The Ivy

★★★★☆
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    Los Angeles, CA 90048

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What an awful experience. My Wife has an allergy to spices, and we told the waiter at the time of ordering. He said that what she had ordered was fine. Her fish and chips had a spicy batter, a spicy salsa and a spicy tartar sauce. When we

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★★★★★

What an awful experience. My Wife has an allergy to spices, and we told the waiter at the time of ordering. He said that what she had ordered was fine. Her fish and chips had a spicy batter, a spicy salsa and a spicy tartar sauce. When we

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Terrible service. They served us food that triggered an allergy even though we warned them before. We found out they lied about the contents once we left and called to "ask again". Before we left the owner came to our table and said "we

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★★★★★

Terrible service. They served us food that triggered an allergy even though we warned them before. We found out they lied about the contents once we left and called to "ask again". Before we left the owner came to our table and said "we

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CHECK YOUR CREDIT CARD STATEMENT!!\r
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The food at The Ivy was good, not amazing, but good. It was incredibly overpriced and no celebrities were anywhere to be seen (just saying so you don't expect it).\r
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★★★★★

CHECK YOUR CREDIT CARD STATEMENT!!\r
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The food at The Ivy was good, not amazing, but good. It was incredibly overpriced and no celebrities were anywhere to be seen (just saying so you don't expect it).\r
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My score would've been at

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Service, food, location... all perfect!

3
★★★★★

Service, food, location... all perfect!

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Loved the wine & adore the dessert their.

3
★★★★★

Loved the wine & adore the dessert their.

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If you want to go somewhere that is celebrity struck with paparazzi hanging out, then this is the place.
If you are looking for a place with good food, this is not the best pick. The food here is ok.
The other bad side to it is unless you

3
★★★★★

If you want to go somewhere that is celebrity struck with paparazzi hanging out, then this is the place.
If you are looking for a place with good food, this is not the best pick. The food here is ok.
The other bad side to it is unless you

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The Ivy is a landmark. It is also pricey so a place not many of us can go to regularly. That being said the reputation and ambiance make it the ideal restaurant to take a visitor you want to impress. Women love the large salads and men can

3
★★★★★

The Ivy is a landmark. It is also pricey so a place not many of us can go to regularly. That being said the reputation and ambiance make it the ideal restaurant to take a visitor you want to impress. Women love the large salads and men can

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Amazing food across the board. Outstanding quality. The service could be more attentive and the hostess should loose her arrogant attitude.
The place is pricey but absolutely worth spending the money.

3
★★★★★

Amazing food across the board. Outstanding quality. The service could be more attentive and the hostess should loose her arrogant attitude.
The place is pricey but absolutely worth spending the money.

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What is Los Angeles without a trip to the IVY.. If you have never been, it's a place to head to lunch so you can see all the celebs who are looking to be seen! The food is very good, especially the Swordfish Taco.. (to die for) . The

3
★★★★★

What is Los Angeles without a trip to the IVY.. If you have never been, it's a place to head to lunch so you can see all the celebs who are looking to be seen! The food is very good, especially the Swordfish Taco.. (to die for) . The

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Nice staff, nice food,great Gimlets. Over priced but you knew that when you walked in!

3
★★★★★

Nice staff, nice food,great Gimlets. Over priced but you knew that when you walked in!

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First trip to The Ivy, and we we very impressed. We had 7pm reservation, got there a little late, and were seated immediately on the patio. The restaurant was full, but did not have a crowded feel. The Service was quick and friendly

3
★★★★★

First trip to The Ivy, and we we very impressed. We had 7pm reservation, got there a little late, and were seated immediately on the patio. The restaurant was full, but did not have a crowded feel. The Service was quick and friendly

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I'd been going to the Ivey well over a decade but had not gone for several years until a recent visit. I understand why this place gets mixed reviews. Admittedly, it's pricey, sometimes noisy, the service is not consistent and you really

3
★★★★★

I'd been going to the Ivey well over a decade but had not gone for several years until a recent visit. I understand why this place gets mixed reviews. Admittedly, it's pricey, sometimes noisy, the service is not consistent and you really

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My family made a reservation and when we got there we could not get a table. When we FInALLY did, we ordered the swordfish tacos, their AMAZING purred fruit drink, grilled veggie salad, and some pasta. This meal was one of the best I have

3
★★★★★

My family made a reservation and when we got there we could not get a table. When we FInALLY did, we ordered the swordfish tacos, their AMAZING purred fruit drink, grilled veggie salad, and some pasta. This meal was one of the best I have

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My niece visiting LA to look at colleges was desperate to go to The Ivy. SHe'd read in the celebrity mags that Christina Aguilara and Paris Hilton eat here.

We didn't see anyone famous, or at least we didn't see anyone I knew was

3
★★★★★

My niece visiting LA to look at colleges was desperate to go to The Ivy. SHe'd read in the celebrity mags that Christina Aguilara and Paris Hilton eat here.

We didn't see anyone famous, or at least we didn't see anyone I knew was

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If you want to see a celebrity, or should I say. . . see a celebrity that wants to be seen, then go. This place is very over priced and the food is not good. I got a crab omelette and it had shells in it!

3
★★★★★

If you want to see a celebrity, or should I say. . . see a celebrity that wants to be seen, then go. This place is very over priced and the food is not good. I got a crab omelette and it had shells in it!

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Great lunch spot.

3
★★★★★

Great lunch spot.

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The Ivy used to be a lovely place for lunch. No more. I arrived for my reservation only to be told I had to stand in the traffic pattern or the ficus to wait for my guest. After all the attitude I could handle from the "hostess" I was

3
★★★★★

The Ivy used to be a lovely place for lunch. No more. I arrived for my reservation only to be told I had to stand in the traffic pattern or the ficus to wait for my guest. After all the attitude I could handle from the "hostess" I was

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The only good thing about this place was it's physical charm. Our entrees were awful! Especially my husband's. He had the lasagna...or should I say, pasta with frozen broccolini and spinach on the side. My first review of a restaurant

3
★★★★★

The only good thing about this place was it's physical charm. Our entrees were awful! Especially my husband's. He had the lasagna...or should I say, pasta with frozen broccolini and spinach on the side. My first review of a restaurant

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It's true that? The ambiance at the Ivy is indisputable. This is where the posh have been noshing for years and the place has history...and this is wha you pay for. It is definitely a landmark in Los Angeles and you must go there at

3
★★★★★

It's true that? The ambiance at the Ivy is indisputable. This is where the posh have been noshing for years and the place has history...and this is wha you pay for. It is definitely a landmark in Los Angeles and you must go there at

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The IVY is a fun place to go. There is a happening crowd there. THe food is good but for the price there are better places out there.

