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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RZ
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and fabulous service. One of my favorite restaurants worldwide.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outside is too hot with flies. Inside is better for lunch.

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

MF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It's always a lovely night at the IVY when you are sitting outside on the terrace. The Fish & Chips was super yummy - as were the soft-shell crabs. Great service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was awful. We were treated rudely and made to stand around while several tables were open. Flies were everywhere - inside and outside. The food was average - prosciutto on the pizza was tough and salad was warm/not freshest. Prices did not reflect the quality of food or device. Truly a disappointment.

S
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A splurge that was worth every cent. Superb cuisine, beautifully presented. Complimentary glass of champagne for the birthday celebrant and husband as well as a surprising and beautiful dessert and cookies to go! Loved it all.

JS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was absolutely perfect. great service too

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great ambience!

AP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding. Great service. Loved our time at the Ivy

AB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best
Perfect food and the best customer service!!

KS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way. I loved that while my table was being prepared, we were offered complimentary champagne.

ST
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at the Ivy.
I loved the roses! it makes the restaurant look pretty.
Its a little bit expressive but well worth it! The food was great!
The service was great as well.

IM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall exquisite, food is delicious. Who would have thought the chilaquiles would be so amazing! Server spoke fast and low toned hard to understand. Sat on the patio a little hot and humid during summer. Had a great time !!

KW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Service was appalling . Extremely Rude waiter called marcom . Food for 2 of my party was terrible and waiter refused to do anything about it . Asked for the manager and told there wasn’t one on duty which on a Saturday evening I very much doubt . A very expensive very disappointing experience for a special birthday .

DO
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

It was like we were forgotten by the waiters, so long to be attended. I loved the welcome champagne .The food is ok, and the ambience is top, very pretty, very colorful. The valet service was great!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great time. Thank you for the experience.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We used to go to Santa Monica Ivy but since they changed the service, we came to Beverly Hills one.
We loved the service and table we got outside and food!
Everything was perfect except the table next us was smoking vape and I am 32 weeks pregnant.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meal for 3! It’s an experience from the moment you walk in with complimentary champagne. They pour your cocktails at your table which it very cool. We had 2 starters (Caesar salad and caprese) and split the seafood platter. It was all delightful.

d
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is quite expensive but service and food were amazing

SG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another enjoyable lunch at The Ivy. And, thank you for accommodating my mistake on my lunch time mistake.

f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply a great place to talk and eat.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That might have been one of the best meals and overall best dining experiences I've ever had.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I ordered seafood spaghetti and fish and chips, and it was very delicious. However, it was somewhat disappointing that we didn't let the vase go to our seats. The atmosphere and interior of the terrace were both beautiful.

SH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately I have been going to The Ivy for a long time and for the first time ever the waiter pointed out that there is a minimum per person which would be fine, not ideal because at a fine dining establishment and after several cocktails our total came out in excess of what the minimum should be.

When I pointed out the couple sitting next to us where the man was eating a main course but his guest had

SM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The food service was subpar. Was not very friendly and had to ask for a straw four times. It was also very slow and curt. Did not feel very welcomed or appreciated. The food was above average. Supremely overpriced for what it was. However, the atmosphere was excellent. The one lady who worked there, who I asked where the bathrooms were, was incredibly accommodating. I am not inspired about returning. We had chosen the Ivy to celebrate a 25 year family reunion.

SG
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Took my son for a belated 21st Birthday treat. Remember you come here for the setting and maybe location.

Food was very good but there will be better restaurants. The service was outstanding and very respectful, not too pushy and given plenty of time to enjoy the meal

Will definitely come back and if you are in LA you should come here!!

MI
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks everything is perfect and delicious

MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food. I was just disappointed that we didn’t get the cookies at the end of our meal when the table next to us did.

MK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Had an 8:00 reservation and was not taken to our table till 8:55. Waiter didn’t come to our table until I flagged another waiter to ask for drinks. I would call this a madhouse with workers running in all directions. The only thing worth the price of the meal is the ambiance!!

f
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

We love the Ivy but this time we found it different. The portions were very small and they were out of many things. It was my husbands birthday and they were out of cake????? The prices stayed the same

SJ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Ivy makes me happy. The atmosphere is cozy and quaint whether you dine inside or out. The food is good, the service is incredible and it is a great spot to relax and enjoy a meal.

LJ
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food was disgusting - clearly it’s stylw over substance and they don’t think much about the quality of the menu. Our food was a mess on the plate and tasted as poor as it looked. The only plus was the free glass of champagne on arrrival but even that didnt make the absurdly high price feel like any less of a sting.

t
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always superb-which is why it’s our favorite place to eat, other than home.

HH
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

I feel a bit rueful about this review. I remember The Ivy in its heyday...even recognized in the film GET SHORTY as a cool place with great food that could humor the odd celebrity. An expense account kinda place - great for a special occasion. I haven't been in a while.

The service is still excellent. We had a gracious welcome and, since our table wasn't ready, comp glasses of darned good champagne. The food, however, was generally a disappointment...and wildly over-priced. I had a fish 'n chips platter that was soggy and greasy. The pasta dish my dining companion had was flavorful but mushy. A grilled chicken breast was fine, but genuinely NOT worth forty bucks.
The dessert red velvet cake was good. It comes, like most of the desserts as far as I could tell, from another Ivy property - Dolce Isola - about two miles south of The Ivy on Robertson. It's fresher and cheaper there.

Many of the other guests seemed like non-residents who came because they read about The Ivy's fame. Maybe it's still OK for that kind of occasion. Otherwise, sadly, I'd say - "move on".

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great! The service was great! We made the reservation and were given seat right away. Definitely check out the restroom, it’s a surprise! We were debating to go The Ivy or Catch LA but we were happy we made the right choice! For sure we will come back again!!

PL
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I know it's The Ivy, I know it's Beverly Hills, but $35 for a basic breakfast is just a little much, particularly when you don't get your water glass filled or even a server coming by to check on you. Love the ambiance, liked the food, but for basic breakfast, I'll find something else.

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the resturant is so pretty. Staff were very friendly, welcoming and attentive.

L
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grilled veggie salad is still the best! It is a great place to celebrate a birthday. The flowers are always beautiful and service is always spot on!

W
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the ivy is fabulous!

Highly recommended!!

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