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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 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Krista K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank New132
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last night 4 of us ate at the Ivy Inn. A few years ago it was my "go to" restaurant for special occasions. So I anticipated another good meal last night. As it turned out each of us concluded that our food was best described...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner here. Pretty location, great service and great food. Nice ambience too.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The Ivy Inn has it all: excellent service food, service, and cocktails. The halibut with panzanella was delicious and perfectly cooked. The Ivy Garden cocktail was marvelous and unlike any drink I’ve ever had! Try this place, it does not disappoint!

Thank Tanya b
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Ivy Inn is ideal for special occasions. “Happy Anniversary” was printedq at the top of our menu, Heather cheerfully mentioned our anniversary more than once, we were served complimentary sparkling wine, and “Happy Anniversary” was written on our desert plate in chocolate sauce. Also, the...More

Thank Yrktwn
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16 July 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
3 March 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.
4 September 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
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, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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