If you’re looking for a delicious French-influenced meal in Charlottesville, you have many choices, but locals know that Petit Pois will always deliver the goods. The menu here is simple and clean, letting the natural flavors of the excellent ingredients come to the fore. For appetizers, the French onion soup is a favorite, packing deep, decadent flavors that satisfy. The frisee salad topped with poached eggs is also amazing. Entrees are equally top-notch, with frequent diners recommending the grilled swordfish with braised Napa cabbage, the flavorful, colorful beet risotto and the Provencal stew, which is served with slices of crusty French baguette for dipping. Leave room for dessert – their chocolate mousse is fantastic, as is the crème caramel. On sunny days, sitting outside on their tree-lined patio is wonderful, although the interior is nice as well. Prices are reasonable considering the high quality of the food, and service is impeccable.
201 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902