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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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Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to the Ivy to a special occasion, and it was the perfect pick! We sat outside for the dinner, it was quite cosy and warm. I regret I did not take any photos, but all what we had were delicious, grilled octopus as a starter for instance. or the oysters. and the huge salad that came with my... More 

Thank esinduzel
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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315 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very pleasant restaurant delightful wait staff . Lots of fresh flowers everywhere . We were hungry and had a substantial breakfast all beautifully prepared and tasted great . Lovely touch on departure was a little bag of cookies which I ate later and they were to die for

Thank sue j
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was taken to The Ivy by friends who have been before. The place is delightful and the food excellent. Will happily go for a meal at The Ivy next time I am in Santa Monica

1 Thank davidcmccarthy
Edwards, Illinois, United States
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been told to stop in the Ivy at the Shore for people watching. Given its touristy location, we did not have high hopes. We were greeted with a glass of champagne for our Saturday lunch. Both a lunch and breakfast menu were being served. We were started with some amazing breakfast biscuits with fresh jam and butter. Super... More 

1 Thank Michelle M
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service is always tops at this location, both locations actually. Nice choices as far as where to sit and dine, gracious service. It is across from the Ocean and Pier in Santa Monica so no real ocean view, but still worth it. After all, it's THE IVY :)

1 Thank Melody C
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A WOW! From the smile that welcomed us with a glad of Champagne to the warm, friendly and professional wait staff, it was a delight. The staff was great and super knowledgeable. The waiter caught me by surprise with his descriptions on the subtleties of the dishes we inquires about. His recommendations after asking us our preferences were spot on.... More 

1 Thank kelleher01
Alpharetta, Georgia
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147 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambiance is great, old-timey seaside decor. The waitstaff is excellent. The cocktails are really delicious. The Lobster Cobb Salad is calling me back to California. So good.

1 Thank KShawnT
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is beautiful, comfortable and the food is great. It is necessary to make reservations because it is usually full, at least during the summer.

1 Thank Maria C
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch and found this really great restaurant that reminded us of the old movies where restaurants had great character. We were seated on the covered patio and enjoyed a meal of Caesar salad and ribs and fish and chips. There was enough food to feed four people! It was very tasty, we weren't disappointed at all.... More 

1 Thank Sweetealeaves
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the sister location to the Ivy restaurant on Robertson Blvd in West Hollywood and the food and atmosphere is every bit as good. The restaurant is right on Ocean Blvd with wonderful views of the Santa Monica Pier and the Pacific Ocean. The food is upscale California cuisine and we have yet to be disappointed with anything we've... More 

Thank Gary G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?
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  • 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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