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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Ivy Road
Transit: No public transit
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Culpeper, Virginia
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We took our son for a dinner at this well known restaurant. Beside the feeling of being cramped as the size is very limited, the food was excellent while I think a bit pricy however, many of the ingredients used are of high quality. The menu is varied with many items to please many tastes. The parking could use more... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Dinner at the Ivy Inn was perfect from beginning to end. The atmosphere was nice...dining room quiet and an amazing menu. We had a difficult time deciding and were thrilled with our selections...the steak was one of the best I have ever had...the scallops were perfectly delicious. If your sweet tooth gets the better of you by all means go... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We've gotten in the habit of going to the same restaurants in Charlottesville each time we visit. And while there is comfort in familiarity, we knew we needed to break out of our rut this trip. After searching online and reading reviews on TripAdvisor and ScoutologyCville, I booked reservations at The Ivy Inn. I didn't realize tables were available via... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I hesitate writing a review selflessly because I don't want to share what many folks overlook as a fine dining experience in Charlottesville. From our first evening dining there for our 30th anniversary to our latest visit, they have not let the level of service, attention to detail of the finished meal or atmosphere fall below their standards. I can't... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were in Charlottesville for just one night and decided to make the effort of finding the number one restaurant on Trip Advisor for the area. It was a little bit of a drive on a dark rainy night from the mall area, but oh, so worth it. The individual rooms for dining keep the atmosphere cozy and private and... More 

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Gordonsville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Our friends from Richmond called to say they wanted to come to C'ville to visit us. The only problem was it was a Monday night, not a lot of Nice Restaurants are open on Monday. After checking online I was so pleased to see that the Ivy Inn was open, the Monday after Christmas. Reservation request for the first floor... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

They put on a very pleasant anniversary touch. Complimentary sparkling wine, special menu. Had the bison hanger steak with potatoes which was tender. Key lime pie for dessert. Staff very attentive but not obsessive. Will be back when not a special occasion. Even the reservation for a special table were accommodated. They support Hospice of the Piedmont.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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
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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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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