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Petit Pois Restaurant

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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
434-979-7647
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good but pretty expensive!!

Ate a late lunch with the family here. The parking was a bit difficult. We had to pay to park. Everything we tried was pretty good, just too pricy especially for lunch. Ordered one appetizer plus the main course and no dessert.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
myckee
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Murphy, Texas
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Charleston
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Our visit to Charlottesville started off on a high with our lunch at Petit Pois. We settled in for a long lunch on their front patio overlooking the historic Mall. The waiter, Antonio, was outstanding. Not only were his suggestions for wine and entrees spot on, but he was so interesting to talk with as well. The frites were perhaps... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I visited for a pre-theater meal and tried the steak frites, which was not at all bad. The steak was cooked very well, just past medium, as I had ordered, and was covered with caramelized onions. The accompanying fries were long and slightly curly, as the French do serve sometimes. The food was generally good, though nothing close to being... More 

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Murphy, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Ate a late lunch with the family here. The parking was a bit difficult. We had to pay to park. Everything we tried was pretty good, just too pricy especially for lunch. Ordered one appetizer plus the main course and no dessert.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I tried the Chilled Pea Soup to start and was pleasantly surprised. I think I had the entire bowl. The Organic Chicken was good and came with asparagus that was cooked well. My husband enjoyed the Gnocchi. We had our daughter with us and arrived about an hour before close. It was not busy but we were seated at the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

When the restaurant is super busy sometimes there is some neglect on the wait staff, however having been on that side of the fence, unless the staff is rude, I just enjoy my stay. That being said, some of the food is really delicious like the french onion soup and the pea soup. The lamb meatballs were delicious but the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Excellent food, warm wine, poor service. Both entrees very good. But red and white wines by glass far from cool. We told them when we ordered that we were going to the theater. We received our food 30 minutes later, only after inquiring about it twice.

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Petit Pois is apparently the little sister of a more expensive French establishment called Fleurie. There is ample outside seating, while the interior is small and intimate. We experienced attentive service and excellent cuisine in this nice little restaurant. I skipped the salad option and ordered a delicious organic chicken entrée. The chicken meat almost literally melted off two small,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We had lunched a few years back and decided based on the vichyssoise to give it another - Soupe was wonderful and my salad frisée was excellent- I asked for an extra poached egg which provided "gratis". In and out in 45 min unfortunately they don't have expresso. Good spot on the main shopping street for a quick French lunch

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

To start with the restaurant is located in an old style town mall in Charlottesville Historic District. There are several restaurants all sharing a similar court yard. It was a very pleasant evening for eating outdoors. The food was excellent and properly prepared by a good chef! We had the chicken liver mousse for a started, very nice with light... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had an excellent lunch in a very pleasant, casual, tree shaded patio on Charlottesville Main Street pedestrian mall. The food was truly outstanding! Members of our party had the crab cake, steak, Bourride (a light seafood stew), and soft shelled crab entrees. All were delightful! Servings were appropriate for an elegant lunch, not too little, not too much. The... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-979-7647

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
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

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