The Ivy is certainly a contender for the city's premier restaurant title. The oak-paneled, v-shaped room has stained-glass windows and a superb atmosp... More
The Ivy is certainly a contender for the city's premier restaurant title. The oak-paneled, v-shaped room has stained-glass windows and a superb atmosphere. Diners are some of the most photographed stars of film, theater and society, but absolutely everyone is treated equally. From Corned Beef Hash to caviar, everything is beautifully prepared and well presented. Because of its popularity, you must book at least a month in advance, although if you avoid peak hours you may get a table on short notice.
I dine at the Ivy every 2-3 weeks and have never had a bad meal there. The food is always good, the ambience is excellent and the staff are very courteous and helpful. The service us usually top notch although on my most recent visit it was a little slower than usual which is why I've given four stars rather than five.
This restaurant is wonderful. The food is incredible and the service is a tourist attraction by itself. It is a little pricey, but not as bad as I expected. We spent $180 USD (90 pounds) on two steaks, two desserts, drinks and the tip. The chocolate souffle was incredible, as was the peach trifle. We were never rushed, or made to feel that we needed to hurry up and leave even though we were there until 1am. Even at that hour, we practically had to chase down the waiter to get our check. And not as in, we were being neglected. As in, you tended not to notice the wait staff because they did not intrude at all. You would just be thinking that you needed to refill your water glass, and the next time you looked over at it, it would be refilled all on its own. I cannot stress enough what a wonderful experience we had. I have heard that you need to have reservations to get in, however we went on a Thursday after going to a play.. got there around 10pm I would say. We got a table right away, and the restaurant was not crowded at all.