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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

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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

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (61)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Good for Birthdays (47)
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Good for a Date (45)
People Watching (44)
Romantic (40)
Great for Lunch (38)
Fun (34)
Great for Brunch (33)
Scenic View (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (32)
Waterfront (32)
Worth the Drive (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Cozy (29)
Business Meals (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Hot Spot (27)
Authentic (24)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Comfort Food (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Casual (16)
Bar Seating (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Healthy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 hours ago

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined 13 hours ago

Comida “normal”, abrumadoramente CARO!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Outstanding dinner at the Ivy, Santa Monica. The staff, food and ambience are world class and a real standout. HIGHLY recommend a visit!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, People Watching, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food very good. Our service was outstanding. I did think the food was WAY overpriced. The decor was nice.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great ambience, wonderful salads, good service
Fabulous lunch spot with ocean views from the terrace

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Love this place. Fresh roses every where in gorgeous pottery. Perfect decor. Love the menu. Very special.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Another fanatastic lunch at the IVY! The complimentary glass of champagne as you arrive! The lovely seating outside on the patio with fresh cut flowers on the table! We devoured the swordfish and asked to have it served with spinach and tomatoes..Wow...They served it with thick slices of prefectly ripe herloom tomatoes and the swordfish was perfectly cooked. Delicious. Love this place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

LOVED IT! Beautiful, the servers were great, and the food was perfect!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love the atmosphere! Complimentary champagne upon arrival was fabulous

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Whenever we are visiting our daughter in Los Angeles, we make it a point to have dinner at The Ivy at the Shore! Our favorite...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Love the free glass of champagne upon being greeted by the hostess. Found the pricing high and lacked options. I live in Aspen and Laguna Beach so very familiar with over pricing but this was the most ambishious I've ever seen. Food quality was average. It was on my bucket list, will not be returning. Love the Ivy on Robertson.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Wonderful Birthday! Small group. Lots of fun. Ivy Gimlet, Tuna Tartar and Lobster Salad--what else do you need? Oh yeah--Fireworks! :)

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Besides the beautiful roses all over the restaurant and on every table the Ivy was just ok. I think I was expecting something more exciting and less touristy. Way overpriced for what you are getting.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This place has a beautiful décor with great food. The prices are simply too high- $28 for an omlette or $11.00 for orange juice ? There are a dozen of good places within 4 blocks that have food at half the cost.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant! Everything about it is wonderful. Love the bouquets of roses on tables and the lemons and the complimentary champagne as you enter the restaurant. Best place to eat in Santa Monica

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

4 for dinner early Saturday night. Efficient check- in, with gratis champagne in hand ,we head to the table. Our server,, Antoinette. Remembered us from a visit 10 days ago. The wild cod was great, the crab salad and burrata w/ beet salads were good, the crab cakes had too little crab !
Red velvet cake always a 10.. We all really enjoy the vibe at Ivy at the Shore- really miss the ribs on the menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I used to come here a lot with my wife, so we decided to try it again for her birthday. It was disappointing for the most part. Overly crowded and mediocre food. Somehow this place has lost its luster over time. Okay for first-timers to Santa Monica, but otherwise it's a pass.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Romantic
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 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Sadly we did not enjoy The Ivy. Whilst there a few areas that were disappointing the primary concern was that our main meals came to the table before we had finished our starters with no offer to take them back to the kitchen. It was made clear that thus was because we had a late booking. If this is the case do not offer late bookings as I know there were several later bookings after ours. Clearly I would not recommend this restaurant

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great. Food. Great view. Easy

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

My favorite LA restaurant. We bring our children and grandchildren for brunch on Sundays and special holidays as well as dinner with friends. The best!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Spicy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always stop here when I'm in Santa Monica, friendly service and great food! Great place for people watching as well.

Tags: People Watching
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