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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 good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“escargot” (16 reviews)
“coq au vin” (4 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I’m thrilled to share what a fantastic meal I had at this cozy venue. My meal started with the braised brussel sprouts, they were fantastic! Just enough bacon and perfectly prepared. The next course was the trout almandine which was also quite good. The green...More

Thank T M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I hate to give a negative review, but the food was so poor-average, it was hard to believe that there are so many good reviews. Maybe it was an off night. We went during Restaurant Week. I started with the Arugula salad that was so...More

Thank Jay L
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice eclectic menu, this is your spot. If you are looking for value, brace yourself. Our filtered water was $12 per bottle. I wasn't informed of this cost and was shocked to see $24 added to my bill at...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Just an awesome, cute French restaurant in the middle of downtown CVille. Been eating here for years. Always great, especially when the weather is nice and you can sit outside.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I guess bad experiences and bad reviews are all part of the restaurant business. Reading the reviews, it strikes me this restaurant is underrated. The outdoor patio is large and pleasant. The indoor dining areas are small but quant. The bartender / hostess fixed me...More

Thank Harold N
Reviewed 19 October 2017

At least most of what is on the menu is French style food. I had an interesting but tasty escargot dish. They were served on a plate out of the shell in a very good buttery sauce. My rare tuna salad was pretty good too....More

Thank Wayne N
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Terrific place for French food. Inside is small, but has outside dining. Shared escargot and they were delicious, sauce was amazing and had to get extra bread to spoon on it. Had the nicoise salad which was great and other party had the French onion...More

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 24 September 2017

located in the shade of the walking mall in Charlottesville, this place has a "french" overtone, which typically to me means quality but less quantity for a higher price. The chicken was great with a sald for $18 with T&T. Compare to $10-12 up and...More

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 15 September 2017 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 8 September 2017

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
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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, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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