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Fri, 23/04
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PRICE RANGE
US$50 - US$80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 19 October 2020 via mobile

Stopped by the restaurant to grab a bite to eat. The fried chicken with mango chutney was excellent. Great wine and liquor selection. Service was top notch.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 October 2020

It started well but finished with a burnt brownie.... The salmon pizza is good. The brownie was so burnt I couldn’t eat it. Waiters are not professional enough: brings the wrong plates to the tables several times (in this COVID time, not the best....), we...had to ask several time to have water.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 15 June 2020 via mobile

Stoped for lunch here. Great iconic spot. Recomend sitting outside. Make a reservation. The grilled shrimp salad is very good and large. Good service. Pricey.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020

Just up the ramp from the Santa Monica Pier, we happened on IVY as we were looking for a place for a business meet up and some afternoon coffee. The business meeting turned to some cocktails and then dinner as more associates arrived. 8 hours...later, I can recommend Ivy on the Shore as a great place to relax in a wonderful atmosphere. The eclectic style and decor lends itself to any kind of meal or drinks, The maitre'd was quite accommodating as we wandered in unsure of where we had ended up! And throughout the evening the service was excellent as we changed from coffee to drinks to dinner! Highly recommend to enjoy the best of Santa Monica.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

Booked here for 8:30om, however they had clearly overbooked as our table wasn't ready until around 45 minutes later after several prompts to the hostess and server..our table was quickly selected right near the front door almost amid the rest of the people waiting, of...which there were around another 20 or so. Very impersonal, rushed and squeezed in.. The food was pretty good, salmon and lobster but the overall experience versus expectation was sadly disappointing.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 21 February 2020

We didn’t have a reservation but they found us a table without any fuss. Good gluten free options and they offered others that were not on the menu. The food was very tasty especially the lobster ravioli. We made another booking for when we are...next in SA at the end of March. We can definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020

Friends have been long saying that the ivy has totally lost it, with mediocre food at absurdly high prices. Those comments are unfortunately generous— we went back tonight after having been disappointed about a year ago and amazingly, the food has gotten worse— a smaller...menu, poorly cooked and unimaginative dishes— But more expensive than even the other expensive restaurants in the ‘hood such as capo. If you’re a tourist, and looking for the worst food on ocean ave, and want to pay double what a mediocre restaurant would charge, you’d be hard pressed to find ivy’s equal.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020

When we entered the first time, it was not a place on our list, we were just tired and hungry. This place made us come back to life. The atmosphere is so great, the service is excellent and the food is just amazing. As we...were staying in the nearby hotel, we came back to Ivy several times, and every time, both the food quality and the service were as good as the first time. It deserves the highest score for consistency and perfection. Do not miss itMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

located on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, about two blocks away from the end point of the famous Highway 66, this gem has been delivering spectacular food, service, and ambiance for over 30 years....we return again and again and it never disappoints.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

The Ivy in the Shore doesn’t disappoint. Beautiful decor, outstanding food and excellent service. Dog friendly as my pup joined us at the table for lunch; they even brought her steamed turkey for lunch Love!!! Noelle Halcrow Vancouver

Date of visit: September 2019
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lynnlog
19 September 2018|
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Response from TIPPYPIPPY | Reviewed this property |
Hi, as you can see fr the other answers, a main course is around 30-35$ average but you should know that it comes with a lot of good stuff: beautiful location & setting, great atmosphere, brilliant service, a glas of... More
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Response from KentB54 | Reviewed this property |
Yes since it is no the ocean but I would wear dress shorts and shirt.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ivy at the Shore

  • Ivy at the Shore is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4