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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

4.8
1342 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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 1342 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We've been several times and usually for my wife's birthday. It's one of our very favorites. The food and service are always impeccable.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very nice place would go back again. Food was excellent. However the meal was a bit long. Arrived at 6:30 and did not finish until 8:00. Don't know if it's designed that way, if you're having a special dinner and don't want to be rushed this is great I thought it was to long for a meal.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Good was delicious! Service was just right, attentive but not over bearing. Good wine list with variety. Special touches like offerings from the chef make it a special treat!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The food was delicious. I loved my pork belly, it may have been the best I’ve ever had. The quail egg on top was outstanding. My husband loved his ravioli. My date filled Bibb lettuce salad was so good my husband told me I should learn how to make it. My pork chop was delicious. It is a must!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Easily our favorite restaurant in the Charlottesville area. We always think of it to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and the like.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Ate her for our anniversary and had an awesome time. I am vegan, and after requesting vegan options the waitress talked to the Chef to create a meal for me - it was wonderful. We will be back!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Celebrating birthday (85) with my wife...not sure if we informed restaurant but no special recognition. Pork chops best I've ever had! Service "cold" but efficient. Very disappointed when informed that Bar didn't have cocktail onions for my Gibson. It was a key element in planning my birthday dinner. Unforgivable lapse for a well stocked bar!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter with the family

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday. Superb meal and service

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful as always - you can always count on an overall excellent meal at the Ivy Inn.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Wonderful service and the food was fabulous. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Wonderful food! We will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Out of town, we needed lunch. All 3 of us had great quick lunch. Great service, knowledgeable about celiac/gluten issues.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Perfect spot for an anniversary or any celebration or just to get great food!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The Ivy Inn is one of the best restaurants in Charlottesville. We moved to Charlottesville About 3 years ago and have been here several times. It is worth the money for great good and service.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Everything was outstanding and they made our anniversary celebration extra special with a special menu and dessert.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Traveling up from the south, going back to snowy New England, stopped here for dinner. Wonderful in every way.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The Ivy Inn is one of my favorite restaurants in Charlottesville, possibly my favorite. What I really appreciate about this restaurant is its consistency. I've had some truly memorable meals here and many that were "merely" very good – but never a bad meal or an experience I didn't think was worth the cost.

Also, the service is consistently excellent. You can tell the servers really know the menu, the ingredients, the preparation, etc. They're able and happy to answer any questions, make thoughtful recommendations, and can suggest great drink pairings.

For me, The Ivy Inn is a special occasion or splurge restaurant, and when I'm spending a lot (for my budget), I want to receive superior food with service to match. The Ivy Inn never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This is the best restaurant I have found in Charlottesville - in every category; food quality and flavor, service and ambience. In fact, I would rate it as one of the best 10 restaurants I have enjoyed in NYC, Philadelphia, Washington and Richmond. I am reluctant to say more as I want to be able to get a reservation, my next visit to Charlottesville.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The service was slow. We waited a very long time before anyone offered us a drink. And the bottle of red wine we ordered was not stored at the correct temperature, it was warm.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Our server was named Matt and he was outstanding.

My wife had the rockfish and I had the duck. The food was great but what really set this place apart was the service. Everyone on the staff appeared to work together to both anticipate and meet our needs. They made my wife and I feel very special on her birthday. Thank you to the staff at Ivy Inn! Can not recommend this place enough!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Malcolm was a wonderful waiter who went out of his way to ensure my birthday celebration was wonderful!! The food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

My girlfriend and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary. The Ivy Inn was quite gracious acknowledging the occasion. Thomas was friendly, professional and very attentive!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Although the building is a little incongruously placed in the midst of modern developments, it is a charming historic house with a warm welcoming atmosphere. Our local trout was perfect. My husband pronounced his lamb dish excellent. We also loved the cheese plate after dinner. Wonderful service by Malcolm. All in all a very special place to gather with friends or for a special occasion

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Everything about this restaurant was amazing. From the decor to the service and everything in between.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Our first time at Ivy Inn...definitely did not disappoint! We'll go back without question! Delish!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Excellent menu choices, and food was prepared very well! Service was friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Outstanding on all fronts. Everyone enjoyed the evening from start to finish.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We were really well looked after at the Ivy Inn for my wife's birthday. Knowledgeable and friendly team and the food was excellent. Some nice touches to help us celebrate. Thank-you!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Had a great meal!

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We went for our anniversary. Two story old house with traditional decor. Food and service very good. On this particular night there were two loud groups in an adjacent room, and that detracted from our enjoyment. We have been to the restaurant several other times, and noise has not been a problem in the past. We certainly plan to return.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Angelo's cooking does not disappoint! Always a very good dinner experience! Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It wasn’t my first choice as a restaurant to celebrate a milestone birthday, but I’m glad it ended up as our choice by default.

Really nice selection of entrees and drinks, excellent service, and warm ambiance made for a very nice evening. Having come from out-of-town, I could only rely on reviews and availability when choosing a restaurant, there was no one we knew who could opine on Charlottesville’s best.

Rockfish was tasty and nicely prepared with an accompaniment of fried oysters and Carolina rice Pirloo; Venison with Cabernet sauce was tender and flavorful; shrimp/lobster bisque was interestingly presented with a shrimp flan, the only downside was not enough niblets of lobster (is there ever enough lobster), not a complaint, it was very good; salad and desert was equally good to great. I don’t often find a place where I’ll choose/trust Venison, this is one of those places.

Great value too. We may not get another chance to revisit, but I’d highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Cuisine de Angelo is always tops, our filet was perfection. Seemed to melt in our mouths like butter.
However, our special kudos for this visit go out to Heather, our waitress. She was amazing, well above and beyond in her care and attention. She made our celebration special and memorable.

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