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“nice but not more”
Review of Ivory Club

Ivory Club
Ranked #79 of 2,465 Restaurants in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Westend-Süd
Zurich, Switzerland
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“nice but not more”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

hyped as the place to be seen infrankfurt, it displays a nice ambiente though not like a british gentleman club of genuinely worn leather and wood but rather the faked american version, but still relaxed and stylish.

my friends, Pampered by the good Indian cuisine of london had The Whole Tandoori Spring ChickenThe Magnificent Mango Madness and
Chicken with Mango Curry and Basmati Rice. They assured that it was not only well presented but also authentically tasting.

I had a fling with a ribeye steak, USDA grade it was advertised, well, what can you ask from a frozen piece of meat .. the curry vegetables as a side order were good though, the side fries were nondescript. but for 40 EUR this dish should have been better. and a far cry fom the Smith and Wollensky's level

wine list: nice names but when we wanted to start with a bottle of champagne the one chosen from the list was not available, the waiter admitted that they were out of stock for a large part of the bordeaux on the list as well. Having asked for some advice there came only superficial ramblings by the waiter.
asked for the somelier,he confessed there is non in this etablissement.

the opening of the champagne was a horror, he wiggled the cork out by holding the bottle with 2 hands then explosing the cork with the 2 thumbs. the whole restaurant fell dead quiet.

Service: my business partner asked politly if they could bring chopped onions to the Indian dish. the immediate answer was that they have no chopped onions. (probably they had no knive to cut it either)

given that we spent over 400 EUR for a lunch of 3 persons (1 bottle of cahmpagne 3 water, 3 plates, no hors d'oeuvre, no desserts, no coffee) and given their ultra-high aspirations: a clear disappointment.

  • Visited May 2013
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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A curious Indian steakhouse combination”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

I travel to frankfurt about once a year and this was my 4th visit to this establishment. It continues to maintain its very high standards in food and service. The food is hearty with generous portions and the appetizers do have some interesting combo's like steak and tuna tartar with and indian colonial twist. The decor is warm and has a study room feel in an old colonial mansion. It is located near the opera house within walking distance from all hotels in the center. While the food is not Michelin star material, It is a great place to have a casual dinner in a good ambiance.

  • Visited May 2013
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Pristina, Kosovo
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Stylish restaurant, unfriendly personnel”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

We've been to this place to celebrate our anniversary. Right after we stepped in, the waiters were all over us pushing us to order. No welcome, good to have you, take a seat etc. felt kind of like a fast food place. To be fair, we really enjoyed the food. However, that should be expected considering the high price tags. Lastly, not leaving a tip for lousy service is apparently not appreciated either. I've felt the attitude of the waiter.

Visited May 2013
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Ferney-Voltaire, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Top Indian resturant”
Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

It is one of best Indian restaurants in Frankfurt to Indian & steak, very good place, during our stay we went several times as they have a good verity of food

  • Visited May 2012
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Maybe buy a used sports car....it'll be cheaper!”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

The Ivory Club in conveniently located in the centre of Frankfurt not far from the Opera House with the entrance door decorated by a couple of large tusks. We arrived about 7.20pm and although there were on occasions more than 5 members of staff behind the bar we were studiously ignored and clearly an inconvenience to their working day. After about 10 minutes they finally decided we had waited for their attention long enough and served us.

Not a good start.

Still, we had wonderful evening to enjoy in the colonial style restaurant which really did set the scene of past days.

The menu is varied and the tandoori mixed grill is definitely recommended, but the prices for both the food and wine are simply eye watering.

I can honestly say I enjoyed the food, the restaurant service was prompt and discrete and there wasn't an empty seat in the place, so they must be doing something right.

Would I go again? Absolutely not, I would rather go to a moderately priced restaurant and buy and secondhand sports car with the difference!

  • Visited April 2013
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