The Ivy

4.7
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5176 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for any occasion beautiful

T
Los Angeles
125 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Superior service, gorgeous roses and fantastic food. I love the branzino. Great cocktails too... and I love the glass of champagne when you check in! The cookies are amazing. Love this place.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food! Our waiter was funny and helpful.

ME
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Ivy after bridal dress shopping and it was very special for the bride and all of us.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in from Texas and Enjoyed celebrating my 50th Birthday at The Ivy! Thank you!

y
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I have been coming here for years - we came the other night (it was very quiet for the Ivy, probably because it was cold out) and the most disappointing thing was from the moment we ordered our entrees, it took less than 5 minutes for the food to come out. As if it was already all cooked.

R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great ambiance and amazing food.

BH
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We were frequent patrons of Ivy at the Shore and Ivy. We stopped going when the Ivy overbooked one night and did not honor our reservation. But a few years went by and we wanted to celebrate our anniversary at the Ivy. After being seated outside we sat over 20 minutes with no one coming to us. We moved inside because it started getting chilly, and waited another 15 minutes with no one coming to wait on us. My husband asked the maitre d' to send someone over. The waiter came and abruptly asked "What do you want to order?" We were surprised at how rude he was. But we ordered and tried to salvage our celebration. The food came and the fried chicken was very dry. We did not send back because at this point, we really wanted to finish up and leave. The only saving grace was that a dessert plate with sparkler came for our dessert. The red velvet cake had no taste. The food at the restaurant is really over-priced and not that great. The service was terrible. The restaurant was not busy and there was no reason for such. We will not be back and we will not recommend.

BG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Wonderful service. Perfect ambience.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive for the food they serve but excellent service and food was Great !!!!!

JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

just too cramped and too loud - felt rushed thru the meal

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible service and top quality food. I cannot wait to be back! The staff went above and beyond for my birthday celebration. Thank you so much for the wonderful brunch dining experience!

MH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was for a belated birthday Dinner, sat on the patio, very relaxed and semi intimate setting, great all around, very nice evening.

N
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Service!
Enjoyed the Welcome Drink while waiting for our table (about 10 min).
The black truffle pasta was amazing.
Will be back for sure

OT
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

p
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice food and service, location too cheap with too many lights

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Waiter was cold and not very friendly. Only to the male until we said we were finished eating

c
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Place in LA!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just so relaxing and wonderful

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Mala actitud de su mesero

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CK
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The was delicious - not a great value but the atmosphere and decor makes up for that. What’s not acceptable were distracted servers that seems to truly not care about the service level provided.

HH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The Ivy is extremely overpriced for the quality of food. Everything we ordered was fried and had the same bland taste. Plus there are TMZ buses coming by every 15 minutes hoping to spot celebrities. There are so many better places in LA to eat without the overly hyped setting.

LJ
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I lived in LA the Ivy was my go to place. It provides a beautiful environment. Great food and wonderful service. I was in LA for 4 days and ate their twice. It is consistently wonderful. One of my favorites in the country

h
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

New Year meal. We booked a set menu with champagne and a choice of 3 courses but when we arrived at the restaurant this menu had been scrapped. We ate from the a la carte menu and the food was rushed at us with no rest between courses. The portions were huge and not well presented at all. The service was very poor and this was a very late booking, 9.45 pm. Then we were rushed out with an early presentation of the bill.
I have been to quite a few Ivy restaurants around the world and I was most disappointed by the whole experience.

AS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very expensive but well deserved dinner. They have large portions so do not order with an empty stomach! Food is great, and service too.

g
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from all members of the restaurant.
I will return

EB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a fun place to visit and watch fun people in Los Angeles. That said, shorly after being seated , a guest with a pet dog was seated adjacent to us..with the pet right next to us. The guest was feeding their pet right from the table. We were not asked if we minded having an animal at our table area (it was a bench seat) At nearly $200 for a 3 person lunch, one should not have to anticipate this. At the end , I mentioned it to the waiter (which is uncomfortable as a guest) and he ignores it. The people watching and ambiance was fun. Just dont expect it to be a 5-star experience.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday
It was great

M
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely til a very loud party of 10 was seated right beside us.
Had to leave because we couldn't hear each other.
Fortunately we were almost finished eating.

LH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the experience here each time. And the food is amazing. Everything is get tastes like it’s bursting with flavor, yum!

N
Manchester
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Felt a bit rushed, and service a bit hit and miss with several servers trying to look after customers on table. Main courses arrived before starters plates had been cleared which was a bit embarrassing.

t
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars for several reasons: great service, delicious food, great ambiance. The Ivy never disappoints.

c
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic roasted salad. The place is beautiful and so classic

CD
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The Ivy proprietors could learn from the Hillstone Group of restaurants by offering bring you a cocktail or glass of wine when you are seated, not 45-60 minutes later. It is a charming setting with great food and people watching, but the service is glacial. Guests will normally put up with slow service if they have beverages for the wait, which was a revenue opportunity lost.

OT
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an outstanding experience, made my trip to LA memorable and delicious.

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful place and nice ambience

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Very very expensive for good pasta !!!
Not an unforgettable experience nothing great
very disappointing

OT
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

...hat den Charme und die Qualität längst verloren. Schade.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant experience but we are missing expensive sunglasses after parking with the valet. Be careful....

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere