The Ivy Inn Restaurant
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Shrimp 'N Grits
"Wade's Mill" Grits, Country Ham Butter Sauce, Crispy Onion Rings
Grilled Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin
Scalloped Potatoes, Wild Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Cabernet Sauce
Grilled Lamb Chops
Merguez Sausage, Couscous, Roasted Cauliflower, Tomato-Garlic Jus
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
We will be offering a special Five course Prix-Fixe with choices. The cost is $85 per person.
Outstanding, as always. The very best in Charlottesville for fine dining.
Lovely service and food. Great ambiance and helpful staff.
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!
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.
The food was amazing. The atmosphere was relaxing and calm. Staff was positive and helpful. Great family experience.
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.
Everything was terrific! Be sure to have a cocktail and dessert!
Best meal of the year! Thanks so much for a wonderful evening.
Beautiful place, great food, good wine selection, reasonable prices
Amazing and delicious as always!
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.
Food was outstanding, service was excellent in a beautiful old home.
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.
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!
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.
Outstanding experience and the staff created a custom message on the menu. Very nice personal touch.
The food was delicious! I got the India burger which was filling and mouthwatering. The gimlets are delicious and strong.
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!
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!
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.
A bit loud and a little stuffy but great food and service
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.
Great food and great service. More than accommodating.
The Ivy Inn is one of the best fine dining restaurant in Charlottesville.
Always a wonderful experience at the Ivy Inn! The food is fantastic, and they took such great care of us for our anniversary!
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.
One of faves in Cville! You can’t go wrong.
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.
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.
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.
The foods only good - which is subpar for a gourmet restaurant. I have been there before -but will probably not go back.
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.
Great food and service! First class place!
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!
Great experience all the way around. We asked for a private area, and we got it.
What a wonderful surprise. In Charlottesville for a wedding and
Took a chance. Great food. Terrific service. Could not have been happier
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.
Celebrating anniversary. Nice
Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion! Highly recommend .
Excellent food. Cozy. Amazing service. Expectations exceeded. They even customized our menu for our anniversary. Highly recommended!!'
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.