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Petit Pois Restaurant

201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
+1 434-979-7647
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“escargot” (16 reviews)
“profiteroles” (6 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 1 March 2016

I have been fortunate to eat at some amazing restaurants around the world and this one ranks at the top. What a surprise. The meals were not only delicious, each one had something special in the preparation. Very fresh, cooked perfectly, fabulous menu. One of...More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

What an amazing French restaurant. Food was a wonderful delight to eat. The hostesses, servers and staffs recommendations are highly advised. Trout amandine traditionally made (not fried) over snap peas was good with sliced almonds. The duck confit was crisp and succulent. Beef bourguignon was...More

Thank Trendy_Explorer
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We were in search of a good meal on a cold and rainy night when we found this little gem of a bistro. The staff was warm and welcoming and the food was wonderful. My husbands hanger steak was very tender and my chicken fricasse...More

Thank peggy49
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Ate here on a quiet, cold night with family. We all enjoyed our meals. The food was of very good quality. We ate everything on our plates and decided to pass on dessert. We were surprised with three melting hot chocolate chip cookies. They were...More

Thank AzureMountain
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I had heard good things from friends for awhile about this place but finally checked it out when my mom came to visit last week. we were both very impressed. excellent French food at a very reasonable price - especially compared to some other elite,...More

Thank Yankeebaseball
Reviewed 22 November 2015

We wandered around downtown C'ville to find someplace to eat. We couldn't find anything we liked until we came upon the most divine cafe with outdoor seating and the most charming indoor ambience. Neither of us were hungry so we just had soup -- which...More

Thank who_is_just_me
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Fresh, interesting platters. Good size portions! There is hardly any place to sit inside, but the outside seating area is lovely, right on the mall. Good spot for people watching, with tables underneath the trees. Great service - attentive but without hovering too much and...More

Thank Tamar P
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Having grown up in Quebec, I've always enjoyed french food. The Montreal food scene was abundant and flavorful and became the model for all foods that followed. Still haven't found a good poutine in the south, doubt they'll ever get smoked meat (and as a...More

Thank Jwgemini25
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Petit Pois is a small, French-oriented restaurant in the center of the Downtown Mall, convenient to the Paramount Theater. In the summer, there's a large patio area, but in the winter, the restaurant shrinks considerably because it has little room inside. The food is good,...More

Thank putnik123
Reviewed 12 September 2015

When Erin is on duty as the manager everything runs like clockwork in the little gem on the Mall. Small interior but a fairly large outdoor area where you can people watch or as on the night we were there watch the UVA pep rally...More

1  Thank Jack M
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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, Romantic
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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