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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We have been to The Ivy Inn several times and have always found it to be excellent. The setting is great, the service staff is low-key but attentive, and the food is delicious. Recently we went with a party of eight and were seated upstairs. I enjoyed the bison steak, and members of our party who had the lamb, duck,... More

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Raleigh, NC
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Ivy Inn is off the main road and sits what looks like a residential area. If there was no sign you would think it was a residential home. The Ivy Inn for uses local ingredients known to the region and offers an extensive wine list that includes local and California selections. The local Chardonnay was fruitful and my wife... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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265 reviews 265 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Easy to find near UVA, I imagine it would be great for commencement dinners, post football game, or another near campus celebratory event. It is a house with many rooms and you are seated in one of the nice rooms. Food and Service were great and we had a great young man server. I had the Flounder Filet and Wife... More

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My friend found this place so we tried it. The shrimp and grits appetizer was very flavorful. I had the gnocchi with short ribs and it was excellent. The braised greens were also great. Our server was very helpful and even gave us a free small blondie for dessert. Overall it was an excellent meal

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204 reviews 204 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This restaurant has been a consistently reliable performer in Charlottesville for several decades. The traditional ambience is complemented with gracious, yet informal service and a strong wine list. Worth noting is a small room (for eight maximum) off to the left after you enter the restaurant that can be used for private dining. On a recent visit, i enjoyed the... More

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Rocky Mount, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed every aspect of our time at The Ivy Inn. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The lamb chops and steak were cooked to perfection and delicious. We'll return whenever we are in Charlottesville.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had a late reservation after a choral concert on grounds, but still had to wait a good 20 minutes because tables seemed to be lingering on this parents' weekend Saturday night. For good reason, it turned out. The service was attentive, and all courses from the amuse bouche to the cream puff were fantastic. (My favorite was the perfectly... More

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129 reviews 129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

the ivy inn gets 5 stars because of its consistent excellence. warm greeting at reception, excellent waitress, dishes served promptly but not too fast, portions right-sized, well-seasoned, tasty food prepared perfectly. no negative criticisms -- this is highly unusual for me. two types of delicious bread. appetizers of pork terrine and shrimp & grits were fabulous. the latter is very... More

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Arlington, VA
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205 reviews 205 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We chose Ivy Inn based on TA reviews and we join the legion of Ivy Inn fans. This was a delightful experience. Rare to have such a splendid meal at such reasonable prices. The setting is lovely (although the lighting downstairs is awful; they need more sconces instead of a ghastly overhead light/fan fixture; upstairs looked better), and charming. Our... More

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Ambler, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My wife and I were visiting Charlottesville and in light of all of the positive comments about The Ivy Inn we decided to give it a try. I don’t normally have high expectations for small town inns, but our experience was absolutely perfect. We sat upstairs which was quiet and relaxed. If you want a little more energy then ask... 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, Delicatessen, Seafood, Vegetarian

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