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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

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2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4817 (Ivy Road)
+1 434-977-1222
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were visiting our daughter and grandchildren 11 and 15 last week, and she recommended we dine Wednesday evening at the Ivy Inn. She had not been there before, but had heard wonderful reviews of the restaurant. The ambience, service and the food were outstanding. It definitely lived up to its reputation. Next time we come to visit, we will... More 

Thank Stanton F
Crozet, Virginia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Take an old, charming house and turn it into a great restaurant with great service and you have a winner! Ordered the rock fish....came with four perfectly fried oysters....no room for dessert but they are all house made and delicious. Will come again....and again.....

Thank cowgirl8888
Easton, Maryland
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202 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my wife here for her birthday dinner during our weekend stay in Charlottesville. We felt very special, treated to a complimentary glass of Prosecco, a great meal, a few extra add-ins, and great service. The prices are very reasonable considering the class of this restaurant. There is no reason why it shouldn't be number 1!!!

Thank Frampy24
Chicago, Illinois
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2,217 reviews
1,212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,442 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ivy Inn restaurant, which was established in 1973, traces its bloodlines to the rich history of the Charlottesville area. Located at 2244 Old Ivy Road, it is one mile from the University of Virginia campus. It was once part of a larger estate named after William Faulkner, who was a distinguished "writer in residence" at Thomas Jefferson's university. The... More 

Thank Taylor B
Charlottesville, Virginia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessible on the edge of town, this restaurant has a broad menu, a full bar, and a good wine list. The space is crowded and the acoustics are not great. Service is attentive.

Thank Thomas N
Charlottesville, Virginia
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family took me there for a birthday celebration. Everything was wonderful again. The service was great and the food was outstanding. Great place to visit, especially for special events. Well done Ivy Inn!

Thank JackTravl
Ellicott City, Maryland
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked this place based on TA reviews and because it was close to our hotel. The food was outstanding and the service was great. Some reviews call it pricey but we thought it was right on the mark given the quality of the food and the setting. Thsi will be the place we go to when we are back... More 

Thank bankman2015
Fairfax, Virginia
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121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

My wife and I celebrated by birthday at the Ivy Inn in Charlottesville and it was outstanding in every way. The service was excellent, the ambiance was quiet and reserved. We split the salad and it was plenty for both with a light vinegarette dressing. My wife had a pasta dish and I had the flounder. Both were excellently prepared... More 

Thank timjc46
SW Virginia
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Great food and service. The bison ribs and trout were spectacular. Excellent wine selection and ambiance.

Hillsville, Virginia
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Called for first reservation of night. Seated upstairs and were served promptly since we were trying to get to a 7pm game at JPJ. Salad was fabulous. I had trout and my husband had the filet. Both were great. Server was super efficient and nice.

Thank Carrollite

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 60
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
Locally-Inspired Seasonal American Cuisine in an historic house originally built in 1789. Family owned business for 20+ years.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?