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Petit Pois Restaurant

201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
434-979-7647
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Ranked #46 of 458 restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Durham, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our family enjoyed a wonderful meal outside on the patio, with impeccable service. The food is presented well and tastes great; we had a variety of dishes (including the Pollyface Farm chicken) which were all quite good. The chocolate mousse dessert was also pretty incredible.

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Batesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Food was great. I ordered the special risotto with lobster sauce and shrimp. It was a little greasy but super tasty. Best part was the atmosphere. Tucked away in a spot on the downtown mall yet you can still people watch. Would love to try it for dinner. Lunch prices are reasonable.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great place to go for lunch and enjoy the chef's creations- chicken mousse pate, french onion soup, skirt steak with homemade fries and salad- are all great selections. Service is usually fairly casual but attentive. Small seating inside but large patio area outside. Go to Petit Pois for lunch as it is the same menu as dinner but half the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

For al fresco dining, highly recommended. Especially if you plan to enjoy some the the entertainment on Charlottesville's famous pedestrian mall. The food was outstanding with--as you'd expect from the French name--a certain continental elegance at a reasonable price. The interior of the restaurant is crowded and small, but on a nice day, enjoy outdoor dining and people watching as... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you want to pretend you are in Paris at a tiny bistro with outdoor seating in decent weather, go to Petit Pois on the Mall. The menu is short but appealing, the indoor seating precious and limited, the more capacious outdoor seating in shade and next to the Mall's major fountain, a very soothing, cooling place to sit in... More

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Charlottesville
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I love coming here regularly for brunch-- the $5 Bloody Marys are tasty & affordable, and the Brioche French Toast is absolutely delicious. I'll be back again and again-- especially when the weather is nice!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

What a lovely midday meal we had during our first visit to C'ville. We stumbled on it while walking the downtown mall around lunchtime on the first sunny somewhat warm day in March. We sat outside--great metal chairs that rock back and forth! Service was superb. We shared a brioche with chicken liver--tres nice--and then I had the Crispy Skin... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We ate here on a very cold Saturday night in between snow storms. The people ahead of us in line had called and left a message on the answering machine asking for a reservation. When they arrived they were told they couldn't be seated because no one had checked the messages. We did have a reservation because we had called... More

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

It was a cold Wednesday so we bypassed the outdoor seating. It is very much a French Bistro with a delightful wine list, good soup and bread (Gal #1 had the Lentil Soup and said it was delicious. Gal #2 and #3 had the Monkfish, beautifully plated over the spinach and decorated on top and bottom with braised slivers of... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We recently enjoyed a delicous lunch here on a very cold Saturday. I warmed up with a glass of Cote du Rhone and a generous bowl of Bourride, a Provencal seafood stew - a buttery broth with perfectly cooked calamari, shrimp, scallops and clams, topped with their crusty bread. My husband enjoyed the French onion soup and the steak frites.... More

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