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Ivy at the Shore
Ivy at the Shore

Ivy at the Shore Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theivyrestaurants.com
  • Email: info@theivyrestaurants.com
  • Phone: (310) 393-3113
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast:

    Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 11:00am


    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm


    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Richard Irving
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Richard Irvin (310) 963-4906

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $7.00
A word from Ivy at the Shore
The Ivy’s tropical counterpart, Ivy at the Shore, offers the same delicious food plus icy island drinks, a 12-seat bamboo bar and beaut surfside view. Don’t miss the sunset over the Pacific with a Fresh Pineapple Daiquiri or two.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful as usual...was just a little bit noisey!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a lovely brunch here at the Shore. I received a glass of champagne as I had made the Open Table reservation. They graciously brought me a small pitcher of orange juice to add to the glass. Food was very good as was the service."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "we went for brunch. i asked for an inside table for 7 and we were pushed together at a table for 6 w/a chair in the already crowded aisle. i was told the inside tables were reserved but i asked for an inside table when someone called to confirm the reservation. the food is always ok but never fabulous. fried chicken is dry. the view was great."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "First off, the person who confirmed with me over the phone told me (twice) my party would be greeted with champagne when we arrived. When we arrived, there wasn't a host or hostess in sight so a waiter approached us and asked if we had a reservation. No champagne. They proceeded to walk us outside on a very cold night and I halted on the way out the door and told him I spoke with the person on the phone and requested a table indoors and which she replied, "no problem." The waiter was so polite and understanding, he even made a couple of suggestions of restaurants for us in the area. The restaurant also needs to use SOME lighting. We (and everyone else) were trying to read our menus with the lit candles on the table. We left without eating."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Always very good service z, but Friday exceptional"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I had the brie cheeseburger with truffle fries. The fries were okay, but the burger did not have much flavor. I ate about 1/4 of the burger before I realized they never brought out the mayonnaise that was supposed to accompany it. Once I tried it with the mayonnaise it was a bit better, but I had to use a lot to get any flavor at all. The service was great aside from not getting the mayonnaise right away. The wicker chairs are not very comfortable either."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "4 for dinner on Saturday night @7:00. Seated promptly, great server, swordfish was delicious, shrimp tacos tasty, tuna starter fresh ,,spicy corn chowder had pow and lots of corn, but a bit runny. Tatrte tatin was out of this world. It starts to get crazy noisy by 8:15... But a great mix of people, not just young ones. My only issue..the bartender had no idea how to make a Mai tai. First try, no dark rum, both try's, no org eat syrup..and grapefruit jiuce should never be used!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Perfect for celebrating a special friends birthday. Love the vibe."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The service was very good. She aimed to please us. Both crab cake appetizers, which are usually very good, contained shell fragments. So obviously the crab meat needs to be cleaned more thoroughly while in the kitchen. The scallops in an entree were not cooked to order. The kitchen crew needs to be more attentive in their duties. The dessert which was "The Ivy Sundae" was excellent."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "4 of us had brunch on Sunday. Love the outdoor room, the lobster tacos had just the right amount of fire, guacamole was great as were the crab cakes, and of course the red velvet cake is the best ever....however, a tiny ,bland Bloody Mary, for $15.95, is just wrong..."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I used to live in LA in the 80s - 90s. This was our go-to place in Santa Monica. It is still as wonderful as ever. Superb cuisine and warm, delightful atmosphere. The food is a combination of "perfected" high end staples, sans anything snooty. Large portions, awesome cocktails, crisp and attentive waiters, sinful desserts. And right on the ocean with a $30 million dollar view! Thankfully, some things never change. Ahhhhhhhh."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I had the salmon and poached eggs and the quality Of the salmon was sub-par :("
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "From it's once stellar reputation this place has sunk to new lows apparently only catering to out of town tourists with amazingly low service and food standards. This is one place our beautiful Santa Monica to avoid. The service started by wordlessly being escorted to a table on the patio, not even being asked patio or inside. The appetizer plate being offered as shared did not come with plates to share and was again just wordlessly plopped down. The entrees were appallingly tasteless, accompanied by a plate full of evenly tasteless vegetables . Service to order another glass of wine etc was not offered. The level of service being offered is way below the standard of the drink and menu prices being provided. Would not recommend."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is a special treat for locals, tourists, foodies and any one who is lucky enough to dine there! We have been fans since the restaurant on Robertson opened. Consistently the best!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We loved our brunch at the Ivy at the Shore. Great food and good service. We would definitely return here."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The Ivy is a lovely place to connect with friends (ours had just flown in from NYC and headed directly to lunch with us). The food is expensive and pretty average, but it was about the fellowship more so than the food in our case."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food is always very high quality. Really enjoyed the lobster Cobb and my friend had a delicious cod in a coconut light curry sauce. Desserts and capachinos delicious. Only complaint is that the service is too fast, seen this before too. Makes me nervous."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food, drinks & ambiance was great. Staff friendly & attentive. I tried a margarita that didn't meet my fancy & without a hesitation the waiter took it back for a different flavor. Deco is old & charming!