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IVY Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ivyofwheaton.com
  • Phone: (630) 665-2489
  • Hours of Operation: Due to changing weather conditions, hours of operation are subject to change, please call ahead if weather is severe.

    Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch on Sunday from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Joe Pascolla
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Chefs room at Ivy accomodates up to 20 people. A Larger room accomodates up to 50 people. For private rooms contact the restaurant directly.
  • Private Party Contact: Betsy DeHaven x
  • Entertainment: Live music on the patio every Wed and Fri
    Weather permitting
  • Special Events & Promotions: Private rooms for parties of 8 or more (inquire with restaraunt at 630-665-2489)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Front Street
  • Public Transit: Metra Train
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is available parking both in the garage behind the restaurant as well as street parking.
A word from IVY
Great appetizers such as black pepper shrimp, pastas, steaks, chops and seafood cover just about everyone's dining wants and desires. Along with our main floor seating we offer two distinctive rooms seating up to 50 guests that can accommodate just about any event from wedding rehearsal dinners to graduations. Our French doors spill out onto our beautiful ivy covered patio, perfect for listening to live music in the evenings or meeting up with friends for a quiet lunch. Ivy can just about compliment any event.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "What a discovery!! I googled best outdoor patio and IVY came up as number one! Not only is the ambience the most gorgeous ever, but the food is to die for! Tasty different and unique and delicious! The owners and the staff were extremely welcoming outgoing and friendly and most accommodating! Going back in six days!!!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My husband and I took our mother-in-law to Ivy's for her 71st birthday and enjoyed the experience a lot. The staff was friendly and professional and there were all types of diners there - from small families to friends having dinner to a party group upstairs - all dressed from very casual to elegant. The menu was fantastic and the food exceeded our expectations. The noise got to be a little too much but it wasn't horrible."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Ivy. The first time we sat outside, and this time inside. Both options are terrific. Food is outstanding. Beer and wine list is very good as well. Something on the menu for everyone. I had the 10 oz. Filet. One of the best I've ever had. Ask to substitute the crispy tomatoes instead of the house vegetable if your dish doesn't come with it. They are unique and tasty."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Took my wife for a nice date night dinner. Sat out on the outdoor patio which featured a live swing band. We arrived a bit earlier than our reservation. They we waited a bit at the bar with a glass of wine. Once seated our server promptly acknowledged us. She recommended the special, and was very knowledgeable of the menu. Our food was delivered timely and at good temp. We were never rushed and felt very welcome here. We will be back many times!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We had the pineapple shrimp and brie appetizers as well as the beef tournadoes- all of it absolutely delicious! We enjoyed it so much we already picked out what we're having next visit! We were there at 8:30 pm on a Saturday and there were plenty of tables available inside, great date night option!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "One of the featured specials, lobster pasta, ended up being served as a pasta made with small shrimp. It was nothing special. For two others at our table, the tournedos of beef were served cold as were the sides, mashed potatoes and asparagus (which was tough). A fine-crafted beer was delivered at the table without a glass, and a second beer serving was never served with a fresh glass. Our server seemed busy serving people on the patio and forgot about us. She was very attractive, but not at all attentive or interested in us. We consistently have excellent food and service at neighboring Adelle's in Wheaton. On our third visit to Ivy, we were quite disappointed."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Drinks, food and service are mediocre in all respects. It is suitable for a business event such as a sales force reward dinner --- a banquet with lots of alcohol that is paid for by somebody else."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We have been to Ivy several times for dinner but never for lunch. Our experience was just as good! The lunch menu is really diverse for any craving, and the food is always good. Our waiter was very nice, but I'm not sure he gave us his name or I would mention it as he was very friendly and nice."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Took family from out-of-town here, and was not disappointed. Great service and perfect evening seated in the small but comfortable outdoor area made us want to come back."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I was looking for a restaurant to take my wife tofor a special occassion. I found IVY online. The online pictures looked impressive so I made a reservation. Well, the pics online do NOT do justice to the interior decor nor the Ivy Garden. The ambiance, in and out, is stunning. The servers are coutesous, prompt and knowledgeable I had Tilapia w-crab meatand my wife had the meat loaf. Both disheswerewonderful. We eat out often so we have much to compare to and werewere very impressed. The owner stopped by everyone's table to chat. He stopped by our table and endured the many questions I had about the architecture and decor. I cannot repeat it enough, the design is remarkable. Do yourself a favor, GO!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Appetizers actually come out before we received our wine-felt like we were being rushed. Waitress did not come around very often."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Always a great time. Food is great no matter what you order. The owner, Dick, is great at keeping up the customer contact."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Yes, IVY simply the best restaurant in Wheaton probably in DuPage Cty ! It is a must try!!!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food was stellar, and we have always had great service."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Ivy has become one of my favorite "go to restaurants" in the western suburbs. The food is excellent, service is always friendly and appropriate. Atmosphere is very pleasant and comfortable.....perfect for lunch or dinner with friends or family. Wines are affordable, as are food items."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I had a great time at the here. The food was good, and more importantly it came out quickly. The Appetizers were especially good. I would go back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great outdoor patio. Food was just OK - steak was well done and didn't seem like good quality. Halibut special overcooked as well. Flavors were good, desserts just "OK". Will go back and hope for better food."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had a great dinner and great service. We will differently go back. I had the Salmon Salad ,and the greens,as well as the Salmon was very fresh ."