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Le Petit Jardin

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20 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 34000, Montpellier, France
+33 4 67 60 78 78
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Although named Le Petit Jardin, the jardin or garden section was closed for the season which is a miss as I am sure it makes all the difference. Upscale food with very good service, especially the young woman. Not a restaurant where one would wear blue jeans. Very knowledgeable Sommelier who made an excellent recommendation.

Thank David L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We went for a business dinner and we sat by the open courtyard. We felt immediately welcome with many well-dressed waiters waiting by our table. Food was great and service was better than above. Wine was always topped up and the waiter appeared as soon as you wanted to order something. Price wise it's not the cheapest by any means... More 

Thank shininghero
Gisborne Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Montpellier. Service is prompt, there are very nice indoor & outdoor areas to eat & the atmosphere is so relaxing. The waiter suggested a red wine to accompany our steak & when they arrived, both were delicious.

Thank 497june
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We visited this restaurant on the endorsement of our hosts, this is a hidden secret in the midst of the busy city. On arrival in Montpellier we went straight to the restaurant to make a reservation for lunch, we would never have noticed this restaurant without the recommendation. The service was outstanding and the food sublime: a highlight of our... More 

Thank MDS1960
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

After walking through the old parts of Montpellier we finally found this wonderful restaurant where you can dine outside in a beautiful garden. We stayed inside because the night was a bit chilly. We chose from the € 39 3 course menu and enjoyed every bite of it. Do not miss it when in Montpellier.

Thank Paul S
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and presented in a very nice way. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the location is just amazing in a little relaxing garden in the center, in front of the cathedral. I really recommend it to those visiting Montpellier for a small city trip

Thank Ángel M
Bergen, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Nicely located in the back garden of a fairly modest house in an alley. Good, modern cuisine with a real French touch. The dishes were rich enough to feel very well fed after three courses. Two factors for not scoring 5: the waiter did not change glasses when we changed wine and when the neighboring table was occupied by six... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Le Petit Jardin for lunch, and despite it being a very hot day, a natural breeze keeps this garden eatery cool and pleasant. The cuisine is exceptional, but not too heavy. Try the chicken in mushroom sauce. It's worth coming back for. The place caters to a fun crowd, and despite its higher-than-average prices for Montpellier, it's very... More 

Thank Mark Z
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Beautifully presented food in a cool garden following a hot day. Service was impeccable and our bill of 100 euros for two included a nice bottle of rose.

Thank Valerie T
Highland, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We enjoyed this place but Montpellier is not an expensive place overall so...The menu is quite limited in the choices essentially two Prix fixe menus. My wife, son and prospective son in law got goat cheese gazpacho which was quite good and my daughter and I got foie gras which was good as well. The three got monkfish which was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$60
Mediterranean, French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 34000, Montpellier, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Herault  >  Montpellier>  > Préfecture
  • Neighbourhood: Préfecture
  • Phone Number: +33 4 67 60 78 78
The restaurant "Le Petit Jardin" has been an institute of Montpellier for some years. Situated in the heart of the old walls of the city, on a narrow street, to the passer by it may seem like just another building, to enter inside you will discover one of Montpellier best hidden secret garden.We propose a cuisine simple yet refined, our chef works within the seasons. With Provence on our doorstep we are spoilt for choice of product, not to mention wine.In our "Bar à Vins"you will find a sélection of dishes wich are inspired from our Chef's travels.We hope you enjoy!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?