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Petit Pois Restaurant

201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
+1 434-979-7647
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“escargot” (13 reviews)
“profiteroles” (6 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My fiancé and I were looking for somewhere to have dinner while visiting Charlottesville for the first time. We love french food and were excited when we stumbled on to Petit Pois. The menu outside included escargot and a linguine dish with pork and beef...More

Thank MelCreamer
Reviewed 1 week ago

They offered a $23 pre fixe that was an incredible value. Choice of lobster bisque, arugula salad (huge!) or chicken liver mousse (very rich and velvety); coq a vin, salmon, or a pasta dish (I had the salmon which was cooked to perfection and served...More

Thank lovebeaches08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can honestly say that all 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our late lunch at this delightful little restaurant. My son and I both ordered coq au vin; it was tender and delicious served w tasty mashed potatoes and roast carrots. My husband raved about...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

I stopped for lunch after doing some shopping on the downtown mall. it is billed as a nice French restaurant. Since it is really hot, I ordered a nicoise salad with Tuna. Well, it has too much raw kale in it, and kale was not...More

Thank SandyWang
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Drawn in by sign offering crab cakes. The wait staff were ill mannered. One couple left after being ignored. New comers were told that they were not seating anymore people for awhile and sent away. Drinks never arrived. Water spilled when filling glasses; no ice...More

Thank Georges2303
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We had brunch at Petit Pois last week and it was perfectly delightful. I had a steak, potato and egg dish, and my husband had seafood. Everything was prepared beautifully. We each also had a delicious Bloody Mary. The service was efficient and thoughtful. We've...More

Thank Grace K
Reviewed 20 June 2017

If this is French I guess not many have been to France. Not impressed with service or details - menus were curled with overuse, this is the first restaurant ever we have been served on a chipped plate. Food was mediocre- frisée salad ok, bisque...More

Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Stopped off for some escargot, mussels and steak tartar. Our French exchange student loved all of it! She said the escargot and muscles are especially authentic in their flavor. The steak tartar, which she loved, doesn't taste the same as her dad's recipe but I...More

Thank MrMoose581
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Not sure where the start. Jo, our waitress, was amazing. She single-handedly ran this tiny restaurant like a seasoned pro. I had the frisée salad as an appetizer with the onion soup as an entree. The lardons on the salad were smoky, amazing, awesome--as were...More

Thank TaxLass
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is the perfect spot for a business or romantic lunch downtown. In nice weather, eating outside is the best option as indoor seating is limited.

Thank Matt K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-979-7647
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