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The Ivy Inn Restaurant, Charlottesville, VA

The Ivy Inn Restaurant

4.9
4.9
2907 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
We will be closed January 1st - 10th and will reopen January 11th

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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 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 2,907 people are saying

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia

    Best Food

  • Virginia

    Best Service

  • Virginia

    Best Value

  • Virginia

    Contemporary American

  • Charlottesville

    Best Overall

  • Charlottesville

    Best Food

  • Charlottesville

    Best Service

  • Charlottesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Charlottesville

    Best Value

  • Charlottesville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Charlottesville

    Romantic

  • Charlottesville

    Special Occasion

  • Charlottesville

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  1. S

    Sreece

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, service and fantastic food!
  2. EP

    ElizabethP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was fabulous and the food was divine. A special thank you to the host who was able to locate our table on the first floor. I had my 86 and 89 year old parents with me, and they really appreciated not having to climb the stairs!!
  3. JC

    JohnC

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a white table cloth, top-of-the-line business with wonderfully great food. The menu has a large number of offerings, friendly service, and an easy drive from the entirety of C'Ville. This is further a great place for a first date. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience for our honeymoon dinner. Food and service were phenomenal.
  5. CS

    CarlS

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful anniversary dinner with perfect service.
  6. S

    Seth

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dinners I’ve had in a while. Food, service, drinks all excellent. Would definitely return.
  7. 4

    40th

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was awesome - definitely could tell a real chef was employed. Was expecting more open outside setup, and sitting under a fan with more 'garage' feeling was very distracting, but did find a table outside near the entrance that was quieter. The website still shows open columns, but sides were closed so should be updated. Understand this is probably a setup to help with Covid during colder months, but maybe ceiling fans instead of blowers would help.
  8. J

    Jfoodie

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, delicious food, and a cozy environment. We very much enjoyed the Ivy Inn and would recommend to anyone visiting the area.
  9. L

    Laura

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service are amazing! I wish I could eat there every week
  10. TD

    TylerD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, outstanding service, wonderful environment. Pricey, but worth it. Highly recommend.
  11. KP

    KeithP

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome dinner again! Food was superb
  12. EM

    EdwardM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, quality were all fantastic. They always make your special night SPECIAL Employees were very pleasant and attentive
  13. PG

    PennyG

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went here for my 60th birthday (we traveled to the area from West Virginia). It met all of my expectations .. and then some. The food was amazing and our server was very professional and yet very personable. The staff went out of their way to make our experience special. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Our server recommended the chef's speciality - Lamb (which he has never had before). He really loved it. I ordered the Maryland Crab cake. Being from the Eastern Shore of Maryland I can tell you it was excellent.
  14. PM

    PaulM

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter recommended the She Crab soup and it was the best She Crab soup I have ever eaten. My wife agreed with me. Our waiter was outstanding with his service. It was a treat to go here.
  15. G

    Grators16

    Tampa

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best restaurant in Charlottesville. Perfect in every way you can imagine.
  16. ND

    NormD

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in the Charlottesville area. Good menu variety, awesome wine list although limited to domestic wines, excellent preparation and excellent service. We haver never been disappointed at the Ivy Inn and they obviously strive to maintain their high quality and excellent reputation.
  17. CG

    CaitlinG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, atmosphere, all were AMAZING! Highly recommend for a romantic date night.
  18. CC

    ClayC

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were celebrating our 2nd anniversary and our waiter, the food, and all around experience were phenomenal! We can’t wait to come back!
  19. DC

    DCfoodsnob

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and Service was great, but “ambiance” Not great because despite advising restaurant that it was our 35th wedding anniversary and requesting a nice, quiet, semi-private table, they sat us right next to a gentleman who was dining alone and hearing every word my wife and I spoke to one another, so Not an “ideal scenario” or ambiance. If it had been another couple, then it would have been fine, but just an awkward experience.. Just something for Restaurant Mgt to keep in mind for future reference
  20. l

    likestoeatwell

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food with good selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Friendly staff, well-spaced tables and we weren’t rushed.
  21. BC

