Ivy at the Shore ****
1541 Ocean Ave
(bet B'way & Colorado Ave)
Description & Atmosphere
The trendy Ivy at the Shore is a fun place to see and
be seen. It's located on Ocean Avenue, across from the beach and
next door to the
Il Fornaio restaurant.
Eclectic decor fills the small, but lively open bar area and adjoining
dining room. There's a smaller dining area just inside the main
entrance. We prefer the private, more intimate glassed-in
terrace patio, off to the side, overlooking Ocean Avenue. Full
The Cajun Soft-Shelled Crab and Lobster Ravioli are both amazingly
tasty. Other standouts include the
Mixed Grilled Vegetables with Mesquite Shrimp or Chili Lime
Chicken — the portions are large and we recommend you split this
dish...it's phenomenal! Good Stolis.
Enjoy al fresco dining on the patio, just off the main
entrance — it's
a little more private and great for group events.
Although not as popular with celebrities as the original Ivy (near
the Beverly Center mall), you should still keep a look-out
for famous faces at this popular Santa Monica eatery.
Reservations are recommended.
Restaurant parking. Easy walking distance from the Loews Santa
Monica Beach Hotel.
Friendly and attentive.
After lunch or dinner, we suggest you walk the
nearby Third Street Promenade — home
to fun restaurants and cafes, shops, and movie theaters. It really
comes alive at night, especially on weekends.
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