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The Ivy
The Ivy

The Ivy Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theivyrestaurants.com
  • Phone: (310) 274-8303
  • 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: Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • 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 (310) 963-4906

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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "perfect spot for after work cocktail. the drinks are refreshing, lovely, and delicious."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Service was great and food was better ...what more can you ask for The Back ribs were the best i have ever had...all our meals were fantastic"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The wait staff was phenomenal, food was great and all the colorful furniture and fresh flowers were so lively and happy!! :)"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Came all the way to SF 8/12/14and excited to try The Ivy.the service is slow considering we are the 1st customer that day.we ordered french toast and steak to share.While eating my frnch toast my husband saw a dead fly on the plate. We immediately called the attention of our server and told us verbatim "well,you chose to seat outside". I mean how rude!!! We are expecting an apology but to no avail...i got the check and the server handed us a small box of cookies and said "here's a box of cookies for the dead fly". My husband is soo furious...i mean we don't expect a box of cookies to compensate the dead fly.what we need is a proper apology.ended up not eating the food and left because we can't take the rudeness and the dead fly..worst!!!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Gets really crowded but is a cute little place with good food. Nice time with a good group of friends."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "These are simply the best waiters in the city. Their service is always very consistent and the food is always great…very fresh. The Ivy Gimlet is the best drink in the entire city…period. I suggest the double because you won't have just one."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The Ivy is a gorgeos restaurant with flowers all around you. The atmosphere is great for any occasion. They serve you champagne upon arriving. The food was great and our waiter and other staff was determined that we enjoyed everything there. I highly recommend the cookies! They were delicious!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "A cute and charming restaurant with ok food. From time to time I return usually because an out of town friend insists because he/she has heard there could be a possibility of celebrity spotting. Every time I acknowledge how lovely the decor and the ambience is and every time I am struck by how mediocre the food can be. I ordered caesar salad as appetizer and asked the waiter if it was a "real" caesar or a "fake" one. He assured me it was the real deal. I was surprised that they when they brought it, they combined it with my second dish - a side order a almost wilted lettuce with no better a caesar dressing than any chain restaurant. but when I mentioned it to the waiter, he shrugged it off instead of offering to make amends."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "i liked what i ordered but My friend wasnt that happy with her mexikan dish. They sure put alot of food on your plate, maybe a little too mutch if you ask us. The service was Great and we had a very Nice and friendly waitor."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Food was great, variety, fast service, friendly staff, amazing smell in bathroom! Totally worth spending."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The menu needs a big change... This place has become Over rated and over priced"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Our first time to the IVY and we were not disappointed. The food and service were outstanding. My only disappointment was the lack of a dress code. I did not appreciate eating in very close proximity of a gentlemen dressed is a $2 tank top with cargo shorts and tennis shoes."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The Ivy was a perfect place to meet a long lost friend. The food, service and atmosphere blended to perfection!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Yes there are a lot of tourists now but the place is still exceptional, a fantastic menu, great service."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I have all my meeting and late lunches here good job helping me close the deals"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The Ivy in Beverly Hills remains one of the most delightful restaurants in all of Los Angeles. There must have been 50 dozen multi colored vases of roses all over the site...and the bright colored walls, happy floral pillows, beautiful garden feeling brighten everyone's day the minute they arrive. I had the roasted garden veggie salad with lobster...to die for. Our group also shared a banana split...homemade ice cream and divine sauces...excellent. Can't wait to go back. It's fabulous."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The Belgian waiter was so pushy. We'd been seated for no longer than 10 seconds when he asked what we wanted to order, and was annoyed when we said we'd like to have a look at the menu first. The earliest we could book was 9.15pm so we decided to eat dinner elsewhere beforehand and have drinks and dessert at The Ivy. He got really angry at us and asked if we'd told them that before coming. He made a big song and dance about it all and then decided it would be ok. We then heard him giving the woman at the table next to us a hard time because she only ordered a salad and no starter. Complete lack of customer service. If you get seated with him, ask to have someone else serve you!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "After loving it for 20 years, so we were shocked by our recent experience. Diners were dressed for a tour bus vs a high-end restaurant, muzak was blaring, diners & staff chaotically rushing. The prices, always high, were astronomical, particularly considering the quality and preparation of the food. Our favorite salads were soggy, sloppy & seemed to have shrunk, $67 Kobe beef was tasteless, but the bill for 5=$600. Normally, we'd provide immediate feedback, but there was never a good time to voice our concerns. A busboy checked us in for our reservation, & we never saw anyone who resembled a manager. We're so sorry we wasted our time and money here when LA has so many exciting restaurants, new & old. Sadly, our tradition is broken."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We were lucky to get a coveted outside table though our party of 3 was put in the corner. The ambiance is a french garden which is quaint and pretty. The service was a little snooty to me. We were offered a special cocktail menu upon being seated (even though my 2 daughters are underage). Declining a pre-dinner cocktail was frowned upon and when I asked for wine by the glass was told in a snooty tone that they only had house wine. We ordered 1 appetizer to share and were encouraged to order more. The entrees were excellent but a bit overpriced. We wanted to share a dessert and were encouraged not to. It ended up being way too much. I felt like our waiter was pushing food on us to jack up the price!