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The Ivy or Ceccione's?????

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cruisingmickey Oct 12, 2011 09:49 AM

Hello,

Which is better in terms of reasonably priced, atmosphere, celebrity sightings?

I need some advice, so please share your opinions/reviews.

Thanks

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    chezwhitey RE: cruisingmickey Oct 12, 2011 10:23 AM

    I went on thanksgiving day last year to cecconi's and saw sharon osbourne. Oh yeah and the food was pretty good, a little pricey but good.

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      BSW6490 RE: cruisingmickey Oct 12, 2011 11:15 AM

      In my opinion, its not close. Ivy has better food, service and ambiance. Ceccione is a nice vibe but the service and food are hit and miss. Prices are similar. Probably more celebs at Ivy, but I dont go for that. Ivy has very good lime chicken and fries; excellent Pizza, great chop salad and the famous Ivy Gimlet. Depending on how you order (i.e., pizza, salad) the Ivy can be more reasonable than Ceccione's.

      PS: You want to sit on the patio at Ivy. Despite reviews to the contrary, we have always found the service to be extremely friendly and spot on - even on those occassions when we have brought our 7 year old.

      1. cookie monster RE: cruisingmickey Oct 13, 2011 06:14 PM

        Neither one is what I would consider reasonably priced. At the Ivy in particular the food is expensive for what it is, but I do love the grilled vegetable salad and the crabcakes. I think one can eat for less at Cecconi's by choosing carefully, since they do half orders of the salads and pastas (I had a papparadelle with lamb ragout recently that was delicious). Agree that the service at Cecconi's can be questionable. For celebrity sightings, The Ivy at lunch time is probably your best bet.

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        Cecconi's
        8764 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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          maudies5 RE: cookie monster Oct 13, 2011 08:13 PM

          I have found the best celebrity sightings most recently at Tavern in Brentwood. Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner , Gwyneth Paltrow and Maria Shriver have recently been photographed leaving Tavern. The paparazzi know exactly where they are . Tavern catered Reese Witherspoon's wedding. She is always in there for lunch.

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            kevin RE: maudies5 Oct 14, 2011 05:46 PM

            and if it's good enough for celebrities, it's sure as heck fire good enough for the prez.

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