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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
434-977-1222
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
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
Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

It's always neat to try new dining spots and end up being surprised by the quality, service and value of your meal. Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity for any surprise. This is one of the finest dining venues in all of Charlottesville. To top that off, it has held that level for at least 35-40 years. I believe... More 

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Afton, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A wonderful old home carefully made into a lovely restaurant with that welcoming feeling from the time you first step into the doorway! The food is exceptional and presentation is very impressive and our waitress was very attentive without being in our face . This is one restaurant in Charlottesville not to be missed!

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Charlottesville
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122 reviews 122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Tasty food, and the ambience is great-- you feel as if you are in an old house. I ate here in the summer and we sat outside on the patio. Rack of lamb was perfectly cooked & the service was very friendly.

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Charleston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Found this restaurant through Tripadvisor reviews. As always, I check out the good, the bad and the ugly comments before committing. My visit confirms all the good reviews and can not substantiate any others. Upon entering we were immediately greeted and our reservation confirmed. As we were being led to an upstairs table, the host noticed that my partner was... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'm upset that after living in Charlottesville for 8 years not one of my friends has told me about this restaurant. There are only a handful of truly exceptional restaurants in Charlotesville and only Mas and C&O really change their menu, so I was very happy to find this restaurant and I probably won't eat anywhere else until I've tried... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A little pricey, but the food is great, and the atmosphere is amazing. A great place to take your significant other for a special evening.

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charlottesville, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Last night I was there for our annual Christmas Book Club dinner, and as usual the service, food quality and presentation was superb. They are so good and a fine choice no matter how big or small the table, intimate for 2 and efficient for 12, no matter what the reason this is a dependabley good experience and cosy restaurant.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the Ivy Inn. After calling ahead for reservations and requesting a romantic setting, we arrived and were treated to a personalized menu congratulating us for our anniversary. I had ordered flowers ahead of time. The flowers were on our table when we arrived. We were also treated to complimentary champagne. The food... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A lovely restaurant in an old house. The food is imaginative and always good. The wine selection is excellent, and the service is impeccable. It is expensive but well worth the price. A good place to go for a romantic dinner, or just to take friends from out of town.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ivy Inn is an excellent place to have your lunch or your dinner. The food is wonderful. the price is right and the service makes you feel very special.

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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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