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Petit Pois Restaurant

201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
434-979-7647
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Ranked #32 of 457 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
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 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

There was a group of 5 women gathered to celebrate one person's birthday. It was a surprise and the wait staff was incredible. She opened a bottle of champagne that we had brought. Then came out with creme de Cassis to add to it! We were seated outdoors and when it became a little chilly they lit the heaters. We... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The chicken dish and the steak frites were both delicious! The people watching you can do while sitting on the patio gives a great atmosphere for dinner.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was in Charlottesville for two weeks. I tried Petit Pois for lunch and it was so good, that when my out of town guests arrived we went back for dinner. Petit Pois has a lovely location on the downtown pedestrian mall. The outdoor dining space is shaded and near a pleasant fountain. I loved the trout amandine so much... More

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Tidewater, VA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Ten of us dared to descend on this little place at lunch. We were squeezed in, but, had good service and good food. Lobster bisque was nice (could've been hotter), house salad was large, very tasty. Desserts looked good, didn't taste personally but friend liked chocolate mousse. Ambiance was not conducive to chatting because space is small and tables are... More

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Earlysville, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Loved the meal, but felt that the service was not as good as one would expect. The outdoor seating area is pleasant, as it sits at the back of the Central Place.

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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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