    BabsC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, quiet ambiance in the upstairs dining room. Excellent service😊
  22. N

    Nauleo

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were staying at a nearby resort celebrating my birthday for the weekend. The Ivy Inn was recommended as one of the 10 best restaurants in Charlottesville as well as one of the most romantic. They did not disappoint! The staff was friendly,attentive and gracious. Our server,Heather, was superb! She went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed and to celebrate day 2 of my birthday weekend! She treated us to sparkling champagne at the start of the meal and ended it with a birthday dessert. The atmosphere was lovely with a warm ambience and good jazz and other classics serving as background music. The food was delicious! I had the herb crusted lamb chops and my husband had the beef tenderloin. Heather and her colleagues also helped us take lovely photos inside the quaint and cozy restaurant even though we dined in the outside patio, which was also quite nice. I am so appreciative of the lovely evening we had and will be certain to return when back in the area. Thank you to Heather and the entire staff for their warmth and care.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful wonderful
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience! Simon was so helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. He made great recommendations and we left full and happy :) absolutely delicious!
  26. c

    cvillebound

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Milestone birthday.
  27. J

    Jeremy

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Food was amazing. And they added nice touches to the meal. Like champagne, special menus and dessert.
  28. R

    Rmjs

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Between the two of us we had the crab soup, tomato salad, mushroom pesto ravioli and filet with a side of Mac n cheese. All were flavorful and quantity wasn’t overwhelming. Loved the sticky pudding, the devils food cake was dry. Service was attentive but not overly so, and the tables were close enough to hear conversations if you wanted or ignore. The facility was well kept and quaint. On a Friday evening there was a range of folks from all age groups. We will be back.
  29. DD

    DDStevenson

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cozy, intimate home converted to restaurant. Enclosed patio provides amble space. Attentive waiter with great insights to help your selection. Food/drink/dessert were delicious.
  30. P

    Paul

    Washington DC

    110 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A restaurant in a quaint house with dinning rooms in repurposed bedrooms, living room, et al. Charming decor. The pork belly on grits was very good and very large as an appetizer. The potato gnocchi Bolognese was rich and satisfying and left little room for dessert which all looked tempting. The wine list was extensive, but the by the glass selections were limited and hard to distinguish listed in among the bottle offerings. Regrettably, the most interesting offerings were by the bottle only. The property is historic so it is not ADA compliant. No COVID precautions. Reservations a must.
  31. AB

    AlanB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a special place! This was our first time dining here but we will definitely be back. The food was exceptional and the staff went out of their way to ensure that we had an enjoyable experience.
  32. GB

    GeneBear

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ivy Inn is the best restaurant in Charlottesville hands down. The food and service are always excellent, and the bartender is equally great.
  33. f

    foodlover

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always spend our anniversary here. We love the food and the ambience as well as the service!
  34. SD

    SusanD

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  35. RM

    RickM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good dining experience! Heather (our server) was friendly and very helpful in assisting with menu options and selections. Kudos!
  36. s

    saaasbo

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 42nd anniversary here as we also celebrated our 1st anniversary here. They made it very special.
  37. H

    Honestopinion

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from start to finish. The food, service, ambiance and great!
  38. RH

    RobinH

    Hawaii

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was wonderful, but we were on the patio and it was uncomfortably warm. I know it’s rather hot outside right now, but maybe some more fans or even ceiling fans would help to create a breeze/circulate the air? Otherwise, the setting is lovely, the service was great and our food delicious.
  39. GS

    GaryS

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The chairs in upstairs dining room need replacing. Padding in current chairs very poor. Also consider arm chairs for a few tables.
  40. c

    contessa

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the most elegant restaurant in the area as well as the best food.

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 2907 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 29 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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