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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)
(310) 393-3113
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Next time for sure!!

Ok, I didn't eat there but for sure I want to next time! My friend and I had lunch down the street and it was very good. However, when we walked by here, we said in unison "next time"! We even had to go inside! What attracted us was the beautiful table settings - cloth tablecloths, roses on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Annie055
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Ok, I didn't eat there but for sure I want to next time! My friend and I had lunch down the street and it was very good. However, when we walked by here, we said in unison "next time"! We even had to go inside! What attracted us was the beautiful table settings - cloth tablecloths, roses on the table,... More 

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Wellesley, MA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We popped in for a drink to watch the sunset, enjoyed some apps and decided to stay for dinner. Had heard a lot about Ivy and how expensive it is -- which it is. However, it's worth every penny. The ambience is wonderful, bouquets of fresh colorful roses are everywhere, bowls of fresh lemons and limes, beautiful chintz cushions--it's a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a charming looking restaurant in an al fresco setting. However the breakfasts were outrageously priced! And they were unremarkable, nothing special to justify the extra cost. Scrambled eggs a little overcooked, omelette not fluffy and light, presentation average. Coffee awful. Service solicitous at least. There are so many great breakfast places in Santa Monica offering better food and... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ever since they moved and remodeled the new place it hasn't measured up to the old place. Less atmosphere, food not as good, etc.

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Naperville, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

How often are you greeted with a glass of champagne? If it sounds nice, head for the Ivy at the Shore. We dined outside on the covered patio with the cool calming breeze coming through the restaurant. The shrimp tacos were very good, servings were large. Our lunch was topped with dessert, again very good. At the end of the... More 

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Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed at the Shore Hotel next door (which is the best) and went to the Ivy for lunch our first day there. Cucumber Martini was out of this world. My husband had the pasta for lunch and I had the grilled vegetable salad. Both were out of this world, but we both agreed mine was the best! The salad... More 

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

On a trip to Santa Monica we dined here twice once in the afternoon and once on the evening. I found eating on the evening it had a more relaxed atmosphere. The table was decorated with tea light candles which made it feel a little romantic which was a nice touch. Food was lovely and service was great.

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GTA
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156 reviews 156 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We came to Santa Monica on the hop on/hop off bus. We weren't dressed to the nines, but dressed decently. We thought we'd grab some lunch along the beach. I didn't know what the name of the restaurant was, all I saw were the huge bouquets of multi-coloured roses and I said, "That's the place". We walked in, were offered... More 

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toronto
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153 reviews 153 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Had a business dinner and ate on the terrace-did not explore the whole restaurant but the decor is eclectic and nice. Washrooms very clean as well. Bar area is small although there are 1-2 tables that you can sit at. Nice touch with home made potato chips (at least I think they were home-made) & bar staff were really good.... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We came across this little by accident las September. When we found ourselves back in the area we had to go back. It did not disappoint. The food is brilliant, the service great and the ambience fun and comfortable. The prices however do reflect this, but you get what you pay for. We went as a family party of six... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1541 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2100
    (Broadway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: (310) 393-3113

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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