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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
+1 434-977-1222
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (78 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (19 reviews)
“tenderloin” (23 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were excited to try the Ivy Inn based on all the good reviews. We were seated upstairs in one of the smaller dining rooms. It was quaint and we enjoyed being in a quiet room without too many guests. The menu had a lot...More

Thank luvgreece
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were visiting Charlottesville from Charlotte, NC and decided to try something special and boy was The Ivy Inn special and truly exceeded our expectations! The waitress was so knowledgeable with the wine list and drink menu along with the food menu. My husband ordered...More

Thank Cassi D
Reviewed 5 days ago

From the pork pate and trio of mushrooms starters to the lamb and bison mains, the meal was beautifully prepared and presented. Service was excellent and the drinks were made to order. Good wine list. Locally sourced foods added to the special feeling of the...More

Thank CabanaWoman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined on our anniversary. Ivy Inn provided a complimentary prosecco toast, amuse bouche, custom-printed menus, and a delightfully decorated desert. Service by our server Simon was exceptionally attentive and courteous without being intrusive. Every course was magnificent, from the amuse Bouche of homemade pimento...More

Thank DocChesapeake
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the restaurant on Monday Night based on trip advisor rating. We were very pleased. The restaurant is in a Victorian house with many separate rooms for dining. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The food was great. We had the lamb...More

Thank wbl297
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town visiting our son who attends UVA Law School and his apartment building is just across the street from this charming restaurant. We went on the early side (5:45) and had a lovely, leisurely dinner with friends who live nearby. The hotel...More

Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A choice place to eat and relax. It is located close to the University on west side of town. It is a choice place for wedding rehearsal dinners and receptions. Parking sem to be adequate. Well managed.

Thank Applegreenhouse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner at the Ivy Inn Restaurant. Service was impeccable. Presentation of food excellent not to mention amazing flavors.

Thank Diana S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a memorable meal! Food was delicious and excellently prepared, service was impeccable, and the setting in an old mansion was lovely. Server made a wine recommendation that perfectly suited our mixed meal - lamb for me, halibut for hubby - that did not...More

Thank Leza W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult to get reservations, but worth it. Food is marvelous. Had she crab soup which was beyond wonderful. Trout which was simply excellent. Husband had crab cake that was unsurpassed. Service was outstanding - very attentive but not invasive. Highly, highly recommend for a special...More

Thank Dakota2037
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Response from ehhorner | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is on-site parking. I wouldn't think reservations necessary but wouldn't hurt. Wonderful food and staff.
22 October 2016|
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Response from Anthony S | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
  • 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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