Tempting Tuesday: Valentine’s Day at The Ivy LA

February 8, 2011

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LOS ANGELES, USA – Ah yes, ‘tis once again the season of love. But in the words of one wise Shakespearean lover, the course of true love never did run smooth. Valentine’s Day can be as much of a disaster as it can be a dream, a reality perhaps best known by florists (whose V-day sales are expected to exceed the rest of their year’s profits), those without dates (the lonely hearts), and the unlucky souls who–gasp–had the nerve to postpone dinner reservations ‘til the day of. We at The Purple Passport, however, know our savvy readers will do no such thing. And for those lucky few in Los Angeles, we’ve done the work and scoped a scoop that will (hopefully) persuade you to beat the mad, mad reservation rush.

The Ivy, a landmark LA dining destination, happens to be one of our featured venues: “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 glamest of the celeb set to see and be seen…” (Read More)

This Valentine’s, The Ivy is offering two sweet deals for Hollywood-scene-seeking twosomes.

The first is a five-course Valentine’s Day dinner for two that, in addition to an appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert, includes a bottle of Dom Pérignon, a digestif, complimentary valet parking (otherwise impossible to secure in traffic-clogged LA), and a copy of co-owner Lynn von Kersting’s Indigo Seas scrapbook of the restaurant’s home store recipes and photographs. It’s going for a not-so-modest price of $400, though who’s to say your honey isn’t worth it?

If your wallet begs mercy, though, the second offer is ideal: for a much more reasonable $150, couples can delight in a four-course dinner for two that includes fresh crab cakes, a bottle of Château L’Arrosée St. Émilion Bordeaux or a Frank Family Chardonnay, and a lovely choice of gimlet, margarita, or champagne with fresh raspberries as an aperitif.

Whichever you choose, after some healthy wining, your date will hardly be able to keep his (or her) eyes off you. That is, until one of Hollywood’s hottest pairs takes the adjacent table. (But don’t say we didn’t warn you!)

Book the deal here. Note: you will need to become a member of Gilt City to purchase this deal. Membership is both free and easy: just click through to the deal and follow the instructions on the Gilt City website.

The Ivy
113 N. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(1) 310-274-8303

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  1. Party Bus DC says:

    Here is Similar Story

    “lot’s of fun good food.”
    “Maybe I looked like someone because everyone kept staring at me :) The atmosphere is great and I will definitely go back to The Ivy!”
    “We were treated wonderfully-our server was attentive & polite, the food was great (my husband’s steak was superb & I highly recommend the garden salad), and the atmosphere was a quiet buzz of relaxed friendly guests enjoying dinner.”
    “Good food, great atmosphere.”
    “love having my business lunches here — convenient location —food is great”
    “The seats are cozy.”
    “The ambiance was great for brunch, if you are easily star stricken, this is.”
    “We had great seats, and it was such a pretty atmosphere.”
    “Naturally, we weren’t given one of the coveted outdoor patio seats (those were already taken by gauche tourists, even flashier locals & NO celebrities), but the interior ‘living room’ we were taken to– little fireplace and larger-than-life floral arrange”
    “The food is delicious, atompshere is fun and usually there is a star sighting.”

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