Ivy at the Glenn
Ivy at the Glenn

Ivy at the Glenn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ivyattheglenn.com/
  • Phone: 3037307200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Anthony F. Ramos
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We will accommodate setup and delivery of meals.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room seats up to 12. We also have areas of the restaurant that we can seat larger parties. For very large events the restaurant can be rented.
  • Private Party Contact: Anthony Ramos 3037307200x
  • Special Events: Let Ivy at the Glenn Be your Special Event Headquarters

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University and Arapahoe
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Friday and Saturday nights there is Valet.
    Free covered parking available
    Handicap Parking in front of entrance
A word from Ivy at the Glenn
Seasonal. Contemporary. Neighborhood. Food.

Ivy at the Glenn is south metro Denver's newest premier restaurant. The concept was developed by Jimmy Lambatos who's legendary career includes founding Footers Restaurant, Footers Catering, and Baur's Ristorante.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Ivy at the Glenn reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (54)neighborhood gem (52)fit for foodies (42)special occasion (41)romantic (33)notable wine list (24)great for brunch (11)great for lunch (11)hot spot (8)good for groups (8)scenic view (6)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • jmull
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and service was excellent. Our first visit but definitely not our last.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had purchased a Groupon for Ivy at the Glenn to give it a try. We started with the chile relleno as an appetizer and then proceeded to have clam chowder and the frisee salad. My entree was the encrusted salmon which was very flavorful and moist. It was so nice to not have a dried out piece of salmon. My husband had the pork dish and said it was very good. We finished by sharing the homemade donuts, which were delightful with a cup of coffee. All in all a great food experience and the waitstaff was wonderful. They had been dealing with many kids there that night due to homecoming and were handling it quite well. A great experience overall and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Just not worth the price
    GonzoVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was ok scallops were good but I was really disappointed in the salmon. It was very bland. Used a Groupon. That is the only way I would try this as very expensive otherwise.
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  • So Good!
    Dave
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We loved our dinner. Jason was a great server, Sea Bass on Risotto tremendous, the other food was mmmmm good, we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quite disappointed
    LJSS
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Although our server was nice, she was clearly in over her head. She forgot to bring our bread and our appetizer. It took 40 minutes to get our meal and it came out lukewarm. I really want to like this place since it's a nice ambiance and in my neighborhood, but I won't go back.
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  • Wow was that a train wreck!?
    DenverFoodie33
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    8 people/Saturday dinner. Initial observations: Beautiful restaurant, great spot, friendly hostess. That's where it all went downhill. Waiter (and entire staff) sweating heavily due to lack of AC. Dinner was around sunset and entire restaurant was asking to drop the blinds. 30 MIN LATER THEY DID! Must've waited for all dishes to come up because everyone's food was overdone and searing hot. My wife's scallops were horrible and the redo plate she ordered arrived after all plates were off the table. No manager on duty we were told. Women's bathroom was "filthy, out of order stall, and no soap" according to my wife. They messed up at least 3 of our checks at the end. This is the worst experience I've had in years. #closingsoon #notforthatprice
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  • Great Service and great food
    InterviewdinnerVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We loved this place we were both on a strict diet and they were very accommodating to our special needs. Plus the food was fabulous and the wait staff service exceptional. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous find
    Mbean5VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I live in Florida and found a groupon. What a deal! Food was amazing in looks and in taste. Jenna was a fabulous server and helped us with our menu choices. Nothing disappointed from the seafood margarita to the donut ending. Simply delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio dining
    Jcott
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Although a cool evening, the heaters made the patio very enjoyable. Food was great, beautiful presentation and not large portions (good for me, but a bit small for my husband). Bananas foster fun for a change too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The atmosphere, food and service was great. Jason, our waiter, did an outstanding job.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great place good food nice drinks and goos service
