IVY

4.6
1911 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
At Ivy, we take a unique approach in the creation of our seasonal menus. The process is collaborative, not just between Chef Joe Pascolla and owners Dick and Carol O’Gorman, but also with our integral staff and members from our community.
Each season, we incorporate a true farm-to-table experience. From weekly trips to the local Wheaton French Market to partnering with local establishments like Sonny Acres Farm in West Chicago, we stand by our promise to deliver an experience that is not only flavorful but one that supports the community.

With this promise to shop local to our best ability, we are able to participate and support Wheaton’s “Shop Local So Local Stays” community motto. We invite you to come experience a flavorful, festive, and friendly experience with all of us.

Looking forward to seeing you,
~ Ivy Staff & Management

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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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 - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(630) 665-2489
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Joe Pascolla
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Private party facilities
To book a private party for over 20 people, please visit www.ivyofwheaton.com/bookanevent.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hale Street
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Parking details
There is available parking both in the garage behind the restaurant as well as street parking.
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Public transit
Metra Train
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Entertainment
Live music on the patio every Wed and Fri
Weather permitting
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Special events & promotions
To see upcoming and special events, please visit www.ivyofwheaton.com/events
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1911 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They always meet and exceed our expectations. It takes hard work to keep the standards of a fine restaurant up to snuff. Congratulations

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M
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the stained glass windows, the atmosphere here is excellent. The food has always been great, we especially like the variety of filet mignon preparations.

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BT
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the protein special. Surf and turf. It was some of the best lobster we had in a long time. The meal was very well balanced and prepared perfectly. If you have dietary restriction each piece of meat is 4 oz. The blue berry crisp needs a little work. The top was not crisp, the blue berries however had a wonderful flavor. They offer valet parking if you have a disability or there is ample street parking.

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J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Last time we were there they had a fire. This is first time back. Small portions and not worth the price for quality. Still smells like fire. Seems a a bunch of yuppie Democrats

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday and she loves this place.

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DW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drove up to see performance by BAT. WONDERFUL evening. Food was outstanding. The decor is gorgeous. Loved all of it

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OT
Chicago
100 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and exceptional service. Thanks to Suzanne!

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DN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Cindy. Everyone loves the Salmon Salad....love IVY!

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PB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s always a treat to dine at Ivy’s. Wonderful food, good service, nice ambience!

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RV
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ivy is the perfect ambience for any everyday occasion or special occasion. Step out of ordinary into extraordinary! This is quickly becoming one of our top 3 dining establishments in the western suburbs!

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RS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was so friendly and the outdoor dining was fantastic! Couldn’t ask for a better evening. (PS, try the salmon!)

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JB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Ivy 3 times in the past 3 years and we live in Naperville. We have always had great service and the food is always top notch.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Ivy! It was a great evening out. Although a little difficult to hear on the outside patio.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, the food, the service we received, and the ambience

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N
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! My husband had the meatloaf...loved it, and I had the truffle burger, very good. Our server Traci was extremely nice. IVY is always a great place to go for a nice dinner or lunch out.

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DK
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

2nd time there and we love the food, service, and ambience on the patio

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S
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Ivy and have for many years. It’s one of my favorite places!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was absolutely incredible and the service was excellent. Our food was delicious and the entire staff made our celebration feel so special! This is by far the best restaurant that Wheaton has to offer.

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LL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very nice time and good dinner

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s
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary here because of the lovely, romantic ambiance and the PHENOMENAL peach blackened chicken!!! Ivy never fails to please:)

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SH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn’t seen my sister for 1 1/: years, so this was a luncheon to welcome her to town. It was all wonderful, but I don’t understand why I didn’t receive points.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great food. Minus ome star only because we were seated next to the kitchen and it was noisey.

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TG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice evening, food was great, service was awesome would definitely recommend checking it out.

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CN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food, as expected. Good service.
Disappointed at the noise level. Difficult to converse comfortably though only two of us at the table.

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C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We decided to come here after walking past it multiple times throughout the last few months. First of all, the building itself is gorgeous. The food was overall very good, with our only complaint being a tough piece of prime rib. It was mentioned to be the last piece. The sea bass was delicious, and the carpaccio super fresh. Our server was a delight, and added a nice touch with some history on the building. We will be back.

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NS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!!! My new favorite restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ivy is where we dine for special occasions. Food and service are always excellent.

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P
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific, our go-to place for any occasion. Great wait staff always, very polite and solicitious. I like that the tables aren't too close, allows more intimacy. Great menu--never had a bad meal. BUT, there should be some type of dress code: some slob walked in in shorts and tee shirt and sandals and just grossed me out. And this was inside. Maybe i'd say ok outside, but not in. All else great.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Bait and switch. We made a reservation for an outside table for our anniversary. We traveled forty minutes to get here and we got there early but we were told there were not any tables for two outside right after we heard someone tell their companion she did such a great job getting the restaurant to give her an outside table. The host then went on to say there were big tables available outside and that we could wait in the bar for one of the smaller tables to open up and if that did not happen soon they would take a portion of a large table and let us have that.
Relegated to an inside table we were amazed at how many tables our wait person had. When we expressed empathy for the work load we were told management had cut a wait person today.

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a
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints once you get inside. Parking is tricky IF you are not aware there is a free parking garage to the rear of the restaurant. A walkway just south of restaurant leads to front door. Outdoor patio is delightful. Lunch menu is plentiful with salads and entres I have not seen elsewhere.Warm bread us excellent. Thanksgiving dinner is also wonderful.

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ND
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ivy is simply lovely, and the food is fantastic. Cindy provided us with perfect service!

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OT
Chicago
147 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner on their lovely patio

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PG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is so relaxing and the wait staff extremely knowledgeable and courteous!

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KM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time... Lovely atmosphere, noise level acceptable, salmon salad excellent, daughter’s crab cakes delicious, too. Appreciated the responsive, friendly, no-pressure service.

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JR
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

food was fine...disappointed with the service. Our server seemed to be "rushing" us. She brought the birthday person his complimentary crème brulee before other members of the party were even finished with their entrees! I also thought that the server (or cooks) rushed the meal service. not sure where the responsibility lies, but overall, was expecting a leisurely meal and not a rush job!

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CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ivy is a great in-town place to bring out of town guests. The setting is interesting, the staff is great and the food is varied and well done. it is fancy enough to be an occasion place and friendly enough to be a comfort place.

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MS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day dinner. Ivy is a lovely restaurant. The service was wonderful; the food was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great Fathers Day dinner here. This is our go to place for special occasions. My favorite are the wonderful crab cakes, I love them. My husband usually does one of the fish selections, this time it was pistachio encrusted whitefish, which he said was great. This place is consistently awesome. If you haven’t tried it, you should!

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M
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our son and his fiancé; along with our daughter and her husband- to Ivy today to celebrate Father’s Day with their dad. We also wanted our son to see the upstairs room to consider it for their rehearsal dinner. We are so disappointed that it’s already booked. The food was delicious as always. My husband had the medallions and he said it was cooked perfectly. My Cobb salad was excellent as well! We really enjoy the patio as well; but today was not the day to sit outside. We will definitely be back.

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