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Petit Pois Restaurant

201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
434-979-7647
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Ranked #25 of 462 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
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
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 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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Address: 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
Phone Number: 434-979-7647
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Cuisine: French

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