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Petit Pois Restaurant

201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
434-979-7647
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Ranked #20 of 463 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Lovingston
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more delicious urban bistro-style lunch anywhere. The setting is always pleasant, with a view of the bustling Downtown mall. The waitstaff is especially friendly. Crisp French-bread slices are brought out with butter. The wine list is well thought out---a Pinot at $9 a glass is quite good. I had a delicious Lentil Soup appetizer,... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife and I had a lovely meal. The restuarant is quite cozy (tiny, actually) but warm and well decorated. My wife enjoyed her steak frites and I went for the 5-course price fixe which was a bargain at $39. Highlights included the excellently chosen oysters, perfectly cooked scallops and a mushroom risotto that was the best I've had. The... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great food. Had mussels that were great. Pea soup was rice and delicious. Try the Pinot Noir! Superb. On he Downtown Mall. Small and intimate.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We spend alot of time in C'Ville. Every trip includes an extended lunch at Petit Pois. We love the food, but it is the hospitality and the people that keeps us coming back in. Our schedule has kept us away this fall, but I cannot wait to get back over the Christmas holiday!

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Danville, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I had a very enjoyable lunch here today. The outside seating was fabulous and a bit like a Paris sidewalk cafe. My husband had a delicious ham and cheese baguette and Merlot. I had the pork loin, kale, macaroni gratin. Plus a yummy chocolate mousse. Two servers made sure we were well attended. We highly recommend this... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I've been going to Petit Pois since it opened about 10 years ago and seldom fail to ask myself why I don't go (even) more frequently. It's definitely NOT because their selection of locally produced, French food and charming, low key ambiance isn't near perfection; it's just there always seems to be a new or two to try........almost all falling... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Here for about the 10th time and this place came through yet again. Food: Amazing; Service: Amazing; Atmosphere: Amazing. I have never had one bad bite of food here. I a rare 5-star rater on TA, but this restaurant deserves it!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We live in downtown Charlottesville and eat out frequently. Petit Pois is one of our regulars. Unlike some restaurants we have found the food to be consistently good and the service very pleasant. Haven't hit them on an off night in years. Very good salads. I Typically order fish and my husband a meat dish and are always pleased. Great... More 

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West Point, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Five of us drove in from KY, NY, NC and and two from VA, to spend a few days in Charlottesville. One of them suggested Petit Pois for lunch. Let's just say if we get back to Charlottesville, that will be a must stop. We sat outside on a beautiful day and totally enjoyed this restaurant. Our waitress was wonderful... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We love this restaurant on the downtown mall. We started with an endive salad topped with greens and escargot (glad we had bread for every drop of the sauce). The trout almondine was crispy with flaky, light fish. The hanger steak was done perfectly. Dog and people friendly .

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Additional Information about Petit Pois Restaurant

Address: 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
Phone Number: 434-979-7647
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: French

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