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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 317
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Ivy Inn, our favorite in Charlottesville

We choose Ivy Inn for celebrations and for any time we just want a nice dining experience. A cozy little house has been turned into a restauarant with dedicated wait staff and inspired chefs. A varied menu with items you have heard of before. Amuse bouche before and a tiny sweet after your meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
BARBARA F
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We choose Ivy Inn for celebrations and for any time we just want a nice dining experience. A cozy little house has been turned into a restauarant with dedicated wait staff and inspired chefs. A varied menu with items you have heard of before. Amuse bouche before and a tiny sweet after your meal. Champagne and your name on the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We dined here on the last night of our vacation, and we were not disappointed. It was a nice evening and we were offered dining on the patio. It was very pleasant out there, but our only real complaint about the place was the cheap metal tables and plastic chairs. Otherwise the service and presentation was excellent. We enjoyed our... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Amazing food!!!! We've been to the Ivy Inn several times and it's soooo good! Amazing presentation too! Totally worth it!!! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

I don't need to go into incredible detail but this restaurant had some amazing food. Absolutely delicious! The foie gras appetizer was amazing. I cannot even conceptualize the taste. I had the bison steak hanger cooked to a beautiful medium rare and my wife had the trout. We both loved our dish. The quaint atmosphere was perfect and the service... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Without a doubt the Ivy Inn is the best fine dining restaurant in Charlottesville. Chef/owner Angelo Vangelopoulos, a James Beard recognized chef, creates outstandingly delicious cuisine that is a feast to both taste and visual senses.From the pre dinner cocktails, amuse bouche to the unique twists on traditional desserts you will want to return again and again, whether for that... More 

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Va beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wonderful dinner for a special occasion. Our server was attentive (but not too much so) and very helpful with the menu. We were not disappointed.. Great menu and good wine list. A spot not to miss in Charlottesville.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Arriving at the busy Sunday brunch time, we were seated in the main dining room. The table was a bit cramped and small but comfortable and not one of the high profile tables outside (but was humid and hot outside and so not a problem). We started with the complimentary glass of champagne (and is French) which is a nice... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were there to celebrate my husband's 58th birthday dinner. It was just the two of us and the evening was very nice. Our server was very attentive and personable. Our menu was personalized and it said "Happy 58th Birthday" at the top. Unfortunately, we failed to remember to take it home. The gesture was very nice and appreciated. The... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

varied menu and interesting preparations. Adventuresome chef., The food is delicious, good wine selection. They have nice rooms for smallish special occasions.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We sat in the main dining room and it was charming. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and we ordered all of her recommendations and were not disappointed! The food was delicious and everyone we came in contact with at the restaurant was helpful and friendly. We had a wonderful evening and plan to tell all of our friends who visit... 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: Special occasions, Romantic, 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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