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About The Ivy Inn Restaurant

Our menu features locally influenced seasonal American cuisine crafted by our hands-on executive chef, Angelo Vangelopoulos, and his talented team, with inspiration from our incredible local farmers and purveyors. We are located about a mile west of the University of Virginia, in an historic house originally built in the late 1700s.

2244 Old Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Daily: 5:00- 9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Ivy Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(434) 977-1222

Website:
http://www.ivyinnrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
No live entertainment

Catering:
Available for private on premise catering.

Parking Details:
Large lot with 75 spaces. Also neighboring lot is available as well.

Public Transit:
No public transit

Executive Chef:
Angelo Vangelopoulos

Private Party Facilities:
We have four indoor dining rooms and a covered garden patio. Any and all areas can be reserved for private events.

Private Party Contact:
Farrell Vangelopoulos: (434) 977-1222

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Available for special events. Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal lunches or brunches, business dinners.

The Ivy Inn Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (61)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
Good for a Date (48)
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Romantic (46)
Quiet Conversation (45)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Local Ingredients (30)
Cozy (30)
Worth the Drive (27)
Notable Wine List (21)
Business Meals (15)
Authentic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Seasonal (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (6)
Organic (6)
Fun (5)
Casual (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined a day ago

Dinner date with my wife. We love this restaurant. Best restaurant in town, by far.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a great experience at the Ivy Inn! Thank you for makng my 50th birthday so memorable. From the personalized menus, to the special treats , we truly enjoyed evey minute of our dinner! Service was impecable, food delicios and the ambiance perfect. Thank you for the attention to detail and an unforgettable evening!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent! The Ivy Inn never disappoints. It’s a wonderful atmosphere with truly incredible food.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent meal and service! They made us feel very special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Very nice experience for a friend's birthday. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

classic dining in an old house; great food and service

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The flavor combinations of our meals were amazing. The service and atmosphere were also top-notch. This beats all the other restaurants in town for an upscale evening. Portion sizes were great too. I didn't leave feeling cheated (like at some tapas places in town). If you're going to spend the money, you can't beat it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and service were really so goodthat we will return but I want to redecorate the place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

They were wonderful! It was our anniversary and they really went up and beyond to be personal.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Absolute perfection. Doesn’t get any better than this anywhere. Food (amazing), service (professional and attentive), and atmosphere (relaxing and you can even have a normal conversation). The best in Charlottesville and one of the finest anywhere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great evening with good food and attentive service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Truly amazing!! The Ivy Inn is a Charlottesville gem. We choose this restaurant for all of our special occasions! Always delicious. Always welcoming. Never disappointed. Worth every penny and then some. We recommend shrimp and grits appetizer, anything with oysters- salmon, beef tenderloin, anything pasta!, and most definitely the sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Bon appetit!

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Organic, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 9, 2018

They took an extra effort to make our weeding anniversary special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Food (salmon, steak, vegetables) was excellent across the board. Unfortunately service was very slow and then they seemed anxious to rush us out as we were finishing. I assume they needed the table for another reservation and the slow service created a problem.
We had an excellent dinner with similarly excellent service a week before so hope this was an off night for an otherwise excellent establishment.
Will not hesitate to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Amazing as always!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

5/5 stars. Made my anniversary celebration outstanding. Food was delicious, wine was excellent. Complimentary glass of champagne & personal dessert made to celebrate occasion. Attentive and excellent service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went there to celebrate girlfriend's acceptance into graduate school. They went above and beyond to make it a memorable occasion for us. Highly recommend

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our first time at the Ivy Inn and what an impression. We were seduced by the fantastic food and wonderful atmosphere. Their signature drinks were amazing as well. We can't wait to come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our first visit to the Ivy Inn and after our celebration dinner it will definitely not be our last even though we do not live in Charlottesville. Farrell graciously accommodated our very late request to add two additional guests to our original party of four. We were greeted promptly and quickly made to feel special. The service was excellent as our server Simon took very good care of our party. The presentation of the food, the preparation of the dinners was all excellent! They even recognized the special events of two guests in our party. If you want a special evening of dining in a historic restaurant with all of the ambiance, then the Ivy Inn is your place.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We took our parents here for their 50th wedding anniversary. Ivy Inn printed special menus for our table of 10! which are wonderful keepsakes for our families.
The service is excellent. The food is excellent. The ambiance is quieter, in a respect for your fellow diners manner.
Could not have asked for more!

