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Ivy & Varley, Salt Lake City, UT

Ivy & Varley

4.5
4.5
657 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 13 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 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

    Downtown

  • 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

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What 657 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Utah

    Most Booked

  • Salt Lake City

    Hot Spot

  • Salt Lake City

    Outdoor Dining

  • Salt Lake City

    American

  • Salt Lake City

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  1. GH

    GregH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We mixed a selection of appetizers and all were wonderful. The place was just getting busy when we were there, early supper, so the music was a but loud, but that seems to be a trend these days.
  2. M

    Miranda

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Neglected by our server who never checked in on us. Had to ask another server for drinks, wine did not arrive on time with the entree as asked. Server was chatting with friends beyond the fence (right by our table) rather than asking if we wanted dessert or drinks. We decided to leave due to poor service. Our server did not verify any allergies or preferences- two dishes with pork were served to us unknowingly. Very disappointed and frustrated about this bad experience.
  3. PB

    PennyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor seating was perfect for us. Food was great, drinks were delicious and staff was accommodating. Will definitely come back!
  4. TA

    ToddA

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    It was a quiet night. We were there for music and the music was just ok. We were likely under the impression Nightcsp was a bit more fun.
  5. LB

    LouiseB

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Not great food. The chicken was dry and the salmon seemed less than fresh and maybe farmed!
  6. AT

    AleeyaT

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    this place was great! the staff were attentive and the food came out quickly. i would recommend to anyone
  7. JJ

    JJordan

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The service is incredible! Unfortunately, the food was not. The fish didn’t taste fresh, nor was it flavorful. The wonderful service almost made us feel better about spending money on bad food though.
  8. j

    jaym

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Big hype for a very pedestrian experience. Our server wasn't very interested in us, seemed ready to bolt as soon as we ordered drinks; we had to drag him back to order our apps and dinner. Food was good, just the presentation, and attention was pretty lacking.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best patio in SLC!
  10. JP

    JacquelineP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The indoor dining ambience at I&V is a little stark and moderately loud, with not a lot of material to absorb sound but I am sound-sensitive. My server was attentive and enthusiastic. The Brussels sprouts were outstanding and our party had never seen sweet potato gnocchi, with rave reviews.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gorgeous patio for a date night, food reasonably pricey for what you receive
  12. MC

    MichelleCowleu

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Our waiter was grand. Sitting outside was lovely. But our burgers weren’t good. My veggie burger was cold and bland. The appetizer brussel sprouts were yum.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My cocktail came in a pretty julep glass, but it was super tiny (and partially spilled) when I received it. Other than that, beautiful ambience and great food.
  14. TF

    TFoodie

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our server and food were excellent
  15. HH

    HHoney

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband got the salmon and I got the sweet potato gnocchi. Both were great but the latter was fantastic. We sat outside, which was great. It’s super trendy so we felt a little out of place but still had a great night.
  16. DB

    DawnB

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The summer salmon dinner was outstanding! I will be back before summer ends just for that dinner. The patio at The Ivy is another reason to get there before summer ends. Exquisite!
  17. D

    Danica

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    We loved the ambiance of the patio and the mimosas were great. Although when making the reservation it asked if it was a special occasion which I said yes, it’s my birthday. When getting there, the host asked if it was a special occasion, again I said it was my birthday. But it wasn’t acknowledged at all by the server. It’s not like I needed acknowledgment but I just don’t understand why they’d ask and then not making any effort to make it a special experience. The blueberry pancakes were not good and I sent them back and ordered a side of toast, eggs and sausage which took 20 minutes to get. (Would have been better service to move the ticket up since my husband already had his food.) By the time it came out I just wanted to leave, my husband was completely done eating, drinks were gone and our server didn’t offer any other drinks. When paying the prompt to tip started at 20% then 25% then more. So basically we spent $100 for two people to have a mediocre brunch. Won’t be returning which is a shame because the patio is so lovely.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so nice sitting outside in the evening with friends and eating with some great drinks.
  19. ME

    MEA1

    Salt Lake City

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It's just ok. Atmosphere is nice, especially the patio. Service was fine and the food was nothing special.
  20. E

    Emeliee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Beautiful patio and delicious food. However, they are definitely feeling the effects of the labor shortage, as we waited 15 minutes for water and our first interaction with the server. We had 3 people who ordered a drink, 2 of the drinks came out but we had to ask for the 3rd drink after another 15 minutes. The server who helped us was very nice and apologetic, and she did a great job, but she also had a 16 top table and several other tables she was helping at the same time. Excellent ambiance and the food was fantastic, just need some additional support staff.
  21. RP

