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About The Ivy Inn Restaurant

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.

2244 Old Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Daily: 5:00- 9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Ivy Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(434) 977-1222

Website:
http://www.ivyinnrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
No live entertainment

Catering:
Available for private on premise catering.

Parking Details:
Large lot with 75 spaces. Also neighboring lot is available as well.

Public Transit:
No public transit

Executive Chef:
Angelo Vangelopoulos

Private Party Facilities:
We have four indoor dining rooms and a covered garden patio. Any and all areas can be reserved for private events.

Private Party Contact:
Farrell Vangelopoulos: (434) 977-1222

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Available for special events. Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal lunches or brunches, business dinners.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Valentine's Menu is a Five Course Menu with choices. The cost is $75 per person.

The Ivy Inn Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (64)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
Romantic (51)
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Good for a Date (49)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Quiet Conversation (44)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Cozy (37)
Local Ingredients (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Notable Wine List (22)
Authentic (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Business Meals (16)
Seasonal (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Healthy (8)
Organic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (6)
Vegan (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Casual (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food. Really enjoyed everything wait staff very nice attentive but not obtrusive

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

We wanted everything on the menu, & everything we ordered was beautiful & delicious! We all had appetizers yet still ordered 2 orders of another just so we all could try it! Our waiter went out of the way to create 6 different mini-appetizers of that choice, & amazed us all! Superb service, delicious coffee, & divine desserts......

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

Great as always.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were amazing. We enjoyed the Warm Medley of amFog Wild Mushrooms, pork chops and beef tenderloin. The dessert - Sticky English Toffee Pudding Cake was fabulous.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

The Ivy Inn is always top notch. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys a great atmosphere and delicious food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service. The lamb and rockfish were fabulous. Quiet table for two on 1st floor provided privacy though the dining room was full. Always a consistent first rate experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

We have enjoyed dinners at the Ivy Inn many times in the 20 years we have lived in Charlottesville. Angelo & Farrell have created a welcoming dining experience. Always our first choice for local dining.

This time we were with my husband’s golfing friends. Jessica, who makes serving a table of 7 look easy, was our server. My rock fish with oysters could not have been better. My husband enjoyed the perfectly prepared duck.

We highly recommend the Ivy Inn!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Organic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Our evening at the Ivy Inn was wonderful. Our server was very attentive—not rushing us or hovering. We had plenty of time to enjoy appetizers before the fabulous entrees arrived. We are never disappointed with Angelo’s mastery in the kitchen and his staff’s service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 8, 2018

This was the first time we visited The Ivy Inn, and it was delightful -- very quiet, attentive but not intrusive service, focus on local food sources. All that we ate (from soup to dessert) was excellent. We would happily return when we are in Charlottesville again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing dinner at the Ivy Inn once again. The place never gets old and never disappoints.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A wonderful prix fixe menu great service nice wine paring. Highly recommend. Kudosvto Matt our server.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The restaurant provided outstanding courses on a date that has many restaurants performing below par. We dined on New Year's Eve. All courses presented were delicious. We each had a different main course which were exceptional. The Rockfish with Chowder, Beef Tenderlion, Stuffed Pork Chop and Bison Short Ribs were cooked to perfection. Excellent wait staff too! We will make sure to establish reservations again next New Year's Eve.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We weren’t extremely hungry so we had soup.. he had the lobster bisque over a cauliflower flan and it was amazing! I had the butternut squash soup and it was like none I’ve ever had! We also had the shrimp and grits.....everyone should have this at least once in a lifetime. And we had the butternut squash ravioli....to die for...brown butter to perfection! We will be back!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My Husband and I chose The Ivey Inn for an anniversary dinner while on a trip to Charlottesville to visit Monticello. We were seated at a table with ambiance and our server was aware we were there for a celebration. We shared an appetizer and enjoyed two great entrees and a bottle of wine.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

The Ivy Inn offered a varied manu with special dietary options for dairy and gluten-free eaters. Our seven family members gathered for the holidays served by highly trained staff! The setting was cozy and unhurried!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food and service were exceptional, all around.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Highly recommend the Shrimp and Grits appetizer, and the Old Rag Mountain Trout.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Most memorable ever. Our wedding anniversary, with great thanks to Angelo and his incredible team-. From the welcome on arrival, acknowledging our special event to the glass of celebratory champagne to perfectly prepared entrees ending with creme brulee. Great courtesy and quiet conversation with wait staff- you're amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our first time dining at the restaurant. We were very impressed and will surely be back. The ousters and the trout was superior. Cocktails and wine were affordable and well made. The quality of the ice cream in the Cream Puff needs to be upgraded.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Fantastic! Steaks cooked perfectly. Incredible salad. Great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Gorgeous place, wonderful service (thanks to Matt!) and fantastic food. We loved our time here and will definitely be returning.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We are so very fussy when it comes to dining out. We prefer to splurge if it means having a memorable, delicious meal. Would rather eat an omelette at home than have a mediocre meal at some chain restaurant. The Ivy Inn exceeded all our expectations. The menu was local ingredients & the course choices varied. Some entrees we'd never seen before and our server answered all our questions easily. It was a birthday celebration & our name was printed at the top of our menus. Fun touch! All in all, a fine dining experience without the pricey cost it would have been elsewhere. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful SERVICE, we will be back!
It was a busy evening, our table for 3 turned into 2, and they were nothing but inviting and flexible.
Thanks again,
Paul

