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La Petite Auberge

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311 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
+1 540-371-2727
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 14:15
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard of La Petite for s long time but this was my first visit. It definitely won't be my last. Their appetizers were excellent, the salad was crisp, cold and fantastic and our dinners were delicious . On top of the incredible food the staff was friendly and outstanding.

Thank Steve7287
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the very best restaurant's in a city of lots of great restaurants. Great French cuisine. Which I love.

Thank FredCritic
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a super delicious dinner. The wait staff was excellent. It was a Saturday night and we could not get a reservation for two until 8:00 p.m. and it was still very busy and noisy, but a wonderful meal.

Thank Catfish008
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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298 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter took me here at my request. She told me that she had been to this place for restatuant week and both the food and service were poor. I hoped it was because it was restaurant week and so I wanted to celebrate my birthday here. MISTAKE! The service was terrible and the food poor. Took over 20 min... More 

Thank Barbara A
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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295 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received excellent service from Gregory. The meal was perfect. The restaurant is welcoming, efficient and just a great place to enjoy seafood and a meal. The specials are perfect and it makes it difficult to choose.

Thank Colby R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're from out of town, as we were, this place is not what you might think from the website. There is simply nothing romantic or classy or particularly French about it. We followed the dress code on the website but there really isn't one. After being seated near the front of the dining room where the waiters and waitresses... More 

Lapetiteaubergefred, Owner at La Petite Auberge, responded to this review

This man could not be pleased the moment he was sat at his table. He threatened us several times if we didn't pay for his dinner he would write bad reviews on yelp, tripadvisor, ect. We of course didn't pay for his meal, we had don't nothing wrong. This man was simply looking for a free meal, and when we... More 

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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Arrived for Monday lunch without reservations shortly after opening time at 11:30am. Welcomed and seated immediately in the bright and airy high-ceilinged main dining room, lined with local art, apparently all available for sale. We chose a Merlot we enjoyed. The Pork Scallopines Viennoise was excellent. I had the calf liver (not listed online) and think it was the best... More 

Thank virginia10miler
tallahassee, United States
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Great french restaurant, great selection on menu, i like the Crab. Very friendly service i have had dinner and lunch here, both are excellent.

Thank John W
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I went for my birthday with 13 of my friends and family. It's was amazing. We received great seating and were all together. Our two servers Emily and Megan were very polite. We got water and drinks to start, also got bread and butter. Some people at my table ordered apps. They were hot, delicious, and came out together(which all... More 

Thank Nicole L
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

My husband and I have been enjoying this lovely restaurant for many years. It is our go-to whenever friends visit from out of town. Never been disappointed--other than when we can't get in! Make a reservation. Early-bird dinner is hard to beat. Exceptional food at a reasonable price.

Thank 4828tracy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$31
Seafood, French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-371-2727

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?