The Ivy
The Ivy

The Ivy

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theivyrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: (310) 274 8303x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:

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

    Lunch:

    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:

    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Brunch:

    Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Richard Irving
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, 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 Irving 3109634906x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alden Dr.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $5.50
A word from The Ivy
An LA landmark since its opening in 1983, The Ivy is the place to go for a great time in the City of Angels. From its star-studded crowd, to its jamming music, friendly wait-staff, killer cocktails and unbeatable food, this cozy, hip, neighborhood restaurant exemplifies the easy glamour and charm that California is all about.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Ivy reviews from OpenTable diners
484 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (358)great for lunch (254)hot spot (248)special occasion (234)great for brunch (217)romantic (188)neighborhood gem (174)fit for foodies (157)good for groups (90)notable wine list (51)scenic view (46)kid-friendly (45)late-night find (24)vibrant bar scene (14)Show More
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Three of my friends were flying in from Toronto for the weekend so I made a lunch reservation here because I knew it would be the "scene-y" vibe they wanted. Had made the reservation for OUTSIDE several days prior and when my guests had arrived before me (around 10min) prior to reservation, they were seated inside. I was bummed because outside was the experience I wanted them to have. We sat down and ordered sangria. The server came over every three minutes annoyed, "I'll take your order now." Excuse me? I said we'd let you know when we were ready. Let us enjoy our $25 per glass sangria without making us feel like we need to inhale them and our apps. After a $230 check and rude service..not a repeat experience. At least valet was nice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Amazing service. Very very attentive staff. Wonderful menu. Lots of seafood dishes. Went for a Birthday lunch and they served a cute desert with a giant sparkler..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The Ivy has been a favorite of ours when we visit from Australia however our lunch this week was very disappointing! We were rushed through lunch and the staff lacked warmth. Sadly i feel you have to be a regular or famous to get decent service & after many visits to the Ivy i have decided to take my business elsewhere as the standard of customer service is terrible.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Ivy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Had an amazing experience here, Service was impeccable, Food was divine and I loved the outdoor dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    Outoftowners
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We had a lovely early dinner. The only negative is it's very pricy...$35.00 for a salad, really?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but pricey
    tomato
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The restaurant is pretty, the food is good, but I think one can find food this good in other places and pay less than half of what you pay here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • From Florida to the Ivy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The Ivy was a wonderful experience and the decor definitely added a nice touch the whole dining experience. Even though we were surrounded by the city life, It made me feel like I had escaped to grandmas house In the country. The food was flavorful and delightful and the staff was great. The complimentary glass of champagne was a nice touch to the whole dining experience as wel. Will be back when visiting again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LisaMacVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Salads can be salads, but not at The Ivy. The grilled chopped salads has to be one if the best salads I've ever eaten. Dying to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible desserts
    Foodcrazy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went to Ivy for dessert and I was not disappointed at all! The ice cream sandwiches were amazing and so was the sundae. The only thing I would recommend is to not make the fudge and butterscotch syrups so hot so that it does not melt so much of the ice cream. I slightly downgraded the service because our waiter was not very friendly when he found out that we were there just for dessert. I had heard so much about how wonderful the waitstaff was so I was disappointed when we got a bit of the cold shoulder from our waiter. Other than that, I would definitely go back again. I absolutely adored the ambience and serving the champagne while we waited for our table was just the ultimate touch of fitness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • somethings never change
    HelenandPattifavVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had not been in a while ...star gazing is everyone's reason to pay the ridiculous amount for a salad ...we were pleasantly surprised by a perfectly cooked swordfish and a chicken dish...sounds boring but they were both great...waiter was not good..staff is very hurried ...they want you in and out so they can squeeze every tourist in....I think we enjoyed it because we really enjoyed the people watching...Beverly Hills ladies are definitely getting older!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adorable place!
    Boffin
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food at the Ivy was outstanding. Service was excellent too. Portion sizes are huge and quality ingredients are used. I would definitely go there again. A+!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Unique Dining Experience
    diningforfun
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This little "cottage" in Beverly Hills provides a very unique dining experience. We were met with complimentary champagne. We were seated in the coveted seats outside where you can see and be seen. And we had a wonderful, relaxing and fun dining experience. The Ivy is the place to dine in Beverly Hills.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TERRIBLE FOOD
    SAZZY
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    There were flies all over the restaurant. We ordered a cob salad and a lobster club. The salad looked like it had been prepared the night before..... In fact the food came so quickly it probably had. The lobster club was meant to have hand cut fries with it....... They were frozen shoe string fries. Overall it was disgusting.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Very stylish and welcoming. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was very good. Excellent atmosphere. The prices are pretty steep though, be prepared to spend quite a bit for the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal and worth the price
    Jwwhite10
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Made a reservation a week in advance. We checked in early to secure outdoor seating and while we waited (all of 5 minutes), we were served complimentary champagne. Once seated on the patio, we were served quickly and the food was phenomenal. The wine was great. The spicy margarita was so-so. This place is pricy but absolutely worth it. It's definitely a place to see and be seen. Really does live up to the hype. Highly recommended and would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than xpeced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Ivy has always had a reputation as being a hang=out for Hollywood stars with great, although very expensive, food. My wife has been there several times on an all-girls event, celebrating birthdays, etc. On this occasion she decided to treat me and our son and his family to a late lunch, early dinner meeting. All our expectations were met with extras, table reservation was excellent, we asked for and got an outside table, service was great, from start to finish we felt pampered and to top it off, we had Matt Damon sitting next to us. Dinner for 7 including 2 children and NO alcohol was $702.00.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • People Watching Paradise
