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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

4.8
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1942 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1942 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NDQRMQ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Superb service. Very modest price for the quality and quantity of food. We’ve never been disappointed and will definitely continue to come back in the future.

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Neal
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an 89th birthday and they made it special by printing Happy Birthday on the menus for us, a special sparkling wine toast to start and then Happy birthday in chocolate on her dessert plate! Very nice and gracious to us. Everyone raved how delicious each course was. It was a perfect night.
The host and servers were great with wearing masks, space between the tables. We will come again.

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vipkristin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! We sat outside and felt super safe. Lots of space between tables. The meal was excellent. We are here for the weekend and have been to 3 other restaurants and this one was the best, hands down. My husband feasted on the lamb chops.

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vipMichaelW
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

GREAT FOOD. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. VERY CHARMING. TRY IT.

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CEBREZ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good we went twice during our week stay in Charlottesville. The staff were wonderful and the food was delish. The fans outside were super loud.

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vipDouglasC
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice food, ambience & service

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary with a great dinner at the Ivy Inn Restaurant. Our original table was inside next to an extremely loud table of 6. The staff accommodated our request to move and found us a nice table outside. Our dinner was great and the staff very friendly. Thanks for an enjoyable evening.

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LewLew
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great! There was a lot of love put into the food. It was quiet with perfect lightning. The price we paid was on point with what the food tasted like and the service we got. Thank you Teresa!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every course was delicious, and the waitstaff was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate a birthday! Food was wonderful, staff was very hospitable and helpful. Excellent service! Would absolutely recommend. Jason was a great server, who we would love to have again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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MarshelleG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's was nice to finally get out for a dinner and this was the perfect place! We enjoyed our table on the porch. Thank you for a wonderful dinner and all the safety precautions you have in place.

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BillR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service with attention to detail. Been there on several occasions and always great food and service.

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Salzy
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular patrons of this restaurant , dining there several times a year, mostly to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. Our most recent visit was to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary. We dined on the patio, which is spacious and covered. We had dined out there last year around this time and found it to be more suitable in the warm weather. We love the food, service and everything about this restaurant. We are already looking forward to another visit there soon.

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GilK
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy Inn never disappoints! Excellent service from the moment you enter the Inn. Use of locally sourced ingredients in preparation of food, visually appealing presentation, wide selection of wines at modest prices. Definitely a must go to restaurant when in Charlottesville.

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MarciaO
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food at The Ivy Inn was excellent! They are taking all precautions during this pandemic and we felt very safe here.

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Keith
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful experience and a great way to break our restaurant fast during the CV-19 episode.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 25th anniversary at Ivy. They took the time to acknowledge our occasion and made it special. Service and food were excellent!

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vipRick
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary at our favorite restaurant - albeit two months late. We were extremely pleased with the COVID safety features - table spacing, servers with masks, etc. And, of course, fantastic food! Felt, almost normal!

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Boo1314
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic to eat outdoors on one of several patios. very good Italian cusine. Very attentive wait staff.

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JohnT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food. Ivy Inn is great. Very enjoyable.

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vipJayfromPit
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have been to this restaurant several times and overall one of our favorites in cville. This time there were a couple issues. First is that the restaurant felt like it was 85 degrees inside and very stuffy. We had to ask them to turn up the a/c, and it got better over time. But it was so warm that it should have been obvious to the staff and servers that it was way too warm. We suffered the first 30 minutes. Second issues was that the tenderloin was so salty it was tough to eat. A simple principle when flavoring tenderloin, or any steak, is that you can always add salt after cooking but you can’t take it away when it’s over salted. There are only a few places where we get steak in cville and this is one of maybe 3 places, but after this last meal it’s not worth getting again. The pasta sides were amazing as always, best part of the meal. Cocktails were very good. Fish was excellent, light and flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious food and a lot of social distancing between tables. We want to go back in a few weeks for our anniversary.

