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Ivy at the Shore

1541 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2100
+1 310-393-3113
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“lobster pizza” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1541 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was Mother's Day brunch and I expected an excellent experience. A complimentary glass of sparkling wine waited for us in the entry way. The patio table allowed us a view of Ocean Blvd and the beach in the distance. The menu offered many options....More

Thank 23Feb45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place has a good location, just in front of the Santa Monica pier. Food is average and really overpriced. 80 dollars for an average breakfast. Service is friendly. Avoid the omelette.

1  Thank MTorre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The floral displays and lemon-lime centerpieces were plentiful, colorful, creative, and they helped create a very enjoyable, relaxing, and comfortable atmosphere. However, the servings were nothing short of over-the-top delicious and plentiful. My colleague ordered a seafood risotto that was colorful, spiced-up, &, again, plentiful!...More

Thank KVM101
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly the interior decor is absolutely fantastic and the staff are wonderful! A free glass of champagne on arrival is a beautiful touch. However the food is well below what I’d expected especially for the price. The serving are huge (normal for America but very...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a focus on service and quality that never changes. From a complimentary glass of champagne when waiting to be seated to friendly waiters who are there to ensure u have an equisite experience. The lobster taglatelli with pink sauce was outstanding. The ivy...More

Thank pcg123
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Great upscale restaurant in Santa Monica. We had the Calamari appetizer which was excelled and perfect to share with a group. For dinner, several of us had the shrimp tacos or the lobster tacos. Both were fantastic. The service here was excellent. Complimentary Champaign was...More

Thank mbrstuff
Reviewed 9 April 2018

My cousins and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch here last week. We were greeted with complimentary champagne, and then seated at a table that offered views of the Pacific. The food, service, and ambience were superb, and we will definitely return on any future visits!

Thank peggynatalie
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Loooooved it! It was expensive but complimentary champagne on arrival and complimentary biscuits. The service was impeccable. The ambience was stunning. Great menu, delicious aromatic coffee. Food ... I don’t know what to say, everything was perfect. Definitely a highlight of our stay in Santa...More

Thank Sheryn R
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We went with a large group, weren't even greeted at the door and then received awful service. It was as if they were doing us a favor. Paying $30 for 5 small mediocre tasting pancakes and bacon was simply outrageous. High price without the high...More

Thank JenniferMP
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Everything was very good, but very expensive. I don’t mind paying for greatness, but this was a greatness price for a very good meal. Nonetheless, the food was very good, and the service was very good as well.

Thank Chris F
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
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22 May 2017|
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Response from SarahsBackstage | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I would.
Colin G
14 April 2017|
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Response from Kent B | Reviewed this property |
Yes since it is no the ocean but I would wear dress shorts and shirt.
12 July 2016|
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Response from Sanjay C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure there is much choice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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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