Duners Restaurant

4.8
992 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Duners is a casual fine dining restaurant located five miles west of Charlottesville in the village of Ivy, Virginia. Our menu changes daily, allowing our chefs to use the best ingredients seasonally available. We have an extensive wine list, a full bar and a very experienced service staff. Established in 1983, our goal has always been to serve great food in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Our portions are generous, our ingredients are the finest and we want everyone who walks in the door to become a regular customer!
During the pandemic we will be releasing reservations week by week on Monday. Thanks for your patience!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 992 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DaleH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner at Duners and have been coming here since it opened in 1983.
Service is always top notch, the menu offers selections for any tastes and all the food is well presented.
The beef filet is always a favorite and does not disappoint on any menu. The menu does change up frequently but always a wonderful selection.

Don't forget to have dessert, the Chocolate Dome Cake is wonderful.

This has always been my favorite restaurant in the Charlottesville area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

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DavidB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I can’t say enough about the outstanding service we had from our waitress and the friendliness and caution and care which the rest of the staff showed in relationship to the Covid guidelines. The food was excellent and the spacing of the tables was more than adequate for us to feel safe. We ate outside on the patio which was very pleasant but the sound of the heater was a little annoying at times. That said we had a wonderful evening at Dners.

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Birdie
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were very happy to back at Duners. Everything was wonderful as usual.

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KellyL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shishito pepper appetizer was delicious as well as the salmon with broccoli & basmati rice.

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DougG
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We had a great time. The food was great. It was my wife's birthday and the birthday presentation was tasteful and delicious.

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LisaP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Duner's for 21 years, and have always had an exceptional dining experience.

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JonP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, phenomenal food, impeccable service, and a delightful dinner.

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buzzy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with whole experience and top quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Local and we dine occasionally!

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Salzy
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

We were seated in the enclosed outdoor space as we had requested. Unfortunately , it was a very cold night and no one else was seated there throughout our dinner. The heater fan was noisy and intermittent, so it turned quite chilly when it was not on. No music was piped in and we could not wait to leave. We will not request this type of seating ever again , preferring the indoor seating for a more enjoyable dining experience.

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RobertB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Live in Richmond and stop at restaurant every time traveling through the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!, best dinner of the year. Great Covid setup, very safe

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Craig
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally AWESOME! Perfect in every way!

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vipSylviaH
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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Beth
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been dining at Duners since the 80's. Always delicious and different from the usual. They always have their staples, but the rest of menu changes daily. My go to when I have friends visiting!

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StephanieW
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was diverse and all the items looked delicious. It was hard to pick one entree.
The dessert selection was also varied and looked appetizing!

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MichaelM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service- felt safe, outside adjacent tent was warm and comfortable

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AnnT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful as usual - delightful evening! Looking forward to eating again at Duners soon.

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DavidS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our table was ready early and the service was very attentive.

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SethG
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time and loved it! My wife and I went with our friends and was blown away. Reservations were easy, staff was friendly and helpful. Host was great and our waitress Hannah knocked it out of the park. Being a former chef, the food was prepared beautifully. Delicious and presented wonderfully. Cooked perfectly as ordered. Roasted Duck was the best I’ve ever had, Tuna was amazing and the fried Oysters were terrific. Would highly recommend for a fun date night.

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LizK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Duners Restaurant has a wonderful reputation. We were anxious to try it for the female chef. The food was good but not for one to drive 90 minutes for this experience. I will probably not travel again to eat since I have several excellent food establishments in my immediate area. Service was OK but I did not find the server to be particularly friendly thus making my experience not quite as rewarding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to local haunt. Best in town!

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vipMistyRiverLady
Richmond
48 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duner’s never disappoints - consistently great food and service. The restaurant has done a great job setting up for comfortable social distance dining.

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vipbathcounty193
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tent-dining couldn't be more pleasant! Warm in temperature and very attentive service. So happy Duner's is open and serving terrific food. Our MacCrostie wine was a great price and so tasty. A lovely evening. Can't wait to go back!

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jferr17159
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great spot for excellent food and local atmosphere. Located in Ivy VA.

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JonoE
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good. It was our first time to eat in the new “outdoor enclosure. Tables were very well spaced and ambience was reasonable for such an enclosure. Heaters kept the interior warm but temp regulation had fairly large swings before the heaters kicked back on again; just as I’d reach to put my cost on the heater activated!
Food always good. Fried oysters to start are a highlight. Fish dishes are always solid choices. I tried the Mexican lasagne; it was good. I’d prefer perhaps chorizo in the pork mixture and a warm green sauce over the top. But that’s just me.
Always great service - friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered four steaks. One was overdone but the waitress took it off the bill

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally out of the house dinner date!

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Karebear10386
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Duners was a hidden gem. My husband and I were celebrating our 5-year anniversary and came across Duner’s. The food we had was great and the service was absolutely wonderful. The restaurant did a great job making us feel special and also being safe with Covid guidelines. I would definitely go back! The beef tenderloin was so delicious and so was the Carne asada appetizer!!

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vipGreIII
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was excellent! I couldn’t decide what to eat! I chose the short ribs and they were delicious! The service was excellent and the staff couldn’t be any nicer. I look forward to going back!

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MarinMom
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just moved here from California and found Duners. Great restaurant, great food and nice people. Love it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service.

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ArleneG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! The service was really wonderful!

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KenY
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Service was as well. We were in an enclosed tent type area with a heater. It was comfortable and a good way to add space during these social distancing times. We’ll definitely be back. Lamb with Peri Peri!

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Spyder
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Entrees were delicious and service was impeccable! Disappointed that the dinner salad is now a la carte and no complimentary bread with dinner.

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Outoftowner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Maintaining ambiance is difficult during these covid times. Duners is doing fine with what it has to work with. I'm sure that when this is all over, the decor will improve. Noise level is a little high, but not disturbing.

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Beth
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual great food and great wine....those OYSTERS!!!!

FAQs

Duners Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 293-8352.

Duners Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 992 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.