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Ivy Cafe, Clayton, MO

Ivy Cafe

4.6
4.6
73 Reviews
$30 and under
Café
Coffeehouse by day, winehouse by night. We specialize in fresh healthy and creative eats and pride ourselves on being preservative free.

Reservations are for evenings only at this time. Daytime is open seating (first come, first serve). We operate on separate daytime and evening menus, but they do have some overlapping items.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 7:00 am–3:00 pm Wed–Fri 7:00 am–9:30 pm Sat 8:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (314) 776-9377
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Neighborhood
    Clayton
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 73 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Innovative

  • St. Louis

    Healthy

  • Midtown

    Great for brunch

  • Midtown

    Innovative

  • Midtown

    Healthy

73 Reviews
  1. Suzie

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Even though she had other tables it felt like we were her only one. The food was great, some things interesting and different than any other restaurants we’ve been to and we eat out a lot ❤️ overall a fantastic new experience. We will be back !!!

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  2. TomU

    St. Louis

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great spot. Enjoy the food and service. An easier menu experience could help.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So yummy and amazing service! Love this spot.

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  4. BrittanyG

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing little boutique cafe with great atmosphere and mid-century modern vibes. Everything we tried was delicious and the crafted cocktails were the icing on the cake. The owner and staff both clearly take pride in this restaurant! Can’t recommend enough!

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  5. Kurt

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food had great detail with layers of flavor and creativity 

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love our visits to Ivy! This time was for restaurant week to try their three course dinner. Everything was delicious & tasted super fresh! Espresso martini is always a fav! The seabass, scampi & lamb pie all hit the spot.

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  7. GlennM

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I've been to Ivy for lunch, but their dinner options, specific for Clayton Restaurant Week was not impressive. Having gone to other restaurants during this week, Ivy's set choices was not a very good value for the money. The chips and avacado appetizer lacked much flavor, the seabass was unbalanced and too sweet and the mousse was cold and not as creamy as it should have been. Unfortunately we were very disappointed and didn't enjoy the dinner experience. Also every time the door opened it got very cold inside. Its possilbe i'll return for lunch, but not for dinner.

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  8. PaulD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointed. 1st time. Expecting more upscale for price and location. Went for restaurant week (3 courses for $50). With 2 drinks (chai lattes, tax and tip came to $150. Restaurant was cold; many customers kept their coats on. Ordered soup, which was barely warm (potato in soup was cold); asked them to reheat, came back still warm--not hot). Lamb pie crust was excellent, but contents lacking (2/3 liquid, with very small pieces of meat and veggies). Service slow and not that attentive, even though place only 1/3 full. Best course was seasoned mashed avocado with beef chips. Known for their bread at breakfast but don't serve at night. Go figure. Will not return or recommend.

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  9. kathleenk

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited several days ago for restaurant week and I am STILL thinking about that sea bass. It was delicious, perfectly cooked, with a sweet tomato puree on top. The avocado mash starter and chocolate mousse were also divine but that fish! I don’t even really like fish that much. I’m literally obsessed. I could eat it every week forever. Service was friendly and everyone enjoyed their meals. I will hope they switch to warmer lighting and if they do I may move in permanently

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  10. KimM

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The avocado dip was unexpected and very delicious as was the potato soup. I really enjoyed the sea bass - perfectly cooked and yummy, but one of my dinner companions thought the sauce tasted like tomato soup. The lamb pot pie was very tender but the crust was not "flakey" as promised. It was busy due to restaurant week and our server seemed quite preoccupied and overwhelmed. The chocolate mousse was amazing. I would like to come back and try their lunch fare on a quieter day.

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  11. GaryS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Ivy Cafe for dinner on a very cold winter’s night. They don’t have a foyer, so every time the door opens, we all got a blast of cold air. The marble top tables and bar are not cozy on a cold winter night. They let us move away from the door, but we never got warm. We loved the food. The mushroom hummus was great. The Meramec tartine was super. The salmon entree with squash was fabulous. The pecan pie was pedestrian. We will definitely go back.

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  12. GwenK

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were outstanding. It was our first visit and we plan to return soon.

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  13. Picky

    St. Louis

    216 reviews

    3.0

    216 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was barely ok, but the service was slow and horrid! This is more of a hipster place, geared at people in their 20's and 30's

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I really enjoyed our dining experience. The Bourbon Fizz and Maple Cinnamon Bourbon Sour cocktails were excellent. We ordered the Parmesan Truffle fries - a must - and the Cranberry and Goat Cheese tapas to share and both were very good. I had the Strip Steak Cubes which I love as the red pepper puree is amazing - I was trying to dip anything I could in it. My wife really enjoyed her shrimp delicata curry as well. We’ll definitely be back soon!

