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Duners Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1647 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Duner's 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!
Our covered enclosed patio tent is heated and air conditioned, but it is a tent, so dress accordingly!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (434) 293-8352

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Reynolds

  • Neighborhood

    Charlottesville

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,647 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlottesville

    Best Service

  • Charlottesville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Charlottesville

    Great for fine wines

  • Charlottesville

    Good for special occasions

  • Charlottesville

    Most Booked

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  1. PW

    PatrickW

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  2. VG

    VGood

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The restaurant has had some upgrades - cushions on the wood seats for example. They are back at full capacity, so it is noisy. Wine list has improved too.
  3. EP

    ErinP

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked a reservation for dinner with a friend and his mom, who was visiting from out of town, and everything about our experience was perfect! The service was incredible, the drinks were delicious, and the food was the some of the best I have ever had! I cannot wait to come back and cannot recommend Duner’s enough!!!
  4. b

    boomerang

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I wish this was a more positive review, we had dinner celebrating my husband's b-day. The food was marginal at best, especially for the price. The wine/beer selection was good and we enjoyed our spirits. But the appetizer (shrimp) was overcooked and the vegie dishes over salted. A disappointing evening especially b/c other reviews were so positive. Will likely not return for dinner here :(
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been enjoying Duner’s for many years. Truly a special place!
  6. FF

    FruFru

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food is wonderful and very creative!! If you are not comfortable with indoor seating they have a tent with nicely spaced tables.
  7. TF

    TonyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Waiter was super friendly, food was delicious!! The tables indoor are a bit close together. The music and talking combined made for slightly distracting dinning room. Overall a great date night!!
  8. K

    Kaethe

    Baden-Württembe

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service ausgesprochen freundlich. Das Hähnchen war uns zu süß und insgesamt etwas trocken.
  9. KA

    KathyA

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! We had a very nice evening.
  10. R

    Reviewer4321

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Love the food and service. Really noisy.
  12. R

    Robert

    Richmond

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner out with friends. Visited many times and never disappointed. Highly recommend.
  13. g

    greyhoundgirl

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Charlottesville. Delicious food, warm, friendly and efficient service. Reasonable prices. An excellent dining experience with a down home feeling!
  14. BP

    BobP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Excellent service, amazing oysters but overcooked and dry rockfish.
  15. w

    willr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience! We love the food and the staff is amazing! Plus Linda the pastry chef is makes the most amazing desserts!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had a very nice time celebrating a special birthday. Service and food was wonderful!
  17. RS

    RenceS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    The noise level made conversation difficult, but the food was great.
  18. IP

    IngerP

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love coming here--friendly staff who have mostly worked at Duner's for years. Nice neighborhood restaurant to have!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best chicken piccata I’ve ever had. Service and drinks were great!
  20. SH

    SherryH

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Food was delicious and service great. Coconut cake was a bit “wet” and could use more coconut flavor. Carrot cake very dense.
  21. F

    Frisco

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special place, for special occasions, like Friday and Saturday!
  22. KW

    KeyWestLover

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an early dinner with friends. The restaurant was fairly busy, but we had attentive service and excellent food. We enjoyed our dining experience and were glad to have taken our friend there for dinner.
  23. B

    Bradley

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were enthusiastic about the entire experience from our warm greeting, great table and acknowledgment of a birthday celebration. The server was warm and so helpful, as was the sommelier. My guests enjoyed the tomato soup, the fabulous complex garden salad (this was remarkable and should be featured on the menu) seared tuna as well as the pork chop entre. All were delicious and perfectly prepared. The desserts were fabulous and birthday candle was a great touch. We especially appreciated the table steward, JB, who was so pleasant and cordially efficient. The positive energy in the room was wonderful and we look forward to returning for another splendid evening at Duners,
  24. J

    Jamestowngirl

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    When making the reservation, the only seating available was “porch or outdoor “ seating under a tent with patio type furniture. There was no ambiance in this tent - it was as if we were in a storage shed filled also with patio table and chairs, with a yellow caution sign upon entering. It was raining and the floor of the tent flooded. It was drafty and the tent swayed with the wind. The food was great as always but the service seemed not concerned with the effects of the weather. When I complained that I was wet from the rain and my purse soaked on the floor , they said “ we appreciate your flexibility”. For the four of us, the bill finished at $300. We would have been more comfortable with paying $300 for take out. The restaurant was full and very loud and atleast you could hear yourself talk in the tent. However I will not be back to Duners after such a disappointing experience- an evening out is not just about the food - it’s the whole dining experience which lacked in all of the other aspects.
  25. KA

    KimberlyA

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! Will definitely go back.. one of the best places we’ve eaten in Charlottesville!!
  26. M

    Molly

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food here is ALWAYS excellent! Wine list includes some favorite local wines. Service was cheerful and timely.
  27. k

    kate

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! It was a excellent dinner and birthday celebration
  28. J

    Jack

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Restaurant was very, very noisy. All surfaces inside restaurant were, so very little sound was absorbed.
  29. KB

    KennedyBW

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, but I do wish there were more vegetarian options! There was only 1 vegetarian entree, and no vegetarian appetizers aside from the cream of mushroom soup. Service was excellent, and they have a nice wine list!
  30. m

    msmms

    Greensboro

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We enjoyed our first visit there, and would definitely go back!
  31. SD

    SteveD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great dinner. Great service. Really noisy. Doesn’t keep me from wanting to come back but makes me careful who I come with.
  32. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Made reservations more than one week in advance.
  33. B

    Badtothebone

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We had a wonderful dinner and our waitress was absolutely fantastic! The food was great the portions were excellent and I can’t say enough about the experience!
  34. BM

    BMW1001

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It was perfectly ok but nothing more, very simple menu.
  35. Y

    Yoyo

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely place but very busy so service, while top notch, was a little slow. Very loud, making conversation a little tough. Amazing food and wine.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Best place to eat in Charlottesville
  37. A

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful night celebrating my anniversary at Duners. It was my first visit & a highly anticipated one (have wanted to try the restaurant for a very long time) - so needless to say, I had high expectations. Sure enough, they were met & then some. Incredible food & service and will be back no doubt.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Duners!
  39. KP

    KimP

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Party of six to celebrate my adult sons birthday. Food was excellent service had ups and downs. Sommelier decanted wine in the back of the restaurant? Which I thought was odd as it is usually done tableside. I had made a special trip to drop off cake and candles earlier in the day and this was somehow never communicated to the server. I got up and reminded a hostess, then the server came over to apologize thereby blowing the whole surprise….. disappointing. Otherwise the service was friendly and attentive . Food was good, portions large but very vey pricey for what/where it was at nearly $40 per entree. Also was informed of a $2per person fee for cake, we were charged 15 for 6 of us. It was a nice dinner… not sure if I would go back
  40. JS

    JohnS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very nice place and great service. The food was good but not great. It is expensive. I ordered Halibut and it was really dry.

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 1647 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 31 times today
Google Map for Duners Restaurant

4372 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Charlottesville

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Reynolds

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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