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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 good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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08:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1541 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Who doesn't love complimentary champagne and lemonade upon their arrival and homemade chocolate chip cookies to go? The service here makes you feel very special. The food is amazing! I recommend any of the lobster pasta dishes. We loved being surrounded by all the beautiful...More

Thank DanaMoody
Reviewed 1 week ago

the ivy is located across the street from the santa monica pier. there is valet parking which is great since parking on the street is metered and tough to find. the food is fabulous, i love the crab cakes among other dishes. the cocktails are...More

Thank suzzbuzz12345
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly enjoyed our recent lunch at Ivy at the Shore restaurant. Every dish we ordered was excellent ( grilled calamari a must). The chocolate chip cookies to go were delicious.

Thank Susyabbo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I LOVE dining at The Ivy when visiting Santa Monica! The restaurant is perfectly nestled on Ocean Ave, right across from the Santa Monica pier! The staff truly knows how to give a VIP dining experience and it's genuine! From the second you walk through...More

Thank clinhard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The decor is really fun, the food is good. Good place for celebrity watching. Right across the street from the Santa Monica Pier.

Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for upscale brunching! Complimentary champagne while you wait for your table and then complimentary scones. The coffee is not just a cup of coffee it's a BOWL as BIG as your HEAD! Worth every penny and wonderfully tasty!

Thank Gwyneth T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived and were greeted with complimentary champagne and fresh long stemmed roses in a huge multi-colored arrangement, we knew we were in for a special treat! The menu was diverse and we called upon our waiter to give advice that proved...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here on a Monday morning because I needed to have a crab cake before heading back to my land-locked state. Thankfully my friends were good sports because we were unprepared for the prices. The crab cakes were decent but on the small...More

Thank CrystalAnn56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is 'real California' dining. The restaurant is brightly colored with lots of flowers and staff in white pants & shirts. We were given a complimentary glass of champagne upon being seated. The menu offers a lot of seafood but one of the best dishes...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the money spent here you would expect excellent service and food. Not the case at all. The waiters were decent at best, very scrambled and there were multiple mistakes. The lights went out at one point during our meal and stayed out for several...More

Thank Michelle S
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can we bring our 2 nearly 3 year old?
22 May 2017|
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Response from SarahsBackstage | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I would.
Colin G
What's the dress code here? Can you go in shorts?
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.
vegan menu?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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