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Petit Pois Restaurant

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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this restaurant whilst visiting Charlottesville for the day and walking down the Historic Downtown Mall. They have a lovely, shaded outside seating area on the pedestrianised mall. The service was efficient and friendly, the food delicious, and is also good value. I had a lovely 2 course lunch for $25 (including tax). Recommend.

Thank Deborah S
Romney, West Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice. We took our English Bully. The food is very good. Small portions for a man but we were there for lunch. The atmosphere is great and our server was wonderful (sorry forgot his name)! Prices for lunch are great!

Thank oldrat68
Charlottesville, Virginia
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229 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of many restaurants with indoor and outdoor dining on the Downtown Mall. The interior is rather dark, but the outside patio is pleasant. The food is on the pricey side, and some dishes may be worth the cost, others not. The Nicoise salad was fine (but costs $25). The chicken dish seemed dry.

Thank putnik123
Charlottesville, Virginia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brief but interesting and changing menu. Full bar and good wine selection. Friendly staff. Inside is very small so sit outside on nice days.

Thank Thomas N
Montgomery, Alabama
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had dinner at this restaurant mainly because we were walking the pedestrian mall and the menu looked good. The food and experience were great. We had cocktails and delicious appetizers (the escargot were yummy). Our entrees had excellent flavor and were lovely in appearance as well. This is a great restaurant for enjoying the outdoor patio on a nice... More 

Thank Kermit753
Lakewood, Colorado
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112 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Staying nearby on a warm spring evening, we liked the look of the menu at Petit Pois. It was an excellent choice. The chilled pea soup and the house green salad were really good, but I had the evening special, braised lamb over risotto. It was wonderful - tender, flavorful, and the risotto was creamy goodness. A very nice dinner.

Thank Mike_in_CO
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

A very pleasant small French restaurant on the pedestrian mall in downtown Charlottesville. The crab cake was great and salad very fresh. Nice cocktails and desserts. The service was very good.

Thank Gulsen O
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We had dinner here recently without setting foot into the restaurant. Their outdoor seating area is in a courtyard like setting just off the main pedestrian mall. That location gives a bit more privacy, yet still allows for people watching. The outdoor setting was a main reason for our choice. For starters, I had french onion soup and my wife... More 

Thank deisenstein
Charlottesville, Virginia
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Visited for lunch with a friend who craved French food. Off to a rocky start when the Escargot she ordered were a disappointment. Snails were rather chewy and the garlic butter was watery. Not as expected. We moved on to entrees and both had Risotto. The Vegetable one on the menu and a special made with spinach. They were both... More 

Thank jmoore964
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

The sister restaurant to Fleurie. Very good food in a very casual setting. Excellent cocktails. Limited menu.

Thank RosebudNyc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-979-7647

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?