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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

4.8
1377 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Daily: 5:00- 9:30 pm
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Phone number
(434) 977-1222
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Angelo Vangelopoulos
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Private party facilities
We have four indoor dining rooms and a covered garden patio. Any and all areas can be reserved for private events.
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Private party contact
Farrell Vangelopoulos: (434) 977-1222
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Catering
Available for private on premise catering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ivy Road
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Parking details
Large lot with 75 spaces. Also neighboring lot is available as well.
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Public transit
No public transit
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Entertainment
No live entertainment
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Special events & promotions
Available for special events. Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal lunches or brunches, business dinners.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1377 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The Ivy Inn is one of our favorite restaurants, we have eaten at many restaurants across the country. The waiter is always delightful and food is excellent! Charlottesville is a stopping point driving north and we always make this a priority.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Hands down the best restaurant in Charlottesville. Romantic setting and friendly staff help make the evening perfect.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We were traveling from out of town where surprisingly it was the owner, Angelo, who so gracious answered our questions as we figured out reservation details. And then greeted us so warmly when we arrived and added a few more favorite dishes to our order. Thank you so much for making the night special. Everything was delicious - especially the lamb and pork.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Absolutely fabulous dinner! Very attentive staff and all around lovely evening.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We have never had a meal that we did not love at Ivy Inn. Upper end in price but the food is good.
Lower level could have more lighting.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Incredibly delicious, as usual! We'll be back soon.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

My husband and I were out of town for our anniversary and came here for dinner this past Sunday night, June 4th - we were seated at a lovely table in corner of restaurant towards the back in a small, quaint sitting area. The staff, host, and our waitress were all lovely. I can't remember or waitresses' name but she had been here about a year and was delightful and attentive. She brought us a complimentary champagne toast for our anniversary too which was so thoughtful. I had the shrimp and grits appetizer which was superb and my husband had a salad with stuffed dates in it which was excellent. For dinner he had a bison beef dish witch was outstanding and I had the pork chop meal which was equally delicious. We ended dinner with dessert of course - I had the rhubarb cobbler with ice cream and my husband had a toffee bread pudding dessert - both were terrific too! Being from the D.C. area and bit of foodies - we were highly impressed with service, food, staff, and ambiance here. We stayed at a local Bed and Breakfast called Cedar Springs Inn - which I also recommend and came here just a short drive away. We plan to come back in September to stay again at the B&B and make another visit to the Ivy Inn. Thanks to all the staff and great service and food that we had to make our wedding anniversary special. 5 star experience! - Sandra

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

They went above and beyond to acknowledge our 50 wedding anniversary. Simon was a wonderful waiter.

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2.0Dined on May 29, 2018

The Ivy Inn had good online recommendations, but was a disappointment. Service was weak and slow, and the food was of average quality. We won't return to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Always great here! We split the mushrooms, greens, ham biscuits, gnocchi bolognese & pork— everything was a hit, pork was the best I’ve had in a while. Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, and the porch seating was intimate and quiet.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Ivy Inn was fantastic! Service was great, cocktails were wonderful, food (first, salads, entrees, and dessert) was outstanding (we had the tenderloin and trout as entrees - both were spot on). Beautiful place and a great time over all.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Seem to be out of the way but a nice stop on our way to Luray Cavern from DC. Lovely ambiance and great food. Dress nice not formal but not too casual either.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Other than being seated in a very dreary looking upstairs room, the evening was lovely.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Very happy to celebrate our anniversary at the Ivy Inn, food was excellent and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fantastic restaurant for any special occasion and in this case, we were celebrating Mother's Day. The staff made this a very special day for my wife and her mother. The five course meal was fantastic and my mother-in-law noted the experience would be one she'd remember for years to come. We always have an outstanding experience when dining at the Ivy Inn.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch! Fantastic all around.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Absolutely delicious food with amazing service!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Delicious! Lovely service. Calming atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Law School reunion of friends

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Excellent birthday dinner for my wife. Angelo and the staff made a special night exceptional

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

This is one of our favorite places. The food and atmosphere is wonderful. I wish they had a few more vegetarian options, but the ones they have are excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

I made a reservation for dinner for my boyfriend's 50th birthday. I was very impressed with how personalized everything was from a splash of champagne to a personalized menu and plate for his dessert. My meal was delicious starting with a fresh salad to a well done (no pink) New York Strip steak that was cooked very well and still very juicy. Our waitress was very attentive to our needs. I am recommending this restaurant to all of my friends! Thank you for making his birthday very special in a classy way!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Family vacationing

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Absolutely wonderful birthday meal.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Absolutely my favorite restaurant ever. Best meal by a long shot. They catered to my husband and my sensitivity to garlic. We had the bison and the flounder which were both outstanding. We also shared the puff pastry for dessert, absolutely delicious. Will be coming back as much as possible.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The house is beautifully renovated, with individual rooms for intimacy. The servers are professional yet friendly. And the food is a wonderful mix of traditional and contemporary.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Excellent everything! My husband has sodium restrictions, which makes it difficult for us to eat out. The Ivy Inn did an excellent job in accommodating us. This is now going to be a regular restaurant for us to visit. The food and service was excellent! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

It could not have been more perfect for our daughters 21st birthday. The staff and our waiter Malcolm went above and beyond what we were expecting. They did everything possible to make it a special occasion for our daughter.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Great meal, great service, etc. I am so glad we chose the Ivy Inn to celebrate my husband’s birthday- even our kids (9 and 11) loved it!!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Wonderful food and excellent service. We will return!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

In terms of the food and the service, the Ivy Inn was perfect for our group of 6. However, the inn looked a little tired; old and quaint , yes, but also drab and in need of being perked up. I would go back again but for a very traditional occasion.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We love this place. Creative menu. Gracious service. Comfortable seating.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

It was fabulous! Specialty cocktails, delicious appetizers, impeccable service. One of the best meals we've had in a long, long time.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I took my son to the Ivy Inn to celebrate his birthday for the 2nd year in a row. Fantastic both times, we hope to make it an annual tradition. Food and service are outstanding. They went out of their way to accommodate us when we had to change our reservation time.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great service, unique atmosphere and a quiet room in which I could actually have a conversation with those around me. I am a picky guest and I thought the food and value were strong. I would be happy to return.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Never been disappointed here. Food and service were both excellent

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Good food, beautiful establishment. Portions were satisfying. Service was slow but the food was delicious. Was seated in a smaller room upstairs that had room for 4 parties, so our experience may have been different from those on the main level. Good for anniversaries or other special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Delightful restaurant with top-notch food and service. Went for a special occasion and it did not disappoint. If you're a local you probably already know about the Ivy but if you're visiting UVA and want a special treat, this is the place

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I ate some of the most exquisitely prepared food I have ever eaten at the Ivy Inn. Their in-house pastry chef made dessert worth waiting for. Don’t miss a meal st this lovely inn.

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