3
★★★★★

The IVY is a fun place to go. There is a happening crowd there. THe food is good but for the price there are better places out there.

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Extremely poor service, rude waiters! Meals were cold and some dishes were so bad, they had to be returned! For such an overpriced restaurant, very BAD service & food!!!
Manager was extremely rude too!!! Added bonus were the FLIES all over

3
★★★★★

Extremely poor service, rude waiters! Meals were cold and some dishes were so bad, they had to be returned! For such an overpriced restaurant, very BAD service & food!!!
Manager was extremely rude too!!! Added bonus were the FLIES all over

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The food was really amazing, I've been there last saturday with my family and they loved it!! Such a nice enviroment!!!! The only thing that wasn't so good is the valet! The manager guy is an completely a - hole and rude.. They didn't even

3
★★★★★

The food was really amazing, I've been there last saturday with my family and they loved it!! Such a nice enviroment!!!! The only thing that wasn't so good is the valet! The manager guy is an completely a - hole and rude.. They didn't even

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michael malloy and the 750 club reviews were ranked number 1 as they held a meeting here,the credit physician broke down the abc of restoreing your credit,the meeting was great and the ivy is great,the credit physician was a great speaker and we learned so much,your next meeting pick the ivy
ramked #1 great service the credit physician

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★★★★★

michael malloy and the 750 club reviews were ranked number 1 as they held a meeting here,the credit physician broke down the abc of restoreing your credit,the meeting was great and the ivy is great,the credit physician was a great speaker and we learned so much,your next meeting pick the ivy
ramked #1 great service the credit physician

Pros: the credit physician 5 star service excellent

Cons: no negatives at all

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This place is more of an experience. The food and the service are truly worth the cost. You do not come here every day for dinner, more for a very special occasion. You have to try this place at least once...it truly is an unforgettable experience.

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★★★☆☆

This place is more of an experience. The food and the service are truly worth the cost. You do not come here every day for dinner, more for a very special occasion. You have to try this place at least once...it truly is an unforgettable experience.

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The food was ok.

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★★☆☆☆

The food was ok.

Pros: Good Ambience

Cons: Not so good food

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Interview Q: Do you have a portfolio? A: Yes. - Good for you. GTFOut. We hire people to work, not audition. And because they obviously hire for ability, The Ivy is, without question, the best restaurant in LA.

The first thing a patron notices while marching to the table is the relative dearth of pretty people wearing aprons. This is four standard deviations distant from every other LA restaurant and doesn't immediately sink-in. Why would a star-studded clich of a spot not follow protocol? And after a dozen or so meals, I feel that the Ivy, unlike every other service sister, understands that its business is to get you in, fed, and the hell out in time to seat the next party. This does not happen when the waiters are too busy learning lines to remember orders.

Today, for the first time, things did not go flawlessly. They usually do. 1 for 12. When my Cajun Prime Rib arrived, it was cooked so thoroughly that well-done would be an understatement. I wish I took a picture. How was it ordered? Rare, of course. So here we know for certain that the waiter, chef, and bus person all looked at a "prime rib" half an inch thick and thought nothing of it. Alarms should have been sounding. But, an error is not serious so long as it's corrected. And correct they did fast and without argument. Prime Rib round two was 2.5 inches thick and rare as I've ever seen. How about you? www helgasmailroom com/images/imag0023.jpg... Some would argue that they overcompensated by serving black-and-blue instead of rare (there is a difference) but I won't. The Cajun crust more than made up the heat that the center lacked. I can't imagine eating it another way.

Also on the menu was 1 Grilled Shrimp Salad, 1 Artichoke appetizer, and 5 Ivy Margaritas at the cool price of $16.75 EACH. I thought the menu said 13.75 and can't find an on-line version anywhere. I would have loved to scream bloody murder at these bastards and had I found proof of the margarita's price differential I would have. But you know what? They make simply the best margarita I have ever sucked up with hunger for another. I looked up their recipe some years ago trying to emulate them and of course, got a lot of hearsay. The combo tasting most like theirs was: 1 part tequila, 2 parts Cointreau, 2 parts fresh lime juice. The one today seemed to have the tequila/Cointreau ratio reversed since it wasn't as sweet as I remember. Either that or the limes are out of season. Either way, 3 are enough to knock me on my overfed buttocks. Each has 3 shots of 90-proof liquor. Cointreau is sweet but it sure can kick.

Finally, a note about the pricing. If you are on a budget, cross the street to News Caf. Or better yet, get bent. The Ivy is a place that understands its market as well as its reality. They are in the business of turning tables and @ 16.75$/drink you're a lot less likely to sit there sipping past your welcome. They deliver food that is consistently excellent with service that is second to nothing in LA. They also seat you on time which would be impossible had they not found their equilibrium price and gotten demand to equal supply. My sample size is north of 10 and never have I waited more than a few minutes past time reserved. Yes, you need to make a reservation. Yes, even at these price points. So if you want to be a hater, print out all the tales of woe you read in other reviews and eat them instead. Keep the Ivy's tables free of human refuse so I can eat in peace.

Love,

Mealschpeal com

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★★★★★

Interview Q: Do you have a portfolio? A: Yes. - Good for you. GTFOut. We hire people to work, not audition. And because they obviously hire for ability, The Ivy is, without question, the best restaurant in LA.

The first thing a patron notices while marching to the table is the relative dearth of pretty people wearing aprons. This is four standard deviations distant from every other LA restaurant and doesn't immediately sink-in. Why would a star-studded clich of a spot not follow protocol? And after a dozen or so meals, I feel that the Ivy, unlike every other service sister, understands that its business is to get you in, fed, and the hell out in time to seat the next party. This does not happen when the waiters are too busy learning lines to remember orders.