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We celebrated our 6th year wedding anniversary over a lovely dinner on the patio of The Ivy. I love the roses, pink shirts and floral ties on the waiters, and country French decor. The grilled veggie and scallop dish was perfect on a warm summer night, and the wine selection was very good. The music piped in was soulful and relaxing, and of course the people-watching is always the best."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Visiting from San Francisco and passes through after our Catelina Cruise. We had a lovely time here, I've been wanting to see what all the hype was about. We brought our 15 year old daughter in hope that she would see a celebrity, none that day. The food was good but over priced for the quality and portions. Some veggies on my plate were old and not as fresh as they should've been. My Champagne Sangria was $25 and not sure if it had and alcohol in it or even enough champagne for that matter. We had the Toro tuna was fishy. My husband's Halibut was delicious but expensive. Overall we had a nice experience just spending time with my family and enjoying the weather. Loved the outdoor seating, perfect for LA people watching and weather."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food & amotsphere was amazing. Service was a disaster! We had 10 people for breakfast at 8am and were the ONLY table in the restaurant & had 4 servers. You would think they would get the order right....had to send back 3 times. It was a special celebration & was frustrating that one of my colleagues didn't get to eat until we were all finished. Disappointing for a $550 breakfast tab....I thought the price point included service. Not well done."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I found all of the staff to be extremely friendly and accommodating. I was a single diner and they seated me at a lovely table in the midst of everything. When I informed my waiter that I had to catch a flight, he expedited my order I loved the swordfish tacos with rice and beans. I wish I had more time to spare baca use I would have loved to had tried the zucchini blossoms stuffed with goat cheese. Overall, my experience was wonderful. And all the staff were beyond attentive"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food is not good, and the servers are rude. They tried to push drinks at all cost, forcing on the most expensive itens of the menu. The price is totally out of the reality considering the qualitty of the food. Dont get me wrong, I hapilly spent $600 on Melisse on a Dinner the same week, it is a matter of what you get for your money."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Although the atmosphere is beautiful and the service is great, the food is mediocre at best. The 27 dollar Cob salad had no flavor. The best part of the meal was the homemade chocolate chip cookies and the two strawberries that came with the cheesecake."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "As our Belgian friends use to define their national airline company :SABENA......Such A Bad Experience Never Again"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The Ivy exceeded our expectations as first-time guests from out-of-state! Hope we can return some day! In the meantime, we will just send others your way!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "A well-known hot spot for seeing celebrities, the Ivy is a gem on its own - excellent service, delicious menu, beautiful decor and great outdoor seating. Most enjoyable experience, a bit pricey, but a treat that is well worth it!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I guess we were not expecting the Halibut and Branzino to be so good , they were. Our drinks were tasty and the deserts yummy. I was there with my sisters.Altogether we loved the ambiance, service and food, Cudos to The Ivy"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Brunch at this place was amazing! The decor alone was stunning! The waiters were all huddled ready for the brunch time rush; I felt like I was in the way when waiting for the table; a few of them brushed past me. The table was spectacular, right on the footpath where I wanted to be. The fresh roses looked and smelt divine. We had a very attentive waiter. All the waiters had vast knowledge of the menu which was impressive, offering thorough suggestions. I had the burger with truffle fries. It was nice, not amazing though. The coffee was amazing. Huge china and well made coffee. The bill was expensive, but definitely worth it - the experience in itself was divine. Would go back and probably splurge a bit more. Be prepared for a large cheque."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Must visit in LA it's really a nice place to hang out"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great time. It was a night we will remember for a long time."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had a reservation but when we arrived there we had to wait around 20 minutes.Then we finally got our table,the waiter looked like he had a bad day he was rude all the time.The food was ok,but the service ruined everything."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Food was not great and it was very expensive. Was very disapointed, and would not return."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Wonderful brunch with delicious scones served along with a complimentary glass of champagne! Loved this place"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Even after all these years, the Ivy is still great. The quality of the food is invariable; it is exactly like it was 15 years ago when I first went there. Special kudos to our waiter, Tanner, who struck the perfect balance between friendliness and efficiency. Lovely spot, excellent service, very good food."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We went here for my partners 30th. The food was excellent as were the cocktails. I was disappointed by the informal artificial attitude adopted by the waiter. I've nothing against this style when the server is sincere and makes an effort to get to know your party. This was not the case. However, this did not detract from the excellent food and ambience."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Lobster special was tough. We had a party of of five. The last entree did not appear. The waiter said it had gone to another table! It came as everyone else was finishing. Our waiter had amnesia until it came to the tip. They cleared plates before everyone was finished. When we asked for a taxi for 5 the timescale went from 30 minutes to ten when they realised we were not leaving the table. Great potential but it gave me the impression of a factory struggling to cope. Then I spent the night on the toilet Will not go back"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The place is great, very good location. We had lunch, the food is not really good, but the ambiance is pretty amazing, full of people. They offer you a glass of champagne while you wait for your table, which is nice."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We live down the street from the Ivy and my wife always wanted me to take her every time we passed (as it always seems packed). I was skeptical about going, thinking it was just a trendy place with crappy food. I was pleasantly surprised that the food is very good. The free champagne while you wait for your table is also a smart touch. The only thing I would stress is that if you do not like tight dining spaces, do not go. You are really packed together like sardines in the restaurant. Otherwise, try it out at least once."
    Dined on 8/2/2014