IVY

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$30 and under
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American
We take a unique approach in the creation of our Wine lists and seasonal menus. The process is collaborative, not just between Chef Ron, GM Jason Sandquist ,owners Dick and Carol O’Gorman, with our integral staff and members from our community.
Seasonall 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,
~ Ivy Staff & Management

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MB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Perfect for our anniversary dinner!

D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

LW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We went to Ivy to celebrate my birthday. We went there for my birthday last year as well, and I had the Butternut Squash Ravioli, which was fantastic. I'd been looking forward to ordering the same dish this year. I was very disappointed when it didn't taste as good as last year. After eating a couple of ravioli, I noticed a lump in the sauce that wasn't a piece of squash. When I took a tiny bite of it, I realized it was bleu cheese!!! I cannot stand the flavor of blue cheese! I ate a couple more ravioli, avoiding the cheese lumps, before the server came. When I asked if there was bleu cheese she told me there was gorgonzola in it. When I told her I abhorred that cheese, she asked if she could get something else, but I had already eaten half of the dish so I declined. Why would a chef think that gorgonzola would be a good ingredient in Butternut Squash Ravioli?? Every person I've told about this says the same thing.
My husband ordered the pork chop. The chop was hot but the potatoes, apple slices, and sauerkraut were lukewarm so he sent his dish back. When he got it back, the pork chop was a little dried out, but the side dishes were very hot.
We will probably cross Ivy off of our list of restaurants that we enjoy in downtown Wheaton.

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in town! Never disappoints and always great food and service. Love it! Side courtyard dining is lovely when ivy is blooming. I always order the dessert flight for sweet Delightful tastes. Dianne

JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, unobtrusive table waiting, and ambience -- two visits, two 4-star experiences.

M
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the coolest things is their lighted menus! No need to pull out your phone to try to read the menu in the dark. Besides the cool menu, everything else was great!

KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ordered the Parmesan crusted salmon and chocolate mousse. Both exceeded my expectations. Our server was also fabulous. We will be back!

k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it for lunch so much that we went back for dinner! We are trying to eat more vegetables and lean meats, and these guys know how to do that very well. Everything we ate was delicious, but we especially liked the spinach on the side - cooked perfectly!

CH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was not very good. There appeared to be more focus on the chili cookoff happening in the afternoon than what was going on in the restaurant. Every single item had vinegar or wine on it. I would never have expected white wine on spinach or crab cakes. The bread, while warm, was served with rock solid butter - how can that even be spread? The filet was tough and looked like it was pounded into a flat iron steak. The fingerling potatoes were a combination of different types of potatoes which was odd to be eating blue/purple ones. It wouldn't have been so bad if all of these difference were on the menu - they were not.

JR
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My only complaint is that the green beans were cold...maybe pre-warming the plates would be an idea?

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like this place

OT
Chicago
136 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Suzanne for another wonderful experience.

SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a slow paced meal to enjoy conversation with friends, this is the place for you.

M
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening. Enjoyed the food and wine immensely.

D
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Ivys for a birthday lunch with my wife. As always, the food and service were absolutely great. We have never been disappointed here whether it is for lunch or dinner.

JK
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivy is one of our favorite places for a leisurely lunch or dinner. Food and service is always great.

c
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

This was the last Sunday Brunch for the year. The Brunch was $25, which I thought was reasonable. There were made to order omelets, scrabble eggs, sausage, bacon, waffles, vegetarian lasagna, yogurt, fresh fruit, yogurt, and biscuits and gravy. The food was delicious. But, there was no Juice, no Bagels, no English Muffins and no Toast. I did not like the four cakes they offered for desserts; Lemon Poppyseed, Gingerbread, Dark Chocolate and I don't know the flavor of the fourth cake. They should have had some muffins, coffee cake, little doughnuts, and scones. I would have gladly paid more money for more variety.

AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely returning! Both of our meals were absolutely delicious (the honey chicken and the pecan crusted fish), and the atmosphere is so beautiful!

DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was FANTASTIC as usual!! ... we both had the Beer Can chicken for the first time, WOW!! ... highly recommend it!!

