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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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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thought it might be a tourist trap because of its proximity to the famous Pier. But not the case. Decor was delightful in keeping with something very close to the shore. Antoinette our server was more than helpful and great service from all the wait staff. Blackend Cod was done perfectly. tender and flaky and included a well balanced currie... More 

Thank danniddery
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had another great brunch at the Ivy at the Shore. It isn't has homey as the one on Robertson, but the food was great. Bloody Mary's were as well. I would suggest this for anyone who is down there to go on the boardwalk or promenade. The place isn't cheap, but delicious and nice. The service this time wasn't... More 

Thank 3yarddogs
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Ivy never disappoints. The decor is bright and cheery with colorful dishes, walls, pillows and flowers everywhere. Our dinner was excellent, and I must say romantic as it was dark in the restaurant. We were using our flashlights on our phones to read the menu. We both ordered a wild lobster entree. We enjoyed the atmosphere so much we... More 

Thank SarahsBackstage
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived early , really early , for breakfast , one other table seated. Awesome decor with a great view from all tables. We both had the waffles and would have them again. A little pricey but the service and ambience made it worthwhile.

Thank comix54
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Shore Hotel, next to this amazing restaurant. We had reserved a table at The Ivy in Beverly Hills for our celebrity spotting, but decided to eat here anyway because of the location and the charming looks of this restaurant. The room inside is the single most beautiful and stylish room I've ever been in. Fresh flowers... More 

Thank Julie S
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ivy by the Shore is a wonderful and cosy place to dine. Food is excellent. Staffs are very professional and helpful. I had the best crab cakes there! The pasta with pink sauce if also delicious. I don't know if its because of the holiday season but they gave us complimentary champaign upon entering the restaurant. I love the decor.... More 

Thank Arjany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you very much for such a nice last dinner of our vacation! We really liked the service, atmosphere and the food was terrific! Next time in L.A. we will come back again. To get a warm welcome with a glass of Champagne, sit at a nice table and get such a perfect service was just awesome! See you next... More 

Thank Swmuc
New York City, New York
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153 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Ivy on the shore. We had salads, pizzas and other dishes. Overall, we had a good time. We found the food to be good but a bit overpriced.

Thank 367PierreA
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so laid back and beautiful that it has to be on your list of restaurants to visit in LA. The portions are huge and the preparation is of the highest quality all while being in one of the busiest spots of Santa Monica beach. My father and I loved it, especially the cookies at the end!

Thank Aarti M
Sao Paulo
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sox adult and a todler were royally treated, the food came to the table in good time, all were eager to please, restrooms in good order and the whole restaurant is decorated with a an enormous quantity of fresh roses. Quite stuning. The food was good as well as the ambiance.

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 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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