The Ivy Inn Restaurant

4.8
2217 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 2217 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.7
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! We will make this part of our annual trip to town.

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vipBinnie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Great date night place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever!

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John
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

At my age, seating on the first floor would have been much easier to navigate.

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JohnT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual! Food and experience was perfect. Love the Ivy Inn!

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COB6
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Ivy Inn many times over the years. Never disappoints. Perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New jobs! Great service and the food was excellent as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, GREAT service, food and ambiance!!

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DoctorS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The ambiance is unique. The clever way they accounted for social distancing improved the cozy feeling. Service was excellent. A bit pricey, but not more than expected. My only negative: the lamb chops were delicious EXCEPT the crust on the outer surface contained bits of charcoal or ash. Tasted like it had been dropped into the coals. Everyone else in the party was very pleased with the timeliness, presentation, and taste of their dinners.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and perfect location for our anniversary celebration.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience, perfect for a special occasion. The dining areas are very cute and intimate. Overall, it was a great experience. We will be coming back!

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Yeti26
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding! Heard good things about the trout but went with pork chop and my wife had the tenderloin that practically melted in your mouth. So good! Ambience was perfect for a special Valentine’s Day dinner. Couldnt have been happier with the choice!

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vipBrigitte
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, even better food, great service - best place for a romantic dinner!

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ScottM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cocktails, service, atmosphere top notch as always!

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MarissaN
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

My husband and I came here for a Valentine’s Day dinner while in Charlottesville. We were seated at 7:20, host was gracious enough to give us water quickly after being seated. However, then we waited 15 minutes before a server came to our table. People were seated after us and were already being helped. It seemed as if they were confused on which server had our table. Once server came over and got our order, food came out very quickly. Food was delicious! I would definitely recommend the beef tenderloin if it is on the menu when you go. However, once we paid it took forever to get our card back and when we did get it we were notified they accidentally charged someone else’s meal to our card. This happened twice in the 2 days we were in Charlottesville. Overall, the place was good and I hope we just caught it on a bad night.

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RebeccaL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very helpful when I needed to make a last minute change to our reservation. We ate outside in an enclosed patio space. It was cozy and warm and the guest were safely spaced apart. The food was delicious and the server was friendly and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service in Charlottesville

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juniorlynch
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We received great service and excellent food on our visit to the Ivy Inn. We sat in the outside patio that was covered with heaters but with it being enclosed the heat got a little too warm by the end of our meal. Not a big deal as that’s something they can easily adjust.

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RobertP
Tahoe
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great service and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in Charlottesville

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John
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Everything was excellent except that the restaurant had a 20-year old Port on the menu but did not have in stock. That was verydisappointing.

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MoeL
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was top notch at a reasonable price. My wife and I came to Charlottesville for a weekend getaway and dinner here did not disappoint.

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Michael
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every thing was great; food , service, overall enjoyment. Thanks

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MichaelJ
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Ivy Inn is a wonderful place to eat dinner in a romantic environment.

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Kellym
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO Yummy, great atmosphere and lovely staff! Don't miss out on this gem of a restaurant!!

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JohnH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A varied and extensive menu, exceptional food and service!

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vipTracyB
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The same fantastic food we've grown to love in a COVID safe manner of serving and seating. So glad they're open! Thank you.

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RickDeFazio
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Highly recommend.

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Gail
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around, can’t wait to return.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a friend’s 50th birthday here, and the staff was amazing - we had personalized menus and a special birthday dessert plate with her name written in chocolate! Simon was a wonderful server, and the food was delicious! We loved the menu variety and wine list! The atmosphere was also nice, as this was a home, and there are only a few tables in each room.

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WillMN
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and friendly service! The patio was warm and felt Covid safe with plenty of room.

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TerryW
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my wife here as a surprise for our 34th wedding anniversary.
They took the time to put our names on our menus with our anniversary.
The food was Excellent and the service was outstanding and at the end of dinner they came out with a plate with our names and anniversary writen on it in chocolate with a dessert.

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vipdayl
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy Inn continues to be the best restaurant in C'ville.

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JayP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid all around. Food is always good, but menu can be a bit too limited at times

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LindaZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have never been disappointed by an Ivy Inn meal. This past Saturday was no exception. Very enjoyable evening.

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ThomasinaH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! The chef also accommodated my request for a vegan entree!

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Hydrangea
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Filet was tender and cooked perfectly. Pumpkin seed crusted salmon was delicious and accompanying limas/sweet potatoes/sausage went perfectly with the fish. We can't wait to go back again!

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MaryM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful restaurant for excellent cuisine, service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. An excellent meal combined by a friendly and tentative staff.

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vipMLBi
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ivy Inn never fails to provide a stellar dining experience. From the perfect food to the lovely wine list (love that the Virginia wines are highlighted on the list) to the relaxing soundtrack, you cannot help but escape from the travails of daily life when you dine here. And tonight, on New Year’s Eve, Ivy Inn even supplied the festive tiaras and New Year’s hats for us to wear. Thank you!

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 2217 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.