The Ivy

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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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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PK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall dining experience was great! Friendly staff, large meals in a relaxing environment.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous way to celebrate my 23rd birtjday!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal as always.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always

KR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience5

It was nice however we told the waiter we wanted regular tap water and was charged for flat water which was almost $12 for one bottle. Secondly we were demanded to order three items minimum. My friend doesn’t eat seafood so the options were slim. We went with the cheapest option $19 guacamole and tortillas (came with 3-4tortillas) ..we asked for a couple more tortillas and was charged $5 then on top of all these extra charges, we were charged a split fee another $5... which I didn’t think was fair. However on a positive note they gave us free glass of champagne which was so sweet for a birthday toast and also sent out a beautiful birthday desert.. so it wok

JL
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris is the best server ever. Great food

t
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here several times a month. This time the noise level was higher than usual because inclement weather sent all diners inside. Normally, a certain percentage of patrons would be seated outside.

BB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy is classic. What a beautiful place to celebrate. The food, the service, the ambience inside and out. The complementary bubbles. Highly recommend.

HC
Dallas
472 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate my friends birthday . This was a redo after poor service and lack of acknowledgement for a prior bday celebration of my daughter. It was an outstanding experience ! Fabulous service !! And a wonderful courtesy acknowledgement of my friends birthday . Everything was perfect this time and we will be back again . The Ivy reclaimed its reputation in our family !

ES
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! The staff, the premises, the food. All lived well up to our expectations. We’ll be back!

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simplemente exquisito!!!

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SP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The experience was good over all. Probably won't go back. Very expensive. Our server was OK, but he was more concerned about the larger table next to us, instead of my daughter and I.

TH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The spot is a must the food and service are Amazing!!!

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will make this a must every time I visit LA. The food was great and the ambiance was so enjoyable!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Portions were very very small. Service was very slow. Very disappointing meal

R
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving was very special at the Ivy

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know this restaurant has been on the LA Fabulous list for ever but WOW! So beautiful, quaint and delicious! This my new date nite, birthday, out of town guests, EVERYTHING, go to restaurant.

F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth it! We have visited Ivy many times and it has become a tradition when we visit L.A.

R
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect

DJ
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quaint spot in Beverly Hills with patio/outdoor seating. Received a glass of champagne on the house while we waited for our table. Great service and food. Posh ambiance and guests.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy bien atendida y buena recomendación para comer

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything about The Ivy is delightful - except that they don’t allow outside wine!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

I requested to sit outside since it was my moms bday. We were placed by their “ free champagne table “. Worsssse seats ever. So much foot traffic and the music was so loud. I understand places do that so you can eat your food faster and leave but this was obnoxious... We spent a lot of money for lunch but it was spoiled by the hordes of people pushing against us to get their free drink. :/ sorry not sorry The Ivy, moms bday lunch was super lame. I’ve had better experiences here before but that day, fail. ...

SH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every aspect, except the price is a bit steep (the Lobster).

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance and food!

AM
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere is amazing. Quaint , cozy and romantic Very comfortable The staff was professional, attentive and courteous. The food just ok. I ordered raw oysters on the half shell. The chef left none of the natural juices on the shell. And did not separate the meat from the shell at al Which I found odd. I had the fried chicken. It is a large portion. My friend and I split it since it was recommended. I don’t make it a habit to have fried food but wanted to try. Unfortunately there was small pieces of bone in the fried chicken. Although very tasty
I would definitely go back as it is a lovely restaurant. I would just be more picky about my food choice. The price is quite expensive for what you get.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant for a long lunch in LA.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! I had forgotten how absolutely wonderful the food is and how perfectly beautiful the setting is for a gathering.

FF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved dining at The Ivy! It was our arrival day from the East Coast so we decided to do a Happy Hour/Dinner. Not too many people there so very low key compared to other times I have been there. Service was great and food was yummy! Next time, I am going to go for brunch/lunch. Beautiful place to sit outside and enjoy the gorgeous LA weather!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like always one of The Best.

B
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible menu and food. Amazing ambience. Great people watching. Impeccable service.

MA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Nice place as to ambiance and waiter was good but food was average to below average especially considering the price. Paid over $300 for three of us no alcohol and did not felt like I got $100 worth of food based upon taste. Not much flavor not much portions. Felt hungry right after.

RF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful establishment, well worth the $$$$ price

t
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put: my favorite LA restaurant.

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Fodd and ambiance always wonderful
Service however was lacking to say the least
Waiter a long time to take our orders
our entrees were almost finished before we received our wine.
Disappointed since it is such an iconic place

OT
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was marginal. The wait staff was robotic and impersonal. Disappointing. .

FK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff , fresh and great food beautiful design
We got more than we except for our anniversary

JM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Amazing, iconic LA venue. Nice food and great welcome with a champagne on arrival. But let down by poor service after that . All felt rushed. No water top ups. No offer of more drinks. Bill came half way through dessert with no offer of anything further.
Great place, but slight disappointing on the Tuesday night we attended.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
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.