Ivy at the Shore

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2020 Reviews
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$50 and over
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To our Santa Monica family,

As you may have heard, table service at our city's restaurants has been suspended until 31 March.

Ivy at the Shore is as committed as ever to providing our community with food and wine during this trying time, so we will be extending our delivery and pick-up services.

Please call the restaurant on 310-393-3113 to place an order.

With love from us to you!

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What 2020 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DD
29 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at The Ivy. We had swordfish and crabcakes and they were both wonderful. Service was excellent.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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MP
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday lunch with my family!! Highly recommended!!

ST
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were absolutely incredible as usual. Perfect for our afternoon girls luncheon

SG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ivy is a piece of history that makes you feel like you stepped back in time to the Elite Of old Hollywood

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing service and food! I always enjoyed this restaurant in the past and was very disappointed with this meal.

JG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Dependably excellent food as always, but this was my first Sunday lunch visit, and it unfortunately could have been better. The service was somewhat slow and inattentive, and the noise level was higher than I'd like. Normally, the great service, lovely decor and good location make paying the premium on the food worth it. But without the benefits of service and ambiance, it just feels like it's not worth it. I'll definitely be back here again and again for quieter times, but I'm going to likely avoid weekend times so that I can enjoy this restaurant at its very best.

S
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is excellent; however, somewhat overpriced. Noise level is very high, but it makes for a fun atmosphere. Service is just adequate.

HR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience1

I made a reservation and it was confirmed. When I went to check in with the host, he was immediately put off and said he had no reservation for me. I showed him the opentable verification which he didn't even glance at and said it didn't matter, he could seat me anyway. He didn't' seem to care in the least of the communication failure between the restaurant and Open Table. I was seated outside on the patio and waited for my friend who I was dining with. After about 5-10 minutes, my friend showed up, however she had already been seated inside and was waiting for me! There was no apology from the host--even though he saw me being moved to the table where my friend had been seated. All the other service people we encountered were stellar including our waitress whose name I didn't get. She was a very short blond woman. The host was a tall white guy with dark hair. I ordered grilled salmon which came totally overcooked. We shared a salad of buratta and beets which was excellent. I've been dining for years at this Ivy location. From this experience I wouldn't return and wouldn't recommend it to my friends. Too bad--it was a gem.

ME
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was very mediocre and for the price it was no better than 2 out of 5, I’m not going back blossoms calamari and fried chicken over fried and batter sucked

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

reunion with a dear friend

OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food, but very noisy. Sometimes difficult to hear the conversation

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

I love this place. I just had a very absent (not rude) server. The place is too expensive to justify that. I will return someday and request not to have him again.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Lunch! Waiter was excellent- Santa Monica was a little different than Beverly Hills but we had fun!

TC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The only 5 star is the ambiance, but the food, service, value and other intangibles just aren’t worth it. The food and drinks are way too expensive.

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience4

Waited 1 hour for our table

JO
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Family Valentines dinner for 4 at 8pm. As we arrived there was a line out the door— just to check in. Once in the door - it was wall to wall people- those waiting to check in, those who had checked in but just crammed in around the hostess stand, those crammed in the tiny bar area trying frantically to get a cocktail. It was sheer chaos. We finally sat at 9- had a lovely table . This isn’t their first rodeo- but boy did someone ever get that wrong. No apologies, no complimentary champagne anymore- which would have been a nice touch since the bartenders were so busy you couldn’t get a drink while waiting.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service5ambience1

They overbooked in the worst way. Crammed extra tables together and had a line 20 deep just to check in. It was hot, loud, way too crowded and stressful. Not a nice way to spend Valentine’s Day. Should have poured a glass of champagne for their cranky customers.

TJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Had a reservation on Valentine's Day - got there and was told they had no idea when we could be seated - that there were "15 reservations" ahead of us! Waited and waited - clearly the restaurant overbooked! Many of the customers waiting were not pleased either - made for a miserable experience!

FS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Last time we were here, about a year ago, we felt the food was mediocre and the prices exorbitan