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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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“trout” (84 reviews)
“lamb” (60 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (21 reviews)
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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

This was a wonderful cozy restaurant that felt like a home. the atmosphere is amazing, the food was double amazing. Although the steak was a little underdone but maybe its just me, i like my steak to be well done. The coziness made up for...More

Thank soulsearch78
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner on Saturday night and I cannot think of a dinner I have ever had that was any better (and I'm 64). The dessert was really good and everything else was absolutely fabulous. Matt did a great job serving us....More

Thank Kris H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove by in the dark twice; must tell Google Maps to move it to the correct side of the road. But a happy find. Our upstairs dining room (one of three) in this older building was attractive, comfortable, and inviting. It even stayed reasonably quiet...More

Thank brpafp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on the glowing reviews on TA, my husband and I had dinner at the Ivy Inn Restaurant. We went in with high expectations -- and our expectations were exceeded in every respect. The staff were attentive but not obtrusive. Jenny (our server) was friendly...More

Thank SueHJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy setting with fireplace creates intimate feeling over good meals. Personal attention from wait staff with nice wine selection. Might drive by this spot your first time but turn around you will catch this great spot on your way back. Easy parking a plus.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Charlottesville has many excellent restaurants but none better than the Ivy Inn. With the caring attention of the owner and staff, Ivy Inn offers the highest quality food and service in a comfortable old Virginia setting. The perfect place for special occasions.

Thank frank c
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Food was rich an hot.would refer this place for anyone,kid friendly an warm.cant wait to go back there

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I went there with my daughter, and it was a very pleasant dinner. The restaurant was full of vases of beautiful roses , as if for a special occasion, and that made atmosphere so charming. We were offered glasses of champagne and our dinner followed...More

Thank Hanan S
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Our group of 20 had a business dinner here from a limited menu. One of our group had eaten her two decades ago as a UVA student. The site and restaurant are Charlottesville icons. The food was excellent. Yes, I had the fameous trout and...More

Thank Fontek
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We went here on a Saturday night. There were 6 of us and we made reservations ahead of time. The restaurant is very quaint and we ate upstairs in a small room with only 4 tables. We were served delicious bread then some appetizers. After...More

Thank Lispony
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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: +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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