Went with my best friend The minute we walked in you could feel warmth in so many pleasant ways. Our waiter was very observant and service was impeccable. Can’t wait to come back!
Food was excellent. Server tried to upsell us on wine. Beautiful room.
Selections were not overwhelming. We left very satisfied but not overstuffed. In spite of major street repairs, parking was easy.
Such a beautiful place.
Very good but loud talker was distracting!
Excellent in every way!
Recently had lunch @ Ivy’s. Everything was first rate, food, service & atmosphere
We love Ivy and brought our mom for a special bday celebration. She has never been there. Our waitress was horrible. Her service and timing was fine, but she was super crabby and rushed us. That has never been our experience at Ivy ! Too bad.
IVY never disappoints- came here for our 35th wedding anniversary and really enjoyed it. The service was superb and the the prime NY and lamb chops were very good. We enjoyed the roasted beet salad and had the sampler of all 4 desserts.
Appetizer took forever and was delivered cold. Was told it was a new appetizer and they learned how to make it on our order. Service was mediocre with waitress being somewhat inattentive. Meatloaf was built for appearance not for practical eating.
Excellent food quality. Very prompt and professional service. Prices were a little on the high side, but I would return there again.
Granted, I can be a tough critic, but I have had some incredible dining experiences that keep my expectations high. That said, I was eager to visit Ivy, as it's been on my list to try for a long time. When we arrived for our 10 am seating for brunch, 5 minutes early, they were still setting up. We were not seated until 10 minutes later, and then still needed to wait until all the brunch stations were up and running.
The atmosphere was good, plenty of space between tables, and cozy with the fireplace. The stained glass alcove was beautiful.
The food was just okay and there was nothing on the buffet that really wow'd me. I will say the orange juice was delicious!
The price was fair for a buffet, but I was unimpressed with the selection and left feeling that my overall experience was a little disappointing.
35th wedding anniversary
Very nice restaurant, nice ambiance, nice outdoor seating. Service was good but a little inattentive, slow to fill water, etc.. Presentation of food looked good but food was a little over cooked. All in all, a nice restaurant and worth attending. Might have been an off night, short of staff which had been common at a lot of restaurants.
Our server, Erin, was terrific! Had the black pepper shrimp. Great flavor, hard to eat. Salads and entrees were great. Kitchen made some small mistakes. Was supposed to get house potatoes and got mashed. Husband was supposed to get asparagus and got green beans. Large party upstairs so maybe kitchen was distracted by that. Didn't really bother us because food was good and service was great.
Had a calamari appetizer. Worst I've had in decades. Like eating old rubber bands. Nothing tender. Coating was very good. Dipping sauce was too strong! It overpowered the delicate taste of the calamari. Had whitefish for the meal. Fish was great. Fruit salsa on top conflicted with the fish. Better without it, or if it had a savory taste. Zucchini was uninspiring. Cooked nicely, but should have had a spice (even salt/pepper) or mild sauce. Potatoes were good, but also very mundane. Had a great beer, recommended by the waitress. Service and ambiance were great. Other diner with me had perch. Said it wasn't very good; would rate it average. Don't know details. I'd still recommend IVY, since I previously had a great meal there. Hope this was an aberration.
Had a delightful dinner on the patio. The menu had many attractive options. Our server was helpful with the menu and an efficient and unobtrusive presence. Our meals were terrific. Very flavorful, foreshadowing ingredients, artful presentation.
This was an excellent experience. We sat out on the beautiful patio for dinner. The waitress was friendly and helpful. The crab cake dinner was the best I’ve ever had. Honestly, the best. I switched out the veggies and got fingerling potatoes and grilled asparagus- excellent. I can’t wait to go back to Ivy!
We've been to Ivy several times and have always had a good meal and excellent service.
It was our wedding anniversary (which I put in the comment section when making the reservation). No one wished us a happy anniversary. 😕 My husband and I had the Oktoberfest special which was fantastic! It was hard to decide since so many of the entrees on the menu sounded delicious. We will definitely come again.
Food was not as good as last visit. We had the Ribeye this time.
We went for the German food. Not impressed.
The Ivy never disappoints! My filet was grilled perfectly, the waiter was attentive, pace appropriate. My dining guests enjoyed their meals too and our desserts were fabulous. The Ivy is truly a gem of a dining experience. Try it out, you’ll become a frequent flyer like me!
Being there on a Monday evening it wasn't very busy and consequently quiet. We have been there when it was a busy and there was a higher noise level.
I was disappointed they were out of the Lake Michigan perch(we were told it is a seasonal item) but the salmon was very good.
The food was excellent, as always. Josh was our server and was great. Dick (again) played matchmaker and my wife met a woman she hadn't seen since high school. We love IVY and recommend it to everyone. We brought a couple - their 1st time- and Kay McKeen knew the wife! The Night Hawks are a great band. We loved the evening and can't wait to get back.
Keith & Debra Swinden
Wedding luncheon with small children very frustrating having to chase down waiter over and over again for water menus food refills updates on late food and chasing down for the bill. Food was barely warm. Didn’t make the occasion special.
Food was flavorful and a decent wine selection; 1/2 price bottles of wine on Tuesdays that is terrific!
Beautiful place; great food. We ate outside on a warm evening and it was excellent. Good service.
Such a beautiful place, love the stained glass window! Food was wonderful. The people working there were all great. Only negative was they sat us back by the kitchen😕. Maybe they could add a curtain or a partition there. Another big plus was they have a lot of gluten free items on the menu.
Everything was great! Food was amazing, one of the best steaks I had. Service was good and the place looks very nice.
We came during lunch/brunch time on Sunday. Service was very slow. Wait staff seemed preoccupied with a group upstairs. The atmosphere this time was not welcoming at all. No one smiled as they passed. Food was descent although porrions seemed smaller than I was accustomed. All in all a very mediocre dinning experience.
Very disappointing. Bland steak, white fish was not good. Bread pudding was cold in the middle. Clearly frozen and thawed. Server was nice, but very green and didn’t know much. Very surprised at how average it was. Will never go back.
Great food and environment. We have eaten there several times and it has become our special occasion restaurant. Dress code is casual and environment is comfortable to go along with the great food. I have had seafood, jambalaya and steak in our visits and each has been exceptional.
Very nice restaurant! Was there on a Friday evening and there was a band playing outside. We asked to be seated inside so we could talk. Very crowded so it was noisy but not too noisy that we couldn’t hear one another speak.
Our waitress was excellent! Knew how to leave us be and when to check in!
Food was excellent!
I would recommend to anyone for any occasion!
Visiting Ivy and having a meal there is always fun. The service and food were very good, as usual. Very friendly and professional staff, along with flavorful meals and delightful wine. Noise level high, but tolerable.
The pepper shrimp as an appetizer is great. I had the white fish with fruit salsa, which the fruit salsa did not work. It was strawberries and mint on the fish. I wasn’t a fan but fish was good..crab cakes are always good here.
Lovely chapel-like interior in an ivy-covered building in downtown Wheaton. Salmon dish, a longtime favorite, lived up to its reputation. Petit filet with shrimp also good. Complimentary birthday treat.
Superb in everything! The setting is like no other in all of Chicagoland