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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 378
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Outstanding food and service

Time and time again, the Ivy Inn delivers outstanding food that is perfectly prepared coupled with top-notch service. The restaurant itself is nice but could use some renovations (the chairs are rickety) and the carpets are showing their wear. However, it is easy to overlook this when the food is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
mitchell R
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Time and time again, the Ivy Inn delivers outstanding food that is perfectly prepared coupled with top-notch service. The restaurant itself is nice but could use some renovations (the chairs are rickety) and the carpets are showing their wear. However, it is easy to overlook this when the food is great. I highly recommend any of the fish dishes and... More 

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Thank mitchell R
Staunton, Virginia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife, son and I had dinner at the Ivy Inn recently. My wife has a gluten allergy and the waitress was on top of that limitation immediately and brought substitute items as needed. My wife and son decided to order a series of appetizers like tapas instead of a main course. Everything was plated separately and served elegantly besides... More 

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Thank Tee-Bone-Tee
Vienna, Virginia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just a wonderful experience. The wait staff when I picked out a wine by the glass they brought that wine plus another as a recommendation based upon the description of the initial choice.. Great choice great initiative... Now the food... My party had the trout and Beef tenderloin.. Really perfection.

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Thank Ecanv
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our go-to spot for celebrations or really anytime we want a wonderful meal. The food is imaginative, beautiful prepared and presented. Service is always attentive. The menu highlights local ingredients and changes frequently. Don't miss the mushroom appetizer or the lemon dessert - but we've truly never had anything that wasn't delicious.

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Thank debralweaver
Charlottesville, Virginia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love The Ivy Inn! For the past 4 years we have gone for our anniversary and boy do they deliver! The food and service is fantastic, and the personal touches in acknowledging our anniversary is appreciated! Of all the great restaurants in Charlottesville in our opinion The Ivy Inn is the best! Try it you won't be disappointed.

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1 Thank Leslie B
Sweet Briar, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at the Ivy Inn many times and never been disappointed. I am only sorry that younger folks don't seem to know about it.

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1 Thank SBCgardener
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had not been at Ivy Inn for a couple of years. As a local, I've always liked it but have gone there under a variety of chefs. I was happy to find the dinner great. I had lamb chops cooked perfectly. The dessert was an English toffee pudding pictured below which was decorated because it was my birthday.

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1 Thank Katherine S
Laurel, Maryland
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've had the pleasure of dining at this establishment on several occasions and it's predictably excellent every time. Decor and feel is consistent with what one would expect from Charlottesville; an older home remodeled to support the restaurant -- nice ambiance, quiet, and very knowledgeable wait staff. The conversation is relaxed and confident -- they know you'll enjoy the experience.... More 

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1 Thank Mark T
Tulsa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is excellent, the atmosphere is relaxing. The chef is great. He took my daughter to the kitchen and let her help make dessert. It made her day!

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1 Thank a2bird
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Ivy Inn never fails to delight, with innovative but homey food from locally grown sources. The atmosphere is mellow and old Virginia, never mind that there are many senior citizens at any dinner, they've just learned that they will always get what they came for - excellent food. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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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: Seafood, French, American, Vegetarian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?