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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
+1 434-977-1222
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ate here as part of a wedding rehearsal dinner. We were in a private room in the rear. They served an excellent array of delicious appetizers. We had a choice of entrees from attentive servers. Food was very tasty and well presented. Desserts were also...More

Thank Sivrup
Reviewed 3 days ago

I swear this is one of the very best restaurants in cville- food is amazing- service always great. We often have professional meetings here and it's always one of my favorite places to gather.

Thank bosslady1965
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So excited to try The Ivy Inn, but disappointed with the Graduation Prix Fixe Menu. I suppose that this weekends traffic may have been overwhelming for a small establishment due to the UVA graduation. The limited selection and tiny portions were disappointing. My entree was...More

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Charlottesville for a meeting at the University of Virginia. Called a local restaurant; open till 10. They said they were closing at 9 could we get there by 8. Got there at 8:10 and the hostess said they were closed. On a...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 100 + year old house turned into a restaurant. The table place setting was perfect. The service was great. It was a set menu d/t it being graduation weekend. Everyone received the same hors' deourves, salad, and desert. We only chose our...More

Thank rhonda c
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a high end culinary event where everything is spectacular. Naturally the food is superb, but the service and atmosphere round it out to make it the place you must go for exceptional dining in Charlottesville.

Thank K2980NFkenp
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious and served beautifully plated. We did not feel rushed at all by staff who came by at perfect times, without hovering. We sat upstairs where it is quieter, and more romantic. I can not say enough how much we enjoyed this...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to many fine dining establishments over the years and consider ourselves "foodies," with a strong appreciation for what makes a fine dining experience stand out. My wife and I had one night together while visiting Charlottesville and chose the Ivy Inn based on...More

Thank spelks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a group of 14 to Ivy Inn again. This is the absolute BEST restaurant in Charlottesville. I cannot say anymore as everything is tasty.

Thank Todd J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I searched this one out based on Trip Advisor. It was a great dining experience. The old home has been nicely converted to a restaurant, as the outside quickly describes the restaurant's namesake and the inside is very warm and elegant. Our...More

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Do you have on-site parking? Are reservations necessary during the week say 5:00 or 5:30 Wednesday. We will be staying at the Hampton Inn and I am not sure what time we will arrive.
4 November 2016|
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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.
Do you have rooms for group events?
22 October 2016|
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Response from Anthony S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I noticed at least one.
Rebecca R
Is it open for lunch?
11 December 2015|
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Response from anavidpalate | Reviewed this property |
sorry, do not know,
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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, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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Locally-Inspired Seasonal American Cuisine in an historic house originally built in 1789. Family owned business for 20+ years.