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 Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
The Ivy reviews from OpenTable diners
481 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (348)hot spot (257)great for lunch (247)special occasion (230)great for brunch (200)romantic (184)neighborhood gem (179)fit for foodies (170)good for groups (78)notable wine list (47)scenic view (38)kid-friendly (37)late-night find (20)vibrant bar scene (13)Show More
  • Ivy birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Beautiful ambiance and setting for a birthday dinner. Welcomed with a glass of champagne and seated at a very cost table for 4. Great food and wine. It was the perfect location for our special celebration
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite LA Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I always bring my out of town guests here for brunch on weekends or even for breakfast during the week and the Ivy never disappoints. Food was good, but not divine. The atmosphere and service really make this place special. It has a very cosy vibe that makes you feel good. Love the pink shirts and the decor. Really special spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Beautiful scenery, wonderful service and fantastic brunch. A must do when visiting LA!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Beautiful people nice food energetic ambience valet really help who has a car
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    button
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Been here numerous times when on holiday in LA and it never fails to impress. Food portions are great and there is a very wide range on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deliciously Charming!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The Ivy was everything I hoped it would be and more! The servers and staff pay extra attention to service down to the smallest of details. We walked in and were immediately offered a complementary glass of champagne by one of the many friendly patrons. Our waiter was extremely knowledgable of the menu and made me feel completely at ease about my multiple food sensitivities and allergies to soy, dairy and gluten. The atmosphere is beautiful and cozy--inside and out. The Ivy is a must if traveling to LA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for lunch
    FoodFoodFood
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The service on arrival at Ivy is impeccable. The knowledge about the menu and attention to detail is great to see. The food absolutely delicious. We sat inside which was nice. Outside is very popular and looked really nice although seemed a bit tight quartered. Overall the setting is lovely. The fresh roses are beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our ventures in la
    Tiagia78
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This place was great, we had heard about it but handmy tried it before. We loved it, the staff was gracious and accommodating and the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous and special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    this is probably my 10th visit to The Ivy and I found it as fun and beautiful as ever. The colorful roses at every table were at their best, and the champagne bar, with more roses, that they have added inside wait you wait for your table, is a very nice touch. Great lunch options - and fantastic service. As always!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    TexasGirlVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This restaurant was a recommendation from a friend to check out while I was there on vacation with my sisters and dad. The food and atmosphere were awesome! All the flowers and decor are gorgeous. Make sure to save room for dessert:) Of all the restaurants we went to in L.A., this was our favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OUTSTANDING
    greatrestaurant
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    great place. great food. A perfext place for couples and newlyweds
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ivy was quaint
    perfectprincessmom
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Known for celebrity sightings , and one was not let down. The tables were so close we could have conversations with either side table. Even though I made reservations we had to wait 15 mins. I also mentioned in my reservations I wanted a patio seat and was asked to sit inside. I refused. I also let them know it was a birthday lunch and they forgot until my fiancé spoke to one of the waiters. They made up by giving me homemade cookies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Winemedineme
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great service, lovely ambiance. Had a very enjoyable evening. Thanks Ivy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    meadba
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Love, love, love this place! Fabulous food and cocktails. Had the shrimp tacos and they were TDF. I could sit there all day on that patio and drink those scrumptious, fruity cocktails. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming Resturant
    IntheKnow22
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The Ivy was a pleasant experience, with charming floral pillows & white picket fence. The seating on the patio is very tight and not the greatest during the noon hour. The people dining next to us could hear every word we said and vice versa. As the time passed it began to get very warm and uncomfortable. The food was so-so and not served hot even though it was brought out relatively fast. Makes me think it was sitting precooked in a container and just gussied up to be served. The staff is very attentive and there are no complaints with service. It is not a resturant I would return to, not that it was bad, it's just too costly for so-so luke warm food that I had to eat on my dining neighbors lap.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This was a delightful experience from the ambiance to the dessert. The staff was very attentive but not overly friendly. An experience to be repeated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Ellen
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This restaurant has so much charm. You feel like you are in a small French country cottage. Dining outdoors was great. I was given a complimentary glass of champagne, had a wonderful grilled vegetable salad, and was given a box of delicious chocolate chip cookies when I left. I highly recommend a visit to The Ivy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, 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.
