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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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Although we made a reservation, they kept us wait about 30 min at least. Service was slow but the food was quite nice.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With my beloved wife. Greatest human ever.

VG
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was good, but it was so noisy and crowded (screaming babies and little kids included), that we couldn't even enjoy ourselves. Tables are way too close, service rushed, wait staff impersonal and not even an acknowledgement of my birthday (which I noted in the reservation).

Would never go back.

LR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever I come to LA, I must go to The Ivy 💕

B
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious enjoyable experience as always. Being offered complimentary champagne because it was my birthday was totally unexpected and at least new to me. We shared the appetizer size Caesar salad which was good and enough to share. Our entrees were the salmon, fried chicken and filet mignon. Everything was very well liked. My filet was perfection, but 58 dollars seems a bit unnecessary.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my Best experience ever at the Ivy. From the complimentary champagne and strolling around looking at all the beautiful flowers and cute decor to our nice table sitting next to lots of other nice customers to the incredible waitstaff. Everyone was on their mark. The food was timely and delicious and perfectly prepared. Get the Ivy gimlet and you will not be disappointed especially in its presentation. I just can’t describe it but it was pretty incredible

b
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love The Ivy! Food is excellent, cocktails out of this world, service fabulous.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. The table set up was fabulous. The complimentary champagne prior to be seated was such a treat. The entire experience was completely worth it. May go again while we are still here in California.

SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Husband disliked his salad. Food is very expensive

EG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the place! Beautiful day. Food and service top tier as usual. We look forward to our next visit! Cheers,
you guys!

Ed G.
The OC

MF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting my son in Los Angeles and I wanted a special breakfast. The Ivy is the place to go. Spectacular setting, delicious food and the scones are fantastic. Loved receiving a glass of champagne when I walked in. The roses and the decor all tie it together.

t
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Louder than usual tonight/ but that’s the diners not the restaurant. One thing we really live about The Ivy is the way they mix a simple cocktail (G&T for example) — at your table. Very classy.

L
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service.

JS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good not extraordinary

L
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was great, the environment was unique and beautiful customer service was definitely a no. I was waiting for a good 20-30 minutes for my tab my host never came back and sent someone else 🙄

JC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best dining experiences in weho, I was shocked at how great the service/food was.

L
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I read some of the reviews on OT before our visit, and must say that I don't agree with the many negative comments. Our service was great and prompt. Food was delicious with layers of flavor. Loved the vibe, flowers and overall opulence of The Ivy. Wine list was perfect - and included many of my favorite California wines that I don't typically see on east cost menus. I would highly recommend and visit again.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience!

OT
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was everything I expected it to be

JK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday. Such a wonderful experience!

s
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Be prepared for high prices for your meal. They offer a nice touch of complimentary champagne as you wait for your table. We were presented with freshly made scones and delicious raspberry jam. The dishes are tasty but not exceptional, especially when you compare the prices. It is all about the ambiance and the idea that you MIGHT see a celebrity or two. The decor is random, each room has its own vibe. I like the outdoor seating area, although on this particular day it was quite warm, so it was nice we were seated inside. The wait staff are all very accommodating and attentive.

j
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful dining rooms, delicious food, attentive professional service, though a bit rushed. Definitely a keeper.

SS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A special Saturday evening early dinner to celebrate our return to Los Angeles. The service. was rather rushed, and the first and second course was on the table within less that 40 minutes. If we hadn't taken our time eating the food we would have been out within the hour. The fishcakes are the BEST though.

Y
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best food, service and ambient dining experience in Los Angeles! A great treat for out of town guests and business partners.

