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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, Dessert, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 281
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Sublime meal!

We just celebrated my son's graduation from UVA, and for his special dinner, opted to have it at The Ivy Inn. Our entire experience was perfect, from the service, to the food, to the ambiance. Our waiter was efficient and was able to make knowledgeable suggestions to us about our menu options... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
AllieoNY
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LaGrange, NY
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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381 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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LaGrange, NY
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We just celebrated my son's graduation from UVA, and for his special dinner, opted to have it at The Ivy Inn. Our entire experience was perfect, from the service, to the food, to the ambiance. Our waiter was efficient and was able to make knowledgeable suggestions to us about our menu options. As a a matter of fact, due to... More 

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Paris
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Even though I live near the downtown mall and have so many excellent dining options available, I take visitors to our city here for dinner because it is so excellent.

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I'm a little torn as to how best articulate my assessment. Because my expectations (based on reviews and the price) were very high, it's fair to say that I came away with feeling that something was missing. I have no regrets trying this restaurant, but I am not likely to come back. The setting, the service and the atmosphere were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We picked this as it was ranked number one in tripadvisor. Though we were surprised it was not near the Downtown Mall, and a bit more tricky to find, the food was superb as was the wine. A varied choice on the menu and excellent service added to the experience. We noticed many academics around us as well as what... More 

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Keswick, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The first Tom Tom Local Food Week at Ivy Inn was delicious ! Although the selection was quite limited the food was great and at $35, it was a very good value. The first course was a crispy cake stuffed with pulled pork shank on grits, the main was a truly wonderful Mountain Trout with potato asparagus hash, and the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When selecting a restaurant to take a special guest you cannot go wrong with the Ivy Inn. The service and food is consistently excellent. I had not been in several months but jumped at the chance to check it out again and was not disappointed. The oyster salad was wonderful and the lamb was superb! Other dinner companions all loved... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We looked for a great restaurant to eat at and this was the place. The food and service was top notch and the atmosphere was great. We talked to the people who were sitting at the table next to us only to find out that one of the men was the dean at UVA and they said they always come... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We chose this restaurant because of its Trip Advisor rating and we now know why it is so highly rated. Prices are very reasonable indeed for the quality of food, service and ambiance; that goes for the wine list as well. The restaurant is divided into several small dining rooms - ours had only five or six tables, which kept... More 

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Cleveland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Ivy Inn was recommended to us by a local, and he really knew what he was talking about! Just a small, old house, but very picturesque. The meals were great, service wonderful, and the prices were fair (not inexpensive, but ok). We will definitely go back when we return to Charlottesville.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I agree with many other reviews- it is one michelin star. Incredible, fresh ingredients combined with a talented cook and excellent management and service, and what a great wine list and frankly extremely reasonably priced- if you are staying in Town for a day or a week, this is the place to have dinner every night. We had a fantastic... 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: Local cuisine, Romantic, 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?