The Ivy Inn Restaurant

4.9
2586 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
We are a fine-dining restaurant that has reinvented itself during the pandemic. We have taken out tables and chairs to space people safely. Dining inside and on the patio is limited. In addition, we are offering Take Out with Curbside Pick up. You can find our menu on our website at ivyinnrestaurant.com.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

We will be offering a special Five course Prix-Fixe with choices. The cost is $85 per person.

What 2586 people are saying
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vipBrian
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always. The very best in Charlottesville for fine dining.
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xela
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and food. Great ambiance and helpful staff.

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Hornfan
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was probably the best turkey dinner I’ve had out - rivaled my own! I would have paid the same amount for less food tho! Massive amount. All wonderful-just the size of the appetizers was just to large. Wonderful meal tho thank you!

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CatherineW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because the meal was for Thanksgiving, we had the fixed menu, which is not from The Ivy Inn's usual menu. The meal was outstanding, from the amuse bouche through to the three desserts served.

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JamyeW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The atmosphere was relaxing and calm. Staff was positive and helpful. Great family experience.

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vipDiscriminatingFoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely the best food we've had anywhere in Charlottesville in the last 2 1/2 years. Autumn salad was ever so fresh with perfect balance of sweetness and tart vinaigrette; starter pasta was finished off in record time by my adult son and daughter who normally would look scornfully at the healthy ingredients. My daughter, who studied in Florence for a term, stated it was as delicious as any pasta she had experienced in Italy. Lamb was cooked to perfection with delightful mustard coating on the outside. Key lime pie was perfection (and my family is from S. FL!). Waiter was knowledgeable, responsive, professional, (with a good sense of humor when we reached out to him but he never intruded on our group) and gave great advice about the menu. My only regret is that we don't have another reservation this week before we leave, LOL!
Huge thanks to the chef and our nice waiter (he even took good pics for us!) for giving us such a delicious and happy family night out, particularly the night before Thanksgiving. You both totally rock.

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may515
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific! Be sure to have a cocktail and dessert!

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Mattheww
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of the year! Thanks so much for a wonderful evening.

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PAHEVI
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful place, great food, good wine selection, reasonable prices

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vipLaura
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Charlottesville once a year to stock up on our wine inventory. The Ivy Inn is our favorite place for dinner. The food is amazing in both presentation and flavor. The service is always amazing. The menu covers just about everything with both unique additions as well as staples everyone will enjoy. It’s just a great place all around! Pricey but well worth it! Give it a try. You will NOT be disappointed.

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Rick
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, service was excellent in a beautiful old home.

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TonyM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the trip to Charlottesville. The attention to detail by the server, the quality of the food, and the atmosphere all made for a wonderful evening.

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Anne
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, we love their new (to us) menu.
I had the the Ivy mixed greens salad (way more superb than it sounds), the wild mushroom medley, the excellent salmon dish and the creme brulee. All four were wonderfully flavorful - really inspired - and OUTSTANDING in every way, which is saying a lot in this city of great restaurants. My husband loved all his choices too! Our server was an absolute delight of a person while also 100% professional.
Same with the other staff we saw.
Can't wait for our next time there!

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vipSalzy
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We consider The Ivy Inn to be one of our favorite restaurants in Charlottesville. This mid-week visit was great as always. The atmosphere is cozy and pleasant. Service is friendly and impeccable and the menu is very varied. Hard to get a weekend reservation unless booked weeks in advance, due to the popularity of this fantastic restaurant.

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TobyN
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience and the staff created a custom message on the menu. Very nice personal touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! I got the India burger which was filling and mouthwatering. The gimlets are delicious and strong.

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MCoop
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diverse menu - it was hard to choose, everything sounded terrific. Fabulous food: Shrimp & Grits, Bison Short Ribs, Butternut Squash Ravioli were all wonderfully prepared and beautifully presented. Portions were generous but not enormous. It was our anniversary and the staff went all out to help celebrate it which made the experience even better. We would definitely recommend it!

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lisamva
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

REMARKABLE PLACE! HIDDEN GEM is an understatement! Everything from my first call to make a reservation to the post dinner visit to our table by the owner was 10 stars!! The food was nothing less than superb! My mom's 78th birthday was one we won't forget!

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caje
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Charlottesville. New, flashier places keep opening (and closing) but this is consistently the best place in town and has been for years.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit loud and a little stuffy but great food and service

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vipRLW3
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dining at the Ivy Inn for years and it continues to be one of Charlottesville’s best and most consistent restaurants. Food is excellent and wait staff always attentive and helpful with food and wine choices. Extensive wine menu with something to please everyone along with a great signature cocktail list.

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Persius
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. More than accommodating.

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Darren
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy Inn is one of the best fine dining restaurant in Charlottesville.

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EdwardW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at the Ivy Inn! The food is fantastic, and they took such great care of us for our anniversary!

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JSmith
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We were dismayed that the "outdoor seating" was in a sealed room with a large glass garage door that remained firmly closed. It was not terribly cold, but there was no ventilation and the outdoor heaters were off. Only about half the staff wore masks, and neither of the waiters in the "outdoor" area did. So we did not feel terribly comfortable with the covid protocols. The dinner was good, but not extraordinary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of faves in Cville! You can’t go wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was exceptional and our meal was incredible. We would not hesitate bringing family and friends for a perfect meal in an exceptional setting.

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vipBobS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was outstanding: courteous reception; quick and attentive service; beautiful atmosphere; excellent food and drink. Ivy Inn is one of our favorite restaurants and never dissapoints.

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vipJack
Washington DC
224 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We have been here several times over the years but this dinner was just not
up to previous.
Salad to start was excellent.
Rack of lamb was not a rack but 3 separate small chops that were supposed to be
medium-medium rare but more well done. Sauce was good as well as ratatouille.
Chicken was also overcooked and the roasted potato was well done and hard
Server was very good and attentive.

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vipanonymous
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The foods only good - which is subpar for a gourmet restaurant. I have been there before -but will probably not go back.

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Alex
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service for the price. We have easily spent double for the same quality at other places. Great menu variety and everything was prepared well.

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vipJackN
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! First class place!

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Jeanne
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire dining experience was incredible, from the appetizer to the dessert! It was so wonderful that I insisted on meeting the Chef to tell him how much we all loved everything about our meal! We eat out a lot in D.C. where we live, but this experience was something we will always remember! I can still taste the warm homemade fresh bread! It would be a lovely venue for a romantic dinner or a wedding reception!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all the way around. We asked for a private area, and we got it.

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BarryH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise. In Charlottesville for a wedding and
Took a chance. Great food. Terrific service. Could not have been happier

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Ivy Inn and often go there for special occasions (large or small). The food is consistently excellent and the service is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating anniversary. Nice

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CindyB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion! Highly recommend .

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Aaron
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Cozy. Amazing service. Expectations exceeded. They even customized our menu for our anniversary. Highly recommended!!'

FAQs

The Ivy Inn Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 977-1222.

The Ivy Inn Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 2586 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.