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“Always reliably good”

Petit Pois Restaurant
Ranked #55 of 553 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Always reliably good”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Though the menu is somewhat limited, all the food is fresh and excellently prepared and the servers are very unobtrusive and capable. Unfortunately they have removed their seafood pasta dish from the menu, but it is hoped this will be restored soon.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Try the beef bourguignon”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

I had the swordfish, which I'd been told was soon to be taken off their menu. If the meal I had was any indication, that's a good idea. The fish was overcooked, dry, and not particularly appetizing. My wife had the beef bourguignon, which was excellent (I was only able to steal a bite or two, as she really enjoyed it). It's sort of bistro type seating, fairly closely spaced (a bit too closely for my tastes), though there is outdoor seating as well (the weather prevented us from looking at this option when we visited). Service was capable, if somewhat indifferent, though perhaps they are attempting to emulate Parisian-style service. Perhaps whatever dish they add to the menu to replace the swordfish will be nearer to the quality of the beef bourguignon, and that would be very good indeed.

  • Visited April 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Many Happy Dinners”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

On our most recent visit to Petit Pois in Charlottesville, VA, we were reminded again how much we like to eat here. Our Chou-Fleur Soups were just right as was the Soupe à l'Oignon. Main courses of so tender Boeuf Bourguingnon with Root Vegetables and Purée of Potato were sublime. We just wished we had had more time for dessert this trip. This is a small inside dining room but more tables are available outside. In our experience Petit Pois tends to be fairly crowded on weekends. If you want really good cuisine à la française in a relaxed setting...Petit Pois!

  • Visited April 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Outdoor seating”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

I have visited this place in nice weather only, eating outside on the Central Place of the Down town Mall. Interesting menu with specials that are unique. I liked the service and the wine.

Visited October 2012
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Thank CarinaJean
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USA
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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“Best lunch place in all of C'ville!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Petit Pois is awesome for dinner, but please treat yourself to lunch! The meals are excellent and the pricing is a steal! Delicious desserts too!

Visited March 2013
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