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Petit Pois Restaurant

201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
+1 434-979-7647
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“escargot” (13 reviews)
“profiteroles” (6 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
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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
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is a great place to find an excellent dinner and just relax. Not a stuffy French restaurant. Eat outside in good weather. Inside is quite nice, also. Good selection of wine. Great wait staff. Go and have a great time.

Thank arrochar70
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Stumbled on this place as we were wondering around the downtown mall. They had a price-fixed menu with 3 courses for $25 (drinks separate). All 3 courses were excellent for my wife and I. The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. The portions were...More

1  Thank Paul O
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My colleague and I took a dear friend to dinner here. It's a local festival week, they had a special menu and we ordered from he traditional menu (the waiter warned us that the service might be bumpier off the regular menu). They forgot our...More

Thank Melissa J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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