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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” (34 reviews)
“lobster pizza” (6 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 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 2 weeks ago

Great upscale restaurant in Santa Monica. We had the Calamari appetizer which was excelled and perfect to share with a group. For dinner, several of us had the shrimp tacos or the lobster tacos. Both were fantastic. The service here was excellent. Complimentary Champaign was...More

Thank mbrstuff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My cousins and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch here last week. We were greeted with complimentary champagne, and then seated at a table that offered views of the Pacific. The food, service, and ambience were superb, and we will definitely return on any future visits!

Thank peggynatalie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loooooved it! It was expensive but complimentary champagne on arrival and complimentary biscuits. The service was impeccable. The ambience was stunning. Great menu, delicious aromatic coffee. Food ... I don’t know what to say, everything was perfect. Definitely a highlight of our stay in Santa...More

Thank Sheryn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a large group, weren't even greeted at the door and then received awful service. It was as if they were doing us a favor. Paying $30 for 5 small mediocre tasting pancakes and bacon was simply outrageous. High price without the high...More

Thank JenniferMP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was very good, but very expensive. I don’t mind paying for greatness, but this was a greatness price for a very good meal. Nonetheless, the food was very good, and the service was very good as well.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Seafood dominated menu. Ordered the Mixed oysters combo at first they were really small the size of an Olive. $23.75 Then we had the Mixed seafood platter for Two $65 A Pasta dish recommended by the server Food was a bit oily and just...More

Thank itsgeorges
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had previously visited The Ivy and loved it. Decided this trip to treat ourselves and try The Ivy at the Shore. Horrible service. Isn’t that what they are famous for? Our husbands were not offered champagne I had to walk up to the front...More

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The good: Free champagne as you walk in and free chocolate chip cookies for dessert on the way out. The bad: Ridiculous prices and mediocre (at best) food. $39 for risotto! Come on! It has a fun vibe but dinner for three cost over $200...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love to come for lunch and/or Sunday brunch - atmosphere is outstanding and the complimentary champagne upon arrival is a sweet treat - love sitting out on the patio - the fireworks for Birthday or aniversary are amazing and fun - bit expensive but worth...More

Thank amynjim
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Ok, I love a good meal. Really. And I will pay for it. But The Ivy was our worst dining experience in Santa Monica, which is tough to believe given that it had been recommended by so many people. Here are the Pros, Cons, and...More

1  Thank frequentflier295
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 & Answers
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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