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“Great food, bad service”
Review of Ivy at the Shore

Ivy at the Shore
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Ranked #22 of 705 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $80
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Broadway
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Servers seemed confused on who was helping us the entire time. But the location and food were absolutely amazing. We sat outside and it was perfect!

Thank Miche1028
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

My friend heard the stars go to the ivy. I had my doubts but we went. We had a table for eight. I will say the waitstaff was spot on all night. They were friendly and helpful. Guacamole is delicious so is the calamari, oysters sweet. The ivy gimlet was mmm. We all had many things to eat. I had the seafood salad , it was fresh and good" the scallops and shrimp were done to perfection. All eight of us were happy with our choices. However we decided to really extend ourselves and had dessert. Do not miss this. The apple treat and apple and berry cobbler the wait staff recommend really is the best. We tasted about every desert and loved them all. It was a great night wih good food and oh yeah, Goldie hawn came in to get carry out. We were all happy.

Thank travelcrazy62
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Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We ate with a group of ten business friends. The crab claws- delicious. Terrific homemade guacamole. My swordfish tacos were excellent. Everyone loved their food and the service was first rate. Also a great wine list. A definite place to eat.

1  Thank rickybob
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Went here because had eaten at the Ivy in London many times , so thought it would be good place
to try and wish I hadn't ! First we where put on a table for 2 when there where 3 of us ! in a corner .
Which became worse with the size of plates they use . Had the food been fantastic and the service great you could get past the small table situation , but it's is trading on a name and terrible value for money !! Don't waste yours .

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1  Thank Neill M
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Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

While it is expensive, we are always so happy eating here as the food is tremendous good star sightings for out if town guests, fabulous drinks (try the ivy gimlet), great crab cakes and salads and spaghetti and meatballs and steak and black pepper shrimp and oh! The desserts!

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1  Thank leanne c
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