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "A must stop if you are in the LA/Santa Monica area!! A really cool California vibe and yummy food."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The Ivy at the Shore is a great spot. You'll always get a good meal, nice service and nice location. Not over the top, not overpriced and not overdone. It's just right. And as a native Southerner the fried chicken gets an A!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Diverse menu with California fusion vibe; servers are eperienced both in the business and at the restaurant, and they seem happy to be there; dining room has lots of natural light from the setting sun, often open air breeze; the high ceilings add to an open and spring-like dining experience. Wine list diverse, with notable gems."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Had a few friends from out of town come in to LA and were staying in Santa Monica. I was always a fan of the Robertson location but wanted to try this one in Santa Monica. Food and service was beyond exceptional. I will be coming back to this location."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The server was very attentive, the decor is charming, even the flowers were beautiful. We were able to get a reservation at late notice for 6 people. The food was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Great place."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Found the restaurant to be everything advertised- very friendly, cozy atmosphere- the food was great and the service was top notch- - seversl celebs dined the night we were there- altho a bit pricey, i recommend this restaurant to fir an enjoable time!!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "charming atmosphere, provided a glass of excellent champagne as an aperitif; nice place when you're near the beach;"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Everything was great but it'd be nice to find a restaurant that isn't noisy!! Guess they don't exist..."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "A perfect choice to have a birthday lunch with my husband. The room filled with perfect roses is stunning!! The food was amazing and vodka gimlet outstanding!! The BEST!!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Our party ordered a variety of dishes, including shrimp tacos, baked Branzino,crab filled lobster, fresh oysters, cocktails, dessert, and every dish was outstanding. Best menu in town. Every dish I have ever tasted has been a home run. Service efficient and a big shout out to the hostess at the door. A real sweetheart."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "it was so dark we could hardly see the food... the drinks were good and the server put in a good effort"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Went to Ivy at the suggestion of two people. A third friend disagreed. Food was fine but nothing special.. Servers main objective were to get us in and out. Next time, I am following the advice of others."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner for 7 on a Monday night. The food was amazing and the ambiance was still festive on a Monday night. Definitely will go again."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Two years ago we spent Valentine's night here and it was wonderful. The food was delicious and service was great (the decor/location/ambience are always terrific). Last year, none of us (a party of five) liked our food; if I recall, I think one plate was incorrect, some were too spicy -- I don't think they were even advertised as such, and others were too bland. We tried again this year and, frankly, the food was mediocre even at half the price. The dishes were uninspired and pretty indistinguishable from other restaurants' fare. Plus they added tables so it was too crowded. It might be coincidence based on only annual visits, but we now consider this restaurant extremely over priced. For their sake, I hope we're alone in this regard."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service was very attentive. Great food , wonderful wine list. We loved the Belle Glos. Highly recommend the cod."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Wonderful, and we will certaily be regulars. Excellent service. Extensive menu. Lots of fish. Beautiful interiors."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "No problem getting a reservation on a busy Sunday night, I see why. Brutal indifferent waiter. Disappeared on us more than once, another waiter took over. Crab Cakes for an appie, 3 deep fried balls of mush, except for the piece of shell in mine. Slop of sauce on the side. I had the ribs, if I wanted a pound of fries I would have went to McDonalds, the ribs were completely overdressed with more sauce and some mystery vegetable on the side. My husband had the crab stuffed lobster ($52), same mush as in the crab cakes, the one piece of lobster he found was so rubbery it was inedible. We left most of our meals on the plate.. The wine list is nice and the room is very pretty. It was an unforgettable experience for all the wrong reasons."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I've been here many times. It's a great place for special occasions. The food is always good, and it has a great atmosphere. It's always a good place for dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Brought friends and kids here to tie up a week long trip. The food is amazing as well as the ambience. The service is attentive and the place feels homey. Would come back again and again."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "They were jamming people into the restaurant, it was very uncomfortable to sit so close to another table. We were on the pario a d instead of having 2 tables of 4 with an aisle in between, they pulled the tables apart to make tables of 2 with very little room in between tables. Waiters trying to squeeze through was very disturbing while we were eating, and sitting so close to the people next to us ruined our experience. We were seated first, and three times when they tried to seat people at these tables next to us, they complained that it was too crowded and wanted to sit elsewhere, but eventually people did sit at these tables because the restaurant was full. Ive gone to this restaurant many times but wouldn't go back because of this."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went for Valentine's Day. Excellent fixed price menu with great choices. The service was outstanding!! A wonderful evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "After a coast to coast flight & the crazy LA traffic ... the perfect & adorable lunch spot! Beautifully prepared branzino with white beans & shrimp tacos on homemade tortillas ... topped off with tangerine champagne .... welcome to LA . What more could a girl want!!!?"
    Dined on 2/16/2014