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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (35 reviews)
“lobster pizza” (6 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1541 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2100
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

7 of us went to the Ivy at the shore as it was Father’s day on Sunday and we took my friend’s father and the family there for lunch. I had the fish and chips, my friend had the vegetable salad, her father the Barbecue...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have longed to visit Ivy in LA. The decor is cute and quaint, and I adore those classic roses they have on tables. The crockery is great too, it all just works. However after such a hype of these restaurants I was disappointed firstly at...More

Thank Sadie G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited with hubby June 2018. As we are from UK we picked our restaurants wisely to hopefully avoid disappointment. Unfortunately it didn't live upto its reputation in our eyes. We we're greeted with a "complimentary glass of champagne" which was actually prosecco. The table was...More

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not disappointed. The staff was really warm and welcoming. Invited us a glass of champagne and we ordered some pasta, sea bass and salad The food was amazing an the service very professional and the price surprising....reasonable and much less than we expected.

Thank islandesa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter requested we enjoy her birthday here. I have a new favorite place! I loved the vintage, slightly kitschy, Hawaiian inspired decor & the charming greeting we received. The conservatory room facing a Ocean Ave was a perfect place to eat lunch on a...More

Thank HinRSF
Reviewed 14 May 2018

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 12 May 2018 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 12 May 2018

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 30 April 2018 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 24 April 2018 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
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
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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