Ivy Road House

4.4
138 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located at the westernmost point in Ivy, Virginia. With an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients that celebrates the best of what central Virginia has to offer, seasonal and delicious menu offerings, and a comfortable neighborhood vibe. Join us in the dining room or bar!!

Ivy Road House is the perfect destination for any family gathering, date night or celebratory event. We have full bar featuring a seasonal craft cocktails, local wine and beer from 16 taps.

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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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 138 people are saying
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MarkyMark
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu which is typical for very good restaurants. I had fish and chips (market price/fish of the day which happened to be cod) and my wife had the pasta with salmon. Along with that we had two cocktails and a bottle of sparkling wine.
1) Service was fantastic. Attentive but not overbearing. Server had great suggestions
2) Food: Everything was just cooked perfectly. The fish and chips is hard to do well and not have it come out greasy, I will have to say in all of central VA this is the best rendition I have had. The salmon in my wifes dish..again perfectly seared. Just delicious!
3) Drinks: The cocktails were ok. its possible the cocktails took a backseat to the spectacular Rosemont Sparkling Rose we also had..which happened to be 50% off. We would get that again and again and again.
4) Ambiance: Layout is really well done. Large open space but not loud and felt cozy. There is a small bar with an excellent draft list along with a cpl of tv's.

Overall a fantastic email and dining experience. We will definitely be back!

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FrauC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the Hangar Steak. This time my husband ordered it too because I would only give him one bite last time!

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vipBetsy
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal and Covid safe!

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DennisT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish and chips,Smash Burger and Pasta dish are always good bets.

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FrauC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Ivy Road House. The food is absolutely delicious! I had the hangar steak this visit and it was very tender and tasty. My husband had the salmon and said it was perfectly cooked! My mother had vegetarian pasta and said it was very flavorful, and my daughter had the kids chicken tenders (as always) and loved them! We have been here several times and always love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Celebration of year end accomplishments.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Smashburgers

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hanger steak was cooked to perfection, service was impeccable and the surroundings lovely!

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kevinm
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was just OK, nothing special, especially for the price. The service was , lacking, at best. We were served our app by a food runner who pretty much tossed the plate on the table and never asked if we were ok. We didn’t have utensils to eat with! Same for the mains, runner just dropped the plates, and I do mean dropped with a crash and ran off. It wasn’t that busy for service like this at these prices. My GF and I go out 2-3 times a month, I’m not sure this restaurant will be on the rotation and I live in crozet. Sorry, you have some work to do both service training, I know it’s hard to find workers now but you need to train the ones you have and in the kitchen. You need to decide what you want to be and try to be great at that…..

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Pippin
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We ate at the Ivy Road house last evening. We had two wonderful meals previously, but were disappointed last night. The menu was very limited and they were out of the only healthy thing on the menu. There were no specials, as there had been before, and they had eliminated sides. We doubt we will return unless we hear they have improved.
On a positive note, the wine pours were generous and the servers were friendly, although the service was slow.

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JenniK
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty unique recipes. Good service and knowledgeable staff

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Lucinda
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. The salmon was the best I have ever eaten. The food is delicious and when the bar ran out of our cocktail they went out of their way to make us happy. Terrific customer service!

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Scott
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

For the price there should be more to the meal - i.e. side salad and bread with the pasta dish or more substantial piece of fish. I really want this place to succeed but the food is meh

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service and greet food!

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vipIlovefood
San Diego
74 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pleasant surprise. We hadn't tried this yet and the fare is quite nicely done and a bit different than usual. Service was also very good. Will be back soon... :)

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Hpygirl
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

They need to update the menu and offer a better selection with seasonal produce and some new options

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EmilyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service, delicious small plates, great experience!

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GlutenFreeMN
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivy Road House is a great location to go for good food, a great vibe, and attentive service staff. I got the Hanger steak with fries and it was delicious. Highly recommend this place!

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vipCritic
Richmond
79 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food and service very good except our hangar steaks were very salty

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LarryC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great staff. Everyone was so nice. Great experience. We will be back with friends soon.

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vipNaJK
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everyone enjoyed their dinner and the service was good.

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vipWeaverG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the items on the menu were inventive, the pork shoulder and hanger steak were especially good.

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TontoTam
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We were a party of two. Ordered 3 "small plates" and not one could I say was good.
The wine my friend ordered wasn't good either. And she's not even that picky. I expect to walk into a restaurant and smell good cooking aromas. This had the smell of old cooking oil. All the hype on "Next Door" was misleading as far I am concerned.

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vipLisaB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a reservation during UVA parents’ weekend and found the restaurant. What a wonderful place. My vegetarian daughter and carnivore husband had great options. Excellent food and diverse menu. Try the squash small plate and pork lettuce wraps.