    RandyP

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Not very good if you eat gluten free. The Salmon was very good but the salad my wife was very poor.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere and vibe. Virtually everything we ordered was not palatable. It all sounded good on paper but was lost in the preparation. Watermelon gazpacho, kale Caesar, sweet potato gnocchi. Very disappointing.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Music was fun. Unexpected spot to be honest in Salt Lake City. Would totally come again! Great drinks and ambiance!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Not enough staff. And they do what every other place does in utah: apps come out before drinks. Fun patio though
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service, beautiful place!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The place is very cute. We chose to sit outside on their patio which had lots of shade and they had misters. They had some good music playing. We went for our 13 year anniversary and we wrote it in our reservation but nobody acknowledged it. Our waiter was nice but slow and didn’t check on us very often which I felt was weird because the place wasn’t busy at all. The food was mediocre. It was nothing to write home about. Not the worst food but definitely not the best. Both my husband and I don’t heavily salt food so for both of our dishes which were completely different to lack salt and flavor was interesting. When you are ready to pay the waiter takes out a handheld machine and takes your cc right at your table. He actually hit the 25% button before handing it back to my husband to sign which was insane as he didn’t deserve that much of a tip at all. My husband went ahead and just signed it. Waiter is lucky we were nice about that. We probably would not return to this place unless it was at night just for drinks and cocktails.
  27. c

    coffeerook

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Ambience was great and the food was average. The service though was probably the worst part. There was a sprinkler dripping in our food and the server just brought us a towel to clean the water. We asked to be sat somewhere else and they said they were too busy that night to make arrangements. We were pretty disappointed because we had heard so many great things about this place. Take this as a one of experience but I don’t think we’ll come back.
  28. DH

    DanHobbs

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Space. I love this place, never a bad time.
  29. AR

    AnnaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    They did stuff for the sake of being fancy, not for the sake of delicious food or drink. Like peas in the potatoes. And candied orange peel in the old fashioned. If you're going to try above and beyond make sure you have already reached excellent.
  30. e

    elizabethp

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service from Maya was outstanding. Try the roasted Brussel sprouts!
  31. JW

    JanetW

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous trendy vibe! Great patio, great service from Katie!
  32. N

    Natt

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best patio downtown. Delicious food, nice misters breeze. Fast lunch service. Favorite spot for a bite at anytime of the day or night.
  33. WL

    WineLover

    Salt Lake City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Very trendy downtown SL hotspot. Only drawback was it was hard to conversate as it was so loud inside. Great patio! Our server was great!
  34. TB

    TomB

    New York Area

    187 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    187 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I shared a fine meal with my wife. We enjoyed our Kale Caesar and Quinoa Berry salads. My Summer Salmon was perfectly cooked. My wife enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits. The Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake for dessert was a perfect ending. Ava provided attentive service. If you are in downtown Salt Lake City, I recommend a meal at Ivy and Varley.
  35. C

    Curt

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service was horrible. Waitress forgot my drink and didn't bring drink before food. When.food arrived I ordered an additional drink and it arrived after my dinner was finished. Desert menu on OpenTable app listed bread pudding as a Desert and it wasn't even on the memu. This was the only reason why I selected the resturant.
  36. NC

    NicholeC

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice to sit outside in their beautiful patio while on a work trip.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We happen to come on a Sunday night after a very busy Saturday. Usually at a restaurant when there is several dishes that are unavailable the waiter/waitress will let you know prior to ordering. We also had the unfortunate luck of not ordering before a table top of about 40 arrived. We lost our waitress. Eventually a new waiter was assigned to us. Then we went to order. The first dish I wanted was not available. The second was not available. So I went to my 3rd choice. All that time waiting to order we could have known none these dishes were available to order that night. Our meals came out in a timely matter. It was our first time out since I had surgery 6 weeks ago. Overall I liked the food and the patio however would not rush back for another night out.
  38. C

    Chad

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The patio at Ivy is super cute. Great cocktails and food, will definitely be returning if I find myself in SLC again.
  39. TW

    TamaraW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved eating here! I’m on a quick vacation from my much-busier home base. I came in for brunch and had the kale Caesar and the pancakes, plus two mimosas. I had sticker shock — but it a good way! The portions were honestly enough to be two separate meals — everything tasted fresh and even though I don’t really care presentation, was really impressed with that part of the meal, too. I’ll definitely be back :)
  40. RI

    RickI

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails. Staff was friendly and attentive. Recommended!

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 4.5 stars by 657 OpenTable diners.

Ivy & Varley does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Ivy & Varley

55 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West Temple

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • 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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