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our waitress was great, helping one guest with a great wine selection. The lobster pappardelle was incredible. There is a lovely outdoor area. The owner came to our table and chatted with us too. I would definitely recommend"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "band is too loud. Very good, but loud. Food was good as was service. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "While I normally prefer the indoor dining room (becasue it is so nice), we had an excellent business lunch on the patio. Food, Service and wonderful weather all contributed to a delightful experience. Prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Went to Ivy to celebrate my birthday. We were seated immediately, an enjoyed a very good cocktail before dinner. Our waitress was extremely helpful with service throughout the entire meal. Had the almond crusted Brie for an appetizer - and it was delicious with the toasted artesian bread and blueberries. I would go back to Ivy for this alone! Also, had the Maryland crab cakes for an appetizer. A little on the small side and not crusted enough for me but still good tasting with the horseradish sauce. Wanted to eat light that night so it was Ivy's Summer salad for an entrée - fresh and very good tasting. Key Lime pie and coffee finished off the meal - pie should be in slice form and not a dish. Noise level was high only major complaint."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner Saturday night. The food was awesome, and the best thing is the miniatures for dessert. After dinner having a small dessert was really nice. Our waitress was great, too. We will definitely be back to the Ivy."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "All in all it was a nice dining experience. Most all food was very good. Calamari way over cooked and the deserts are a very weak point."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The main entree - beef and seafood - for both dinners were very good. The vegetables left a lot to be desired. It took 15 minutes to get the first round of drinks. It took lots of work to get the server to come back for drinks for the meal. The server was a bit harried and had to get another server to get our first and second drinks to our table. The setting is delightful, however the noise level was significant with lots of people close by at their tables."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Had lunch with my husband, son and his girlfriend. Everyone enjoyed their food. It was quiet enough to talk and have a conversation. Our waitress was exceptional."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My husband, son and I took my Mom who was visiting out of town at the Ivy. Even though they weren't busy at 6:30p.m., we were seated right by the kitchen. I should have said something, however, I didn't want to make a scene. The service and food was good. My son ordered the Petite Fillet, however, it was over cooked. He still ate it as the taste was good. My Mom got the ribs, husband the steak and I, the crab cakes. Everything was hot and seasoned well. My husband and I shared the beet salad which was beautiful and my Mom got the house salad which she enjoyed. We will be going back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My wife and I dined here Sunday evening celebrating our anniversary. We were seated immediately and approached by our server shortly thereafter. Jason made sure we wanted for nothing (even made a special horseradish sauce I like with my steak) during our evening. While we didn't experience what the bar had to offer we did do appetizers, salads, our entrees and desserts. Each was the right temperature and as with the service, seemed to arrive at our table at just the right time. We found the check to be on par with our expectations and appreciated that the dining room was clean and seemed to be well maintained. Very much enjoyed looking at the stained glass and architecture of the space. First time dining at Ivy but it won't be our last."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Went to dinner. Food was pretty good, but not ridiculously so. Sat on the patio which was a lovely setting. There was live music, a bit loud for our taste, but that's just personal preference! Service was just ok, but they were crazy busy as it was Friday night. Overall, would be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Enjoyed very much THE IVY. The food was excellent, the service was extremely attentive. We sat on the patio (which was requested) but right next to the speaker for the outdoor entertainment that night. The singer was good - but it was very loud, and hard to talk with our company. That was distracting."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Ivy is always a reliable place for a great meal. Lamb Chop with gorgonzola were featured. Mine were cooked more like medium (rather than the medium rare I ordered), but were good just the same. Beet salad is terrific and the baked brie with arugula was very tasty."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I met friends for dinner on the patio at the Ivy and it was delightful. Seating is first come first serve on the patio, but even if you don't sit outside you'll have a great time."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Our server gave us incorrect info on menu items and never returned to see if we needed anything once meal was served. The gal who cleared our table during meal picked up dirty used forks then said we would need them for meal and put them back on table. No salutation was received on our way out--hostess looked like she wished she was anywhere else. Crab topped tilapia tasted extremely fishy and not fresh at all. Gelato was delivered half melted in the dish. Altogether poor service and tasteless meal. Won't go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went to Ivy to celebrate our anniversary. It was a very nice, romantic, quiet atmosphere. The food portions weren't that big, but the food was delicious. The cocktails were priced a little high, but were good. Had a very nice night with my husband!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed dinner at Ivy recently to celebrate our anniversary. Our almond crusted brie appetizer was surprisingly light and paired wonderfully with the bottle of Spanish white we selected. Everything on the menu sounded sumptuous, but we ultimately decided on beef entrees and were not disappointed. Dining inside a former chapel provided such wonderful ambiance, lighting and energy. We'll definitely go back, especially since I'm now addicted to their parmesan crusted tomatoes."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This remains our favorite "special occasion" place to eat. This time we celebrated a 65 year birthday. There are so many items on the menu that we enjoy, it is difficult to settle on just one."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Always great food----lake perch entee was wonderful. Service is always good---Dittia is the very best."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great food, nice wine selection, great service. Main room noisy, but fireplace room very cozy"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We've been to Ivy many times and have made it our Father's Day go-to spot based on its consistently good food, service, ambience, and variety of nice food selections to please many different styles. The patio is nice; hit that if you can ."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Love this place. Service was excellent, food was great!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014