The Ivy

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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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CHEERS!!! WE'LL SEE YOU HERE. Dinner -- $110 -- Includes, A Glass of French Champagne, Starter, Main Course with Sides & Dessert. (Gratuity & Tax Not Included)

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience2

I ordered the menu at the recommendation of the waiter. My husband and I visited together and asked if the menu was suitable for them to eat. The waiter said it was enough for two women to eat. The amount of lobster pasta, wagyu steak and risotto was huge and besides pasta, the taste was too greasy. Wagyu steak was too greasy for the scaffold, so I had two points and left everything behind. I was surprised to see the receipt. The total came to $670. The old waiter joked that we were young and tourists. It feels like I've been robbed. It was the worst lunch in the world.

l
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I get the place is a go-to for a few of the tourists that is visiting the city. Yet, the waiters keep getting things wrong. The servers brought wrong drinks/food twice and got confused with table arrangement while we were dining. The waiter didn't get me any option of sitting outside. There were plenty of open tables inside, yet the waiter won't let me sitting in at my reservation time, until my friend got here.
The food is average, not amazing or mind-blowing, but more so average. The inside French decoration is, well, if you are here for this, then, you will get a pretty IG photo.

G
Phoenix
76 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we are in Beverly Hills, we ALWAYS go to the Ivy. The roses around the restaurant are awesome and so beautiful. The food is varied and delicious whether breakfast or lunch. And to receive a free glass of Champagne upon arrival and a cookie upon leaving is just an added touch. Great time always!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It doesn’t get better! Beautiful place and experience- every time!

S
Ottawa
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants

MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ivy had great food! We ordered the steak and eggs and the lobster omelet dish along with a strawberry and mango mojito. Service was incredible and the food was awesome!

DC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Mal servicio, venía con mi esposa y 2 hijos, e insitieron sentarnos en una mesa con mucho sol, cuando el restaurante estaba medio vacío. Solicitamos una mesa adicional y nos argumentaron que estaba reservada para grupos de 5 personas, cuando eramos 4 nosotros. Se portaron muy groseros y preferimos irnos del lugar.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, we love it.

J
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server brought us a complimentary glass of champagne when we arrived, and they gave us a delicious cookie as we left. The ambiance is dreamy, and the heat lamps made it pleasant even on a chilly night. I highly recommend.

RW
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was perfect, highly recommend it to everyone.
Staff are very friendly and the ambiance is amazing.

RL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a nice, quiet anniversary dinner there tonight. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Complimentary champagne was nice touch.

V
Los Angeles
294 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

When coming to the Ivy it’s always a hit or miss. The food this time was underwhelming and the service was lacking some polish. It’s always packed with a beautiful setting and certainly some laughs when you do some people watching.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Loved everything. The plates are served generously

JE
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my new favorite restaurants in L.A.! Great ambiance. Will definitely visit again.

KZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It is lovely to have breakfast at The Ivy.
The ambiance is wonderful and the roses everywhere are gorgeous and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
The food however could stand some improvement.
The breakfast hash browns my friend ordered were very greasy and she wasn’t able to eat them and the poached eggs were a bit underdone.
Otherwise I love The Ivy for everything else it is from the fabulous cushions all over the place to the pink-shirted waiters who are all very nice!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente todo, 100% recomendado.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cumpleaños

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since the ambiance was so nice I didn't think the food was going to be good but the waiter was so attentive and gave perfect suggestions for healthy eating and vegan choices.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant of all time! So gorgeous. This lunch was especially fun!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank goodness

MW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Birthday lunch for 3 at 2:30 pm. Overall good experience. Quite pricy for fairly simple food. Great service. Carne Asada plate was great. Shrimp tacos just ok. Grilled lime chicken/rice was dry. Guacamole and fresh corn tortillas were delicious as well as the 3 flavors of sorbet. We had a glass of chardonnay, champagne spritzer and ice tea. Total bill including tip was $280. We sat outside on patio. Great service never rushed. We sat next to rapper, Ja Rule. Hollywood tour buses stopped to acknowledge and speak to him on megaphone. It was a fun, expensive lunch!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Horrible horrible horrible. Staff not a second professional, food less than average, prices- as if it was a Michelin-starred restaurant. Went there because of a friend (tourist in town) and it couldn’t be worse, honestly

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time for my birthday brunch with my best friend. I wasn’t expected for special birthday cake from the restaurant. It was so surprising and I love it . Also I love the cookie at the end

B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Music was overwhelmingly loud but staff turned down the volume after we complained

C
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat, with amazing service.
Beautiful place !!

F
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This has turned into a real tourist destination. They were overbooked and we were seated 30 minutes late and inside not on the patio as requested. The food is OK but not what it used to be. It is very pricey for what you receive. Waiter couldn’t have been more disinterested in our table. I’ve lived in LA more whole life and used to go here often for business lunches. I won’t be going again unfortunately.

CV
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for nice food...
i have eat some pasta with lobster... It was very good

LV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! One of the best restaurant in the world!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails!
Great hospitality and ambiance.

D
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After many years of wanting to come here I finally made it! Everything was perfect! Food, service and the decor couldn’t have been better. I will return!

FL
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with my family. We enjoyed everything, especially the ability to have pleasant conversations without distractions. All this and delicious food!

e
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my happy place. From the complimentary glass of champagne upon entry, to the cozy patio space, everything about this place is great.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience3

We loved to go to the Ivy. But that time we ordered 2 grilled vegetable salads (one with shrimps) and tuna tartar. After that we were planning to order a dessert. The waitress said we must to order one more appetizer and at least one main course, it's a policy of Ivy. We were shocking!

H
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A rustic, shabby chic dream of a restaurant. Great service and food. Fabulous people watching.

BE
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all around

TM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very expensive for what you get. There were 4 of us, and all just had 1 main meal each and 2 drinks each and the account was $398.00

R
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

While I'd recommend The Ivy to a friend for the food. The service was subpar at best. I waited tables for years in my early 20's and the service and attitude of the waiter was extremely weak. They need people with more personality and attention to detail. I shouldn't have to ask for a refill of my Ice tea or water. That's restaurant 101.

LA
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all around. Loved it second time I will return.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

I love the food, the drinks and atmosphere. I had said before said I will be back regardless of the waiters (all)being rude. I thought it was an Isolated incident but no I had the same experience