Tracy was our waitress and she was THE BEST!! .... very attentive without being intrusive, she definitely made the evening special!!

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always.

D
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most delicious meals I've ever had. And I eat out a lot! Todd was a great server.

L
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my best friend The minute we walked in you could feel warmth in so many pleasant ways. Our waiter was very observant and service was impeccable. Can’t wait to come back!

MM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Server tried to upsell us on wine. Beautiful room.

EJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Selections were not overwhelming. We left very satisfied but not overstuffed. In spite of major street repairs, parking was easy.

R
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Such a beautiful place.

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MF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good but loud talker was distracting!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!

MM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently had lunch @ Ivy’s. Everything was first rate, food, service & atmosphere

s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We love Ivy and brought our mom for a special bday celebration. She has never been there. Our waitress was horrible. Her service and timing was fine, but she was super crabby and rushed us. That has never been our experience at Ivy ! Too bad.

OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

IVY never disappoints- came here for our 35th wedding anniversary and really enjoyed it. The service was superb and the the prime NY and lamb chops were very good. We enjoyed the roasted beet salad and had the sampler of all 4 desserts.

MG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Appetizer took forever and was delivered cold. Was told it was a new appetizer and they learned how to make it on our order. Service was mediocre with waitress being somewhat inattentive. Meatloaf was built for appearance not for practical eating.

M
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food quality. Very prompt and professional service. Prices were a little on the high side, but I would return there again.

AC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Granted, I can be a tough critic, but I have had some incredible dining experiences that keep my expectations high. That said, I was eager to visit Ivy, as it's been on my list to try for a long time. When we arrived for our 10 am seating for brunch, 5 minutes early, they were still setting up. We were not seated until 10 minutes later, and then still needed to wait until all the brunch stations were up and running.

The atmosphere was good, plenty of space between tables, and cozy with the fireplace. The stained glass alcove was beautiful.

The food was just okay and there was nothing on the buffet that really wow'd me. I will say the orange juice was delicious!

The price was fair for a buffet, but I was unimpressed with the selection and left feeling that my overall experience was a little disappointing.

SW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

35th wedding anniversary

SO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Very nice restaurant, nice ambiance, nice outdoor seating. Service was good but a little inattentive, slow to fill water, etc.. Presentation of food looked good but food was a little over cooked. All in all, a nice restaurant and worth attending. Might have been an off night, short of staff which had been common at a lot of restaurants.

G
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Erin, was terrific! Had the black pepper shrimp. Great flavor, hard to eat. Salads and entrees were great. Kitchen made some small mistakes. Was supposed to get house potatoes and got mashed. Husband was supposed to get asparagus and got green beans. Large party upstairs so maybe kitchen was distracted by that. Didn't really bother us because food was good and service was great.

JA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Had a calamari appetizer. Worst I've had in decades. Like eating old rubber bands. Nothing tender. Coating was very good. Dipping sauce was too strong! It overpowered the delicate taste of the calamari. Had whitefish for the meal. Fish was great. Fruit salsa on top conflicted with the fish. Better without it, or if it had a savory taste. Zucchini was uninspiring. Cooked nicely, but should have had a spice (even salt/pepper) or mild sauce. Potatoes were good, but also very mundane. Had a great beer, recommended by the waitress. Service and ambiance were great. Other diner with me had perch. Said it wasn't very good; would rate it average. Don't know details. I'd still recommend IVY, since I previously had a great meal there. Hope this was an aberration.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delightful dinner on the patio. The menu had many attractive options. Our server was helpful with the menu and an efficient and unobtrusive presence. Our meals were terrific. Very flavorful, foreshadowing ingredients, artful presentation.

J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent experience. We sat out on the beautiful patio for dinner. The waitress was friendly and helpful. The crab cake dinner was the best I’ve ever had. Honestly, the best. I switched out the veggies and got fingerling potatoes and grilled asparagus- excellent. I can’t wait to go back to Ivy!

LW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Ivy several times and have always had a good meal and excellent service.