  • Lovely...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Lovely place to visit and we saw two celebrities and sat right next to one. Perfect experience. Sweet outdoor area with great food and service. And, this is coming from someone who is in the restaurant business:)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charm and snooty
    Fall2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    known for it's charm and status...dont' go there if you're on a budget. Food is ok, nothing to die for but most people are there to star watch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience from start too end
    Panko
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Ivy was everything we expected and more. Great service, great food, great atmosphere. A must stop.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too many tourists
    GeminiLanding
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Had just moved back to West Hollywood and took a friend from San Francisco here for Lunch. Food was terrific but ambience has changed a great deal. The inside rooms were filled with tourists and instead of normal locals and a a handful of tourists it changed the ambiance a lot. May not go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The Ivy was amazing, you feel very welcome. we came in and had to wait 5 minutes and they offered us a glass of champagne free of charge. the waiter explained the menu and wine list. the ambiance is romantic but not too much, food was great. we definately will return when in LA again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over priced and under whelmed
    nada
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    For the money that's charged - the food should be 100% better. The cobb salad might as well have been put into the blender it was so chopped and mushed and reduced to non recognizable particles - totally unsatisfactory - the waiter was talking too fast, not caring, not honest about recommendations - the place is gorgeous but wow - what a rip off - for $160 for lunch not including the tip - horrible.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seriously? This place is a joke!
    Dinningfor2
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Well my husband and I were so looking forward to our dinner at the Ivy and ended up being very disappointed. When we got there and we were seated outside very far corner, it was so crowded I felt like we came in and sat at the people table next to us. I could have ate of their plates we were so close, couldn't have a private conversation. The food was just average, noting unique or exceptional, just the price, they charge a lot of money for what you get. Not impressed, won't be back, check out SUR or Villa Blanca, much better aumgiance and excelant food, and not over priced.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dr. Eva Younan
    Malibu
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The perfect place for a perfect Lunch! I like it so much!! The staff is awesome:))
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steph4LA
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Best place in LA. Food is incredible and the service is works class. Be sure to go next door to indigo seas for some exceptional homeware.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ivy restaurant
    Irishguest
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This restaurant was truly excellent with high quality dining and exceptional service. There was a great atmosphere with outdoor dining and an amazing range of cuisine. This restaurant lived up to our expectations and I would definately return here on my next trip to Beverly Hills.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mariana
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The place is beautiful. You feel like if you where at you house's garden. THE food, THE beverages were perfects.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in LA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The Ivy always has been a favorite place for special lunches, brunches, dinners and occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for a meal with friends
    willtravel2dine
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were on holidays from Australia. The Ivy was a "must" on our list and did not disappoint !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful lunch at the Ivy
    Luvfish
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The brunch was wonderful. We had the primavera omelette and French toast. Very unique spot and great outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A free glass of champagne when we arrived a little early was a lovely surprise. The tables are quite close together so it can be a little difficult to have a private conversation however it it beautifully decorated and the staff are extremely attentive. The food and cocktails were great, a perfect long lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Restaurant
    koula
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Having lunch at The Ivy was a highlight of my recent trip to LA. So busy, yet so organized. I loved sitting on the pillows in the booth. Sure glad we had made reservations. It was a very fun experience. The desserts were AWESOME.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Enjoy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A great experience with prompt attentive service and excellent food ! Book in advance and get a table on the patio Best in L.A
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LovelyLunchspot
    Happycamper
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Wonderful ambiance and great location for outdoor dinning! Traditional yet modern. Great service & great tasting food! Exotic drinks & cool place to relax. Great hot spot.Nice place to be spoiled for your birthday or anniversary. Perfect "it" place to enjoy Los angeles weather. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the ivy
    annieross
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    the lounge area is very cosy. beautifully shabby Los Angeles chic. the service people look spectacular in pink shirts!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brilliant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Perfect night! Great food -recommended by my waiter great service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay place
    CLE440
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I thought the food here was pretty good (I had the lobster ravioli and the ice cream sandwiches), but it's way over-priced. I also had their drink special, a rose sangria, which was $25.00 and certainly not worth it (it was very watered down). It's a cute place, nicely decorated, and our service was fine, but really overall nothing special to warrant the $98.00 I spent. Also, our waiter asked us if we would like "sparkling water" or "still water..." not being used to fancy places, we went with still water thinking it was tap water. $9 later we learned it's bottled water. You live and learn I guess!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Dmonty413VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Service was impeccable. Lobster Cobb salad was amazing and the ice cream cookie sandwiches for dessert were delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quaint
    purplefeary
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to The Ivy. The staff was more then welcoming, the food was great, the complimentary champagne was a nice touch to the experience. The design and set up was very comforting. I don't live in California, I live in Kansas, but if/when I make my way back to California I will definitely make a special trip to this establishment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.