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
90 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (46)neighborhood gem (42)fit for foodies (34)special occasion (33)romantic (31)notable wine list (21)great for brunch (15)great for lunch (11)good for groups (10)scenic view (7)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
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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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  • Crazy great Food!
    Attitodd
    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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sandra
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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  • Great night
    EnjoyEatingOut
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    My wife and I went to Ivy on the Glen to celebrate our anniversary. The food was really good, had one of the best ceasar salads ever. My wife had steak and I had rack of lamb, we shared and both where great. Staff was nice and friendly. Had not been to the reaturant before and was a little nervus becouse it was our anniversary and wanted to good night and that is what we had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Lovedit
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We went for our 20th anniversary and it was amazing! The food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Not so great
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I've been wanting to try this place and it was disappointing. Everything was just okay...nothing I would recommend or go back for. Lamb was ok- sauce was the best part. The lamb was about 1/2 fat. The scallops were cooked properly but very small for $32. Salads were just "eh". Crab cakes were pretty good and probably what I enjoyed most. Dessert was a chocolate cake that was good but nothing to write home about. Service started well but got a little slower as the restaurant filled up. I think they only had two waiters working.
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  • Service
    luveatingout
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food was very good and the waiter was outstanding. Very pricey though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Waitress was MIA most of the evening. Took forever to get the water glasses filled on several occasions. Ran out of Riesling and took almost ten minutes to get another drink. When the bartender was asked if the waitress was new, he responded, "no, we are just swamped." It was a Sunday evening and there were only four tables occupied outside and six inside (mostly parties of two) and a party of eight in a small dining area. If that is "swamped" then we will take our business elsewhere. When the bill came, we were charged for the second glass of Riesling we never received. Then, when we received the final check, the detail was not provided. My wife had to go inside and get the detail to verify the bill.
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  • Great food
    Beng
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great food and ambience. Although prices are not super cheap, it's not overly expensive either and portions and food quality and taste are top notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner lost !
    SimpleWorks
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Thank goodness the company I was with was awesome! The food wasn't worth the price, the restaurant was understaffed, and frustrated and they really didn't care who knew about it. We're at the restaurant for three hours and had to ask about every phase of our meal! Very disappointing, an anniversary dinner we can never get back!
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  • An off night?
    BVonTheIvyattheGlennVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The area under our table was notably dirty. The window blinds were speckled with with small dead flies - but we needed the blinds lowered because of the sun. We waited for about 15 minutes before I finally asked for a waiter to come to our table. We placed our order & 30 minutes later I inquired about the delivery of the meal. The waiter said it would be another 10 minutes. I asked when he placed the order and he said he "may have placed it late." We were just about to walk out when they finally delivered out meal. The food quality was actually good, but there is no possibility that I could recommend this restaurant or that I would go back.
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  • excellent dinner
    foodfan
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    we had an excellent dinner at "Ivy' this was my 2nd time dining here an my familys 1st. Everything from salad to lamb chops to scallops were great Especially wonderful was the white choc crème brulee for dessert . we will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Server was especially good. Have been there 3 times in last month & consistently good all 3.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Sunday Brunch
    Stlou
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Love the location and ambiance. Our service was a little slow but friendly and the food was good. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We walked out
    Jim84VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had reservations for Dinner on Mothers Day, stood in line 15 minutes, host had no idea where to sit the other 5 parties waiting even though there where plenty of tables. Host claimed someone stole the menus, finally sat us at the only table without a table cloth, with glasses that dirty, no wait staff in sight, could tell it was only going to get worse so we got up and walked out.
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  • Quality experience great service
    TrueEnjoyment
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We truly enjoy coming to The Ivy at Southglenn. Excellent quality of food and ambiance. Good variety and pricing on the wine list. Service is superb make sure you ask for a table with "Wisconsin"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.