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About IVY

Great appetizers such as black pepper shrimp, pastas, steaks, chops and seafood cover just about everyone's dining wants and desires. Along with our main floor seating we offer two distinctive rooms seating up to 50 guests that can accommodate just about any event from wedding rehearsal dinners to graduations. Our French doors spill out onto our beautiful ivy covered patio, perfect for listening to live music in the evenings or meeting up with friends for a quiet lunch. Ivy can just about compliment any event.



120 N Hale
Wheaton, IL 60187
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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 - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch on Sunday from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.

Cross Street:
Hale Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 665-2489

Website:
http://www.ivyofwheaton.com/

Entertainment:
Live music on the patio every Wed and Fri
Weather permitting

Parking Details:
There is available parking both in the garage behind the restaurant as well as street parking.

Public Transit:
Metra Train

Executive Chef:
Chef Joe Pascolla

Private Party Facilities:
The Chefs room at Ivy accomodates up to 20 people. A Larger room accomodates up to 50 people. For private rooms contact the restaurant directly.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private rooms for parties of 8 or more (inquire with restaraunt at 630-665-2489)

IVY Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
Good for a Date (56)
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Good for Birthdays (51)
Romantic (40)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Cozy (29)
Good for Groups (25)
Business Meals (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Casual (18)
Seasonal (18)
Authentic (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Fun (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Hot Spot (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (7)
People Watching (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Scenic View (6)
Live Music (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Awesome! Lunch! The owner tells great jokes!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 14, 2018

3 couples...4 of us were satisfied, 2 were not at all. Very expensive for what you get. My filet medallions were perfect, but the special steak was all fat. Loud, open restaurant.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were seated right away for our 7:00 pm reservation. We were up stairs and it was a little quieter up there. We were able to have a conversation without any issues. Our server Ruth was excellent. The meal was paced well

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Loved the beautiful building, plus the patio looks great for warmer months! Ivy has great options for starters, along with many meat and fish choices. The front bar looks very warm and inviting; the server of our table was wonderful. They crafted a multitude of delicious drinks for my table and I loved my hot chocolate cocktail. Comfortable place for those with less adventurous dining habits, while piquing my interest in experimental culinary desires. Happy to say that my family wants to make Ivy a regular location they dine at.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Went for dinner to celebrate a birthday. We had reservations and were seated promptly. They honored our request to sit near the charming fireplace. It was an early dinner so it was not very busy but I noticed that the wait staff was very attentive to us and all the tables nearby. Our group had a variety of steak dinners with soups and salads. All were prepared to the right temperature and were very flavorful. We enjoyed drinks from a nice (but not overwhelming) wine list but skipped dessert although we were enticed by the choices. Overall, we had a great visit. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Beautiful place ~ wonderful food ~ great experience. Will definitely return.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants and we were not disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We love this place. The carpaccio is amazing and we love the seafood specials

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious food, beautiful decor, attentive and friendly wait staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service was outstanding!! The owner Dick, was accessible and attentive. Our waitress Heather was delightful and fun. Food menu was lit up and made seeing easy in the romantic lit room. The variety of food outstanding and worth coming back for.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent service with many menu offerings. Food tasted very good, Lovely setting

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Overall good experience, the food was served fast and warm. We had gotten there after other tables but had gotten our food before them which we hadn't minded given the occasion. The restaurant was quiet and cozy perfect for a Monday night dinner. The staff was nice and wished us a Happy Anniversary. We had eaten relatively fast and by the time we had finished we were waiting for the check for a couple of minutes looking for our waitress. I had been there previously and had the same problem, but it wasn't anything to be concerned about. Overall, great meal and would visit again. I highly recommend the crab cakes.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Beautiful setting, great food, reasonable priced wines and attentive service. What’s not to like? Great place for a quiet dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve dinner with friends

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Still decorated for the Holidays! Backlit menus are super cool! Food and owner on point!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Steak was a bit too rare

