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About Ivy at the Shore

The Ivy’s tropical counterpart, Ivy at the Shore, offers the same delicious food plus icy island drinks, a 12-seat bamboo bar and beaut surfside view. Don’t miss the sunset over the Pacific with a Fresh Pineapple Daiquiri or two.

1535 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
Monday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch:
Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:15pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 393-3113

Website:
http://www.theivyrestaurants.com/

Catering:
Please contact us for more information.

Parking Details:
$8.00

Executive Chef:
Richard Irving

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
india@theivyrestaurants.com

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Cheers!! We’ll See You Here!

We will open at 8:00am and our last reservation is at 9:00pm. We will be serving our full menu as well as our daily specials.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Cheers!! We’ll See You Here!

We will open at 8:00am and our last reservation is at 10:30pm. We will be serving our full menu as well as our daily specials.

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Ivy at the Shore Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (53)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Good for a Date (42)
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Good for Birthdays (40)
People Watching (38)
Romantic (38)
Fun (33)
Great for Brunch (30)
Cozy (29)
Great for Lunch (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Waterfront (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Business Meals (23)
Scenic View (23)
Hot Spot (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Authentic (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Casual (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Healthy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Organic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Seasonal (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a good time.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

I've been dining at Ivy at the Shore for as long as it's been open! The consistency in service, good cheer, tastes and preparation can be counted on...no matter how many weeks or months transpire. From that first gratis glass of champagne to the festive and GENEROUS birthday celebration dessert, this is a great experience!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Great ambiance, good Sunday brunch menu with a large selection of drink options.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Always Excellent Food and beautiful atmosphere. Fish, Seafood, Meat, salads, and DESSERTS are divine !

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Visitando Santa Monica, nos recomendaron este excelente lugar, fuimos a cenar y que delicia, servicio genial ..... ampliamente recomendable

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Ivy at the Shore is a classic. Great place to take out of towners. We had lunch on the patio which was perfect for people watching on a beautiful day. Service was outstanding and the food was delicious. People should know it’s expensive, but it’s a nice treat. Who doesn’t like free chocolate cookies!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Perfect as always!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Everything was perfect - the roses, the champagne, the menu, the food, the service - all impeccable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Sunday brunch the only good things were the cocktails and the scones. The crab salad was mostly lettuce - no flavor, very little crab. The dressing was not a typical thousand island it was too spicy and loaded with garlic.
I sent it back and ordered the swordfish. It was chewy and without flavor.
I didn't eat it ....instead ordered another plate of scones. Very disappointing. Would not go back - it's the second time in a row that I have had a bad meal at the Ivy.
Something has happened? It used to always be good and dependable. Not anymore.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The complimentary champagne and cookies alone make it so much fun!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very loud and the food seems a bit overpriced but the service was phenomenal!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

such an overpriced, poorly plated, overly salted, underwhelmingly designed thanksgiving plate. a disappointment from an old fave. the usually friendly servers seemed anesthetized .

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 (London)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were rushed through thanksgiving dinner by over zealous bus boys, you practically have to hold your plate to keep it. The food was nice, the ambience pleasant, if a little loud and our waiter was very attentive.

However, for these prices I expect better service - $350 for 2 for a three course meal including a $65 wine. For example, you get cheap cutlery wrapped in a napkin, no explanation of what the food actually is when it arrives and the aggressive table clearing. This is not European level of service, it reminded me of Vegas, reasonable food with poor service and inflated prices.

Maybe it was just because it was a holiday.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I think because thanksgiving day
Food was not great as usual .

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Worst ever meal value. Instead of $100 should have been $50

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

A great place to celebrate a special occasion - overpriced for what you get...service excellent
wonderful ambiance

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Always a great experience, amazing food and super venue.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent. Every time I’m in Santa Monica I make sure to have dinner at Ivy at the Shore

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I loved this restaurant from the moment I walked in. There were roses everywhere! We were greeted warmly with the offer of complimentary champagne. Our servers were all very knowledgeable and friendly. We met friends and we could actually hear each other without a problem. The food was good, not great and it was expensive. I would definitely go back, not frequently because of the price, but for a special occasion or to impress out of town guests : )

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Comida “normal”, abrumadoramente CARO!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Celebrated our Anniversary with 9am Brunch on a Sat. Great table in Atrium - Service was very warming and friendly. Nice touch of free champagne from the Waiter. First time I ever had a whole lobster scramble. It was worth the cost !

Great fresh scones were offered as well. Delicious all around!

Thanks to staff for a great celebration experience.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Desayuno, casual de sabado. Los chilaquiles y las tostadas a la francesa muy buenos. El personal muy amable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Ivy at the Shore is a lovely restaurant, great service, food always good but it is ridiculously over-priced, with entrees costing $40+ and not THAT amazing. I took 4 people as a special occasion but it will be a long time before I go again, given that for 5 people the bill was $500.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We ordered the burratta & beet salad to start. Unfortunately, the burratta was bitter & "off". Our wonderful waiter offered us a substitute & removed it from our bill. The service is always extraordinary at the Ivy.
It's definitely gotten very pricey over the years. I will probably just visit for a very special date.
The Hot Fudge & Butterscotch sundae was divine.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Antoinette was a fabulous server. She was upbeat, accommodating and so attentive and friendly to our grandson.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love. Love. Love.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of my absolute favorites in La
Go almost every trip
Love everything about it!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner! So nice to be greeted with a glass of champagne! I'd go there again soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, People Watching
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service !!! Above and beyond.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Continue to appreciate this Ivy more and more over the one on Robertson which is filled with tourists and a few industry people - the Ivy at the Shore is less noisy, the service is great and the menu is always chock full of flavorful dishes

This store is far more comfortable then Robertson where tables are so close you feel like you involved in two conversations!

Try the chicken, fresh fish and Risoto plus the best Coconut Cake in town! I’m a local and this is my casual restaurant with The Sunset Tower my favorite for more formal nights with friends and clients.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Lovely service - Antonio was such a doll. Good food, good atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We love to come to Ivy to celebrate girlfriends birthdays! They do such a good job being attentive and we love the offer of champagne when you get there as well as the sparkler
for the desert! We always order the grilled vegetable salad with chicken or shrimp and
the brown bread is the best!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 7, 2017

What a great restaurant. The food was spectacular and the setting was great!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Organic, Vegan, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I could not have a decent conversation because of other people were talking very loud.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Classic L.A. dining. People who complain about this restaurant should stick to Dennys.

Tags: Comfort Food, Organic, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

One of the menus had food on it. The food was terrible and expensive.
The wine list outrageous. The ambiance was nice

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This was an adult Birthday celebration. Lunch was out of this world expensive. A Crab Salad for $32.95 was a lettuce mix topped with crab - not a salad. Similarly, other salads that were more expensive were lots of lettuces topped with shrimp or chicken. The problem for us and others is that it was impossible to visit because this restaurant is so noisy with no noise abatement measures. Bread was ordinary wheat. We left because we couldn't hear one another - very disappointing. We won't make this mistake again!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Heard that the restaurant was a luxury who's who with really great asthetics. The reception and customer service was top notch. The aesthetics could habe been better. I expected luxury, but things appeared to need upgrades (cheap chairs, rocky tables, bad floors, cheesy restroom). Food was great, but not exceptional for the prices. Seemed like any coastal cafe.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 29, 2017

very good, complimentary champagne. You will drop about $80.00 on breakfast for 2. Cocktails were good, staff excellent, food delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion
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