The Ivy Inn Restaurant

4.8
2141 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
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

Featured specials

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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

We will be serving a Traditional Thanksgiving Feast. Five Courses. Seated and served. Indoor and Patio seating available with tables 6 ft apart.

What 2141 people are saying
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vipredsun33
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Apps were good entree (lamb chops) very good. Service was good.

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TomM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glenda provided excellent service, and the food was exceptional. Courses were timed to our liking. The wine list is extensive but too expensive. COVID-19 protections were in place. It was an excellent choice for a birthday dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter was super patient with me as I couldn’t find the right wine. He picked one that was perfect.

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JayK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Charlottesville, there are numerous restaurants but only one Ivy Inn. I grew up here in Charlottesville. The Ivy Inn has been so special to my family and me over the years whether we are celebrating a special occasion or going for dinner on a Saturday. The food and service is unparalleled in our town and region. All dishes utilize the freshest and when available the best our region has to offer. I love Shrimp and Grits. I have sampled them all over our country and the Ivy Inn's dish is pure heaven. It is listed as an appetizer however, you can and should order this as your main entre'. I cannot recommend an evening at The Ivy Inn any higher or your list be it a local or a guest from out of town.

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BonnieS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional! Hope to go back soon.

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TeresaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING! Well worth it! We were celebrating a 50th Birthday and they surprised us by Having Happy 50th Birthday printed on our menus, wrote Happy 50th Birthday in Chocolate on our dessert plate. They even provided a free glass of 🍾 champagne for each person at the table and mini brownie bites. Above and Beyond anything we expected!

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JulieS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy Inn always provides an exceptional dining experience. We have enjoyed the curbside service and patio dining. Their attention to serving an outstanding meal in both circumstances is much appreciated and always enjoyed.

Thanks, Ivy Inn!

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vipElise
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and COVID-19 protocols were followed. My husband ordered the trout, which was two filets together. I had the osso bucco which was soft and tasty. We ate here for our anniversary dinner and since the restaurant was notified of this ahead of time, they gave us some special treats -- menus were printed with "Happy Anniversary" and they gave us each a glass of bubbly to celebrate. Our dessert dish also had Happy Anniversary written on it in chocolate.

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VeronicaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time out to a formal restaurant since March 2020. They are doing a fantastic job keeping everyone separate, seated, and wearing masks. Their outdoor space is fully covered and actually enclosed except one half wall, which was covered in plastic. Beautiful ambiance. The food was exceptional. Service was great. I felt safe.

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localfan
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy Inn is the perfect place to celebrate any special occasion welcoming us with a Happy Anniversary! the food was wonderfully prepared. Osso Bucco was tastefully prepared and so tender no knife was needed. Our other entry the Lamb was a perfect medium rare as ordered quick note the menu indicates Lamb Chops but the chef will do a full rack if preferred (suggested by our server!) was a wise decision! Service was friendly and attentive.

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MeganM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at The Ivy Inn did not disappoint. The food was extraordinary and the service was friendly and attentive. This was truly a delightful experience.

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LisaS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was fantastic and service was very attentive.

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vipBrian
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful as always. Love the new bread! And the new dessert.

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vipKFox
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb, inviting and generous. Feels very safe these days in the er of covid-19

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JTcville
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily our favorite romantic restaurant in Charlottesville.

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MrsKut
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals my spouse and I have had in a long time! The atmosphere was cozy, the service was outstanding, and the food was absolutely phenomenal. We shared a salad and the pork belly appetizer (which they graciously split for us) and while the salad was outstanding, the pork belly dish was one of the best tasting things I’ve ever eaten in my entire life. For entrees, the chicken with crispy polenta was delicious and the veal was tender and tasty. It was our honeymoon so they also gave us a homemade brownie plate on the house! All in all a wonderful experience.

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KayeR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and creative. Service was excellent also. Great wine too!

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Chubs
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, ambiance and excellent service!

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vipCarter
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dining experience!!! Even in COVID with masks, they delivered a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place was amazing. The service was perfect as well as the food impeccable. We highly recommend dining here.

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vipLindaH
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for our anniversary and the staff could not have been more accommodating. The food was outstanding, wish we lived closer so we could visit more often. Thank you for making our evening a special one!

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JacobG
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our food was great! We loved the lamb and trout; and the carrot cake was fantastic.
We really enjoyed our server, Simon; very knowledgeable and kind. Thank you so much for a great date night!

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DannyW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second year coming here for our anniversary, and I hope the tradition continues. Fantastic food and drinks, and the best service! The staff goes out of their way to make it special for us. Highly recommend! 10 out of 10.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! The food was delicious would definitely come back! 😍😍😍

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our server, Simon, made our evening experience memorable.

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Our waitress was so kind to us the whole time and offered great suggestions for food selection!

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MacR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere
Amazing staff
Amazing food
Amazing experience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance. The beef tenderloin and pumpkin ravioli were top notch.

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Patti
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food, service, ambiance was all great. Our server was very helpful and sweet. Only concern we were very careful to select outdoor seating, and surprised to see it was a room with all 4 sides enclosed. Distance between tables was good, just not “outdoor”.

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Cocoakelly
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect - from the food and service to the safe dining experience!

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ShawnN
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely phenomenal! They have the best chowder soup I’ve ever had. Great atmosphere and ambience!

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MatthewF
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It took me 20 years to get here, but it was worth the wait. Phenomenal food, excellent wait staff, and a delightful ambience. I loved everything about the experience, and will be back very, very soon.

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vipMelissaT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! Excellent service. The ideal outdoor dining experience with warmth and comfort provided.

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GeorgeH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy Inn is our "go to" restaurant for a special night out. The atmosphere is very nice, the food is excellent and the service is outstanding (even during COVID)!

I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a great dinner experience.

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vipgggtex
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From seating through the entire meal, The Ivy Inn Restaurant team made my birthday very special. They printed a Happy Birthday Menu. The rack of lamb was superb! For dessert, they creatively included Happy Birthday in Chocolate on my dessert plate! A truly excellent meal with outstanding service.

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GerryM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice setting. Nice menu choices. Nice service. Very pleasant dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was stellar. Delicious locally sourced ingredients. Superb wines. Highly recommend !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy Inn is an outstanding restaurant. The service, by Malcolm, was superior. Our food was perfectly prepared and presented. We have never had even a hint of a bad experience here.

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SkyehodO
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was really outstanding except I feel compelled to mention the piped in music - smooth Jazz dentist office type sounds - were too loud and distracting. Very low classical music would be much better.

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JOHNJ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat. This was our dining choice for our 39th anniversary. We were very pleased with the everything from the staff who greeted us at the door, to our server, and especially the food. The presentation of the plates was only exceeded by the actual taste. You won't gone wrong dining at The Ivy Inn for a special meal.

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 4.8 stars by 2141 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.