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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

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2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817 (Ivy Road)
No public transit
434-977-1222
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 303
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, small portions, good service

We went here to celebrate an anniversary. We told them beforehand about that and a birthday and they printed menus with well wishes for us at the top. The food was very good, we just wished the portions were larger. We enjoyed the gnocchi and crab cakes. The caesar salad starter was not that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
jen1jmu
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Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Virginia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We went here to celebrate an anniversary. We told them beforehand about that and a birthday and they printed menus with well wishes for us at the top. The food was very good, we just wished the portions were larger. We enjoyed the gnocchi and crab cakes. The caesar salad starter was not that good. For dessert we had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Traveling in Charlottesville and read reviews of this place. My wife and I had a fabulous meal. Pork belly and shrimp and grit outstanding. The trout was the best cooked fish I have had in forever and the lamb two ways with Shepard's pie - wow. Dessert was great. Great meal that actually lived up to reviews. Not inexpensive however.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I love the food and atmosphere. This is the number one place our business group always chooses to eat. There is always plenty of food, great desserts. Since this is an old home turned into a restaurant. We are never in a space with others, our group can have their own room. our meals have always been relaxing. This is... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I love this place we try to go on a regular basis, the food is fantastic. I especially love the duck. If you want they will customize your menu for your special occasion.. ie: Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday, etc.... The restaurant is in an old home nestled right in the heart of Charlottesville, off Old Ivy Rd.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ivy Inn has been an institution on the west side of town for decades. Consistently high quality and unobtrusive service. There's a good selection of entrees and they try to accommodate individual preferences. Domestic wine list.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ivy Inn has served consistently good food with fine service since the flood. It has withstood fads and has been locally sourcing ingredients for the past 30 years. I particularly enjoy eating here because I can actually speak to my co-diners without shouting. This is becoming a rare trait of restaurants. There is music but it is kept low and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had our wedding reception here, and all of our guests loved it! Dinner for about 60 people along with music on the patio. Stellar food and wine in a great atmosphere. We've had many meals here as well - one of Charlottesville's best restaurants

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We've been to Ivy Inn a number of times, and we've never been disappointed. Housed in an old home, we prefer sitting downstairs, rather than upstairs, but I'm not sure why. Menu is excellent, as is its preparation. Reservations are a good idea, no matter the night. Good for couples, family, friends, and business. Not many kids are seen there.

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My first visit since graduating from UVA. Still a classy and wonderful restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was well-paced. The pasta is made on the site and the seafood is great. They truly deserve their #1 ranking.

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Palmyra, Virginia, United States
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My husband and I selected this restaurant for our anniversary, and what an excellent choice! When booking our reservation I noted that it was an anniversary celebration in the provided box. Upon being seating in the cozy room our menus were presented and had happy anniversary printed at the top! A champagne toast was also provided - a nice surprise!... More 

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Additional Information about The Ivy Inn Restaurant

Address: 2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
Phone Number: 434-977-1222
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
    (Ivy Road)
  • Public Transportation: No public transit
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-977-1222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?