Ivy & Varley

4.4
362 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 362 people are saying
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Boileau
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The music was so loud that it made it difficult to have a conversation and it was too dark in the restaurant. My coworker recommended this place but she was able to sit out on the patio where she said it was quieter. The service was great but not sure if I'll ever return.

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dizslc
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-theater dinner w friends. Loved the outdoor patio w very sufficient heaters. The menu served everyone’s tastes. Service was excellent and personable.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I like the place although it was loud for conservation. My companion loved her salad with a side of chicken. My shrimp and grits were okay.

If I managed a restaurant, I would have every employee wear a mask. Some were. Some weren’t. I wondered about the kitchen staff.

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vipFunvacation
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and service was fantastic. Dinner before the show. The later it got, the noise level increased but it we were still able to have a conversation during dinner. Our server, Manny was exceptional. I can’t wait to book again.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was EXCELLENTLY prepared and served quickly. The staff gracious, but restaurant was busy and our waiter had a lot of tables with which to attend so it took a while to get our order in and for him to circle back to check in for a dessert order. We had an event to get to so opted to pass on dessert. The lighting is darker than we prefer, and noise level high because it was a busy night. It’s more of a bar atmosphere than a restaurant, and caters best to a younger crowd.

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vipFitFoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tried this spot for the first time. First impression is the ambiance is cool. The bar & the main dining room are beautiful, however, the lighting at the booths are a bit odd. They could use some warm dim lights against the walls.

The service was attentive enough, but the server could have been more warm and friendly.

The cocktails sadly were not good. For how many drink photos I saw on the reviews, and for it being a 21 and up establishment - I expected better. They weren’t balanced at all.

The apps and entrees were delicious! We ordered the Brussels and the Gnocchi. Both were excellent! The desserts, however, were lack luster. I am a dessert person and I had one bite of each.

Overall, I would recommend trying this spot! It’s a great atmosphere! But they could make a few adjustments and this would be a killer spot!

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AimeeR
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of unique and delicious food to try!

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CAW14
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a fun spot for dinner. Our out of town guests loved it

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AlexisD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so good! Definitely will be going back!

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TairenJ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We initially had a reservation for an outside table, but there were no more heaters available. They moved us to an indoor table when it became available, but then forgot about us for over 30 minutes. They made up for it by comping our food which was great on their part, but the experience definitely could have been better. FOOD WAS AMAZING, however at first they only brought out 1 of our 2 entrees that we had ordered at the same time and stated they thought we only had 1 entree and so we had to wait another 15 minutes for the second entree.

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AndreP
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Great lively atmosphere. The food was amazing and came out quickly. Great drinks. Great experience. More on the expenses end but, we expected that.

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DJ2016
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was delicious and our waiter was very attentive and even more so when we told him we were attending an event at The Eccles Center. Will definitely be going back!

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Annastasia
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Y'all, this is the best-kept secret in SLC. I recommend getting a table in Matty's section (he's the G.O.A.T.), order the brussel sprouts, braised beef, and the Halves old-fashioned. You won't be disappointed.

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JoiS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I thought the food was delicious! They were out of a dish that we went there to try but the waitress was so accommodating and made other suggestions and tried her very best to come up with other recommendations

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DanielleM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service wasn't great. We waited for 20 minutes to even get acknowledged at our tables and the only reason we did was because we asked for someone to serve us. She didn't even introduce herself. All she said was what can I get you to drink? One dish was cold. One dish came with dressing on top of salad when clearly asked for dressing on the side. Honestly just overall not great service and the restaurant was not even busy. There were maybe 15 tables total eating that at least 4 servers had to tend to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Brussels were AMAZiNG and the burger had a great taste, but not enough meat. Make your burgers bigger please!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good cocktail and light meal venue right downtown. Friendly staff. Not sure about the crowded bar in a pandemic, but the high top tables has some separation.

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Todd
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, ambience, food, value, everything was terrific! I would definitely go again.

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Bugs
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The atmosphere was nice for cocktails but a little too loud to converse and definitely too noisy for dinner. The food was okay with the exception of the brussel sprouts; those were delish.

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katb3
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, lovely presentation, outstanding service and delicious cocktails. Happy to have found this place.

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vipSLC1989
Salt Lake City
31 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

really good food, great service, very lively; hard to hear each other at times (convention goers having fun)

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ElleCas
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, great ambiance. I would recommend the Ivy!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was very good, and our starters of Brussels sprouts and fries were served hot, however our brunch main entrees were cold.
Our waitress was very friendly and to be honest, we didn’t tell her about our cold entrees. We just didn’t want the hassle of sending them back. Restaurant is nice and modern, but the lighting fixtures could use a little cleaning since they are all glass and you can see the build up of dust on them.

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CarrieK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Surprisingly tasty NY strip, interesting mixed drinks, flavorful vegan cashew kimchi bowl. The mussel appetizer was absolutely delicious. Ask for extra bread so you can enjoy more of the tasty broth. Will go back for more mussels and to try the beautiful patio.

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vipKath
Salt Lake City
24 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great menu and service and we were excited for Saturday brunch. Appreciated all the vegetarian options along with exciting items for our meat eater. The Kale Caesar was very nice. Shakshuka and burrito were a bit bland. Chicken and biscuits was good though breakfast potatoes with it and burrito were undercooked and cold. The non-alcoholic beverage options for brunch could be beefed up. No decaf, chai, or interesting teas.

Vibe and decor was great (best chairs ever!). I'd like to try lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were seated in a loud dark corner. Food was alright. Service was good. Wouldn’t necessarily plan to go back.

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jamie
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great drinks at Bar. Some of food, Brussel Sprouts, Steak, Rice Chorizo were really good

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vipSipes
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food in a great environment. Will be coming back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We sat in the beautiful outdoor dining area. We did the whole shebang with drinks, an appetizer, entrees, and a dessert. The experience as a whole was 👌🏻

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vipBreezyP
San Antonio
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The food, service, and atmosphere were all outstanding. We sat outside on their cute patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was loud but fun and good food.

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ElRats
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were extraordinary! I would have easily given The Ivy 5 stars if the cocktails had not been incredibly unpleasant.

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vipCandaceC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious!!! Our server Benny was amazing!

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EdenG
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The mussels and our wine was incredible. The space is will designed and very cute. Everything else was disappointing. I've had a better steak at Applebee's and our server was rude and not knowlegeable.

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JimP
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent. However the "front of the house" was a bit un-coordinated. Ordered appetizer, salad and two entrees. All excellent - Broccolini, Kale Caesar salad, Cashew Kimchi and Sweet Potato Gnocchi. Appetizer and Salad were both brought out at once, and within two minutes the entrees appeared. So service of food was not well coordinated. Recommendation is to be explicit that you don't want everything served at the same time.

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vipJohnnyStranger
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would prefer to be seated indoors - outdoor patio was nice, tho. Excellent experience overall, and delicious food. TY!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are delicious! Our server was fantastic!

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cmswim
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the Ivy! Had a great cocktail & mushroom sandwich. Highly recommend the brussel sprouts too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the outside area was playful but relaxing!

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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 362 OpenTable diners.

Ivy & Varley does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/the-ivy-55-w-100s/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.