Ivy at the Shore

4.5
1683 reviews
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The Ivy’s tropical counterpart Ivy at the Shore offers the same delicious food plus icy island drinks, a 12-seat bamboo bar and surfside view. Don’t miss the sunset over the Pacific with a pineapple daiquiri or two.
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PD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

VERY INATTENTIVE service. This restaurant has run its course.

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DR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress who served us is THE BEST. We love her. We go to The shore Ivy all the time. They made a jarger table for us in a blink and my martini was filled to the tippy top. The food is too good! Can parking take credit cards please

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L
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is beautiful- I felt like I was in a Parisian cafe. The service was very good and the food was excellent. My daughter and I enjoyed a lovely brunch together!

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VD
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Ivy at the Shore both Friday and Saturday evening and loved both visits!!! Friday evening, my wife had the special spiney lobster and risotto, and the meal was deliciously wonderful - definitely a large plate that was too much to finish! I ordered the 12 oz New York - grilled, lightly salt since I don't have steak often, Ivy's preparation was perfect and again deliciously wonderful! Saturday evening, we met friends at the restaurant, and we all had a fantastic time! Once we were seated, the service was first class and the meals were wonderful! My wife had the shrimp tacos which is a funny meal to order, but Ivy's version is superb! I ordered my favorite Chilean Sea Bass with a side of steamed spinach; it's such a perfect dish!!! Our friends ordered the lobster ravioli and the fritto misto (assorted, lightly fried pieces of delectable seafood), and their reaction was the same as ours - wonderful choices!!! We love Ivy at the Shore for our special occasions, and frankly, 2 nights in a row is not crazy, but satisfying!!!

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ME
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ivy at the Shore used to be great. Now it is just ok.

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VD
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ivy at the Shore is always a wonderful experience! Since it's so popular, the prime time hours can be quite busy, but with a little patience, the dining experience is so well worth it! The staff are professional, friendly, and personable! The restaurant is very accommodating to any food allergies one might need to avoid. Ivy at the Shore is our favorite restaurant for a superb dining evening!

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D
Miami
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been going to the one on Roberson for years and is a must when we come to town. This one is very good , same food quality yet the should have the same ambience! They should do the Champaign when you enter and create the vibe like at the other place. This place is huge and was dead yet the food is the same excellent quality

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Valentines day

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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

San Valentín con mi familia.
Llegamos y tuvimos q esperar 20’ la mesa, pese haber reservado varios días antes.
El restaurante estaba que explotaba de gente, ya se sabe que San Valentín es una fecha especial, pero me pareció que estaban desbordados y no respetaron las reserva, pese a que dos días antes nos llamaron para que la confirmáramos.
Nos tocaron dos mesas chicas unidas, éramos 5 personas. Estuvimos incómodos, no había donde poner las cosas. Además tenían un desnivel en la unión.
El nivel de ruido era muy grande. Los mozos corrían apurados. El ambiente estaba perfectamente decorado, pero el “ ambiente “ no condecia con el romanticismo de la decoración.
No me gusto que, a la hora de estar ya sentados, siendo alrededor de las 22:15, los camareros comenzarán a levantar y mover mesas y sillas a nuestro alrededor, preparando las mesas para el día siguiente, como si el local hubiera cerrado ya.
Habíamos algunas mesas ocupadas aún.
Me esperaba otra cosa para esta cena especial. Pagamos carísimo y no la pasamos tan bien. NO ALCANZO LAS EXPECTATIVAS.

CARÍSIMO EL PRECIO ( pagamos u$s 290 ) para no tener un servicio esperado.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The place is nice. When you wait and give your name you can grab a drink at the bar then you’ll hear people come around and tap your shoulder and ask if you’re a bunch of different people while they find peoples tables. Matt? Chris? Steven?
Service was also wanting. Waiting 15 minutes from plates to be cleared after eating, server hamming it up with a drunk lady beside us, another 15 minutes for the bill.
Food was pretty good and ambiance was great. That’s what you’re there for.

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C
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Valentine’s dinner which was quite lovely. The restaurant was packed. My husband and I shared oysters to start and they were delicious. He had the filet which he thought was perfect. My dish was the Chilean sea bass with a curry broth. It was incredible and memorable. Dinner at the Ivy is always a special evening. Oh, don’t forget to order a passion fruit martinis!!!

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SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Stone crabs were terrible. Rip off. Salad was marginal. Fish was delicious.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fabulous! I believe our servers name was Sina and he could not have provided a better service on Valentine’s. It was a busy night and we had our 4 year old with us. He truly offered everything to accommodate a child. He was friendly, helpful and attentive. The best service we may have ever had. The food was delicious and we had a wonderful Valentine’s dinner.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing shrimp tacos!