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MARKF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good meal, slightly Overpriced. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service was impeccable. We will definitely return!

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vipDave
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a day trip to Monticello and used Open Table to select a spot for dinner. We are so glad to have found Ivy Road House! It was a delightful experience from start to finish.

I have to admit that we second-guessed it when we pulled into the parking lot. The outside of the building looks a little utilitarian. However, stepping inside was an entirely different experience. The dining room isn’t fancy or ostentatious, but it is very nicely appointed, bright, open, and welcoming. The views out the large windows on the crisp Fall day we were there were of trees and foliage.

The menu isn’t large, but contains a lot of variety. We were so taken by the choices of small plates that we decided to skip entrees, that night, and make our meal from those. We ordered them all!

Wow, what a variety of flavors! All of them delicious!

Favorites on the night we visited were the Panzanella Salad (a must-try if you visit), the Stuffed Squash (a hearty Fall dish with a surprising bright note from the tart turnip greens served with it), and Braised Leeks (simple and delicious). We also thoroughly enjoyed the Tumeric Roasted Cauliflower, Fall Vegetables, Lamb Kofta, and Crispy Sesame Lettuce Wraps (chicken being substituted for pork, that night).

Oh, boy. We were sure full after all that!

After walking through Thomas Jefferson’s gardens at Monticello that afternoon and seeing all the Fall crops the gardeners had growing, it was a real treat to come across this seasonal menu to featured many of those same Fall choices.

Thank you, Ivy Road House for an excellent evening of fine dining fare. We only wish we lived closer so we could visit again soon. Next time we are in the Charlottesville area, you’re definitely on our list!

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DAS71
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was top notch. We can’t wait to bring the rest of the family the next time we are in town.

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vipMsMagenta
Richmond
43 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood find with nice menu selection, good value for price paid, and good service. The pork shoulder was excellent! Our first visit - we will return.

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zwheat
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and great service. A very well-executed menu. We had a wonderful dinner here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Cute place, nice decor. Food left a lot to be desired.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant - will definitely be back!

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George
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was very good. Service was fair. No silverware provided - had to get my own. Price was on the upper end of reasonable.

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vipJayZee
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. The menu was small but diverse. Wine was iffy. Overall, really good.

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vipJennyH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Staff is super nice. Food is okay, menu is limited. Nice interior, tables are spaced out. They have a small bar area to sit.

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Seybert
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

There were four people in our party last night. Three of us ordered steak and every single one of us had a cold steak. Not even lukewarm. Two of the three ordered their steak medium the other person medium rare. The steak comes already sliced and the doneness of all the steaks looked EXACTLY the same. Plus the French fries were served on the same plate as the steak and half of mine were soggy and inedible because of the steak marinade. The other person in our party ordered a hamburger and her French fries were cold. Ivy Roadhouse was closed the day before so I called to be sure they were open Saturday night. She said yes but with a limited menu. I understand restaurants are struggling right now with staff and just keeping people coming into the restaurant. But if you cannot serve a decent meal, don’t bother opening up at all. This was my first visit to this place and my last. The reviews were great and I was anticipating a great meal. I was sorely disappointed. The only bright spot of the evening was our very friendly waitress. Super nice. The hostess was also very pleasant and greeted us with a big smile and a friendly hello when we walked in the door.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service, but the atmosphere is pretty unremarkable. Great spot for a quiet dinner with friends!

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Darcy
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Staff was not very welcoming and we were not attended to with enthusiasm. No smiles. But when leaving they were VERY helpful with a gift certificate I had which actually redeemed the service in my eyes. I had the smashburger which was thin and crusty just like I like it but was not asked how I wanted it (I forgot to offer it too) so it was cooked a bit more than I'd like. I thought the caramelized onions were very smooshy and the fries were smooshy and not crispy. My partner thought his fish sandwich was good, but not great. We ordered several drinks. Two of which had a curdled appearance. I ordered coconut rum and coke and I was presented a cloudy drink with white curdles floating on the top. Not sure what it was but it just wasn't right. The atmosphere was nice. We were seated close to the bridge with the overhead door open so there was a fair amount of after work traffic that banged back and forth on the bridge. I'm really sorry guys, the end feel was a fail for us. We won't be coming back. These are all correctable but because we drove 45 min to get there, you would not be changing for us but for other customers.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cousins reunion. Very nice clean place. Food was delicious! Cars going over a bridge made noise.

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anonymous
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely amazing in every way. The decor was understated and lovely. The food was phenomenal and the drinks were unique and yummy!

FAQs

Ivy Road House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 205-4009.

Ivy Road House is rated 4.4 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

Ivy Road House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/ivyroadhouse/giftcards.

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.