Aventura >Ivy Aventura
Hot!!. I've been to Ivy's twice. The first time we didn't have dinner but sat at the bar for drinks. We so happened to arrive a little early (before the party crowd) and the drinks were half off. The second time we went, we sat at the patio, again earlier than the clubbers arrived, but were unaware that the drinks are not half off in the patio. The bill arrived and was around $90, this included a salad, shrimp pasta and 4 glasses of wine. Personally I think it was a little pricey but once the place turned into the club scene, the music was awesome (mixed but mainly hip-hop). The crowd was also nice, not too juvenile which is what you usually run into when hip-hop is being played. Also keep in mind, it was a Wednesday night around 11:45pm. The decor is very nice as well. Looks like a really nice place for romance if you arrive earlier than 9pm.
Great ambiance and food?even for a Monday night!. We went to Ivy on a Monday night and for us, the place was perfect. There were other diners but everyone was seated with a comfortable amount of space so you had a nice sense of privacy, which was great for us since we were celebrating an anniversary. The food was awesome! My husband had the New York Strip with a cognac creme sauce and I had the Angus Filet with a cabernet sauce. Absolutely delicious! The parmesan fries were very tasty. For an appetizer we had the Caprese Salad, yummy, and then a scrumptious Triple chocolate mousse to finish the meal. The waiter was very friendly and the service was excellent??well attended but not constantly interrupted, again we were celebrating. We were informed by the staff that they had just gotten a new chef who started that same night. He was working off the old chef's menu and will be creating his own this week. So I can't tell you how the food will be, but if last night is any example....WOW! The place is a bit difficult to find and honestly, you don?t think much of it since it is in a strip mall, but once inside that feeling completely vanishes. The inside is very chic with dark wood and just the right amount of lighting. Outside there is a nice patio which is enclosed by planters with a ficus hedge and blinking white lights. Very nice! There is also what seems to be a VIP section with sofas and candles?..cool place to share a bottle of wine. We?ll definitely be back to try the new chef?s menu.
Good Drinks, Great Food, NICE Spot. First, Im very picky, but I was truly impressed with this place. Me and a couple of coworkers went on a Tuesday for happy hour. To our surprise they had a great little jazz band and the place has a cool, sophisticated, yet relaxing vibe. We enjoyed a few of half price appetizers(try the tuna!) then decided to stay for dinner. I had the Sea Bass which I must say is probably the best I have ever had. My coworkers had steaks which they raved about. Our server was Don, clearly an experienced waiter which Im sure helped make our dinner seamless but the manager was also very attentive. I read the other reviews and maybe we caught the place on a good night but wow it was REALLY a memorable experience. In a neighborhood full of big chain restaurants this is a unique little gem with a soul, I will be back!
Superb Salmon and New York Strip, Great ambience, super service. What a difference a couple of months makes---according to one of the previous reviews. We happen to get that same young lady--Whitney. Super server. She knew her menu and answered each of our questions without hesitation or reservation. Excellent knowledge of the wine list as well. Described each entree with excellent diction and was never anything but smiles and cordial service. Great service and always attentive but not over whelming. Excellent food and very well done decor. As stated above the salmon was superb and the New York Strip was also excellently prepared. The presentation of the food was top-of-the line. As an experienced traveller I have been around the world a few times and this was near the top for everything. I wouldn't chang a thing. This was an excellent restaurant--top to bottom. Thank you for the nice experience.
the biggest ripoff in aventura , For people with more money than class.. third and last trip 3 strikes and there out.The waitress whitney first night had no knowledge of the half price drinks just said it was her first night and she was thrown to the customers with no training. Turned a cosmopolitan into shirley temple.Ordered Belvedere instead of Sky to charge $16 for a martini ,on the rocks only $8.Crabcakes without crab, potstickers with no filling and lettuce wrap with one piece lettuce for four.When we complained about bill, the faux manager did everything but explain the belvedere that was never ordered.To Let the truth be told visit gagit and find out not only where to go but where not to go, The Ivy is first on this list.
Ambience needs improving!.
The service was great, the waiter Philip was awesome and was there every minute during the meal tending to our needs.
I did however find the prices too high for the quality of the food that it was, good but not something I would return.
One thing I did notice with the dark setting which is suppose to be a Zen type of decoration, in one othe the seats near us there were napkins laying around which were forgetton to be picked up when they cleaned the table, and electrical wire cords were exposed giving the ambience a lower scale look which didn't go along with the kind of money one spends for the meal and service.
I heard it's a hot spot for music ( haven't tried that yet) and happy hour, but for dinner I think they need to improve it a notch!
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. International fusion restaurant brings a mix of flavors--Vietnamese lettuce wraps, asparagus pizza--in shareable portion sizes; communal dining available.
Disapponted (Twice). We tried it twice. Nice place; however, on both occassions, the food was horrible (and at times stale). Very disappointing....
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