** will note:
When making a reservation for a group that needs ADA considerations, you MUST call the restaurant. They will do what they can to seat you on the first floor.
There is no handicap parking - I walked with my parents up the brick sidewalk, while my husband parked the car. This is not a deal breaker--as theparking lot is reasonably sized, just without handicap parking spaces.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My date and I agreed on Ivy Inn due to its proximity to her residence, the excellent reviews of the menu and the unique and extraordinary wine list. This little restaurant is nestled amidst a commerce area but sets upon it's own island of trees, foliage and grass which adds to it's charming ambience. As we walked in, I felt a sense of relaxation as and rightly so as this restaurant was part of an inn over 200. I had made a reservation (though it was a Sunday - 1/21) and we were escorted upstairs to the first dining room on the left. It was dimly lit, there was one other couple already seated, and we were seated right in front of the fireplace. My date was looking beautiful tonight ( as she does always) and I wanted to treat her to something special. I ordered us the Robert Foley Petite Sirah. This wine had intrigued me when I was perusing the list at home and we both agreed that this was an excellent pick! Such a very smooth, full-bodied red that made it difficult to put the wine glass down! ☺
Our server, whom was working the whole dining room was very attentive and accommodating throughout the night, constantly keeping the water and wine supply up to par.
As it came time to order, my date ordered the bison and a side of Brussels sprouts while I had the beef tenderloin. Our meals were prepared quite well as the pictures below speak for themselves. The steak was juicy and tasteful as was the bison. My date gave me 2-3 pieces of the bison since I, personally, had never had bison before but were I to return, this would be my pick for dinner. The food was wonderful, the wine was excellent and the company was the best part of the evening (no offense to Ivy Inn 😉).
I want to thank Ivy Inn for making this first date a reminiscent event. The comfy atmosphere, the restaurant temperature, the dinner, the libations, the pleasant staff, the spacious and clean bathroom, and the overall "feeling of being welcomed" throughout the evening. This has made my night! 😃☺❤

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Malcolm was so attentive to our table and made such fantastic recommendations! Although you can't go wrong with Chef Angelo ...His cooking is superb!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

THis is the best dinner experience I have ever had in Cville. I love the creative cuisine, the lovely atmosphere and the professional service. This is where I would spend my evening dining dollars over and over.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food. Really enjoyed everything wait staff very nice attentive but not obtrusive

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We wanted everything on the menu, & everything we ordered was beautiful & delicious! We all had appetizers yet still ordered 2 orders of another just so we all could try it! Our waiter went out of the way to create 6 different mini-appetizers of that choice, & amazed us all! Superb service, delicious coffee, & divine desserts......

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great as always.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food and service were amazing. We enjoyed the Warm Medley of amFog Wild Mushrooms, pork chops and beef tenderloin. The dessert - Sticky English Toffee Pudding Cake was fabulous.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The Ivy Inn is always top notch. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys a great atmosphere and delicious food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food and service. The lamb and rockfish were fabulous. Quiet table for two on 1st floor provided privacy though the dining room was full. Always a consistent first rate experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We have enjoyed dinners at the Ivy Inn many times in the 20 years we have lived in Charlottesville. Angelo & Farrell have created a welcoming dining experience. Always our first choice for local dining.

This time we were with my husband’s golfing friends. Jessica, who makes serving a table of 7 look easy, was our server. My rock fish with oysters could not have been better. My husband enjoyed the perfectly prepared duck.

We highly recommend the Ivy Inn!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Organic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our evening at the Ivy Inn was wonderful. Our server was very attentive—not rushing us or hovering. We had plenty of time to enjoy appetizers before the fabulous entrees arrived. We are never disappointed with Angelo’s mastery in the kitchen and his staff’s service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was the first time we visited The Ivy Inn, and it was delightful -- very quiet, attentive but not intrusive service, focus on local food sources. All that we ate (from soup to dessert) was excellent. We would happily return when we are in Charlottesville again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing dinner at the Ivy Inn once again. The place never gets old and never disappoints.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A wonderful prix fixe menu great service nice wine paring. Highly recommend. Kudosvto Matt our server.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The restaurant provided outstanding courses on a date that has many restaurants performing below par. We dined on New Year's Eve. All courses presented were delicious. We each had a different main course which were exceptional. The Rockfish with Chowder, Beef Tenderlion, Stuffed Pork Chop and Bison Short Ribs were cooked to perfection. Excellent wait staff too! We will make sure to establish reservations again next New Year's Eve.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We weren’t extremely hungry so we had soup.. he had the lobster bisque over a cauliflower flan and it was amazing! I had the butternut squash soup and it was like none I’ve ever had! We also had the shrimp and grits.....everyone should have this at least once in a lifetime. And we had the butternut squash ravioli....to die for...brown butter to perfection! We will be back!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My Husband and I chose The Ivey Inn for an anniversary dinner while on a trip to Charlottesville to visit Monticello. We were seated at a table with ambiance and our server was aware we were there for a celebration. We shared an appetizer and enjoyed two great entrees and a bottle of wine.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The Ivy Inn offered a varied manu with special dietary options for dairy and gluten-free eaters. Our seven family members gathered for the holidays served by highly trained staff! The setting was cozy and unhurried!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food and service were exceptional, all around.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Highly recommend the Shrimp and Grits appetizer, and the Old Rag Mountain Trout.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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