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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

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2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817 (Ivy Road)
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I went here for dinner. This was one of the best meals I've had in long time. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend the Ivy Inn Restaurant to anyone who want fantastic food, really nice atmosphere, and excellent service.

Thank ArchaeoBabe
St. Petersburg, Florida
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was here with a very large group and the servers and kitchen couldn't have handled us more perfectly. I started with the oyster chowder, then on to grilled trout with shrimp black bean pirloo and finished with a delicious cheese course. Highly recommend Ivy Inn.

Thank telwyn
Earlysville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had an excellent dinner to celebrate both Valentine's Day and my wife's birthday. Our fix menu was superb from top to bottom. Service was equally fine. We've dined at the Ivy Inn previously and it is always first rate in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Certainly one of the best in Charlottesville.

Thank 1245delta
Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I always choose the Ivy Inn for special occasions. Not only is the food exceptional, the service is impeccable. On one occasion I was offered samples of three wines before choosing the one I liked best. Such attention to customer satisfaction really makes a difference.

Thank Puffin36
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb food and service. Excellent for special celebrations.Pricey, but well worth it in my opinion!

Thank William P
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is exceptional. Somewhat "old school" but so what? Special occasion place for us, it is pricy.

Thank Mary Lou S
Chapel Hill
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb food in an old home. New menu almost daily. Warm mushroom salad/appetizer was outstanding. Flounder and trout were well prepared and tasty. Waiter was attentive without hovering. Great place to go for a special occasion.

Thank Timothy T
Belmont, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing evening at The Ivy Inn in Charlottesville VA. The restaurant itself is beautiful, the service was perfect and the food absolutely delicious! I had the Duck confit with a chestnut andouille bread pudding and Brussels sprouts. It was delicious!! i highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

Thank Mary B
Charlottesville, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always excellent, The Ivy Inn takes special care on special occasions, such as a birthday or engagement. We have always had wonderful service, food and ambiance. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Sarah D
Williamsburg, Virginia
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225 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every course was among the best of its genre that I have had. I had a dual lamb dish with a Greek spin on the pastry and chops. Tender and flavorful; just perfect. My wife's pork chops were also excellent. I started with an onion soup that was surprisingly subtle with a cheese bread that pulled out peppery flavors in... More 

Thank Lasrman

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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: 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?