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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Ivy Road
Transit: No public transit
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English first
Gaithersburg, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

With my partner we visited Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and after the tour, we decided to have a dinner in Charlottesville. TripAdvisor suggested The Ivy Inn Restaurant as the best place to go, so we made a reservation there. What a wonderful experience! Starting with a very nice and cozy atmosphere of the house, followed by wonderful staff, ending with the... More

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Ashland, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our daughter Courtney made the reservations for us to celebrate our 10th Anniversary and instructed us to order all three courses. We called ahead to ask if we could bring a special bottle of champagne and were told it would be absolutely OK. When we arrived we were seated on the outdoor terrace and our table was situated such that... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This Inn just outside of UVA and Charlottesville central has all the touches of a great Inn. The food is delicious and the service just right. There was a great mix of old and young eating there as it is a perfect spot for a romantic special dinner. It is not cheap but worth every penny.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife and I had a very nice dining experience at this quaint restaurant. The staff are very welcoming. Food presentation is excellent and very tasty. Little specials along the way from the chef make you feel special. We sat on the second floor and the ceiling tiles and air ducts could use some renovation. But it is not that... More

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Izmir Turkey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

40th anniversary dinner. First things first -if you like foie gras, this is a destination for you. The foie gras here is as good as anything I have had at Thomas Keller's restaurants (no disrespect intended -TK is fabulous). Nice selection of wine but this is my one complaint - they had no Sauternes on their list. Lovely trout sitting... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have been here for wedding receptions, small intimate dinners and group dining, and the Ivy Inn has come through with flying colors every time. The menu changes with the season, so last night we were treated to super, ripe heirloom tomatoes, and a peach crisp that had lovely chunks of fresh ripe peaches. The crab cakes were incredible, and... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We celebrated our anniversary here and it was made very special by the staff - personalized menu, free glass of champagne. The food was excellent and the service was as well.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What a disappointment! I had heard good things about the Ivy inn from several older friends and decided to give it a try. The place is generally uninspiring and overpriced. It seems to survive off the older wealthy residents of Charlottesville who are unwilling to explore the excellent dining options in the downtown and Belmont area of C'ville. The service... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Reserved through Open Table, and we were greeted with "Happy Anniversary" by hostess and server, and a glass of champagne when we were seated. At that point, we knew it was the perfect spot. Nice menu, lots of choices. Delicious corn soup, and fresh tomato salad. My husband had the rack of lamb, I had the trout, and both were... More

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Boston, MA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I was here for a business related dinner. We ate in one of the private dining rooms, which felt just like we were in someone's house. The food was excellent, as was the service. There were so many good sounding things on the menu. I would love to come back again to try some of them.

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