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Ivy at the Shore, Santa Monica, CA
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Ivy at the Shore

4.7
4.7
3038 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
To our Ivy family,

We are open for indoor and outdoor dining and hope to see you soon!

All the best!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Breakfast Wed–Fri 8:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 393-3113

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Richard Irving

  • Catering

    Please contact us for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for more information.

  • Private party contact

    India Irving: (310) 278-2908 ext. 120

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    $15 for 1st 3 hrs w/validation, $20 for 3 hrs w/validation. $35 for others<

  • Parking details

    Valet pricing: cash $17 or credit card $19

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Dinner

    $145.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Join us for Valentine's Day Dinner. The menu includes a Starter, Main Course, Sides, and Dessert. (Tax and 19% gratuity not in included in price)

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What 3,038 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Californian

  • Westside

    Great for brunch

  • Westside

    Californian

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  1. KH

    KristinH

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to meet a friend and have dinner. Service was wonderful as was the food. Glass atrium area is lovely, but a bit crowded.
  2. CW

    ChristopherW

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was wonderful. Dry helpful and surprised my date with a birthday candle and piece of cake! Thanks.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We loved our meal, but the music was not very enjoyable
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was really bad. For the price they charge I expected a lot more
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A little rushed by waiters but still great!
  6. JP

    JanetP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate a birthday!!
  7. LG

    LouisaG

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful!
  8. c

    crosby57

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The food is appalling Incredible how poor the food has become here
  9. GA

    GARRYR

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visit my cousin every couple years and took her here for Sunday brunch. She is a little older and moves slowly due to recent knee replacement. ( She’s 87) We were seated right away and the food and service was fantastic. Our server was so gracious. I believe his name was Jose. Soooo nice! Crab cakes were perfect and my scrambled egg s and smoked salmon was delicious. Bloody Mary’s were also very good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food & service we great!
  11. s

    sparky

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and lovely indoor space. The atrium room is also enjoyable and the outdoor patio works with heaters when necessary.
  12. VB

    VincentB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dinner experience, courteous and knowledgeable staff and really nice food. Exceptional (european) wine list. Recommended!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Delicious food- amazing service! Beautiful ambiance
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and personal and professional waiter. Food was absolutely delicious as usual. Love the scones and raspberry jam. Simply the best. Highly recommend.
  15. JD

    JerryD

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ivy is a classic and better at the newer/bigger location in that you can ALWAYS GET A TABLE which is key to me. You can eat as healthy or as badly as you like there. Their onion rings are WORLD CLASS. I love their blackened swordfish for a lunch option. I had a lobster cobb salad. Not as good as Spagos and more $$$ but pretty damn good.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Everything we ordered was perfect. Highly recommend
  17. BL

    BLP2

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The Ivy is consistently good!
  18. AL

    AndreaL

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Even though we booked in the main dining area, we only had the choice to sit in either side room. The one inside was very hot, the one outside had a good temperature. However, for holding a conversation we had to speak with very loud voices because the echo was enormous. We like energetic atmosphere but this was way too loud for us. And it felt claustrophobic. Tiny tables for two, and there are only narrow pathways between the rows of tables, where the waiters perform amazing balancing acts but I as a customer we both felt very hemmed in -- and I'm a small person. The food was disappointing, especially considering the prices. Really nothing special. Won't go back.
  19. KW

    KristinaW

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful service and delicious food and cocktails. By far the best option on ocean Ave.
  20. F

    Foodlove98

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second time eating here and we loved it. Sat on the patio which I highly recommend. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable. We loved our waiter who has been there a long time. He made great suggestions and was engaging and sweet. Thank you for a lovely lunch!
  21. TH

    TerhiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had visited this restaurant once before about 25 years ago. I mentioned this to the waiter, and said that back then, I had a delicious dish of shrimps in a black savory sauce that was both hot and sweet. The waiter recognized the dish, said that it can still be prepared for me (even though it was not on the menu), and that´s what happened. And the dish tasted exactly like I remembered! The waiter said that the staff stays in the restaurant until they retire, the owner has remained the same, and customers know that they can ask for dishes that were on the menu way back. Way to go Ivys!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Dreadfully slow service. Even the check in was agony. We had to get up after the meal to beg for our check.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Service was rushed and not very personable. Food was lacking flavor, 2 orders were delivered wrong, and plates were cleared before anyone’s meal was done. Prices like these should deliver EXCELLENCE and this was nothing close for that. Truly a disappointing and terribly overpriced experience for a New Years Day Brunch.
  24. a

    anne

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must go to in Santa Monica. Delicious food and romantic glamorous ambiance.
  25. S

    Sandy

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We all love the Ivy! However, I was disappointed we didn't get a table in the main dining room. We were celebrating a special birthday, and my reservation was made one month in advance. It was a rainy and cold New Year's Eve and we were close to the back door. It was breezy with waiters entering and exiting. I mentioned to the host and he said it was a very busy night and there were no more tables inside the main dining area. Of course we knew it would be busy, it was NEW YEAR'S EVE, and that is why I reserved it early. My husband even called an hour before to remind the host we wanted to be inside the main dining room. The patio room is beautiful in the summer but not in the winter. Yes, I would always recommend the Ivy but will let my friends and family know that requests are not honored, even when booked early. It was a delicious dinner, but cold where we were seated, and a disappointment from a restaurant I consider one of my favorites in Los Angeles.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Rushed us out. Felt like a number.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful and the service was good but unfortunately the food was not was expected.
  28. SM

    SantaMonicalady

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to Ivy at the Shore every Christmas Eve and it's always exactly what we need and want, with a perfect wait staff.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there on Christmas Eve and everything was wonderful. Food was delicious and great service.
  30. LK

    LindaK

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve. Waiters were fantastic food arrived quick food and drinks were delicious.
  31. JG

    JerryG

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always food was amazing and Ray and team provide the best service!!
  32. IL

    IvyLB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had always wanted to eat at The Ivy going back decades. I would have liked to go to the original one but ended up at the one in Santa Monica. My friend and I were not disappointed. Our drinks were very good, strong but tasty. I don’t eat a lot so I ordered a salad which was perfect and my friend ordered the seafood spaghetti. She let me try some and the sauce was amazing…it had me wishing I had ordered some. Definitely worth trying.
  33. CD

    CindyD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Christmas eve brunch experience. Food, cocktails and service are always outstanding here. Lobster scramble especially delicious as well as tropical martini.
  34. LH

    LauraH

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks and a super friendly staff. Always a treat to dine here.
  35. SM

    SteveM

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Outdoor seating is a bit noisy. Staff great.
  36. D

    Delicioso

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Crab cakes, calamari, grilled vegetable salad! Everything was great!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch in a beautiful setting, great staff. Highly recommend
  38. JL

    JohnL

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting my son , I had a great time at this restaurant, everything was very pleasant, thank you
  40. SK

    StephenK

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    I’ve been eating at the Ivy for well over 25 years and for the first time I’ve noticed a drop in the food quality - powdery crab cakes, overcooked steak, a need to follow up with the service team. I call this out as I hope to enjoy the ivy for another 30 years

FAQs

Ivy at the Shore does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Ivy at the Shore also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 393-3113.

Ivy at the Shore is rated 4.7 stars by 3038 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 47 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Ivy at the Shore

1535 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    $15 for 1st 3 hrs w/validation, $20 for 3 hrs w/validation. $35 for others<

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Breakfast Wed–Fri 8:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet pricing: cash $17 or credit card $19

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Richard Irving

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 393-3113

  • Catering

    Please contact us for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for more information.

  • Private party contact

    India Irving: (310) 278-2908 ext. 120

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