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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 335
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great locally inspired cuisine

Enjoyed a lovely meal in the outdoor dining area. Nice menu of locally inspired cuisine and great service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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North Carolina
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely meal in the outdoor dining area. Nice menu of locally inspired cuisine and great service.

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Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Ivy Inn has consistently great food, great service and a special Virginian ambience that makes for a wonderful evening every time. The house is very quaint and charming; inside is intimate although the lighting is a little too dim. Good place for a date or with a small group of friends.

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Salem, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A wonderful chef with fabulous food in a cozy setting. Helpful and attentive service but man, it's really all about the food. The food. Lamb, trout, crabcakes, pork belly appetizer, creme brulee, red pepper soup, berry crumble.

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New Market, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner at the Ivy Inn recently. The printed menu said "Happy, Birthday, Sandra" on it which was just fantastic. As was the food.

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The restaurant is in an old house and family run. They put my parents' names and the occasion on the menus, which they will do for special occasions. All the adults thought the food was great - from appetizers through dessert. The service was excellent. We had a couple of very picky kids with us and they accommodated every request... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was perfect for our anniversary. From the custom menu, to the celebration toast, to the private upstairs table, to the 'happy anniversary' dessert. All the food was amazing. I highly recommend the bison. The service was also so delightful. I will definitely return on my next trip to Charlottesville.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We chose this restaurant after reading the other reviews. You will not be disappointed! Their menu changes regularly, so you cannot go by the sample menu online. The atmosphere is perfect, the service is top notch, and the food is amazing!! They treated us to some bubbly to toast our special night AND a free dessert! Highly recommend making reservations!!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the #1 rated in Charlottesville so we tried it on our 43rd wedding anniversary during a visit to Monticello. This was by far the most delicious meal, every course, that we have ever enjoyed. The chef is superb, the flavors combined were exquisite. The cantaloupe gazpacho was most unique. The English Toffee dessert is a favorite. Service: personal... More 

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Toulouse, France
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Ivy Inn was a wonderful surprise. The atmosphere is refined and romantic. The food stunning. The service extremely efficient (if not exceedingly warm). It is really an upscale restaurant that would be expected of a big metropolitan area. In short, a must in Charlottesville!

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New Jersey
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We found this lovely restaurant here on TA. It was everything everyone said and more. Onetime residence converted to this beautiful dining room. Very elegant with linens and pretty china. The hostess, Jenny, was sweet and helpful. She seated us at a table for two in the corner. Candlelight and silver made the experience special. Our waitress brought out a... More 

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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?