, a very warm, comforting atmosphere. This is not a chain restaurant, and the wait staff is not required to be over the top and make you feel special. If you want to feel special, call your grandmother. This place is great.
Petite Auberge has a French-slash-German menu, but don't expect them to yoddle to you or teach you one of the respective languages--it's a restaurant. I had lunch there on a Thursday. I was served bread and soup. Then I had veal, which was really a Wiener schnitzel. It was good. It came with a nice potato salad, some broccoli, and half of a slightly roasted tomato. I was full afterwards. The bread pudding really is good. You get four slices; it's moist and is covered in a very yummy, warm caramel sauce.
I'm sure there's an Applebee's or over-the-top trendy place nearby, whichever end of the line you fall. Petite Auberge older, laidback, and classy. Highly recommended.
Who rated this place – The waiter makes passes at me... oh, am I supposed to be impressed!
The food is below mediocre. let's compare it to a buffet quality. This is not french nor is it good.
You need to re visit this restaurant - it has declined in food and service – First visit and most forgettable. Oscar who was recommended, very occupied with apparently regular customers and little or no time for us. We were rushed through the meal - not as if they needed the table. Restaurant not crowded. We tried to enjoy a glass of wine before dinner but were rushed into ordering - food appeared almost immediately . Veal marsala smothered in unknown salty sauce - pasta clumped onto plate in one sticky mass . I even question whether what I was served and charged for was actually real veal cutlet. Coffee ordered and 2 cups just placed on the edge of the table - we had to move them in front of us ourselves Would suggest people who raved about the restaurant re-visit it. There was absolutely nothing gourmet about this place. I taught hotel restaurant management for many years and I speak with a knowledge of the business . I realize the economy is bad but there are other ways to economize. Give your patrons especially first timers good food and service so they will return. We will never do so.
Service, Food, Dining Experience... All exceptional! – My wife and I have tried many of the restaraunts around the Atlanta area that people rave about, and I have yet to find one that has surpassed Le Petit Auberge in service, quality of the meal or the overall dining experience. The waitstaff is knowledgeable, polite and unobtrusive. Although my wife and I are in our mid-twenties, the staff has never patronized us or treated us like kids out on prom night. They have been helpful and attentive on every occasion. The food has always been delicious and fresh (especially the fish) and it is prepared in a classic, not trendy style that appeals to us. Servings are big, and the wine selection is small but well suited to the dishes served. Desserts are also very good.
If you have to be somewhere trendy and loud, stay away. This is a quiet, exceptional restaraunt. Some of us (even the young ones) can appreciate that. The rest of you can head back to Bed or wherever it is this week...
Not the best French, disappointing – I attended a wedding reception in the Red Room, and was extremely disappointed. I dont think it looked very french nor did the other reception room that I saw as it was an asian decor. The Red Room was not very clean, there was a ledge around the wainscoating in the room that was covered in dust that I could have writted my name in with my finger. The restroom I went into looked as if the floors had not been swept there were little lint puffs and jibbles of trash all over as if the entire thing had not been swept or mopped. The food set-up was nice and the food was just ok, nothing spectacular. The chicken kiev had little flavor but was presented pretty. The carving station had ham and roast beef. I chose roast beef and it was very tough, as was my husbands. There were green beans with almonds and they were steamed but had little flavor. The service seemed good as everything was well stocked and they cleared plates promptly. However, they did rush the bride about cutting the cake, as if they wanted to clean up in a hurry. The room was rented until 10:00 and that was 6:00 when they seemed to be rushing about the cake cutting. Overall not an exceptional place for the price. After that experience I dont think I would go there for dinner nor recommened it for a reception.
Old World Dining! Good French Onion Soup & Escargot! Very Quiet! – Last night was my first trip back here in almost twenty years. Little has changed, and that's a good thing. The same staff has gotten older, as well as us. In a busy city like Atlanta, this was a good change, not trendy or loud. These are old standards, served from my childhood. It reminded me of The Coach & Six, and Herren's. Bread basket was wonderful, with both French and Dark German Breads. We both started with the very good French Onion Soup, beefy and ultra Cheesy. To my knowledge, no one still makes it like this. The Escargot was perfect. I had the classic Coq au Vin, and my partner had Weiner Schnitzel, second only to The Village Corner at Stone Mountain. The wine list was limited, but inexpensive. Most enjoyable evening, and a good slower, quieter change of pace. Forgot about the velvety Pate, a must.
Good food, reasonably priced, attentive service, convenient parking – Returned after 15 years away from the Atlanta area. Some of the same servers were still there!
Food was good, service attentive but unobtrusive. Wine list was limited but there were several
good choices. The place was two-thirds full but very quiet. A refreshing change from trendy
restaurants so loud that conversation is difficult. We felt a sense of itimacy in our comfy booth
and will return.
delicious food, relaxing atmosphere, attentive service, good place for conversation – Returned after 15 years away from Atlanta area. Some of the same staff were serving!
Food was excellent and well priced. Wine list was limited but okay. Overall, a refreshning
change from trendy restaurants so loud that conversation is impossible. The place was
about two-thirds full; yet there was a sense of intimacy in our comfy booth.
Total waste of money – We walked into this place and were greeted with uninteresting decor --- pink with weird japanese prints and screens. The restaurant only had about 10 tables full, though it looked like they could seat a lot more people. The wine selection was mediocre at best. My vegetarian option (a spinach crepe) tasted very strange (and not in a good way) and my husband's scallops were rubbery. The salads were mishmashes of oddly assorted vegetables in an unappetizing display.
To be fair, there were two good points: dessert (chocolate crepes --- very yummy) and the service. The service was excellent and they were very attentive but, if the food doesn't improve, I won't be surprised if it's out of business soon. Total bill --- about $130 --- we had a tastier $15 meal the next day at Chipotle.
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