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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%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (91 reviews)
“lamb” (65 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (21 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and i went to the Ivy Inn for her birthday and had a wonderful time. The meal was fantastic and Ashley our server was delightful. If you enjoy lamb, try the lamb duet, it was great. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the Osso Bucco...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank brittswood
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great menu with variety of creative dishes and wines. Excellent presentation and service. Fine dining without pretension.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PhilipG1825
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was actually in 2017. The food was excellent. The staff was equally top notch. They went out of their way to make sure my wife and I were completely satisfied with our special evening. As a minority couple we take our experiences in public...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank soulforpurchase
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been going to the Ivy Inn at least once a year for 20 years! It is always the same- a delightful gastronomy delight. Ivy Inn does what they do very well. Seasonal menus with always a choice of soups (I like Sweet Potato) hardy...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank DivaO
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are intimate and allow easy attention on food and companions. This is a top choice for special events and romantic celebrations.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RTinVA
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I find the Ivy Inn to be a hidden and underrated gem in teh Charlottville market. The food is conistentluy high u\quality, well prepared and a significantly good deal for that level of quality. The wine list is limited by adequate, and the sides vary...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mg1214
Reviewed 3 December 2018

My wife and I made finally made it to Charlottesville in a record time of nine hours. That is sarcasm as we got stuck in traffic on the DC Beltway. The Beltway is not the way to go. Oh, yes, the Ivy Inn Restaurant! Just...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jimbob1949
Reviewed 25 November 2018

From the moment we walked in the door until the minute we left, this place was perfect! The service was warm, timely, informed and gracious. The food is delicious.... everything was delectable. Unexpected extras and above-and-beyond hospitality. Great options for all palettes.Don't miss this; it's...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kylet49
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Very nice place to eat. Food was fresh and service was pleasant. Birthday celebration so special attention given to the birthday person. Fish was really fresh and really nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maria R
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, wonderful service, and a truly relaxing atmosphere. We spent over 2 hours enjoying a variety of special gourmet dishes, chatting, laughing, and delighting in every bite!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ncthomps
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Tamara O
21 December 2018|
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Response from LoriM1639 | Reviewed this property |
The menu changes frequently, but there are always vegan options at this restaurant.
16 July 2018|
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Response from S751IIchrisa | 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, 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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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