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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817
+1 434-977-1222
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely evening in a charming home that exudes Southern charm! White tablecloths, lovely rooms with four or less tables and service to delight even the most particular. I am sorry that I have given other restaurants five stars as this is head and shoulders above...More

Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A disclaimer - my meat-loving friends had a better time than yours truly. And the servers were great! I had the carrot and chives soup and vegetarian ravioli with wild mushrooms, uninspiring dishes from the supposedly best restaurant in town. They felt heavy and bland....More

Thank Hindustani76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu offered locally sourced foods as well as others that were prepared with flair and beautifully presented. The portions were relatively large and reflected the area's culinary tastes. Service was very good and the quiet ambiance was very nice.

Thank Cabana M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have complained that C'ville is not a food town. We are not chain food eaters and don't mind paying for really good food with strong service. Ivy Inn delivers both. A changing menu, local farm ingredients, really good wine list all roll together for...More

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second year we have come to the Ivy Inn to celebrate my wife's birthday. They always make it special, by creating custom menus with her name and desserts wishing her happy birthday.

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent menu, wine selections. Always a fine meal. Save it for special occasions because it's pricey but worth it. Service is attentive but not obsequious. Ambiance is nice, like eating in an older home's well-appointed dining room.

Thank dtmatlaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner on a Friday night, not late, about 7:30 and the dining room was busy but not crowded. So nice to be able to hear your own conversation so well. Very "living room" like. The ice cube in my Negroni cocktail was more...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not let the exterior fool you. It looks like a dump, but the food is sublime. Surely the best Charlottesville has to offer. Charlottesville is certainly not know for good restaurants. I've had excellent lamb there and thankfully a lemon desert. The best was...More

1  Thank davidroyce207
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant located in a historic house. Sure the outside may not look the best but it is very charming and the food is fabulous. Once inside we were seated downstairs at a table and our waiter was delivering water pronto. He...More

Thank cb8855
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent and menu had unusual offerings. Atmosphere was relaxed and elegant. Prices are high, but the overall experience is worth a visit.

Thank acw1030
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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, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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Locally-Inspired Seasonal American Cuisine in an historic house originally built in 1789. Family owned business for 20+ years.
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