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MC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience and excellent service as always although food was just ok.

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SS
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

VERY VERY disappointed with Ivy at the Shore! We have been here several times this being the very worst. Food was not what you would expect for the Ivy. For our 6 pm reservation, the Stone Crab claws were already sold out however the little card was still left in all of our menus. Service was glacially slow but due to the fact that our server was overwhelmed with several new tables at once. The Blackened Swordfish was bland and tasteless, even the Caesar salads were watery and limp. The other dishes we ordered were equally forgettable and overall we were so disappointed.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The menu has changed as of January 2019 and it is for the worse. I have been eating at the Ivy since 1988. It seems like they have new ownership. No glass of champagne at greeting, no scotch smoked salmon pizza, and alas - no return visits for me.

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AM
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible experience ! Service was outstanding and food was out of this world. Impeccable presentation loved loved loved everything. 🌸🌸🍃🌸🍃

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w
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful roses on all tables add natural beauty to an elegant yet casual interior. Fabulous mojito and melt in your mouth swordfish.

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BA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exquisite garden decor and delicious food always.
My favorite place to visit while in LA.

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant on Ocean Ave. Amazing seafood, great ambiance!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service has gone downhill here

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CB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The workers were very helpful in setting up a birthday luncheon that we threw there. It was a lovely setting for an afternoon celebration.

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J
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I noted it was my friend’s birthday on my Open Table reservation. No one brought my friend the Sparkler.

They’ve eliminated the welcome champagne, free cookies.
One bottle of water was $9.75 plus tax tip.

Food was good. Gorgeous place.

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D
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived around 9:45am on Sunday. The service was great. Their fresh squeezed juices are delicious. Menu has some classics and innovative items. Their scones are delicious. We had a fantastic experience. Can’t wait to return!

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OC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Love their brunch. Can't wait to go back.

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MW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch and the waiter and service staff were fantastic. It is unfortunate because the food is so awful. I couldn’t believe it. I had fried chicken and it was terrible and my husband had a pizza and it was mediocre. The prices were high for such terrible food. The location and ambiance of the restaurant is great. If they got a new chef it would be a 5 star experience.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I was embarrased by the service. My clients tasted the wine per recommendations and turned away two bottles after tasting. They ended up ordering two of the most expensive bottles of wine on menu. They loved that wine and drank it all. When the bill came it had all four bottles of wine on the bill. The waiter apologized for leaving the first bottle of wine on but said he had to leave the second bottle on. He never mentioned that after the second tasting. The waiter had to call the owner before taking it off the bill. This is wrong at multiple levels: 1) By even leaving the first bottle on the bill, he should have comped the something and 2) he should have said something adter the second tasting... and even 3) He should have know from the OWNERS what to do in that situation.

After all that, my client would not let me pay the bill! It sucked.

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D
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent spicy Bloody Mary! We had top notch service, attentive and gave helpful suggestions when asked. The food was wonderful, overall a very relaxing and enjoyable Sunday brunch!

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t
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio and enjoyed a delicious lunch on a a gorgeous day. All of the waitstaff were so friendly and professional. The presentation was beautiful and the food and drinks were exactly as we desired. We would love to go back next time we are in Los Angeles!

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JB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Must have new ownership, NOT the Ivy I always loved. Food is cheap fried garbage. Turned into a tourist trap.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband took me here for my birthday and it was a special night with amazing food and cocktails and a fun and festive atmosphere.

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KW
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My daughter had been here before for dinner and really liked it- so we tried dinner. The food did not disappoint. We had tuna tartare and calamari appetizers- both which were fabulous. Our entrees were all delicious too. We were seated outside and it was very dark and hard to see - the menu or even what was on your plate. Also our server was not very attentive so we were left waiting or unattended for long periods of time.

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PD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful restaurant. Roses throughout, just beautiful. Service is impeccable, attentive and friendly. The food has creative dishes and comfort dishes so everyone should be pleased. It was the right choice for our anniversary and I look forward to returning soon.

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NG
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Poor service. Bad food. Not sure what happened this time but I reported the issues to management and nobody seemed to care. I’ve eaten here plenty of times and never had this experience. Hopefully this is an anomaly.

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LH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Classy yet not stuffy, festive yet elegant. Food was delicious, well-portioned, and drinks delicious and not underpoured, if you know what I mean. And going for a stroll on the boardwalk or the pier afterwards is divine! Excellent location, friendly staff - top-notch in every way.

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D
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice dinner at this classic place for my wife's birthday.

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SP
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great but service was nothing to rave about almost seemed rude and never checked on us.

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D
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS great. My “go to” local restaurant. But.... sad they have decided to stop giving us the most amazing chocolate chip cookies ever as you leave. Hi

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location, delicious meals, wonderful experience!

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