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About Ivy at the Shore
The Ivy’s tropical counterpart, Ivy at the Shore, offers the same delicious food plus icy island drinks, a 12-seat bamboo bar and beaut surfside view. Don’t miss the sunset over the Pacific with a Fresh Pineapple Daiquiri or two.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:15pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$50 and over
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Ivy at the Shore Ratings and Reviews
Ok, so my husband and I came in and ordered the 1/2 dozen oysters and later we order the NY stake and the ravioli dish. Now, if you knew us, you would know that we love to share our food! We did not give further instructions to our waiter but when we got our food, they had already split our entrees for us! It was perfect!
A classic that always delivers in a charming setting Sautéed squid perfectly done. Also goat cheese stuffed zucchini flowers. Fried chicken signature dish over cooked and dried out, however.
Wine list needs some affordable cabs and Bordeaux.
We love it and will be back for our annual visit. Always gorgeous, Roses are the perfect French touch.
As a long term fan of The Ivy restaurant, at The Shore and Robertson, I felt tremendous disappointment in the food last Sunday January 7. The vegetable salad with shrimp was terrible! I left most of my entree as none of the ingredients were edible, including the shrimp. Sadly, a cheap salad at The Corner Bakery tastes better. I love good food and upscale dining, and therefore, I will not be returning to The Ivy.
I am sure where to begin as we have been dining there for more than 20 years!
The service as we entered looked confused. The forgot the champaign. We asked and they brought it. The waiter we know and is usually fine but this visit we felt ignored ands to ask another waiter for help a few times. He too was not happy
The food was not as expected. Our friends have had to start your signature stand, the one was lacking in ingredients, small and bad. My Gumbo Ya YA a real staple, didn't not have the same spices. I ordered the Cod, it was terrible. The vegetables looked left over Others at the table had similar comments. And the famous bread usually served wasn't ? Some Cheese bread arrived cold. We then asked for the bread as years gone bye, and it arrive Funny it was 2/3 the size
All in All a great disappointment
Despite being on the menu, they were out of the squash blossoms. Instead, I ordered 1/2 dozen oysters of 3 different varieties. After serving it to me, I was told they were out of 1 of the varieties, so they just substituted the others, without asking me which I would like.
I ordered a margarita with salt, but received one with sugar instead. When I returned it, they said it was hard to tell the difference between the salt and sugar on the bar.
I was offered extra tortillas with my Carne Asada, which I accepted, only to be charged for it.
When I questioned the extra charge, I was told "oh, we charge for everything".
While still in the restaurant, I received an email saying I was a no-show for my reservation, despite having checked in on arrival. While the food was good, I expect a higher level of care and professionalism from a restaurant of this expense and caliber.
Location in SM great. Ambiance is good, great vibres there, loud in certain areas. Expensive but large portions and certain pates are quite good, others very so so.
Best Squid preparation appetizers , artichokes were ok, good drinks and bar area.
Service above average
Food costs above average.
Steak and lobster, would rate below average,
All in all a good experience, but better. For lunch
It was New Year’s Eve and I knew it would be packed. One host was being bombarded constantly and watching was painful. We are arrived at 915 and for a 930 reservation. By 10 we ordered drinks waiting at the bar. We went up to the captain several times who seated several parties. I looked at the computer and saw my reservation and the others. I also over heard regulars with no reservation successful at pleading for a table as my party of three waited
I called the sunset tower - tower bar- at 1015 and they would arrange a table for me
A lady took over from the gentlemen and I told her I needed a realistic time I would be seated. Twice a server asked me how many in my party as we stood in the crowded bar area where someone had a non service dog in a bag of some sort.
I have dined here many times but they were just unprepared and the hostess who took charge told me i was next and not to leave. She seated us at 1020.
I prefer this store over the Beverly Hills one which is just too touristy and cramped.
I learned my lesson to never order the lobster and crab. There is no value to the dish and it’s over priced for what you get
The scallops with curry were not very good and the curry flavor was actually not curry as one would expect. The chicken on the other hand was very good. There was a seafood stew fish with pasta that was ok. The guacamole is always good as are the drinks
We order three appetizers to share they forgot one but did bring it later when I reminded them
The rush to get you fed and out in a clip was a bit obvious but based on the clock unless they were seating after midnight it made no sense
I ordered a bottle of Cliquot and many drinks for the guests
The red velvet cake was dry and the carrot cake was moist. They were out of the coconut cake which was too bad as it is one thing they do very well / the lamb was good I should add
I’ll go back but it will be awhile. I don’t mind dropping 400 but not like being treated like carrle
In the past, I have shied away from going out to dinner on New Year's Eve because places are jammed and the food/service is never that great. Well, Ivy's at the Shore stepped up to the game this year and killed it! As expected, this usually charming restaurant was packed... but somehow that added to the fun of the evening. The staff was fabulous - James our server never missed a beat. He was there when we needed him, professional even though he was beyond busy, polite and fun-loving but got the job done. And the food... I have no idea how they pulled it off, but everything we ordered was delicious and beautifully presented. Is it pricey? Yup - but just remember, you get what you pay for... and this meal was well worth it! Great job, Ivy!
It had been a while since I last dined at Ivy at the Shore so I was unsure whether it would live up to my prior experience. But it did. The food was excellent; our waiter was very accommodating of our desire to share everything we ordered; and the ambiance was lovely. It would help if the noise level could be modulated, but even the noise gives the place positive energy.
My family and I were on vacation and were referred to your restaurant by a friend. We were really looking forward to it and found it extremely expensive for what we ordered. I had to send back my chicken dish and wait for another one. Not that impressed. the service was not that great for how much it cost us. We were not offered champagne when we walked in like we seen many people get.
For our 16th wedding anniversary, my wife Irma and I returned to Ivy at the Shore, scene of our first Los Angeles date in September 1995. (We had met in Vermont a month earlier.) The return was romantic enough to please us. We had a table fronting on Ocean Avenue, within sight of the lights of Santa Monica Pier. Our server was a jolly, tall Italian fellow and we spoke a bit of Italian with each other. For Christmas Eve, two glasses of Champagne were free -- which we appreciated. My branzino with potatoes and vegetables was excellently done and well presented. The menu and wine list were sufficiently expansive. The atmosphere was dark but festive. Fellow diners at adjacent tables were friendly -- perhaps because, after all, it was Christmas Eve and the Champagne had been free.
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