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Duners - Duners Restaurant, Charlottesville, VA

Duners Restaurant

4.6
4.6
2013 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Duner's, brought to you by Ten Course Hospitality, 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (434) 293-8352
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Christian Kelly
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • UVA Graduation Weekend 2024

    $25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 17 - May 19, 2024
    Celebrate your graduate with the team at Duner's! Lovingly crafted pre-fix menu. Sommelier curated bubbles and optional wine pairings. $85 per person. $25 prepaid deposit, applied to bill the day of dining. Duner's is a Charlottesville classic in the heart of Ivy. We are proud to have celebrated thousands of graduating Hoos over the past four decades. Chef Christian Kelly and Sommelier Matthew Blaszak have created a fine dining experience to pair with the monumental achievement of graduating from Jefferson's storied university. Congratulations Graduate! We are so excited to celebrate with you!

What 2,013 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlottesville

    Healthy

  • Charlottesville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Charlottesville

    Great for fine wines

  • Charlottesville

    Most Booked

2,013 Reviews
  1. Ginger

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Duner's is one of my favorite restaurants but Sunday night it lost some of its luster.The wait staff is always outstanding - special kudos to the young men. I consider your bartender tops but our cocktails were sweeter than one would expect a perfect Manhattan. Our guests said that the rockfish and shrimp were fine. Unfortunately, we all found the oysters soggy. My husband and my beef (medium and rare) had no char at all. Was it the chef's night off or were we off? We'll be back but I think it's important for you to know the plusses and minuses from the diner's perspective.

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  2. DouglasM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had! The food was delicious, our server Kayla was fantastic.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very pleased with our experience at Duners. The food was well prepared at a great price. Would recommend this restaurant to friends.

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  4. Festus

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and staff were excellent. The servings were generous. I look forward to going again.

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  5. DouglasH

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional experience ..! The food was delicious and the server warm and gracious. Delivery was a bit slow, however the restaurant was busy and the server so hospitable that it was inconsequential. Highly recommend this place if you’re looking for one of Charlottesville’s best..!

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  6. George

    Charleston

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was very slow with several tables that were seated after us completed before our entree was even served, Shrimp Alfredo was basically runny and bland, Duck was cooked on one side but almost raw on the other end---almost like it was cooked from frozen, On the good side the sweetbread was good and the 3 mushroom soup delicious! I waited for years to dine here, pretty disappointing overall.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    A total favorite of ours for over 20 years but service was so different tonight! It took almost an hour to get entrees and we had to ask for water refills! I am sure it was just a lack of staffing or unforeseen circumstance but we love this restaurant so much I just wanted to provide the feedback! I also had to get up and to ask for our bill!

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  8. KennyB

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Saw on internet with very good reviews. Was not disappointed. I had crab cakes and wife had Rockfish. Both were excellent! Would highly recommend.

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  9. IanS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience! We come from out of town at least once a year and always have Duners first on our list! Great vibe, excellent, friendly staff, and the same great food year after year.

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  10. Neal

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a nice meal. Like the new additional space.

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  11. may515

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food, drinks and service in Charlottesville!!

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  12. Mbordelon

    Richmond

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are relatively new to the Crozet/Ivy community and have found Duner's to be a wonderful restaurant. This was our third time at the restaurant and it was great. Our server Kayla was very good, a lot of fun and very personable. The meal did not disappoint. I'm pretty good at sensing the atmosphere and I have to say - it was a "feel good" night. Our meal was outstanding, nice selection of wines, great service, relaxing and very comfortable. The chef, Christian, is going to do very well here. The atmosphere is just right with great attention to not only food details for customer details. We will continue to make this our "place" . Thank you to all for a lovely evening.

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  13. JudithP

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely will dine here again. Salmon was wonderful and service was outstanding. So glad reservations are possible to be able to plan in advance. Minor suggestion to dry the lettuce more before adding the dressing. The noise level we knew about - very popular place!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very loud but excellent otherwise. Maybe install noise absorbing panels/ tiles on ceiling?

