The Ivy Inn Restaurant

4.9
2514 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 2514 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was lovely and the staff accommodating, knowledgeable and pleasant. The food was prepared perfectly. Really a gem of a restaurant and the high point of our stay in Charlottesville

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vipLkAck
Miami
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Everything is as you would hope: the food, the service, the ambience. A lovely place for a quiet escape for a great meal!

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SusanK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Choice was between C&O and Ivy Inn.....chose the Ivy Inn and was very Happy! Food was phenomenal. Beef cooked perfectly!

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NancyB
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service fantastic and the dining experience was perfect for celebrating my good friends Birthday. It will definitely be my go to spot when visiting Charlottesville!

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RCMC3
New England
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simon made our birthday dinner very special. Will definitely be back and will recommend to friends.

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mmike87
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, a great experience. The 4-cheese ravioli and the lamb were amazing. Our server was attentive, entertaining, and knowledgeable. We will certainly dine again.

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NealR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Saturday night, October 9th. Food was really good. Both of us had the rack of lamb with mashed potatoes and green beans. All were cooked perfectly. Red pepper soup was also very good. Our waiter provided great service without hovering over us. The setting in a converted old home was very relaxing. Will definitely go back if we ever get to Charlottesville again.

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Michael
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Theresa was outstanding. She was knowledgeable, descriptive and attentive. The food was incredible.

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Fizbanai
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mushrooms and lamb were absolutely delicious. Service was great. Ran out of salmon. Rockfish was disappointing. Overall very good.

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MatthewF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. My new spouse and I went for a romantic dinner and they treated us like royalty.

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LeslieH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was wonderful and we appreciated the option to sit in the outdoor patio very separate from other guests for covid safety. Fantastic cocktails, delightful service, exceptional meal, and decadent desserts! The Ivy Inn is always a family favorite and we will be back again soon. Thank you for making our birthday celebration deliciously memorable!

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vipTeresaS
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was lacking. Our waiter seemed hurried and indifferent. Told us he was bringing Parker house rolls. He did not. I reminded him but we never got the rolls. Hostess attitude was warm and welcoming. She was a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful bday celebration for my husband with dear friends. Personalized menus and a sparkling toast to start. And a personalized brownie platter to finish. Tenderloin and lamb chops were perfection! This was not our first time nor will it be our last. Looking forward to next time 😋

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vipBetsy
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivy Inn always provides a great meal with amazing service. The amuse bouche to start the meal is always a nice touch. Great atmosphere too that encourages quiet conversation. Love it here!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food. The place is lovely and has a very pleasant ambiance.

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vipWendyK
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!! Great service !!
Halibut and sticky toffee for the win!!
Shrimp and grits! Wow!

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vipMatthew
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We let them know we would be celebrating our anniversary. They made sure to make the occasion special. “Happy Anniversary” on the menu (yes!) and also written on chocolate with n our dessert plate.
Our server Heather was phenomenal.

Highly recommend

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Gina
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 49 anniversary and it was so special right from the beginning. Our server was wonderful .. the food outstanding even the other people there eating were so friendly . We will definitely visit again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All the food was delicious, and our server excellent. We did have waiting periods between courses, but I know it’s due to high volume with lower staffing levels than average. Had a lovely experience, and will be back!

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elsthe
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat in Charlottesville. Always a special place to go.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have asked for better!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, ambiance and most importantly food!!!

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BrendaF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were awesome! Celebrated our 30th anniversary and they made it very special.

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vipdinnerfortwo
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my husband and I enjoyed wonderfully prepared dinners. He had the lamb and I had the salmon. Even the sides that went with the dishes were excellent. I cannot remember his name, but our server, was extremely pleasant and very efficient. Being the only server it that room, he kept everyone's water refilled, dishes delivered in a timely manner and was a pleasure to speak to with any request.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was our first time going to this restaurant. My husband took me there for my birthday and I was thrilled that when I arrived they acknowledged it was my birthday. The waitress and the food were outstanding. The gardens as you walk through the grounds to get to the parking lot were beautiful. I highly recommend.

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loulou
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely old Inn, great service; food excellent, great background music. Lovely dinner

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FrankR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good to be able to eat in the outdoor dining space, where you are less apt to be exposed to COVID.

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vipGerryF
Baton Rouge
37 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Ivy Restaurant. The food was outstanding and our server was friendly and helpful.

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KarenT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy Inn was great!! Could have eaten there every night of our stay. Great menu!

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BARBARAF
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Meeting with old friends, Corey gave us plenty of time to get caught up before ordering. Everyone loved their food except me. I did not like the trout. I thought it was tasteless and had the texture of cardboard. Two others had lamb, and my spouse liked his trout. I had no dessert as I had been looking forward to an old favorite, lemon IceBox delight (not the right name). Profitterole also no longer on the menu. I took my leftover home, but I doubt I will be abe to fix it up enough to eat it. What a waste! As I said, the others were delighted with the whole experience. I am too picky.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. We went there on our wedding anniversary and they went out of their way to make the evening special.

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vipNinfaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to have an anniversary dinner!!

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cakwick
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ivy Inn has always been a favorite Cville restaurant.

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant is in an older house with lots of charm, and the dining rooms are spacious.

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Nathan
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely fine dining experience; the food was excellent and the ambiance at the outside patio was lovely.

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MelindaE
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous! The champagne welcome for our anniversary celebration, the food, the service, the beautiful environment - just phenomenal all around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was great

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Beth
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best meals we have ever had, start to finish! The service was just as amazing and the restaurant was charming and beautiful.

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pkva
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can see at once that care is taken in service and again as soon as the first plates are set in front of you. Amazing restaurant with an emphasis on local producers.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

The unfortunate part of the evening was that there was a table of 4 where the man felt that he needed to tell everyone in the restaurant how wonderful he was and all these things he had. It really spoiled the dinner. We should have asked to move.

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 2514 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.