    esskayell
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had lunch here before catching a flight back home after a few days in LA and it was a real highlight. Not only was the food great, but the view of the people coming and going was fantastic, plus my husband got to ogle the cars being parked by the valets. It's fairly unapologetically busy so you might get shuffled a bit before you get to sit down but that's what the complimentary glass of bubbly is for. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most overrated & overpriced in LA
    Mellow
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    $22.75 for four pancakes? Really? Lobster Cobb was simply 'okay' for $33. They didn't seat us on the patio as requested. Never again. There are a million places better that are a fraction of the price. Skip it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing spot!!
    Savannahlouise
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went to lunch here for my daughters 10th birthday. They treated her like a queen! Champs and strawberry lemonade upon arrival, and even a box of complimentary cookies to take home. Yummy lobster Cobb salad. Pricey, but worth it. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its amazing
    depiano
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    the beauty is outstanding...You feel like your eating in someones divine garden ...the waiters are dresses fabulous...food amazing everything ...its been around for a long time...there is a reason for that...its a MUST DO...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE
    MK88VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I went for lunch/brunch and fell in love! The service is top notch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but too expensive
    WineSQN
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The Ivy was recommended to us as a hot spot. Food was good, but price value ratio do not fit. Our youngest had a pizza marguerita for 23 $. Waiter are predominantly sniffy. Ambience a bit kitschy. Overrated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food, atmosphere, service
    Dietmomma
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I would eat there every day if I could afford it! It is a wonderful place. I especially loved the champagne they handed us when we walked in. The desserts are spectacular. The grilled vegetable salad with chicken or fish is a must for meal or to share and a great choice if you are on a diet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Positive review
    Lpblaken
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great atmosphere food was okay. Champagne and sangria were awesome
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not special
    BialaVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Although they had a glass of champagne upon arrival, i mentioned on the reservation it was my gilfriends bday and they did not do anything to make us feel special... And we spent $200 for lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    SomW
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Food was fantastic, waitstaff attentive and the outdoor patio divine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late lunch, cute decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went to the Ivy for some potential celeb-spotting, but alas, it was just the tourist crowd on a holiday weekend. The Cobb salad was really good and hubby liked the crab cakes. The decor is really cute and although we sat inside, the patio looked really nice (smaller than I thought though).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Perfect
    BaccaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had brunch with 4 friends this past Sunday. Just couldn't have been better. Server was more than willing to customize dishes as requested.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Delight
    Someday
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This charming "flower garden cottage" indoor/outdoor dining experience, is truly a "must see" when in LA. We went for Sunday Brunch and were offered complimentary champagne while we waited for our table. The Restaurant is small but charming...you could literally be elbow to elbow with celebrity's, capitals of industry, or just great looking locals. The food was freshly prepared and the pace of the meal was perfectly timed, not rushed. The outdoor seating was covered & comfortable. The wait staff was very attentive...even fluffing the pillow and folding my napkin when I was away from the table. If you are looking for a memorable experience, good food and relaxing time...then The Ivy's the spot. P.S. the cookies are AMAZING!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service
    TravelingDallasGirl
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The outdoor patio is beautiful, and the service is outstanding. Brunch was delicious, and they serve coffee in the biggest mugs I've ever seen! Great place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chintzy heaven with great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had breakfast here, takes you away from the bustle of LA and transports you to an English garden. Servers were lovely and food/drink delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly wonderful
    MishVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A perfect summer night, under the stars, a French waiter, fabulous food......better than the South of France.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not worth the price or trip
    worldcitizen
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    the food is very expensive compare to its quality, it is beautifully decorated, but everyone is seated too tightly and the food is not really up to the rank the restaurant is supposed to have
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great experience!
    ScottiePVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Been here several times. The service is always amazing as are the food and drinks! This was the first time I saved room for dessert. It won't be the last!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    LordDerbyshire
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have heard this was a great place but it still bowled me over, from the fresh roses on every table to the waiters flowery ties everything is just right. There is something for everyone on the menu and even though we were on our way to fly back to the uk we managed to sample the deserts ! AMAZING. I would recomend anyone to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Service
    TrueChicagoanFoodie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Everyone was so pleasant and helpful - I really enjoyed our time. We were a group of three and didn't like where we were seated. Very uncomfortable but everything else was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must do at least once!
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Visiting from Toronto. A must do at least once. On the border of being pricy for what you get, but ok. Mojito's were the best.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv it
    cupcakeVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I actually liked this location a bit more than the LA location. The food was great, love the energy, it's a great hotspot, friendly staff, good music. I will be coming back. I actually went one night for a bday celebration for the first time and loved it so much I came the next day for dinner with other friends. The beef carpaciooooooooo Yummmm
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious celebration
    Seekingthebest
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I took my friend there this week to celebrate her birthday. It was very special and she loves the setting. Delicious food and courteous service was also appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful dining experience
    Barbie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We absolutely love The Ivy!!! The food is great and the service is spectacular. Be sure to save room for desert. The Ivy Sundae is the best dessert ever😀.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet