The Ivy

4.6
4056 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
**Indoor and Terrace seating is available. Preference is dependent on availability and cannot be guaranteed.
**We do not allow outside wine to be served at The Ivy. Corkage service is available at The Ivy at the Shore.
**We kindly require a minimum of one main course or two starters per person for table service. No dessert reservations, Thank you.
**We started as a bakery in 1977 and remain proud of our cakes to this day. For this reason, we ask that any desserts you consume at the restaurant, whether for a festive occasion or otherwise, be purchased from us solely. Please contact our bakery Dolce Isola at 310-776-7070.

Breakfast:
Monday -Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch:
Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:15pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm




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Phone number
(310) 274-8303
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Irving
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Private party facilities
Please contact us for more information.

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Private party contact
india@theivyrestaurants.com : (310) 278-2908 ext. 120
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Catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Alden Dr.
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Parking details
$10.00
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

A $100 per person prepayment deposit is required. The deposit is non-refundable if the reservation is cancelled less than 48 hours via e-mail only. Please contact the restaurant directly for credit card information and agreement of this policy.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 4056 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place. Great service. Enjoyed a glass of champagne on the house while waiting for my friend to arrive. My seafood pasta was perfect. Friend loved her grilled veggie salad with chicken.
Pricey, but I’ll be back!

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

Food was nicely prepared. The plates are too large and don’t convey the quality of the food. Kinda felt like i was getting a plate of fajitas at a Mexican Restaurant and i love that type of food. Just didn’t match for fine dining.

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t
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best review I could write is to point out that I’ve eaten at The Ivy twice in one weekend. I guess I like the place.

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NI
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a nice evening with family. The evening was great!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I really enjoyed The Ivy. The food was

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C
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The Ivy has been one of my favorite places In LA for many years and I frequent it often. However, it is no longer what it once was. It is no longer “special”. The prices are ridiculously high and the service is terrible and the food is average. It risks becoming obsolete. The prices are extremely high and the service therefore should be outstanding as well as the food quality. Whether your customer is wealthy or poor, you should give her/him excellent value and treat them like a Queen/King.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always relaxing. Great food, wonderful friendly service!!

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CK
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughther’s 21st Birthday, and she asked “can we go to the Ivy?” Food is so great, who doesn’t love the champagne and gorgeous flowers?

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this visit was spectacular!!

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HB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Just Love “Ivy”!Everuthing together:Champagne On House,Food,Service,Nice Atmosphere!!!

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L
Jackson Hole
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were greeted with champagne! Everything else was great. Good service. Good good! Loved being surrounded by hundreds of roses!

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d
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great free champagne at arrival. Made table for 4 work in tight spot. Food was yummy.

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J
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Iconic restaurant that is a fun place to have lunch or brunch. It is on the expensive side but seems worth it as it is so different from newer, hipper ubiquitous LA restaurants. From the complimentary glass of champagne to the fresh roses, floral decor and wrought iron it is like going back to the 1980's/90's. The food was very good albeit, expensive. Very LA to sit on the patio and soak in the ambiance.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the dinner and Evening one of my favorite places to eat for date nights

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KW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Price is too expensive for what it is. Service was slow . We waited forever to get someone’s attention . We were not offered water not to say drinks . Atmosphere is good. We wouldn’t go back but it was a good experience

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Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an experience! I was visiting LA with my sister and she wanted to dine here as she's never been. I've been a few times and The Ivy never disappoints. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing. We had a great table on the patio and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I definitely recommend and will go back when I'm in LA!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great environment.

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KT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant romances you from the time you walk in to the time you leave with gorgeous roses, complimentary champagne, and fantastic service.

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Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I have visited this restaurant often on my monthly trips to LA. This visit was terrible, and I'm not coming back to this location. Checking in, the hostess was not nice about where we were standing, and had to constantly ask the name on the reservation. I ordered the margarita pizza with extra cheese (because I knew it didn't have much). It didn't come with extra cheese. I asked for them to bring more grated Parmesan cheese. They brought the wrong cheese, and it was 15 minutes before they got it right. By then, the pizza was almost gone and cold. It only took 30 seconds when the waiter finally paid attention to us. They also charged me $5 extra for the cheese, that I wasn't really able to use and should have been there in the first place. To end the fiasco, the bill between the two parties was all mixed up. The service was abhorant, and as a result, the food terrible. I called and asked for the manager later on, and they said there wasn't one there. Figures, because the staff was terrible, and it was so loud, no one could hear each other.
Update. The management is just as bad. Not customer friendly at all. According to my credit card, they refunded my cheese only and won't call back or take my phone call. The owner initially said I'm not going to do anything unless you take the review down. I'm not going to be blackmailed. These reviews are to provide accurate feedback on the restaurant. If they want good feedback, they need to earn it. I am more than happy to change it to reflect better customer service and that they take care of their customers. Not in this case.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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CK
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a good dinner and the wait staff were super friendly!

