The Ivy Inn Restaurant

4.9
2527 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
What 2527 people are saying
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vipDebiK
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really awesome. So flavorful and fresh. Great service.

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RMD62
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice early evening dinner with my family, while visiting my daughter for parents weekend at UVA. Everything was great, from food to service, to ambiance of restaurant. We weren’t in a rush, but were hoping for prompt service- so we could make it back to campus for a 7:30 football game. Everything went perfect. We will be back !

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vipSteveH
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server,Glenda was fantastic! She gave us great recommendations on the menu and was engaging and a delight. The food was great. Loved the rock fish and the gnocchi. Could have passed on the fried green tomato salad. The toffee dessert with the cappuccino ice cream was the perfect end!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful experience. The food was superb and the service was wonderful. If you like mushrooms, get the wild mushroom appetizer. Everything we ate was excellent. If I lived closer, this would be my go-to for special occasions. Thank you, Ivy Inn, for an amazing birthday dinner.

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Zorrito
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! Our server was wonderful. Every bite was delicious!

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DebbieW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our son's 21st birthday here. I had mentioned his birthday via my OpenTable reservation, but I didn't hear back from anyone at the restaurant about it. (I didn't have anything special in mind, so this didn't trouble me.) When we arrived, we were greeted with a complementary glass of champagne, and the menus were printed with a Happy 21st Birthday message at the top! Although we didn't order dessert, the restaurant also provided a happy birthday message on a festive brownie-bite platter. It was a nice way to put a special mark on the evening.

The food was very good, our waitress was attentive, and she and the kitchen were happy to accommodate one of our party members who has numerous allergies.

I highly recommend this lovely restaurant!

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Kriss
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. The ambience snd food were superb

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KathleenH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was fantastic. The restaurant is beautiful, the hostess was charming, our waiter was magnificent and the food was incredible! Can't say enough good things about the Ivy Inn Restaurant. I wish all our restaurant experiences were as wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my wife’s birthday, food and service were excellent!!

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TreborN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and I ordered the Potato Gnochi Bolognase’, wonderful!

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ThomasF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rated number 1 dining establishment in Charlottesville. Well deserved. From wait staff to excellent preparation and food quality, this would be my go to restaurant if I lived in the area. Don’t miss it if you have opportunity.

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vipMrjch
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here - will not be the last. Incredible food. Josh provided outstanding service - and was fun. All four of us loved everything about our experience.

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners we have ever had. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was lovely and the staff accommodating, knowledgeable and pleasant. The food was prepared perfectly. Really a gem of a restaurant and the high point of our stay in Charlottesville

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KerryK
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, great value. I highly recommend.

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vipLkAck
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Everything is as you would hope: the food, the service, the ambience. A lovely place for a quiet escape for a great meal!

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SusanK
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Choice was between C&O and Ivy Inn.....chose the Ivy Inn and was very Happy! Food was phenomenal. Beef cooked perfectly!

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NancyB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service fantastic and the dining experience was perfect for celebrating my good friends Birthday. It will definitely be my go to spot when visiting Charlottesville!

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RCMC3
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simon made our birthday dinner very special. Will definitely be back and will recommend to friends.

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mmike87
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, a great experience. The 4-cheese ravioli and the lamb were amazing. Our server was attentive, entertaining, and knowledgeable. We will certainly dine again.

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NealR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Saturday night, October 9th. Food was really good. Both of us had the rack of lamb with mashed potatoes and green beans. All were cooked perfectly. Red pepper soup was also very good. Our waiter provided great service without hovering over us. The setting in a converted old home was very relaxing. Will definitely go back if we ever get to Charlottesville again.

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vipMarkM
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit the Ivy Inn every few years when we're in Charlottesville. The food and service are always outstanding. A few weeks ago we were joined by friends and everything was as expected. It's always great when everything you've said about a place is confirmed. The bison short ribs, filet and lamb were outstanding. I particularly want to call out our server, Robert S. He was very attentive and funny. He made an effort to work with a younger guest who was uncertain about food and drink choices. I highly recommend all visitors to the city plan a meal here (and join the locals.)

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Michael
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Theresa was outstanding. She was knowledgeable, descriptive and attentive. The food was incredible.

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Fizbanai
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mushrooms and lamb were absolutely delicious. Service was great. Ran out of salmon. Rockfish was disappointing. Overall very good.

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MatthewF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. My new spouse and I went for a romantic dinner and they treated us like royalty.

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LeslieH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was wonderful and we appreciated the option to sit in the outdoor patio very separate from other guests for covid safety. Fantastic cocktails, delightful service, exceptional meal, and decadent desserts! The Ivy Inn is always a family favorite and we will be back again soon. Thank you for making our birthday celebration deliciously memorable!

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vipTeresaS
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was lacking. Our waiter seemed hurried and indifferent. Told us he was bringing Parker house rolls. He did not. I reminded him but we never got the rolls. Hostess attitude was warm and welcoming. She was a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful bday celebration for my husband with dear friends. Personalized menus and a sparkling toast to start. And a personalized brownie platter to finish. Tenderloin and lamb chops were perfection! This was not our first time nor will it be our last. Looking forward to next time 😋

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vipBetsy
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivy Inn always provides a great meal with amazing service. The amuse bouche to start the meal is always a nice touch. Great atmosphere too that encourages quiet conversation. Love it here!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food. The place is lovely and has a very pleasant ambiance.

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vipWendyK
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!! Great service !!
Halibut and sticky toffee for the win!!
Shrimp and grits! Wow!

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vipMatthew
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We let them know we would be celebrating our anniversary. They made sure to make the occasion special. “Happy Anniversary” on the menu (yes!) and also written on chocolate with n our dessert plate.
Our server Heather was phenomenal.

Highly recommend

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Gina
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 49 anniversary and it was so special right from the beginning. Our server was wonderful .. the food outstanding even the other people there eating were so friendly . We will definitely visit again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All the food was delicious, and our server excellent. We did have waiting periods between courses, but I know it’s due to high volume with lower staffing levels than average. Had a lovely experience, and will be back!

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elsthe
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat in Charlottesville. Always a special place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have asked for better!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, ambiance and most importantly food!!!

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NJVADiner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We entertained our UVA 1st year grandson. He was elated with the entire meal - and one of the finest we’ve had in recent history. The service was excellent.

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BrendaF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were awesome! Celebrated our 30th anniversary and they made it very special.

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vipdinnerfortwo
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my husband and I enjoyed wonderfully prepared dinners. He had the lamb and I had the salmon. Even the sides that went with the dishes were excellent. I cannot remember his name, but our server, was extremely pleasant and very efficient. Being the only server it that room, he kept everyone's water refilled, dishes delivered in a timely manner and was a pleasure to speak to with any request.

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 2527 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.