Good cobb salad too. And it is a great place to take guests from out of town. You never know who you are going to see. I still have friends I took there two years ago saying, "I saw 'The Ivy' in another magazine!"
i've heard that sweet corn grill has some of these dishes such as the corn soup and chopped salad at at least half to a third the price of the ivy. but alas no stars and no outside rustic coutrified seating.
With the understanding that everything is way overpriced, the crab cakes are pretty decent. If your interest is solely about food, spend your money elsewhere. If you're after the scene, Friday is as good a day as any.