Reviewed July 15, 2005   »   |     

The Ivy

113 North Robertson Blvd. - Los Angeles, California
Want to be seen with the stars? Then this is the place to be. The tough part is getting a table during the rush - the stars always dine there on the patio if they want to be seen and hence always attract a large crowd at the restaurant. As such, you would expect, and will receive, the service to be slightly on the snootier side unless your last name ends in Aniston, Pitt or Jolie and the like.

Both the interior with its country home feel and the patio with the white-picket fence are charming and allows the diner to feel relaxed and casual, if only the tables weren't so packed together. The food, on the other hand, doesn't quite live up to the hype - it's merely average. The Salmon Risotto ($21) is one of the more decent orders on the menu, except the portions are slightly below average; your best bet would be the Grilled Vegetable Salad ($17), which have both healthy portions and lots of grilled veggies, and tastes pretty good, too.


out of 5.0


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