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but long wait times.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was the best part of our experience - everything was delicious - appetizers, main course and dessert. We ordered a bottle of white wine which was good but wasn't chilled sufficiently. The glasses on the table were covered with water spots, a small but important detail. We also found there were 5 water glasses on a table for 4 people, and after my son drank from one realized that there was lipstick all over it - yuck. Our server was very attentive, and just lovely throughout the meal, without hovering over us. All three courses of the meal took a really long time to come out, for the table side bananas foster we heard a server say there was a 30 minute wait for the cart since they only had one working.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was excllent, cooked to perfection. The taste profiles were great. We are hard of hearing but the noise level allowed l;us to have a quiet conversation.; Our waitress was pleasant and attentive. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Ivy Made Our Birthday Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I took my niece, her friend, and two other family members to lunch at IVY for my niece's birthday and we had a great time. We had a wonderful waitress who even took over photographer duties to take our group picture with three cameras. The food was wonderful -- I didn't even take anything home despite the fact that the portions were ample. It was a relaxed and happy atmosphere for eating and chatting.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow Service Sucks
    downtowndinerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This would have been a much better evening if our server had paid attention to our table. Very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • interesting
    reviewer1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Glasses were dirty. Food was average yet very pricey. Although it was a four course meal it was VERY long
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  • Surprising find
    FlipFlopContessa
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband bought a Groupon to try Ivy on the Glenn and we were extremely impressed. We enjoyed the meals tremendously from appetizer to dessert. I had the lamb chops that were perfect and my husband a steak, everything was delicious. The only hiccup is that we ordered banana's flambé as did another couple two tables down and my perception is that our order was snagged and used for them first. As there was only one set up for that dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crazy great Food!
    AttitoddVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Love the food at the Ivy! If they could get the a/c issue settled it would be my favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • birthdaqyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Fabulous patio. Great food. Great place for romantic occasions. Wonderful fountain. Great owner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Fabulous food and drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We came for our 28th anniversary dinner and was not disappointed. Coincidentally our reservation was for 5pm and Ivy's Happy Hour happens to be 4-6pm so happily got our martini and beer at 50% off. Food was fresh and in season. Beautiful presentations. Recommend the "meat plate appetizer" more than enough for 2 people! Highly recommend this restaurant gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and exceptional service!
    5280jane
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We dined outside on the evening of July 23rd, so that we could listen to an outdoor concert (Dancing in the Streets at Southglenn) while we enjoyed our food. A rain shower had just passed through, so the manager and staff were busy drying off the tables and chairs. The temperature had dropped, so the manager turned on the outdoor heaters to keep us warm. Within half an hour the sun came out from behind the clouds and started to shine in our faces, so the manager deployed umbrellas to shield us from the sun. The food and ambiance were great, and the manager and staff worked very hard to keep us happy. We're looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed...
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We were really looking forward to a great dinner but we're very let down by the poor quality of food and the mediocre service. We will not be visiting Ivy Glen again.
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  • Pleasent night
    treat2eats
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Waiter was awesome, dinner was amazing made for a great double date. Manager was noticeable also wide variety of drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a return trip
    poppamarkVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Attentive, personable service from Stephanie. Strong wine list with many moderately priced wines that drink well. Presentation could use a slight push to a higher level but quality of entrees was excellent. Maybe take tomatoes and eggs out of Caesar salad and replace with white anchovies and parmesan crisps?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    JoyceVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Presentations lovely. Appetizer and salads excellent. Bison short ribs were a bit tough. Scallops excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • We love Ivy
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Never disappoints. The brunch menu is fantastic. Lots of choices, eggs Benedict, omelet yes. Bloody Mary's all u can drink. The staff is very accommodating and pleasant. Our 4th time and we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food, service and character. The owner and staff were very hospitable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the food
    Hky176
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was good. Loved the crab cakes! Tables were a little close and I could hear others conversations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch with family
    hgpt
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    A very nice lunch with an attractive luncheon menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't expect too much...
