Ivy at the Shore

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1957 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Californian


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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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3.9
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and the atmosphere lovely. A perfect place to meet my friends for lunch.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pros : Great delicious food. Fun decor. Excellent service and terrific drinks.
Cons: Hard, hard chairs. Much too hard if you have a bad back.

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had the best experience there. Aintonette is our favorite server and we ask for her every time we go. All the recommendations she offered us were fabulous and we truly look forward to the next time we go to the Ivy again.

FJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites spots to eat - each meal is prepared perfectly with attention to every detail. Their wait staff are phenomenal and seem to magically appear at the perfect time. They used to give to a small bag of cookies/treats when you left, so a bit disappointed that stopped.

SP
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice Thanksgiving dinner. A classy joint run by professionals.

RG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner. Delicious food

2
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The IVY’s kitchen is consistently talented, but they manage to do more with turkey dishes than most restaurants we’ve ever tried. This makes them a definite ‘must’ at holiday time.

OT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great but a cold day! Chilly open air!

L
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivy at the Shore is a classic. Great food, great service, great ambiance. It’s a win every time.

JM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Ivy at The Shore is consistently good. I never have a bad meal and the overall experience is always great.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Like an overpriced Olive Garden without the free salad. The food was very disappointing and tasted like something I could have made myself. My wife had the fish tacos which were barely average. I had a $36 dish of over-cooked fusilli covered in amazingly bland sauce. Even the pre-dinner bread was below average. This restaurant is one to avoid.

RW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What a dump. Avoid this place at all costs. The service was terrible, the food was terrible, the atmosphere was terrible. The guy at the check in desk was miserable. The overall experience was awful.

JM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere and food.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a better fine dining experience with our children. The service was wonderful, catered to our kiddos and also ensured we had a nice adult dinner. The Ivy is a long time favorite of mine and keeps getting better!

EC
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Server had too many tables so the wait between ordering our drinks and then ordering our food was way too long. Maybe 20 minutes. Other than that the Ivy always comes thru for a birthday or any type of celebration.

D
London
61 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat in Santa Monica. Consistent and worthy of its reputation.

S
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The husband and I each ordered the fritto misto. It was the equivalent of any you can get at any seaside restaurant (albeit a large portion). But the price was about twice what you would expect to pay at an ordinary place.
The tarte tatin that we shared for dessert, however was superb. I just wish the main course had been on the same level.
Very disappointing.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The portion was smaller then usual not fare 35$ for vegetable salad and that lees and smallest portion ever.

B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food and lovely staff. A contrast to some of the experiences we have had at newer restaurants.

TM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place for my wife's BD. Food is always great. Love the grilled veggie salad with chicken. And don't pass on the Ivy Gimlet!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and all the patrons. Amazing service as always.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lunch with friend

J
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service spectacular as always, but we had the worst table in the venue, likely because we changed the number in our party so many times. Unfortunately, where you sit makes a big difference in the overall impression. Nevertheless, I'm glad we ate there!

TA
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We were seated in the sun room which did not have any ambiance or cute decor. It was hot and just not a very fun experience- just like tourist seated in the worst section with the rest of the tourist. The restaurant was not full at all. Wouldn’t book there again.

A
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!

m
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday lunch

u
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is tasty and service is good but very expensive.

D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I took my daughter here for her bday 2 years ago and the service down to the complimentary cookies was top notch. It was my bday this time and the subtle touches like the cookies we expected from the IVY just wasn’t there. The hostess was cold too. The server did his best as my daughter was very ansy at the table. Charging $12 for a kids apple juice is a rip off!!!!!! Also the table next to us wished me a happy birthday but nothing from the restaurant. Like I said these subtle touches to make us come back again are gone. I still love the one in WeHo.

RF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was horrible.

PA
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Celebrated our Wedding Anniversary. Didn’t receive anything special for our special day not even an acknowledgement.

DF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. The service and atmosphere are both excellent.

m
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience at the Ivy. Our waiter, Rob, was incredibly helpful

h
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very disappointing experience. While the place was cute it was very noisy, food mediocre and service poor.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Ivy at the Shore. So friendly. So beautiful, so delicious- every time. 💓🌴🌸

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The hostess was super rude but everything else was good

h
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much better than the now tourist-trappy Ivy on Robertson, the cottage chic meets Key West-looking Ivy at the Shore maintains the quality these two California fresh restaurants established decades ago. Whether the fresh fruit daiquiris, myriad fresh fruit pulp Bellinis, iced tea served with a fresh sugar cane stirrer or an incredibly well-curated wine list, all thirsts are quenched...
And then there are the onion rings! As well as the famous grilled vegetable salad, the burrata that melts, the chèvre stuffed zucchini blossoms to start. There are fresh pastas, several ways to have your lobster and wickedly delicious enchiladas. You can get your protein from the grill, your fish blackened or sautéed and your chicken with tandoori spices.
For desert, the banana split is the decadent but childlike decision. Or just have a fresh mint tea and some cookies.
All served by the most charming waiters, who know how to be attentive and engage without being obtrusive. They also know how to light up a birthday, congratulatory meal or, well, almost any occasion.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

THE IVY USED TO SET THE STANDARD FOR. OUTSTANDING FOOD……..UNFORTUNATELY THAT NO LONGER EXISTS.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love our meals at this restaurant. Although a bit pricey, you do get ample portions of food, delicious meals and impeccable service. Never disappoints!!

A
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to The Ivy or Ivy at the Shore at least once a month and always have an amazing time, meal and the staff is always friendly and the drinks are great, food is consistently delicious. I would highly recommend either location for a special occasion or just to grab a bit for brunch, lunch or dinner! Enjoy

d
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!