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The Ivy

113 N. Robertson Blvd. (3rd St.) Send to Phone
310-274-8303 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
Since celebrities go there, The Ivy has become a restaurant with attitude (not a pleasant one) and very average food.


 
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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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The Ivy, Los Angeles, CA

The Ivy Restaurant Review

: Our previous review of The Ivy ended with the following: "Despite the homespun cuisine, you're not likely to receive a warm Mayberry-style welcome. In fact, unless you possess one of those familiar faces, The Ivy can be one of the chilliest spots in L.A." That is exactly what happened to us on a recent walk-in visit. The "welcome" was so bad, we left the restaurant. We posted on Facebook about our experience and here are a few of the comments we received: "Horrible place! I've had the pleasure, unfortunately"; "Food is average, anyway. The scene is the only reason people still go there"; "Bad experience for me, too"; "The food is so bad there! You were better off leaving"; "Not a fan..." Someone even took the time for a longer note: "Not only are the servers and the entire staff obnoxious, but so are 90% of the customers who go there. For the 90 minutes that they're there, they feel like the most privileged people in the country!!! The food is so mediocre; I don't know how that place has survived so many decades!!!! With so many great restaurants in the city providing such attentive service, with such great food, The Ivy is only a place to be seen or for tourists who want to see celebrities." In case you still end up going there, you will enter on a patio, surrounded by the signature white picket fence where roses bloom everywhere. The menu is filled with California-ized American dishes --- pretty much all overpriced --- such as the Cobb salad, Southern-style fried chicken, swordfish tacos, Maine lobster ravioli and a burger. Nothing fancy for dessert: chocolate chip cookies to rich pecan squares.
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