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Ivy at the Shore

Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica
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1541 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2100 (Broadway)
(310) 393-3113
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Los Angeles
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having loved The Ivy for years I was excited to try The Ivy at The Shore. Great location and atmosphere but the place just didn't have that special spark that The Ivy on Robertson Blvd. has. The service was just okay as was the food. Great decor however.

Thank Deborah Lynn T
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love the interior decor - very Mediterranean riviera feel to it. As you enter, guests are greeted with a glass of bubbly and a warm welcome. It was a rather large ranging menu from Italian to Mexican to everything in between that we were quite perplexed as to what to order. We had a large dinner group and everyone ordered... More 

Thank Sightsmellsounds
East Horsley, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a table at this restaurant for 6:45pm because they promised we would see 'sunset over the Pacific." What a load of rubbish. We arrived at the restaurant and was told the table was not ready and we had to wait in the bar area with underage children for an hour! What's the point in reserving a time slot... More 

Thank Mark W
San Rafael, California
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for a nice restaurant on Ocean on Thursday evening without reservations. Tough, so we felt lucky to score a table on Ivy's patio. Very noisy with larger groups and an overly eager guy who tried to impress his date with his smarts:-) Fortunately there was Martin, probably their senior waiter, who moved us discreetly inside to a... More 

Thank GoGlobalMan
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for lunch before heading to the airport and the experience was quite good. We stayed at the Shore Hotel so coming here was super easy. We were offered 2 glasses of complimentary champagne when we arrived and were given 2 boxes of cookies (3 each) when we left! Service was prompt and the food was delicious! I... More 

Thank Ahsyl
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere We went for breakfast , not a big selection but the service was great. Enjoyed the seating outside , coffee and tea was absolutely Devine

Thank Cupied S
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I love to go to the Ivy for special occasions. We recently went for his birthday. I love the decor with all the roses and the service is always great. I do have to say that meal wasn't up to the standard of the Ivy that night. I had the lobster and it was so tough and... More 

Thank TNoel44
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked a table and requested to sit outside. Upon arriving the 'lady in charge' pointed out this was just a request, asked if the children were allowed to drink (2 did) and showed us the table. We received the menu and 2 (instead of 4) glasses of their 'welcome champagne'. We pointed out the mistake and the guy... More 

Thank Georges J
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on Ocean Avenue, this restaurant was our favorite of all those visited in Santa Monica. The service here was superb from the moment we arrived , when we were offered a complimentary glass of champagne to the parting gift every diner was given the staff were attentive without being over powering. On the food front, there was a huge... More 

Thank LesClaireM
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking in, you are greeted with a glass of bubbly (always a touch)... The menu has plenty of option for every taste. Everyone's dish was excellent, and I could not say what was the best. They all were. We had vegetarians, pescatarians, and everything in between. I will absolutely be back!

Thank Raotery

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $80
American, Gluten Free, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1541 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2100
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: (310) 393-3113

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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