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“Always reliably enjoyable” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ivy at the Shore

Ivy at the Shore
1541 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2100 (Santa Monica)
(310) 393-3113
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Ranked #58 of 514 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $80
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Broadway
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Always reliably enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As a regular the Ivy at the Shore is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent. Whether I'm in the mood for a healthy meal (grilled fish or their signature grilled vegetable salad) or whether I want comfort food I'm rarely disappointed.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Lovely setting, ordinary food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Had dinner at Ivy during recent stay in Santa Monica.

It is very pricey for what you get and whilst the setting directly across beach, boho chic decor make it a lovely setting, the food was ok and at the prices we were paying we would have liked it to be a little bit more than ok.

Serving sizes were very large.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sunny Cali
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Delish with a price tag”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Yes, it's pricey..but the food was excellent. Special occasion restaurant for us. Fried chicken super good.

Visited April 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“old LA charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

See and be seen at the Ivy in Santa Monica. Really good bruch surrounded by the beautiful people. Great shopping on the street.

Visited August 2013
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Vermont
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic service, food and ambience...across from the beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our dinner experience was truly excellent. The server could read our minds, gave us plenty of time and afforded us (sister and brothers) the quiet and luxurious time to spend some time together over as wonderful meal. We had come in from different parts of the country, so this meal was very special. I'm not a foodie, but I know great food when I taste it, and the food at Ivy was superb: salads dressed to perfection, meat dishes exactly the way they'd been requested, everything done right with a flourish. You will not regret eating here!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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