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
498 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (357)hot spot (272)great for lunch (254)special occasion (242)great for brunch (210)romantic (193)neighborhood gem (190)fit for foodies (182)good for groups (81)notable wine list (55)scenic view (40)kid-friendly (35)late-night find (18)vibrant bar scene (14)Show More
  • Can't wait to go back!
    MauitravelVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Everything on the menu is marvelous - I especially loved the attrntive wait staff & unexpected touches that set this restaurant head & shoulders above the rest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad waiter!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Good food, atmosphere. We've been there many times in the past. Waiter never told us about the specials which we would have ordered. He barely paid attention to us (did not come back to check to make sure we got our food/order correctly, which we did not- don't eat clams, there were clams in my dish.). I expect much more from the Ivy. The service is enough to make us not go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a date !
    JROWE100
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Took my wife for her Birthday. Perfect choice. Great atmosphere... there was a BUZZ in the air... you just have to experience it. Great service... good food !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FUN RESTAURANT, excelent service!
    Rauldelabarrera
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Bautiful/fun decoration, great location and awesome staff!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gourmetgoddess1
    gourmetgoddess1VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Spent a week in Los Angeles, and dined twice. Once for Brunch, so good we went back for dinner. Loved being outside among the beautiful roses on the table. Great food, ambience, excellent service and did I mention, the to go box of chocolate chip cookies ! Terrific !
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • visiting from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had a great experience at the Ivy. Beautiful decor, gorgeous flowers and great location in a quiter part of Los Angeles. Brunch was Delicious.Will definitely be returning and highly recommend. service was the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Beautiful food, lovely Pink Sangria, super pretty flowers, crockery and extremely colourful like a vintage romany gypsy shoot! Very busy though so be prepared to be surrounded by rushing waiters - it is not the calmest and most relaxing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Moderate food overpriced
    MKJ14
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Much better food and service available nearby. Nice setting and atmosphere however poor service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic & best for a special day
    Toblerone
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Probably the most famous restaurant in West Hollywood. If you have a friend visiting from out of town and you want to give them a very special lunch or dinner, take them here. They are famous for their crab cakes and fried chicken, but there are many new things on the menu that are exceptional. Try the raspberry frappé! The offer free champagne indoors at a bar before lunch. And the roses! It's lovely.
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gourmetgoddess1
    gourmetgoddess1VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    While on a recent trip to LA, my husband surprised me for my Bday with reservations for Brunch at the Ivy. The "BEST" experience. From the greetings of staff to offering a complimentary glass of champagne, to the lovely outdoor ambience...I was in love ! Great food, excellent service, the most wonderful way to celebrate my birthday. The staff sent us home with a box of their amazing chocolate chip cookies, which I have been savoring for 3 days ! So good, we are going back for dinner Friday evening ! First time experience, will now be our must go to everytime in LA !
    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 LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was great, staff were pleasant and attentive, location was lovely all round great and would defiantly recommend
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ivy birthday dinner
    birthdaydinner
    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.
  • Anne
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wonderful experience in both the ambiance and delicious food and wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Favorite LA Spot
    lovelife
    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
    Liveforfood
    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
    Tubasile
    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!
    Kentucky2California
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dr. Eva Younan
    MalibuVIP
    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.