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SC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Ugh! I've been going to the Ivy regularly (both locations) for more than 30 years. This is the first time we had a problem. Our waiter was SO exceedingly rude - it was just unbelievable. We were there for a birthday dinner and it just ruined our evening. It was unusual, for sure, but completely unacceptable. The food was good, as always, but I think, because it was a Saturday evening, they were trying to turn the tables just a bit too quickly and we felt super rushed. They brought out our entrees before we had barely made it half way through our appetizers! A disappointing evening after 30 years of great meals.

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R
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love The Ivy. My favorite dish is The local lobster in pink sauce. Dessert was also mouth watering. We had tarte tatin with scoop of ice cream. Dining outside was refreshing and romantic.

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b
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely LOVE The Ivy. I visit there every time I visit CA. My favorite appetizer is the guacamole and I love their chicken quesadillas. They have lovely daily specialty drinks and the atmosphere is energetic and exciting. I would highly recommend this location to anyone that wants to 'see and be seen' in LA.

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KT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I stopped for lunch during a college visit weekend. The food was amazing and the service was wonderful. While it was a bit pricey, the portions were very large and again, the quality of the food outstanding.

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IJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a table that would have been considered excellent in NYC, but it was indoors. We were told that outside was the place to be. We felt well treated and the champagne at arrival was a lovely surprise.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, delicious, welcoming 💕🌸🌺

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The place was very pretty, the service was good BUT the food is so NOT WORTH the price $35 for eggs insane. I taught it was extremely overpriced for what you get.

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my dying brother to The Ivy for an extra special dinner. The Ivy did not disappoint. Everything was perfect and it made my heart soar to be able to treat my brother to such a lovely dinner for his first time there. I encourage everyone to do something nice for a veteran. Especially those who have given so much. Thank you Ivy.

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OT
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Solid food, but restaurant lives off it's reputation

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EE
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply Amazing! We can not overcome it. The food was outstanding; they treated us like royalty.
This place is a must.
Thank you!

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TW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Although the atmosphere is delightful, the rest fell short. The LA restaurant scene is so innovative and vibrant, this place seems to be resting on its laurels. The Ivy used to be something special, but now it doesn't merit the high prices and inattentive service. The food was only passable.

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BG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was exceptional as well as the service

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CS
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service is always great, although we did have to wait 15 minutes past our reservation time for our table. The filet was delicious, but it was served with uninspired (and unadorned) mashed potatoes and ANOTHER mashed white vegetable (parsnips? cauliflower?)....made for a pretty bland presentation. They did make up for it by bringing a complimentary dessert for a birthday celebration. Sitting outside is awesome. Great location and people watching...that is what you are paying for $$.

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y
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and expensive as usual. But well worth the trip and extra specialniss.

The roses are always so pretty and stylizaed

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S
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great location juicy delicious food. My wife and loved this place. Have to try the banana split you won't regret

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Awful Service,tourist trap

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Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to this place 4 times already and never disappoint me with the charm and nice cozy ambiance. Seated outside for early dinner and the service is outstanding. The food is also great, but too pricey. Anyhow, overall experience with our friend visiting from there east coast was satisfactorily.

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J
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Birthday celebration. Service was good. Food was OK, but way overpriced. Would not return.

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V
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I’ve been to the Ivy several times - it’s on my list of places to visit whenever I’m in LA - if you’ve never been be prepared for a few things 1) it’s not cheap
2) it can be very crowded at certain times
That said for me it’s worth it because the ambiance is amazing and food is delicious. This visit our server was a little terse - I didn’t notice initially because I wasn’t paying attention but the two ladies beside us pointed it out to me while we were talking. It just may have been a bad day for the man - not sure - but overall it was a terrific visit!

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