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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
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Two of us celebrated with a birthday dinner on a recent early night during the week. We called for reservations a few days ahead, very polite phone assistance and person asked if this were a celebration. We said yes and they took all the info. We were seated exactly where we'd requested, on the main level. We were presented w/a... More 

Thank Suze L
Harrisburg, PA
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't be a hurry to have dinner here, plan on at least two hours -- and that's a good thing. It's been a while since our family has really enjoyed a well prepared and non-rushed meal out. There was plenty of time for conversation and enjoying each course. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. This was our... More 

1 Thank DonnaB22
Olney md
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

That was the report of one of our party who had the pro chops which he seldom orders because they are hard to cook well. And eveyone (there were ten of us) was very happy with our dinners - especially the lamb chops. It was a very special night.

Thank Bill M
Pensacola, Florida
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a random selection from TripAdvisor. It was quaint and historic with excellent farm-to-table food, which is something that I appreciate and shop for. The service was excellent and the food was very good. I would come again.

Thank JeepgirlJodi
Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The appetizers and salads are excellent. I enjoyed the variation in menu items as well. The food was excellent as was the service. I will definitely be back soon!

1 Thank Valorie E
Burlington, North Carolina
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited Charlottesville last week end to celebrate our 55th wedding anniversary. While waiting to check in to our room we enlisted the aid of the hotel bat tender who recommended the Ivy Inn. This was by far the best restaurant we have visited in a long time. Service was terrific, menu had great choices, cocktails perfect,... More 

1 Thank Peter D
Cortland, New York
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is amazing but service was slow. It took a while for us to get our drinks and bread. We ate on patio which was quaint. We were very hungry, and realized this is a place where you eat slowly and enjoy.

Thank mderado
Lancaster, Pa.
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502 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I along with 3 other couples who were visiting the C'ville area dined at this fine restaurant recently and loved it. We arrived and were promptly seated and pleasantly greeted. We were given wine and special cocktail lists which interesting and complete. Our group thoroughly enjoyed their brook trout, tenderloin beef, salmon, bison steak and yes even... More 

1 Thank LancasterTraveler
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and great service in comfortable setting. Hanger steak and trout were both cooked perfectly. Nice selection of wine.

1 Thank Samuel C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated my husband's birthday and they made a special menu for him. It was a wonderful dinner, great steak. Service was excellent and the deserts are amazing.

1 Thank staziz2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $60
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?