This place is the new chic on the Abuja scene and its hidden enough just the way Abuja folks like it. Was there last weekend for a friends birthday, Had a Great time! Going back this weekend for sure
Last week, My family and I went out for a birthday dinner celebration. We decided on Ivory Room because we had heard some great reviews and it was a relatively new place in town. Located at the top floor of the Ivory Place Furniture building in Wuse II, The Ivory Room leaves you speechless upon entry..Its not a huge space but its just enough for an intimate dinner or a nice night out with your friends. The decor is classy and the wait staff are nice and welcoming.
There were about 20 of us and we were immediately seated and served our drinks, it was buffet arrangement so the first course meal of hors d”oeuvres or as we say in Nigeria “small chops” was served.
The small chops were very good, i was particularly excited about the peanut ginger sauce, it gave each piece some extra flavor, however it seemed some of the beef samosas were spoilt and when we brought it to the attention of the waitress she apologized and stated that the order was made today and delivered to the restaurant (So they were not made in their kitchen). Aside from that…i went back for seconds for everything else.
Then the main course was served, there was a variety of pasta, rice and seasoned vegetables so I just picked a couple of things even though I was already full from all the wine and small chops.
The food was quite good, I think i was most impressed with the Alfredo pasta, it was delicious and very well seasoned. The grilled chicken tasted good on the surface but once i ate the skin, i was done with it..the seasoning didn’t quite penetrate and perhaps the huge size did not help either.
The final course was a chocolate chip brownie sundae. I was not too impressed with the sundae, the brownie was a bit hard and unlike the soft gooey brownies I am used to that melt in your mouth. Perhaps they forgot to put it in the microwave before placing the icecream on it.
Overall, the food was pretty decent..i would go back again just to try that alfredo pasta and perhaps a different dessert. The service was impeccable though and the ambience was great. Here is a sample page from the menu..it is quite pricey but a splurge once in a while never hurt right? lol