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Ivy & Varley, Salt Lake City, UT

Ivy & Varley

4.4
4.4
825 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Ivy & Varley are a duo of a modern American bar and restaurant that offers guests an eclectic cuisine. Ivy & Varley boast some of the most unforgettable atmospheres in the city, including the largest outdoor patio that downtown has to offer. Ivy & Varley are 21+ establishments.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (801) 895-2846
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Bobby McFarland
  • Catering
    We offer a variety of different In house catering options. Please contact us for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Ivy & Varley houses many different options for your private event needs. We have multiple private and semi private areas to choose from. This is the perfect place for a company gathering, rehearsal dinner, or private party. We can accommodate groups from 15 - 500.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (801) 895-2846
  • Neighborhood
    Salt Lake City
  • Cross street
    West Temple
  • Parking details
    There is limited Street Parking on 100s. There is a private lot that is adjacent to our patio space on the East side of the property, accessible from 100s. Additionally, there is parking available in the City Creek Center with the first 2 hours free.
  • Public transit
    multiple
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 825 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Utah

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Salt Lake City

    Healthy

  • Salt Lake City

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Salt Lake City

    American

825 Reviews
  1. ShannonM

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good note.. the mixed drinks were very good, which gives it a leg up for a brunch spot. Food was good, not great. Service was friendly even if a little slow, friend had empty coffee cup most of time. I’d go back if I was in the area, but I wouldn’t make a special trip.

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  2. PatriciaW

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Super fun and jovial atmosphere, food was delicious as always! Service was a kind of slow this time, but we were not in hurry so that was fine. I had the gnocchi and it was fantastic! My husband had the shrimp and grits and said it was ok. Deserts was awesome, specially the flowerless chocolate cake.

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  3. RENNNNNNNN

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super yummy and fun atmosphere! Service was great and brunch menu has so many amazing items to decide upon! Will definitely be back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall such a cute Brunch spot. Luv the decor, plants, lights, mirrors, so cute! They were out of Passion fruit for Mimosas, which was a total bummer because we were definitely looking forward to that. But they did have Pineapple juice, so that made up for it. The Deviled Eggs are not anything special. Not bad, but not amazing. Bloody Mary's are super yummy. Anything with bacon is a plus. Biscuits and Gravy were good. Eggs Benedict were good. I was not expecting the Shakshuka to be a bowl of Ragu. I was thinking more like blistered/grilled, whole, or smashed tomatoes. So the sauce was a little overwhelming with tomato flavor. But it wasn't terrible. The women's bathroom was super cute as well. Overall, I'll definitely return to try a couple more menu, & drink items.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Was great for the most part only challenge is that several in our group ordered specialty cocktails that were not available because they were missing ingredients. That piece was disappointing.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. CDub

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a remembrance occasion for a loved one who had passed too early. It was the perfect spot for the occasion. Thank you!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    They lost our reservation and we had to show the confirmation and screen shot from the app. They sat us at the bar. We ordered drinks and food right away. We waited 3 hours and only got our app and salad. The main course and desserts didn’t come and we ended up having to leave because we had prior arrangements. Overall the vibe is amazing and we would have loved to have tried the main course and dessert, but never got the opportunity too.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. CollinB

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall the service was fairly poor. The food was mostly mediocre, but definitely on the pricier side. We saw our waitress once after we ordered and it was to bring out our check.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The servers are nice people, but the service was sloppy and slow. The food and cocktails, mediocre at best. It’s not like it’s cheap. Not coming back, ever.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. Trey

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waste of time. Went to the Ivy because my reservation said “Ivy & Varley” but they said we were next door at Varley. They sat a table that was late for their reservation so we had to wait upwards of 20 min to sit at the table MY PARTY was actually on time for. I thought reservations were meant to prevent occurrences like this? We had to walk BACK to the Ivy because they have no waiting area at Varley. They offered us a seat at the bar but we could NOT take our drinks back to the Varley side where our table was being cleared. They recommended ordering drinks (craft cockfails) and chugging them when our table would eventually become ready. We sat at the bar not knowing if we were coming or going. They ended up telling us they had a table in the back area of Ivy for us. There was a large party and it was very loud. I had to shout at the person across the table from me (5 ft away) to be heard. The gnocchi was the texture of soggy mozzarella balls and the grits were a gelatinous grease pile. Definitely not worth $100 Came home to a passive email recommending I use their booking site and not open table. Hinting that this crap experience was somehow my fault. Suggestions: figure out what app you’re going to have people use and stick with it. Get some seats for your waiting area. Don’t seat parties that are late. Overall hand a lovely night thanks to the show we went to see. Started out rough and messy at the Ivy. Then Varley. Then Ivy again. Won’t be back. Will not recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding!! One of the best burgers I’ve had! The waygu beef was extremely tender!! The customer service was wonderful!!! We were running late because of traffic and they were very understanding and accommodating and moved our reservation time to later! Highly recommend and will be back for sure!!!!

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  12. CG0427

    Salt Lake City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy this place. Great small plate options, food drinks. Thai coconut curry mussels are my favorite. Ofelia was an awesome waitress.

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  13. bntownsend12

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food exceeded my expectations. Would definitely go back in the summer to enjoy the patio.

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  14. patina801

    Salt Lake City

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exceptional. The food was good. Brunch menu could have been more expansive. That’s the only thing preventing me from returning.

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  15. WendyS

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great for those looking for a cozy bar or nightclub experience. The wait staff was helpful and quick. The food was good.

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  16. Ascot

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This is really a bar and not recommended for food. 20 minutes to receive the drink order, 40 minutes for the appetizer and 80 minutes for the entree. After the long wait, food was mediocre.

