The Ivy

4.6
3885 reviews
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$50 and over
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Californian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • People Watching
An LA landmark since its opening in 1983, The Ivy is the place to go for a great time in the City of Angels. From its star-studded crowd, to its jamming music, friendly wait-staff, killer cocktails and unbeatable food, this cozy, hip, neighborhood restaurant exemplifies the easy glamour and charm that California is all about.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
**Indoor and Terrace seating is available. Preference is dependent on availability and cannot be guaranteed.
**We do not allow outside wine to be served at The Ivy. Corkage service is available at The Ivy at the Shore.
**We kindly require a minimum of one main course or two starters per person for table service. No dessert reservations, Thank you.
**We started as a bakery in 1977 and remain proud of our cakes to this day. For this reason, we ask that any desserts you consume at the restaurant, whether for a festive occasion or otherwise, be purchased from us solely. Please contact our bakery Dolce Isola at 310-776-7070.

Breakfast:
Monday -Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday - 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




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Phone number
(310) 274-8303
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Irving
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Private party facilities
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Private party contact
india@theivyrestaurants.com : (310) 278-2908 ext. 120
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Catering
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Cross street
Alden Dr.
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Parking details
$10.00
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3885 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 2 days ago

The service was bad the table was bad and took for ever couldn’t wait to leave

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Overpriced. Food is good, but not outstanding. Service is ok, not great. You pay for the gorgeous flowers, and complimentary glass of champagne while waiting for your table. Restaurant mandatorily required every guest ordered either 1 entree, or 2 starters. American portions are 1.7 times the size we require at restaurants. Half of us ended up throwing out more than 1/2 our food because they made us over-order which I find arrogant & insulting.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

So amazing. Don’t miss out!

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The Ivy is always a favorite for ambiance. The food was terrible this time, as was the service. And there are very few plant based options. I would love to see them add some attention here, perhaps serve Impossible Burger or other dishes that would be a real draw for guests.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

WE LOVED EVERYMINUTE OF OUR VISIT. THE IVY IS PERFECT. THE FLOWERS WERE INCREDIBLE.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The place is beautiful, it’s all champagne and flowers. The food was great, I recommend the lobster pasta. However the service is slow and arrogant.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful setting enjoyed celebrating my birthday here! Beautiful ambiance and lovely table setting.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Over priced, over cooked food.
Maybe good to maybe spot a celeb for some,
But if service and good food is what you’re after, spend your money elsewhere.
Disgrace

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Our Waiter took over 10mins to greet us and during our whole dining experience he kept walking by us at least 10times and only once after our meal he asked if he were ok! The sea bass is awful no flavor the cost of these dishes are not worth it yet alone the service! I wanted dessert and he took forever to check on us that I just wanted to leave! If your not a celebrity don’t both coming here because they will straight up ignore you! Only thing I truly liked was the ambiance of the restaurant

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Anniversary

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I booked this well in advance for a honeymoon dinner, and was everything I expected it to be, first warm welcome from staff and a glass of champagne, 2nd got lovely table for two outside, 3rd our waiter who unfortunately his name escapes me, was lovely, nothing was a bother for him and recommended some nice mains and desserts, took photos and kept asking are you enjoying the experience. 4th the dessert was just to die for, the banana split just awesome...

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2018

We wanted to move tables and it was no problem. Great staff, great food, and an all around awesome place. It’s always been my favorite restaurant when I visit California.

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2018

Great experience! Staff very attentive..
Food delicious!

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4.0Dined on August 13, 2018

Service was excellent, waiters attentive to all our needs even though they were very busy. Free champagne on arrival. The food was excellent, very good portion size. Would definitely recommend and will go again next time we are in LA.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2018

It is a beautiful place with a good service. Everything on time , with a smile. I recommend this place and will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2018

Very nice place and fantastic food I will come back

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2.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Don’t go there. It went bad. Way overpriced.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2018

I try to come here one every time in I'm LA. I love the food and ambience. This time i tried coming in for Sunday brunch. I have to say I expected more!

I was seated inside for the first time. The place was too noisy and service was slow. I also expected more brunch options.