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  15. FishFood

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting is casual with creative coziness. The staff is welcoming and gracious. The service was relaxed. It was near Christmas so it may not have been fully staffed. We enjoyed the food: Delmar tartine, breadbasket, Delicata curry. The Delicata curry was less curry flavored than expected. The vegetables were very crunchy, too much so for this customer. We chose the four star option at times because of the nature of the curry as mentioned above, and the service seeming a little slow. The ambiance, creativity and gracious service were very enjoyable.

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  16. TJLem

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I both have gluten allergies, so we were delighted to find so many gluten free options. Presentation of the dishes was very nice and tasty on top of that. Charming decor. We were early on a Saturday evening so parking was easy. We will definitely be back.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and great price point. Neighborhood gem.

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  18. MieS

    St. Louis

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Ivy Cafe. The food is delicious and the service is good. Plus it is more reasonable than most restaurants in Clayton.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ivy is one of our favorite spots in St Louis. Great vibes, delicious food, unique environment, and the staff is always very inviting. Love all the menu selection’s but ATM I’m obsessed with the Delmar.
    Ivy CafeResponded on February 2, 2024
    Folks like yourself are the reason we are here...so thank you from our family to yours <3

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, good food and fun vibe! Will definitely go back more often!

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  21. Peters

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I was disappointed with the cacio e Pepe, which had no resemblance to what it actually should be. Incredibly loud and disappointing and over priced for the portions.

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  22. Tennisace1

    St. Louis

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy and charming. Nice selection of small plates that are sgarable.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A true gem. The service was wonderful, the ceviche divine and don’t sleep on the vegetarian options: the mushroom tartine was our favorite. Highly recommend!

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  24. NancyB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The stuffed eggplant entree (Carondelet) was sold out, so next time I go, I’ll call ahead to assure it’s available.

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  25. MichaelK

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for an anniversary meal. The tables for 2 people are tiny making a tapas meal difficult with a few plates and drinks. Some of the menu items like the bacon wrapped figs, the cacio de peppe pasta and the beet salad were very good, but the steak tartine was very weak. Overall I'd say it's a good cafe for an ordinary meal but lacking for a special occasion.
    Ivy CafeResponded on November 10, 2023
    Hey Michael, thanks for giving us a try! We are always improving so please give us a try again in the future!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful menu, small plates are substantial , would go back for sure!
    Ivy CafeResponded on November 10, 2023
    Hope to see you around soon! - Julie

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  27. Changingmenu

    Indiana

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Found this Restaurant when looking for something light to have before an evening WashU Soccer game. Really enjoyed this cute small restaurant. The Pumpkin Soup was outstanding. Service was very good. Want to go back for Brunch sometime.

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  28. MikeB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful meal at Ivy café. Such healthy and tasty food. The pumpkin in Delicata soup was incredible. The salmon was cooked perfectly and our shrimp and pomegranate salad was delightful. Heather, our server was also a delight. We will certainly be back to Ivy café.

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  29. Mike

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    most of the food items were good, service was nice as well.

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  30. BecaMM

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening at a new place for us. Loved the decore. Had very nice and generous cheese plate. Loved the curry and salad. Service was delightful. Might upgrade wine list.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Anna was our server…excellent!!. She really took care of us. We chose to eat outside; it was a little too warm for us inside and a bit noisy (they eventually opened the windows to cool things inside, and then some of the loud conversation spilled over outside:). Service, food, quality…all excellent!!

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  32. Iceman

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food. Will certainly go back again.

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  33. Rallyhbm

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious. Great service. Wish the “large” plate (salmon) was larger, but it was delicious. Nice atmosphere. Cocktail great.

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  34. PatO

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Ivy cafe! The service, food and ambience it the best!!
    Ivy CafeResponded on October 6, 2023
    It makes us the happiest when our guests are happy! Thanks for dining with us, and for taking time from your day to share the love!

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  35. enjoydiningout

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect - casual but well executed. We will be back soon!

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  36. Dave

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service though very loud environment. Best truffle fries I’ve ever eaten.

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  37. DomO

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great

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  38. PeteW

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were pleased that they offer a few vegan options.

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  39. TrinaC

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazingly delicious meals made with fresh healthy ingredients! Very friendly and accommodating staff!

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  40. PatO

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really loved this cafe! Service and food were great! Ambience great! Lots f interesting art and pottery displayed inside as well! Can’t wait to go back!!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ivy Cafe using the Order Online button. Ivy Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 776-9377.

Ivy Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ivy Cafe

14 N Meramec Ave unit a, Clayton, MO 63105

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Clayton
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 7:00 am–3:00 pm Wed–Fri 7:00 am–9:30 pm Sat 8:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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