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very good food. One of us ordered a glass of sparkling wine which arrived flat—it was replaced. The place was beautifully decorated for Christmas and we had a seat by the fireplace. Service was just a tad slow but efficient and friendly. The menu offers several gluten-free options, but unfortunately not in bread.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

beautiful setting, fantastic food, a little noisy and pricey. Good for special date or anniversary. Loved it and will definitely go back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The atmosphere was lovely, there aren't too many restaurants that decorate for the holidays anymore, so I thoroughly loved the way Ivy's is decorated! It has such a festive feel to it!! We have been here previously, but never near the holidays, so this was a real treat. We were seated promptly and our waitress was right there to see if we wanted a drink, etc. We ordered the house wine, which was very good. Now on to the food, delicious! I ordered the Parmesan crusted salmon that just melted in my mouth, the potatoes were perfectly cooked(crispy on the outside, soft in the middle), the zucchini, crisp, but not hard. The friends that we were with were also delighted by their meals. It was a great experience! Only complaint is, sometimes a little noisy, but it wasn't anything we still couldn't enjoy a conversation over. A+ experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were celebrating my birthday. The waiter was fabulous. Had a great time the food was very good as always.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The Ivy is a tad pricey for the portion size received. I am a small eater and I have never had any leftovers any time I have dined with them. I was surprised that the crab cakes on the entrée are only three cocktail size meatballs. I really had no problem with ordering a dessert since I was not filled up at all. The ambience can not be beat and especially for a special holiday dinner or anytime you want to have a dinner with a friend. The carolers were fantastic.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great Christmas Caroliers, it was great food as well. I'm sure we'll try you again next time we're in town. The plays across the street are what brings us.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We had an excellent dinner in charming surroundings. The service was very good and we all liked the variety of choices on the menu. We have eaten here three four times, once for a business lunch, and three times for a friends get together. I liked that they have valet parking, since it is downtown Wheaton, it is difficult to find a convenient parking space.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

I have been to Ivy a few times before for date night and recommended it for our reward lunch at work. Everyone at the table were very impressed by the options and the quality of the lunch. People commented on how beautiful the restaurant was and how wonderful the service was. Two guests got the lamb chops and said they were mouth watering. Two of the guests got the parmesan incrusted salmon and loved the mixture of crunchy topping and buttery salmon. I got the crabmeat incrusted tilapia, the fish was melt in your mouth good, and the crabmeat was fresh and the perfect complement to the tilapia. Thank you so much for making this lunch so special for everyone who attended. I am sure we will be back! I know my teammates plan on coming with their significant others for dates as well.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We took our team of 12 to Ivy for our holiday dinner. Food was great. Service was timely and helpful. Wonderful setting for the holidays. Couldn’t have been better!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Yet to have a meal here that I don’t really enjoy. Really cool restaurant with friendly hosts and servers.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner from the appetizer thru the dessert. We had a great table by the fireplace and our server was kind enough to give us plenty of time. Highly recommend for any occasion. We keep coming back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Creative venue. Yes the date was a Saturday evening in December, BUT with a reservation, seating was late, had to wait. VERY noisy. Inattentive service. Menu looks inventive but delivery was not. Lots of sizzle but average delivery. Very expensive but poor value. Go once for the experience but do not go twice. Save you money for another venue.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great dirty martini, friendly bar staff, delicious butternut squash ravioli!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service not as attentive this visit. Waited a long time for bread, water refills since they didn’t leave a bottle on our table like everyone else. Mark- up on wine is crazy. Waited a long time to pay our bill. Will be a while before we return. Crystal was our server.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Dick & Carol always go out of their way to make dining a perfect pleasure at the Ivy

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We hadn't been to the Ivy in a while because it is a little pricey (for us anyway). It's great for a special occasion. Excellent food and good service with good standard menu choices and specials. We enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We love coming to the Ivy for special circumstances (Christmas Dinner with friends). Downtown Wheaton is a great place for friends to get together.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Wonderful venue!

Excellent food and the wine is wonderful!

A go to for all occasions- especially work gatherings

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Ivy was fabulous! It has become my 'go-to" restaurant after just one visit. The food is scrumptious and very reasonably priced and the portions were plentiful. Wine pairing suggestion was spot on and the desserts couldn't possibly have been better. Bravo, Ivy!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Always love to dine at the bar. Great food and service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food and service in a comfortable setting. This was our first visit, but definitely will
not be our last.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The place was decorated very nicely for Christmas. We ate in the bar area. The place was packed and the football games were going on. The fish was fresh and properly prepared. The fingerling potatoes were very good and the other veggies were tasty. Sometimes they use a little to much oil on the veggies so tell them when ordering to go light. The wine was fine although rather expensive. It is a great place to eat and meet friends.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Happy Hour, Healthy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We are new to Wheaton and this was our first time at Ivy . . . we will definitely be back! Unique atmosphere, good food and unique drinks. The "s'mores on the patio" were a nice touch!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding food, creative and full of flavor. We had the beet salad which was delicious. We also had the tilapia and the salmon dishes. They were amazing. Great sauces and the vegetables and potatoes that came with it had just the right flavor to go with the fish. The service was also great. The waiter was attentive, but didn't make us feel rushed. He was very nice and really made our time there wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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