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Petit Pois Restaurant

201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
+1 434-979-7647
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“escargot” (15 reviews)
“profiteroles” (6 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific place for French food. Inside is small, but has outside dining. Shared escargot and they were delicious, sauce was amazing and had to get extra bread to spoon on it. Had the nicoise salad which was great and other party had the French onion...More

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

located in the shade of the walking mall in Charlottesville, this place has a "french" overtone, which typically to me means quality but less quantity for a higher price. The chicken was great with a sald for $18 with T&T. Compare to $10-12 up and...More

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I were looking for somewhere to have dinner while visiting Charlottesville for the first time. We love french food and were excited when we stumbled on to Petit Pois. The menu outside included escargot and a linguine dish with pork and beef...More

Thank MelCreamer
Reviewed 8 September 2017

They offered a $23 pre fixe that was an incredible value. Choice of lobster bisque, arugula salad (huge!) or chicken liver mousse (very rich and velvety); coq a vin, salmon, or a pasta dish (I had the salmon which was cooked to perfection and served...More

Thank lovebeaches08
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I can honestly say that all 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our late lunch at this delightful little restaurant. My son and I both ordered coq au vin; it was tender and delicious served w tasty mashed potatoes and roast carrots. My husband raved about...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

I stopped for lunch after doing some shopping on the downtown mall. it is billed as a nice French restaurant. Since it is really hot, I ordered a nicoise salad with Tuna. Well, it has too much raw kale in it, and kale was not...More

Thank SandyWang
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Drawn in by sign offering crab cakes. The wait staff were ill mannered. One couple left after being ignored. New comers were told that they were not seating anymore people for awhile and sent away. Drinks never arrived. Water spilled when filling glasses; no ice...More

Thank Georges2303
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We had brunch at Petit Pois last week and it was perfectly delightful. I had a steak, potato and egg dish, and my husband had seafood. Everything was prepared beautifully. We each also had a delicious Bloody Mary. The service was efficient and thoughtful. We've...More

Thank Grace K
Reviewed 21 June 2017

If this is French I guess not many have been to France. Not impressed with service or details - menus were curled with overuse, this is the first restaurant ever we have been served on a chipped plate. Food was mediocre- frisée salad ok, bisque...More

Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Stopped off for some escargot, mussels and steak tartar. Our French exchange student loved all of it! She said the escargot and muscles are especially authentic in their flavor. The steak tartar, which she loved, doesn't taste the same as her dad's recipe but I...More

Thank MrMoose581
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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: +1 434-979-7647
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