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IVY, Wheaton, IL

IVY

4.4
4.4
2340 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We take a unique approach in the creation of our Wine lists and seasonal menus. Seasonal farm-to-table experience. Weekly trips to the Wheaton's French Market & partnering with local establishments like Sonny Acres Farm. We stand by our promise to deliver experience that is not only flavorful but one that supports the community.
PLEASE NOTE: If you DO NOT see a reservation time it does not mean it is not available, please call the host stand 630-665-2489. Additionally requests for specific tables do not guarantee 'requested" tables.
With the promise to shop local to our best ability, we are able to participate and support Wheaton’s “Shop Local So Local Stays” community . We invite you to come experience a flavorful, festive, and friendly experience.
Looking forward to seeing you!

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (630) 665-2489
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Omar Cruz
  • Neighborhood
    Wheaton
  • Cross street
    Hale Street across from Wheaton Grand Theater
  • Parking details
    There is available parking both in the garage behind the restaurant as well as street parking.Valet on Weekends Thursday through Saturday PM starting at 5PM
  • Public transit
    Metra Train- Wheaton Station
  • Entertainment
    Live music on the patio every Wed and FriWeather permitting
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,340 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Suburbs

    Good for business meals

  • West Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • West Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

  • West Suburbs

    Romantic

  • West Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

2,340 Reviews
  1. MicheleZ

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant server, as attentive as could be given we were sitting outside on the patio one of our favorite places to do so. Food was pretty good. My filet mignon was not cooked as requested. The crab cakes appetizer was tasty though a bit delayed in receiving. Be aware they allow dogs on the patio - one table had three and an occasional bark was heard.

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  2. RTlovestoeatout

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service Meal presentation was top notch. Will return soon.

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  3. Wamela

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The room is beautiful and the waitress was great when she was at the table, but long absences. The food mostly had delicious flavor but the carpaccio was tough to cut and tough to chew. Very thick pieces…a bit unusual but that in itself was not the issue. The ribeye had huge clumps of fat…not marbling…and the manager whisked my plate away after I asked the waitress if she thought it was excessive fat (she agreed). The manager then told waitress to offer me a dessert. At $56/steak I thought her handling of it was unprofessional and inadequate. We spent close to $400 there. The risotto also had a layer of oil around its bottom…not appetizing. Not the scallops on it were very good. Bottom line…we unfortunately won’t be going back to Ivy. I was disappointed as we’ve heard good things about it and I love the building.

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  4. KevinS

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place, food and wine excellent. Service was great and friendly from bus boys to service. Reasonable pricing given quality. Will return at least a few times a year.

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  5. Amee78

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Well this was a huge letdown! Looks certainly can be deceiving. The server was absentminded. She floated around aimlessly as we tried to get her attention to place our order. We only had bread no apps so we expected to put in our order at a nonbusy almost empty restaurant at 3:40. We were starving mind you. She messed up drink refills after flagging her down to get them she assumed they were diet for my 2 teens - so weird. She was very flighty so we couldn't stop her before she was off! The food was room temp after waiting a long while in an empty place between dinner. The meals were underwhelming and lacked flavor and chicken was rubbery and undercooked. Did not taste like boubon but more teriyaki flavored and not hot when served. Overall, the old church was beautiful, music was nice but service and staff were definitely not friendly or warm and food was bland and cold and way overpriced at $200 for mediocre, unfresh, undercooked meals. Tbh, our server was not really keen to be there.

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  6. Peanut

    Key West

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very classy restaurant, not to say you can’t show up in jeans. Our waiter was fantastic! He even offered to cut a sandwich in four pieces because one of our guests had a cast on her arm! The food was just ok, best liked were the crab cake cheese sandwich. The other two sandwiches were just ok, nothing special.

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  7. diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Ivy for Mother’s Day dinner. We had been there previously about a year ago and it was great so we decided to come again, but this time was not so great. When we ordered our drinks we ordered wine and then we ordered appetizers, but the appetizers came before the wine so we’re still waiting for our wine. Usually the wine comes first and we already had finished our appetizers before we even got our wine. Second, there were several people that arrived AFTER us and we noticed they got their food before we did . And finally when our food finally arrived it was barely warm, not hot at all. Very disappointing sine we ordered steaks and pasta and they are not inexpensive. So it was a disappointing evening all around. I don’t think we will be going back.

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  8. Wills

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The occasion was celebrating a birthday. The pepper shrimp, almond Brie, beet salad, and butternut squash ravioli were all fabulous. The pork chops were dry, and the ribs sauce was too sweet. The cocktails were some of the best I’ve had in a restaurant. The wait staff were very attentive without being cloying. It was very hard to hear each other; the noise level was incredibly loud, enough to have my Apple Watch give me a warning! I’d go back but would find out when the restaurant wasn’t so busy.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Parmesean crusted salmon is absolutely fantastic. Best salmon of anyone.

