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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
+1 434-977-1222
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had dinner at this wonderful small restaurant in Charlottesville, great service, good variety and excellent quality Prices are reasonable considering the type of restaurant

Thank RAPOLA19
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had such a wonderful night here at the Ivy Inn. It was AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!! Every single thing was perfect from the waiter beer recommendations to the food service!! The staff was fabulous and made us feel catered to, and I totally understand why it...More

Thank andrea6112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, extensive menu of locally sourced ingredients. Great mixed drinks. Quiet beautiful dining room. Will return!

Thank Trip475685
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess I'm the lone unimpressed reviewer, but literally everything was too salty: the steak, the potatoes, even the quail. For a restaurant that is supposed to be one of the best in the area, this simply isn't acceptable. I have to say, I was...More

Thank DrGoldin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I understand why the Ivy Inn is rated as the #1 restaurant in Charlottesville. I typically rate a restaurant on four criteria: 1) quality of food; 2) customer service; 3) ambiance; and 4) value. Sometimes I throw in a fifth one -- cleanliness of the...More

Thank Wade M
Reviewed September 1, 2018

I've dined at Ivy Inn twice. The first occasion, in fall 2015, was excellent. Very good service, delicious and creative food. The second occasion was in July 2018, and they failed badly. Strike 1 at the front of house: Our group of 4 arrived at...More

3  Thank Krista K
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We’ve enjoyed many good steaks at some fine restaurants in Texas but my husband and I we were blown away by meals we had at the Ivy Inn! Their grass fed filet mignons were incredible with a most savory sauce we’ve ever tasted. The quaint...More

Thank calimeow
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I have not been there since the fall of 2017, but the Ivy Inn is always my top choice if we have guests. I like the food and the ambiance.

Thank Iwona M
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful local upscale restaurant in Charlottesville. Charming and cozy with excellent food and drink!

Thank New132
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

We came for two things on the menu and they were the only two things not on the menu when we got there. What we decided on instead was just ok. Bummer of a night.

Thank Jenn M
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July 16, 2018|
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Response from Chris A | Reviewed this property |
When I have been there I have seen casual attire - jeans and shorts - up to suits and nice dresses.
Julie D
March 2, 2018|
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Response from wbl297 | Reviewed this property |
They change the menu frequently. I believe they do have gluten free food but I would advise you to call ahead and check with them.
September 3, 2017|
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Response from Steven S | Reviewed this property |
We found the hostess to be very pleasant and seated us for our reservation promptly. Also could be poor grammar. They may be intending to offer an option to you rather than make a request of you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $60
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
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: +1 434-977-1222
  • E-mail
Locally-Inspired Seasonal American Cuisine in an historic house originally built in 1789. Family owned business for 20+ years.
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