I rather stick to weekday lunches here instead.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Had a great time and highly recommend. In a very fun area. Staff was friendly and nice.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Anniversaire mariage

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Really a nice place, oasis of European influences. Service was good although I had to ask for my wine 2x before getting it.
The patio and front restaurant are especially cosy, the back part of the restaurant is lit too bright, too compared to the front.

All in all a super nice experience and well worth the visit!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Reliably excellent , never disappointed. I consider myself a regular now and am recognized

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Completely overpriced. Tourist trap. Avoid. Service not good. Snobby air about them or maybe even unfriendly and or not welcoming.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2018

The food was excellent with friendly service. The atmosphere is elegant with different colors of roses gives the relaxing feeling of being in the middle of a rose garden with a free glass of champagne.

It is a bit pricey but the pasta with lobster and seafood dishes are very tasty with an excellent sauce. The swordfish with Cajun spice was very moist and very good too. Oh, and the banana split is a big desert with different types of gelato, fresh fruits, chocolate and caramel, it was sooooo yummy.

Will come back again for other dishes.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Lovely as always!! From the welcome glass of champagne to the yummy bag of cookies, the Ivy never fails💐.. Delicious food,a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere, delightfully attentive wait staff, and absolutely gorgeous decor make for a memorable and fun restaurant option for lunch or dinner! Cheers 🥂

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Ambience was great! Food was excellent and highly recommend The Ivy!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Best service ever!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Was a good experience too much food and prices were high!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

This lunch was exceptional from beginning to end. We had it all, complimentary champagne, great drinks, outstanding wine and expresso with Baileys on ice to top it off. Appetizers were the bomb especially the crab cakes. Entrees exceptional, the fresh sea bass was great, swordfish tacos & lobster linguini all great. Then we shared the banana split. What a nice time we had sharing this occasion. We all enjoyed ourselves and will be back again.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Yay! What a great fun lunch! Love it! The ivy is so fun.

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3.0Dined on August 9, 2018

The lobster here (especially the lobster pasta) and cookies here and amazing, plus it is super cute but service and other food I’ve had isn’t really worth it. So if you go, go for the lobster it will not dissapoint

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1.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Horrible seating and dining experience. Rude waiters and crazy experience

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

This was my first time at The Ivy because I always thought the food would be secondary to people-watching, which is not my thing. It was very crowded for lunch on a Thursday afternoon, probably because it's the height of the tourist season so the noise level was "energetic". Valet parking was $10.00 but very accessible and necessary at this venue. Although we had to wait about 15 minutes for our table, complimentary champagne was served in the little anteroom, which definitely made the wait more agreeable. There is an interesting cocktail list and a reasonably priced wine list. We started with a caesar salad which was good and they do include whole anchovies without having to request them. We had the cold seafood platter for 2, which was spectacular. The shrimp was huge and perfectly cooked, the oysters were fresh with great sauces, the two lobster halves were prepared so the lobster was easy to remove from the shells and the poke added a nice touch. There was plenty - no skimping here. We had cappuccino and split the red velvet cake for dessert. A great lunch and, despite the crowd, we never felt rushed. The service was great. Will definitely return. A perfect afternoon.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

it was just weekday brunch time.
when i went there at 1pm, it was overcrowded and i was guided to sit inside.
i wanted to sit outside since i loved the ambiance of outside of the restaurant.

anyhow, the food was fair, good. and the price was high. but the portion was good too. so it's not bad.
but the service was kind of bad, since they were super busy.
i asked to give us the spoons 3 times, but he never gave to me. we had a big portion of risotto with butter spoon.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Low quality service but ambient and food very good

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Just love The Ivy.
The mean features something for everyone.
The portions are generous.
The ambiance is fun and festive.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Beautiful atmosphere, food, and customer service was top-notch. Champagne upon arrival was a nice touch. I got the seafood pasta and it was fresh and tasty with a fresh tomato sauce. Desserts were good as well, with the coconut cake stealing the show!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Excellent 5 Star I go every time i’m In Los Angeles

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Excellent outstanding experience all around for my lady’s birthday with her parents as well!!

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