The Ivy

4.6
4243 reviews
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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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LS
Mexico City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was delightful, excellent service, great attitude from waiters and food was perfect! But it is a expensive restaurant, I will go back only for special occasions.

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TG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adorable spot with beautiful fresh flowers everywhere. Extensive menu and the brunch was great.

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GB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was outstanding!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Even though no birthday cake, but we had so much food we just wanted to get outside to stretch. Place is super busy on a Sunday, as expected with such a reputation. Will definitely be back on the next vacation.

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

Brian made our first Ivy outing with our 20 month old son delightful..understanding the needs of parents attempting to enjoy Sunday funday.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for mom and son trip

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I grew up going to the Ivy. I have been going for over 30 years. I love the Ivy. I registered for the dishes when I got married. It has been a constant in my life. I was so excited to take my daughter their for the first time for her 14th birthday. We sat down at the table anxiously awaiting our warm, round, brown bread, but it never came. I asked several times, they said it was "in the oven". It never came. They were out of swordfish, at 7:30, the only thing I have ever ordered there for dinner for thirty years. The ice tea even lost it's luster. No crab cakes, no crumble. The on the house dessert came, it was very thoughtful, but by then, the girls had enough. We had waited for 25 minutes for our table and they were beat. The crowd was beautiful, as usual, the restaurant was packed and the patio could not have been more lovely, but it just wasn't the same. We left, walked passed the large dispensary across the street and and went to the Milk Bar for crack pie. Times are a changing.

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KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ivy was AMAZING!!!! Lobster ravioli is to die for!!!

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GR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I've dined at The Ivy several times while visiting LA. The tables are very close together. Service is okay, not great. Food is good, but pricey. They will bring out a special dessert to celebrate birthdays, which is nice.

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SF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the Ivy for breakfast. We were greeted with a glass of champagne. The service and the food was excellent. Beautiful decor, like somebody's home. We'll be back.

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J
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

I was really hoping for a wonderful experience and dining experience. Suffice to say the food simply falls way short in flavor, presentation and value.

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AM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Place was ok food was good table was awful my lobster plate didnt even fit on the table thats how small the table was overall its ok.

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AM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent, food and service are the best. They know how to treat you

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JA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Was happy to bring my daughter here when she was visiting LA!

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

The experience was pretty great! But the food was the show stealer! Amazing, absolutely amazing! The sea bass with ginger curry was prepared perfectly and the Killer BananaSplit was, well, Killer! 3 of us destroyed that delicious treat!

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S
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Really sad to see how far downhill the quality has gone. Truly mediocre.

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JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Food and environment are great, but our server was a complete jerk. For example, he was legitimately agitated when we asked him "what's good here?", and when we asked if we had any other food coming he said "I don't know this is what you put in." Really? This is not a cheap meal but my family and I are more than happy to spend the money if the experience is on par with the cost. Unfortunately our server's performance was poor even for a fast food restaurant.

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M
Orange County
48 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit. Quaint place, very popular, eclectic decor.

Saturday brunch, wait staff is amazing. Food was top shelf. A little on the pricey side but the free champagne, generous service and great food made it worth the visit.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Bad servise !!
bad communication !!! best decor good roses ...
Service late !!
In differents !!!

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D
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Waiter went missing for long periods...poured own wine. Ordered coffees after dinner but they never came. Most annoying (at 9:30pm) they starting cleaning the surrounding tables and stacking chairs...only 1:40 hours after we were seated. We dine at The Ivy often...this was the worst ever....

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b
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation
Great food
Beautiful views

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VL
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Restaurant setting is really cute, ambience is nice and the service was good - if anything they are over attentive and you get asked the same thing by three different waiters one after the other. The food though is really bad for the price, it sounds good on the menu but it is the quality I would expect when paying $8 per meal and not $35 per meal minimum. If you go it’s for the experience, not the food.

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J
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately I was impressed,Caesar Salad was just OK. A 4 slice pizza was $75..seriously! Charming decor and cute place, service was good but felt like the waiter was up selling everything! Like the complimentary Champagne when you arrive, but ultimately you pay for it!

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TR
London
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Waiter was not up to the usual Ivy standard. Amazing how that can change the experience.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious from start to finish. Pricey, but worth every single penny. You will not be disappointed, I promise you.

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C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Was seated at a table just inside the door that really shouldn't be there. Every employee used the back of my chair as a handle to turn with as they moved to and from the patio (en route to the kitchen). Also it was a cold and rainy night and the table felt like it was outside. My daughter and I were chilled the entire time. Also, the waiter took a very long time before coming to get a drink order and blamed the house computer system (for having to hand deliver food orders to the kitchen). The fries and chicken were sub par and therefore not worth the exorbitant prices I paid. Years ago, I think that table wouldn't have existed, the waiter would have been more present, the food better.

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R
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little bit overprice, but overall is VeryGood
Crowdy at times

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P
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Best restaurant in LA!!!

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d
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been coming here since the 80's. Its very nice and consistently great food.

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D
Columbus
40 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted with a free glass of bubbly so our dinner started out great. I had the delicious grilled vegetable salad with lobster. My date had the spaghetti with meatballs that was quite substantial. After a dessert of brownie and ice cream we were given two free chocolate chip cookies for the road. We’ll be back when we return to the area!

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KC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit for dinner (pre-theatre downtown) so we arrived early and were seated immediately, enjoyed the quiet unhurried pace and had a lovely delicious dinner leaving with plenty of time to spare. Food and service were excellent and accommodating; we asked for some changes and they were happy to make them.. great fresh sea bass.. perfectly cooked vegetables.. crab cakes, salad all wonderful..

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v
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service also Matt miss fear valet parking highly recommend

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

Such a great experience!

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JG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were received with complementary champagne, outstanding service and the quality of food was excellent.

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JO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I’ve been going to the Ivy in Santa Monica for a very long time and it was a long time since I went to the Ivy in Beverly Hills on Robertson. The service was horrible, the food was subpar, and they even brought us out free desserts at the end of the meal to make up with forgetting one of our main courses which they ended up taking off the table because they were unhappy that we were not pleased. I would never again go back to this restaurant

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AM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

So disappointed in The Ivy this visit. Service was terrible and dinner was mediocre at best. We’ve always looked forward to dining at The Ivy when in LA, but I unfortunately I think this was our last time.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The expierence is awesome. However the food was pretty plain for the price. But again its the experience, name and location you pay for.

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JB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Been going here on New Years Eve for many years in a row. May reconsider for next year... 1) we waited far too long for our table. Reservation for 7p, seated at 7:45p. 2) the ambiance is very nice, but you pay a price for cozy here when there are big crowds. It feels crunched in and often borderlines on being very loud. On the plus side, food is excellent, the rooms are festive and charming, outdoors is heated and special, and aside from being pricey - the menu is creative.

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W
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Made my reservation one week in advance and had to wait 20 minutes for a table inside on a cold night.
Some of the food was overly spicy/hot, especially the Caesar salad and the cocktail sauce.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great staff. Wife loved the setting.. 4 thumbs up!

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