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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Seafood, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Ivy Road
Transit: No public transit
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92% Recommend
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I celebrated my 70th birthday with family at the Ivy Inn, and the food and service were outstanding! From the appetizers to the dessert, the food was tasty and beautifully presented. We had two bottles of wine and six dinners, and the meal, I am told, came to over $400, so take your heavy wallet! I would rate this "5"... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to have dinner, use many local products, extensive wine list. Very easy to get to, and plenty of parking close to the Inn. Maybe called Inn but they do not offer rooms for overnight stays.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I went here for my fiancee's birthday and the Ivy Inn gave us a perfect evening. From the personalized menus (printed up to say "happy birthday" to my girl) to the impeccable service, to the absolutely amazing food as well as drinks, I could not have imagined a better dining experience. Thank you so much everyone at the Ivy Inn...you... More

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Washington, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

four of us wanted to splurge on an upscale meal. this spot worked perfectly. menu had great variety. food was done perfectly. everyone was very happy. no complaints. i'd go back for a romantic dinner ... maybe on a quiet night. with tip, though, somehow we managed to spend $380. that's pricey!

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Northbrook, Illinois
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132 reviews 132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We recently dined at The Ivy Inn and had a really nice time. Our waiter was very energetic and well-versed. Truly I expected the food to be a bit better than it was though everything was good. The sesame bread was much better than the raisin bread. Both were served with sweet, whipped butter. The bibb lettuce salad was absolutely... More

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McLean, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My husband and I have dined here several times. The food is consistently very good and interesting. The service is attentive and friendly. The decor is cozy and charming. The wine list has a nice selection. This is our favorite place to dine in the Charlottesville area. I wish it were in D.C. so that we could go more often.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Ivy Inn seems to be a former private house that has been converted into a charming restaurant. We were seated into a room upstairs that fitted well our group of nine. We were served by very friendly members of staff. All were happy with their choices from the menu which is a bit heavy on the red meats. My... More

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Richmond, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Was lovely to find a more elegant yet comfortable and lovely establishment such as this. The food was fabulous, wine selection generous, and Simon, our waiter, was absolutely top notch. Will definitely return.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

They attend to every detail. Great for special occasions. Oh, and the food is wonderful and creative.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

For years the Ivy Inn has been our go-to place for festival dinners; it's always special when you are given a personalized menu saying "Happy Birthday" or "Happy Anniversary" along with a complementary half glass of celebratory sparkling wine. The setting in the old house is delightful. We have had outstanding meals with exquisite service, and other dinners that were... More

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