The food is phenomenal but the service is horrible. I didn’t give them a 5 for food because the drink (sangria) was very watered down.
Great experience sitting by the fireplace
Great service and staff, date left her purse, they came running to give it to her. Staff excellent as usual.
We had a terrible experience. Every dish we ate could have cooked better by us at home. I had chilli which looked like it has been cooked by someone in high school. My friend he undercooked pasta in a simple tomato sauce that cost over 30 bucks. The wrong vintage bottle of wine was given to us without comment. The prices are ridiculous considering the quality of the food. We would have honestly had a better meal in an In N Out Burger.
Do not waste your time or money going to this restaurant. You will pay 400 dollars for 4 people easily and you won’t know why. Yes it is pretty and the flowers are lovely but that is literally the only thing that is good.
So amazing!!! But be prepared for a pricy bill.
This place goes above and beyond in terms of creative a very LA, stylish look
The food was delicious. The service was also fabulous, we did enjoy our night.
Excellent, simply charming.
Perfect. Landmark for a reason.
One of my favorite restaurants when I visit LA.
Always a great experience
The food is always great. The girls who manage the bathrooms are
Honestly it was one of the best experiences I've ever had-and I work in fine dining! From the moment I walked in, I felt welcomed. I was greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne, which I think was a lovely touch. The food was excellent, though a bit pricey, but that was expected. Definitely would dine here again!
Ivy is an LA experience to enjoy. The staff is so attentive you feel like a celebrity yourself. The food is good but very expensive. Make this a special outing.
I absolutely loved the Ivey. I can not wait to dine there again. The atmosphere was so beautiful. Service was amazing. The food was delicious!
This is our 5th visit to the Ivy, from the East Coast. It is one of our favorite restaurants in LA. The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is usually wonderful. The flowers are gorgeous. This visit was an odd let- down. Maybe it was the fact that it was a Sunday night, but the waiters were inattentive, not refilling water, slow in replacing silverware after a course, serving us piecemeal (not all at once), and not being around when needed (order wine or desert). Also, I typically wear a jacket to dinner at such a nice place, and this night I was disappointed to see so many other guests in tee shirts and jeans. Maybe that is my issue, but if I am not comfortable, I will not go. It was a good meal, but not their finest hour. We will go again, but a repeat of this experience might make us look for alternatives. All that said, the Ivy is still my personal favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. And the food was delicious.
The food was extremely expensive, $34 for blueberry pancakes, and each person at the table has to order an entree' versus ordering a salad and a vegetable. I am vegan so I needed the food to fit my diet. Would not return there.
So disappointing!! Our food was expensive as expected but ordinary. NOTHING memorable. I had better salads at the “make it yourself” joint down the street. The waiter was rude and we will not return. Ambiance is adorable but not for $50 a plate.
The food and atmosphere are absolutely amazing. Our waiter on the other hang was not so amazing. He became angry and very verbal when we asked to move to another table. The table we were sitting at was in full sun on a 85 degree day when none of us were wearing sunscreen. I wish the waiter we had would have been more flexible and understanding.
Over priced. Three of us ordered lobster dishes and prices weren't on menu or told. It was pricey and we were hot sitting in a crammed booth. The food was good but not worth the money.
It was my first time here. I requested outdoor but it was not given to us tho we came on time. I spent my birthday here
We really loved the food, best Cobb salad ever!! We enjoyed excellent service, appreciated the French flair vintage vibe, and all of the fresh roses just added to the charm of the place. My only suggestion would be to allow diners with reservations first dibs at an outside table. We made reservations but were told we had to wait for an outside table when we observed many open outdoor tables. Will definitely eat here again.
Beautiful day to brunch on the patio. Starting with the champagne welcome all the way through omelettes and fresh toast with blood orange mimosas, the menu is varied and everything was delicious! The lovely gentlemen taking care of us were present and unobtrusive - great smiles!
We had the most amazing meal. Fabulous service and atmosphere. Love the Ivy. My all time favourite restaurant.
Old Hollywood landmark that you must experience once. It's very tightly spaced - but we're from NY and have experienced far worse. The waiters fly around very fast so despite the quaint look it's actually very hectic. It was a bit unclear which was our main server. I actually overheard one sarcastically say "I love my job" as he rushed past me in the complimentary Champagne bar. The price is expensive - probably because of the TWO dozen real roses on each table! So go for the ambiance! It's beautiful and quaint. But go prepared.