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

The Ivy on Robertson is one of LAs upscale restaurants that literally failed us from the first glass of Complimentary Champagne. My Cousin was in town and she had left it up to me to decide where to eat Boa or the Ivy, I chose the Ivy. Upon entering the Champagne are She had a glass poured and was attempting to take a picture for her marketing purposes and the server said "Dont Photograph Me"!!! Since when is a server that important to be in our photographs??? So once he said that it totally turned her palate off. The Next bad experience came from the same server, he sat to ladies next to us and my other halfs purse was sitting on the bench and this kid says Maam! and with his eyes looks at her LV and gestures to move her Purse. Like these two grown women couldnt figure out their LV Purse situations on their own. The next Situation we had was 2 times once we arrived i had reiterated this was a bday celebration once we are done bring the cake and sparklers. We finished dinner No cake, I ordered Key lime Pie at it STILL No cake keeping in mind this was a Bday Surprise....the cake didnt come until I made a stink about it and asked what was going on the Mgr Bryan stated it was his fault it hadnt come out in a timely manner....well it finally came it wasnt a surprise moment totally watered down. Next bad experince was i had to stand and ask for bill....then about 15 min later i had to stand and wave bill in air to pay it, and THEN OUR SERVER left work he had an emergency with his kid and the mgr told us about his kid being sick with lead poisoning etc....in which i felt bad but didnt really care to here all of that all that i was looking for was i apologize this is your new server your previous server had to leave for a family emergency so in short the IVY Robbertson failed us miserably even Chilis lets us know when there is a server change.

T
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

So disappointed
I reserved this table for my daughters birthday on her actual birthday. I live out of state and I sent a message and called to let them know. I asked for desert to be sent as well.
The staff went to my daughters table announcing if you want cake a slice of cake is 22.00!
So she being respectful declined.
Not one person acknowledged her for her birthday!
She was disappointed at the lack of personal service and just pushing her thru to deliver the check.:( as she dined there 2 years ago and had a completely different experience. Cake, candle, etc!
Lunch was basic pasta bowl tomato sauce with noodles and each girl had a glass of wine
Check was over 160.00!
And no-one took the time or effort to wish my daughter a happy birthday or personalize her experience.
Also servers hovered to rush them to finish and my daughter and best friend felt rushed so ate quickly and left!
I’m so angry at this and will never book there again!!!!!!!

DC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and place!

l
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I went today for her birthday lunch and the entire experience was top notch. They were so attentive and nice. The food was delicious and came out so fast! What a treat to have a glass of champagne to start the meal. I had the vegetable salad with lobster and my daughter the pasta. The scones to start were so good and they brought out a birthday dessert plate that was so amazing! Definitely would go back!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting LA for the first time
Best restaurant ever

GE
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff! Absolutely the best experience in town for a nice breakfast

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service is really bad, the lobster pasta I received has no taste at all! Will never come back again, the server never asked how’s everything due to service industry,all the other restaurant i have been to had asked me

K
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dinner and we were greeted with a glass of bubbly. The service was prompt and lovely.

DO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drive from Manhattan Beach just to enjoy The Ivy. We have never been disappointed. What a spectacular meal, can't beat the service. Just great.

D.O.

RC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both Ivy and Ivy at the shore in Santa Monica are great, although I like Ivy better for the location and ambience and the fact it is slightly less of tourist place. Restaurant business is tough and truth be told, if a restaurant is around for many years - there is a reason for it. No amount of hype or fluffy stuff can sustain many years of competition- the first order of business for restaurant, it has to taste good and Ivy does, always. And then the ambience and the location on top of, makes it one of the all time great. I almost hesitate to review it because I don’t want the tourist to flood this place, but I also want to be fair and give shout out to the great ones - as much as calling out the bad ones.

V
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive but fabulous

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Cold, weak coffee, old and cold bacon, soggy French Toast and so many waitstaff running around they were too busy to help. Add to that a noise level that rivaled kindergarten after sugartime. Overpriced and overhyped.

MI
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prices are high, but the service, ambience and the food are definitely worth it. "On the house" champagne was a nice surprise on this, our first visit. Everything was cozy with a cottage-like decor, sort of shabby chic. The food was delicious and the service unexpectedly admirable. Go and enjoy!

t
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down my favorite restaurant in the area. Always excellent.

MR
Greece
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super design! Friendly atmosphere! Very good kitchen. Park service in front of the door! Perfect organization!

M
Sacramento
121 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lively + lovely = a perfect evening to dine & spend time with old friends. From the complimentary glass of bubbly to the last bite, it’s a beautiful day or night at the Ivy !

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