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Erica
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and amazing food! The restaurant was kind enough to print “Happy 50th Birthday” on our menus since we were celebrating my husband’s bday.

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malcolma
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment. The Lobster bisque was nothing short of extraordinary. The Beef Tenderloin melted in my mouth. A delightful dining experience...as always. We'll be back for our anniversary next year, if not sooner.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were awesome!

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Jaime
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and our server was very nice, knowledgeable and accommodating. I will return for sure.

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vipStevenM
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal, great service. Favorite restaurant in Charlottesville.

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DougM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food and service were top notch!! We love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with a long time college friend. The dinner was delicious. We had the oysters, pork belly, and the mushroom medley for appetizers. The Ivy Inn Green Salad for everyone. For the main course I had the rock fish with a few fried oysters. My husband had the quail, and our friend had the trout. We left room for dessert, sharing coffee ice cream profiteroles. We enjoyed a lovely white California Chardonnay. The service was delightful and attentive. This is one of our favorite places to dine.

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Keswick2
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

First time here for husband’s birthday. Convenient location, easy reservations, and excellent service. (A bit slow, but we were in no hurry, and the food was delicious!)
We will definitely be back

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vipTraci13
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our wedding anniversary (as we have for a number of other special occasions), and it did not disappoint. The service is amazing and the kitchen, accomplished. We will be back and we recommend strongly!

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vipAjLB
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Table next to us was very loud and that is the only reason I did not give all 5 stars.
Tables very close together. We had the Pheasant and the Trout. Both were delicious !

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vipcwm3rd
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I merely mentioned that we were celebrating my mom's birthday as part of requesting a table on the main level. They welcomed us with small glasses of champagne to toast the occasion, printed a birthday wish on the menu, and brought a plate of tiny brownies with whipped cream and "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate on the plate!

In addition to these thoughtful touches, dinner was excellent! Hadn't been there since the early '90s, and it has definitely stood the test of time. We'll be returning often.

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JOHNAG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here about 20 years ago and loved it! It was just as good this time!! Will try to go back soon!!

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vipScottD
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular as always. Warm, helpful and prompt service. Creative, on-point dishes. Memorable experience all around. Not to be missed.

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CarenE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! And thank you for helping me to celebrate my 65th birthday with such style. The extra app and dessert, the personalized menu were all so special. It was romantic, it was delicious and the restaurant is so charming.

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MichaelM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was knowledgeable and attentive, without being intrusive. We never felt rushed. We had quiet, intimate conversation while enjoying an outstanding meal - for what more could one ask?

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MichaelJensen88
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Since the Old Mill Room is now just the Mill Room and not quite as upscale as it used to be (though the food quality remains excellent) we decided to have our Anniversary Dinner at the Ivy Inn this time (though we have eaten there before). We were promptly seated and given plenty of time to relax and peruse the offerings before being asked what our choices were. We both opted for a starter, with my choice being the Lobster Bisque and my wife's being the Sweet Potato Soup - both were excellent, hearty and hit the spot given that it was a chilly evening outside. For our main courses my wife opted for the Beef Filet while I had the Rag Mountain trout - both were cooked perfectly and the paired accompaniments went well with their respective proteins. We had a wonderful leisurely meal and then chose to partake in desserts with a cappuccino each. My wife opted for the Profiteroles Cream Puffs while I had the Chocolate Croquante Cake and both were wonderful and decadent. Our decision to return to the Ivy Inn was well worth it and I have no doubt that we will return to enjoy a lovely meal sometime in the near future.

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RyanK
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a restaurant that is worth the drive, wherever you are at in the area. The ambience was elegant and inviting. Wait staff was phenomenal; they provided a full explanation of the ever changing menu. The wine selection was fairly priced and extensive for personal tastes. The food was outstanding. The best meal I’ve had in a very long time. I would highly recommend this restaurant from the experience and the food.

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 1942 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.