Petite Violette is Atlanta’s premier, family-owned and operated French Restaurant. Started in 1974 by Wolfgang Gropp, under the name Petite Auberge, Petite Violette has delivered fine French specialties for over 43 years. Chef Gropp received training in the culinary arts as an apprentice in Europe and Canada, studying under renowned chefs, including some trained by Auguste Escoffier, the father of modern French cooking. After immigrating to the United States, Chef Gropp, his wife Ilse and Ilse’s brother Helmut poured their hearts and souls into making Petite Violette a favorite of Atlanta’s diverse population by providing a consistently superior dining experience to generations of satisfied guests.

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Our on-site tasting boutique and retail store features a collection of approximately 30 varieties of ultra-fresh, flavored and infused olive oils and vinegars to be custom blended, bottled and sold. 


We can bring our food to you! With a variety of presentation options plus menus that satisfy every taste, we offer superior delivery and takeaway catering services within and around Atlanta.


Let us host all of your special occasions and business meetings in our private banquet rooms. Or rent the entire restaurant, home to the filming of the movie “The Founder”, for your event.