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  17. Fox0218

    Coastal Georgia

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere, inattentive server, unimpressive meal.

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  18. MarcieB

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time at this restaurant. Appetizers and drinks were perfect.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great table, server, food and overall experience!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The veggie burger was awesome! Great service and well priced.

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  21. JessicaC

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very slow - we already finished the appetizer before our dinner order came and they brought out one half of the dinners 15 minutes before the other two. The pork confit was very dry.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived for our reservation and had to wait 20 min to be seated. They then told us they were understaffed and food would take over an hour. We had a show to catch so we just got drinks and had to leave. Waste of time.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. BrookeB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Short: Management please don’t seat people if you can’t serve them. Long: We showed up for a 6:15pm reservation and got drinks ordered as well as apps and entrees early as we had an 8:00pm show next door. The apps came out without plates/napkins/silverware and we tried notifying our waitress several times with no response. 20 minutes after apps came out they brought plates but apps were cold. An hour and 15 minutes after ordering with still no food we were told twice by our waitress that she’d check on how long our order was out but we’re given no updates. Finally we spoke with the manager who took another 10 minutes to see that we still had an order in front of ours (not a busy night), but that they were short staffed. We had to leave to catch our show and we’re disappointed the manager didn’t try to do anything to make our dining experience better. We would’ve rather been told that they couldn’t serve us or didn’t have enough staff up front so we could eat before our show. Overall bad experience, poor communication, and no significant effort from staff or management to resolve the situation. Recommend avoiding for date night.

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  24. HillaryB

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best patios in SLC! Delicious food and perfect service.

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  25. JustinC

    Salt Lake City

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We have always been on the Ivy side. Not sure why but we were sent to the Varley side. The music was loud and made conversation for the group of 4 a little difficult. Service was pretty slow. With that said, the food as always was great. Drinks were good too.

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  26. him8tennis

    Salt Lake City

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I think Ivy has the best patio dining in Salt Lake. We had the Gnocchi entrée and Lavender Goat Cheese appetizer, both were excellent. The hostess was not very friendly or accommodating, but our server was outstanding.

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  27. Ally

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was strange and slow. Drinks came out after appetizer. Spouse’s meal did not come out as ordered. Burger was not good. Tip options are 20, 25, and 30% and 25% is the default. I’d go elsewhere.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. Greg

    Salt Lake City

    74 reviews

    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food great as always; service from Taylor was outstanding. Love this place.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My girlfriends and I had a great time eating and drinking.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived for a 7:00 reservation at 7:00 and waited 10 minutes to be seated… waited at least ten minutes for our server to show up and take our orders… drinks and food were pretty good just not our vibe… we felt the servers and hostesses are way too cool to be bothered by us peasants and were more concerned w gossiping

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  31. CarrieF

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I absolutely love this restaurant but I could do without the guy behind the outside bar killing flies with an electric tennis racquet.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. ConstanceD

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasantly surprised at diversity of ambiance, friendliness of all staff and good food. Having resided across the street from restaurant for 7 years, it was my first visit!!! Glad I did and certainly will again!!!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a date night, and it was quiet and comfortable. Drinks were great and reasonably priced, food was filling and tasted wonderful. Service was also great, staff was very friendly. Overall great experience, worth trying out.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They wouldn’t sit us on the patio even though I reserved the patio. They made an error and put someone else in our reserved spot. They were out of two wines I requested and then the music was so low there was no ambience at all.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Didn’t get greeted for 15 minutes and then had to wait another 15 minutes just to get a drink. Food was solid though

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  36. Emily

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    There must be something broken with the Open Table to Ivy and Varley connection because I specifically made a reservation for outside on Open Table, only for the hostess to rudely say she doesn't have it and outside was "fully booked". The email confirmations don't mention where you request the reservation so I feel like that information doesn't get sent. The food was really good but we were there for a bachelorette party and I felt the inside didn't match the mood of the night like the outside would've. Pretty disappointed in that and won't be returning for anything special since it doesn't seem like you can count on them. Maybe try calling the restaurant directly, either way, I am kind of over it.

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  37. cflores

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    If you can, sit outside! It's perfect out there! We ordered the everything brussel sprouts and the fried goat cheese to start. Both were great. I got the Verde breakfast sandwich which was awesome but the potatoes were a major let down compared to all the other food. As for the drinks, well, our server must be new cause she never checked back on us. She was nice but didn't seem to know what was fully going on.

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  38. EatingEverywhere

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carter was great! He took great care of us and the entire experience was wonderful. Food is unique and delicious and the vibe was good.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was amazing our server was a little slow based on how slow the restaurant was at the time. The food was incredible, and the time spent was very relaxed.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Came in for brunch with friends, the staff although friendly failed to submit our order so we sat there for about an hour before he came over and informed us what had happened. We finally received our order and the food was very bland and lukewarm. I have been in for dinner and really enjoyed it, it’s too bad this time was a total failure.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ivy & Varley using the Order Online button. Ivy & Varley also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 895-2846.

Ivy & Varley is rated 4.4 stars by 825 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ivy & Varley

55 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    West Temple
  • Neighborhood
    Salt Lake City
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    There is limited Street Parking on 100s. There is a private lot that is adjacent to our patio space on the East side of the property, accessible from 100s. Additionally, there is parking available in the City Creek Center with the first 2 hours free.
  • Public transit
    multiple
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bobby McFarland
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (801) 895-2846
  • Catering
    We offer a variety of different In house catering options. Please contact us for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Ivy & Varley houses many different options for your private event needs. We have multiple private and semi private areas to choose from. This is the perfect place for a company gathering, rehearsal dinner, or private party. We can accommodate groups from 15 - 500.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (801) 895-2846
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