I love going to The Ivy as well as its sister location, Ivy At The Shore in Santa Monica. The Ivy in LA is a quaint restaurant sitting on Robertson. It has a lovely outside sitting area which is the preferred location on nice days. If you are seated inside, it is beautifully decorated including the most colorful roses you've ever seen. The wait staff is professional and attentive and the food is outstanding! One of my favorite is the lobster ravioli - mmm, out of this world! The crabcakes are also delicious as are the onion rings. Eat here - you won't regret it...your wallet may be crying, but it's worth it!
It is a nice place to relax and catch up with friends and family. The vibe and decorations of the place is excellent but when it comes to food there are way better place to go to and the price is a little too much for the taste of the food.
I liked my meal but did not love it, HOWEVER my cousin got the steak and I tried a bite and let me say it was INCREDIBLE! The drinks were amazing (I recommend the champagne sangria), and the cookies at the end of the night were DELICIOUS! The atmosphere is so adorable, I loved how each chair had different patterned pillows and the colorful lights hanging above made The Ivy chic and unique. I would definitely go back!!!
Perfect romantic Italian vibe atmosphere. Love this place. Food and service is okay. Go for a cocktail around 5 or 6 PM before dinner. Ivy gimlet and strawberry mojito are really good.
Was nice very small venue but great service just way too expensive for what you got nice to experience but not going to frequent
The server was not attentive which surprised me.
Good atmosphere with delicious comfort food.
all the charm you would expect. The food was fantastic. The service was very good. They were just busy and so waited a bit for a drink. We plan to go back next time in LA.
It was lovely but way overpriced. $34 for pancakes!
I really wish I could give The Ivy a good review. We have always thoroughly enjoyed our meals there, so it was a no brainer to have another dinner with them. I don't know if they changed chefs, but our meals were pretty bad.
We each had a piece of fish with mashed potatoes. The plates arrived with our fish selections, a giant blob of mashed potatoes (which were good), and a giant blob of mashed cauliflower (which was awful). So, picture a piece of fish on a plate alongside two giant white blobs of mush! Suffice to say, the presentation was extremely lacking.
Now for the food itself... I had Chilean sea bass (which is my absolute favorite fish). My initial reaction to the one they served was one of disappointment. It was a very thin piece of fish, and if you're a fan of this particular fish, you know that it's typically a thick, yet delicate, cut. Additionally, it was not only overcooked, but I wasn't even sure it was Chilean sea bass. It honestly tasted like something you would get at Long John Silvers (and I say that as someone who has never been there, so I might be insulting LJS by making this comparison). Anyway, I asked them if they wouldn't mind preparing another version, and to cook it differently. They very graciously accommodated me. Unfortunately, even though I told our server that the new one was much better, I was lying. It was awful. My friend's swordfish was better than my sea bass, but not something I would ever want to order.
Now, having said all of that, our Caesar salad and ahi tartare were both delicious. I would order those two items again in a heartbeat. Continuing on with the pros, we love the atmosphere, and the service was excellent. They thoughtfully pour a glass of champagne on your arrival (on the house), and say goodbye to you with complimentary cookies (which are yummy).
Sadly, the pros for us don't outweigh the cons. I think we've seen the last of The Ivy. :(
Wonderful ambiance! Delicious wine (and welcome champagne), delicious food and delicious dessert (incl the complimentary cookies). Excellent service! Our waiter was very polite and very attentive! (...it hurt my heart seeing some guests treat their waiters with no respect). It was the perfect location for us and our guests from the German government. We'll definitely be back! Thank you!!
Felt as though I was back in France! ♥️ minus the constant “is everything okay” every 10 minutes. Other than that, MARVELOUS!.... The food oh my god, I had the sea food spaghetti, complementary champagne, organic coffee. Everything was just divine, thank you!
Outstanding in every aspect from decor, to menu selection to service from Chris and sitting outside on the terrace on a perfect sunny Sunday afternoon.
$133 breakfast for two - pancakes and side of bacon, omelette and side of hash browns, one Orange Joyce, one black coffee and one cappuccino =$133. Fabulous atmosphere and great to sit outside but be prepared to pay for it! Fun to visit once but not regularly.