Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ivy Lane Bistro and Wine Room

On a recent and particularly chilly Thursday afternoon, D and I headed to Daytona’s historic Beach Street after receiving an invitation to dine at the lovely Ivy Lane Bistro. Due to the lower than normal tempts I was looking forward to a nice warm cup of gumbo from the Louisiana bistro.

The bistro brings you into a part of Daytona that is seldom visited by most, the historic Beach Street district. With tons of cute shops and even a chocolate factory, there’s hours of enjoyment to be had. Not to mention the delicious Po Boy and gumbo awaiting you at Ivy Lane. gggggggggggggggg

Ivy Lane provides three different dining experiences. Outside you can enjoy a beautiful day or night, a little tunes and some delicious eats from the bistro. The inside front room provides a spectacular view of the street as well as a quaint and casual atmosphere for anytime dining. Lastly, they have a beautiful back room great for large groups or social gatherings. bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

I knew it was gumbo-time before even stepping into the festively decorated eatery. As we checked out the street view from our window seats, we began perusing the menu. I instantly gravitated to the Cajun club po’ boy combo with some gumbo ($8.50). Served on French bread, andouille sausage tops off Cajun chicken with spinach, tomato and a delectable remoulade sauce. vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

I thoroughly enjoyed my sandwich and gumbo combination. The gumbo was exactly what I needed on a cold day: hearty, warm and tasty. A virgin to po’ boys I became hooked on the Louisiana classic simultaneously after my first taste of its deliciousness. I will definitely be returning for one of these! wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

D’s, Bourbon St. Blue arrived simultaneously. One of their many wraps, the Bourbon St. Blue ($8.25) has marinated strip steak wrapped in a spinach wrap with shredded cheeses, lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions and ranch dressing. With it came a side of homemade potato chips! If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying homemade potato chips, then make it a top priority immediately. Ten times better than manufactured chips, these were especially crunchy with great seasoning. wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

We concluded our lunch with a devilishly delicious dessert of chocolate, peanut butter, fudge and brownies. Super moist chocolate and peanut butter fudge-like cakes are interspersed amongst each other with a chocolate fudge icing, brownie bits, peanut butter chips and a strawberry topping off the creation. As a fan of everything Reece, I couldn’t get enough of the flavors in this sweet treat. wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Ivy Lane Bistro definitely has the makings of a superb lunch spot, an intimate dinner or an annual holiday party local. I definitely foresee a repeat visit for some lunchtime po’ boys in the near future!

- A

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246 South Beach Street

Daytona Beach, FL 32114

(386) 258-7112

Serving Breakfast and Lunch: Tue – Sun 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

(Sunday Jazz Brunch!)

Serving Dinner: Wed & Thursday 5 to 9 p.m., Fri & Sat 5 to 10 p.m.


  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog, Amanda! I'm glad you enjoyed Ivy Lane Bistro, too. It's one of those restaurants I bring my friends to when they come to visit. (Did you ask for the discount for locals?) We should meet for lunch sometime!

  2. The next time Im in Daytona, I will definitely check this place out! The po'boy looks delicious and the cake looks sinful.

  3. Sherry - I didn't know they did a discount for locals. How cool! And yes, I would love to meet for lunch one day! If you want to email me we can set something up @

    High Heels & Good Meals - You must! The po'boy is really out of the world and yes that is one devilishly delicious dessert!

  4. Sweet spot, right? I went for breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed that too! Gonna have to come back for lunch one day.

  5. Nacny - I am definitely going to have to go back for breakfast! I'm sure it's delicious!