Today, for the first time, things did not go flawlessly. They usually do. 1 for 12. When my Cajun Prime Rib arrived, it was cooked so thoroughly that well-done would be an understatement. I wish I took a picture. How was it ordered? Rare, of course. So here we know for certain that the waiter, chef, and bus person all looked at a "prime rib" half an inch thick and thought nothing of it. Alarms should have been sounding. But, an error is not serious so long as it's corrected. And correct they did fast and without argument. Prime Rib round two was 2.5 inches thick and rare as I've ever seen. How about you? www helgasmailroom com/images/imag0023.jpg... Some would argue that they overcompensated by serving black-and-blue instead of rare (there is a difference) but I won't. The Cajun crust more than made up the heat that the center lacked. I can't imagine eating it another way.

Also on the menu was 1 Grilled Shrimp Salad, 1 Artichoke appetizer, and 5 Ivy Margaritas at the cool price of $16.75 EACH. I thought the menu said 13.75 and can't find an on-line version anywhere. I would have loved to scream bloody murder at these bastards and had I found proof of the margarita's price differential I would have. But you know what? They make simply the best margarita I have ever sucked up with hunger for another. I looked up their recipe some years ago trying to emulate them and of course, got a lot of hearsay. The combo tasting most like theirs was: 1 part tequila, 2 parts Cointreau, 2 parts fresh lime juice. The one today seemed to have the tequila/Cointreau ratio reversed since it wasn't as sweet as I remember. Either that or the limes are out of season. Either way, 3 are enough to knock me on my overfed buttocks. Each has 3 shots of 90-proof liquor. Cointreau is sweet but it sure can kick.

Finally, a note about the pricing. If you are on a budget, cross the street to News Caf. Or better yet, get bent. The Ivy is a place that understands its market as well as its reality. They are in the business of turning tables and @ 16.75$/drink you're a lot less likely to sit there sipping past your welcome. They deliver food that is consistently excellent with service that is second to nothing in LA. They also seat you on time which would be impossible had they not found their equilibrium price and gotten demand to equal supply. My sample size is north of 10 and never have I waited more than a few minutes past time reserved. Yes, you need to make a reservation. Yes, even at these price points. So if you want to be a hater, print out all the tales of woe you read in other reviews and eat them instead. Keep the Ivy's tables free of human refuse so I can eat in peace.

Love,

Mealschpeal com

Pros: Food, service, margaritas

Cons: Price, but worth it.

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As lovely a place as The Ivy is, the food is in no way up to the standards that built its reputation. Service was impeccable, as always, but our dinners, from salads to dessert, was mediocre, at best. Given how over-the-top spendy it is, the entire experience should have been amazing, but was very disappointing to me and my out-of-town guest wanting a wonderful LA dining experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

As lovely a place as The Ivy is, the food is in no way up to the standards that built its reputation. Service was impeccable, as always, but our dinners, from salads to dessert, was mediocre, at best. Given how over-the-top spendy it is, the entire experience should have been amazing, but was very disappointing to me and my out-of-town guest wanting a wonderful LA dining experience.

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DO NOT GO HERE OR PARK YOUR CAR HERE... THE VALET DRIVERS CHARGE 8$ TO TAKE UP RESIDENTS PARKING SPOTS, WHEN THEY HAVE A LOT A BLOCK AWAY!! THEY DRIVE YOUR CAR CRAZILY AND EVEN HAVE SEEN THEM HIT CARS BEFORE.. THAT PLACE IS CORRUPT AND THE VALET PARKERS ARE DIRTY JERKS

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★☆☆☆☆

DO NOT GO HERE OR PARK YOUR CAR HERE... THE VALET DRIVERS CHARGE 8$ TO TAKE UP RESIDENTS PARKING SPOTS, WHEN THEY HAVE A LOT A BLOCK AWAY!! THEY DRIVE YOUR CAR CRAZILY AND EVEN HAVE SEEN THEM HIT CARS BEFORE.. THAT PLACE IS CORRUPT AND THE VALET PARKERS ARE DIRTY JERKS

Pros: nothing

Cons: the people there are jerks

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The food was VERY pricey but also really good. At my table we ordered crabcake appetizers (not very good at all), seafood risotto (delicious), lobster ravioli special (wish I'd ordered it), fish and chips (not just fish and fries but a GINORMOUS platter with onion rings, calamari, shrimp and scallops too), and white wine/Bellinis. I will definitely go back when I'm in L.A. Shopping at Kitson is just next door, so it's a win/win.

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★★★★★

The food was VERY pricey but also really good. At my table we ordered crabcake appetizers (not very good at all), seafood risotto (delicious), lobster ravioli special (wish I'd ordered it), fish and chips (not just fish and fries but a GINORMOUS platter with onion rings, calamari, shrimp and scallops too), and white wine/Bellinis. I will definitely go back when I'm in L.A. Shopping at Kitson is just next door, so it's a win/win.

Pros: Delicious seafood

Cons: Always crowded, long lines for tables

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My husband & I were visiting Santa Monica and decided it would be fun to go down to the Beverly Hills area to see if we could eat at the famed IVY restaurant. We made reservations for a Saturday night and didn't have a problem at all getting an outside table at the time we requested. Our experience there was very positive--the service was great, from the valet to the waiter & his assistant who was so attentive re-filling our water & clearing our table, but I will say that some of the other guests seemed very self-absorbed and not down-to-earth at all! They seemed to know we were "no names" visiting L.A, but what the heck, can't you be nice & let the commoners have some fun! There were 2 very well-dressed, diamond-clad ladies dining with their husbands who were so rude (making fun of us, I think)! when they realized we were kind of looking around to see if there might be a celebrity in the restaurant (& there were 2 older male actors there which was exciting for us). To those ladies and others who make fun of tourists who are excited to see actors they've been supporting through buying tickets to their movies & watching their shows for many years, get over yourselves & lighten up! I actually feel sorry for you that your world is so elite that you can't mingle with commoners & appreciate the excitement we were experiencing from being in L..A .and in a place that we've seen & heard about on t.v. Anyway, back to the review of theIVY, the drinks were very expensive (small bottle of coke was over $4 and a mixed drink was $13+)but the atmosphere, service, & food were great and the staff made us feel very welcome even though we were just middle-class diners. I would recommend that you go there and just enjoy yourself. Even if you aren't rich &/or famous, you have the right to experience The Ivy! I wouldn't save up my money to go there though if you're on a tight budget or don't make a huge salary because you can easily see what it's like from the sidewalk.

