The Ivy

4.7
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Californian
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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.7
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great everyone is nice! Service was fast and food was great.

KN
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall good experience, but extremely noisy with close spaces.

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waited over an hour even with a reservation.

B
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service4ambience5

Fantastic ambiance and atmosphere. Love the food and drinks but the portion sizes for the protein is so small and I felt violated when I got the check. They also give you one less side than they used to yet they charge more.

The waiter we had was a sales man not a waiter and a hard sell one at that. I didn’t like him or the vibe he threw off. IF I ever go back I would definitely stay away from this guy. I wish I remembered his name He talked my wife into a double and said it was more economical than two single drinks and yet it ended up costing more. A real jerk

If you want to spend a lot of money, get ripped off, go home hungry- but in a nice atmosphere- this is the place to go

BTW- the other server were very nice

CM
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service- excellent.
Cocktails- excellent.
Crab cakes- good but small and a bit too much “fried” taste. Also 3 of any item is awkward to split.
Lobster pasta- very good.
NY strip- not good. The steak was cooked med rare as requested but unseasoned, flavorless, and tough. The baked potato it came with was also plain and really unimpressive.

d
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Too crowded, loud, unfriendly. So bummed. We really look forward to this valentine lunch at the Ivy-being from out of town, very disappointing

LW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I drove in from Rancho Mission Viejo to meet a friend and dine with you. Have always loved your restaurant, however, the drive to and from gets more difficult -- UGH

CT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You're offered a free glass of champagne when you arrive, and I don't know why but it seems most people decline. Yes, I'll have a glass of champagne, thank you! The menu is pricey, and they impose a minimum of one entree per person, so don't go if you're looking for a deal. But if amazing food, great atmosphere, and 100% guaranteed good vibes is what you're looking for, then the price is worth it! Think of this as a mini vacation. I'm not the first one, but I highly reccomend the banana split, it's big enough to share with 4 people, has lots of fresh fruit with it, four kinds of ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream, so delicious! I had lobster ravioli, (which was very good btw) to keep it light and make room for dessert. I also recommend the cocktails. They're very expensive, but most have lots of fresh fruit in them, and it's just fun! Service is stellar. If you just go to have fun, or forget your week, you will!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great. As was the food. I loved it. I really just had a great time. I always wanted to go, and it lived up to what I thought it would be.

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a beautiful ambiance, complimentary champagne is a winner and food was awesome

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot my waiters name but very nice and made my birthday memorable.. thank you!

a
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

House wine $25
Side avocado 8.75
surly waiter
Parking $15
Total lunch with one breakfast item and one glass wine $165
It's not in Beverly Hills.

OT
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a lovely lunch but a little surprised at the $8.50 ice tea.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great. Can’t wait to go back

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous time! Simply the best staff, food, and drinks. I’ll be returning. A+++

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Annual girls’ weekend Ivy brunch. Prepare to be rushed out of there almost as soon as you are seated. The food is good, the atmosphere is beautiful; there’s chintz everywhere and you’ll be ok with it because it’s the iconic Ivy. Hard pass on the freebie cookies they give you as they hurriedly throw down your check. It’s a nice gesture and a tradition, but they’re basically cement slabs with chocolate chips in them.

BF
San Francisco
135 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our brunch at the Ivy...except the prices. This is not our first visit and we eat at gourmet and upscale restaurants all the time. We never mind high prices if we feel we got good value. Our $500/per person dinner at Quince in SF was worth every penny! But the Ivy is not worth $36 for French toast or $38 for eggs benedict! Service was wonderful, the food was delicious and the ambiance was lovely. But even the complimentary champagne, delicious scones and our "goodbye" cookies" were not enough to warrant the exorbitant prices at this restaurant. There are many other outstanding brunch choices at expensive but still more reasonable prices than this place.

GK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as usual!

EP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

This was really an awful experience. They did not have our reservation. They found it about 30 minutes later and we had to wait another 30 minutes for a table. I put in we were celebrating my boyfriend's promotion, and they didn't do anything about it. There were two dogs barking at the table next to us. We asked to speak with the manager and there was "no one on staff". For one of the nicest restaurants in la, this was an awful experience.

CA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, charming & excellent service! A perfect place to have brunch with friends. The food, drinks & ambiance are the right combination to visit with friends. So wish they served an afternoon tea!

CW
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Had to wait over 30 mins for table even though we had booked. They offer free fizz in the hallway/ reception area but it’s so packed with people and waiters coming through, it’s not a pleasant experience

MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, everything was incredible!! They made my daughters birthday so special!! Very pleased! Even though the place is way out of my everyday budget, it was well worth it.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was superb. Our waiter wasn’t that great but still our experience was amazing

AN
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

It was my first time at the Ivy and I was hosting a table of 6 women on my expense. I was visiting from Dubai. The service was terrible!!! Non existent actually. The waiter allowed us to WAY over order for the table of 6 ladies. Simply for the revenue!!! We didn’t even have enough space on the table to put the plates! And he still thought we should have ordered at least another main dish ??!! ... it was an excessively expensive lunch and complete waste of food. Shame
On your waiter

G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Awful service. Asked three times for a glass of water. Super noisy inside. Food was garbage and not worth the price. The outdoor patio and praline dessert are the only great things about this place. If you can’t get a table outside, not worth it.

JM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Superb food. Wonderful food. Well deserved reputation

LM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! Great ambiance, loved the champagne upon entrance. Service was impeccable!

AW
London
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice place for an informal but high quality meal. We went there for brunch and had a great time.

CB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic come here every time we visit from Australia

t
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Complementary Champagne upon arrival was an unexpected treat! Superb!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my fav restaurant in LA, we have to v

KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just darling, incredibly beautiful and delicious drinks, and fantastic service!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster pasta is sooooo good!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Makes me happy

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar, la comida muy rica y muy buena la atención.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food wasn’t as hot and fresh as it should be for the price.

RD
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice table on the patio with a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival. Great seafood dishes. Good gluten free knowledge but no gluten free bread which is a shame these days. Beautiful Key Lime Pie.

c
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy continues to be one of the most unique and special places to dine in all of LA. The food, as always, was delicious. We had the guacamole and tortillas and black truffle pizza for appetizers and the sea bass and spaghetti and lobster for lunch followed by cappuccinos. The service staff was very attentive and it once again was a very enjoyable lunch.

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous, well appointed ambiance, gentle lighting, attentive service and an absolutely creative, delicious meal.

AR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, portions really good and the flavor was delicious.
The environment was excellent, it’s a most