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Petit Pois Restaurant

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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
+1 434-979-7647
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Hot Springs, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to find an excellent dinner and just relax. Not a stuffy French restaurant. Eat outside in good weather. Inside is quite nice, also. Good selection of wine. Great wait staff. Go and have a great time.

Thank arrochar70
Georgetown, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled on this place as we were wondering around the downtown mall. They had a price-fixed menu with 3 courses for $25 (drinks separate). All 3 courses were excellent for my wife and I. The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. The portions were not large, but we were full at the end of the meal. It is the... More 

Thank Paul O
Level Contributor
29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My colleague and I took a dear friend to dinner here. It's a local festival week, they had a special menu and we ordered from he traditional menu (the waiter warned us that the service might be bumpier off the regular menu). They forgot our appetizers and my lamb was a bit salty, but they corrected the mistakes, comped some... More 

Thank Melissa J
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait staff was very good but the food was just so-so. The presentation was nice but I can't say I would dine there again. The price doesn't equal the quality.

Thank okiej
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Deliciously prepared fresh food during restaurant week, friendly service, and the best table overlooking the pedestrian street on a balmy evening. We couldn't have asked for a better visit!

Thank Polly D
Richmond, Virginia
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84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were out on a romantic evening and walking around the C-ville mall looking for the magic spot. This place seemed to hit a sweet spot for us. Waitress was fast and courteous and guided us to nice wines. However, then we were told that the dish we ordered, beef, was not what was listed on the menu. OK, hum,... More 

Thank MacPEI
Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I especially love this place for lunch. Elegant delicious meal. Great to meet with clients. Cheerful staff light brilliant dishes.

Thank DyanMon
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by the cook at our B&B. She recommended the trout, which turned out to be outstanding: very fresh and tender, with string beans perfectly cooked. Great service, at a very reasonable price for French food. Escargot were very good, and service was friendly and efficient.

Thank knight94728
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small intimate restaurant, with good French food and wine. Moved to a better table. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening which was reasonably priced.

Thank bombered
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really lovely, informal restaurant with lots of delicious food to choose from. The lobster bisque was particularly good, as was the trout afterwards. A really great place to come and reasonably priced.

Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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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Ashland, Virginia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?