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Hands down, The Ivy Inn is the best restaurant in Charlottesville. We absolutely love it. Anything on the menu or wine list will be superlative. Service is impeccable. Venue is relaxing and cozy. Totally superlative.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our experience at The Ivy Inn was outstanding. When I informed them that it was my wife's birthday, they prepared special menus for us, as well as a beautiful dessert plate with her name in chocolate drizzle. The service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing, and the soups, salads, entrees, and desserts were exemplary. A wonderful place to spend a special occasion. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Visited this restaurant for the second time in the last year. Each time the experience has been outstanding with quality food and great ambiance. The service is also exceptional and I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a unique dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Simon our waiter was outstanding as he graciously made key recommendations which highlighted the Chef’s culinary skill. We were outside on this very cold day & Simon personally made us 2 hot toddies (not on bar menu). They were exceptional. My salmon & my hubby’s Duet Lamb we’re scrumptious. Order the oyster stew for app if it’s still offered! A wonderful night with an outstanding waiter! We’ll be back next time in town!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Highly recommended. Excellent food; good service; nice ambiance in an old and historic house. Can be a bit noisy now and then but, overall, tolerable. Menu has a few old "standards" but is seasonal and based on quality, locally sourced products. Wine list is good. Not overwhelming with a nice variety of bottles in all price ranges. Went for a surprise birthday party and it was really nice. Staff made the honoree feel special! Best, high end, quality dining in Charlottesville.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We often go for birthdays and anniversaries and always enjoy it. One small issue this time was with the truffled mac and cheese. The chef was too heavy handed with the truffles. But that certainly won't stop us from going back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 4, 2017

One of the best fine dining experiences in Charlottesville Virginia. The menu varies somewhat but a reasonable number of favorite items are always available. The cheese board is easily the best in Charlottesville.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Lovely spot for a holiday dinner. Service was attentive but allowed for a relaxing evening. Three of four diners chose beef tenderloin which was cooked perfectly. The 4th chose with the server’s recommendation the Osso Bucco and was also greatly enjoyed.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Meal was excellent, service exceptional!
We will eat there each time we are traveling near Charlottesville!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Excellent food and service by Simon. Bob Foley wine very good as always. Lamb trio, mushroom soup and Bibb and Blue salad were all very tasty

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have celebrated our 1 yr wedding anniversary and our 25th through 29th wedding anniversary at The Ivy Inn. Always a lovely dining experience and the food is amazing.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Never had a better meal, anywhere, anytime.
Wonderful by every measure.
Well done, guys!! We are looking forward to returning soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Sublime. One of the best ever! Superlative Thanksgivng southern food delivered in an unpretentious setting. Loved it!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice place for a holiday meal but the portions are skimpy. Food quality is good but the presentation and variety are ho hum.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A long-standing favorite of ours. Incredible shrimp and grits. Great salads and soups. Always a good vegetarian pasta option available.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

This evening out may have been the best dining experience of my life; certainly in the top few. My brother was in town visiting and we had that to celebrate as well as some catching up to do. Thanksgiving was approaching and we considered this our holiday dinner as well.

We both had fish entrees; halibut and salmon. Both were exquisitely prepared, combining interesting flavors and textures with aplomb. The local apple-pear cobbler we both had for dessert was delicious beyond the ability of my vocabulary to describe. High compliments all around to the kitchen.

Also of note was the superb service, which was expertly paced and knowledgeable without being obtrusive. The waiter served the wine very professionally. He was friendly and professional in measures which enhanced the meal. Kudos to our waiter and his colleagues on the service staff.

We were seated upstairs in a small dining room which was perfect for our evening plans. Conversation in the room was quiet but affable and lively. ( We surmised that William Faulkner may have written and/or slept there while the house was his residence...)

A wonderful and memorable evening of sublime dining pleasure! Thanks to all at The Ivy Inn!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

From the moment we arrived everything was perfect. Our waiter gave us just the right level of attention. The drinks and menu were imaginative spins on the classics. Our group had a grand time passing tastings around. While I thought the shrimp and grits was a standout, a touch of smokiness on the shrimp over grits that were rich and creamy, everything I tasted (and I tasted everything) was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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