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★★★★☆

My husband & I were visiting Santa Monica and decided it would be fun to go down to the Beverly Hills area to see if we could eat at the famed IVY restaurant. We made reservations for a Saturday night and didn't have a problem at all getting an outside table at the time we requested. Our experience there was very positive--the service was great, from the valet to the waiter & his assistant who was so attentive re-filling our water & clearing our table, but I will say that some of the other guests seemed very self-absorbed and not down-to-earth at all! They seemed to know we were "no names" visiting L.A, but what the heck, can't you be nice & let the commoners have some fun! There were 2 very well-dressed, diamond-clad ladies dining with their husbands who were so rude (making fun of us, I think)! when they realized we were kind of looking around to see if there might be a celebrity in the restaurant (& there were 2 older male actors there which was exciting for us). To those ladies and others who make fun of tourists who are excited to see actors they've been supporting through buying tickets to their movies & watching their shows for many years, get over yourselves & lighten up! I actually feel sorry for you that your world is so elite that you can't mingle with commoners & appreciate the excitement we were experiencing from being in L..A .and in a place that we've seen & heard about on t.v. Anyway, back to the review of theIVY, the drinks were very expensive (small bottle of coke was over $4 and a mixed drink was $13+)but the atmosphere, service, & food were great and the staff made us feel very welcome even though we were just middle-class diners. I would recommend that you go there and just enjoy yourself. Even if you aren't rich &/or famous, you have the right to experience The Ivy! I wouldn't save up my money to go there though if you're on a tight budget or don't make a huge salary because you can easily see what it's like from the sidewalk.

Pros: Nice atmosphere, exciting to be in Beverly Hills!

Cons: Some guests are EXTREMELY pretentious!

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My daughter and I set out for a special mother/daughter day in the Hollywood area. We were dressed very nice and made special reservations to sit outside to eat our lunch. We arrived 15 minutes early and we were placed in a small inside area with only two other people dining in it. ALL of us had the $'s to pay for our "fine" meal but I felt because we were sized up as to being "ordinary people" we were banished to what I called the "speed feed room". Our waiter was not very friendly, we ordered and received our food within 10 minutes and felt rushed to leave. The other two young ladies seated RIGHT next to us asked us to take their picture which we were happy to do but it was very obvious the four of us were seated in an area where we couldn't fratinize with the rich and famous. It was very anti-climatic and I felt bad for not only my daughter but also the other two young ladies who clearly came to dine perhaps near someone who was in the entertainment business. $60 for brunch was not an issue and if we requested to dine outside and they agreed when the reservation was called in, then that's where we should have been seated. As we left The Ivy, there were plenty of empty tables outside. Sad.... can't recommend this restaurant to the "ordinary" folks out there... clearly, we were not part of the club.

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★☆☆☆☆

My daughter and I set out for a special mother/daughter day in the Hollywood area. We were dressed very nice and made special reservations to sit outside to eat our lunch. We arrived 15 minutes early and we were placed in a small inside area with only two other people dining in it. ALL of us had the $'s to pay for our "fine" meal but I felt because we were sized up as to being "ordinary people" we were banished to what I called the "speed feed room". Our waiter was not very friendly, we ordered and received our food within 10 minutes and felt rushed to leave. The other two young ladies seated RIGHT next to us asked us to take their picture which we were happy to do but it was very obvious the four of us were seated in an area where we couldn't fratinize with the rich and famous. It was very anti-climatic and I felt bad for not only my daughter but also the other two young ladies who clearly came to dine perhaps near someone who was in the entertainment business. $60 for brunch was not an issue and if we requested to dine outside and they agreed when the reservation was called in, then that's where we should have been seated. As we left The Ivy, there were plenty of empty tables outside. Sad.... can't recommend this restaurant to the "ordinary" folks out there... clearly, we were not part of the club.

Pros: very nice atmosphere from what we saw

Cons: didnt get to sit where we requested in our reservation

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I only go here if begged by out-of-town guests, for it is a torture. Tourists come here to possibly see a publicity seeking star. Yes the TMZ cameras are clustered outside the fence, waiting for a celebrity. You pay a high price for star gazing, expect to wait even with a reservation, you'll get food that is ordinary Cheesecake Factory fare at 3 times the price, and count on a sneer or worse from the hostess. Last visit I had big plate of fried chicken, neither bad nor good, along with the miserable attitude from the hostess, and a $200+ lunch check for 4. All that and no recognizable star to gaze upon. My guests insisted they enjoyed the experience, but I believe they were being polite.

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★☆☆☆☆

I only go here if begged by out-of-town guests, for it is a torture. Tourists come here to possibly see a publicity seeking star. Yes the TMZ cameras are clustered outside the fence, waiting for a celebrity. You pay a high price for star gazing, expect to wait even with a reservation, you'll get food that is ordinary Cheesecake Factory fare at 3 times the price, and count on a sneer or worse from the hostess. Last visit I had big plate of fried chicken, neither bad nor good, along with the miserable attitude from the hostess, and a $200+ lunch check for 4. All that and no recognizable star to gaze upon. My guests insisted they enjoyed the experience, but I believe they were being polite.

Pros: charming country though shabby interior

Cons: rude staff, papparazzi, expensive ordinary food, crowded

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I am a foodie and a celebrity hound so when I went to The Ivy, I thought I would get both. I thought the food was good but it came out so close to ordering our appetizer and we were still eating our appetizer when we got the entree. I hate that, and I don't think any celebrity would like that either. Servers/service was just ok. Not what I would expect from a regulary star-filled location. On Oscar weekend I thought I would see tons of stars. Saw 2. Very disappointing. Not worth the hype.

