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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

4.8
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1987 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1987 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Quiet
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaisleyL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Don’t skip dessert! The blackberry peach crisp is unbelievable!

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Nicholas
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was great, the drinks were great and I can't think of anything I'd change to make it better. I sat outside which was socially distanced and comfortable. Some places have been using patio furniture but this was certainly more substantial and comfortable. Looking forward to going back!

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MeckenzieH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food! Would definitely go back again! The lamb was awesome and great drinks!

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HeathW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our 16th Anniversary... absolutely one of the best meals we have had in a long time. Everything was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ever

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I made reservations for my wife and I to celebrate her birthday using open table. The menu was custom printed for us and wished her a happy birthday. Even the dessert that she ordered even came on a scripted plate. The pork belly starter, Mac and cheese, and cream brulee were amazing additions to our entrees. Our patio seats were great and the interior of the house/restaurant had a great ambiance to it.

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COB6
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always has a wonderful meal at Ivy Inn. Professional team working hard to make your experience as perfect as possible. The food is impeccable. Great place for a romantic meal.

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and so attentive! The entire staff made our visit so special! Crab cakes were phenomenal- and the crime brûlée & chocolate cake were the icing on the cake for our evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding fresh food and personal service with extra surprises. I highly recommend!

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MarthaV
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional; from the pimento cheese bite to the peach/blueberry crisp (with grilled beef tenderloin and grilled trout in between). Teresa, our server, was a delight. Great place for a special occasion.

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Plush
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We came to The Ivy Inn during a vacation in Charlottesville from Chicago, a great eating town. We greatly enjoyed The Ivy Inn which welcomed us and had our reserved table waiting for us. Our server was outgoing and knowledgeable throughout the evening. My wife and son had trout and I had crab cakes for our entree. An excellent chopped salad was ordered as well along with an appetizer of wild mushrooms.

Each plate held a taste adventure and each dish was very well prepared and plated. Super fresh and cooked with great skill. Bravo to Chef and his kitchen.

We choose a really nice Chardonnay from the Willamette valley and it was wonderfully characteristic and tasted light and fresh.

We would recommend The Ivy Inn to one and all who know food and want a very pleasant night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I took a visiting friend to dinner at The Ivy Inn and we all thought our meal was amazingly delicious. We just moved to Charlottesville and I haven’t been there since I was a graduate student in the ‘80s. I had forgotten about The Ivy Inn until a friend recommended it. I could not believe it was still such a wonderful dining experience with everything I ordered exceeding my expectations. My dining companions felt the same about their meals.

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vipElizabethH
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Our server was very attentive and the they helped us when we were running late due to a hotel issue. Overall, great experience.

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KRISTALWITHAK
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. The service was 5 star. The ambiance was superb. The crab cake and steak dinners were delicious bad the food came out in a reasonable time.

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EbonyT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was lovely the food was flavorful and the experience was beautiful

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vipTCBandIVB
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s 21st birthday and the entire experience was great! Special shout out to Jason for exceptional service!!! We all loved our meals!

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RickV
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Excellent food and service. The decor was out of keeping with the historic nature of the building - kind of stark and monochrome.

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NeilF
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice ambiance, the food was very good and cooked to perfection. The Carrot Cake was the best ever and our server was wonderful!!!!
Neil Fladeland and Dori Hansen

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vipMichaelW
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from start to finish. From the moment we arrived, we felt welcome. The food was delicious as always.

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Jeff
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting. Overall, we were pleased with the experience and will definitely go again. The ONLY thing keeping me from giving them 5 stars across the board was the way my steak was cooked. It was obvious the chef had cut into the meat to
check for the medium rare that I requested. While the majority of the steak was cooked perfectly, the area around the "cut" was dry and and had overcooked to medium well. This kind of action is an absolute "no no" for a fine dining experience.

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vipMaryAnnC
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at the restaurant. We chose the outdoor patio that has a lovely ambience and very socially distant. Our server was very accomodating and knowledgeable. The food was delicious. It is one of our favorites in the Charlottesville area.

