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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%
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1541 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2100
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food and drink are always outstanding, the staff impressive and the location on Ocean Avenue a treat. I have been to the original Ivy on Robertson and enjoyed it , so when they opened this one on Ocean Avenue as an exceptional alternative I...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ivy is a historic LA joint, most famous for it's Beverly Hills location and home of the power lunch. The "Shore" location has all of the same favorite dishes and is housed in a cottage-y building with floral wall paper and kitchy decor. It's...More

Thank lwturner
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very special place for me, and if I can't make it here on my trips to LA, I try to get to the sister restarant on Melrose, although I prefer Ivy at The Shore. The food here is fantastic, especially the fish....More

Thank DenverTraveller33456
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love visiting the Ivy, it is a haven of beautiful roses everywhere and the food is exceptional. Been coming here for years and it is always consistent quality, presentation and service - outstanding. The mushroom & cheese omelette is a stand out, served with...More

Thank Stolimonster
Reviewed 13 October 2017

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 6 October 2017 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 5 October 2017

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 29 September 2017 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 28 September 2017

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 27 September 2017 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
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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23 May 2017|
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Response from SarahsBackstage | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I would.
Colin G
15 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
USD 50 - USD 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
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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