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★★★☆☆

I am a foodie and a celebrity hound so when I went to The Ivy, I thought I would get both. I thought the food was good but it came out so close to ordering our appetizer and we were still eating our appetizer when we got the entree. I hate that, and I don't think any celebrity would like that either. Servers/service was just ok. Not what I would expect from a regulary star-filled location. On Oscar weekend I thought I would see tons of stars. Saw 2. Very disappointing. Not worth the hype.

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I've been to the Ivy a few times now and the food is good, yes it's overpriced and you are definitely going for the experience, ambience and "scene"....however, this past VDay weekend we had the most HORRIBLE service. It takes a lot for me to get that upset (especially sipping on raspberry champagne!), however we told them serveral times we don't have a server, we've been sitting here forever and they did it over and over again! They would bring my boyfriends drink and not mine, a different bus boy every time, a server stumbling across us saying "wow you haven't been helped yet? you've been here forever!"...uh ya so FIX it!!
Anyway, we complained to the Manager who apologized, but should have done more. I was not impressed, tons of staff running around, but not serving!! Thumbs down Ivy, get it together....

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★★☆☆☆

I've been to the Ivy a few times now and the food is good, yes it's overpriced and you are definitely going for the experience, ambience and "scene"....however, this past VDay weekend we had the most HORRIBLE service. It takes a lot for me to get that upset (especially sipping on raspberry champagne!), however we told them serveral times we don't have a server, we've been sitting here forever and they did it over and over again! They would bring my boyfriends drink and not mine, a different bus boy every time, a server stumbling across us saying "wow you haven't been helped yet? you've been here forever!"...uh ya so FIX it!!
Anyway, we complained to the Manager who apologized, but should have done more. I was not impressed, tons of staff running around, but not serving!! Thumbs down Ivy, get it together....

Pros: Ambience, Setting, food is above average

Cons: SERVICE, SERVICE, SERVICE....

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Despite some opinions, I think the food here is fantastic. It is expensive, yes, but you do get more than enough food for sure. The cajun prime rib is fantastic and the lobster ravioli is amazing. The fried chicken I found to be just OK. They make terrific drinks including the Ivy Gimlet and the Mint Julep. The desserts are incredible. It is popular, yes, so it is tough to get a reservation for lunch or weekend dinner, but well worth the trouble.

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★★★★☆

Despite some opinions, I think the food here is fantastic. It is expensive, yes, but you do get more than enough food for sure. The cajun prime rib is fantastic and the lobster ravioli is amazing. The fried chicken I found to be just OK. They make terrific drinks including the Ivy Gimlet and the Mint Julep. The desserts are incredible. It is popular, yes, so it is tough to get a reservation for lunch or weekend dinner, but well worth the trouble.

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My friend and I decided to play hookie from work one day and do the L.A. thing. We have lived here all our lives but never took the time to shop on Rodeo Dr. and eat at a place like The Ivy. We had our reservations about having lunch here because well, we are two latina girls, and not flashy like their regular customers. However, we were seated promptly (we made reservations) and had the best customer service. The food was delicious and they didn't try to rush us out when we were done, like some restaurants often do to have their table back. Oh, Tommy Lee was sitting right behind us! Overall, we had a wonderful time.

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★★★★★

My friend and I decided to play hookie from work one day and do the L.A. thing. We have lived here all our lives but never took the time to shop on Rodeo Dr. and eat at a place like The Ivy. We had our reservations about having lunch here because well, we are two latina girls, and not flashy like their regular customers. However, we were seated promptly (we made reservations) and had the best customer service. The food was delicious and they didn't try to rush us out when we were done, like some restaurants often do to have their table back. Oh, Tommy Lee was sitting right behind us! Overall, we had a wonderful time.

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I love having my business lunches here --- convenient location ---food is great ...and often you run in to a celeb-- great place

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★★★★☆

I love having my business lunches here --- convenient location ---food is great ...and often you run in to a celeb-- great place

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everyone pees their pants when you say the ivy, but the food sucks. i think it is more that they have established a great reputation... and left the food in the past. ITs pretty and you always see actors there, but if you are going to eat, and not get another signature in your mickey mouse autograph book, go somewhere else.

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★★☆☆☆

everyone pees their pants when you say the ivy, but the food sucks. i think it is more that they have established a great reputation... and left the food in the past. ITs pretty and you always see actors there, but if you are going to eat, and not get another signature in your mickey mouse autograph book, go somewhere else.

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This place is amazing. I was in L/A on vacation and i loved it. My sister and I shared the fried chicken and the crabcakes and it was so good. My parents also loved it. The service was great, the waiters kept coming by whenever we needed them. I never felt rushed even though there was a huge line outside. Also the inside is adorable. A must see if your from out of town. Plus Kitson(store) is only a few stores down, amazing store.

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★★★★★

This place is amazing. I was in L/A on vacation and i loved it. My sister and I shared the fried chicken and the crabcakes and it was so good. My parents also loved it. The service was great, the waiters kept coming by whenever we needed them. I never felt rushed even though there was a huge line outside. Also the inside is adorable. A must see if your from out of town. Plus Kitson(store) is only a few stores down, amazing store.

Pros: TWO MANY!

Cons: none

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I was turned off by the snooty asian that answered the phone when I made the reservation; but I came in anyways. The service is good; and the food is good but they traditionally seat us at table 18...the stupid back table behind the wall. WHY? We're nicely dressed and tip well so why hide us? Probably because we're not the hiltons who see there on most evenings....

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★★★☆☆

I was turned off by the snooty asian that answered the phone when I made the reservation; but I came in anyways. The service is good; and the food is good but they traditionally seat us at table 18...the stupid back table behind the wall. WHY? We're nicely dressed and tip well so why hide us? Probably because we're not the hiltons who see there on most evenings....

Pros: good service

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Sure, it's busy, high-priced and a bit chaotic, but everyone knows that unless they have been living without access to the internet or magazines!

The Ivy is the experience of being there...in that crowd, not being in a hurry and smiling in anticipation as the TMZ truck circles and the paparazzi greet someone...

We had a 1:45 PM reservation for two, parked and (sadly) walked the wrong direction on Robertson. No we're not flakes...just not from CA! We called and a friendly Ivy team member was kind and directed us back from Beverly Hills. When we arrived tardy, we waited in the line for the host, but he could not have been more forgiving, friendly and accommodating as well. Even with our lateness, we were seated in the brimming restaurant within 5 minutes. The wait gave us a chance to notice people from The Hills, Ross, the intern from Jay Leno and Carney Wilson. While I don't watch the shows, my tablemate was kind enough to give me the heads up...

