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Ivy at the Shore

1541 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2100
+1 310-393-3113
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (31 reviews)
“lobster pizza” (6 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1541 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2100
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I heard all the buzz about ivy at the shore that I had to go. The food was ok, nothing special and the prices were totally outrageous. Never saw a hamburger at the price they were charging , never mind the prices of a real...More

Thank Joshua P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, I suppose I set myself up on this one, with with Ocean views, white table cloths, immaculately dressed waiters (pastel pink shirts and white everything else!), I was expecting a great lunch. I had been in Santa Monica 10 days previously and hadn’t managed...More

Thank Peter J M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We initially had reservations at the Mai Kai down the street, but walked in and walked right back out (loud Caribbean music and un-bussed tables). The Ivy was able to accommodate us, and it was much more our style. Had cocktails on the comfy rattan...More

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up at the Ivy as nobody could agree on any previous choice. This small busy and noise restaurant oozes character. The menu offers plenty of choice for all tastes. Although a little price the quality is there for all to see and taste....More

Thank IzzysDad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is costly but worth every penny. Their mixed drinks are FABULOUS, as is there food. The seafood mixed grill is the best item on the menu. The restaurant was originally started as a dessert based venue and that still shows as well. Their...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I mistook the Ivy at the Shore for an LA outpost of the storied Ivy in London. The London Ivy is know for extraordinary service, ambience and food. It's the kind of place where the Queen goes for dinner from time to...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never been so disappointed with a meal. Considering how expensive the restaurant is, the food is completely appalling. You would probably have a nicer meal at the McDonalds around the corner! The pizza my boyfriend ordered was not a traditional pizza, but fine,...More

Thank emilyhousden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK so we were here and maybe one other table. Went for a late lunch. Roberto 150 was our server. We could not help but feeling we were rushed. Not offered the complementary champagne. Had to ask twice for waters. Ok so service was not...More

1  Thank Misonix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing interior design, lovely, clean and cozy. You're welcomed by a glass of champagne and greeted by a friendly hostess/waiter. The staff is helpful and quick. Dishes are delicious and the portions are huge! Desserts are a must!

Thank Judit E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ivy at the Shore is at a great location featuring great food, great people watching, great service and did I mention the great food. You will be hard pressed to find a cooler restaurant for any occasion when in Santa Monica. Check out this spot...More

Thank Brian C
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, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-3113
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