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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 good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (13 reviews)
“profiteroles” (6 reviews)
“pea soup” (4 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:00All hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
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Reviews (168)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 17 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 17 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
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The wait staff was very good but the food was just so-so. The presentation was nice but I can't say I would dine there again. The price doesn't equal the quality.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Deliciously prepared fresh food during restaurant week, friendly service, and the best table overlooking the pedestrian street on a balmy evening. We couldn't have asked for a better visit!

Thank Polly D
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were out on a romantic evening and walking around the C-ville mall looking for the magic spot. This place seemed to hit a sweet spot for us. Waitress was fast and courteous and guided us to nice wines. However, then we were told that...More

Thank MacPEI
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Are you open for brunch on Easter Sunday?
14 April 2017|
Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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