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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

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2088 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.

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 2088 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DebbieC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sticky toffee pudding was a must, absolutely delicious!

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MarissaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, best meal I’ve had in a long time. Highly recommend the pork.

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StephenL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! Service a little slow. One girl for 6 tables.

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robm
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistency and quality of food is always good. The menu has great variety for all diets. The service staff is great and friendly. Always a hit when we go.

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MarkWahoo
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at the Ivy Inn is always something special! It is our go to restaurant when we want a special meal. Outdoor dining was great too!

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff was knowledgeable about the food

BM
BethM
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and attentive, and safe. Food was phenomenal, as always.

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vipGregg
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, outstanding service and overall a very enjoyable evening.

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EdieM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, but the tables were too close together and without barriers to protect sufficiently against Covid-19 spread among guests.

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PaulM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat in Charlottesville!! The food and waiter were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, from service to food. Everything was delicious.

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teadrinker
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful dinner — outstanding service, and delicious and elegantly presented food, while also maintaining good safety standards.

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Ladybug4882
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful dining area, delicious food and impeccable service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were phenomenal. Our waiter brought us champagne for my husband's birthday without us asking which was a very nice surprise. Additionally we decided to share the pork belly appetizer and the chef actually split it onto 2 plates for us. Our appetizer, entrees and desserts were all beyond amazing. But the pork belly appetizer was definitely my favorite part of the night. SO good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service even better!

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CindyW
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & food, fantastic! I will go to Ivy every time i come to Charlottesville, for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant - dog friendly on covered patio but call ahead! Accommodated dietary restrictions and every course we had was delicious.

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CharlesJ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy our celebrating our annual anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to dinner and had a wonderful time. The food and atmosphere were five stars! We can't wait to go back.

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BarbaraB
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was great the food was very good
we had a great dinner
We sat out on the patio it was a bit chilly
next time would like to be inside a little more Atmosphere but totally enjoyed our evening and would go back again

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service was great. My son declared the food and desert the highlight of our whole weekend. Lol. I think the internal decor is really outdated and could use an overhaul. But overall was great

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BonnieP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. It is our favorite restaurant and we go there for every big celebration. Thank you To Chef V and All of his staff.

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CraigC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I made the mistake of not asking for seating downstairs. It is rather difficult for me to maneuver the flight of stairs to the second floor. I had knee and hip surgery and have trouble coming down stairs. I would strongly recommend adding another handrail to the lonely one. It would provide more security to your customers.

Also, our waiter Robert was awesome in all ways...

Great food at fair prices... Only recommendation would be a small house salad that comes with your dinner... The selection of appetizers and main entries are very good...Not to mention the well rounded and delicious selection for desserts.

Craig and Kim Conboy
PS: Plan to return in the near future and will ask for downstairs.

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ShenValDude
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. One of the best restaurants on the East Coast hands down. The food was decadent and the service was on point! The little touches made all the difference!

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vipLouLou
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband's birthday -- the Ivy Inn is our go-to place for special dinners, but we are going more often because it is so divine! The food is exceptional and the service matches the food -- exceptional.

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JanellN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the Ivy Inn for our wedding anniversary. It was a wonderful experience! The food was deliciously and nicely presented, and the ambience was perfect! Our server, Theresa, was the best! We will definitely return soon!

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WalterH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Shrimp and grits was absolutely best I have had. Steak and crab cakes and the deserts were excellent.

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vipNamkrow
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lamb chops had a strange tomato type of sauce which was not good. Trout was good. Bread really good. Lightning too dim.

LM
LibbyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST place to eat in Charlottesville! We were celebrating our anniversary and they greeted us with glasses of champagne and a special card. The wine list is extensive and appropriately priced. Appropriate measures were taken with distancing during this Covid pandemic time. The food was perfectly prepared (green salad with beets and feta, lamb chops, tenderloin and creme brûlée) and well presented.

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Barb
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal and service, excellent respect for social distancing throughout. Consistently high quality.

LM
LibbyM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite meal I’ve had in Charlottesville. Absolutely delicious food and wonderful service. I marked a 4 for ambiance only because the location of our table was far from lighting so it got a tiny bit dark at the end of our meal.

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Chubs
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch. We were greeted quickly and with a friendly smile. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly also. As it was our anniversary, we were given a complimentary champagne toast as well as special menus wishing us Happy Anniversary. The menu was varied , but not too overwhelming. Everything we had was excellent and each course was served with sufficient time to enjoy them. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and we will definitely return soon!!

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Theodore
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our evening. The service (Simon) was great - so helpful and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back!

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vipHelmut
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. Local sources.
Will be back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful experience here post covid opening. Everything was clean and very socially distanced. Food was AMAZING! A must go to in Charlottesville!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fine. Meal and ambiance

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal - She Crab soup and the tenderloin were outstanding. Service was well timed and non intrusive and she gave excellent recommendations.

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MaidsNightOut
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is inventive and delicous; the service is excellent. (Thank you, Simon)

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vipStacyA
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous again. Ivy Inn does not disappoint. We look forward to this every year. We sat outside this time and the noise level on the patio was low. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

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JamesB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How nice to be at The Ivy Inn on a rainy evening and have a green salad, Crabcake with Rice and Corn, fresh bread, and a bottle of Yakima Valley Cabernet Franc. Excellent, friendly service made for a special birthday.

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 2088 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.