Once seated, the waiter was fast without rushing us. We received water with lemon and bread quickly. The iced tea was delicious with mint, lime and lemon, and neither the water glass nor the tea glass ever got near empty! The specials were shared and we ordered after our questions were answered. We ordered the crab cakes to share for an appetizer, salmon (a special) for my friend, and I had the green salad with shrimp. The servings were generous, delicious, and neither of us finished it all. We are not people who just push food around to look like we were eating, so we made every effort to finish by the way!

We left happy, full and not disappointed in spending $120 on the memorable experience of lunch at the (in)famous Ivy...right before nearly running over the photographers, Christopher Knight and his wife, Adrianne Curry (even I knew Peter Brady!)!

If this were a $60 lunch, this review would be a full 5 Stars. The Ivy, the food, and the entire team really earned all of 4 to 4.5 stars from us!

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★★★★☆

Sure, it's busy, high-priced and a bit chaotic, but everyone knows that unless they have been living without access to the internet or magazines!

The Ivy is the experience of being there...in that crowd, not being in a hurry and smiling in anticipation as the TMZ truck circles and the paparazzi greet someone...

We had a 1:45 PM reservation for two, parked and (sadly) walked the wrong direction on Robertson. No we're not flakes...just not from CA! We called and a friendly Ivy team member was kind and directed us back from Beverly Hills. When we arrived tardy, we waited in the line for the host, but he could not have been more forgiving, friendly and accommodating as well. Even with our lateness, we were seated in the brimming restaurant within 5 minutes. The wait gave us a chance to notice people from The Hills, Ross, the intern from Jay Leno and Carney Wilson. While I don't watch the shows, my tablemate was kind enough to give me the heads up...

Once seated, the waiter was fast without rushing us. We received water with lemon and bread quickly. The iced tea was delicious with mint, lime and lemon, and neither the water glass nor the tea glass ever got near empty! The specials were shared and we ordered after our questions were answered. We ordered the crab cakes to share for an appetizer, salmon (a special) for my friend, and I had the green salad with shrimp. The servings were generous, delicious, and neither of us finished it all. We are not people who just push food around to look like we were eating, so we made every effort to finish by the way!

We left happy, full and not disappointed in spending $120 on the memorable experience of lunch at the (in)famous Ivy...right before nearly running over the photographers, Christopher Knight and his wife, Adrianne Curry (even I knew Peter Brady!)!

If this were a $60 lunch, this review would be a full 5 Stars. The Ivy, the food, and the entire team really earned all of 4 to 4.5 stars from us!

Pros: Fun atmosphere, great location, full experience

Cons: Crowded, one restroom for all, price

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Great celebrate sighting venue, feel fortunate if u see any celebrities. Had dinner recently on an anniversary celebration and the food was decent but not great. Nicolette Sheridan happened to be there while we were eating and so were the cameras across the street. Parking is not bad if u arrive early enough and can find street parking. Portions are small for the prices charged, but hey you are here for the experience. Was puzzled by all the bad reviews regarding the staff. We found the wait staff to be nothing but extremely warm and gracious and catering to our every need. In fact I thought the wait staff was one of the best reasons to visit the restaurant.

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★★★★☆

Great celebrate sighting venue, feel fortunate if u see any celebrities. Had dinner recently on an anniversary celebration and the food was decent but not great. Nicolette Sheridan happened to be there while we were eating and so were the cameras across the street. Parking is not bad if u arrive early enough and can find street parking. Portions are small for the prices charged, but hey you are here for the experience. Was puzzled by all the bad reviews regarding the staff. We found the wait staff to be nothing but extremely warm and gracious and catering to our every need. In fact I thought the wait staff was one of the best reasons to visit the restaurant.

Pros: wait staff, ambience, and overall experience

Cons: average food

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Beware, don't eat at the Ivy!!!

They want to turn the tables so fast so they can make $100 a person over and over and over in a day that they risk peoples lives with PRECOOKED UNSANITARILY KEPT FOOD.

I got very very sick after eating at the Ivy. I called them and when I finally spoke to the owner, he said I was making it up. They also demanded to know if I went to a doctor or an emergency room. When I got home I couldn't even get out of my bathroom for 6 hours that night and couldn't work the next day. It was horrible!

My boyfriend had the fish and chips and mentioned that it tasted like leftovers from the day before like kind of refried fish. I had the lime chicken and a coke and I swear I have never been sick like that before!

They serve the food so quickly after ordering it that my friends and I agree that they PRE-COOK THE FOOD AND LEAVE IT AROUND UNTIL IT GETS ORDERED AND THEN THEY HEAT IT UP LIKE ON A GRILL OR FRYER!!!!!

NOBODY SPEAKS ENGLISH AT THE IVY - THERE ISN'T A MANAGER WHO I COULD SPEAK WITH.

THE WAITERS AND BUSBOYS WEARING FLOWERY TIES WITH PINK SHIRTS LOOK COMICAL. THEY CAN BARELY UNDERSTAND OR SPEAK ENGLISH.

A VERY UNPLEASANT PHONE CONVERSATION WITH AN IRANIAN GIRL WHO FINALLY ANSWERED "HOLLOO THIS IS NATA" ASKED ME IF I HAD DIAHHREA??!!

WHEN I FINALLY SPOKE TO THE OWNER HE WAS THE MOST RUDE & ARROGANT PERSON I HAVE EVER SPOKEN WITH.

FAIR WARNING:
DON'T GO TO THE IVY. THERE ARE TOO MANY OTHER GREAT RESTAURANTS TO GO TO.

I KNOW I WILL NEVER GO BACK.

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★☆☆☆☆

Beware, don't eat at the Ivy!!!

They want to turn the tables so fast so they can make $100 a person over and over and over in a day that they risk peoples lives with PRECOOKED UNSANITARILY KEPT FOOD.

