A West End long-termer, it’s where British celebrities (Look! Hugh Grant! Ooh! Simon Cowell!) have come to be seen while dining in its wood-paneled, mullion-windowed halls, which have been serving for nearly a century. “The Ivy is like a safari park in which the rare and exotic creatures are nurtured,” wrote the Guardian. A 2015 renovation auctioned off old artwork, cutlery, and linens and shook up the look with new Brit art from the likes of Damien Hirst and new fare (barbecued squid salad, Togarashi popcorn rock shrimp with kewpie mayonnaise) set alongside Ivy classics like its famous hamburger and Shepherd’s Pie. Despite the modernization, they didn’t mess with the restaurant’s enduring sophistication.