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Ivy at the Shore

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Santa Monica
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1541 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2100 (Broadway)
+1 310-393-3113
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Hong Kong, China
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144 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had our lunch at Ivy mainly because we saw the beautiful decor of this restaurant. Fresh flowers are everywhere, with a mix of french and Caribbean decor. While on the menu are just general western cuisine (burger, salad, pizza...etc). In general, the food was good and in big portions. In our opinion, food is not on the cheap side,... More 

Thank Alexa C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Literally one of the best places. The gimlet is an absolute must ... I have been several times and have been impressed with everything I have ever had here. It is gorgeous, the fresh flowers are so beautiful and the team of people that work here are so lovely. Truly a MUST GO

Thank Windy K
Madianh, Saudi Arabai
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love this restaurant; the ambiance, the music, the colorful beautiful roses, the plates, the service and the food are all amazing, but the Ivy is pricy. We've been twice to the Ivy, and both were great experiences. I prefer the patio for warm evenings as it is a bit noisy inside. I highly recommend this restaurant to visitors of... More 

Thank koko_waki
San Juan Capistrano, California
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was outstanding. The place was packed and we were seated within 10 minutes of arriving. I gave it an average score because I ordered the soft shell crab and it was too greasy. However, the black cod my husband ordered was delicious and so was the oysters my family ordered. Because it was Mothers Day, the champagne was... More 

Thank Tiffany G
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointing. It's hard to get eggs Benedict wrong but unfortunately it was very underwhelming (and for $30 - you would expect something special). Tables were super tightly packed inside and too small to fit any of plates and food. The atmosphere was extremely loud and noisy (and felt like inside a bar).

Thank Laurence T
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132 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had lunch this afternoon, lovely pink background with lots of colorful roses on every table. Welcome champaign and lead us to the warm patio. Every server dresses in pink shirt with flower print neck tie and white pants. I guess the owner creates a wonderful dining environment for her diners and most of them are females. The server was... More 

Thank strawberrythailand
Baltimore, Maryland
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The minute you walk in you are transported from the fun funky vibe of Santa Monica to a relaxed but cozy venue - large portions, eclectic menu, fresh innovative menu- professional staff .. delightfully relaxed

Thank SnowBubby18
Severn, Maryland
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stoped into Ivy at the shore for lunch and was immediately drawn to the beautiful rose arrangements everywhere. We were greeted with a glass of complementary champagne and quickly seated. I ordered the Shrimp tacos which were amazing, served in a home made tortilla and accompanied by an amazing combination of guacamole, fresh salsa, assorted peppers, slaw, black beans and... More 

Thank Chancealot54
San Jose, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place a couple of years ago. It is expensive, but the food is great so we had to come back for more!

Thank Tom W
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ivy at the shore is exactly what you would expect foodwise. Beautiful meals, high level of service. Perhaps just a touch stuffy for the area, but if you are looking for a high end choice, it is worth considering.

Thank Jillian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 80
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1541 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2100
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-3113

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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