    DisappointedDiner
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Waste of a date night & glad we had a coupon. Major complaints were 1) service was terrible. We were there for 2 hours watching as the waitress ditty bopped around 2) the restaurant is in dire need of quality ventilation. It was smoky in there the whole time 3) our glasses of water were never refilled & we weren't asked if we wanted another drink and 4) even after telling the waitress & including it in the reservation, it was my husband's bday, it never acknowledged with anything special and 5) they were out of the wine I wanted and my husbands martini was watered down. Huge let down
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • first time, pleased, will return
    Papa
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    great service, Ezra, interesting menu, vegetarian aware, loved the decor on the log wall
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, But Not All There
    BuddyS
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The service and food were very good. They were, however, out of the wine we ordered, one main course we ordered, and a desert we wanted. It was not that busy and not late, so I am not sure what was going on.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Good Food
    OGsunshine
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Crab cake appetizers were very tasty and well presented. House salad with strawberries and pears was refreshing and unusual. Lamb was cooked perfectly. However, pork special wasn’t good at all and potatoes too smoky. We had to send it back and ordered Chilean in Sea Bass instead. That came out flavorful and perfectly flaky. Unfortunately, White Chocolate Crème Brule wasn’t up the par, too runny.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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  • Fantastic Evening!
    Etriptow
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and was very happy with our experience! Service was knowledgable, attentive and unobtrusive, decor is classy and fit for either a casual lunch or nice romantic evening, and the food was SUPERB! I had lamb and he had the beef tenderloin, both were impeccably prepared to order, arrived quickly, and presented with obvious care and attention to detail. I would definitely recommend this for anything from a casual lunch spot to business dinners to impress!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    yummy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Beet salad and scallop entree were fabulous! Martinis and service were excellent as well!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale dining in the suburbs!
    Dnvrgal
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Ivy at the Glen has excellent food,impeccable service, and beautiful surroundings --what more could you ask for? We had a wonderful evening dining on the patio overlooking a beautiful fountain-- everything was great including a visit from the restaurant owner who is intent on making sure every guest is well taken care of. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SandraVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food was OK, nothing special. We had lunch there and it was fairly slow in terms of customers, but even with that the service was very slow.
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  • Just "okay"
    ColoWineGirl
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My boyfriend and I have been to the Ivy at the Glenn 5 or 6 times in the past few years. Every time we come leave saying "we won't be back for a while". We both have worked in the service industry and this place needs a lot of work! We decided to try the restaurant again after about a year lapse from the last time we ate there, we were sadly disappointed again: 1.) Please fix the hoods in your kitchen... the restaurant is ALWAYS unbelievably smokey and for someone who has sensitive eyes and wears contacts, it ruins the dining experience. 2.) Train your staff... from the hostesses to the managers. You charge WAY too much to not have great service. 3.) Consistency in food. My lamb was fatty and each chop was a different temp.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Next time will be better
    Reed
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Overall the food was great. I was a little confused by the heavy-handed amount of roasted garlic with the Caesar salad, but it worked out alright. The main course was the highlight by far, and the pecan pie was good as a more mild dessert, but I would try a different one next time. The service, on the other hand, was lackluster. I could tell the waiter knew what he was doing, but he must have been having an off night. From small things, like only providing 1 steak knife when we both needed one, to the larger, such as adding our neighbors' wine to our bill, he was having issues all night. I am hoping our next visit will be better, if we choose to return. The food was certainly good though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring your green for Ivy
    MMIW
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This is an over priced restaurant for very poorly prepared food. The bread and oil starter was non-discript. The scallops ($32)were burned on the bottom and undercooked on the top the saffron risotto had no flavor or creaminess to it - tasted like just yellow overlooked rice. The asparagus (&6)was burned - the first plate never should have come out of the kitchen! The second plate wasn't much better. The waiter was fine but seemed uncomfortable. This was a VERY expensive meal! We will never return and I would suggest that you take your business elsewhere.
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