I got very very sick after eating at the Ivy. I called them and when I finally spoke to the owner, he said I was making it up. They also demanded to know if I went to a doctor or an emergency room. When I got home I couldn't even get out of my bathroom for 6 hours that night and couldn't work the next day. It was horrible!

My boyfriend had the fish and chips and mentioned that it tasted like leftovers from the day before like kind of refried fish. I had the lime chicken and a coke and I swear I have never been sick like that before!

They serve the food so quickly after ordering it that my friends and I agree that they PRE-COOK THE FOOD AND LEAVE IT AROUND UNTIL IT GETS ORDERED AND THEN THEY HEAT IT UP LIKE ON A GRILL OR FRYER!!!!!

NOBODY SPEAKS ENGLISH AT THE IVY - THERE ISN'T A MANAGER WHO I COULD SPEAK WITH.

THE WAITERS AND BUSBOYS WEARING FLOWERY TIES WITH PINK SHIRTS LOOK COMICAL. THEY CAN BARELY UNDERSTAND OR SPEAK ENGLISH.

A VERY UNPLEASANT PHONE CONVERSATION WITH AN IRANIAN GIRL WHO FINALLY ANSWERED "HOLLOO THIS IS NATA" ASKED ME IF I HAD DIAHHREA??!!

WHEN I FINALLY SPOKE TO THE OWNER HE WAS THE MOST RUDE & ARROGANT PERSON I HAVE EVER SPOKEN WITH.

FAIR WARNING:
DON'T GO TO THE IVY. THERE ARE TOO MANY OTHER GREAT RESTAURANTS TO GO TO.

I KNOW I WILL NEVER GO BACK.

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My first experience at The Ivy was a few weeks ago with my family (party of 6). There was a 10 minute wait, not bad. We were then escorted through a very crowded patio having to squeeze through people and pole which I now realize had a 4 inch spigget sticking out of the bottom. Well, to my embarrassment the lace on my boots that I was wearing got caught on the spigget in mid squeeze between the pole and the chair, I could'nt move my foot and I didn't know why. I felt myself falling forward so I reached out for what was in front of me (very hard iron chair). I was holding my purse with the same hand I was holding the chair with so I could feel the iron digging into my bones of my closed fingers. The waiter stood there and watched the very painful sloooow fall and did nothing, nothing that is until I fell to the ground HARD. He saw that my boot was caught and quickly released it. When I got up off the ground, everybody was looking at me including the dark haired man in the suit at the desk, which I assumed was the manager. No one asked if I were alright or offered me an ice pack for my black and blue fingers. I used my ice water. There were no appologizes from the waiter or the staff and I was too embarased to speak to the manager. We ate our dinner which was incredible. Our bill came to $470.00 and nothing was comp'ed. I called the next day to speak to the general manager, who was very very appologetic. She promised to look into it. She did. The next week, I received a gift card from The Ivy for $50 whole bucks!! If I were 80 years old or pregnant at the time I would have called my attorney, but, since I'm not suit happy I called to advise them of their problem and their non-existent customer service. I think they could have at least invited us back for dinner on them!!
SHAME ON YOU IVY!!

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★★☆☆☆

My first experience at The Ivy was a few weeks ago with my family (party of 6). There was a 10 minute wait, not bad. We were then escorted through a very crowded patio having to squeeze through people and pole which I now realize had a 4 inch spigget sticking out of the bottom. Well, to my embarrassment the lace on my boots that I was wearing got caught on the spigget in mid squeeze between the pole and the chair, I could'nt move my foot and I didn't know why. I felt myself falling forward so I reached out for what was in front of me (very hard iron chair). I was holding my purse with the same hand I was holding the chair with so I could feel the iron digging into my bones of my closed fingers. The waiter stood there and watched the very painful sloooow fall and did nothing, nothing that is until I fell to the ground HARD. He saw that my boot was caught and quickly released it. When I got up off the ground, everybody was looking at me including the dark haired man in the suit at the desk, which I assumed was the manager. No one asked if I were alright or offered me an ice pack for my black and blue fingers. I used my ice water. There were no appologizes from the waiter or the staff and I was too embarased to speak to the manager. We ate our dinner which was incredible. Our bill came to $470.00 and nothing was comp'ed. I called the next day to speak to the general manager, who was very very appologetic. She promised to look into it. She did. The next week, I received a gift card from The Ivy for $50 whole bucks!! If I were 80 years old or pregnant at the time I would have called my attorney, but, since I'm not suit happy I called to advise them of their problem and their non-existent customer service. I think they could have at least invited us back for dinner on them!!
SHAME ON YOU IVY!!

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Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, right on Roberston Blvd, this is the place to see and be seen. To start off, make a reservation early and request to sit on the patio. This inside decor is unique but nothing special, you don't need to see any more of it than you will on your way to the restroom. The patio, on the other hand, made our lunch extraordinary. While we didn't see any celebrities at The Ivy, it was fun seeing the paparazzi all around and poking their heads (and cameras) around to see if anyone notable was eating there. Because we ate lunch there I don't know about the dinner menu, but the lunch menu is priced how you think an LA hot spot lunch menu would be priced. Expect to pay between 25 and 35 dollars a person. I had the Ivy chopped salad and it was very good and from what I can tell it seemed to be a very popular choice. The atmosphere on the patio is great and so is the service. Definitely make a stop here if your in LA!

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★★★★☆

Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, right on Roberston Blvd, this is the place to see and be seen. To start off, make a reservation early and request to sit on the patio. This inside decor is unique but nothing special, you don't need to see any more of it than you will on your way to the restroom. The patio, on the other hand, made our lunch extraordinary. While we didn't see any celebrities at The Ivy, it was fun seeing the paparazzi all around and poking their heads (and cameras) around to see if anyone notable was eating there. Because we ate lunch there I don't know about the dinner menu, but the lunch menu is priced how you think an LA hot spot lunch menu would be priced. Expect to pay between 25 and 35 dollars a person. I had the Ivy chopped salad and it was very good and from what I can tell it seemed to be a very popular choice. The atmosphere on the patio is great and so is the service. Definitely make a stop here if your in LA!