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  15. HHIrepeat

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding experience at Duners. Fried Oysters were the best we have had and the remoulade sauce perfect. Main dishes of flank steak and beef tenderloin were very tasty. Kayla was Our waitress and she provided flawless Service without being intrusive. Matt certainly knows the wines and we enjoyed his knowledge when chosing a Duckhorn Merlot. Perfect dinner on a rainy night. Thank you!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was honestly the best meal I’ve had in a long time. The noise level was high. Servers spoke incredibly loud which made it hard to have a conversation. The wine selection was diverse and affordable. A hidden gem of northern Virginia for sure!

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  17. Lefty

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All of our main courses, steak frites, flounder and rockfish were excellent. Our server Sasha Z. was among the best ever. Deserving of special mention is the complimentary bread basket. The bread was warm and delicious, and Sasha even offered a second basket!

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  18. MaggieH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All four of our meals, shrimp & grits, salmon, flounder, and pork chop were delicious. I’ve tried many shrimp & grits dinners across the South . . . Duner’s is, by far, the best I’ve had yet! We decided to share the Granny Smith Apple Crumble. Big mistake! The crumble was outstanding! We should have each gotten one! Or, better yet, we should have gotten our own individual desserts. Next time! Thanks to all the Duner’s staff for a wonderful evening. We’ll be back soon. The Harmon’s

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  19. Susa

    Richmond

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food as always and excellent service, as always.

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  20. bt1234

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner and service were excellent. Only issue is too loud.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, a little loud. Pork chop was excellent!

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  22. CliftonGal

    Washington DC

    160 reviews

    3.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The duck dish was recommended but we found the duck a bit tough. Our server was attentive.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Filet was delicious! Noise level was super loud. Love Duners and will be back!

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  24. Corky

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in town. Never fails to shine.

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  25. JLSH

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Busy night on Friday. Had to wait 20 minutes from the time of our reservation to get a table. Place was overly packed on a Friday and not able to manage the crowd. Dinner was extremely slow. Worst dining experience I have ever had at Duner's . Hopefully this was just an aberation and they get back to some normalcy. Food was good. It just turned into 2:45 dining experience that was not expected.

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  26. FarrellV

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Portions are large! Couldn’t believe all my tasty mussels. Very friendly and efficient staff. Amazing value for such a lovingly prepared meal! We will be back!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great as always! One of our favorites in Charlottesville.

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  28. KeyWestLover

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, as usual. We did not get the server we had requested, but the server we had (Sasha) was wonderful--as she has been in the past. I think maybe the restaurant was busier than anticipated early in the evening (5:15) because of the impending winter storm. Anyway, things were not quite as timely as usual, but I think there was a good reason. Still, it was excellent.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Duners is a predictably good dining experience. The food is good and the staff is efficient and friendly. One of my favorite restaurants!

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  30. TimO

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, as always. Service, food, and attention to detail is wonderful.

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  31. may515

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best trout and crème caramel I ever ate! Duners is better than ever with Chef Christian Kelly at the helm.

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  32. BillP

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Diners never disappoints and always delivers a great experience.

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  33. CliffordZ

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was delicious. Seating was tight. Put 5 of us in 4 person booth. 4 in booth 1 at end of table.

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  34. CraigM

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
     we usually have a really good meal there, but the fried oysters, the water poured out of them, and the beef tenderloin was overcooked… Not a usual night😕

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant. Great food and phenomenal service.

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  36. TaylorA

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    after reading all these excellent reviews, maybe my expectations were too high. The food was good but not exceptional. Overpriced for the quality. The dining area was crowded, noisy and very casual ambience. Our waitress was attentive. The wine selection was impressive.

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  37. Susa

    Richmond

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Duner’s is always great. Our dinner there last night was no exception.

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  38. Philip

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent. Ambiance did not truly match white table cloth professional photos, yet we overall had a wonderful meal and would return.

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  39. Roanoakegem

    Richmond

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been coming since 1993. Still the best!, and great food.

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  40. KeyWestLover

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Duner's continues to be an excellent restaurant. Our dinners were delicious, and the service outstanding--Thanks, Lynn. I strongly recommend Duner's. Been going there for about 40 years.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Duners Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2013 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Duners Restaurant

4372 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christian Kelly
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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