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Ivy at the Shore

4.8
2594 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
To our Ivy family,

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

All the best!
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4.8
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Quintessential and timeless

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner

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vipRodO
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. Service is also excellent. Very friendly. Just a top dining establishment.

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DayneJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had the Thanksgiving meal. Crab cakes appetizer were pretty good. Main meal wasn’t very good. Turkey was very dry. Dressing was super over powering with sage. Sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts looked and tasted like they were cooked 3 days earlier.

The Ivy in general is good. But not our meal on Thanksgiving Day.

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vipSuzyQ
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy at the Shore is our favorite restaurant in Los Angeles!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Husband ordered the white truffle pasta special. When it arrived, it was pasta with butter sauce and little bits of white truffle in it. He sent it back because it literally had zero flavor. The second attempt arrived and it was still bland but he tolerated it. When the bill arrived - his “special” pasta dish was $135. Yes - his one flavorless dish was $135. Lesson of the day - ask the price of the “special” before you order. Buyer beware. This place has fallen off a cliff - it’s sad -

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Anonymous14
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice setting. Very attentive waiter . Delicious food!

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WWIII
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really special anniversary with the special candle

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Cooper
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall, a good place to eat. But I was disappointed this time. The wait staff seem like they were not trained and a bit lost. The service was disorderly. For example, I had to ask for the wine menu 4 times to get it. It may be a one time thing as they are probably having a tough time hiring people.

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Lucy
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I try to come to Ivy at the Shore foe my birthday every year. Always so nice!

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JessicaB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder place. We sat at the bar. The staff was incredible, the food was delicious

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vipJS01
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Also great for special occasions!

Food was great, just a bit high for simple things like a couple of eggs on a tortilla for $22 …? Ambiance is lovely. Coffee comes in big cups, and they are hand painted, but chipped! All the service ware is hand painted and quaint. Bits made from clay so it easily chips. But the the prices, they should consider retiring the chipped items and replacing them ASAP. There are so many gorgeous, colorful roses on each table. Service is outstanding.

The parking is $14 with a validation. It is rift on Ocean Avenue so I guess they don’t want beach goers and stilling visitors.

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DavidB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school service and charm with great food to boot

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CindyM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Everyone lunches were fair to good. The coffee was too weak and servers didn't refill our cups until I asked. We ordered all their desserts which were presented on a platter and that was magnificent! The ambiance is beautiful. Sit indoors. The high ceilings with windows and doors open make for safe dinning. Pricey for the quality of food, but worth going there for a celebration!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location! Wonderful service.

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vipJaneJ
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special place! Customer service and the food so good!! Wonderful ambiance!

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vipmrbill
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Need the artichoke back! Also the cauliflower side which used to come with it. The Pecan square was way over cooked.

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vipDiningMaven
Los Angeles
129 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, as always. I especially enjoyed the crab-stuffed Santa Barbara lobster.

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Sammyjo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal! The whole experience was perfect!

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HughD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure!

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vipOliveharv
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy is as good as it has always been for decades! I grew up eating there and it still is as incredible as it was day one! Adore this lovely restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

BEST FOOD AND VIBE

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SUIFONG
Puebla
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar y muy buena comida .

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EllenK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service & food were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and delicious … outstanding service.

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vipZeneater
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Still classic Ivy . The food was very good, not complex , simply really good. Great service . I was surprised we got a reservation say day on a Friday. They are doing a great job even after all these years

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StaceyS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s not the fault of the restaurant but there was a demonstration just across the street from the restaurant which made it hard to keep a business conversation

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vipSusan
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a friend for lunch to celebrate her recent birthday - we arrived before the restaurant got busy and had an opportunity to catch up. The service, food and ambience was great - we shared a group of small plates (starters) including the crab cakes, the scallops and the tuna tartar - truly wonderful and filling for two ladies! We were surprised by a special birthday cake and dramatic candle - fun and delicious too. Our waiter and assistant waiter were wonderful - attentive and customer-service focused. I enjoyed my experience at Ivy at the Shore - a perfect spot for a special lunch or for any other occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! I can’t wait to go back!!

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HarrietZ
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and delicious food
Upbeat with a fun vibe
Tip: it’s a big restaurant so when you need a spot on a Friday or Saturday last minute- it’s a good place to call.

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KWest
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot where food and drink are always delicious.

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SANDERS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. I celebrated my birthday brunch there.. Service Amazing. Food Amazing. From the fresh picked flowers to the plates. AMAZING

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Engagement family dinner

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Willy
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Sadly, the restaurant has lost its charm. While the ambiance is great, we felt rushed thru our meal with little warm reception from the staff. In fact, the staff started cleaning tables and stacking chairs right next to us….at 8:30pm.

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BarbaraF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special restaurant that makes you and your guests feel special. The food is terrific, too - everybody's favorites along with special dishes. Don't leave without a box of their homemade cookies!

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vipAvalon
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff beyond awesome, location terrific (with valet parking); we had a wonderful time. Started with the crab cakes (a MUST), I had the huevos rancheros (delicious), friends had shrimp tacos and raved about them. It's pricey but worth it, will definitely return.

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vipBeautifulView
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

My meal was misprepared twice. I asked for a steak, well done. It was still bloody and pink when it was brought to me. I asked the waiter if it could be cooked a little more to reflect what I asked for initially. The waiter was very kind. He apologized and said he would take it back. When the steak was brought back to me, it was completely burnt to the point I couldn’t even eat it. I told the waiter that I no longer wanted the steak and would take something else. He was very apologetic but could not do anything to accommodate the meal being made incorrectly. I frequently visit The Ivy on Robertson and always have an exceptional experience but this was my first time coming to the Santa Monica location. It was my 5 year anniversary so I wanted to try this location, since it was facing the pier. Unfortunately, I won’t be returning to or recommending this particular location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor patio, fantastic waiter, food was wonderful, amazing desserts!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Lovely place and great food and service!

FAQs

Ivy at the Shore does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Ivy at the Shore is rated 4.8 stars by 2594 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.