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I went to the Ivy 3 weeks ago, so maybe it has changed since then :) However, I really cannot rate this place at all! The design of the interior is kind of done in a country Spanish house type of way, which is not what I would personally class as cool or cutting edge. Maybe it is not supposed to be cutting edge, but ...I can't even remember the food, which says it all, really; and the service I remember well but I have been trying to forget.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to the Ivy 3 weeks ago, so maybe it has changed since then :) However, I really cannot rate this place at all! The design of the interior is kind of done in a country Spanish house type of way, which is not what I would personally class as cool or cutting edge. Maybe it is not supposed to be cutting edge, but ...I can't even remember the food, which says it all, really; and the service I remember well but I have been trying to forget.

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I went here for dinner. I saw Paul Rudd and Kathy Griffin as separate parties in the hour that I was there. The food was okay, but the celebrity sightings were impressive. It's where you eat if you work in the Industry. The place is really kind of romantic albeit a little cramped at night.

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★★★★☆

I went here for dinner. I saw Paul Rudd and Kathy Griffin as separate parties in the hour that I was there. The food was okay, but the celebrity sightings were impressive. It's where you eat if you work in the Industry. The place is really kind of romantic albeit a little cramped at night.

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For those that think The Ivy is too expensive...get a clue and go to Denny's for your pancakes. They do not want your type stopping by and ordering a drink just to see if a famous person shows up. They have great drinks by the way. The food is OK, but then, people do not go to the Ivy for good food. Such a shame that you need someone to explain this to you. McD's dollar menu crowd out, people willing to spend some green..in. This is why they have a $20 minimum and charge above average prices for average food...to keep the average and below average people...OUT. Duuhh. So go pick up an US magazine to get your star fix...it is much cheaper.

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★★★★★

For those that think The Ivy is too expensive...get a clue and go to Denny's for your pancakes. They do not want your type stopping by and ordering a drink just to see if a famous person shows up. They have great drinks by the way. The food is OK, but then, people do not go to the Ivy for good food. Such a shame that you need someone to explain this to you. McD's dollar menu crowd out, people willing to spend some green..in. This is why they have a $20 minimum and charge above average prices for average food...to keep the average and below average people...OUT. Duuhh. So go pick up an US magazine to get your star fix...it is much cheaper.

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Exquisite menu! I had a warm salad with fresh squeezed lemonade. The ambiance was great for brunch, if you are easily star stricken, this is not the place for you. The staff is super friendly and hospitable. The menu is slightly over priced, but well worth it, it's really good food.

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★★★★☆

Exquisite menu! I had a warm salad with fresh squeezed lemonade. The ambiance was great for brunch, if you are easily star stricken, this is not the place for you. The staff is super friendly and hospitable. The menu is slightly over priced, but well worth it, it's really good food.

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I grew up in LA and have eaten at virtually every high end restaurant in town. I have also been privileged enough to dine all over the world (Tokyo, Paris, London, etc). When my family goes out together, money is never an issue. We strongly believe in the old addage "you get what you pay for."

That said, my experience at the ivy was extraordinary and not in a good way. It actually compelled me to sign up for my first online review site. We had gone there for my mother's birthday (a family of four) on a Sunday afternoon with reservations. We were seated promptly, but no one came to the table to provide menus for us for a while. When I saw the prices, I was shocked. I do not mind paying 16 for a small appetizer of exquisitely prepared food, nor do I flinch at a 26 dollar glass of vintage red or 70 dollar piece of meat...but 23 dollars for pancakes?! Just pancakes. Nothing but bisquick-esque $1.99 style pancakes? That's gouging. That's an establishment that no longer cares about its locals and its city. The menu prices are obviously not for the food, they are cover fees to a place that caters to paparazzi, the dregs of society and the reason people detest LA.

So we go to order our food, myself $15 caprese appetizer (3 pieces of mozzerella and 3 slices of tomato), my father a $28 fried chicken, my sister a $23 huevos rancheros plus drinks. We told the waiter we would be ordering dessert also for my mother's birthday and asked for a dessert menu to peruse while we waited for our food. Instead of aknowledging the birthday, our waiter said " You know there's a 20 dollar minimum per person." I said " I am sure our bill will total more than 20 pp after dessert and drinks." To which he replied "The 20 minimum is on food only." When he saw my face, he blurted "That's just how we do it here." As if all LA natives/people of any worth knew this. How tacky. How EXTREMELY tacky.

Suffice it to say I will not be going back there.

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★☆☆☆☆

I grew up in LA and have eaten at virtually every high end restaurant in town. I have also been privileged enough to dine all over the world (Tokyo, Paris, London, etc). When my family goes out together, money is never an issue. We strongly believe in the old addage "you get what you pay for."

That said, my experience at the ivy was extraordinary and not in a good way. It actually compelled me to sign up for my first online review site. We had gone there for my mother's birthday (a family of four) on a Sunday afternoon with reservations. We were seated promptly, but no one came to the table to provide menus for us for a while. When I saw the prices, I was shocked. I do not mind paying 16 for a small appetizer of exquisitely prepared food, nor do I flinch at a 26 dollar glass of vintage red or 70 dollar piece of meat...but 23 dollars for pancakes?! Just pancakes. Nothing but bisquick-esque $1.99 style pancakes? That's gouging. That's an establishment that no longer cares about its locals and its city. The menu prices are obviously not for the food, they are cover fees to a place that caters to paparazzi, the dregs of society and the reason people detest LA.

So we go to order our food, myself $15 caprese appetizer (3 pieces of mozzerella and 3 slices of tomato), my father a $28 fried chicken, my sister a $23 huevos rancheros plus drinks. We told the waiter we would be ordering dessert also for my mother's birthday and asked for a dessert menu to peruse while we waited for our food. Instead of aknowledging the birthday, our waiter said " You know there's a 20 dollar minimum per person." I said " I am sure our bill will total more than 20 pp after dessert and drinks." To which he replied "The 20 minimum is on food only." When he saw my face, he blurted "That's just how we do it here." As if all LA natives/people of any worth knew this. How tacky. How EXTREMELY tacky.

Suffice it to say I will not be going back there.

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One of L.A.'s most intense power-meal boites---as well as one of its prettiest---The Ivy is always inhabited by plenty of familiar faces. The charming patio, surrounded by its signature white picket fence, is the most famous of the design…

 

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