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The Ivy Inn Restaurant, Charlottesville, VA
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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

4.9
4.9
3118 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Seasonal Local American Cuisine. We use many local products from local farmers. We are located about a mile west of the University of Virginia campus. Historic old home turned into a restaurant. Three small intimate dining rooms upstairs, one on the ground floor and a large weather protected patio. In the winter the Patio is heated. Family owned since 1995. Special diet needs met upon request.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (434) 977-1222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Angelo Vangelopoulos

  • Private party contact

    Farrell Vangelopoulos: (434) 977-1222

  • Neighborhood

    Charlottesville

  • Cross street

    Ivy Road

  • Parking details

    Large lot with 50 spaces. Also neighboring lot is available as well.

  • Public transit

    No public transit

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,118 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Best Food

  • Virginia

    Contemporary American

  • Charlottesville

    Best Overall

  • Charlottesville

    Best Food

  • Charlottesville

    Best Service

  • Charlottesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Charlottesville

    Best Value

  • Charlottesville

    Innovative

  • Charlottesville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Charlottesville

    Great for fine wines

  • Charlottesville

    Romantic

  • Charlottesville

    Good for special occasions

  • Charlottesville

    Most Booked

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  1. BP

    BarbaraP

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fine dining in Charlottesville, and it is always consistent with the quality of food, the service and ambiance.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere and the staff is amazing. I know I knocked the food down but it was only because of what they called a carbonara. First the menu says pancetta but the dish was served with bacon a completely different taste profile. But even worse it was served with two fried eggs on top, a carbonara should never have a fully cooked egg white on it. I wish I took a picture when it was served but all I have is my take out photo. If it wasn’t for the carbonara, everything else was spot on the lamb, soup, tuna and the sticky toffee pudding cake is to die for. I would definitely give them another chance but select a different menu item.
  3. C

    Catch22dining

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most excellent dinner, sample of the gnocchi that was tasty and wonderful desserts with excellent service by our wait person
  4. LW

    LoisW

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food was excellent- but our server was maybe having a bad night. She was abrupt almost rude. The food came quickly and was beautifully presented. Everything we had was delicious.
  5. C

    Ckamp

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It couldn't have been better. The staff members were friendly and helpful. The rockfish was the best I've ever eaten and the desserts - oh my, perfect.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the atmosphere was very cozy and welcoming! Our waitress was also great, and she did everything she could to make us comfortable during our meal!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    47th wedding anniversary.
  8. WL

    WilliamL

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brooke was an outstanding representative for the inn. Made several suggestions, explained the menus very well . Attentive but not too much. Friendly and kept our occasion low key as we requested. Dinners were outstanding! Bison NY strip for myself, done to perfection with delicious sides and sauce. My wife’s lamb lollipops were perfect. Her side was ,again, delicious. Deserts, cream brûlée for her and torta ciocolata for me, we’re wonderful.
  9. S

    Spinner

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All dishes were excellent. Great bartender. Only recommendation is that the lamb is great , some of the best I’ve had , but the portion Is too small.
  10. PM

    PaigeM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live close by and first time to go! Will go back. Sat outside on patio which is really not a patio very nice enclosed area and very warm. Menu varied and all good! Can’t wait to go back.
  11. JM

    JuliaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was absolutely amazing, from the ham biscuits to the perfectly prepared rockfish and pork chop to the inventive key lime pie, and our server was delightful.
  12. P

    Peter

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Nice ambiance, the plates are really small and you end up still being hungry after and appetizer and an Entree. Cocktails are not very good and its very overpriced. The patio área, its not nice at all. You fill like 2nd class customer in the patio.
  13. R

    Rana

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely find in Charlottesville Va. The food was excellent, our server was phenomenal. We each had the tenderloin which was cooked to perfection. Coffee served in warm cups with our dessert was perfect! We will be back.
  14. BW

    BenW

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Refined dining. Elegant presentation. Sublime flavors and ingredients expertly paired. Yum!
  15. J

    Jean

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Wish I could remember the waitress who served us because she was wonderful! Even brought us champagne for our anniversary celebration, which had not been requested. Would highly recommend Ivy Inn for anyone looking for exceptional food and service.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the staff, everything was Wonderful! Perfect birthday dinner!
  17. DM

    DavidM

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ivy Inn never disappoints.
  18. RP

    RandyP

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful in all respects. We could not have asked for a better New Year's Eve dining experience.
  19. g

    greyhoundgirl

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a perfect experience for a family New Year's Eve dinner. Delicious food, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend! Surpassed expectations.
  20. AD

    AshcroftDiners

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've made several visits and always delighted. This is one of Cville's greatest charms.
  21. JT

