Ivy Restaurant

Multi-faceted dining and nightlife destination provides the Ladder District with an affordable spot for an upscale casual Italian meal.

49 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 451-1416

56 reviews

The Basics

  • Primary: Bar Scene
  • Others: Dine At The Bar, Fine Dining, Group Dining, Italian, Lunch Spot, Prix Fixe Menu, Theater District Dining, American Express Accepted, Discover Accepted, Mastercard Accepted, Visa Accepted, Restaurants
  • Hours:
    Mon-Fri 11:30am-3:30pm, 5pm-1am
    Sat-Sun 5pm-1am

Owner's Message

Multi-faceted dining and nightlife destination provides the Ladder District with an affordable spot for an upscale casual Italian meal.


  • By BlkMajik almost 7 years ago on Citysearch

    I went a few weeks ago with a party of 25 to celebrate a birthday. If it was not for friends and family I would have been irrate. I returned two signature drinks.....HORRIBLE, and picked at the food beacuse I felt as though it was not all… Read more »

  • By LydiaR about 7 years ago on Citysearch

    I went here with two friends after Christmas shopping downtown intending to have dinner and drinks. We put our names in for a table and decided to have a couple of drinks while we waited. Among us we have about 40 years of waitressing and… Read more »

  • By James F over 7 years ago on Insider Pages

    If you are looking for a great place to drink some cheap wine try The Ivy. All bottles under $26. Food is a little expensive for what you get, and the location is not to do for. All in all, relaxing atmosphere and great spot to have a… Read more »

  • By Karalyn12 almost 8 years ago on Citysearch

    Ivy is a great place to grab dinner in an upbeat atmosphere. The waiter was top notch and really made the experience. The food was exceptional as well. I would absolutely go back here and would reccomend it to anyone looking for a great… Read more »

  • By YEAGER about 8 years ago on Citysearch

    Ivy is a great Italian place that serves large quantities of food at a very reasonable price. The food and the service were phenomenal!! They have a great wine list for around $25/bottle. I was unsure about a couple of things on the menu… Read more »

  • By IrishTemper about 8 years ago on Citysearch

    I went to The Ivy with girlfriends before going to see Dirty Dancing. We had wonderful and friendly service and the food was delicious. You can't beat the value either! They offer a theater menu with several food options as well as wine… Read more »

  • By Aym about 8 years ago on Citysearch

    This is a good spot for pre theater dinner/drinks or for an after work get together with friends. There's more of a bar atmosphere on the lower level. Read more »

  • By miacomet about 8 years ago on Citysearch

    I've been to Ivy at least 10 times. Its a great place to meet up for a drink with friends as well as dinner. I highly recommend the Gnocchi with pull braised duck. Read more »

  • By kbloor about 8 years ago on Citysearch

    My friend and I were planning on having a nice lunch here during restaurant week thinking that the food would be exceptional - especially during restaurant week. The food that we were served was not only tasteless and stale, but the… Read more »

  • By olearym about 8 years ago on Citysearch

    I have to say that is was one of the worst restaurants my husband and I have ever been to in Boston and I will never go back and would not send anyone I know to go there either. We had a dinner reservation that we arrived on time for and… Read more »

  • By katiebarry about 8 years ago on Menuism

    I won a giftcard to The Ivy in the downtown crossing and prior to that, had never heard of the restaurant... Read more »

  • By bostonchik about 8 years ago on Citysearch

    I went to Ivy for New years...first of all it was $150 for free drinks all night (which was good) and what was supposed to be food from 10-3...so for food there was bruschetta which was the size of my pinky and what i think was shrimp… Read more »

  • By Cheryl G over 8 years ago on Insider Pages

    I love Italian food. This place is great. The service and the food were above average. I loved the atmosphere and the decor. The price is also reasonable. Read more »

  • By Ashley403 over 8 years ago on Citysearch

    I went there on wednesday night with a group of friends and had a great time. We were sat quickly and greeted almost immediately. Our waiter went down the menu with us and told us about the $26 dollar per bottle wine list and the small… Read more »

  • By henmaren over 8 years ago on Citysearch

    I had one of the worst dining experiences of my life at Ivy. We went out to celebrate a friend's new job and pending move. Two members of our party arrived first and informed the hostess that not everyone was there but she said, "not to… Read more »

  • By Eric Grossman over 8 years ago on Citysearch

    In Short
    One of the more contemporary dining destinations in the mostly quiet Ladder District, Ivy provides its patrons with three levels of seating. The romantic subterranean lounge is ideal for weekend scenesters, while the… Read more »

  • By repo80 over 8 years ago on Citysearch

    I am surprised to see the bad reviews! I went with a party of 30, on a friday night and had wonderful service and a great experience! We LOVED the inexpensive wine list and the small plates made for an engaging group dining experience. … Read more »

  • By livingboston over 8 years ago on Citysearch

    After hearing all these reviews, I decided it would be a perfect place to take my sister for her birthday along with 10 other friends, our waitress was a total bitch...and it all started when we told her we didn't want any alcholcholic… Read more »

  • By Diner1229 over 8 years ago on Citysearch

    This dabbled as my favorite restaurant in Boston for awhile... the food is usually fantastic, the wine list is excellent and well-priced... and usually decent service. However a few of us went to Ivy's a few weeks ago around 9:30 on a… Read more »

  • By optimator almost 9 years ago on Citysearch

    I recently dined at the Ivy for the first time. Patrons walk into a tastefully designed space filled with the requisite beautiful people and are greeted by a hostess with an exotic accent. My first impression was that the Ivy would be a… Read more »

  • By serverbeserved almost 9 years ago on Citysearch

    I am warning everyone reading this not to go here with a group (perhaps just avoid at all cost). I threw a party for 20 people to celebrate a birthday and we were not even given a chance to enjoy our company, food or wine. Two days… Read more »

  • By gkurr almost 9 years ago on Citysearch

    We went to Ivy to celebrate my wife's birthday with a group of about 15. We figured the "tapas" style would be fun for a group - getting people to share and thus be more social. The food itself was very good as was the service. I've read… Read more »

  • By SCL1973 about 9 years ago on Citysearch

    This was my second time here, and I was hoping it was going to be better than the unimpressive first time. Yes, the wine is reasonably priced and the ambience is nice-especially for a Saturday night. What made me review it unfavorably was… Read more »

  • By juliekramer about 9 years ago on Citysearch

    Great service. The food was nothing short of fabulous. the wine was perfect. the dessert was heavenly.\r I love the atmosphere the lighting , the comfortable seats\r and don't worry about parking, they valet.\r Read more »

  • By LewisZL over 9 years ago on Menuism

    One of the places I frequent the most in Boston -- perfect for the first date or a group event. Excellent... Read more »