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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

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2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817 (Ivy Road)
+1 434-977-1222
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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SW Virginia
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service. The bison ribs and trout were spectacular. Excellent wine selection and ambiance.

Hillsville, Virginia
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called for first reservation of night. Seated upstairs and were served promptly since we were trying to get to a 7pm game at JPJ. Salad was fabulous. I had trout and my husband had the filet. Both were great. Server was super efficient and nice.

Thank Carrollite
Charlottesville, Virginia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A favorite restaurant in Charlottesville for superb food and wine selection, in a homey old-fashioned, tradional inn. Personal attention to dietary needs, selection of fresh local foods, and the highest quality of service are memorable. Great atmosphere for quiet conversation, and good gentle music in the background. Not cheap, but not excessive considering. Well worth it for special occasions, such... More 

Thank Bill R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation for 4 people that turned out to be 8 . The staff was so accommodating, they opened the outdoor seating for us ! The food was pricey but well worth it High end and worth it

Thank B21XIjudyb
Kennesaw, Georgia
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here on election night. A reservation came in quite handy. The food was excellent - the crab cake was really good. Our waiter did quite well though it took a while to get our bill (we wanted to get back and start watching the early returns...). The table had a very nice little lantern that... More 

Thank pfm11
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and food. We totally enjoyed our meal here. We took my mother in-law out for dinner on her birthday. It was fabulous. They take special care of all their guests and the food was great!

Thank Jennifer Lockam... S
Temperance, Michigan
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint restaurant on Charlotteville's west side-not too far from UVA. Enjoy a variety of well made and delicious dishes. Tables are located in rooms of an old house making the dining experience quite different from the large, noisy dining areas of many restaurants. A professional staff-our server told us he'd been a waiter for 15 years. They accommodated our... More 

Thank hobartfenster
Richmond, Virginia
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visit the Ivy Inn once or twice a year and have for the past 10 years. We choose the Ivy Inn for special nights, like our Anniversary. We also like that we can bring wine from our collection and enjoy it at a restaurant verses at home where we would be cooking and cleaning up after... More 

Thank tracingthings
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on many terrific reviews, our family was looking forward to dinner at historic Ivy Inn. We arrived when it opened, at 5 p.m., and were promptly escorted to the patio by a gracious, cheerful hostess, who was noticeably falling out of her blouse?!? Really, at such an elegant restaurant??? Our server was upbeat and attentive, offered good suggestions, but... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Dined at the Ivy Inn with my Wife while traveling through Charlottesville. The dinner was fantastic. Shrimp and Grits were to die for. The Bibb and Blue had some of the sweetest ripest figs that made the salad so sumptuous. The cider marinated bourbon glazed pork rib eye was excellent. The English toffee cake desert was out of this world.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?