Duners Restaurant

4.8
961 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 961 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.3
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally out of the house dinner date!

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Karebear10386
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
4 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
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipkate
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad that you are “back!” Everything was outstanding
Kate Shaffrey

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GaryD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We generally save our trips to Dunes for special occasions and we have never been disappointed. The service from greeting to good bye has always been above par. Our hat is off to management and staff for the excellent care given to it's patrons. We highly recommend your establishment to others. Keep up the good work.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the gluten free options were great- will be back soon

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TiffanyA
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed out experience at Duner's. The food was excellent, our server was wonderful, and they were committed to keeping the place clean and safe. Would definitely recommend!

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vipMaryH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was great except for the outdoors mandate. Not their fault ... just more enjoyable when the ambiance can be felt by everyone being together

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Salzy
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hands down, our absolute favorite restaurant in Charlottesville. Wonderful food, attentive service and the vest coconut cake on the planet. Highly recommended!

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michaelb
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mussels and Osso Bucco and coconut cake was to die for. Best restaurant in Charlottesville ! Always deliver a first class experience. The variety of menu and quality of food is superb and consistent. Service outstanding as well. Best kept secret in Charlottesville ! Go to Duners !

Mike

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AndyH
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, Excellent Service.... felt very safe for the times... they really go out of their way to make sure the restaurant was safe for all the patrons and staff!

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AbbyD
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our food was delectable! I highly recommend the scallops. Our waitress was very accomodating with my gluten allergy and made the evening such an enjoyable date night out. The chocolate torte was decadent!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner and very nice staff. Will go back!

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Hlady
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Duner's has finally reopened with social distancing and a slightly pared down menu. The food is still excellent, as is the service and ambiance. Although it seemed rather empty compared to pre-Covid times, this resulted in a quieter experience that was nice.

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Goodfood
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was super nice. We enjoyed everything thoroughly. Highly recommend Duners!

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vipXiangrou
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back to Duners since the Covid-19 troubles. Other than the dearth of other diners (due to distancing restrictions), it was just like the good old days. Our server was attentive and very personable. The food (particularly the scallops starter) was as well-prepared and tasty as ever. Menu selections were diverse and the wine list was both affordable and interesting. Overall, it was a very enjoyable meal. For those who are concerned, Duners takes their Covid-19 prevention measures serious, with well-masked staff and disinfectant on the tables.
We certainly look forward to our next meal at Duners.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a small casual dining restaurant with amazing food. Their COVID Precautions were great. We will definitely be back.

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vipHungP
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little hidden gem with Food and services were outstanding. Will be back on our next trip to VA.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely evening celebrating my husbands birthday. We ended up coming ahead of schedule and they graciously accommodated us. The restaurant is small and cozy. Tables spaced due to Covid made it feel like we were the only ones there.
The menu changes often and reflects what’s fresh and seasonal. Our food was delicious. Service was attentive and timely. Decor is a bit old and tired but the restaurant was very clean. Would return if we visit the area again.

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RobinG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, ambience and food !

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vipKeyWestLover
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So grateful that Duner's has re-opened. They are meticulous with regard to making and social distancing. And the food and service were exceptional--as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Outstanding food and service Highly recommend

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vipkate
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

So happy that you are back! The food was excellent, perfectly cooked and aesthetically pleasing. Unfortunately, the lighting in the area where we were seated was too bright and harsh. I am certainly glad for the social distancing and precautions, however, the atmosphere should reflect the fine dining experience. Also, I would suggest music such as light jazz in the background
Overall, it is great to see everyone again!

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BVanderhorn
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were thrilled to be back at Duners after the hiatus. Everything was top shelf, as usual. Just can't say enough good things about this Charlottesville classic.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On only their second night open for in-person dining after quarantine, Duners did not disappoint. With an extremely reasonably priced menu packed full of enticing options, we elected a couple of appetizers–the mussels and the fried oysters (pictured)–followed by crab cakes and a beautiful beef tenderloin on top of the most delicious horseradish scalloped potatoes (pictured). The wine menu was filled with a nice selection for a good value, and the red blend paired well with the beef. You can also never go wrong with a chocolate cake (pictured) for dessert! Thank you, Duners, for a wonderful evening. We will be back.

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IsabellaJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be back and wonderful service food and ambiance with covid safety! Appreciate all the efforts to keep us safe and provide a wonderful dining experience

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TenderHeart
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a wonderful restaurant! I could have made a meal out of the sautéed Brussels sprouts and spinach alone! So special!

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Foodie
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome as usual. Not as full as it has been something before, which was great for the noise level.

Great service, Hannah, suggested just what we were looking for and it was delicious.

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DougL
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Year after year, Duners gets it done. Their preparation of fin fish is finest kind. The Japanese cabbage pancake accompanying the tuna entree is as good as anything that I’ve ever eaten. The three of us shared the Dacquoise dessert: if the virus gets me, I’ll die content that I had the opportunity to enjoy that treat.

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Aricv
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; great location; great people and staff.

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AnnS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an excellent dining experience! Amazing food and staff.

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ConnieM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Duner’s was an enjoyable experience. For was delicious and service was very good. I brought my 23 year old daughter with me to dinner. She ordered a cocktail and wanted it not with ice and told the server that is how she wanted it. The server did mention that this cocktail was usually served on the rocks. My daughter does not like ice in her drinks and felt a little bad that she was told her cocktail should have been served on the rocks. She was a bit upset to be corrected, but the cocktail was still delicious.

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WallaceG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going to Duner’s for dinner....the
food is scrumptious...really delicious and the
service very nice. Such a treat to be able to
make reservations now. Thank everyone for
making our dining experience so wonderful.
Barbara

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 961 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.