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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

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2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817 (Ivy Road)
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whenever my wife and I visit Charlottesville, which is often as we have family there, we usually go to Ivy Inn at least once. Our younger daughter and her two children have a multitude of dietary issues and Ivy Inn takes great pains to accommodate their needs so it's a good choice, plus the food quality is excellent. On this... More 

Thank Gerson G
Charlottesville, Virginia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always a bit romantic and the dinners are always a special treat. The game and locally caught fish have always been my favorites. If you cannot manage stairs, request to be seated downstairs. I would suggest you make a reservation as seating can be limited. If you are looking for off the beaten path dining in Charlottesville this is one... More 

Thank Pa B
Manning, SC
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140 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rated as one of the better Charlottesville eateries, we decided to give it a try. The food was good, the drinks were superb. Our server was right on the ball, answering all our questions. If we ever visit Charlottesville again, we'll go back.

Thank BobOZee
Charlottesville, Virginia
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244 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Ivy Inn offers a good selection of southern-inspired food with Greek accents (e.g. feta in the complementary gazpacho appetizer). Local trout, chicken, lamb chops--they are all well-prepared and served by fairly knowledgeable waitstaff. On a recent Sunday night, however, the dining experience was very slow.

Thank putnik123
Prince George
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading several restaurant reviews in Charlottesville, I decided to make a reservation at The Ivy Inn Restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The earliest the restaurant opens is at 5:00, so I made the reservation at 5:00. We arrived a few minutes early and we were allowed to come inside about 5 minutes before they opened. Upon providing my name,... More 

Thank D S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had made reservations for 6:30 and were seated immediately (upstairs) upon arrival. This was mid-week in early May before UVA graduation events. Food was great as well as the wine suggested by our waiter who, by the way, really helped to make dining at the Ivy Inn a great experience. Will certainly dine at the Ivy... More 

Thank Don6981
Staunton, Virginia, United States
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to begin? As we entered the inn, I mentioned in passing to the maitre d that this was our first visit and that we were celebrating my wife's birthday. Shortly after we were seated, we were pleasantly surprised by a welcoming complementary prosecco by our waitress, who was both charming and knowledgeable. The artisan cheese plate appetizer and mojito... More 

Thank Anthony S
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my girlfriend here and had an all around great time. Food and service for superior. I had the hanger steak which was cooked to perfection. My girlfriend had the trout which was decadent. Shared a perfect key lime pie at the end for dessert. Will be back soon!

Thank TomTom1717
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I came here to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. The food was excellent. I wanted to try many of the appetizers but ended up getting the squash blossoms. they were excellent. I had the beef and it was so well prepared. Overall, we had a lovely evening. We sat upstairs in one of the small rooms, it... More 

Thank gillianvt
Charlottesville, Virginia
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for a special meal. The service is always great and the food is exceptional. It fill up so make a reservation.

Thank JackTravl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $60
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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: 14349771222
Locally-Inspired Seasonal American Cuisine in an historic house originally built in 1789. Family owned business for 20+ years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?