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Ivy at the Shore

4.7
2283 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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

We will be offering our full a la carte menu on Mother's Day. A credit card is required to book a table for brunch, lunch or dinner. A $40/person will be charged in the event of a no-show or cancellation. Cancellations must be made by Wednesday, May 5 by 12:00pm.

What 2283 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjuliec
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food consistently.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was recommended to us and we could not have been more pleased. We had a great table that had views of the pier and the sunset! The apps, dinner snd drinks were terrific- it’s MUST if in Santa Monica- it will not disappoint!

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shesheway
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful spot to enjoy a weekend lunch. Love to see all the bright colours. Nice menu selection for me the clean healthy eater, and my friend who prefers more decadent options. Servers were pro.

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vipUnknown
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent a salways. We did notice that after the Pandemic, their portion sizes have "shrunk"; e.g., small size of the Cajun Soft shell crab was rather petite!!

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ChrisA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I felt over priced for what you got

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and beautiful ambiance!

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Inthebusiness
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Fish and chips not the same. Sat us by a open door. Cold and staff going back and forth..

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Janet
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here for 30+ years, always consistent , my favorite place to dine in Santa Monica!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter

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DarienneO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have built out the back so there are a good amount of tables and they are spread out. Everything was delicious and delivered to the table incredibly fast. Its also such a cute place, think Golden Girls decor in the best way. Is definitely a splurge prices wise thoough.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing at the Ivy

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always!

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DavidS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy at the Shore is my favorite restaurant. The food is amazing, the drinks are off the hook, and the service is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The food used to be different! I’m sad :(

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vipLyndaR
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love the corn chowder

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy going back to fir a great meal 🥘

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food3service1ambience2

Waitor hardly came to give us the check and extra Parmesan and stuff

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vipLisaH
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely to sit in the outdoor dining in the back. They have done a great job setting it up with colored lights! They were so accommodating on seating. Friendly! Service and food were great!

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vipDavid
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ivy at the Shore is a great choice for both locals and people who are visiting LA. The food is great, the setting is beautiful, and it has a nice ambiance. The additional patio that is set up to accommodate more people during Covid is nice. We had some spectacular dishes, but one of them did arrive cold-- this problem was solved very quickly, and I think it was just a one-time issue. Overall, great food, setting, and service!

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FoodieSchmoodie
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been back in years and it was even better than I remembered. The al fresco dining is a welcome sincere effort at keeping the standards high. Food wax delicious and the service from the moment we entered, was exceptionally warm and friendly. I’ll be back sooner.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente todo!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was super mediocre

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THOMASB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antoinette was great at giving us good service. Food was the best I have had this year . . . or last.

Was a little cold, but we asked that the overhead heater be turned on.

Tom Bourke

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vipAllisonK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Everything was amazing

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vipExtremelyHappyPerson000
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant and its location. You are in the heart of santa monica so access to shopping before or after dinner. Staff is super friendly and attentive and good prices for delicious tasteful food. I highly recommend you visiting

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

I adore the ivy, but with the expanded parking lot area all the servers seemed rushed and overwhelmed. It was very loud and felt crowded and chaotic.

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vipTinaS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy is always delicious and never lets you down. Highly Recommend

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vipColonelScott
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivy At The Shore is the only place we go for lunch and dinner in Santa Monica. Two of us ordered three starters all excellent especially crab cakes then both had the lobster stuffed with crab along with several raspberry mojitos which meant call an uber
Staff is superb and has been for years. I much prefer this one then on Robertson which is just too cliche and because I don’t care who eats there

Parking is a cinch and it’s always a delightful meal

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StephanieT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambiance was lovely. The twinkle lights and heaters made the experience magical. The service was great!!!

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DavidS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy is my favorite restaurant. They have the best food and amazing service.

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vipKdine
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual the good was delicious and the service great.

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Meow
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I like the place but the most of food are too salty. Real foodies wouldn’t like it for sure. But I love the drink and vibe. Over price tho.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

First parking was a flat fee of 19.00 No street parking or
public parking immediately near.
The host was too busy talking to other tables to take care of people coming in to be seated.
Server wad nice but we had to ask for things that came before our lunch arrived... like bread.

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HarrietW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food and ambiance. We enjoyed the seating in the front glassed in terrace. Excellent holiday dinner.

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Hdavid70
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easter lunch

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vipqtkern
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

It was the worst experience Ive had there. Have been dining at Ivy at the Shore for over 20 years, have celebrated many Easters there also. Last Easter spent there was 2019, and it was superb. This year was a different story. Our server Brandon was the worst, we had to ask for silverware, drinks (they took for ever), plates etc. All the wonderful things we love to eat such as the coconut cake, Banana Daiquiris , were not there. They offer a strawberry Daiquiris were unable to make the drink because they didn't have a blender. A restaurant with a full bar and no blender. Our meals went to another table and the server not Brandon was walking around looking for our table after he had tried to deliver the food to another table. It was a mess. Only thing good was the beautiful roses and the colorful ties on the waiters. They need to shape up. Won't be going back for a long time.

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lizzyb
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, table and ambiance as usual.

This place is a gem and the staff is welcoming and lovely.

A must!

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JodyG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter. I love the ivy food is always delicious service is great.

FAQs

Ivy at the Shore does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Ivy at the Shore also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 393-3113.

Ivy at the Shore is rated 4.7 stars by 2283 OpenTable diners.

Ivy at the Shore does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://theivyrestaurants.com.

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.