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  10. JuanaBe

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a beautiful space, yet the food was basic. And while the prices are reasonable, the dishes play out as ways to save them money rather than serving delicious, special or memorable.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and food! The service was wonderful and we enjoyed a lovely evening out on the patio

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot in downtown Wheaton. We ate outside on a beautiful day. Food and service great.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the outside patio was grest

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience the food was quite good party at six and everyone liked their meal!! Love the ambience would definitely go back again !

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  15. 3lanting

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the restaurant and the food but we had a hard time finding our waiter (who would disappear). I think he was servicing tables upstairs and downstairs.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food Nd service, just a little loud but def going back!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was fine but the server was horrible. We had to flag down our server to get her to come to the table. The food all came at one time and she didn’t return with something we asked for. The tip was automatically added to the bill and normally I am fine with that for a party of 6 but not this time. We overpaid for the service we received, by a lot. The restaurant need to concentrate on making sure they are staffed appropriately.

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  18. DOUGK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, unique restaurant in heart of Wheaton. Menu has nice selection, good wine list. and excellent staff.

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  19. Carlmel

    Chicago

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, terrific food and service. We were celebrating our anniversary and it was the perfect place. Very warm and inviting.

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  20. Jash

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at IVY and will definitely be back!

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  21. MikeD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, Quality Food. Great service and food presentation. Reasonably priced food.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere but too pricey on the food. They did bring a complimentary dessert as we were celebrating a birthday.

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  23. RickB

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance is always great, great server. Thought the menu was somewhat limited, no specials. I had the Jambalaya and thought it was good but didn't remember it being as tomato based as it was. All in all we had a good time and a good meal.

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  24. Sean

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! My wife and I come here regularly for all our special occasions 

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Bartenders are fabulous . Owner is always personable and attentive.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good delicious Service outstanding Just a bit loud in there made it hard to talk to others at your table

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  27. Shel

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing, as is the service and ambience! We love the beef carpaccio as an appetizer!!The lamb chops and steaks are amazing.

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  28. Hanger

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit the Ivy Restaurant 3 times a year before attending the CSO concerts at Wheaton College. The Ivy provides top quality food in a beautiful setting with great service from its servers and owner.

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  29. MitchB

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ivy is a beautiful restaurant with great staff. The only reason for my poor review is that the Parmesan crusted salmon was significantly overcooked. Everything else was great.

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  30. Buck

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time being there Olivia was wonderful very hard worker Overall was a great experience!

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  31. ttraveling

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ivy is a favorite for a special occasion or just a nice dinner with family or friends. Beautiful interior, and the lighted menus are a nice touch in the darkened surroundings. Food was excellent in both taste and presentation. Service was professional with just the right friendly touch.

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  32. Poohman1

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the atmosphere, the stained glass windows were beautiful when the sun shined. For the size of the restaurant, it has a very intimate feel. We all enjoyed our food; good sized portions that tasted great Will definitely be back and will bring friends and family with us.

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  33. Kellyg

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go to Ivy after the theater with the family every Christmas season. Food is wonderful, our server was very personable. They were not seating upstairs this time, we were a little disappointed. The hostess needs to learn to seat a little better. We were eating early, around 5, place was mostly empty. She seated our adult table nearly touching a table with a baby and 2 toddlers with so many other open areas. We requested to move after the kids were running wild and my husband was bumped with a high chair. Not enough to dock a review but would still like to address it.

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  34. DennisG

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the place but don't like upstairs. Noise is worse and typically small groups of louder people it seems

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  35. IllinoisMike

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great, and the place was very very busy! Holiday decorations were really lovely and cheery, and everyone there seemed to be having such a good time! We come back over and over from Aurora!

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  36. RichardK

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure. We were there for a family gathering. Server (Erin) could not have been more attentive and professional. She also provided us with several outstanding wine recommendations. Everyone was enthusiastic about their meals. We had a truly wonderful evening. Looking forward to the next time

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service was friendly and helpful but not overbearing and we felt like we could stay and enjoy ourselves as long as we wanted

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  38. PennyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I met three friends here for lunch. It was my first time at Ivy. The crab cake entree was delicious and packed with crab meat (can’t say that about some other restaurants’!). Enjoyed the great service and the very lovely ambience.

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  39. MacB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Perfect for our anniversary dinner!

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  40. Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super meal! Everyone loved their choices.Tomahawk pork chops were excellent! Crab cake dinner and New York strip steak drew rave reviews! Perfect service! Beautiful place.

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FAQs

IVY offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 665-2489.

IVY is rated 4.4 stars by 2340 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for IVY

120 N Hale, Wheaton, IL 60187

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hale Street across from Wheaton Grand Theater
  • Neighborhood
    Wheaton
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is available parking both in the garage behind the restaurant as well as street parking.Valet on Weekends Thursday through Saturday PM starting at 5PM
  • Public transit
    Metra Train- Wheaton Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Omar Cruz
  • Entertainment
    Live music on the patio every Wed and FriWeather permitting
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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