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Ivy last nite

Joanie | | Aug 22, 2007 05:55 AM

After a zip thru Filene's Basement (man, it's getting very depressing in there and life will not be the same for me with both Filene's and the Basement closed), I met a friend at the bar of Ivy. Front booths were filled, a few others at the bar, not sure how crowded the upstairs was. The bartenders were very nice but a little spacey. I ordered my mango martini then they forgot about P. who finally got a basic/real one. We asked for thoughts on the menu but one of the guys was being trained so the other dude basically said everything's good. Thankfully, that turned out to be the case. We split the mac & cheese, a side of grilled asparagus and the scallops. Mac could have been a tad creamier but was pretty tasty, nicely done asparagus (6 spears for $5) and the scallops were great. Two giant sea scallops with some artichoke, pancetta and a light sauce of some sort. With a little bread & olive oil, I was full but P. got a slice of choc. cake that was decent. All that plus one glass of red wine came to $66 w/ tax.

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