The Ivy

4.7
3643 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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Alden Dr.
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Parking details
$10.00
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3643 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.8
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 20 hours ago

Pricey but good. Once in a life time.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

It was my girlfriend Kathleen’s birthday, & I took her & her wife to my favorite restaurant, The Ivy. I introduced them, to this restaurant a few years ago, & they now love it, almost as much as me. Almost.....💞
Everything was perfect, from the free Champagne, to our delicious dessert sampler! The flowers are a favorite of mine, as the restaurant is just covered with them!
We had a cozy corner, in the main dining room, that I requested.
The crab cakes were outstanding, as always. Two of us enjoyed the delicious tacos, and the other loved her sage ravioli.
It’s my FAVORITE restaurant!!!!
We all love the darling Indigo Seas, shop next door.
It was a perfect lunch!!!
Thank you,
Maureen 💞💞💞

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Pleasant from the time I stepped inside, very polite staff. This was a first time visit as was for my guest. I wasn’t expecting such an fantastic and comfortable experience. The food was exceptionally good as was the fresh beverages. I was seeking a lovely place as a birthday breakfast for my 21 year old nephew and his friends and thought, why not a nice breakfast at The Ivy! The floral beauty and ambiance, to the outside dining and music makes for a very pleasant dining experience even for an early morning breakfast.

Thank you for the lovely experience and send an extra thank you to your wonderful staff.


Cheers

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Perfect atmosphere. Loved it. Delicious food.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Pricey but delicious quality food

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food and presentation

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful meal and friendly atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

SO DELICIOUS. Lobster ravioli is a must

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Had not eaten at the Ivy on Robertson for a very long time. Used to love it when it opened years ago, but the food was just not very good and over priced as always. Did eat at the Ivy at the Shore about a year ago and the food was very good there.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Food portions were disappointing and not plated nicely - food appeared to be slopped on the plate-overpriced and environment is overrated!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was a beautiful morning. The breakfast menu is overpriced but a great experience!

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Old and dated - like the food. Absolutely mediocre

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

The place is beautiful but the food wasn’t what I was expecting, my boyfriend asked for a sea bass and wasn’t cooked well, they made him another one but he wasn’t hungry but the time they brought it back and I asked for a blossom zucchini and they were cold.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

My daughter and I had dined there several years ago and really enjoyed the food and the service. I was in Beverly Hills for a few days and made sure I returned for dinner.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Went for Fathers Day. Very comfortable setting with good food and great service. Great for people watching.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Service was slow. Asked 3 times to receive items we ordered. Food was average.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Way over rated. Prices were outrageous. And for a high end restaurant the food was so so. And they forced my business associate who wasn’t hungry to order an entry or two appetizers. I’ve never heard of that for a high end restaurant. Pretty poor.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Way too pricey for what youre getting.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great food and great service. The cobb salad I had was the best I have ever eaten. The staff were very friendly with a sense of humor. The outside tables were comfortable and the table was charming. Wasn't busy when I was there so it was quiet and you could have a nice conversation.

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1.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Have been to the Ivey many times and always enjoyed it. I do not drink so they’ve always offered me strawberry lemonade instead. On this occasion I was told they no longer gave that away that I could have all the champagne I wanted. I was offered the option to purchase a glass for $15.00 which I declined. I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and grilled chicken. The pasta came in a huge dish and the portion was so small I had to share the chicken with my wife. I also feel like the server tampered with our dish because about an hour later my wife and I both had to go to our room we were so sick. I was told to call the owner if I had a complaint which I tried but of course they are never available. We will never return.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great food, beautiful patio and fantastic service!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Impeccable service ! Beautiful ambiance ! Wonderful food ! Easy Valet parking! Roses, Roses EVERYWHERE !

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Maybe our most favorite restaurant in the world. Special place.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

This is always my happy place for special occasions. Your vodka gimlets are second to none.
Your menu needs to be worked on to bring it more up to date. It's very old fashioned and very, very expensive.
There should be more variey. I don't think the menu has changed for many, many years.
I still love the roses.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

I’m all for trying wonderful expensive restaurants, however $35 for eggs and bacon is quite ridiculous.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

This restaurant had an amazing crab salad. Great view and great for conversation.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Loved it! Absolutely perfect lunch!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Always a fun experience. Pricey but a great LA experience. Food and service are worth the price.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We sat inside and I really wanted to be seated outside but the wait was too long. The inside atmosphere was crowded and minimal bathrooms so there was always a line.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The service was excellent and the setting lovely. Tables are pretty crammed in there, so be prepared to get to know your neighbors! Overall, a nice experience at this well- known establishment. Quite pricey, but again, it’s all part of the experience!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Daughter’s bday

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

In a word... awesome!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Good food, great service: unbeatable

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2.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Poor food & overrated, far better places to go within the area.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Excellent as usual! Those enchiladas are fire!

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Overall, this experience was ok. We went bc this was our first time in LA and this restaurant is iconic. The food was fabulous but the service was poor. It was difficult to get his attention, he didn't pay attention to the fact that I do not eat seafood and all of his recommendations were around seafood (suggest better listening to the customers), and it was my sister's birthday which was noted 2+ weeks ago when I made the reservations. We were put in some back corner inside the restaurant where we couldn't see anything, and there was zero mention of it being her birthday, which was a milestone bday. I'm not looking for any free handouts, but considering we specifically came to this restaurant and the reservations was made specifically FOR a bday, seems like there should've been something mentioned. And as we're sitting there getting ready to review the desert menu, we see the celebration for another table so I"m assuming that's coming for her, and nothing at all. Again, ZERO MENTION. I was incredibly disappointed. Seemed like no respect for the customer who made the reservation considering the location and what was noted on the reservation, and then throughout the experience, the service was poor. I was disappointed but luckily the food was delicious so you will not be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Loved it. Had a long lunch while visiting LA.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The Ivy has become not just a place to go and see and be seen, but a place you are treated
with respect and service top notch. I Have gone to the Ivy for years now, and it just gets better
each year, no small task, I understand it takes lots of work from the kitchen to the parking
valet. Care is taken to make Ivy goers feel comfortable and welcomed.

I can only hope the owners of the restaurant will keep going as long as they can. The Ivy without
a doubt is not just a restaurant but it is semi- hidden gem for people to go and be made to feel
special in he company of friends or family.

In a short way the Ivy is a restaurant that is one of the top restaurants in Los Angeles with a standard that all restaurants World Wide should strive for, "Simply The Best".

Thank You,
Gary Jaussaud

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We were in LA for 5 days and this was my favorite restaurant we ate at.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The Ivy never fails. People watching for celebs is always an attraction but the service is always terrific and the ambiance the same. We always eat on the porch to enjoy the flowers. Casual enough if you choose although many people are in their evening clothes also.

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