Ivy at the Shore

4.6
1794 reviews
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The Ivy’s tropical counterpart Ivy at the Shore offers the same delicious food plus icy island drinks, a 12-seat bamboo bar and surfside view. Don’t miss the sunset over the Pacific with a pineapple daiquiri or two.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I'VE BEEN TO BOTH IVY LOCATIONS MANY TIMES OVER THE YEARS AND HAVE BEEN PLEASED TO BRING GUESTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. MY ONLY NEGATIVE OBSERVATION WAS THAT MY GUEST AND I COULD HARDLY READ THE MENUS AND WINES LIST ON SUNDAY EVENING SINCE IT WAS CAVE-LIKE IN THE LARGE DINING ROOM. THE TINY CANDLES HELPED SOMEWHAT BUT NOT VERY MUCH. I'M NOT ADVOCATING SEARCHLIGHTS BUT A FEW MORE LUMENS TO ASSIST THOSE WITH SOME VISION DIFFICULTIES.

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CM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We have been here a handful of times and have enjoyed it. The food this time was mediocre to say the least. So much so I doubt we will return.

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d
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently delicious food, perfectly made cocktails and smart, friendly service. Its a favorite!

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DR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Convenient location. Good food, good service. Fancy. But it was loud, and we were crowded. Not much space on the table for our food.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Uncomfortable seating, slow service, food quality has declined.

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DD
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is situated nicely across from the Santa Monica Pier which is great. There is Valet parking at $12 and up per hour. It was a busy Mother's Day with a lot of noise and activity. The food was not worth the price at all. The steak was dry, the pizza was singed on the bottom, the calamari was delicious though. Nothing to write home about. Would not recommend for a special holiday event.

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b
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love the Ivy! Not only are the decorations absolutely adorable and gorgeous, but the food, service, and fresh ocean air creates an unforgettable ambiance! The food is delectable, and its just the most adorable place. Not only that, but the dessert came with a sparkler, what more could you want from an perfect brunch?

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Rude hostess
Seated 30 minutes after our reservation time
Cramped table and kept being bumped by waiters
Poor service ruined our anniversary

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PF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

After 20 years of dining at Ivy it’s so disappointing to experience the decline in quality and quantity of the food. The prices have always been high relative to the competition. But they were somewhat justified with the amazing quality and ample quantity of food. Not anymore. Bland unseasoned dishes with a dramatic decrease in size.
Please new owners listen to ur long term customers: go back to what gave you your sterling reputation among locals. Large portions of great food or you will soon be out of business.

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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautifully decorated restaurant with delicious food. Portions were adequate, but not enough to take home leftovers. OK service, but not especially personal or attentive. We felt rushed, which is a shame since we had indicated we were visiting from out of town for our daughter’s college graduation. Very overpriced for what you get—can’t eat scenery!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun Mother’s Day brunch! Noise level was crazy tho!

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MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Was very disappointed in the service this time. The hostess was curt and grumpy and the waiter was not attentive and forgetful. It was also birthday celebration and they did not acknowledge it.

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N
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and food was delicious. The dessert was not great. The staff is attentive and welcoming. I would eat here again and recommend to others.

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RC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

everything is good as usual with one exception - they gave us the check without asking, basically telling us its time to leave so they can get their next customers seated, and there are people who were seated before us and still there by the time we were handled the check - looks like we were treated "differently".

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K
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is adorable, in a great spot with absolutely delicious food and wonderful service. You can’t ask for anything else.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

La hostess fue terrible

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The service, food, and atmosphere was perfect. I would recommend the grilled veggie salad with lime chicken and the spaghetti seafood. Delicious margaritas as well!

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LW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing server - antionette made our night a delight!

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KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner that included our two small children. Service was outstanding! Food was delicious. We hope to visit again soon!

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RF
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites!

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BL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Menu has changed which is unfortunate. Many of the items which were so popular are now no longer offered. This is one of my favorite restaurants, but is becoming harder to find the things i really enjoy. Hopefully, this is just a seasonal issue and we'll see the previous menu come back in summer.

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For years this has always been my go to for large family get togethers. The staff ,food and atmosphere are always outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at the Ivy wonderful. The waiter was very pleasant & patient.After all, our dinning experience at the Ivy is always excellent.However, we did miss the complimentary champagne is no longer offered and the birthday surprise which was a little different than expected.

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S
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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HN
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to have lunch -- and the smoked salmon "pizza" appetizer is in a class by itself.

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CC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Service need to be improved ! bus boys are kind of rude。

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Guadalajara
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy buena cocina y servicio excelente

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B
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bery nice environment, the best thing we have found in santa monica.

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JC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. We go every time we are in California.

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JG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4-21-19 Easter

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch perfect spot, patient with kids, coffee incredible, food so good and large portions.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch. Love this place. Missed the complimentary champagne in the lobby as tradition. Cash for valet. Just makes life a little harder.

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LH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The crab in the crab benedict was full of shells. The fish was somewhat dry and the chips limp in the fish and chips. The appetizers and the dessert were fantastic, though. Our server was great.

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g
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Noisy and overpriced-but lovely surroundings.

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JG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ivy at the Shore really never disappoints. This was our first time there for brunch, and the menu was solid but not spectacular. The french toast was very good; the omelette was a little runny, so order yours "well-done" if you don't like that. The thin-sliced bacon was superb, as was the green juice and the fresh tangerine juice. I do wish there were more choices in fancy coffees. The service was wonderful and attentive. With tips and valet, it was around $140 for two people, which is steep for breakfast -- but it's a nice atmosphere and enjoyable enough to do every now and then.

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RJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful

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D
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I felt like we were being rushed. Rushed to order, rushed to pay, rushed in general.

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TF
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful food and service... same room for desert . The red velvet cake was unbelievable!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, soft shell crab perfectly cooked. Grilled veggie salad and blood orange margarita yum!

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