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NicoleD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing. We sat on the patio and the service was great.

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James
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and our server Glenda was outstanding. It was our 25th anniversary dinner and they printed our menu special for us with Happy Anniversary at the top. Food was amazing and prepared far more quickly than we expected. I had the beef tenderloin and my wife had the crab cake. Both were phenomenal. Highly recommend, especially for a nice quiet dinner for two.

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carbonunit1
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

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ElizabethL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely anniversary dinner here. The food was excellent, reflecting a variety of culinary traditions and inspirations (still while often using local ingredients), and the service was friendly and attentive. We were seated in a quiet corner upstairs, perfect for a romantic dinner. FYI: the wine list is entirely domestic - but does feature some great local wines! Great cocktails too!

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vipHank
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around

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LesT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beef tenderloin melts in your mouth with wonderful taste. Trout was delicious say the least!

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JudyP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely anniversary dinner at The Ivy. The service was impeccable and the food did not disappoint. There were so many special touches from the menu message, the complimentary sparkling, and the desert with a “Happy Anniversary” in chocolate script. Well worth the one-hour drive from our resort!

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vipTrish
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal during the pandemic! Everyone, guests and staff, wore their masks. Tables were appropriately distanced. But as importantly, the food was fantastic, the service attentive, and the ambience divine. Looking forward to when the world returns to normal, but in the meantime, the Ivy Inn is a great place to have a lovely meal and feel safe!

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normd
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. The food was excellent, the owner was friendly, the wait staff were spot on and the wine selection was perfect for us.

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Woody
Oklahoma City
19 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and as the meal progressed became friendlier. Food was excellent. My spouse thought his crab cake was a tad too salty but overall a wonderful experience. Would highly recommend.

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vipWahoodoc
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal! Ivy Inn never disappoints. We asked for a table on the first floor- no problem! Our server was great: efficient without rushing, observant without intruding and humorous without being overbearing. Their COVID protocol made us feel safe without destroying the ambience of a gourmet meal.

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SusanneD
Denver
90 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was better than I would have thought. Crab cake was among the best I’ve ever had. Our shared appetizers were split for us, and everything was fresh and excellent. It was a great place to celebrate our anniversary. Thanks to our great server, as well.
And Farrell for remembering the Spanikopita order! Yum

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything from the amuse bouche to the entrees were delicious. I had the trout for dinner, and my husband had the gnocchi. Both were outstanding. Service was excellent. The only reason why the ambience didn’t get 5 stars was because we were getting eaten up by mosquitos on the patio, but they did provide bug spray when asked and had fans running. Unfortunately, we were too full to order dessert, but we were still given small brownie bites to end the meal which was a nice touch. Would highly recommend for a fancy date night. We also went during phase 3 of reopening during COVID-19, and everyone was great about wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy Inn was an incredible experience from start to finish! We were celebrating my sister’s birthday and they had special printed birthday menus for our table. Next came the complimentary champagne as we ordered our amazing drinks. (“The Refresher”) is amazing! The Burrata appetizer was incredible! I ordered the gnocchi which was homemade with a very tasty meat sauce. We ordered a few desserts for the table (cream pie and peach crisp-YUM!) and the staff prepared yet another special touch by giving our birthday girl a “Happy Birthday Karen” plate written in chocolate sauce with petite brownies bites! Seriously the best service and quality of food I’ve had in the Charlottesville area thus far. I highly recommend this establishment!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Amazing!

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Hope
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jason was fantastic! The food was delicious and seasoned very well.

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GrayM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and even better food. We were celebrating an engagement and they brought champagne without us even asking. Delicious amuse bouche between courses. Too many delicious things to try

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vipSteveB
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive wait staff, easy conversation in low noise level of Ivy Inn.

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LiseB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely, delicious dinner at the Ivy Inn last night. The patio was quiet and breezy. The service was wonderful. One of our favorite places in Charlottesville. We felt totally safe (re. COVID-19) and had a lovely time. Thank you all!

FAQs

The Ivy Inn Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. The Ivy Inn Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 977-1222.

The Ivy Inn Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1987 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.