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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

We had a Wedding rehearsal dinner here that was OUTSTANDING. The bar was nothing but top notch and the hors d'oeuvres were unique and tasty. The main course was a choice of three different dishes and everyone around me raved about each of them. The...More

Thank Traveler-396
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the Ivy Inn and after our celebration dinner it will definitely not be our last even though we do not live in Charlottesville. Farrell graciously accommodated our very late request to add two additional guests to our original party...More

Thank KiKiBug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a restaurant located in an older rambling home with the rooms divided into separate eating areas. The food is wonderful and the staff is friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is relatively quiet with nice background music. There are no booths, but it is...More

Thank wbl297
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have dined at the Ivy Inn for special occasions for over 40 years. The food is always beautifully presented and deliciously prepared, service is impeccable.

Thank Barbara19421357
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went there for a birthday celebration and enjoyed the best meal we've had in town. The crab cakes were incredible. Ambience lovely. Service excellent.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We stayed at a B&B nearby and wend to Ivy Inn to celebrate my wife's birthday. With it being rated #1 restaurant in Charlottesville and do something special for special occasions, how could we go wrong. Well, the experience was certainly not worth all the...More

Thank b d
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We had a most enjoyable dinner here for a special occasion. The meal started just right—-we each received a complimentary glass of proseco. We then had creamy lobster bisque and roasted autumn vegetables. Both were very good. The main courses were truly excellent and the...More

Thank RubyCavalier
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The food is consistently good and they do nice little extras for special events. A local gem for small or large groups.

Thank Nina C
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Wonderful food, especially trout. Good service. Manager came out to ask about quality of food. Nice environment but crowded in good weather patio is great. Long term restaurant with the same owner

Thank dhv4ll
Reviewed 22 December 2017

It was an important birthday celebration. We wanted excellence but not a price tag that would equal our mortgage! Ivy Inn was gourmet, fabulous atmosphere, & even added our birthday boy's name to our menu. Perfection in every way.

Thank Jmar1974
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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.
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.
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, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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