    JessicaT

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Neither my husband nor I eat much meat, and neither of us eat pork. We have dined here before and it was off the charts amazing but this menu was so meat-focused with pork in just about everything that it was extremely limiting. We had the pastas, which were good. Our waitress was wonderful!
  22. D

    Dehhoff4

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was delicious & the atmosphere of the Inn was delightful.
  23. CT

    CTR1

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took our visiting children and grand child out for a special meal.
  24. L

    Leeannh

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing. We will come back! They personalized the menu with a happy 42nd birthday on the top!
  25. CD

    1CvilleDiner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ivy Inn is far and away the best restaurant in the Charlottesville area. It’s expensive; but diners get what they pay for. Great menu variety, courteous and intelligent service, lovely surroundings make this our go-to restaurant for any special occasion, any celebration. There are newer, more ‘trendy’ places - but we’ve seen nothing to compare with the consistently excellent service and beautifully prepared food at Ivy Inn. Our group recently had their crispy rockfish, pork chop, beef tenderloin, shrimp and grits. Each dish was accompanied by outstanding side dishes and house salads that were composed of the freshest ingredients. Our CA Merlot was just right. The tables upstairs are placed so that there’s no crowding, just nice ambiance. Ivy Inn is the best!
  26. ML

    MLBi

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ivy Inn consistently delivers excellence in food, wine selection, and service in a relaxing, charming atmosphere. Last night’s rack of lamb and bison steak were perfect - and creative- in recipe design and execution, yet the kitchen pays the same attention to the Ivy Inn green salad. In decades of dining out, I’ve never been to a place as consistently excellent. We feel the love!
  27. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the Ivy Inn didn't disappoint. They created a Wonderful environment for my son's 17th birthday!
  28. MM

    MorganM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was incredible! We got the pork chops, the rockfish, oysters Rockefeller, key lime pie and icebox cake. Everything was incredible. Our server was sweet and attentive (Theresa) and we overall enjoyed our time. They made a custom menu for my birthday and brought out a dessert plate with cookies that had happy birthday written in syrup. Was a great experience!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary: myself, my husband, my sister, my brother-in-law, and our adult nephew. The food and drinks were great. The service was sparkling and was one of the more memorable dinners of our time together. Will be back and thank you.
  30. VM

    VickyM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful Christmas Eve Eve dining experience. We planned on patio dining, but asked to sit inside in advance do to the cold temps and was accommodated. However, the patio was also nicely decorated and warm on arrival. The service and food were super good. We will return and think you should ignore the curmudgeon review who didn't get his way! Beautiful and yummy!
  31. RW

    RWinVA

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW!! I’ve dined at The Ivy Inn over 100 times and continue to be amazed by the dishes Chef Angelo turns out. Last night, a masterfully-executed gyro sandwich (who’d have thought?) followed by bison steak and a sinful chocolate icebox cake. Bravo! Lovely Christmas decor and festive atmosphere.
  32. S

    Susie7

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner for a birthday celebration - the Ivy Inn made our birthday dinner a real treat!
  33. B

    Betsy

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband’s birthday at the Ivy Inn. Delicious food and outstanding service as always. The Ivy Inn is our go to restaurant in Charlottesville for celebrations and great meals.
  34. DW

    DonaldW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous! Everything was so tasty and memorable. I had the NY Strip (Bison) cooked rare as chef recommends, my wife had the trout. Both were so good, as was the chowder and ham biscuits appetizers.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining in Charlottesville
  36. BS

    BethS

    Tallahassee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants we’ve had the pleasure of dining in! Exceptional food! Try the pork belly!
  37. M

    Maui

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply wonderful - cold evening, restaurant warm and inviting, holidays in the air. Classy and knowledgeable service. Food was perfect...thanks for a great evening.
  38. TM

    TimM

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Romantic setting and good menu options. Thanks
  39. MG

    MegG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely dining experience. Jessica was our server and she was wonderful. Food was wonderful. We are in the 2nd floor. Not overcrowded, felt cozy and intimate. Would certainly go back next time we visit Charlottesville.
  40. JO

    JOES

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Limited special effort to recognize our 20thy anniversary. Server had to many tables to devote adequate time to each table. Appreciated spiting the entree in the kitchen as directed and serving on a second hot plate. Server brought receipt from wrong table.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 3118 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for The Ivy Inn Restaurant

2244 Old Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ivy Road

  • Neighborhood

    Charlottesville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Large lot with 50 spaces. Also neighboring lot is available as well.

  • Public transit

    No public transit

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Angelo Vangelopoulos

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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