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HOURSMon.-Sat.: 9:00am-10:00pm; Sun.: 9:00am-9:00pm
BEST FORLunch; dinner
PRICE (ENTRÉE)USD 25-40
FAMOUS PLATESFried chicken; cobb salad; chicken wings; chocolate cake
DRINKS AND WINECocktails; wine; beer
# OF SEATS100-150
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No
Mega Hollywood power spot masquerading as a cutesy English cottage, complete with shabby chic chintz-heavy décor, white picket fence, and rose trellises. Don’t be fooled though–for all its country kitsch demeanor, this is the number one spot in town for the glammest of the celeb set to see and be seen. If you don’t believe us, ask the phalanx of paparazzi camped outside.
Celebs galore, plus the requisite packs of hangers-on, curious tourists, and wannabes.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
People come to The Ivy for the scene, not the food–so make sure you’re dressed to impress without losing coolness points by trying too hard. We’d go with a very trendy-label skirt or pair of jeans, a hip top, and cool flats or sandals.
GO HERE WITH
The girls for an afternoon of star-spotting and mingling with the “in” crowd.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Being in the thick of the Hollywood scene–nowhere beats The Ivy for sightings of celebs in their natural habitat.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The cuisine is uninspiring and made even more so by the LA prices.
GOOD TO KNOW
If possible, try to nab a seat on the terrace–it’s where the starlets du jour hold court. Located right in the “fun” section of Robertson, combine a stop here with a shopping trip.
Santa Monica (Los Angeles)
Read more about The Ivy in The Diary
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