The Ivy Inn Restaurant

4.9
2400 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 2400 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CSEads
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals my wife and I have EVER shared. Everything was absolutely wonderful!

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GingerH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrate each and every one of our personal holidays at The Ivy Inn. We have NEVER been disappointed with the food, service or atmosphere.

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Parm
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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JimG
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood chowder was delicious as was the trout. Key lime pie and toffee sticky pudding were the perfect ending to the delicious meal.
Service was excellent!

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vipMike
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as usual - food, service, ambience all spot on

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ColleenC
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating or 43rd Anniversary .
We had a wonderful meal everything was perfect
Thank You
Colleen and Larry

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ChuckC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet with just right amt. Of lighting. Food and wait staff excellent. Would recommend for any occasion, special or otherwise.

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tampatripletmom
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Our compliments all around. Patio dining was full so we reserved an indoor table. We ate in a room upstairs which was intimate, and nice and cool. Excellent service - food (and wine!) was exemplary. Highly recommend for any occasion, or none at all.

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LizM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary with my guy.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. Everything our server recommended was delicious.

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They went for some extra touches for our anniversary that made us feel special. Thanks to the staff. Excellent food!

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CathyL
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Very enjoyable evening. Service excellent.

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KatherineS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best...excellent food, exceptional service. The ambiance is elegant without being stuffy.

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vipMichaelM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorites in Charlottesville for special occasions.

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OteyD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, had to wait for drinks longer Than I expected. Dress was more casual than I would have thought.

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KevinH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivy Inn was an absolute delight. The history of the building was fascinating and it is now arranged very tastefully with a number of small dining rooms. The food was fabulous. We will definitely return when next in Charlottesville.

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CTR1
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am local and was delighted to share a dining experience with a family member who was eager to try Ivy Inn. There were 4 in our party and we all ordered different things. Every dish from appetizer to dessert was beautiful and beautifully presented including the homemade bread and amuse bouché and cocktails. Our server was excellent and had helpful suggestions and excellent knowledge of the menu. We loved sitting outside’. It is a very attractive and tranquil space. This was a fantastic dining experience.

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vipHoosbythefire
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was really bad. Everything else was just meh.

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Catch22dining
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our anniversary dinner and it was very nice with the ambience and great food

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful time at the Ivy Inn! Our entrees were delicious (rock fish and lamb) and the service was great.

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BobB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy Inn is one of the best places for good food, service and celebration in Central Virginia! We took a relative there for a 98th birthday and the experience couldn't have been more special! Thank you, Ivy Inn.

JM
vipJamesM
Richmond
47 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food. Fairly (Not overly) priced.
Very nice wine list with entries at all price points. We had a phenomenal pinot noir rose for just $30.
Service was friendly and efficient.
It was a bit noisier than I would have liked, but I think that was due to a single party in an adjoining room.

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vipTinaG
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my birthday as you can see from the special touches they had ready for me. Along with a glass of champagne when we arrived. We sat in the outdoor covered patio. The lamb chops and gnocchi were fabulous.

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vipRaddoc
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit; as always a wonderful experience. Our server Malcolm was courteous, knowledgeable and attentive. Loved all the food, especially the shrimp and grits appetizer and the trout entree. Celebrated our 50th Anniversary; they provided complimentary Prosecco and dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly what we have come to expect. Everything was excellent, to include honoring our special occasion.

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vipDave
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family birthday brunch. We have a group of 8 and all had a very tasty meal. All left full and happy!

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Gujjugirl
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or a date night dinner. Loved everything about it from the food, service, wine, ambiance and the quaint location. Definitely a must if in the area.

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Curt
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service slow and rote by staff not well trained. Trout with grey/black skin unappealing to the eye but taste OK. Overall experience not up to our usual expectation.

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AliceC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raja our waitress, was very helpful , professional and knowledgeable .She recommended the lamb and the rack we got was was the most tender and flavorful! Also the wine was delicious and reasonable.

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vipjohnr
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All grandchildren

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AprilW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Ivy Inn is incredible. My husband and I come every year for our anniversary, and it’s always memorable and delicious!

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SMLDuke
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy Inn is a breath of fresh air. It was a fantastic way to celebrate our anniversary. The food was fantastic, the drinks were great, and the service we received from Malcom was outstanding; what more could you seek? We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top restaurants I’ve enjoyed! The mushrooms, bread, trout and toffee pudding cake were spot on! Will be back here.

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Honu
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish. Appreciable prices and superb food!

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Mark
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner and experience! The food was incredible. My wife’s tenderloin cut like butter and was flavorful. My salmon was excellent. We told them it was our anniversary so they provided a champagne toast and wrote “Happy Anniversary” on the menu and dessert plate. We would definitely come back. Thank you for a special evening.

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CatherineM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have always loved the Ivy Inn. But last night was a bit of a disappointment. The biggest problem was the noise level. We were seated on the patio and about halfway through our meal a party of 10 was seated right next to us. It was clear that they had been drinking before they arrived and they kept it up getting louder and louder. It was impossible to have a conversation. Their presence i the room also resulted in the two main servers spending most of their time waiting on that table causing what had been great service to deteriorate. I don’t blame the servers. They were doing their best but they were outnumbered. I would have hoped that the manager would have recognized the problem and either taken some action to move the group or quiet them down

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Gatto
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back on the patio at Ivy inn, as always an excellent experience.

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Keith
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for special occasions and when family visits.

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SinaS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

No complaint. The foods were excellent. We enjoyed our dining experience there.

M
Michigan
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy Inn is the best in Charlottesville. The quality of the food and the service are always superb. We love to eat there.

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 2400 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.